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How To Build Relationships With People Through Blogging

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Ravi Chahar is today’s guest blogger, and he’s going to share his wisdom on this topic right now.

Take it away, Ravi Chahar…

So are you thinking about connecting with more people?

Do You Know “How To Build Relationships With People Through Blogging?”

Would it be beneficial for your social reputation?

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There are many questions that arise when it you seek to build relationships with people.

In the field of blogging, people are anxious to connect with more and more bloggers.

You think of it like a need.

There are many benefits of having friends in the blogosphere.

But the point is “how would you conclude your approach to others?”

Everyone is trying to build connections to get more exposure.

What are you going to do?

Have you ever felt that happy moment when someone shares his/her story with you?

It’s because trust is a key thread in a relationship and you have to nurture it.

Let Me Provide You The Guide To Build Relationships With People Of This Blogosphere

When you read the term “blogosphere” what does come to your mind?

Is it about the blogs, blogger, blog posts or something we call human bonds?

Well yes, the blogosphere is full of the people who have human bonds with each other.

The feeling of joy when you share something about your “blogging journey” and you see the comment from a person who helped you during your starting days.

Wouldn’t it be beautiful?

Here’s A List Of How To Build Those Relationships.

#1. Believe In Giving.

This may seem strange to the beginners because they start to learn that blogging is a profession and to become a professional blogger they should focus only on their work.

Well, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t help others.

People like to get help.

Do you remember the days when you struggled to solve the problem of starting a blog?

  • Did you meet someone who helped you?
  • Can you forget that person? I think no one can and no one should.
  • Why don’t you become that special person for someone?

Yes, that’s what we call giving.

It means to help your fellow bloggers without greed.

You don’t need to ask for anything, time will provide you the butter and sweet.

I remember how I used to spread my stupid words using an unstructured theme and then one day, I noticed an email in my inbox.

I was thrilled as if I found the key to the magical door.

You would be surprised to notice the growth in your list of followers after showing your polite side to the world.

Just keep helping.

#2. Blog Commenting is the Key To Build Your Online Reputation.

Blogging is about writing, spreading the word, connecting and blog commenting.

Blog commenting is one the most effective activities to build relationships with people.

Do you remember your first blog comment?

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It may be a little bit hard but you can’t forget the person who used to comment on your blog posts.

You would get the same response from other people.

Never miss even a single chance to show your presence on someone’s blog.

It doesn’t matter if the blog has a high authority or not.

Don’t be that arrogant blogger who only thinks about getting the backlinks.

Spread some love, comment on others’ blogs, connect with them.

How would you feel when you get a comment like this?

Hey Angelina,

I was going through Donna’s blog and saw your comment which brought me here. I am glad that I could find another quality blog.

You have shared one of the best blogging guides I have read in the past few months.

I would love to read some more articles from you.

Hope to see you again.

~Anna.

Did you notice something?

The main reason for such appreciation is because of your comment on Donna’s blog.

The point is that blog commenting can help you to meet new people.

You can spread your words to everyone.

Blog commenting is the master key to build relationships with people.

#3. Show Some Gratitude By Mentioning.

Don’t you like to get mentioned?

We all do.

And this is what you can do to make your readers feel special.

Whether you write a separate post or add the name of your fellow bloggers in the middle of the article, it would make them happy.

This kind of sweet gesture can improve your bonding with those bloggers.

Building human bonds means to show some kindness towards your online friends.

In this blogosphere, people work hard so that they can see their name among the famous bloggers.

And if you help them to take a step in that direction, then why not?

  • Suppose you are writing something related to online marketing, blog traffic or anything.
  • Just add the names of the bloggers who are good with these things.

If you are talking about writing ebooks then you can mention someone like Ryan Biddulph from “BloggingFromParadise.”

Try to find the ways to appreciate your readers.

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#4. Request For The Guest Post.

This is one of the coolest methods, and it’s a two-way thing.

Wouldn’t you be excited to post content on other blogs even if it meant spending a few hours?

It’s not about the time or effort you invest, it’s about building relationships with other bloggers and sharpening them.

You can get the chance to meet many new people because of the different audience.

The bonds with the bloggers will be stronger.

  • If you know a blogger and think about guest posting then don’t hesitate, just go for it.
  • It would help you to build a special bond with that person.

You know when someone allows you to display yourself to his/her readers then it means that blogger has faith in you.

No blogger can introduce any random person to the audience of his/her blog.

But please, don’t make those stupid guest post mistakes.

Respect the guidelines and always provide quality content so that more people want to connect with you.

#5. Interview Other Bloggers.

Well, this is another strong step which can increase the chances to build relationships with people.

