Building Blog Alliances

Building Alliances and Friendships

…takes  time, effort and patience online… just like offline relationships.

Bloggers are a very friendly group of people.  They want their articles to be read, after spending a long time researching, writing, them and publishing them on their blogs. They want people to comment and share their work.

Allianced & Friendships with bloggers

So,  they tend to be an optimistic and upbeat type of person.  Someone who complains all the time or is hypercritical doesn’t seem to do well in blogging.

Just starting a blog online, there is so much to learn
A business blogging plan will be unique to you and unlike anyone else’s.  Let your blog be the place where the world will come to meet you and get to know your passions as well as your unique style. After getting to know like and trust you, buy from you. Your blog can create ravings fans, and it can be a very impressive tool that brands your own particular style of blogging.

Let your blog be the place where the world will come to meet you and get to know your passions as well as your unique style. After getting to know you they like and trust you.  Then they are ready to buy from you. Your blog can create ravings fans, and it can be a very impressive tool that brands your own particular style of blogging.

Blogging takes skill. That means, the more you do it, without giving up, the better blogger you will become. I think it’s very important to have realistic expectations so that you have a clear understanding right from the beginning. What is it that you want to accomplish? Having people help you do this is all part of the plan.

As a blogger, I do try and be honest when dealing with people related to my business. Telling it like it is without all the hype.  I try and give honest value to my readers. One of my friends is a professional blogger, in that she makes a living from her blog. We have become friends in PAC, Power Affiliate Club over the past three years. I read practically everything she writes. She also does Facebook live videos and videos on Youtube. A very busy blogger and I like her personally as well. Some people you just love, she is one of them.

She shared a Janis Joplin video recently and I just loved it. I thanked her for it and shared it with my Facebook friends.  I put the video on one of my facebook pages   How wonderful that we both love this wonderful singer. She also has shared my articles as well. Recently on LinkedIn and  I was very surprised to see my article that she had shared there. I thanked her for the post of course. We have developed a relationship apart but also including our work with blogging.  One of her best articles that I liked is here   If you haven’t guessed by now its Donna Merrill.

Dog Lovers

Another woman I have met on FaceBook is another extremely good blogger and I do like her writing.  (She is no longer blogging but we  are still friends.  Adrienne DeCell Smith because of our love of dogs.   <A link to one dog post.

I am always sharing her videos on my dog’s Facebook page. Yes, my dog has a facebook page! I have found that this is a good way to meet people who love dogs as much as I do. Something in common to talk about as an icebreaker. ( update: My dog Sam passed away  (18 yrs old) but I keep up his page.)

Ways to Reach People

There are a number of ways to engage with people online. You may talk to someone in a variety of ways, in person – speaking to them on the phone would be an offline communication or online using private messages on Facebook or communicate with your email list who may become friends. More and more video is being used as well. Facebook live is really becoming popular. Video is #1 in communication.

Many other people I have met in the blogosphere….

” (The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community or as a collection of connected communities or as a social networking service in which everyday authors can publish their opinions.)”

Welcome Coordinator

People I have met online have become very good friends.  As a member of PAC  as the welcome coordinator, ( the welcome lady)  I meet all kinds of people from all over the world.  People interested in blogging. Some are new to writing and some are experienced bloggers.  I am very happy to help them enter PAC as the welcome person.

Experienced bloggers know how important it is to connect with other bloggers. You can learn so much from each other’s experiences creating blogs and maintaining them, advertising,  blog problems etc.

I work with the best people in PAC. Our Admin leaders are a constant source of encouragement and support. We all want the same thing,  PAC’s success in the blogging world.  We try and give honesty and value to our members and want the best for them. You can visit the PAC page here to learn more. I will see you there!bg-basics-badge-02

 

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About Kathryn R. Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
A long time blogger with WordPress /domains & hosting. A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google + & Instagram. Affiliate & Network Marketer. Expert Author & Coordinator for the Power Affiliate Club. Also the welcome coordinator for PAC.

 

Comments

  1. Hi Kathryn,
    It does take an element of skill to be a good blogger. I think the most important thing is consistency because, as you rightly say, if you don’t give up, you will be a better blogger moving forward.
    Thanks for a great post.
    Barrie

  2. Hi Kathryn,
    Loved how you singled out people you’ve met online because it shows how connecting with others can impact your life. It’s hard to do it alone. I tried years ago and it was a real struggle. But once you get in a community, you have instant connections you can build better relationships with. Wonderful post Welcome Lady!

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Lesly,
      That’s what happens when you meet other people online. You become friends.
      No one can or should go it alone. Communities are where it’s at online!
      Love being the welcome lady for PAC.

  3. Hi Kathryn

    I love the way you explain the concept of the blogosphere. It is one community that is so interesting.

