I remember the first time I decided that I was going to become a full-time blogger. I quit my job, Brian was our only income and of course, on top of that, we had 2 boys to support. There were definitely some tough times but you know what we made through it. But none of this would be happening if I didn’t have support from my loyal followers. What makes me mad or upset sometimes is when I see bloggers say how friends/family don’t support what they do. Because they don’t think it’s a real job. Sorry to say but it is. We work our butts off to create content we think our readers will like.
I have been doing this for 5 years now and it hasn’t been easy. The one thing bloggers want from their friend/family is SUPPORT. And they’re easy to do. It takes a few minutes (5 minutes top) to do a few of these things every time they share a post on social media or create new content on their blog.
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6 Ways You Can Support Your Blogger Friend
Follow them on Social Media – I don’t think this is a hard one to do. All you have to do is hit that follow button on their social media. Numbers may not be something some bloggers care but when we work with brands it does matter. So if you know someone who’s a blogger, do me a favor follow them.
Blog/Social Media Engagement – This goes along the first comment. When you follow them and you see a new post whether it’s on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, engage with them. Don’t scroll past their post. Especially on Instagram because the Instagram new algorithm will only show you things you want to see. When you scroll past that person’s photo and don’t hit like and/or comment, you won’t see their post often.
Shop Through Their Links – When we share a link to a specific beauty, clothing, home appliance or whatever it is we do earn a VERY small commission. It doesn’t hurt to use that person’s link.
Support Sponsored Content – This SO IMPORTANT for us. When we share a sponsored post, it means we got paid to write that post. We put a lot of work into partnering with that brand. Not every blogger is accepting every work for money. Some of us actually love that specific item/product. When you see your favorite blogger or blogger friend use the #ad or #sponsored, comment, like and share. It means the world to us.
Share their Blog Posts – When you share our posts, you’re giving a chance for our posts to be seen by potential new followers. If you like/love the post, share it.
Sign Up to Their Newsletter – Lastly, stay up to date with their posts. A great way to do that is by signing up for their newsletter. Personally, for me, I give my readers 3 options. You can sign up to receive an email every time I have a new post, you have the option to get 1 email on Saturday’s that rounds up the new posts of the week and lastly, I share my monthly beauty favorites.
There you have it. Simple and easy ways you can support your blogger friend.