I love WordPress and the amazing WordPress community! But I know how intimidating it can be to make friends and interact with fellow bloggers, especially if you’re a new blogger just starting out. I thought I’d share some tips on how to make friends on WordPress ♡
It can be really hard to make friends and connect with people, especially if you’re shy. When I first started out on WordPress I was also really shy, but then I came across a blog that I loved so much that I just had to interact with the blogger and we’ve been friends ever since – Thanks Heather for having some or other bookish posts that got me out of my shell.
♡ Leave comments on blogs.
If you read a blog post (whether it’s a review, tag or just a random post) and you feel that you can relate to something in the post – leave a comment. I promise you that none of us bite and we love to interact with other bloggers especially if they can relate to something we’ve just written. You might just realise that you have so much in common with another blogger that you become friends and start following each others blogs!
Now, there are some comments that won’t get you any attention (in my personal opinion). I’m sorry, but if you just write a comment telling me to go check out your blog, the chance is very good that that’s not going to happen. Comments aren’t there for “advertising” yourself, comments are there for the community to talk and interact with one another.
♡ Reply to comments on your blog.
When someone takes time to comment on one of your posts, comment back! Start a conversation, talk and interact! No one wants to receive just a “like” on a comment they’ve posted on a blog, they want to interact and communicate. People that take the time to comment want to know that their comment was seen and appreciated.
I love commenting on other blogs with the hope of a conversation starting, it’s one of my favourite things to do when I go blog hopping.
♡ Interact on other Social Media sites.
Interact with bloggers on other social media sites besides WordPress. If you interact with bloggers on Twitter and Instagram you can become even better friends here on WordPress. The better friends you become on other social media sites the more friends/followers you can gain on here.
I hope these tips & tricks give you the confidence to start interacting with other bloggers. I hope that you make loads of wonderful bookish friends and that you start many bookish conversations.
Do you agree with these tips & tricks? Do you have any tips that you’d like to add? How did you make friends on WordPress? I’d love to talk with you in the comments!