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Blogging Communities are NOT for New Bloggers

Why new bloggers should not join the blogging communitiesAs we are in the blogging world, we know how powerful is a community founded and operating by fellow bloggers. It gives us an enormous coverage through actively participation, interacting with updates from other bloggers, visiting their posts, commenting, and sharing.

It can and works real good for so many great bloggers. It can really work good for you as well.But new bloggers should not join the big league. Never plan for it in the starting phase.

Yeah, a big league. Not I meant the bloggers of top notch who are blogging since 2000 but anyone who is in blogosphere from a bit of while. If you go with the same route like them, prepare to fail.

Do you know what took them there? Got any idea?

Lots of dedication and seriousness and of course passion.

Now ask yourself, do you have it?

I have it, not much, but yeah I have some of it. And I am working on developing it more.

But of course, you can have it more than me and can have it rapidly. Just that it requires passion and dedication.

What about time including passion and dedication?

I won’t say time because everyone has it. Just a problem that we don’t utilize it to make most out of it — to get results. To invest at things that can make the results to surface out of imaginations.

Then why new bloggers should not join the blogging communities?

I am not saying to not join. I am saying to NOT join them as you are new. Or if not new but you are not acquainted with many friendliest bloggers.

What good it will be if you post a blog post and no one will give it an up vote or comment on it? It will rather look spam-my and like you’re talking with your hand.

Okay, that rings the bell now?

I hope it does. If not, let me clear it up with some more points as to why I am forcing it for new bloggers to actually not join the blogging communities.

First of all, make a list rather on a diary or in computer’s notepad.

Write down the numerical number for the bloggers you know the most. Let it be a truth. Don’t worry if it is a zero or one or five. Just write it down.

After numbers, now write their names. How many you got?

If you got zero; Mate! Do not worry at all! I will tell you a bit later what you can do to make your name stand out in the crowd.

If you got a few like five to ten and even you know a little about them or just their names. Don’t worry as well. Just follow this post up to the finish line.

Well, is there any strategy?

Of course, it is not. It can never be. But yeah, there is an original way to actually get noticed in blogosphere.

And the very top thing is social media. The first and foremost the easiest and most-effective one.

Social media is widely used by every bloggers. They share their content, they promote it, they use it to keep in touch with other bloggers, and their audiences. And that’s the time to jump into it. To keep yourself going with them.

You gotta interact with them on their almost-every updates. Get in touch with them on their blogs. Subscribe to their blogs so as soon you see there are new posts emerged on their blogs, jump right away to leave some remarkable feedback not only to show you’re new but you are also a serious new blogger who is in this blogging world to make some difference, to make great connections with fellow bloggers.

Okay, this is the natural strategy. Nothing works other than genuine interaction with anyone to get noticed in their world. As a blogger no matter new or old, we all have to keep it in use, to stick to.

When there is no natural attention you are giving to anyone. They can feel and sense of it quite easily and when that is practicing within one’s initial phases of interaction, the strong impression of non-seriousness is spotted and developed for that person and it then requires lots of inputs and further interaction if that person is willing to change his first impression.

Here comes the second thing

After giving much prioritization to social media interaction, its the time to jump on their blogs. As you keep up with them through social media, you will be easily recognized with your face and name.

Keep your display name and face picture persistent everywhere. It is the only possible indication new people can recognize you easily with.

[Tweet “Name and face are your easiest indicators for others that you’re You.”]

Again, why new bloggers should not join the blogging communities?

For the very same reason — You’re not known.

Get some good relationship with the fellow bloggers through social media and their blogs. And place blog communities in your second wave of strategy or plan or whatever you call it.

Joining the blogging communities right after establishing your blog will be a bad move. As you’re not known, no one will give you an up vote, recommend or share your content. And your content will be lost in the sea of contents. Pushed to the back pages of the blogging communities. Oh! I forgot, it will actually not even cross the few pages from the backside.

It is especially in the case of such blogging communities where up/down vote system is in place to make the content show up on the main pages.

Do it instead, actually you should do it first!

Get noticed in the world of blogging first. You must do it. And do not forget about not joining the blogging communities. But not now. Please. Please!, not now.

Real life example

Think. Just think and assume for a minute.

I am not known in the blogosphere. I joined a blog community on my first day of blogging. For what?

For promotion, right?

