I really enjoy working with other bloggers, whether this is online or meeting up and helping each other to create content. It really is great to work with other in a collaborative way, you can help each other in different areas that you each are stronger in. You can motivate and hold each other accountable. But even more importantly, you can inspire each other. Here are ways and reasons you should collaborate with other bloggers more.
Collaborate with other bloggers online
Collaborating with bloggers online can really help with lots in terms of your blog; Domain Authority (DA), views, SEO and all sorts of other ‘blog bits’. I used quite often reach out to others to guest post on each other sites, or allow others to guest post on my site when I’m swamped. This worked really well as it was for mutual benefit, either we both could write on each others sites, therefore generating links back etc. OR, if I was swamped and had no time to get a post out, allowing someone else to post for me as I am therefore still getting content out and they are getting links back which can turn into new readers & views for them as well as helping with DA. I definitely need to get back into this myself!
Collaborate with other bloggers in person
As we all know, blogging isn’t just about writing. It’s about images/photos, techy stuff like coding, promoting your blog, social media etc. the list honestly is endless. This can all seem slightly overwhelming when you’re trying to figure it out yourself. That’s why I LOVE meeting up with bloggers that have a similar mindset in my area, and there can be so many benefits of doing so! Such as; pictures taken for your social media (below are lots that Montelle from iammontelle.co.uk took for me). Helping each other with techy bits like coding, good apps for scheduling, swapping tips for increasing DA, good cameras etc. Also, things like myself and Montelle will let each other know when there is a blogger event or opportunity we think would be good for each other to check out!
Use hashtags for bloggers in your location on instagram to find bloggers near you like
# leedsbloggers # londonbloggers etc.
Collaboration is SO important
It’s so important that as bloggers and content creators, we support each other. If we are to succeed we need to push and advocate ourselves as well as others and therefore not see each other as competition, but as a community.