Blogging: A Great Networking Tool
When it comes to blogging, many people do it because it allows them to be creative. Not to mention it can make you some decent money. However, something that is often overlooked with blogging is the ability to network with like minded individuals.
Why Blogging Works?
Blogging makes a great networking tool because it allows you to meet people all over the world. You no longer have to deal specifically with people in your area. I have met people from a lot of different countries that I would have never met had I not started blogging.
Blogging also works because it is a common ground for people. Meeting other bloggers is great because you share similiar goals, work habits, skills, and minds. Regardless of the topic you blog about, meeting others with similiar skills will surely help your own blog.
What You Can Gain From Networking With Bloggers
As you start meeting fellow bloggers, you will quickly see new opportunities arise. I was in shock at the things that started to unfold when I started meeting new people. Before I knew it, I had people asking for guest posts, freelance work, and everything in between.
The best part of all is the ability to swap links, posts, and ideas amongst each other. It also gives you a group of people to ask questions to. Whenever I get stuck on a blogging issue, I always ask my fellow bloggers for advice and tips.
How To Start Networking
The easiest way to start networking with other bloggers is by visiting their blogs. Start leaving comments and before you know it you will be interacting with them. Don’t be afraid to send e-mails to bloggers or message them on various social networks.
I think a lot of people are afraid to contact people when they first start because they are afraid of getting shot down. Don’t feel this way! Go ahead and start contacting people, especially those in your niche. The old saying, it doesn’t hurt to try is completely true in this case.
Have you met a lot of people through blogging?