Have you ever thought about spending some time to create a list of interview questions for someone?

It may be time-consuming but you would be happy to see the results.

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People like stories and when we talk about the success stories then damn, that just blows them away.

There is a special bond between bloggers and the blogging journey.

If you grab the opportunity to interview someone on your blog then it would be wonderful.

Can you imagine yourself how you would feel if someone asks you to share your story?

That’s the proud moment.

Why don’t you be the reason for someone’s happiness?

Ask your list of interview questions to a blogger who has done some remarkable things in his/her blogging career.

And it would be beneficial for you too.

You will get to know more people through the influence of that reputed blogger.

Are You Ready To Build Relationships With People of This Blogosphere?

You may have many offline friends.

But have you ever tried to find out the mutual benefit of friendships?

This may sound suspicious but everything has a reason.

When you build relationships with people of this blogosphere, both of the bloggers get the benefits.

Both will try hard to maintain that strong bond.

It’s not greediness, it’s what we call the mutual contribution.

Have you tried to connect with someone and got nothing?

Well, don’t get disappointed, sometimes people don’t realize the value of human bonds.

From my personal experience, I can say that making friends through blogging is way more useful than anything.

You may work with the SEO, content quality, post frequency… but how would you get support if you don’t have anyone around you?

So build relationships with people through your blogging skills and enjoy your journey.

How To build relationships with people through blogging

Please comment below and let me know about your blogging journey.

I appreciate you sharing this post on your social sites, and don’t forget to visit me on “BloggingLove.com” …

I hope this has increased your understanding of “How To Build Relationships With People Through Blogging.”

-Ravi Chahar

 

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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78 Responses to How To Build Relationships With People Through Blogging

  1. Donna Merrill
    Twitter:
    December 5, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

    Hi Ravi,

    Thanks so much for the wonderful guest post you’ve written.

    Blogging is such a great place to start building relationships with your prospects.

    I just know that many people don’t know how to go about he process of building those key relationships, though.

    This article will certainly give them some great ideas, and set them on the right course.

    Thanks again!

    -Donna
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    • Ravi Chahar
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      December 6, 2016 at 2:40 am #

      Hey Donna,

      Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my ideas with your audience.

      I have always learned about building relationships through blogging. That’s the reason I got friends like you.:)

      People really need to think before they even start blogging. Spreading the love through blogging is what people should do.

      Glad you liked it.
      Have an awesome day.

      ~Ravi
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  2. Monika Sharma
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    December 6, 2016 at 1:21 am #

    Having relationship with the bloggers is too important in Blogging field but new bloggers be fail to make relationships with senior bloggers. These are the best & easy way to make relationships.
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  3. Adeel Sami
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    December 6, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Hello, Ravi!

    You’re all around, buddy! So good to see you on Donna’s place! 🙂

    Building relationship with the people through blogging is easy. Yes, quite easy!

    I am seriously not bluffing. I find it so much easy.

    But the hard part is in “doing”.

    It is the everyday’s job to create a good relationship in your industry.

    And with the people who are behind the computer screens (or laptops or smartphones) .. 🙂

    And I so agree with your every point especially of “giving and “commenting”.

    These two are the biggest of the weapons one can avail and get the maximum results.

    So, give your best and keep going with them on daily basis!

    And once again, awesome content, buddy! 🙂

    ~ Adeel
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 6, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

      Hey Adeel,

      If you have the right intentions then it would be really easy to have some friends in this blogosphere.

      People appreciate when someone approaches them with the positive vibes.

      Commenting is the first step of entering in the circle. You can embrace it with the time.

      Thanks for sharing your views.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

      Hi Adeel,

      Yes, for sure… building relationships is easy to do, BUT… you gotta do it 🙂

      Too many people hide behind their computers, like you mention.

      You’ve got to reach out and let people know you’re real. It makes such a big difference.

      -Donna
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  4. Cori Ramos
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    December 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    Hi Ravi, Hi Donna!

    It’s so good to see you here on Donna’s blog. The five examples you shared here are all great ways to build relationships. I’ve tried them all before but this year, I haven’t done much guest posting or interviews due to family situations but I intend to change that next year. 🙂

    I for one am glad we’ve connected and that you’re part of my community of bloggers – you rock my friend!

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    Cori
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 6, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

      Hey Cori,

      In the past few years, people are taking advantage to interviews and it’s quite effective. You can’t forget a person who interviewed you.

      It’s a better way to build relationships with the bloggers. I have written a few guest posts and build some great human bonds.

      I am glad to have you as my friend.

      Thank you, Cori.

      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 8, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

      Hi Cori,

      You certainly do want to reach out into your community.

