Recently, I met Sheri Carpenter on one of my social media sites. She is an awesome networking mom with blogs. I asked Sheri if she would write a post for me regarding blogging for business! Sheri agreed very graciously and now I would like for you to enjoy and maybe learn some things about blogging that you may not know!!!
By Sheri Carpenter from Miracle Momas
As we all see the growing number of blogs on the internet today you can notice that many of them are business blogs. Blogging is a great way to build your business because it allows you to interact with your customers and offer them more detailed information than when they visit your website. But it doesn’t stop there, you must network to get visitors to your blog.
Networking with other bloggers is vital to increasing your own blog exposure. Bloggers have a very powerful voice on the internet, especially Mom bloggers. They can really get the word out about your blog and your business.
When thinking about networking with other bloggers you first need to consider what type of bloggers do you want to network with. Find other bloggers within your niche. The most important thing to remember is that networking is a two way street. You will need to stay focused and visit these blogs more than one time.
When visiting other blogs use their follow buttons if they have them, leave a relevant comment on a post they have written, not just a comment that says, “hey I am now following you” Or ” I like your blog”. Really pay attention to what they are writing about and leave a comment that relates to the post your read. Comments are the way bloggers know you are really reading what they are saying and is the best way to interact with people reading your blog as well. Always be sure to leave your name (at least a first name) and the url to your blog when leaving a comment and say something like, “I would love it if you would come check me out too.” This will really help to increase your reader base and traffic as well as rankings.
Always be sure to visit the blog of readers that visit you if they have one. Revisit blogs on a weekly basis so you can stay in touch and keep up with what is going on as well as learn more about that blogger and build a good relationship with them. Relationships are the key to building any business and what a better way to build that relationship than to read their blogs and interact with them.