Ways to Collaborate With Bloggers
Swap Blogs but Stick to the Same Topic
Why this works: Readers are committed to the bloggers they read. They may peruse the post written by the guest blogger but will be more likely to jump over to the other blog to read the content of the blogger they actually follow. Once on the other blog they will hopefully start clicking links and getting to know a new blog and blogger!
Write a Collaborative Post
Got content for a blog post but just not quite enough? Write it with another blogger. Allow your readers (or their readers) to get multiple points of view for the same topic. Maybe have it be differing opinions – a Republican and a Democrat discussing the election for example – or maybe just expound on the same topic. Tayler from The Morrell Tale and I did this with my post, Celebrating Christmas with a Toddler. I linked to her blog frequently throughout the post in order for my readers to visit her blog. She, in turn, sent her readers to my post via her promotions on twitter and facebook.
Why this works: Once again, readers are committed to the bloggers they read. If you partner with another blogger on a post their readers will be interested! Once they have read what their person has to say they will also read what you have to say. They will get a taste of who you are and what you represent and decide from there if they want to follow you too.
Do a Blogger Roundup
Got some bloggers you love? Create a roundup post that can feature them! Email your favorite bloggers and ask them to either send you a previous post or write a new post and send it to you about a certain topic. Once you have collected the posts write up a big roundup post that highlights your friends! Don’t forget to include some of your own links too! I’ve done some date roundups, Halloween costume roundups, and Holiday recipes roundups that have gotten a lot of attention.
Why this works: If you spread the love to your favorite bloggers they are likely to return the favor. When you let them know that your roundup post has gone live they are likely to tweet it, facebook it, blog about it, pin it… You know, share it like crazy! This brings their readers to your blog in herds. Make sure you have ways for them to keep clicking around your site to keep them interested!
Join a Blogging Network or Mastermind Group
Are there any other types of collaborations you would add to this list?
- **CHANGE HAPPENING** Solidarity Sisters will now be every two months instead of simply for one.
- ONLY SIGN UP IF YOU INTEND TO REMAIN COMMITTED!
- I intentionally pair the bloggers who sign up with one another, trying to keep women of like niches together.
- I send out bi-weekly challenges to the participants to spark conversations and collaboration that will hopefully allow them to encourage one another and assist each other in blog growth. Bi-weekly challenges will be emailed out in order to give the sisters more time to work through them with one another.
- The time commitment is up to you! As long as you’re in communication with your partner and participating in the challenges you’re doing good! The challenges require AT LEAST one email a week to your sister but you’re welcome to communicate daily or even hourly if you’d like. 😉
Are you still not sure if you want to join in? Scroll to the bottom of this post and you’ll get a bunch of links of bloggers who participated last month. Please feel free to click over to their blogs and hopefully THEY will encourage you to take the plunge!!!
Sign ups end Monday, February 29th at 5pm PST and I’ll be emailing out matches and the first week’s challenge on Tuesday, March 1st.
A Few Notes:
I continue to have quite a few women sign up to participate and then never get in contact with their sister. Unfortunately, that’s the way things like this tend to work and I try so hard to re-pair the participating sister up as soon as possible! From here on out, bloggers who sign up but do not participate AND do not let me and/or their partner know they have to drop out will not be permitted to sign up again. It’s just not fair to the women who actually want to get something out of this! (You all know I’m huge on grace, though, so obviously there will be exceptions to this rule if I deem it appropriate)