      Guest posting and interviewing are 2 great ways that you’ve suggested.

      I look forward to seeing you get back into the rhythm next year, girl…

      You’re such a natural 🙂

      -Donna
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  5. Marquita Herald
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    December 6, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    Excellent advice Ravi, but oh the guest blogging issue is such a hot button for me! Just recently someone sent me an email telling me how their writing would be perfect for my blog. Now I have a very polite notice on the contact form this person used explaining I’m not accepting guest posts at this time which he ignored. Still, I thought I’d give the guy a chance, so I thanked him for his interest and asked him to send me his thoughts on what he would like to write about along with links to 3 articles he’s published online. Silence. No thanks, got nothing, nada. He definitely made an impression. 🙁

    I do want to be sure and close with on a positive note because Donna is awesome about building online relationships and because of her sharing I’ve had the privilege of meeting many of her readers. She really is a pro! Thanks so much for the inspiration Ravi!
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    • Ravi Chahar
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      December 6, 2016 at 11:31 pm #

      Hey Marquita,

      I have had the same experience as yours. People just drop the guest post request without even reading the guidelines.

      Sometimes, I think to give a chance to someone. But the thing is that you shouldn’t allow anyone to publish an article at your blog until you have a bond with that person.

      Guest posting can make the relationship stronger.

      Glad, you liked the article.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      Isn’t it crazy how some people operate?

      It’s like they want to get the rewards of an effort, but they don’t want to actually make the effort… lol

      I guess it’s wishful thinking.

      I get so many requests for guest writers, but I don’t do much of it.

      I wanted Ravi here because I know he’s got a pure intention and has a real grip on this topic.

      I’m thinking of allowing more guest writers in 2017 so I guess I’ll need to write up some guidelines 🙂

      -Donna
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  6. Sherman Smith December 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    Hey Ravi and Donna,

    Great post here!

    For me, the best part about building relationships is that you don’t feel alone in the blogosphere.

    Everyone is doing their own thing, and when you’re a beginner at this, it can be quite intimidating, especially if you’re not the great writers.

    There are many great bloggers that will take you under their wing once you start connecting with them. For me it was through blog commenting and mentioning the bloggers on social media whenever I share their post.

    Once I became consistent with this, I started to get help and advice from other bloggers who were focused on similar goals. This is priceless!

    With this synergy I started to get other opportunities like guest posting and being involved in roundup posts.

    Karma works great when everyone is on the same page!

    Thanks for sharing Ravi! Have a good one!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

      Hi Sherman,

      Yes, you really have to reach out to others, get involved, visit and share their blog posts, and…

      according to the Law of Karma…

      the Law of Reciprocity…

      the Law of Averages…

      It all comes bak to you.

      Blogging is like a Boomerang… put it all out there and know it will return.

      -Donna
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  7. Nestor Paul December 6, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

    I am more focus on blog commenting because it is easy to connect with other bloggers, the more you leave interesting comments, the higher chance other blogger will be curious on what you are offering in your blog and Hey! Thank you for sharing new ideas with us!

  8. Ravi Chahar
    Twitter:
    December 6, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

    Hey Sherman,

    People are trying hard to connect with the influencers and it can only be done if you have that spark to connect.

    I agree with your point. We are not alone. There are many bloggers who are ready to have some good friends.

    Consistency is always the key to success. More people come to know about you. People ask for your opinions.

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.
    Have a great day.

    ~Ravi
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  9. Amar kumar
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    December 7, 2016 at 1:44 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Glad to read your amazing post! You have exactly shared great ideology to develop relationship with people through our blogging activities. Indeed, blog commenting is really a amazing way to build effective relationship with our audience and other people. In blogosphere, every blogger are engaged in establishing a healthy relationship with people by their tricks. Eventually, thanks for sharing your beneficial facts regarding a cool topic.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 8, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

      Hi Amar,

      It’s amazing how so many bloggers employ… as you say, “tricks” to drive traffic their way.

      Tricks and tactics can get a little juice flowing sometimes, but a real blogging business is built on consistently building those relationships in the blogosphere.

      Ravi has really laid it all out for us here, and we need to follow his advice very carefully, and consistently!

      -Donna
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  10. Chitra December 7, 2016 at 1:55 am #

    Hello Ravi! Hello Donna!

    I have read various guest post but the way your started Donna is something unique which I have never seen, it felt like you are shooting a video interview and you introduced the guest blogger Ravi, awesome.

    I have done big mistakes in this case, connecting with people was something I didn’t knew and this post has given me some great insights Ravi, I am going to read it again so that these things don’t slip out of my mind.

