The Importance of Blogging Relationships, Even as an Introvert: Building blog relationships was and IS vital in growing my blog and I’m sharing how I build them, even in my yoga pants at home!
Hey introvert… so good to see you here!
Not an introvert? That’s totally ok. You can keep reading because the tips I give in the video on building blogger relationships are critical for you too. I just call out introverts, because I’ve found that so many of us have found joy in blogging because we can communicate and be social, all while sitting in our yoga pants, on the couch, alone, and only when we want to.
Being Social? I’m Doomed.
If you become super terrified when you hear someone say that it’s important to build relationships in the blogging world, then this video and blog post is for you. I was once, and still am, an introvert…
I mean for real, does THIS look like an extrovert to you?
Early on in blogging, I’d sit and listen to podcasts, watch blogging how-to videos, and over and over I’d hear extroverts say “Get out there, build those relationships. Go to conferences, meet another blogger for lunch, attend networking events, etc.”
I thought I was doomed, and panicked, thinking I’d never grow as a blogger if I didn’t get out there and be social. So, I sucked it up, scheduled lunch with other local bloggers, bought tickets to conferences all the way across the country, and dealt with my anxiety with faking inside that I was an extrovert. But, I quickly learned that faking being an extrovert wasn’t for me. There HAD to be a better way to build relationships, without leaving my house. Because really, there was nothing more I loved, than sitting behind my computer and communicating with others, only when I “felt like it”.
“Wait A Minute… I Can Network From Behind My Computer?”
A couple of years in, I finally realized that I could build relationships in the blogging world, all while staying true to myself as an introvert, and it was as if the clouds parted and the heavens opened up.
Now I will say that through the years, I’ve actually changed on the introvert/extrovert scale, (there’s nothing more that I’d love right now than to get together with some gal pals I’ve never met for a weekend retreat at the beach for some much-needed girl time… but that’s a story for another day) but I do still find myself an introvert the majority of the time.
How to Build Blogging Relationships
Friend, I want you to know that it IS possible to build blogger relationships as an introvert, and it’s INSANELY important. In the video below, I share exactly why it’s important to build those relationships, why it was vital in the growth of my blog, and all of it can be done from behind your computer, and in the safety of your surroundings. This video is a part of the mini courses that I’ve created for my blogging clients, and I decided to offer this one for free, because I feel it’s THAT important and want to encourage all of you to push forward!
But If You Want To…
Now please don’t hear what I’m not saying. You can (and I still do!) attend and speak at conferences, meet locals for lunch, etc. only when I want to, and not because I have to… and I get a TON of value from it.
But it’s a-ok if you don’t do that, and don’t want to do that. However, building relationships through blogging (even from behind a computer) has helped me grow my own blog in more ways than I can count.
So Do It… Reach Out. Even To Me!
I so hope these tips helped you, encouraged you, and inspired you to “get out there” and build those relationships.
If you need/want to practice reaching out to a blogger to give this a try, I’ll totally be your guinea pig. Never hesitate to reach out to me for help, because I absolutely adore helping others if I’m able.
Want to Start a Blog?
Are you here because you’re thinking blogging may be something you want to do too? I’m tickled that you’re interested in learning how to blog. In my blog post, “How to Start a Blog in 5 Easy Steps” I give it to you straight, and get right down to the details on how you can start your own blog too!