Monday, October 19, 2015

5 ways to help your fellow blogger

I was hesitant to share this post, because who am I to tell you how to help another blogger? I'm no-one big, I'm no-one special, and you can do what you want. I know lots of people recently have been annoyed with all the how-to posts that keep popping up, especially regarding blogging, and I get that, but I also think that we can all do what we want, share what we want, etc etc etc so here I am sharing what I want to share. Hope you don't mind.

1. Click their affiliate links.

I spoke to a blogger once who said she refused to click on affiliate links and that always confused me. She would actually go out of her way to google the product rather than click on the link, so that person wouldn't make their 2 cents or whatever. Okay, I don't like when someone sneaks affiliate links in all tricksy like, I don't like if the whole post is affiliate links in an obvious please-click-on-these-way, but if they are honest or they are sharing something they actually know and care about, why wouldn't you? It doesn't hurt you, it's not coming out of your pocket. What's with the affiliate link stigma?


2. Pin their posts.

Okay, yes, sharing via social media in general is nice, but I personally think pinterest is really important because when I am going to travel somewhere, when I want to know how to wear something, or find a review on a product, pinterest is my google. I pin recipes, travel posts, outfits even if they don't directly relate or appeal to me, because I know they might appeal to someone, and they might relate to me in the future.



3. Be honest, tell them, answer them.

Tell them when something is wrong with their blog, when you can't comment, can't see something, or when a link doesn't work, answer a question they asked. I've told people things sometimes and they simply had no idea. I mean, I'm not saying you should go out and point out all the things that you think are wrong but the blogger is perfectly happy with. You never know when the blogger is not aware of something, like recently someone made a joke about captcha and I was like dude, you have captcha on your blog and they had no idea because no-one (myself included) told them. 


Like I said, I'm not saying you need to tell me you hate gifs and I should stop using them, because I'm not gonna stop using them. I'm saying, feel free to tell me that a link doesn't work or that my font is too small or that you hate me. Jk, if you hate me why are you here?

4. Follow them.

When I find a new blogger to love / stalk, I follow all their things. Bloglovin, twitter, instagram, facebook, pinterest, goodreads. Of course, what I really want out of this is an actual friendship (be my friend!) but I know followers, readers, whatever-ers, are important to people. Plus, I'm nosy.


5. Interact with them.

This is different than following someone, in my opinion. Like everything, you don't have to do this, take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila. But like I said, I do this because I enjoy it, because I like the community and the friendships I've made. So when I don't get a reply from a blogger when I've commented on 10 of their posts (not all at once, I'm not that stalker-y), that hurts my poor wittle feewings. But it also means I probably won't come back, because it's like talking to a brick wall, and brick walls are boring. It also means I think you don't like me, and I'm not one to force my friendship, despite my jokes.



I don't think we are in competition with one another, the internet is big enough for all of us. Most of us want different things out of this blogging game, I don't judge you for wanting something that I don't want. I also simply do not follow or interact with bloggers that I don't like because that does not make any sense.

I'm not asking you to follow me, pin my posts, click on my links specifically, just throwing it out there because helping someone else does not hurt you. I know I'm not a blogging expert, or even a people expert, but I love the blogging community, it's been nice to me. I want to be nice right back. 

86 comments:

  1. Love this! It's so weird to me when bloggers don't want to help other bloggers out. We're all a community and I don't get not supporting each other. And seriously loving all your gifs on this post, perfect! You made me want to go back and rewatch The Office with the last one haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Yes! There needs to be more love and support in the blogging community love this!

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  3. Being honest with other bloggers is so important! If a link doesn't work or an image isn't showing up, I appreciate a fellow blogger letting me know! We are all in this together :)

    Amanda
    http://anchoredtosunshine.com/

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  4. Love this!!! #5 especially! Sometimes I feel like there are bloggers who want to be bigger and known, but then they refuse to ever interact with the people who DO make the time for them. I've ended up not coming back to quite a few of those sites because of it.