    Lesly just rocks and she is just an inspiration. I am so happy to meet her.

    There is Adrienne who is awesome and I do know of her dog who is just cute.

    Then I am so glad to know you especially I am so surprised that you are introvert too and your blog is a source of cool information.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Take Care

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi ikechi,
      Lesly does indeed rock facebook. I was very glad to meet her too!
      Until I did I was just wandering in the blogosphere, here and there.
      Adrienne phoned me early on, and I had know idea of who she was, such
      a warm and lovely lady. Love her dog!
      I am so glad that you will be joining us with the DO IT campaign. Should
      be fun!

  4. Not giving up is the key! I had a few blogs that bit the dust when I started out because I lost interest and was inpatient regarding driving traffic. What I did learn that was correct I wasn’t diligent about completing those task. Some how blogging stuck to my skin and I gave it a shot again and haven’t looked back. I love it. Thanks for this post Kathryn and for your warm welcome to PAC.

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hello Lydia,
      Nice to see you visiting my blog! I believe it is the first time too.
      You do learn from hard knocks in life, and that does include blogs.
      Glad you gave it a shot again. You are very welcome for the welcome. lol
      For those that don’t know I am the welcome lady for PAC. Love it!
      Thanks for visiting , do come back!

  5. Hi,
    Loved the post and yes I totally agree with you.
    Blogging takes time and dedication!
    People are always asking How Long Will It Take to See Results From Blogging?
    And they are just worrying too much about that stuff…and finding shortcuts… I thinks thats why half of us quit!

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Andy,
      Nice to see you here again. Blogging is not for everyone I think. By nature a blogger has to be patient as you do not see instant results from your blog. Over time you see a select group of people who comment on your work. In time they become your faving fans and are in your email list and that is how you start to make money with your own products or as an affiliate. There are no short cuts.
      Thanks for your comments.

  6. Hey Kathryn 🙂
    Great post! Building those blog alliances are so important and having a community like PAC makes it so easy and fun 🙂

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hey Joan,
      Joan and I work together on PAC so we know what wonderful people make up PAC.
      We love the PAC Community and especially the head of PAC Lesly Federici!
      Right Joan?

  7. kathrynruth says:

    Hi Ed,
    Thank you so much. It is always so nice to be appreciated! I to have met many wonderful people who just happened
    to be bloggers. You do get to know people thru blogging, and I have met some really nice people that way. I enjoy
    working for PAC. So many talented people, of which you are one Ed!
    Thanks for your comments.

  8. Hello Kathryn,
    You are such an inspiration my friend! I am so happy to have met you through PAC!! Yes Lesly has done an Amazing Job with this huh?

    Thanks for sharing,
    Chery :))

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Chery,
      Yes she certainly has. I learn something every day from Lesly.
      Thanks so much Chery for the kind words.

  9. Kathryn, it has been my pleasure to get to know you through PAC and more specifically through the Just Do It Workshop. I appreciate you and all that you do.

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Elise, Very nice getting to know you too in the Do It Workshop.
      We have been in quite a few hangouts together and getting familiar
      with the people in the group is a treat. Making friends thru PAC
      is where it’s at.

  10. Connecting online seems so easy but it takes a special kind of person really to connect in the right way. I find most of PAC members those special kind of people, and it’s a lovely place to be.

    Enjoy the journey!

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Mandy,
      Yes we do have special people at PAC and I agree it’s a lovely place to be.
      Thanks for your comments Mandy. Would love to see you do another challenge for PAC.

  11. Hello Kathryn,

    Im not sure how I just came across your blog, but I love it and I miss the community if blogging since Adrienne stopped her blog. I see you mention her here.
    So Ill be back and yes bloggers are very friendly people who want to share what they do.

    Thankyou Kathryn

    Di

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Di,
      I wonder how you did find me now. No matter Thanks for your comments.
      If you are missing a blogging community do try mine, PAC Power Affiliate Group
      on Facebook. We just passed our 200th member. I am the welcome lady there.
      A very friendly group of bloggers. Do visit me again.

  12. PAC is my favorite blogging community and it’s going from strength to strenth. I always feel welcome among the members and there are so many ways to help you grow your blog and social media followers.

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Sue,
      It’s my favorite blogging community as well. We do want our members to feel at home with PAC.
      Help to grow your blogs is what PAC is all about. Thanks for your kind words. Appreciate you!

  13. Kathryn, building alliances with other bloggers is important! We support each other. We encourage each other. We refer other business professionals (including graphic designers, website designers, social media and virtual assistants, marketing agents, publishers, book cover designers). We help each other out. I agree we (for the most part) are a friendly bunch! Lovely post! ~Adrienne

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hey Adrienne!
      That is a well-written comment my friend. We do try to be a friendly bunch!
      Thanks for your comment on building blog alliances.

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