A bloggers community is a community in which bloggers create profiles for both themselves and their blogs, and easily interact with other bloggers and blogs. It is pure social networking but centered around blogs and for bloggers. A few examples of blogger communities include blogcatalog.com, http://blogengage.com/ etc.
Country-specific community for bloggers.
Generally, a blogging community is for bloggers from all over the world, there are the country-specific communities for bloggers.
It is an “Indian Bloggers Community”
One more example for Indian Bloggers:
Though it is not a community, it is a good site to get your blog noticed.
How it is beneficial to participate in blogging community?
- Depending on the functions of a blogging community website, there are several benefits by being an active participant of it.
- These are free to join. Once you create your account, browse through the community website thoroughly and understand how you can use the website to promote your blogs and gain knowledge.
- each of these community posses extraordinary potential to drive traffic, so please spend at least one hour a week. Reciprocate visits, review exchange, and link exchange requests.
- Submitting your blog at blogging communities will get almost near instant visitors and I have used them extensively to build my loyal readers. In addition, your Alexa rank
- As you keep interacting by offering your expertise free of cost or asking questions that you genuinely need answers will make other members of the community to remember your name and that is a big asset for a blogger.
Social networking through Specific group Community:
Social networking by joining specific groups that match your blog’s niche is extremely essential for creating brand awareness in the blogosphere.
We all are actively networking socially offline, in real life by regularly meeting with long time friends, office colleagues and neighborhood people. Similarly, we engage with known people and strangers online through various media such as Facebook, Ello and Google plus.
The internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other internet users to develop friendships and business relationships, too.
Social networking is a place to socialize, share and interact with other people. Most importantly, Social Networking is an effective advertising media and a powerful way to sell your products without any expenses like paper ads, hoardings, and flyers.
Social networking websites bring together a big community of internet users around the world. Depending on the website in question, many of these online community members share a common interest such as business, hobbies, movies, music, religion, travel or politics. Once you are allowed in to join a specific community after your request, you can begin to socialize. This socialization may include reading the profile pages of other members and possibly even contacting them.
This kind of online communication and establishing a business relationship in a matter of minutes without spending a dime was never before possible in the history of mankind. As such, it is more than just a medium for communication; it is a society in its own right.
The friends that you pickup through social networking sites is just one of the many benefits to social networking online. Another one of those benefits include diversity because the internet gives individuals from all around the world access to social networking sites. This means that although you are in India, you could develop an online friendship with someone in Denmark. Not only will you make new friends, but you just might learn a thing or two about new cultures or new languages and learning is always a good thing.
Social networking online involves grouping of specific individuals, interests, city, country or organizations together. While there are a number of social networking websites that focus on particular interests, there are others that do not.
The social networking websites without focusing on any particular field or subject are often referred to as “general” social networking websites and usually have open memberships. This means that anyone can become a member, no matter what their hobbies, beliefs, or views are. However, once you are a member of any online community, you are free to create your own network of friends within that website and discard members that do not fit into your group’s interests or goals.
Do you have a blog that you would like to promote? Consider social networking as an ideal platform to announce yourself and your internet business. If you incorporate social networking and internet participation into your online marketing efforts, you’ll begin to see your profits grow. Just ‘how much’ depends on the amount of time, effort and hard work you’re willing to put into it.
A few social networks you should join:
https://triberr.com/ A superb place for content marketing. It’s a big place with very active bloggers,
http://facebook.com Facebook is a social networking phenomenon that needs no introduction to you. Yes, it’s a phenomenon to have happened for the Internet users.
https://www.bloglovin.com/ It’s been around for long time. Bloggers can find and interact with other bloggers in the niche, showcase each of their inventory and establish a network. There are several functions in the website for building a true bloggers’ community on specific niches.
http://cafemom.com It is a popular global social network for moms community (as well as future moms) for finding new friends and developing friendships as well as searching old friends. Browse the website thoroughly to know how it is going to benefit you as a blogger or a mompreneur. When I read last a few years ago, there were about 35,000 groups on the website dedicated to women of myriad interests and age group that include pregnancy, kitchen recipes, marriage, and relationships, etc
You can create your own blog journals to share your life happenings with other women members, participate in polls, answer surveys, or share pictures with other members. There is a section that displays birthday moms, expecting moms, new arrivals, new members, top contributors, photo of the day, theme of the day, post of the day, and group of the day.
http://www.blogengage.com It’s been running without a break for long and I am a regular member in it. It’s a blogging community where all bloggers can submit their latest blog posts for getting instant visitors. Bloggers love the backlinks they get out of it.
As soon as bloggers submit their latest blog posts in the website, they are sent to the upcoming page where users read and vote up or vote down (thumbs up or thumbs down) on every the submission. When a submitted post receives enough votes they are moved to the home page of BlogEngage.com
http://www.indiblogger.in/ It’s for Indian bloggers and is very popular among the Indian bloggers. The site gives a rank to each of the submitted blog measuring various parameters. Getting a good rank is considered as an award.
Glam is a community for women who have business blogs in fashion, beauty, makeup, vogues and lifestyle. It boasts of over 50 million visitors a month.
Inside the Facebook, there are literally 100s of groups on just about every subject or business. For bloggers, there are numerous groups based:
- Blogging Platforms
- Blogging tools
- Blogging accessories
- Paid blogging opportunities
- Guest blogging offers
- Sponsored blog posts
- Advertisements placing
and many more.
Once you place a request to join a group, your application will get approved or rejected (very rarely) and you will be intimated by the Facebook messaging about the decision. Once you get in, read the ‘info’ section to get to know the purpose of the group, dos and don’ts and post your first introductory post before you start sharing your published blog posts. Do not just dump links and run. It’s not a link dumping yard, Interact with other members, ‘like’ their posts or ‘share’ others’ posts in other Facebook groups on the same topic. Facebook group postings may not get you a truckload of traffic but you will become popular.
Example of two FB groups for bloggers:
You can create your own group and invite your friends to join. If you are a group admin, you should monitor keenly to avoid SPAMMERS to make it their home.
Google plus community:
Similar to Facebook groups, the Google plus offers communities on hundreds and thousands of subjects and topics that a blogger join and be an active participant f the group.
Majority of the G+ community can be joined instantly without waiting for a moderator’s approval. The Google plus communities function like FB groups. You can share text, pictures and videos too, You can also create a community or more communities.
Once inside a community, you share your relevant blog post, ‘+’ others’ posts, ‘share’ others posts on your profile page and also on similar communities in which you are a member.
Example G+ communities:
Blogging community come and go. Make use of them as long as they are alive.