As a blogger its not only important to write, publish and distribute your posts, but also to act and be part of a wider community.
So, what’s one of the best ways to go about doing this?
The simple answer. Blogger chats.
Blogger chats can be a strong tool for any blogger, no matter what it is you write about. It allows you to engage with your audience, build your blogger network and gain some new friends along the way.
They are extremely beneficial and happen more often than you may think and are very easy to join.
Thankfully, Twitter is home to many of these chats, including some of the ones which I get involved with on a weekly basis and maybe ones you could begin to try out in the future. For example: @LbloggersChat, @TeenBloggersGR, @TeacupClub_ and @GRLPOWRCHAT.
But what are the benefits?
There are many benefits to joining in with Blogger Chats, so here are just a few of the most important ones that will hopefully help you to make the right decision, the next time you see one about to start.
Meet Like-minded Bloggers and Influencers
One of my favourite parts of chatting with other bloggers, is the interaction you get with people who share similar interests and a similar thought process to you. Also, just the fact that it is in real time and you are able to talk to other people around the world who love blogging just as much as you do. It’s amazing!
Also, absolutely everyone involved is in the same position, even those who are seen as being ‘bigger’ in their chosen area of blogging, and one thing I have found, is that every last person on these chats are welcoming and just want to help each other. It’s just so incredibly warming to witness and I assure you, you will never feel out of place.
And who knows? These people could very easily end up becoming your life long friends.
Grow Your Presence Online
One thing you are aiming to do, is get your name out there, to grow your online presence. You want people to know that you are there. By this I don’t mean constantly bombarding people with links to your site at every chance you get, but showing people the person you are and let them get to know the real you, the person behind the blog. This in turn helps people to understand what you are about and hopefully then wanting to follow you across the social media platforms and your blog.
Obviously this isn’t the most important thing, but it really helps, especially if this is something you intend to do professionally, and even if not, your blog is your brand, it’s a part of you and deserves to be known.
Again, please don’t just promote, promote, promote. These chats are very subject focused and yes will have moments where you can promote but just don’t go over the top because it’s annoying and not the idea.
Understand Current Trends More
Being a blogger or someone working in social media, means having to constantly move with the trends, but it’s not always easy to do so.
However, being in one of these chats can help you to at least begin to understand them more and begin to get on board with what people are doing or talking about about at the moment.
To do this, don’t just answer the questions in the chat, but also read and engage with the others answering also. You will be opening yourself up to other opinions and thoughts on a subject which you may have not thought about yourself. This could then lead to you having a spark of what could be an interesting blog post idea.
You never know when genius may happen!
There you go! Three impressive reasons why you should be joining in with blogger chats today.
Go ahead. Join in!
Chloe Lauren x