Top 5 Tips on How to Create a Sense of Community on Your Blog: Guest post on NC Blogger Network

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Why do you blog? I started blogging as a way to positively deal with my struggles with Rheumatoid Arthritis. What I did not expect was how my blog would grow into a wonderful community of readers, some who share my obsession with books and food and others who empathize and understand what living with a chronic illness is like.

Needless to say, I was humbled and honored when Allison from the NC Blogger Network asked me to write a guest post about tips on creating a sense of community on your blog. Today’s the day! Stop by and check out my five easy tips that helped me create a sense of community on my blog and develop a more personal relationship with my readers.

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I am truly thankful, dear readers, to you for reading and your support of my blog. Every comment inspires me to keep writing and I hope to celebrate our small victories together.

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    1. Congrats Lory, the first event can be scary but the passion and enthusiasm is contagious! I can’t wait to host another event I can sink my teeth into. I enjoyed the spike in traffic. What’s next in store for you?

      1. I’d love to host an Elizabeth Goudge Reading Week, probably in April to coincide with her birthday. I really enjoyed the Mary Stewart Reading Week hosted by Gudrun’s Tights this year, and am looking forward to Willa Cather Reading Week next month! These fun, low-key events are great for building community, as you mention.

        1. What a fabulous idea to focus a reading week on one author! You’ve given me an idea to focus a week or month on a continent for our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge. I love lowkey events too and so fun to discuss great books with others!

  1. Great post! Community is turning into my next big goal with my blog. That and social media. I have people that visit but nobody comments. I want to connect with my readers so badly so that is becoming one of my big goals. Finding like-minded people is a lot of the hard part I think. I also started my own book club on my blog. I’m hoping it will help me gain some other book lovers. Great tips!

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    1. I know what you mean Megan, I love getting comments and it’s disheartening when I get crickets on some posts. I’m going to have to check out your book club. I’m a book lover! Hope you will join our Book Lovers Boost Group to help boost your blog’s Facebook page exposure for book-related status updates. Here’s the URL, you can ask to join. Good luck with getting your readers to respond!

    1. Thanks so much Nikol! Good luck with getting your feet going, sometimes you just have to take the plunge. You never know what can happen! I’m taking the plunge this month and doing NaBloPoMo (posting every day for a month with BlogHer), are you participating? It will hopefully help me with consistency and get done these 100’s of blog post ideas I have. Thanks for allowing me to guest post and join this wonderful network of bloggers!

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