    I'm glad I started stalking you as soon as I found you because I like being your friend! And you always give great travel & book advice ;) xo

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  5. I love this especially your use of GIFS! ha! This is why the community is so neat to me, no one is comparing or competing...it's all about support {honesty included}. Thanks for this post!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  6. This is so true! And a lot of people don't realize how important it is to help others succeed! It's not that hard! We just need to support them and maybe get a friend in return! How awesome is that? :)
    I feel like competition in our blog world is pointless!
    And gifs? Who doesn't love gifs? :)

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  7. Yes yes yes to all of this. I honestly feel like I could have written this post myself because you clearly crawled into my head and articulated all the thoughts I've been having for a few weeks! <3

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  8. This is a great post! I agree with letting people know if something isn't working in their post (like a link or fonts)...I usually try to politely tell people if they have commented and they are a no-reply blogger because most people probably honestly don't know or don't know how to fix it - I know I didn't a few years ago!! :)

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  9. Great post! I 100% agree with you about how none of it is a contest! I always learn the coolest things from
    Everyone in this community- so YES I will click on their links :)

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  10. I don't like it when someone has sent a blast email asking for clicks...what if I already clicked on all your links?! I love being able to click in a post when it's something I'm interested in and definitely let someone know something isn't working, it's so helpful!

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  11. Oh how I miss the office and Michael Scott, love that gif! And loving this post, I couldn't agree with you more on interaction and sharing. And as for affiliate links, I will always help a bloggy-friend out but if the post is filled with links to click I usually just leave a comment and move on.

    Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3

    Green Fashionista

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  12. I'm glad I'm not the only one that immediately follows a new blogger I like on social media and then stalks them and some of their old posts. And I've been blogging for a little over a year now, and it wasn't until the last few months that I've really started to realize how important blogging relationships are. I love interacting and really getting to know other bloggers because it really is a great community.

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  13. I love this list! I don't understand the issue with affiliate links either, but I don't click on them unless it's something I actually want to know more about.

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  14. I totally appreciate when someone tells me something isn't working so I can fix it. If an affiliate link is something I would like then I will click on it. I think the blogging world is big and you have to find your circle, and support each other.

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  15. I agree, the internet is big enough for all of us!!! And I used to hate telling people things were wrong on their blog, but then I would HATE if I had a post sitting with something wrong on it all day. Affiliate links are fine in my opinion, except when they are sneaky, then I don't like em.

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  16. I feel like you just wrote the Blogging Handbook of Etiquette here. I am 100% on board with ALL OF the things you wrote here. It amazes me how, well, selfish some bloggers can be about wanting people to basically praise and adore them without reciprocating support in any way. I have a rule of three now about that. I'll only comment on someone's blog/insta whatever a max of three times and if there's no reciprocity...bye Felicia. I could elaborate on my agreement with each of your points here, but I'll just summarize with excellent, A++++ post.

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  17. I have a love hate with affiliate links (though I totally agree with everything you said.) Like my 3 on thursday posts - I'm not making it up, I do love everything. On the chance that something on the list is linkable in a way that I'd make a couple cents, I want to do it, but then I feel like people don't believe that it's something I really love. So I haven't affiliate linked anything! Sigh.
    I stalk the crap out of new people. Honestly it's because I would forget otherwise. So if someone new comments on my blog, I comment back and then if they visit a 2nd time I add them to my reader - and then add them on twitter, insta, pinterest.... haha now it sounds creepy!

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  18. I totally agree that there's room for everyone in blogland and we're not in competition. Plus, blogging is so much more fun when you make real friendships and connect with other people. It takes a village to raise a blog haha and you need to give a little love to get a little love!

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  19. I try to follow Facebook pages and give them likes as well. One like on a Facebook page post can bring it to the attention of several other people.

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  20. You know how I feel about this!! Yes!!! There is room for everyone, and people like me feel genuine happiness at others success. Love you girlie and you forgot one ... share their posts. Which is exactly what Ill be doing with this post in my Friday Faves post!!

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  21. I don't know if I love the actual list more or the gifs that go with it - you always find the perfect ones to add in!

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  22. GIF's make the world go round!! This post is so perfect for where the blogging world is right now. Genuine friendships and connections are why I love blogging. I take little breaks but I just can't quite.

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  23. haha, I am wwaaaaaay too lazy to get out of your post and google an affiliate link. ALSO, if it wasn't for a fellow blogger, I would have never known that I was a no-reply. What a rookie. :)

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  24. Great post! I can't believe someone would go out of their way to google a product when they provide affiliate links...

