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ProBlogger Podcast: Blog Buddies

Let’s kick off this new week of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog with a podcast about finding your tribe.

I’m an introvert, and blogging and podcasting work really well with my personality type. I enjoy interacting with others, but at a bit of a distance. But one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over 13 years in this business is that sometimes I have to push myself out of my comfort zone and be among people, because it’s then that my blogs grow best.

In my first few weeks of blogging when I had no idea what I was doing, I realised the value of having a helping hand in other bloggers. Their support is indispensable, especially when you feel as though you’re not getting anywhere, or you’re better off doing something else with your time.

In today’s episode I go through the challenges I’ve faced over the years and how the presence of other bloggers have helped me. I’ve achieved so much more as a result of collaboration and reaching out to others, so I’ve a few ideas to share about how they help and why you should find yourself a friend or two to make this online journey with.

It’s probably pretty obvious, but today’s challenge is to find a blog buddy or buddies. That might not be as easy as you think, so I’m on hand to give some advice about how you might like to go about this.

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About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. As an introvert as well, I know what you mean. Just the same, having an accountability partner is vital to success!

  2. Hi Darren,

    I know exactly what you are mean with “getting out of the comfort Zone” as an introverted Person. Sometimes it’s very hard but the feeling when you have managed it is really woth the effort.
    Thank you so much for sharing all this great advices. It’s much appreciated!
    Best
    Alexander

  3. Its hard to overstate how much I’ve learned from other bloggers. Not only have I made great friends, but receive inspiration, motivation and life lessons. My relationships always start with commenting, either they on mine or my comments on theirs. Before I know it, the other blogger and I are on a first name basis and I have a new friend. It doesn’t happen every time like that, but enough to make the process fun. Thanks!

    • Laurie,

      Do you also learn from blog commenting and how important it is for blogging to gain buddies and readership?

  4. is a blog buddy considered someone that helps you add more content to your blog in the form of a blog comment or a contributing blog post?