It should not come as a surprise when I say to you, “There are bloggers who need a bit of encouragement in order for them to keep on blogging.”
There are those bloggers that feel like giving up; it is as though the blogging process is too much for them to handle; they have to:
- Brainstorm ideas for blog posts in their free time.
- Compose draft copies of their blog posts.
- Polish those draft copies of their blog posts.
- Figure out the days and the times that they would like to publish those blog posts of theirs.
- Figure out whether or not to share the links to their blog posts via their social media accounts.
On a much more positive note, personal bloggers may not go through the trouble of doing all of those things, but professional bloggers have made it a priority to carry out all of the things that were mentioned above.
Bloggers do devote a lot of their time and effort in the area of creating content for their blogs.
Believe it or not, there are bloggers who spend at least three hours refining their blog posts and when those blog posts of theirs do not attract the number of incoming views that they would like them to get, they become dejected.
Also, the last thing that any blogger wants is to feel that they are wasting their time blogging (And this, my friend, is where encouragement comes in).
Look For Bloggers To Support
The blogosphere can be a lonely place for a blogger (Especially when they have just started a blog of their own).
To let them know that they are not alone, I would read their blog post, leave a valuable comment in their blog’s comments section and press the Like button if I genuinely liked what they posted.
A person can find bloggers to support via:
- The WordPress Reader
- Facebook Groups
- Blog Directories
- Search Engines
- Viral Content Bee
To be quite honest with you, there are bloggers who can do well on their own; they are the type of people who:
- Will continue to blog in spite of receiving little or no incoming views to their blog.
- Will continue to blog in spite of people not sharing the links to their blog posts on their social media accounts.
- Will continue to blog in spite of not receiving any comments in their blog’s comments section.
From a factual point of view, there are bloggers who thrive better with human interaction and there are bloggers who can do well without the support of others.
Since my approach to blogging involves being kind, caring and supportive to other bloggers, I would put aside some time to visit blogs from my fellow bloggers.
Do Not Hesitate To Wish Them A Happy Blogging Anniversary (Optional)
If you have ever explored the WordPress Reader, you would have come across a blogger who is deeply excited about their blog’s anniversary.
Whenever I come across those types of blog posts, I would wish the blogger all the best; for example, if it is the blogger’s third blogging anniversary, I would say to them, “A happy third blogging anniversary to you and may your blog be around many years into the future.”
Bloggers like it when you acknowledge them.
And, another thing to consider is that there are lots of blogs that never made it to their first blogging anniversary (Those bloggers abandoned their blogs in the early stages of their blog’s development).
So, I am genuinely happy for bloggers who stuck around long enough to experience a blogging anniversary of their own.
Create A Blogging Prompt (Optional)
Those of us who have been blogging on WordPress for quite a while are familiar with blogging prompts; they can be based on anything; such as:
- Writing a blog post that is based on questions that the host of the blogging prompt asked.
- Writing a blog post that circulates around a particular word.
- Writing a blog post that pertained to what came to your mind when the host of the blogging prompt showed you a particular photo (Yes, there are actually blogging prompts like that).
Blogging prompts are a wonderful way to get bloggers in the habit of creating content for their blogs (And, there are numerous people that are open to the idea of participating in blogging prompts).
Convince A Talented Person To Blog (Optional)
We all know someone who is talented; that person could be:
- Our friend.
- Our son.
- Our daughter.
- Our nephew.
- Our niece.
- Our grandson.
- Our granddaughter.
For example, if they are great at taking photos, you could say to them, “The photographs that you take are magnificent. Have you ever thought about starting a photography blog on WordPress?”
If they are interested in the idea of starting a photography blog and they actually create a photography blog on WordPress and publish their photographs via their blog posts, you would have done your part in encouraging someone to blog.
Fill Your Blog With Amazing Content
Believe it or not, filling your blog with amazing content can inspire a person to start a blog of their own.
Many years ago, I saw a blog post online and I said to myself, “I can do that!”
So, never underestimate the effect that amazing content can have on a person.
Your blog posts could actually fuel someone’s desire to create a blog of their own (In that case, you would be encouraging them to blog indirectly).
As you have learned, encouraging others to blog is not all that hard to do; it can be accomplished by:
- Looking for bloggers to support.
- Not hesitating to wish a fellow blogger, “A happy blogging anniversary to you!”
- Creating a blogging prompt.
- Convincing a talented person to start a blog of their own.
- Filling your blog with amazing content.
Would you ever think of encouraging anyone to blog?
And, have you encouraged people to blog?
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Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you here on Renard’s World in the near future.