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  25. Agree with all of these! I always click on affiliate links...if someone made you want to look up a product then they deserve my money (not even my money since I don't pay them). If I don't want to support a certain blogger, I'll just quit visiting their blog!

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  26. Supporting each other is so important! Sometimes if we don't no one will. And the affiliate thing.. yeah that's just mean. I don't get why people act so petty.

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  27. I love this post! There is room for all of us bloggers, we should be supporting each other not tearing each other down. Those gifs are hilarious.

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  28. I also get really sad whenever I keep commenting on someone's blog and they never respond lol! And that "creeper/lurker" gif is so true, I follow all my blogging friends on all of their available social media.

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  29. I try to pin all the creative things people post about & give the credit ... I'm not creative so I want people who are to get the props :)

    Yep... a big world of blogs for everyone to find their nitch or people they connect with.

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  30. so simple and all so true!! I definitely feel like the blogging community of women is refreshingly nice to one another and that translates so well in helping one another out. Besides, I love interacting with everyone. It's a large majority of my joy from blogging.

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  31. These are all great things and yea whats the deal with not helping each other out? I'm all about helping other bloggers out! Also, Pinterest is TOTALLY my google too!! haha

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  32. Yes to all of these things!!! You are one of the best blogging people for me because you are honest and open about things. You hooked me up with how to do affiliate links and when I read posts that I see them in, I just click on them and then close out all the links when i am done reading the posts. Sometimes even without looking at them just because I want to help that person out. As long as it wasn't going overboard.

    Two weeks ago, my auto-renew for my domain didn't go through. I had three bloggers contact me via twitter to tell me and I got that shit fixed immediately! I was so thankful because otherwise I probably wouldn't have known until the next morning. Or someone could have stolen my domain name. I mean I dont know who else would want it but still!

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  33. "Take it with a grain of salt and a shot of tequila" hahhahaa for that line alone this was great. But really, yes to all these things. I try and do all of these as much as possible. Also, I get really annoyed when I'm trying to be nice to someone (part of your be honest list item) and they blow me off. Particulalry no-reply comment bloggers. I find their email, send them a link to fix it, and then either stop getting comments from them or worse, keep getting no-reply comments from them. Seriously, come on, I'm trying to help! Also I really need to figure our affiliate links... I'm so behind as a blogger.

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  34. Yes!!!!!! Seriously this is the best post girl. Why do people get all crazy about these things? Like help a sista out lol. I mean if we are up to one in the morning stalking down that sale shirt why wouldn't someone click on it? Pinterest is one of my top traffic contributors so I am always so happy when people pin my posts. When I get home and my work is no longer blocking my social media sites this will immediately be pinned ;-)

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  35. I completely agree that we are not competing with each other—at least, not the niche of blogging that I participate in. There's more than enough room for all of us here and supporting each other only makes the community a better place to be. So why not?? I agree with you completely about affiliate links—don't be sneaky or affiliate link something you would never buy or your readers would never care about—and will totally click them. I'm bad with pinterest, but every time I hop on it I'm reminded of why I should use it more. When I like a post though and know I'll want to refer back to it I definitely try to pin it! I also always try to track down bloggers who are no-reply and let them know, or let them know about broken links and such. I mean, it's just common courtesy right?? Great post, friend :)

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  36. A dolla makes me holla---Ha!!! Hilarious!

    YES to all of this!! A big, fat yes. Blogging is such a huge community, and why wouldn't we support each other?!

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  37. This is such a great post because it's all so true. Like you, I don't care for when a blogger tries to be all sneaky sneaky with affiliate links but come on, if you're going to buy something, throw a friend a few cents. It's not a big deal.

    I'm not the best in responding and interacting but I'm getting better. Because it's so important to foster the relationships.

    I actually wrote a similar post last year or earlier this year. Obviously, we're both very smart.

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  38. I love this list. I try to live by it. I just want to make friends, not compete with anyone.

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  39. YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS to this post! Who the heck went out of her way to NOT click a link? Dang, that's so rude. And yes to letting people know when stuff is wonky or wrong on their site. I have a blogging BFF and we tell each other all the time when things don't look right - sometimes technology gets ya and you really had no idea your site was looking so busted! You need that person to be like, "Hey Paige, did you mean to do that...?"

