This weekend I’m participating in the Biannual Blogathon Bash which is a twice yearly blogging marathon bash. This is part of the mini-challenges they have available to work on for the weekend June 22-25th. Anyone can partake, but entering the bash means more opportunities to win prizes.
The blogathon takes place from June 22nd through June 25th. If you are apart of the bash please do not participate until the blogathon begins on June 22nd. Also, don’t forget to follow along on twitter #blogathon2
Where Do You Find Blogger Support?
I know blogging can feel pretty overwhelming at times, how do you find the time to write? How do you come up with content to write, and last but not least, how do you find answers to the questions you have when it comes to blogging?
This is why it’s so important to know where to go for blogger support. I have been very fortunate in my short blogging life to find incredible support from a variety of women and organizations, and now I want to share some of these strategies with you.
First off, I absolutely love this site. This is information central for all of your blogging needs. They have discussions forums in which other bloggers sound off on important topics to them, they feature bloggers Monday through Friday in which you can meet and interact with other bloggers, and one day, have a featured day yourself. The thing is, it brings bloggers together, and therefore, brings on a ton of support in the process.
2) Join a Collective
There are some pretty amazing blog networks and collectives out there. Through these collectives they offer a variety of support for bloggers, and also amazing opportunities that come your way.
They are amazing, but with this collective you have to apply, and this means, being a solid blogger for at least 6 months or more. But once you apply weekly opportunities come your way for being a blogger, and you then apply for these opportunities. From what I have seen, these ladies have done some pretty amazing work.
SheSpeaks is a community that inspires women to share, discover, and interact with new products. You can share what you know, what you’ve tried, and there are different opportunities and campaigns that come out that you can periodically be apart of.
c) Mom Groups
There are a variety of different mom networks around the blogosphere. Do your research, and find a couple. I’d give off some names, however, I am not actually a mom myself
d) Latina Lifestyle Bloggers
If you’re latina, a great resource is the Latina Lifestyle Collective. For more information please make sure to check out their website here
3) Join a local blogging community
I’ve been very fortunate in my blogging life to run across SoCal Lady Bloggers! This is a community based out of Southern California that has brought almost 200 women bloggers together. We are supportive of one another, and this is a good place to go if you have a blogging question or concern or even an opportunity you’d like to promote with others. Do you know if your community has a local blogging group? If so, it’s a great place to start in finding support.
I absolutely love Club-Content! Club-Content is a community of bloggers that helps to achieve better content within your blog, and it helps to network you with other bloggers. For a small annual fee you can participate in different challenges where others will critique your content in an anonymous way. A great way to evaluate your blog and push yourself to keep writing better content.
5) Facebook Groups
By being apart of different facebook groups it helps to get your blog name out there, and you create a support system around your blog. I have joined a few groups where we commit to reading each other’s blogs, sharing each other’s content, and commenting with each other. It is a huge support system, and you run across new blogs all the time, but you also get to know each other.
So, My Mini-Challenge to you for this lovely BiAnnual Blogathon is this:
1) Join a new community you haven’t joined before
2) Apply for a new Blogging Network or Collective
3) Find your local blogging group, or CREATE one of your own.
Leave me a comment below showcasing what you have done, or leave some suggestions in how you have found blogging support of your own.
Happy Blogathon! =)