    Thanks to both of you 🙂

    Cheers
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 8, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

      Hi Chitra,

      Ha Ha… yes, I suppose I’ve started this blog out a bit like a movie. I can see the credits rolling now…

      “Starring… Ravi Chahar” as I reach for my popcorn.

      You’ve got a keen eye, my friend.

      -Donna


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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 10, 2016 at 3:47 am #

      Hey Chitra,

      You are absolutely right.

      Donna has something special, the talent she possesses is unbeatable. People really ned to learn from her.

      Even I felt like I have been interviewed. 🙂
      Building relationships with your fellow bloggers is what makes you the part of the blogging family.
      Thanks for stopping by.

      ~Ravi
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  11. Ryan Biddulph
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    December 7, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    Hi Ravi,

    Thanks as always for the shout 🙂

    You covered it. #1 makes it go. Giving with a loving heart makes the bond-building thing work incredibly easily. I struggled with this for years because I gave to receive. Now I catch myself more regularly when I’m definitely trying to get, giving from a loving space instead.

    Do for the fun and love of doing – networking, or creating – so you can detach more from outcomes. This steady detaching helps you wind up on blogs thru intended or surprise features. Even on Donna’s inspired blog 😉

    Ryan
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    • Ravi Chahar
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      December 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

      Hey Ryan,

      Having a heart to give the love is always the best thing. People are ready to mingle in the aroma of human bonds.

      In the past few years, I have struggled to connect with more people. But in this online world, it’s important to show something worthy.

      Donna is helping many people and the relationship building is her rock solid quality.
      Thanks.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 8, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

      Hi Ryan,

      Detach from the results.

      That’s such a great way to position this whole conversation of building relationships that Ravi has developed so expertly, here.

      In order to detach… really detach… you must come from a place of love.

      I have to say, I’ve met so many great people in the blogosphere and I really do love all my friends out here and every day I do whatever I can to help them along their path to freedom and happiness.

      It’s true… “you can’t take it with you”… and I know that at the end of the day, and it’s time to hang up my blog or pass it on to someone else… all I’ll remember is the exhilarating sharing and caring I’ve been so blessed to get from my online family.

      Relationships out here are not just a success strategy, they’re a way to build a life of happiness and fulfillment.

      -Donna

      -Donna
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  12. Darrell Harris
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    December 8, 2016 at 2:13 am #

    Hello Ravi and Donna
    Great post ! All five of your points are definitely great ways to build relationships in the blogosphere, especially when you do it full-time . I definitely connect more by my commenting which is enjoyable to express my opinion as well as to see how other bloggers are improving .Thanks for sharing these beneficial tips and have a great week.
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      Hey Darrell,

      Blog commenting is the best activity for you to make a strong bond with bloggers. This is something you should consider as one of the most important things.

      Share your thoughts with others and enjoy the warmth of the connection.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 8, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

      HI Darrell,

      It is fun, and rewarding to see others grow and gain freedom and happiness in their lives as a result of blogging.

      That does feel good, and it’s one of the rare qualities of blogging that is hard to duplicate through other business models.

      -Donna
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  13. Sunny Jerrery December 8, 2016 at 2:15 am #

    Hi Ravi nice article,

    I agree with the part that commenting helps to build relationship. Started commenting 2 months before, to be frank ravi it has helped me to reach out to lot of bloggers. I can see a community where people share their ideas and suggestions. I like the part where most of the bloggers respond back to the comment.

    Looking forward to learn a lot of digital marketing tips and tricks from you Ravi.

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 17, 2016 at 12:13 am #

      Hi Sunny,

      Keep commenting, and take notes on who is reciprocating consistently and make that part of your daily and weekly implementation strategy.

      Look carefully at the comment threads you’re on to find new people to include in your circle of peer bloggers, and keep expanding your circle.

      Eventually, start adding “influencers” to your group… see the link at the end of this comment for more info on that.

      Good luck, and I’m glad you got a lot of good ideas from Ravi’s great article here.

      -Donna
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  14. Gaurav Kumar
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    December 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    Hi,

    when it comes t build strong blogging relationships, many bloggers think that commenting is enough. But actually there a lot we can do for our friends.

    I believe that it is good to comment to appreciate, but it is also good that we share what we like on our social networks to appreciate our blogger friends.

    From last some time I am reading Ravi`s blog also and he is doing great. keep it up man,will connect you on my social networks also.
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 10, 2016 at 3:39 am #

      Hey Gaurav,

      Blog commenting is considered as the strongest points to connect with more people. It can give you more exposure than you think.

      Though there are some additional steps to be taken but still I have always loved what I read.
      I am glad that you found the content helpful.

      Have an awesome day.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 10, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      Hi Guarav,

      I really like the way you’re thinking, here.

