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Do you think it’s important to find bloggers in your niche to follow and connect with?

If you’re trying to build your blog following, then finding and reaching out to other bloggers in your niche is probably the single most important thing to do.

Yet, many bloggers I work with find it to be a pretty difficult thing to do.

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It isn’t.

In this article, I’ll show you some very effective ways to do this.

Find niche bloggers on their blogs

It might seem pretty obvious, but the best place to find niche bloggers is on their blogs.

So you could start your search by going to every blog in your niche that you can find.

If you don’t have a list of these blogs, then start with just one.

But if you’re still struggling to find bloggers in your niche, then start with a simple Google search.

Do whatever it takes to find just a couple of good blogs in your niche.

Blog comments

A “good blog,” for this purpose, is one where you find lots of comments on it.

Now, this is important because comments come primarily from other bloggers in your niche.

So, start clicking on their links to find their blogs.

See what they’re all about.

Do they have comments on their blogs, too?

How to do successful blog commenting

Your list of bloggers to follow and connect with can grow really fast using this simple method.

You see, even if a blog has only 3 comments on it, that still gives you 3 more blogs to check out.

If each of those blogs has only 3 comments on them, that’s 9 more niche bloggers that you’ve just found.

And so forth and so on.

It’s easy to see how quickly you can grow a list of bloggers in your niche.

Guest writers

Another method for finding bloggers is to follow those who write guest posts on other blogs.

Some of the best blogs in your niche probably use guest writers to some extent.

When you see a guest post, look carefully at who the author is.

They probably have their own blog.

Hop on to their blog and see who is leaving comments on their blogs.

So, besides adding the guest writer to your blogging list, you can also add all the people who are engaging with them.

CommentLuv enabled blogs

You can find bloggers in your niche from blogs that use the WordPress plugin, CommentLuv.

CommentLuv puts a link back to people who leave a comment on a blog with that plugin enabled.

This is a great way to quickly find bloggers in your niche.

Just click the CommentLuv link and you’ll go straight to their blog.

And, of course, you can check for the people following their blog, too.

It’s a great, viral system for building your blogger network.

Twitter identifications

Often times, people who leave a comment on somebody’s blog, have their Twitter identifications listed in their comment.

So, if you don’t have any other way to find their blog, you can click to their Twitter profile and it’s usually linked to there.

While you’re on their Twitter feed, look for even more bloggers in your niche who are connecting there.

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You can also check their Twitter lists.

This will often help you find even more bloggers in your niche.

Social Media

Now any social media platform is a great place to find niche bloggers.

I just mentioned Twitter because people’s comments often contain their Twitter profiles.

But you can follow the niche bloggers you find onto any of their social media platforms.

Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and so on.

One of the newer social media platforms I just learned about is called Minds, and I’m just starting to explore that one.

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For instance, Facebook groups is a really good place to find and even connect with lots of bloggers in your niche.

Spend some time in Facebook groups that cover your niche topic.

You’ll see that a lot of bloggers in your niche are doing the same thing.

You can ask and answer questions there, and start building a network of bloggers.

It’s kind of like joining a forum (which, by the way, is another good place to connect with bloggers).

Another interesting place to find niche bloggers is on Twitter Chats.

Podcasts

What bloggers in your niche are podcasting a lot?

Now this is a double-edged sword.

You can find bloggers in your niche when they do a podcast, or when they are guests on a podcast.

But on the flip side of that, you can also attract niche bloggers when you do a podcast, or get interviewed by a podcaster.

So, this is a strategy that is well worth putting some consistent effort into.

Check out the Blogging from Paradise podcast for a good look at how pro blogger Ryan Biddulph uses this strategy.

Over time, it can yield a wealth of contacts in your blogging niche.

Google search

When you think of Google search, you’re probably wondering how you can rank keywords to get your blog posts ranked and discovered.

But you also use Google search for research, right?

So why not simply initiate a Google search to find bloggers in your niche?

You’ll probably find the biggest bloggers, first.

That’s okay.

Go to those blogs and look for comments from others, like I mentioned earlier.

You can also visit the social media sites of some of the top bloggers.

That’s where you’ll often find other bloggers talking to them, or linking their articles for others to see.

So it’s a good place to look for bloggers.

Deep Google search

You can also do a deeper Google search.

By that, I mean this.

Don’t confine your search to the first page or two of results.

Instead, look at page 10, 15, 20, 30 and so on.

Jump around and you’ll start seeing some really good bloggers who just don’t get top ranking with Google.

But they can be valuable bloggers to network with.

