8 Ways to Support the Blogs You Love to Read

8 Ways to Support the Blogs You Love to Read ~ MommyTalkShow.com

First of all, thanks for tuning and watching MommyTalkShow.com. There are so many distractions and places online where you can spend your time. That’s what inspired this topic because it’s quite competitive in the blogosphere. Consider the blogs you love to read and use some of these recommendations to help them reach a bigger audience, have better relationships with brands and make more money through sponsorships.

1. Become a Facebook fan. Every blogger I know has a Facebook page they use to update fans on their new posts, interact and chat with. The number of Facebook fans/likes a blogger has is influential on how they’re viewed by public relations representatives and marketers. You may have noticed that your favorite fan pages don’t always appear in your news feed. I shared with the Mommy Talk Show Facebook fans a video that explains how you can make sure you get an alert any time I share a new talk show topic, product review or giveaway.

2. Share the blog posts. Nothing helps an interesting or informative blog post go viral like a share on social media. Most blogs have buttons you’ll see on the bottom of a post that gives you a way to share it on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We can even track how many people share our content and man does it feel good to see you work spread to a wider audience.

In fact, you can easily share this post on Twitter:

— Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) February 21, 2014

 

3. Subscribe. Did you know that you can sign up to get your favorite blog’s updates sent to you via e-mail?  There’s usually a button on the right side that yells SUBSCRIBE or get DAILY UPDATES. I send out a daily feed via e-mail, along with a bi-monthly e-newsletter. You’d be amazed at how much this type of influence means to brands and PR representatives. Quite often, then ask how many subscribers a blog has!

Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms4. Buy their products. Almost all of the bloggers I support have a product, service or e-book to sell. My e-book, Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms, features interviews with successful mompreneurs. It’s also on sale for $6 through February 28, 2014 before I move all the sales to Amazon.

Danyelle Little of TheCubicleChick.com has written several e-books including her latest free download, Shine: 10 Tips for Effective Work-Life Balance.

Bernetta Style rocks natural hair, so she created her signature Soft Butter for skin and hair. Busy mom of six children,

Tiffany Wong of Real Mom Talk, share her expertise on cooking affordable meals in $5.00 Dinners Cookbook. Tiffany was also a guest on my webcasts, E-book Author Moms.

5. Tell a brand you heard about them on a blog. We are considered influencers because people learn from us and often take an action based on what we share. My friend, Nailah,  told me she rented the Bisell Deep Green Machine after she read about my review. My other friend, Nicole from MomsGo2.com, bought the 2014 Kia Sportage after she watched my video reviews on the vehicle’s safety features. It’s wonderful to hear from your friends, but it goes even further if you mention to a sales rep or on a brand’s Facebook page that you heard about them on a blog and it influenced you to buy!

6. Attend their events (in-person and online). Bloggers have a life outside of sitting behind our computer screens. We create events and are hired to co-host. For instance, I’m hired by local businesses to bring the Mommy Talk Show audience to their store, play space or class. Having your support in person goes a long way.

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com have expanded their e-books and documentaries to include hosting a 2014 marriage cruise in July.

8 Ways To Support the Blogs You Love to Read ~ MommyTalkShow.com

One of the online events I’ve been hosting more frequently this year are Twitter parties, so I’d love for you to take part and tweet with me. I’ve even established a Twitter Party Calendar for my events and ones for my blogging colleagues.

7. Sponsor. Buy a banner ad, hire a blogger as a consultant, book a blogger to speak to your group or organization, take their class/webinar. I love to hear it when people recommend me for video work, including videos for Atlanta-area schools.

8. Comment. Whether you agree or disagree with a blogger’s view, it only take a few minutes to leave a comment. Our egos need to know you’re here ;) If I missed anything in my list, comment below! Have you supported a blog you love in another way?

About joycebrewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show.
Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA.
Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

Comments

  1. The Cubicle Chick
    Twitter: TheCubicleChick
    says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for including me in this great piece! The blogging community is one that is very competitive, but it also one that assists and helps one another. I think it is most important to pay it forward with support. I will be sharing this post, as you gave some excellent tips on how to support. Thank you!
    The Cubicle Chick recently posted..Oops! How to Correct Mistakes In Your Small Business

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  2. Thanks for sharing this, I love supporting other bloggers, but just by a random comment but a honest, sincere comment and then I always follow as well
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  3. Great tips, i love Twitter parties – you get to know other bloggers and nice changes to win great prizes!
    Mama to 5 BLessings recently posted..Teaching Kids How To Use Mixed Media to Incorporate Into Masterpieces (Learn & Link WITH LINKY)

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  4. Great tips Joyce and as a subscriber to my Facebook page I greatly appreciate the likes and comments you leave me.

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    Joyce Reply:

    You got it. We’ve got to support each other!

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  5. Andrea Kruse
    Twitter: notimeMom
    says:

    Thanks for posting this. #8 is my favorite, by the way. Seems like the more I write, the less interaction there is with my readers this past year. People are still reading my blog (I see the pageviews are growing) but it is nice to remind folks that unlike magazines or the TV, bloggers thrive on community and feedback. Thank you!

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  6. AMEN! This is such a great article, I wish all of our readers would do these things. It can be so disheartening when it feels like no one cares!
    Jennifer @TheRebelChick recently posted..The Jungle Book Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

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  7. Great info! I totally agree with you esp. Telling the brand you read info on someone’s blog.

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  8. Nicole Powers says:

    I support blogs by being a facebook fan. Also sharing the articles via pinetrest and Facebook.

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  9. Sandra VanHoey says:

    I follow many bloggers and love reading the emails I receive. I have gotten such great recipes, coupons, been aware of sales I didn’t know was happening, seen some of the greatest pictures and just love you bloggers

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  10. These are great tips. Thank you for sharing.
    Yadira recently posted..Como maquillarse para una entrevista de trabajo

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  11. YVONNE WOODSTOCK says:

    Thanks for the tips, There are so many blogs I love and appreciate! I do follow my favorites on social networks, I do subscribe to their email newsletters and open to at least skim each one daily (and that is a LOT of them!) I follow the sponsors of giveaways on their blogs too. I leave comments, I enter every giveaway that is a prize I really care about for myself or one of my loved ones. I often share and post links to the giveaways on my social networks, like fb and twitter and pinterest and google +. I follow the blogs in a variety of ways.
    And if I win a prize I always make sure to send an extra nice thank you note to the blogger after I’m sent my congratulations email and let them know that I will also publicly thank both the blogger and the sponsor of the prize on FB and on Twitter, tagging each of them on both as well as linking my followers to the blog giveaway that I won to get extra attention and perhaps new blog followers in the process to help show my appreciation.
    : D
    I figure that is the least I can do. : )

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  12. Thank you for posting this, love all the information! I support Fb pages and comment on blogs as well, I love reading fresh and useful content such as yours!
    Claudia Krusch recently posted..Five Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy And Happy This Winter

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  13. Katherine G
    Twitter: KGLalalandmommy
    says:

    This is a great post!! I am always looking for ways to help my fellow bloggers and find ways to get my readers to help me.
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  14. ashley cossette says:

    I love supporting bloggers, especially ones that I can relate to so much. I love interacting with the bloggers, most people don’t realize how much time people put into their work (blogs) and I love to let them know how appreciative I am. I’ve gotten so much out of reading blogs, I love to let them know they’re loved :)

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  15. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I really enjoy reading blogs, the reviews are so helpful and influence me to buy or not buy a certain product. I always subscribe via email, follow on facebook and try to comment as much as possible to help support blogs I love to read! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Donna Cheatle says:

    I always try to interact in one way or another with my favorite blogs. I like or comment on facebook, tweet, retweet, repin on Pinterest, enter their giveaways, follow in more than one way, such as email or G+. It’s so important to have that interaction!

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  17. My favorite way to support blogs I enjoy is email subscribing so I don’t miss stuff. I always FB like but I don’t really use FB at all so email works best for me! I also like randomly commenting when something interests me….

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