      Ravi has built a real strong case for the importance of building relationships, primarily through blog commenting.

      That has to be the backbone of your connection.

      And, yes, you could find other ways to extend the relationships and make them grow.

      I like the idea of social media recognition, although that’s kind of part of the commenting method, since you include social shares.

      Ravi has given some other great ways to extend the relationship, like “mentions” for other bloggers in your posts, and interviewing some of them as it fits into your scheme.

      It would be great to explore even other ideas, too, and the I really think this is the way forward with making your blog interactiive.

      Information is not going to build a community, Relationships are.

      -Donna
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  15. Chery Schmidt
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    December 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    Hello Donna, It is so nice to see Ravi here today, he did a fantastic job with this post to. All 5 suggestions are on how to build relationships with people through blogging are right on. There are a few mentioned here that I need to work on..
    Great Share
    Thanks..
    Chery :))

    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 10, 2016 at 3:42 am #

      Hey Chery,

      It’s always good to have my friends around. Just because of my human relationships with Donna, I am here with you.

      The secret of building relationships is what you really want in the return. Be nice, share, help and enjoy the sweetness of friendship.

      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      Hi Chery,

      Ravi has given some really good suggestions here for building relationships.

      These ideas go well beyond the standard thing that we usually here.

      Isn’t this fun?

      I love having a great guest poster here to teach my readers from their own unique perspective.

      I think it adds to the experience y’all have here, right?

      -Donna
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  16. Akaahan Terungwa
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    December 10, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Hi Ravi,

    Welcome to Donna’s blog.

    Connection is the currency of the blogosphere. Sadly, many persons underestimate it and a few bloggers ditch it completely, opting instead for such methods as SEO or posting frequency.

    My take is that this is a case of different strokes for different folks, especially as determined by niche. Personally, I have discovered that the need to connect is greatest in the blogging niche while other niches like elderly care hardly has such a need 🙂

    Wisdom is thus knowing when the need is required as dictated by the niche.

    Be certain to make the day, Ravi 🙂

    Donna, it’s good to land on your site again 🙂 🙂

    Always,
    Akaahan Terungwa

    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 11, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Hey Akaahan,

      I totally agree with your point. People are really into SEO and neglect the relationship building. The blogosphere is all about meeting new people.

      You may find many bloggers from the same niche and it’s always good to have someone common from the field.

      Build some connections and have a few friends.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Enjoy your day.

      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
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      December 14, 2016 at 9:56 pm #

      Hi Akaahan,

      It is a bit difficult to build interaction on your blog if you’re in a niche topic outside of blogging.

      People are generally spectators, so even while they might love the blog they’ll never drop a comment.

      A good way to build that kind of interaction is to form your own little group of bloggers within the niche, and everybody gets involved on that level.

      That establishes some activity for readers to encounter when they visit, and it may encourage some of them to get involved.

      -Donna
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  17. Joy Healey
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    December 10, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Hi Donna and Ravi,

    That’s such a great post.

    When I first started blogging I knew nothing, so I had nothing to give, but that didn’t stop really experienced bloggers accepting my comments and reaching out to help me with my problems.

    It has been such a gratifying experience to find that – a year or so on – I can answer other people’s problems and offer my own tips and advice. I hope I may give back to newcomers at least the amount of help that was given to me. I’d say more… but I’ve been helped so much, that would be difficult.

    I have just finished my review of 2016 post and looking back on it all, much of my success has been due to relationships and kindness from friends online who I have never actually met!

    Joy – Blogging After Dark
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 11, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

      Hey Joy,

      You know, people get disappointed just because no one knows them. It can be solved only if they have the strong determination to spread their aroma of talent in this blogosphere.

      In the starting days, I used to ask everyone about building a blog and about SEO. But you know that the time has the power to make us teach.

      I would love to read your journey.
      Thanks for sharing with us.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 14, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

      Hi Joy,

      You’ve really hit on something important, here.

      Building relationships is not always a horizontal reach.

      People need to extend themselves to others both above and beneath them.

      Both types of those relationships have their own merits, and both are tremendously valuable to building a blog.

      -Donna
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  18. Edward Thorpe
    Twitter:
    December 11, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Hi Donna & Ravi,

    Thanks, Donna for letting Ravi strut his stuff!

    Lots of good ideas here, Ravi. Like your suggestion to not forget the people who helped you out when you were a novice…

    When I was starting out, Joy Healey of ‘Blogging After Dark Fame’ (joyhealey.com) decided to kinda take me on. She really made a huge difference in my attitude and direction.
    Thanks, Edward
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 11, 2016 at 10:25 pm #

      Hey Edward,

      You should always have a special place for the people who guided you. Joy has been blogging for a long time and she has the experience to share with us.