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  40. These are really great points! And I love your GIFs! Especially the ones today made me laugh out loud!

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  41. Love all the suggestions! And this made me laugh: "or that you hate me. Jk, if you hate me why are you here?" ahahaha. Your blog is in my top 5 to check out first thing every morning when I get to work!

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  42. I love this! It's so great to support each other! I don't get the affiliate link stigma-like you said, it's like two cents, and when we're writing about things we love, why not? :)

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  43. Adore this post!!! You nailed everything about being a nice blogger and it's so important that we support one another! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  44. YES! Everyone of these are so true! A huge one for me is definitely your #5. If I follow a blogger then I FOLLOW them. I read their posts and comment. I follow them on Insta and Pinterest and I'm looking to build a friendship. I've noticed a lot of times that people will follow my blog and Instagram, comment on a bunch of stuff all at once or maybe over a week or two... and then stop interacting as soon as I begin following their blog/commenting on their things. It's like they're just trying to build their following base. But I don't work like that. If it's a one-sided relationship (like you mentioned talking to a brick wall), then I'm out. There was a time when my blog was huge and I had 80-100 comments on every post. But I didn't know any of those people. I couldn't keep anyone's stories straight. So now my blog is tiny, but I know my readers. And I like it that way. :)

    Anyway, love all of this advice!

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  45. I totally feel like affiliate links are shady on some people's sites but yea, if I truly found it useful or whatever, I'll click. And LOL on "because it's like talking to a brick wall, and brick walls are boring". That's for sure. I don't have time to talk to brick walls.

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  46. Thank you for this! I'm just a blogger-wannabe with a blog set up and all of maybe 4 posts (woot!) ... but no time to finish the last post I started in July. JULY! I'm too busy reading/stalking/finding new bloggers anyway. And let me say that I won't follow/stalk a blog if they aren't someone I just know I'd be friends with in real life. So if I ever meet you in person, we're best buddies, mkay? :)

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  47. Amen! The internet is totally big enough for all of us.

    I only click on affiliate links if someone discloses that they're affiliate links. If they don't disclose and I click on them and it's trickstery, I will never click on their link again. Tell me the post is sponsored/written by someone else or tell me the links are affiliate links.

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  48. I spy one of my recipes in your Pinterest! Thanks girlie! And I agree about the affiliates. Yes some people may go overboard in their posts but if you're sharing products you love or use, then why not put an aff link in there.

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  49. It is only Monday but I'm pretty sure this is my favorite post of the week! Good call (and great funnies too haha) Happy Monday friend! xoxo

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  50. Preach it girl! I agree with all of these. There's a lot of room for us at the top. We should be able to help each other out, it is such a small world. One can never know where we end up, I rather be in the helping side of things.

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  51. I'm glad you wrote this because it's so true!!!!!! I shouldn't but I take it kind of personally when someone won't reply to my comments haha it's so dumb but I'm like hey I like your blog and want to be your friend, talk to me!!! And obviously I agree with everything else, especially clicking affiliate links. As long as it isnt like throwing them down your throat there's nothing wrong with clicking them. and it literally is like a 2 cent gain haha
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

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  52. I have no problem with affiliate links, especially on blogs that I love. It definitely does start to bug met when it becomes very clear that the blogger is now a giant advertisement. I don't care how pretty your pictures are if your content lacks the passion it once had. haha I'm a total creep too. I'm trying my hardest to not be as creepy, but if you give your kids nicknames for your blog. . . I'll figure out their real names. We are friends after all. (I'm just now realizing the extent of my creepiness. Yikes.)

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  53. hello! coming to you from Ft. Lauderdale - I FINALLY have access to a computer! when I found out there was a computer station with free access, I high-tailed it out of the room/abandoned my family to connect LOL. mother of the year right here.
    I only click affiliate links if they interest me (rarely) but if it's a link to another person's blog, then there's a good chance I will just to see what all the hoopla is about! just don't ram that shit down my throat - i'm a grown ass woman and can decide if I want to read something so let me decide goddammit!