Google image search

Another good way to find bloggers in your niche is to search for keywords you commonly target, then look at the Google Images for those terms.

This will often lead you to interesting bloggers who have content related to those same keywords.

Google images to find bloggers

The above Google image search, for instance, can lead you to many bloggers.

In just the first 4 results you find wpbeginner, blogtyrant, goinswriter and blogfromthebeginning.

But you will find many more as you keep scrolling!

Also, many bloggers use featured images on their blogs that will lead you their way.

Some even have infographics that you might want to use in your own content.

So it’s a perfect opportunity to reach out to bloggers to seek permission to use their infographics.

This can often lead to deepening relationships, and certainly a robust network of active and innovative bloggers in your niche.

Google video search

You can often find bloggers in your niche from their videos.

Now, when you’re doing a Google video search, you’re pretty much doing a YouTube search.

That’s because Google owns YouTube.

So if you search your keyword, and then go to “Videos” you’ll find mostly YouTube videos.

Actually, you could also go to YouTube itself to do your video search.

But it’s more efficient to do your video search right from Google if you are doing a keyword search to find bloggers in your niche.

Let’s say you’re looking for bloggers in the “blog design” niche.

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Your Google keyword search might be something like “free WordPress themes.”

Now, from that single search term, you could also look for “bloggers,” “podcasts,” and other such categories.

Then you could view Google Images and “Videos” to see what those turn up.

In just a short time, you could find so many bloggers in your niche right from a single keyword search.

YouTube

Once you find bloggers with YouTube channels, you can get some great clues for refining your search for other bloggers.

Just look at the videos on a blogger’s channel to see what key topics they are addressing.

A really good way to do this is to see if their channel is organized by “playlists.”

This would give you an excellent way to see how they have organized things for their audience.

This, of course, would also give you a way to see what kind of content your audience is interested in, since you would be blogging in the same niche.

Now, you could create a list of keywords to reflect those topics and ideas.

Use those same keywords to search for other bloggers who are developing content for that kind of material.

That’s a very targeted way to find niche bloggers.

At the same time, you will get a good idea of what the trending topics are in your niche.

Where to find bloggers in your niche

There’s no doubt that connecting with other bloggers in your niche is a critical part of your blogging business.

This should be high on your daily task list.

But before you can connect with other bloggers, you need to locate them.

That’s a search that should be ongoing for as long as you maintain an active blog.

Traffic may be the lifeblood of your blog, but the relationship you develop with other bloggers is the key to getting that traffic.

Top Tier Coaching

Now, I’d like to hear from you in the comments section below.

Tell me this.

Where do you typically look to find bloggers in your niche?

Do you have a well-designed plan for making these kinds of connections?

What impact does it have on your ability to drive traffic to your blog?

And finally, based on your experience, how important is it to find bloggers in your niche to follow and connect with?

Donna

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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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19 Responses to Where to find bloggers in your niche

  1. Sandip Trivedi July 16, 2021 at 7:13 am #

    Having a number of bloggers is easy, but having niche bloggers is difficult. For commenting also the base/topic/content needs to match, which is one of the vital factors for getting the rank, which has been proved helpful from your blog.

    Thanks for sharing the information.

  2. Moss Clement
    Twitter:
    July 6, 2021 at 3:23 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Growing a blog from scratch requires a collective effort.

    Although some might object to that, but know so because I have experienced it. That is why finding bloggers in one’s niche is vital. It allows you to connect and build lasting relationships that help you grow your blog faster. They help promote your content which effectively drives traffic back to your blog.

    The platforms you listed are great places to find niche bloggers.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Vishwajeet Kumar
    Twitter:
    July 5, 2021 at 2:50 am #

    Hello Donna,

    Finding bloggers in your niche is very important to grow our blog. Blog commenting and guest posting are traditional ways to connect with fellow bloggers. In my 5+ years of blogging journey, I used these methods to connect with fellow bloggers like you in my niche. It is a great experience for me. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet Kumar

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  4. Gaurav Kumar
    Twitter:
    July 1, 2021 at 2:17 am #

    Hi Donna,

    Searching the bloggers in your niche is easy when you follow the above tips.

    thanks!

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  5. Daniel M. June 29, 2021 at 3:38 pm #

    Wow, how interesting is your tip to find bloggers. Didn’t know about this CommentLuv option. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Anil Agarwal
    Twitter:
    June 27, 2021 at 10:43 pm #

    Hi Donna, excellent post and incredible tips to find other bloggers in your niche.

