Be Excellent To Each Other: Building Blog Community By Helping Others

build community help What makes a community?

Okay, that’s a question with a number of correct answers. The one I’m going for here is “an atmosphere of helpfulness and giving”. Or, as Bill and Ted would say, “Be excellent to each other, dudes!”

Bill and Ted – do y’all remember Bill and Ted? Please say yes – were on to something. If you’re trying to build community on your blog, you won’t go wrong by being excellent to your readers.

I’ve been visiting a number of blogs thanks to the two blog challenges I’ve participated in recently. I feel pretty safe in saying that from what I’ve seen, you have the “be excellent” thing down pretty good. Here’s some of what I’ve seen: Continue reading

Now It’s Getting Personal: Building Blog Community Through Personalization

build blog community personalizationDo you wear your blog like a shield?

You know something about the topic that you blog about – or at least, I hope you do. You may be an expert, or you may be a learner who likes to share what you’ve learned. Either way, you’ve definitely got some knowledge to share.

But is that all you share? Do your blog posts read like a textbook? Or do you also put some of “you” into your posts? Continue reading

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