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7 Practical Strategies for Building Community With Your Blog

Today’s episode is about how to build relationships with the readers on your blog. Having a community around your blog gives your blog social proof and makes your blog more useful and satisfying to you and your readers. This is the second part of a two-part episode. Part one was an in depth look at why you should spend time and energy trying to build community. Today is all about practical strategies and tips for how to build community.

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In This Episode

You can listen to today’s episode above or in iTunes or Stitcher (where we’d also LOVE to get your reviews on those platforms if you have a moment). In today’s episode:

  • How to build a ‘culture’ of community
  • How to map out what you want your blog community to look like
  • How to write in a conversational voice instead of talking AT your readers
  • 7 different ways to invite interaction from your readers
  • How a dedicated community area or forum can help you build blog community
  • How using interactive and accessible mediums like video and live streaming can build community
  • How to use projects and challenges to give readers the chance to show off and to connect with each other
  • How you can use real life events to strengthen your blog community
  • 7 ways putting your readers in the spotlight can build blog community

Further Reading and Resources for 7 Practical Strategies for Building Community With Your Blog

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