God created us for fellowship, not isolation. This is true for those of us blogging in the global community. At its best, the blogosphere is a place for fellowship. At its worst, it can be a harbinger for discord, division, and disunity.
I recommend that if you want to grow your blog and develop your blogging skills that you immerse yourself in the community that the blogosphere provides. It can be a genuine place for healthy fellowship.
How do you immerse yourself in the blogosphere?
It’s pretty simple actually. Let’s say a reader comments on your blog. What do you do? You reply. But don’t stop there. Go visit their blog and read some of their posts. If possible, comment on one of their posts.
When I get a new follower, I write a note to myself to remind me to go visit their blog, if I don’t do it right then and there. Perhaps, I follow them in return. I at least browse through their posts and like any post that appeals to me or aligns with my niche.
Another way to get immersed is to connect with bloggers in real time leveraging Zoom or FaceTime. I did this just this very afternoon with fellow blogger David Duncan, who blogs at David’s Daily Dose. If they are local, you might even meet them for coffee.
One area I’m working on, like guest preaching (have Bible will travel), is guest posting. Giving each other space on our blogs can also lead to greater community and encourage collaboration.
These are just a few ways to immerse yourself in the blogosphere and take advantage of the community of fellowship that awaits you.
The Devotional Guy™
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