      I am glad that she could help you. That’s the benefit of connecting with other bloggers.
      Hopefully, you can meet other people too.

      Have a great week ahead.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 14, 2016 at 10:10 pm #

      Hi Edward,

      Helping folks find their way is one of the great pleasures of blogging via relationship marketing.

      It’s really not about just posting information.

      It’s about truly getting involved in peoples’ lives in a real and authentic way.

      There’s no better way than helping them get off the ground and establish themselves as great bloggers in their own right.

      -Donna
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  19. Deborah A. Ten Brink
    Twitter:
    December 11, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    Hello Ravi and Donna:

    The word “relationship” really is used too casually online it seems to me. As Ravi points out here, in this great post, is that there is more to it than just a casual reference about someone.

    A relationship takes effort, respect, sometimes compromise.

    Commenting on someone’s blog to me is a privilege. I always try to be authentic, consider how I might help the blog owner with my comment, and try to bring out something interesting.

    There are so many benefits to visiting new blogs, building new relationships, giving and learning together, and inspiring and supporting each other.

    An attitude of gratitude, putting away the ego and greed, and mentioning other talented bloggers will bring you nothing but more good things.

    Thank you, Donna and Ravi, for the fine post and the example you set each week as pro-bloggers.
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

      Hey Deborah,

      Blog commenting is one of the best things you can do to start a new relationship with any blogger.

      Sometimes, people may not notice you but if you keep going with your valuable comments then there would be a time to build a strong relationship with that person.

      It’s not just about having a casual relationship, it’s about having a strong human bond with every blogger you meet.

      Thank you for your input.
      Enjoy your day.

      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 14, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Hi Deborah,

      As great a commenting is, I’d add that doing it systematically and consistently is also important.

      It’s always a matter concern for bloggers I work with, as to WHO they should focus on for building comment chains, and who is not as valuable.

      They often get caught up in the metrics chase… trying to find only bloggers who rank high (domain authority, page rank or whatever).

      I’d say it’s most important to have a mix of people in your niche who are ranked high, low, medium.

      That way you get a fresh level of interest in you.

      The 2 rules, though… establish a system for consistently reaching a defined core group of bloggers, and make sure that most of them are in your niche or in an overlapping one.

      -Donna
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  20. Erika Mohssen-Beyk
    Twitter:
    December 11, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    Hi Ravi ,
    you did write an awesome post here on Donna’s blog.
    I like how you beautifully write about the emotional part
    of the blogosphere. This is often forgotten. It is really uplifting
    for a beginner to get comments from others and for experienced
    bloggers, it is great to get attention from beginners as well.
    It is always good to give because givers gain. An attitude of
    Gratitude is also what helps everybody to have a better more
    successful life . Commenting and helping each other helps to build
    good relationships and you did give good advice.
    Thank you for being a good example
    Erika

    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

      Hey Erika,

      A positive gratitude always works at its best. For beginners, it’s important to understand the importance of blog commenting and building relationships with the influencers.

      It’s not just about telling a story, it’s about sharing your ideas and connecting with other bloggers.

      A successful blogging career can be adapted only if you have the support of your fellow bloggers.

      Thanks for being here.
      Have an awesome day.
      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 17, 2016 at 12:18 am #

      Hi Erika,

      I agree this was a great article.

      I invited Ravi to write it because he does write from the heart and,

      yes, you’re right… the emotional component of blogging usually gets lost in the tactics, tips and tricks of it.

      -Donna
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  21. Joan M Harrington
    Twitter:
    December 11, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    Thanks Ravi for the awesome guest blog post!!

    Building relationships with other bloggers is so important, especially when they are like-minded like yourself.

    I find that when I leave thoughtful and engaging comments on other’s blogs that it not only helps me to build a relationship with them, but it tells the blogger how very much I enjoyed their value and their post.

    Great share Donna too!
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

      Hey Joan,

      I always find a way to connect with others. In this blogosphere, you can have many people around you only if you have that special charm to connect.

      Dropping the valuable comments always work. Bloggers get an idea from your writing skills and how you represent yourself in the comment section.

      I am sure, more bloggers will like to meet you.
      Thanks for your insight.

      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 17, 2016 at 12:24 am #

      Hi Joan,

      Reciprocation is what makes this whole concept work.

      Blog commenting takes time and dedication, but one by one, it builds into a force of it’s own.

      Not only do you make great connections, but all the silent viewers of the thread you comment on gain an introduction to your link, but even more, to your ideas, value and even authority.

      It’s always important to be authentic and selfless when leaving your comments.