    I always love blog commenting and social media sites like Facebook to find and connect with other bloggers. Also, Quora is another platform that we mostly use to find the target audience for our blog. You need to be consistent with your efforts no matter what platform you pick.

    In the beginning, I used to spend a lot of time on forums like Blog Engage, Warrior Forum, etc to learn new stuff and also to connect with other bloggers in my industry. Although forums are NOT as popular now as they were but they’re still a great way to engage with others.

    Keep up the great work Donna!

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  7. James A McAllister June 25, 2021 at 12:01 pm #

    Hi Donna!

    Blog comments and deep Google searches are the big two from me. Occasionally I’ll also use tools like Ahrefs and see who’s linking to other bloggers I’ve already connected with, this one’s been helpful too.

    I know what you share works because over the years I’ve had at least a dozen people tell me that they originally found me here on your blog.

    In fact Mark Newsome, a good friend of mine and someone that I believe used to comment here a lot was one of those people. And now we meet regularly and have partaken in a number of projects here… so thanks for connecting us!

    – James McAllister

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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      July 15, 2021 at 6:58 pm #

      Hi James,

      Blog commenting for me has always kept my blog going.
      That is so great that folks found you here on my blog. Only goes to show that leaving a good comment (like you Always do) will attract attention of others. This is why commenting is so important.
      And I’m so happy for you and Mark. He is a great guy

      -Donna
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  8. SharlaAnn Matyjanka
    Twitter:
    June 24, 2021 at 10:22 pm #

    Hello Donna
    I am a brand new blogger and was here checking out your blog due to a recommendation from Glenn Shepherd. Him and I have discussed briefly this exact topic but not yet in such great detail. But now I’m sitting here completely mind blown as right before my eyes the importance of connecting plays out before me. Right here on one page are 3 people Glenn recommended I check out. I was just on Ryan Biddulph’s blog reading a great post about what mistakes not to make as a new blogger. Then I come here and get a valuable in depth lesson on how to find more great bloggers to follow. AND THEN in the comments, Lisa Sicard (whom Glenn also recommend I check out) leaving some MORE suggestions on where to discover fellow bloggers.

    I don’t have any experience yet, to offer insight into where to find bloggers and I don’t yet have a well designed plan for going forward but I am so happy to have gotten a front row seat so early on to how important it is to connect. I also feel more confident about moving forward on my search for fellow bloggers. So thank you.

    SharlaAnn

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      July 1, 2021 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi SharlaAnn

      Welcome to blogging!

      Glad you found lots of good guidance here on connecting with other bloggers in your niche.

      Glenn is a great source of knowledge about digital business, so I’d definitely pay attention to his advice.

      As for blogging, just keep connecting with people on sites like this, and establish your presence.

      I look forward to seeing your progress.

      -Donna
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  9. Ryan K Biddulph
    Twitter:
    June 24, 2021 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I find it more amusing every day how the Universe works through kind, like-minded people. I’ve been meaning to give my podcast more love but fell busy doing 101 other things with blogging and enjoying my time in Panama with Kelli….then…..voila! You linked to it here. Thanks for the generous mention.

    Each spot is a goldmine. When you are in the proper consciousness as far as abundance you will literally allow in an endless supply of blogging buddies who find you through these channels. The key is being generous and engaging. Chatty bloggers who share other blogger’s content have no issue finding bloggers in their niche; bees to honey type scenario here.

    Ryan

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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      July 1, 2021 at 4:40 pm #

      Hi Ryan

      You’re right about “chatty bloggers” having no problem finding other bloggers.

      And yes, I’m one of those chatty bloggers.

      But I certainly know a lot of really good bloggers who don’t have that inclination to get out there and chat with people.

      It’s harder for them, but like you said… if you maintain your abundance mind, and constantly give unselfishly to others… it all turns around for you anyway.

      Happy travels in all those cool places like Panama.

      So much fun!

      -Donna
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  10. Lisa Sicard
    Twitter:
    June 24, 2021 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi Donna, I find it is very important. I find them in a variety of places today. Like you mention in blog comments themselves. I used to love CommentLuv, looks like it is working well today. I had moved to Thrive when the owner no longer was there but I understand it’s a new owner 🙂

    I also find bloggers in my niche via Triberr, Blog Engage, Viral Content Bee, web browser search, alternative social media like Minds – which I’m loving by the way! Minds have been bringing more traffic, on my top 20 now! And the bounce rate is low too.

    Of course, I may find some over on Twitter and LinkedIn too. It is important because old bloggers no longer blog and you need new readers for the turnover. It is constant today I’m finding.

    Great topic and hope you are doing well Donna!

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