Did you know that 95-99% of all blogs are abandoned within the first 2 years? Some bloggers just never learn how to drive enough supporting traffic. Some simply can’t keep up with the writing and give up. Some just never overcome the discouragement of feeling like what they write really matters. Regardless of the reason, I hate the thought that so many people fail.
Perhaps you’ve found a blog that you LOVE and want to see flourish. Ever wondered how you can help? Today I thought I would show you some simple things that you can do to support your favorite blog. I encourage you to pick the one you are most comfortable with and bless your favorite blogger. Or, better yet, go down the list and do them all. Trust me, you can’t be too big of a fan!
Leave comments on the blog post
Perhaps you feel shy or don’t think it matters if you comment. I would challenge you to step outside of those feelings. If you feel moved by a post or have something to add, please comment. I can confidently speak for other bloggers when I say, WE LOVE THIS! I am often so blessed by commenters, no matter what they have to say. By the way…there is no need to fear…your email address is never displayed or sold and you can always just comment using your first name to protect your privacy.
Subscribe to the blog via email
So many bloggers wish it wasn’t so, but we are often evaluated based on the number of subscribers that we have. Advertisers and companies put heavy weight on this one fact (even though it fails to show much about our loyal supporters!) If you love a blog, subscribe via email. The beauty of this is, you get posts delivered straight to your inbox and you never have to remember to visit. Here is my subscription box in case you haven’t subscribed, yet!
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Become a fan on Social Media
Even though I have a love/hate relationship with much of social media, the reality is that it is the direction that our society is headed in. Just like when I get in my car, there are dangers and other things that I simply don’t like, but I still drive because there are great benefits to driving. Like, say…getting somewhere. I see Social media in the same light. Yes, it can suck you in and yes, it can cause issues. BUT, there are great benefits…needed encouragement, information, and love to be had. And better than that…if you like your favorite blogger, you will get updates on posts and other fun information.
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Help Spread the Word
Believe it or not, a reader is the best advertising that a blog can have. If you love the blog, share it. Love a post? Share it. Pin it on interest. Post it on Facebook. Tweet it. Email links to friends or even share on forums and groups. Trust me, you make a difference!
Add the blog’s button to your blog
If you have a blog, you can help by adding a blog’s button to your sidebar. This is very simple. Just copy and paste the code that you see in the box below (you can usually find this kind of box in the sidebar of the blog). Then paste the code into an html/text widget in your theme. If you would like to do this, but have trouble, contact the blog owner for help. I’m sure they would be happy to help.
Purchase from affiliates
Ever wondered what those affiliates links are all about? Being an affiliate is a lot like being a salesperson. If I recommend something to you and you click on the link and buy that product, I receive a small commission. Simple as that! This is a great way to help your favorite blogger and her family while buying products that you were already going to buy anyway.
For my blog, you can trust that I am recommending something that I trust and love enough to share with you. No lemons here! You will find affiliates on the right sidebar, as well as, in posts. Specifically, anything that you buy from Christian Book Distributors or Dayspring will qualify as an affiliate purchase. So next time you have a need, pop over to my sidebar and click on the appropriate company!
Vote for your favorite blog
There are lots of contests and honors that a blog might earn. You can help your favorite blogger by nominating them for such honors and by voting.
Right now, I am in the running for the Top 25 Homeschooling blogs. Would you mind voting? I would be humbled to earn your vote. Simply click on the circle below. You can vote everyday until June 27th. I am currently number 117!
I hope you learned a little something today. Did you learn something new? Have you supported a blog in a different way? I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts?
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