I've been blogging since last April and what I've learned is that yeah, it's great getting new followers, or receiving comments on my blog, but it's not as fulfilling if there is no real meaning behind them. So I'd like to focus my efforts on building a solid online community here at One.Eleven. Studio. I want this to be a place where we can have girl talk, a place where we can bounce ideas off of each other, a place where we can share our knowledge with one another, our opinions, tips, and other interests. There are two bloggers that come to mind when I think about people who have built a solid blogging community and that is Elsie's blog A Beautiful Mess and Gussy's blog Gussy Sews. No, I don't want to be like them, and will never try to be like them, but I admire what their blogs have become as well as who they've become as entrepreneurs. So, I've been doing some research on How to Build a Blog Community-- not how to gain followers, or how to get people to comment-- but a true blogging community. Out of all the research that I've done, I felt like these articles were the best at explaining how to do just that. If you are trying to build a solid blogging community, I highly recommend you read these articles. Let me know what you think of the articles!
- 4 Crucial Tips for Creating an Online Community (this is my favorite one)
- 8 Tips for Building Community on your Blog (2nd favorite)