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HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVOURITE BLOGGERS

How to support your favourite blogger / Our Urban Box

Blogging is fun. I love it. But it is hard work. I didn’t actually realise how much hard work it is when I started. Blog posts can take anywhere from 30mins – to 4 hours to create. Writing, researching, taking photos or finding free stock images online, promoting, answering emails. Before I knew it, Our Urban Box took off and it has almost become a 2nd part time job. A part time job without a income. And that is totally cool. I am not here to make a 2nd income from my blog, whilst that would be nice in the future, at the moment I am just happy being here and doing what I love.

It got me thinking though. A lot of my blogging friends are the same. Blogging is their passion. They love it as much as I do. I want to show my support to the blogs I follow because I know how much work goes into a blog. And who doesn’t want to support their friends? I wrote myself a list as a reminder of ways I can support them. I though I would share that list with you today how to support your favourite blogger and show them some lovin’.

Read and Comment Each time you visit your favourite blog, their statistics increase. And while blogging isn’t all about the stats, good stats can bring opportunities to your favourite blogger which will result in better content for you and awesome giveaways. So make sure in pop in regularly to see whats new on your favourite blogs. After reading a post from your favourite blogger leave a comment. We love comments, we really do! They make our heart all warm and fuzzy. Ask questions, start a debate if you don’t agree with what has been said (in a nice way – Trolling is simply not acceptable), a simple thank you is often enough. Comments let bloggers know that you are loving what you are reading. So show some comment love the next time you read a post that you love! 

➕ Share on Social Media – If you loved what you read, chances are your friends and family will love it as well. Share the post via Facebook, Twitter, or email. Bloggers love it when their work is shared on Social Media. At the end of each post you should see some Social Media icons, click these to share the post. If your a blogger and think your audience will love the post as well, share it on your blogs Social Media accounts. Sharing is caring!

Pin it – Pin it baby! Pin that recipe for later, Pin that gorgeous kitchen, Pin all of the things! I like to Pin recipes from my favourite bloggers because I know I will forget about them otherwise. 

Follow on Social Media – Follow your favourite blogger on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Chat to them on Facebook, like their photos and posts on Facebook and Instagram. Leave comments! Remember social media is a great way to connect and build friendships as well. Get amongst it and have some fun. Most blogs will have social media icons in their side bar – click on them and give them a like or follow! 

➕ Subscribe to Newsletters – Show your support by signing up to newsletters and RSS feeds. This is a great way to stay in touch with what is new and exciting on your favourite blogs if you can’t remember to pop in each day. I subscribed to all my favourite bloggers this way plus I also follow them on Bloglovin. If you haven’t got that app on your phone yet – go do it now. I’ll wait for you. 

➕ Buy their E-products – There really is a lot of work that goes into a e-product. So much work. So if your favourite blogger releases a e-product, show your support and buy it. They are normally only a few dollars and this all goes a long way to helping cover the costs of hosting and buying domains and such other things. The blogger releases e-products because they know their audience will appreciate the content and as a way to say thank you. 

➕ Link up to their Link up parties –  If you are a fellow blogger, link up your posts to their link up parties. The more the merrier when it comes to link up parties!

Email and Say Hi – Receiving emails from you guys really makes my day. I cherish all the emails I have received and keep them saved in a special folder in my emails. Words of encourage, appreciation or just “I really loved that post on…” are the best! Who knows where that email may lead to? A new friendship or collaboration?

Enter their Giveaways – Bloggers love to run giveaways on their blog. Its our way of saying thanks for reading. When bloggers are just starting out, they often have to pay for these prizes out of their own pockets. So next time you see a giveaway on your favourite blog, enter! – Who doesn’t love to win a little something something? 

These simple acts of kindness are easy to do! I know your favourite blogger will truly appreciate your support. How do you support your favourite bloggers? And who are your favourite bloggers? I am always keen to find more blogs to read.

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34 Comments

  1. Jo @ You had us at hello

    April 14, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more Fleur! I shall definitely be sharing this awesome post 🙂 xx

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    April 14, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I love this so hard! Comments and emails are my favourite – they make my world go round!
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  3. Lisa Humphries

    April 14, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Such a wonderful post xx
    Thank you for reminding the world how much we love comments and emails and shares and blog love in general 🙂
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  4. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me

    April 14, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I love this post so much, go you for spreading the word! I comment instead of replying to comments because I reckon it’s time well spent!
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  5. Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties

    April 14, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Such a great reminder, I really need to make more time to comment and share others fantastic work
    Pinning on Pinterest
    Visiting from IBOT
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  6. Caz Filmer

    April 14, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Yes to all of those! Nice one.
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  7. Renee Wilson