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  54. Love this! There have been plenty of times when something wasn't working on my blog (I'm looking at you comments), and I didn't know about it until a reader contacted me :)

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  55. Great post lady!! I fully agree with all of these. We need to support each other, and whether people blog for work or just for the sheer fun of it, it takes time and effort and thought and feeling!

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  56. I have definitely avoided links I knew were affiliate. But only for certain people. Is that terrible of me?!?! lol
    Interaction is HUGE. I get that my blog isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea BUT if I'm commenting on yours - especially if it's multiple times - you can at least acknowledge me with a response!!!!

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  57. I love all of this! You are such a wonderful, supportive blogger! Plus, I love your gifs. And your cats. And just you in general!!!

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  58. I don't get the thing with affiliate links either... it's not like someone is tricking you to go to a page you don't know you're going to-- it's what you're trying to look at! I always forget to pin from blogs, but I'm trying to get better about it-- especially recipes because I always want to go back to them and can't find them!

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  59. Yes to all of these. Even though I've been in the blogging world for almost a year I still don't get when bloggers won't help each other out. I can justify in some sense my non-blog friends/family because they don't understand the significance of an affiliate link or a retweet. But we all as bloggers do. It's not going to hurt your blog out by helping others. It doesn't put anyone "ahead" and in the end helping each other gets us ALL farther along.

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  60. Totally with you on the affiliate links and the following. Also, post what you want girl! We'll follow you to the end ;)

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  61. Huge applause for this post! I've "met" several great people through blogging.
    As you said, I think it's only fair and polite for someone to check out your blog if you're checking theirs out. We should all be a community that wants to help each other out.

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  62. Love these suggestions! I struggle with being able to comment when I'm on mobile (which is often how I read blog posts these days!) so I try to save posts to share them on social media later.

    P.S. in the spirit of this post, it looks like a couple of spam comments have snuck through ^^ ;)

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  63. I like your take on the affiliate links. I've always avoided them, because I'm less likely to trust recommendations if they've been paid for BUT if it's something I'm genuinely interested in - sure I'll use your link. I mean, like you said, why go out of my way to prevent you from getting money? Especially if I'm going to buy it anyway. A couple years ago, when I first started following people, I was so scared to actually talk to them. It's so silly now, in hindsight, because everyone is so friendly!

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  64. Completely agree with all of your points but especially #5. I hate when bloggers never respond to comments. I understand we are all busy and I don't need a response like two seconds later but eventually it would be nice. I stopped reading a few blogs because they just never responded to anything.

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  65. Yes to all of these except I do comment on like 10 at a time because normally I'm behind. I promise I'm not a total stalker. But I've never understood what people have about affiliate links either. There is a popular blog I read and I've seen things completely bashing her because she uses affiliate links even though she clearly says (but it should be assumed, really. She is a fashion blogger) that she uses affiliate links. What's wrong with people making a few bucks from blogs? Something I can't stand though is when people do a post about things they don't like and then use an affiliate link to the product.

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  66. ALL THE YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blogging is wayyyy less fun without the community. It is no fun to read blogs when you feel like you don't know who is behind it, and that they you know, wanna know you a little too. I feel that way about all social media right now... no one comments anymore, no one even likes stuff that they like. Even me. What kind of sense does that make?!?! I sort of resolved to try harder because it really is nice when someone cares enough to comment on something blog or otherwise. I particularly feel that way about people who are trying to build up their dreams too. Duh, because I am doing that currently I suppose... but I'm trying hard to like and comment on things that people are pursuing on facebook. Because, they should work to do what they want for a living. I think that so frequently just looking at how huge a difference it makes on my stationery page on facebook page. Even just a few more people liking it makes it visible to sooo many more people on facebook. Which is brilliant for someone like me who isn't paying for ads yet. :) So short version.... yes. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  67. Yes yes yessss to this entire post! You know I feel the same way about affiliate links and I'm still so thankful for the day that Kate from Green Fashionista told me I had captcha on when I never knew about it! I think it's a great thing to support blogging friends, the community is what it is all about for me!

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  68. Dude, you're famous! Holy comment on this post :) I love what you said about the Internet being big enough for all of us. It really is! Great points.

