Find Yourself a Blogging Buddy

I have learned so many things this week, but the most important is the great community we have got going here. I would love to keep the sharing, caring, and learning moving off into the future and with your help, I think that we can full this off.

Problogger has a great list of the benefits of having a Blogging Buddy or two;

  1. You can feedback on posts, prior to pressing publish.
  2. You can have someone to vent to, who understands your situation.
  3. You can work on projects together.
  4. You can share link love.
  5. You can share each others posts through social media and with other bloggers.
  6. You can share communities.
  7. You can help each other stay motivated as you share encouragement.
  8. You can guest post for each other.
  9. You can share each others talents.
  10. You’ll have twice the blogging power at your disposal.

I think that this sounds great to me, but would this be something you want to hook up to do?

If you would like to have a blogging buddy let me know and I will coordinate the groups. If you have someone in mind for your buddy, let me know that too.

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Comments (24)

  • Next month I’ll be blogging for two years, but I still feel like a newbie!

    I like the idea of a Buddy, but how do you find one that is right for you?

  • I wrote about this very topic a month ago here:
    http://thebumblesblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/on-blogging-buddy-system.html

    Through my post another blogger volunteered to be my blogging buddy. This was someone who I was familiar with, but had not had any direct communication with outside of comment exchanges. It would have been easy enough to reach out to a blogger who I spoke to via e-mail on a regular basis. But my goal was to pair up with someone new to me to build yet another great blogging relationship.

    My blogging buddy and I meet every 2 weeks on Google Chat and have a conversation – usually about 30 minutes to an hour. We keep it to blogging matters and just swap our top goals for the next 2 weeks. It has kept us honest and provided motivation to get things done. It is nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and to also learn from. I love the process and I think your idea here is a great one.

    To answer Deb’s question, you don’t need to begin your blogging buddy relationship as a joint blogging venture if you are unsure of the other person’s style/needs. It can just start off as a support system. It likely will naturally grow into greater things. And if your blogging buddy isn’t the best option for a certain joint project, they likely can recommend someone who is a better fit.

    Happy blogging!

  • I wrote about this very topic a month ago here:
    http://thebumblesblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/on-blogging-buddy-system.html

    Through my post another blogger volunteered to be my blogging buddy. This was someone who I was familiar with, but had not had any direct communication with outside of comment exchanges. It would have been easy enough to reach out to a blogger who I spoke to via e-mail on a regular basis. But my goal was to pair up with someone new to me to build yet another great blogging relationship.

    My blogging buddy and I meet every 2 weeks on Google Chat and have a conversation – usually about 30 minutes to an hour. We keep it to blogging matters and just swap our top goals for the next 2 weeks. It has kept us honest and provided motivation to get things done. It is nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of and to also learn from. I love the process and I think your idea here is a great one.

    To answer Deb’s question, you don’t need to begin your blogging buddy relationship as a joint blogging venture if you are unsure of the other person’s style/needs. It can just start off as a support system. It likely will naturally grow into greater things. And if your blogging buddy isn’t the best option for a certain joint project, they likely can recommend someone who is a better fit.

    Happy blogging!

  • I think we all feel like newbs no matter how long we have done the blogging thing!

    Blogging buddies are great, if for no other reason as someone to bounce ideas off of. They don’t even have to be blogging about the same thing you are…

  • I think we all feel like newbs no matter how long we have done the blogging thing!

    Blogging buddies are great, if for no other reason as someone to bounce ideas off of. They don’t even have to be blogging about the same thing you are…

  • PS! Your dog looks like my Tonks–she is a Black Lab/Pyrenees mix

  • PS! Your dog looks like my Tonks–she is a Black Lab/Pyrenees mix

  • Felicia: I have a dog named Tonks too! she’s a Beagle.

    About the post. I recently signed up on another blog to get a book blogging buddy. We were just matched about a week ago. We’ve been having a good conversation back and forth. I’m really excited to work with her though.

    I also just brought on a co-blogger, and that’s been fun as well.

  • Felicia: I have a dog named Tonks too! she’s a Beagle.

    About the post. I recently signed up on another blog to get a book blogging buddy. We were just matched about a week ago. We’ve been having a good conversation back and forth. I’m really excited to work with her though.

    I also just brought on a co-blogger, and that’s been fun as well.

  • Next month I’ll be blogging for two years, but I still feel like a newbie!

    I like the idea of a Buddy, but how do you find one that is right for you?

  • Great idea. I’m kind of a work alone sort of person. I don’t mind helping others out and being helped out if needed (like a call if you need me person) but I wouldn’t want someone to check in with regularily.

  • Great idea. I’m kind of a work alone sort of person. I don’t mind helping others out and being helped out if needed (like a call if you need me person) but I wouldn’t want someone to check in with regularily.

  • I had been wondering for ages what to name my dog when I get one! Tonks it will be.

    Anyways, I like the idea of Blogging Buddy. There are a few bloggers who visit my blog daily, and whose blog I visit daily too. I think that’s the best start you can hope for, because by then you will know a lot about the reading tastes of the other blogger. I haven’t yet done this yet, but it’s something I am thinking of.

  • I had been wondering for ages what to name my dog when I get one! Tonks it will be.

    Anyways, I like the idea of Blogging Buddy. There are a few bloggers who visit my blog daily, and whose blog I visit daily too. I think that’s the best start you can hope for, because by then you will know a lot about the reading tastes of the other blogger. I haven’t yet done this yet, but it’s something I am thinking of.

  • Thank you for writing about this! I remember this being mentioned during the Book Blogger Convention and it sounded helpful. But finding the right blogging buddy seemed like a delicate and tricky process. You don’t want to take up too much of another person’s (or your own) time but you do want to be helpful.

    How do the logistics work?

  • Thank you for writing about this! I remember this being mentioned during the Book Blogger Convention and it sounded helpful. But finding the right blogging buddy seemed like a delicate and tricky process. You don’t want to take up too much of another person’s (or your own) time but you do want to be helpful.

    How do the logistics work?

  • I am still trying to figure the logistics part out;) I have a few buddies and we try to help each other as much as we can, when we can. The great thing about being online is that we don’t have to be in the same place or even be online at the same time.

    So far, what is really working well for us is we have a blog set up on blogger, set to private, where we can bounce ideas off of each others heads and try things out. Sort of like a practice blog and our own message board at the same time.

  • I am still trying to figure the logistics part out;) I have a few buddies and we try to help each other as much as we can, when we can. The great thing about being online is that we don’t have to be in the same place or even be online at the same time.

    So far, what is really working well for us is we have a blog set up on blogger, set to private, where we can bounce ideas off of each others heads and try things out. Sort of like a practice blog and our own message board at the same time.

  • That is how I have done it so far, by getting to know the person for a while by reading their blog. In fact, my buddies aren’t even book bloggers, they blog on other subjects, but I like their style.

    Tonks is a great name, I agree.

  • That is how I have done it so far, by getting to know the person for a while by reading their blog. In fact, my buddies aren’t even book bloggers, they blog on other subjects, but I like their style.

    Tonks is a great name, I agree.

  • I am so glad that we connected, bumbles, we seem to have similar thoughts. (just not at the same time)

    Right on with the blogging buddy being a support system and not needing to be a joint venture. I just wish that my buddy and I could keep the subject on blogging when we chat, we aren’t so great with that;)

  • I am so glad that we connected, bumbles, we seem to have similar thoughts. (just not at the same time)

    Right on with the blogging buddy being a support system and not needing to be a joint venture. I just wish that my buddy and I could keep the subject on blogging when we chat, we aren’t so great with that;)

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