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5 ways to find new bloggers!

Hello there! This is Maggie comin’ at you with a new post on Chickadee Lover Maggie. Thanks for being here! I’m happy to welcome you. 😀 ❤

Today we’re talkin’ blogging tips! Here’s a little backstory: I’ve been learning about how to effectively discover new blogs since the beginning of 2017. Three and a half years of browsing the interwebs. hahaaaa (yes I just quoted little Bush 😂👏🏼)

I’ve met a lot of people and discovered a lot of blogs! So I’ll be sharing my tips with you today. 🙂

To begin, I’d like to share an analogy:

Let’s picture the WordPress blogging community as a huge city!

  • For every niche, there is a neighborhood, apartment building, or similar housing where these bloggers (residents) easily connect with each other.
  • Many of these communities are already established, but of course there are always homes for rent and for sale!
  • Next, you have the houses which are within the city but don’t fall within a particular neighborhood. These are the residents who want to be active in their community and are still learning how to do just that. Without being part of a close-knit section of the city, though, this can be hard to do.
  • Then you have the people from out of town who are searching for where they fit in to this bustling, busy city. They’re figuring out how it all works, but making new connections can be challenging.

Wherever you may be in the WordPress City, it’s a desire of most bloggers to continue to branch out and find new blogs!

I myself am a returning resident to WordPress City, which puts me in a unique position. I’ve been around for quite a while, but to many of the residents I’m new! Having the experience of an established citizen with the connections of a newcomer is an interesting experience to say the least. 😂

So! I started Chickadee Lover Maggie in the middle of August. I’m still working on how I want to furnish my home (content/design-wise) and who I spend my time with (meeting other bloggers). I’ve been reminded of how useful it is to have multiple ways of connecting with new blogs!

Today I’m sharing with you the top 5 ways I find new blogs!

how to find new bloggers!

  1. Browse the Reader! It can be hard to find relevant tags… but think about what you tag your own posts with! This is a good basis and starting point for finding similar blogs.
  2. Read other blogs’ comments! This is usually very effective. The people who are commenting are real bloggers who also want to make connections! I can blog-hop all day this way: I check out the comments of one post, pick a commenter, browse their content, look at their comments… all day long! haha
  3. Look at tag and award nominations! I just thought of this one today! When bloggers share nominations on their tag/award posts, you could definitely find at least one person to check out this way.
  4. Attend/Host a blog party! This is a very quick way to find others to chat with! You can look these up in the Reader and be on the lookout for the next one someone you know hosts. Even if you have a small following, a blog party doesn’t require a certain amount of participants! If you’d like to host one I’m sure your followers would love to come. (Make sure you bring virtual food! That’s always a hit!)
  5. Go to Blog Button pages! Some niches really like connecting with others this way! If your niche or one you know of does, visit their blogs and look for these pages. (Here’s mine!) You can also ask these bloggers if they’d like to swap blog buttons with you, too! Which will spread the word about your blog.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope this post gave you a few new ideas of how to connect with other bloggers!

Now I’d like to invite you
to spread the word about your blog!

What’s your name/pen name, and what’s your blog called? (provide a link) What are your favorite things to post? Where do you fit into WordPress City? Let’s chat in the comments!

62 thoughts on “5 ways to find new bloggers!”

  1. Really very nicely written. Really impressed. I have rented a house in the WordPress city and am now looking forward to meet the neighbours. Nice to see that you also live in the same neighbourhood. Howdy Neighbour !
    Can we exchange visits and be followers.

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    1. I’ve just followed you! I really enjoyed reading one of your latest articles and I’m looking forward to reading more soon. 😄 You have a great writer’s voice and the content and information you share are so helpful and much appreciated!

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  2. Hiya! My name is Zaynah and this is my site
    I was so excited when I first started blogging but being honest, I’m finding it a bit difficult because I didn’t realise how much hard work it was! I’m trying to find some blogging friends at the moment so if your also a newbie like me and feel a little lost then follow me!! and we can chat 🙂 ❤

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  3. I’m Teigan and I’ve recently started up my fitness blog! I have a huge library of articles ready to go, so I’m able to be more consistent these days. I definitely live on the outskirts of town, I haven’t been to any meet & greets yet and don’t know the lay of the land. I love diving into the science around health and fitness and creating easy to digest info that anyone can benefit from on their journey! Grateful to have this space to get to know more bloggers!

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    1. Hi Teigan! It’s nice to meet you! That sounds awesome 😄 it can take time to find likeminded people in the community, but the journey to those friendships are so worth it! I hope you enjoy your time here!

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