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5 Ways To Make The Blogosphere A Better Place

5 Ways To Make The Blogosphere A Better Place

Where the blogosphere is concerned, there is always room for improvement.

Now, do not get me wrong; I am in no way insinuating that the blogosphere is a horrible place.

I am boldly stating that we can add our regular dose of beauty to the rest of the beauty that already exists in the blogosphere (Thus making the blogosphere an even more beautiful place to be).

So, without further ado, I am going to tell you how you can do your part in making the blogosphere a much better place.

1.) Encourage Other Bloggers To Continue Blogging

There are those moments when a blogger might feel like giving up on their blog (Dear friend, you can prevent that from happening by encouraging them to keep on blogging).

How do you encourage someone to keep on blogging?

You can encourage someone to keep on blogging by:

  • Wishing them a happy blogging anniversary in the comments thread of their blog whenever they announce to their fellow bloggers (via a blog post of theirs) that it is their blogging anniversary.
  • Reading their blog posts, leaving valuable comments and pressing the Like button after you have thoroughly read their blog posts.
  • Participating in their blogging prompts.
  • Presenting them with a solution to a problem that they are experiencing via their blog’s comments thread if they presented their problem to others via a blog post of theirs.

Encouraging other bloggers to blog is simple; it does not require the implementation of rocket science in order for you to do so.

2.) Become A Highly Valuable Asset

Any blogger can become a highly valuable asset by:

  • Publishing specific blog posts that help people to solve specific problems.
  • Publishing blog posts that are educational.
  • Publishing blog posts that are entertaining.
  • Being helpful to the commenters in their blog’s comments thread.

Think of it as being of service to the people within your blogging community.

3.) Create A Safe Space Where All Bloggers Can Interact With Each Other Without The Fear Of Being Bullied By Another Blogger

Dear friend, the safe space that I am referring to is your blog’s very own comments thread.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that people want to feel safe whenever they leave a comment in your blog’s comments thread. They do not want to be bullied by another commenter because their point of view happens to be different than the point of view of the person who is doing the bullying.

In my case, I created a Commenting Policy page for Renard’s World; which lets everyone know the dos and the don’ts where comments are concerned.

Anyone who violates my blog’s Commenting Policy will undergo one of the following treatments:

  • Be warned in a polite manner and would be reminded of my blog’s Commenting Policy.
  • Have their comment edited.
  • Have their comment deleted.

As a matter of fact, you can do the same thing or something similar with your blog.

I guarantee you that if you create a safe space (via your blog’s comments thread) for all those people who comment on your blog, you will be respected by your blogging peers and your blog posts will receive more comments because the commenters know that the owner of the blog has their best interest at heart.

4.) Do A Tribute To One Of Your Favourite Bloggers

It does not hurt at all to do a tribute to one of your favourite bloggers.

You can write a blog post that highlights:

  • What you like about the blogger.
  • Some of their blog posts that you like from the blogger.
  • A bit of the blogger’s online history; for example, how long they have been blogging on WordPress and which blogging platform they were on before they joined WordPress.

People love reading tributes that pertain to bloggers.

And, it also helps in making the blogosphere a much better place.

5.) Let Others Know About The Wonderful Things That Are Happening In The World

We can all contribute to the making of a better blogosphere by letting our readers know the wonderful things that are happening in the world.

It is easy for one to view the negativity that is currently taking place around the world (That is only convenient or appropriate if your blog is based on current affairs).

The truth is that positive things are also taking place in the world (It is quite unfortunate, that a lot of those things are not brought to our attention).

We can spread the positively by:

  • Blogging about the wonderful things that are happening in our community.
  • Blogging about the wonderful things that are happening in our own country.
  • Blogging about solutions that can aid in acquiring a higher standard of living for all.

If you make a conscientious effort to see the wonderful things that are happening wherever you are, you will notice them (Think of it as retraining your mind to see the beauty that is all around you).

Do keep in mind, that the mainstream media has gone out of their way to highlight everything negative that is happening in the world.

As a blogger who wants to make the blogosphere a better place, you can counteract the negativity by publishing all the positive and wonderful things that you have encountered via your blog.