Why promotion? Because I joined that blogging community for nothing else than marketing or promoting my stuff, isn’t it correct?

Not? Why not?

Because I was not serious to make good networking with fellow bloggers at first hand. My core reason to join the blogging communities was just to promote my stuff. If I was any serious, then I had to work on connecting and making friendship with fellow bloggers.

So, does it make sense? I hope it does. If not, read the post again from the beginning.

Conclusion!

Work on creating great content. Stream in the fellow bloggers to your blog. Make good connections on social media. Know them from their blogs. And rock ‘n’ roll your presence on the blogging communities.

Over to you!

What do you think about all of it? Jump into the comments with your views and thoughts.

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ROhan Chaubey - April 8, 2015

Hi Adeel,

I loved and enjoyed to read your point of views, opinions and perspective to things. I was benefited by joining friendly communities like Aha!NOW where no up-votes and likes are given rather we encourage each other and reciprocate the love and attention we are given.

I agree to you at some point because there are communities out their where bloggers form alliance and only up-vote, comment and share each others content and by doing this they are dominating the entire community. This is bad!

Thanks for writing this. It was a good read.

– Rohan Chaubey.

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    Adeel Sami - April 10, 2015

    Hello Rohan,

    Thank you! πŸ™‚

    So true! Aha!NOW is such a great community where new and old; all bloggers get the same attention and reach. And this feature makes Aha!NOW! an unique platform where everybody loves to join and participate.

    Thanks again Rohan for the appreciation and this great comment! πŸ™‚

    See you often!

    ~ Adeel

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TonmoyParves - April 8, 2015

Adeel Bro, Just amazing Great Job. To be honest, you just mention the all points that i can add any extra one. Thanks a lot’s Bro.
Keep sharing your thoughts with us

Cheers

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    Adeel Sami - April 10, 2015

    Hello Tonmoy brother!

    Thanks man!! Really pleased to see you found it of any help!

    Thanks again! πŸ™‚

    ~ Adeel

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Naveen Kumar - April 8, 2015

Hey Adeel,
I think it is the first time on your blog and I am glad that I landed on this awesome post that tell a lot. I am agree with Rohan that in blogging comunities we should live friendly and keep helping nature for all so newbie can take advantage of blogging community. All need to encourage each other so all can grow and inspire.
Thanks for sharing this article here πŸ™‚
Naveen

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    Adeel Sami - April 10, 2015

    Hello Naveen,

    So glad to see you on my place!! πŸ™‚

    Definitely! The core reason of every blogging communities should be to help new ones to reach to the wider audience the community is owning. There should not be any advantage if new bloggers are being ignored, not forcibly but by the system. The system has to think of promoting and appreciating everyone or else it will remain a barn land the property of few and won’t attract any new visitors but just few passer-by.

    Thanks again for the visit and I see you often! πŸ™‚

    ~ Adeel

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Gordan - April 18, 2015

Hello,

First of all thanks for the wonderful article, I agree with your views regarding blogging communities and I think blogging always require dedication and consistency. If a person have both the things then he/she can easily survive in blogging community.

Thanks

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    Adeel Sami - April 20, 2015

    Hello Gordon,

    First off, I welcome you to my place, really pleased to have you here!

    You’re quite right, dedication is all we need to actually have the stream of consistency flowing! Blogging requires too much of dedication plus higher scale of patience and repeat it everyday. If it is done, one will notice the great results happening in the near future. But the key is to repeat it everyday.

    Thanks for leaving this great comment, Gordon!

    I see you often! πŸ™‚

    ~ Adeel

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Tuhin - April 18, 2015

Hello Adeel,
I have believed in making sound relationships with fellow bloggers. Simply passing one liner comments do not solve the cause.
I agree with you as I have seen many amateurs joining big communities fail it uneasy to communicate with the already established big guns which in turn leads to a lot of frustration.
So the focus should be on building relationship first before jumping in big communities and forums.

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    Adeel Sami - April 20, 2015

    Hello Tuhin,

    Welcome to my place! πŸ™‚

    That’s way too right. Actually in the real life, you have to have some sort of initial meetups referenced by your already-friends. Like walking straight to the person you and him don’t know each other, it will not spark anything good but will make the experience bad.

    We have to establish good friendly relationships outside of the blogging communities through social media and their own blogs, it is the solid way to make our landings in blogging communities stress free as we would know who we already know. πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for the visit, Tuhin! And I see you often!

