We’ve been talking a lot about the value of blogger collaboration recently. Most recently we looked at how it can help you to boost traffic to your blog over the longer term. But I mentioned also that the benefits of networking and collaboration can be subtle and difficult to “measure.”
Over the coming days we’ll be looking a little more deeply into the ways collaboration can help bloggers. Six of the bloggers who joined me in Queensland earlier this year have put together insightful posts that reveal some of the good things that came of that experience. They are:
Those advantages are varied and, as you can probably guess, each blogger has used what they learned in a different way. One thing that always amazes me about those kinds of group collaborative efforts is that while everyone’s being presented with the same material, they can take completely different messages and learnings from it.
And I expect that as you read their posts you’ll take different messages from it, too. We’re all coming from the perspectives of our own individual experiences and blogs. So different ideas appeal to us.
In a way, I think this is what makes blogging itself such an involving, addictive thing to do. As the blogger, you’re collaborating with audience members through your blog. I’m always surprised to see what speaks to readers in my posts, as explored in their comments and emails.
Collaboration is big. And as we’re about to see, the benefits of real-time collaboration with other bloggers can be literally blog-changing, if not actually life-changing.
I mentioned in a post last week some of the people I’d been grateful to collaborate with in my life as a blogger. I’d love to hear who you’re collaborating and networking with, and how those efforts are changing your blog for the better. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the blog later today for the first in our series of daily posts on the topic.