Final Thoughts

Bloggers can make the blogosphere a better place by:

  • Encouraging other bloggers to continue blogging.
  • Becoming a highly valuable asset.
  • Creating a safe space where all bloggers can interact with each other without the fear of being bullied by another blogger.
  • Doing a tribute to one of their favourite bloggers.
  • Letting others know about the wonderful things that are happening in the world via their blog posts.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you here once again at Renard’s World.


81 thoughts on “5 Ways To Make The Blogosphere A Better Place

  1. Have their comment deleted. Taking that idea one step further, if someone leaves a comment that doesn’t add anything to the conversation, that is only to try to get attention for themself, I delete them. I appreciate that you joined in, but you gotta demonstrate that you’re interested, not try to sell me on the idea that you’re interesting. Just saying…

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  2. I love the idea of putting some good back into the world and into people’s minds. I have read posts I didn’t agree with before and I typically just give them a thumbs up and tell them to continue onward! We’re not all going to agree and that’s okay. It’s what makes us human

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  3. Sadly, there is bullying in the blogosphere. For a long time, I thought it was a safe space, but I have had a couple rather catty encounters with female bloggers, specifically. Why female? I have no idea. Blogging has become less fun d/t bullying and passive aggressiveness. 😦

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  4. Another amazing post as always…
    Definitely encouragement is very important not just for you but for all the bloggers bc whenever we feel like giving up their comments and like or follow encourages to keep writing and sharing more…
    Bullying or sending hate comments is totally wrong I never experienced it hopefully but my one of friend suffered it a little bit…
    Overall WP is a great platform.
    Thanks for sharing all the information.

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  5. I like the point you made about sharing positive news. People naturally tend to like to spread negative news like fire. For example, when someone died you would hear the news everywhere but when someone celebrates good things like a wedding, birthday, graduation, new car, or a new house, the news does not go around that much as sad news. Why? Anyway, thanks for the positive vibes πŸ™‚

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  6. Thank you Renard, appreciate all you do to make the blogosphere a positive place! Your posts and your encouragement have kept me inspired and going. Take care!

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  7. Echoing everyone’s comments, you are making a difference. I’m glad I discovered your blog Renard. As I’m new I did turn on the comments screening to my blog, but might change that. I do like the idea of your acceptable behaviour statement. Regrettably there are bullies everywhere, and I agree, we need to make it clear that such behaviour is unacceptable. I hate bullies!
    Sorry I fear I started ranting

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    1. I follow cats, poets and writers, and music on Twitter and have never been bullied. Twitter is okay unless you get involved in politics and other volatile topics. Twitter is a great tool for promoting others, IMO.

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        1. I agree! WordPress is a step above social media and doesn’t seem to attract as many trolls. I only use my Twitter account for sharing and don’t get involved in conversations, and have been lucky thus far. I report and block anything not to my liking.

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  8. Such an excellent post, Renard. Encouraging each other is what makes the blogosphere a wonderful place to be. I’ve never been bullied on social media and if I am I will ignore it. I’ve had links left in my the comment section of my blog that does not pertain to the particular post and I delete them. I like the idea of your Commenting Page.

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  9. Hey there! Blogging without bullies and hate speech makers would really make the blogosphere best place to work in. Moreover, I love your point on how to be a valuable blogging asset! πŸ™πŸ™Œ

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  10. Wow, this is really amazing.
    I’m really fascinated at one of your statement in this post that says, there’s a need to encourage new bloggers. Pls I need your encouragement as I’m stock already. Your comment really matter to me in my post.

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  11. Awesome blog my friend Renard. You have made blogging a piece of cake thanks to this post. Might I add that as a blogger encouraging others to continue blogging is a great way to inspire them because as well all bloggers know it can be daunting to write fresh content that readers will enjoy. Have a great day RenardπŸ™πŸ˜Š

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  12. What a wonderful post! Thank you for sharing. It’s so important to spread kindness and encourage others. After all, would any of us post, I’d there was no one to read our content? πŸ€”

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