I really wanted to put these sentiments down in words, I hope that you will like them and that you might agree. Over the past few months, I have become more involved with the blogging community, mostly via Twitter. The community at it’s best offers support, encouragement and words of advice, whether that be with regards to which nail polish to buy or with regards to how to deal with illnesses.
However, not everyone in the blogging community is nice. There seems to be a pocket of bloggers who are either in it for the freebies or money and view their blogs as in competition with others. There have been some incidents of what I could describe as bullying, bitchiness and a never ending trail of complaining.
To counteract this negativity I thought I would dedicate a few moments a day to spreading some much needed #bloglove. We all write blogs because we choose too, we all have our passions and this should be something we should share with each, rather than viewing it as a competition to see who has the most GFC followers or unique visitors.
Let us support our fellow bloggers, here are a few things that I am going to do to spread #bloglove that I hope you might do as well.
- If you read a blog post and enjoy it, leave a comment! It will make the blogger happy and will show support.
- If you find a new blog or read a post that you love, why not share it online? This could be via Twitter, Facebook or even on your own blog, this will help that blogger to grow.
- If you feel like you want to say something negative, think before you speak, is it worth it? I always say, if you have nothing good to say, don’t say anything at all.
- Engage with each other, we are lucky enough to be in a digital world, where we can reachout and connect with people in ways never possible before, if you see a tweet that you have an opinion on, respond! Encourage conversation.
Think of it as a pay it forward or Blog Karma situation, if you do something friendly, helpful or supportive for one blogger, chances are they will return the favour at some point.
Want to spread the love on Twitter? Use the hash tag #bloglove so we can follow your blog finds!