    ~ Adeel

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Swadhin Agrawal - April 21, 2015

Hi Adeel,
My first visit to your blog. And I am loving to read your point of views on blogging communities. I never thought this way. Its also true that communities like Aha!NOW help even new bloggers to gain communities and identity in blogosphere.
Have a great day.

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    Adeel Sami - April 22, 2015

    Hello Swadhin,

    I so welcome you on my place and it is more than honor to have you! πŸ™‚

    That’s way too true of what you say, the communities such as Aha!NOW is a real breathing example of what blogging communities should look like and act like. The other type of blogging communities are indeed very helpful but as you know new bloggers cannot make up to the top pages, their efforts are somewhat not up to par to manage their presence just on the other type of blogging communities.

    The truest indicator of getting to know by blogosphere is by joining forum-based blogging communities and Aha!NOW is again the best way to kick start not just for new bloggers but for every blogger at any level of success.

    Thanks again Swadhin for visiting my place and contributing with this important comment!

    See you often! πŸ™‚

    ~ Adeel

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Santanu - May 2, 2015

Hi Adeel,

This is an awesome way to write an article. Of-course you have created a debate and I hope your article will get more engagement and comment in coming days.
Regarding this article, I think a person who just discovered what is blogging, should join such communities to learn more. Otherwise how can someone get expert tips? Then only this communities will be worthy. πŸ™‚

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    Adeel Sami - May 6, 2015

    Hello Santanu,

    Thank you so much for visiting my place and giving in such a thoughtful comment! And thanks so much for the appreciation!! πŸ™‚

    That’s very true! At the initial stages to start and get noticed in the blogosphere, we should and must join and atively participate where everyone gets the equal opportunities. If scene goes otherwise, new bloggers will lose their enthusiasm and interest very quickly by not receiving people’s love.

    No matter what, there are still the communities who are providing such a chance to everyone, new or old bloggers. And one living example is Harleena Singh’s ABC community. πŸ™‚

    Thanks again Santanu, I see you often! πŸ™‚

    ~ Adeel

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Martin Ricky - May 6, 2015

I really wish I would have read this 2 months ago!

I was a relatively new blogger when I decided to join AHA-NOW.com. At the time I was very excited to post my new blog and see how others reacted. But looking back I wish I would have waited for a little because some of the first posts I ever wrote were horrible!

It takes some time to get yourself in the flow of the blogging world and to be able to create quality content. Lucky for me the people of the ABC community are awesome and welcomed me with open arms. I shake my head at myself for posting some of the stuff I did at first, but it was definitely a learning experience.

Since then I am way more confident in my blog and I have tried to minimize what I post on communities and focus more on commenting on other peoples work. I hope more new bloggers stumble upon this article it is excellent advice.

I am glad I learned from it but I wish it never happened the way it did. But it did make me a better blogger!

Keep up the great work!

-Martin

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    Adeel Sami - May 6, 2015

    Hello Martin,

    I am so happy to see you at my place, welcome in!! πŸ™‚

    Actually, you’re right! I got more connections with great folks from Aha!NOW’s ABC community than any other place though I found out about this community very late but I am really happy that I did. It gives me some good smiles that I did find it to strengthen up my blogging journey.

    I can relate your initial phase of blogging, I was just writing and writing about anything and everything without giving it a second thought if it is actually helping to me stand firm in the world of blogging. But unfortunately, it did not. Not really.

    I then began to learn how bloggers do the blogging, reading from their tips, their blogs and their social media activities to find how most people engage back. Though it is the never-ending phase of blogging life, I am glad it is helping me.

    Everything takes time to build a writing habit, writing good and writing on a specific thing. I am happy to find that you’re approaching the your blogging journey the way you like to. πŸ™‚

    Help to get helped. It works, it really does to easy up your journey.

    I am very glad you liked it and it was able to give some learning points! πŸ™‚

    Thank you once again for your visit and great feedback!

    I see you very often! πŸ™‚

    ~ Adeel

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MINHAJ UDDIN - November 23, 2015

Hi Adil bro!

You caught my mind by making such kind of title. I always love to take part in different blogging communities and try to share my knowledge. For learning more about blogging and internet marketing i think blogging communities plays very great role.

Anyway, very interesting and comprehensive article i got the point you explained in this post.
Thanks for sharing this useful article.

Happy blogging.

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