      As Karma would have it… it all comes back your way 🙂

      -Donna
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  22. Ash
    Twitter:
    December 11, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

    Awesome post, Ravi, as usual.

    The best part is that you actually do everything you wrote in your post. You are out there, meeting real people, making friends, writing up all these posts, and more.

    True hustle. Respect.

    Oh my, this feels like a small virtual living room and I get to meet my buddies right here. I am so glad to be able to see Ravi’s post here.

    Donna, good to meet you too and I happened to know you from Ryan (bloggingfromparadise.com).

    Now, you know why I mentioned the little living room thing.

    Ash
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 13, 2016 at 1:58 am #

      Hey Ash,

      This small virtual room consists of many bloggers who have achieved a lot in their blogging career.

      You can learn a lot from Donna and all the other bloggers sharing their ideas here.

      Building relationships with your fellow bloggers can bring you a strong source of support.

      I am glad that you got to know more about it.
      Thanks for your kind words.

      ~Ravi
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      • Ash
        Twitter:
        December 14, 2016 at 7:16 am #

        Hey Ravi,

        That’s true. There’s a lot to learn from you, from Donna, from Ryan, from Lea, from Emenike, and from so many bloggers I am getting to learn from.

        Relationships are the true currency of success and I must admit you’ve been a huge inspiration for me in this regard.

        Ash
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 17, 2016 at 12:28 am #

      Hi Ash,

      Great to have you here… hope to see you in the living room regularly 🙂

      There are so many components to the blog commenting strategy, and Ravi has given you the essentials.

      Just make a list of folks that you like to hang out with, learn from, even do business with or joint venture with… keep connecting with that list consistently.

      It really works.

      See you again, soon.

      -Donna
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  23. Ilka Emig
    Twitter:
    December 12, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

    Hi Ravi!

    Good to see you over here.

    And thanks Donna for having Ravi at your blog 🙂

    All the points are spot on Ravi. The thing is that people want fast solutions and building a relationship takes some time.

    All the best, Ilka
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 13, 2016 at 2:05 am #

      Hey Ilka,

      It’s good to see you too after a long time.

      I remember the days we used to share our ideas in my starting days.

      You are right, people don’t have patience. They want overnight success. But to build relationships, you have to devote your time.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      Have a great day.

      ~Ravi
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      December 17, 2016 at 12:31 am #

      Hi Ilka,

      So true… it takes time!

      Blog commenting can’t be ripped off like a snazzy trick or tacky tactic…

      but the time you invest really works when you do it with your heart and soul, always appreciating the people you get to hang out with, and always looking to make their lives a little bit better with each word you write.

      It takes time, but it will build your blog into a real business 🙂

      -Donna
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    • Ash
      Twitter:
      December 17, 2016 at 12:58 am #

      Hi Donna,

      Good to hear from you, and as you can see, I am already in the room 🙂

      I’ve decided to not even treat this as a “strategy” — meaning that “doing something for something else in return”. I’ve gone past that stage and all I really want to do is to get to know people.

      Ravi triggered the need, but I am really doing this regardless of the outcome.

      Ash
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  24. Mark
    Twitter:
    December 12, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Excellent post Ravi!

    And I definitely like several of the critically important
    points and strategies you’ve shared!

    Mainly, be about help and uplifting others first & foremost!

    And by consistently doing so,the positive outcomes
    we seek, will definitely start to come our way, because of the solid
    relationships we will have taken the time to build and nurture!

    Pretty much the exact same proven advice, my expert coach Donna Merrill
    constantly demonstrates and advocates!LOL!Thanks!
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 13, 2016 at 2:09 am #

      Hey Mark,

      A good blogger always helps others. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a starter or a pro, if you know the secret of relationships then you would never leave anyone in trouble.

      I have made many friends in this blogosphere who are always there for me to support.

      No doubt that Donna always guides her readers like she is spreading the love everywhere.

      Thanks for sharing your views.

      ~Ravi
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  25. DeeDee Lynn
    Twitter:
    December 12, 2016 at 6:37 pm #

    Hi Ravi. I very much enjoyed this post. It’s kind of coincidental that I was waiting in the dentist’s office this afternoon reading ‘Blogging from Paradise’ by Ryan B.

    In the real world, I’m kind of socially backwards, but I have made so many friends online. That is one of the neat things about blogging, as you say. I will remember the points you have made as I continue my blogging journey.
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 13, 2016 at 2:12 am #

      Hey DeeDee,

      Ryan is doing a great job. The name of his blog shows what he got.

