Blogging Can Be Lonely
Blogging can be kind of a lonely thing. You sit at your computer pouring your heart and soul into your blog…and then get no responses.
When you talk to your husband about it, he just nods his head and smiles…pretending to care, but having no idea what you’re talking about.
Finding a buddy, group or blogging “tribe” can really help you feel connected. It gives you someone to bounce ideas off of and learn from. And more importantly, someone that just “gets it” and understands what you’re talking about and where you’re coming from.
How I Found My Tribe
When I first started to REALLY work on my personal blog, I joined a forum. I sat back for a while and just watched what people were talking about.
Most of it went right over my head. I got the feeling that the majority of those people had been blogging for a while and were NOT in the same space as I was. I didn’t feel comfortable asking some of the more basic questions because I didn’t want them to think I was dumb.
From some of the responses and questions in the forum, I was able to identify a couple of other bloggers (Carrie and Elizabeth) in the forum that seemed to be asking the same questions as I was.
I felt that they would “get” me, so I reached out to them. They both immediately agreed and even though we didn’t know it at the time, The Blogging Bunch was born.
We would go to the forums and then go to our secret FB group and say, “What are they talking about?” And most of the time, one of us would know the answer.
Together we were able to share ideas and tips and grow all three of our blogs as well as this one.
We formed a friendship around our blogs and now work together on The Blogging Bunch to help other new bloggers find their “tribe”.
How You Can Find Yours
We want to give you a safe space to ask those nagging questions that everyone else seems to know the answer to, but still eludes you.
We want to help you meet other bloggers who are at the same level as you and help you find your tribe.
Today I ‘d like you to reach out to at least one other blogger that you feel might be in the same space as you.
If you don’t know who that person might be, join our 31 Days with The Blogging Bunch Facebook group and use us as your bridge between being new to blogging and being ready to join in on some of the bigger forums.
Today is the day your move your blog to the next level.