    April 14, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Love this Fleur!! I agree with it all. Great etiquette for bloggers. I’ll be sure to share this 🙂 #teamIBOT
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  8. Renee Wilson

    April 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I love this, Fleur! Great etiquette for bloggers. I’ll be sure to share 🙂 #teamIBOT
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  9. Julie

    April 14, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Very thoughtful post – yes it does take a lot of work and is so nice when someone reaches out and it’s not your gran 🙂 thanks for the suggestions xx

  10. EssentiallyJess

    April 14, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Yep comments are like blogger crack; we can’t get enough 🙂
    I used to spend so much more time blogging a few years ago, but these days I’m much more reserved. Blogging started as a way of writing, and now I write at other times, so it feels ok to not be on the blog so much 🙂
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  11. shannon @my2morrows

    April 14, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Oh I love this post Fleur! One to share for sure! Thanks lovely xx
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  12. Lisa @ Twinkle Little Soul

    April 14, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Fantastic post Fleur. I was just thinking about this topic today! You’ve compiled a great list. I will be sharing x
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  13. Jenni from Styling Curvy

    April 14, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    Love it Fleur and yes blogging is encompassing and every time I press ‘publish’ aittle piece of me goes out there onto the Internet…always nice when people comment x
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  14. Kirsten McCulloch

    April 15, 2015 at 12:07 am

    All excellent points! Sharing and commenting – even just a quick hello, I read this, interesting stuff – makes us feel so good 🙂
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  15. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers

    April 15, 2015 at 7:19 am

    Love this post Fleur. Comments really do make my day, I must email some more too. I’m definitely going to be sharing this. x
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  16. Charlene

    April 15, 2015 at 8:36 am

    POST OF THE WEEK!!! I am definitely sharing this post. Great tips/reminders for bloggers & non-bloggers alike. Thank you so much for sharing Fleur.
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  17. Lyn@The Travelling Lindfields

    April 15, 2015 at 8:39 am

    You are so right. It makes my day to wake up to comments on my blog. I always try to return the favour and to seek out new blogs to comment on and follow.
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  18. Carrie

    April 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Love this, I know how much I appreciate comments and feedback on my blog. I will be putting your suggestions into action, we all need those connections to know we aren’t writing in vain.
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  19. Louise@WillungaWino

    April 15, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    This is a fab post Fleur, thank you for sharing it. I’ll be promoting it via my social media channels 🙂

  20. Sasha @ From the Left Field

    April 15, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Great tips lovely!! So very true xx
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  21. Ashlea @ Glamour Coastal Living

    April 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Couldn’t agree more Fleur! comments and emails make my day – seriously. Biggest warm fuzzy feeling when a post resonates with someone else and they loved it so much they care to tell you x
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  22. Leanne - Lime & Mortar

    April 15, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Awesome post Fleur and so true! Especially the comments, every single one is exciting
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  23. Shannon @ Dash of Tonic

    April 15, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    As a really new blogger, I find this list so helpful!

    It gives a great starting point in how to structure my limited writing/reading blog time.

  24. Nancy | Plus Ate Six

    April 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    I thought it was only me who spent 4 hours on a post!! Comments totally make my day too – it’s like a pat on the back. Great post Fleur x
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  25. Mandy, Barbie Bieber and Beyond

    April 16, 2015 at 9:27 am

    What a great post! They are all little things, but can make such a difference. It’s nice to know that our posts are being read and not just drifting into the big black hole of internet space, never to seen of again.
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  26. Bec @ The Plumbette

    April 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    Great post! Leaving comments is the best way to leave love on a blog.

  27. Kristy @ Loulou Zoo

    April 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I love this post – I had no idea about commenting etc before I started my blog! Now I LOVE comments…and emails…well any contact really! x

  28. Monique@The Urban Mum

    April 18, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Hu Fleur, Receiving comments is such a lovely exchange. I love getting to know readers. And pinning ( just pinned yr great image) and sharing. Thank you for putting this post out there. X

  29. di @ lime&soda

    April 19, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Awesome post Fleur, I’m definitely sharing this one.
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  30. Sonia Life Love Hiccups

    April 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    Love this Fleur – there are so many awesome ways to share the bloggy love. xx
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  32. Jess

    April 22, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Aww this is a lovely post! I love to read posts and comment, but I admit I am not very good at the social media thing. I always forget to pin things and then can’t find/remember them afterwards! Thanks for the reminders of the other ways I can support my fav blogs 🙂
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  33. Karin @ Calm to Conniption

    April 23, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    I completely missed this awesome, encouraging post Fleur. It is a tough gig and a little love goes a long way. Nice one.
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  34. peregrinationgourmande

    April 28, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Great post dear! I should give that “mode d’emploi” to my french friends who never comment!!! haha!
    xx cathy
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