      Just like you, I am an introvert kind of person who is not good with communications. But blogging is the best thing which let me meet many people from all over the world.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
      Enjoy your week ahead.
      ~Ravi
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  26. Nishant
    Twitter:
    December 13, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi Ravi,

    Blogging and commenting really helps in creating a strong bond among bloggers. Blogging also helps in adding value, since people can express their opinion. Commenting is always helpful for beginners like me to know pro bloggers.

    Thanks Dona for having Ravi at your blog.

    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 14, 2016 at 12:24 am #

      Hey Nishant,

      People are out there waiting for you to connect with them. Blog commenting is the best thing you can adapt.

      Visit more blogs, comment and share their posts and make new friends. It would be great for you to have a strong relationship with your fellow bloggers.

      Thanks for stopping by.
      ~Ravi
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  27. Fabrizio Van Marciano
    Twitter:
    December 14, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    Hey Donna and Hi Ravi, great to meet you and what a wonderful post.

    Way back when I started, I really underestimated the power of blog commenting, that was up until I started to read blogs like yours Donna, and Adrienne Smith’s blog too back in the day. The way blog commenting helps you to connect with folks online is truly amazing.

    These days I struggle to find any time to comment on many blogs being so busy, but I do appreciate it’s potential for creating connections.

    I also agree with the giving statement you wrote about Ravi, and yes I can certainly remember the day seeking for help on starting a blog those many years back, and I’ll never forget the person and the blog I read that helped me get off the ground.

    One of the things I love doing as a blogger is giving, you’ll always be remembered for helping someone and often than not, that someone will always come back to return the favour.

    Thanks again Donna and Ravi, have a super awesome rest of the week both of you.
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 15, 2016 at 2:56 am #

      Hey Fabrizio,

      I remember the days when Adrienne’s blog was one of the places where people used to hang out. She used to be a blogging star.

      But unfortunately, she gave up blogging for some reasons.

      Just like you, I always had to meet people from the different parts of the world. Blog commenting is always considered as the best way to show your bond strength.

      As a blogger, we live our lives. We don’t spend it.

      Thanks for your wonderful words.
      Have an amazing week ahead.
      ~Ravi
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  28. Atish Ranjan December 15, 2016 at 4:58 am #

    Hello Donna and Ravi,

    Great job. Nice post indeed. building relationship is key to success in blogging. You need a community to get some mentions, appreciations, and other things that make you feel good and motivate you to work more.

    The tips you have shared are bang on, and I must say blog commenting is the best one out of all because I have made many friends just by reading and posting comments on their blog posts.

    Good day to both of you. Enjoy!
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    • Ravi Chahar
      Twitter:
      December 15, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

      Hey Atish,

      People always feel glad when they see their name at any other blog. You know the mentions. It’s like sharing one platform with your blogging friends.

      It can only be possible if you have built some strong relationships with your fellow bloggers.

      Blog commenting is always the best thing to do.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      ~Ravi
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  29. Sathish Arumugam
    Twitter:
    December 21, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    I think this is my great opportunity to read this blog. Blogger relationship building and maintaining is a great thing in this blogging field. I agree with all your points, and at the same time, I love the way you have mentioned the importance of giving and commenting, It will be sure a good way for maximizing the result. Eventually thanks for sharing this interesting article. Best wishes maintain this consistency forever.

  30. Bren Pace
    Twitter:
    December 25, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    What a great post, Ravi! It’s awesome to see you at Donna’s. Hey Donna!

    Building relationships with others is key. No matter how you do it, it’s a must! By commenting on blog posts, chatting on Twitter or on Facebook, relationships can be built. These relationships can form everlasting friendships, as I have done with so many (including yourself).

    I think there is a huge misconception that content alone is key. In my humble opinion, having a great personality, connecting with your readers, showing you’re REAL, and building those friendships can outbeat content.

    Wishing you both a Happy New Year! It’s almost time to flush out 2016 and kick ass in 2017!

    B
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  31. ikechi
    Twitter:
    January 2, 2017 at 5:52 am #

    Hi Ravi

    The best bloggers are those who are kind in heart and open to help others. You are so right and thanks for this post. Building genuine relationship with others helps is the best thing for any blogger.

    Happy new year Ravi. Thanks again buddy
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  32. Muhammad Tabish
    Twitter:
    January 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

    Hello
    This is an Awesome Post, Ravi Bro and Donna, Ma’am Your Guest Posting option is To GoodEach and Every Post You Published Provides So Much Value Pro Bloggers, 😛

    Great Stuff, good Work

    have a Nice Day Ahead,
    Happy new year 🙂
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  33. BigBLOG May 2, 2017 at 3:07 am #

    Nice post! I liked a lot “#5. Interview Other Bloggers.” and I`m preparing right now a list with bloggers to interview them.

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