Nurturing relationships with other bloggers within your niche is still one of the best ways to grow a blog.
Just think of the options you have available once you begin to network with fellow bloggers: guest posting, interviews, collaborations, giveaways, selling a digital product together…
But… how do you build relationships with other bloggers?
Well, here are a few pointers that will help you connect with people in an online environment.
1. Offer value.
This is such a cliche, right?
But the bitter truth is that most bloggers, especially those who are just starting out, operate out of this scarcity mindset. They’re all “me, me, me” and they approach each interaction as a way to mention, beg, or somehow persuade others to read their blogs.
Don’t do that.
First of all… give something, whether it’s a genuine compliment, or a personal story, or an opinion.
Always ask yourself, “what am I giving them?” whenever you interact with other bloggers, either through comments, emails, and, most importantly, when you’re pitching them.
Always open your outreach emails with either a value proposition (what you can do for them) or a compliment of sorts.