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  69. Yes! Love this post! Good for you for throwing this all out there - it drives me insane when bloggers don't want to help fellow bloggers out. Like you said, the Internet is a huge place - I'm pretty sure there's enough room for all of us. We don't have to compete, and no blog is the same - that's what makes it fun! And, yes to replying to comments/interacting with others. It's the best part, and I'm so glad you and I have been able to develop a friendship recently. :)

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  70. Great post!! I love when we all help each other out! Especially when my blogging friends let me know the freaking no-reply blogger is popping up again when I comment - ugh!! lol xx

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  71. SO good. As we've discussed, one of the best parts of the blogging community is the support and encouragement that we receive from some people. This is such a positive post! Uhm. I don't know what an affiliate link is.

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  72. This post is really lovely. Lately I've been bad with comments and I'm playing catch up but normally I try to respond as quickly as possible. I love when people take the time to comment or favorite! This post is so sweet and helpful without being bossy! It's awesome! I think I will take a note from you and share it so that more can see it!

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  73. Well said (and nice GIFS too)! :-)

    I really need to work on my Pinterest account. I have a personal account (that I regularly look at, yet haven't pinned anything to for probably 6 months or so), and an account I set up specifically for my blog. (I'm weird and don't like using my full name for blog stuff so I try to keep some things separate.) Anyway, I have zero pins on my blog Pinterest account. ZERO. I keep telling myself to work on organizing it (and that it's a great way to save blog posts I really like, recipes, etc.), but I just never do. This was a nice reminder that I should get on that!

    I'm getting slightly better with social media in general (okay, really just Instagram), but sometimes I forget to follow people. That sounds really weird, but I just don't even think about it because I'll scroll through my feed, like and comment on some stuff, maybe post my own picture ... And then close the app. I think I would be a terrible stalker because I'm just so lazy. Haha.

    And you were actually the one to help me when I wasn't responding to comments via email! (I think you already knew that, but I'm saying it again anyway.) It was one of those newbie blogger silly mistakes, but I was so happy when you told me ... Now I can actually properly interact with other people (which is, as you pointed out in this post, kind of the whole point of blogging)! :-)

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  74. Yes, yes, and yes! Love your tips! Blogging is all about encouraging and supporting others and this post sums it up perfectly!

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  75. You are seriously one of the nicest and most helpful people in all of blogland and I'm so glad you shared your tips on how to be nice and helpful to others :) And yes I follow/stalk the shit out of new people too and don't understand people who DON'T do that haha! And people who don't reply or make any attempt to acknowledge that I said something used to make me sad but now I'm just like oh well for you, there are A LOT of blogs out there so now I know I don't need to waste my time on yours haha.

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  76. Great post. And you're right, the internet is big enough for all of us!

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  77. 100% agree with these! It's important to help each other and encourage each other! I definitely care about the people I care about - like I'll read and comment and click and share, especially if there is a connection :)

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  78. How did I miss this gem of a post? I 100% agree with all of this of course, but moreso, I have to proclaim to the whole blogging universe that this girl actually does do all of these things she's mentioned! I cannot even count the amount of times you've told me something was up with my blog or responded to that lonely little question at the bottom of my posts when no one else does. I seriously think "bestie" might be your super power!

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  79. This is such a wonderful reminder. I've so appreciated when others have let me know when a link didn't work of something was worded incorrectly. You are so correct that the internet is big enough for all of us and by supporting each other, I believe we only become stronger.

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  80. I love all of this. And it's pretty much how I feel. I come back to blogs that I love because I love them but also because the blogger has been kind and friendly and replies back. It's hard to juggle commenting back and work and life and I get that so I don't mind delays at all. But complete silence?

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  81. Love this! I think supporting fellow bloggers is super important!

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  82. Preach! I have no problem clicking affiliate links. If they introduced me to the product, why shouldn't they get credit?

    Alyssa
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  83. I'm not sure how I missed this when you published it, but I agree with all 5 of these. Affiliate links are zero issue to me. I just hate that they link to entirely random words, or maybe that's Google Ads? Either way I don't use them.

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Thank you so much for your comment! I reply to my comments via email, but I can't do that if you are a no-reply blogger :-) If you are here to be a troll, please kindly bugger off. Thanks!