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Over the last two days I’ve been writing about building relationships with other bloggers including tools and techniques for building blogger relationships as well as general principles of building relationships.
Today I want to finish this series on building relationships with bloggers with some tips from some of my own network of blogging friends.
A few days back I mentioned on Twitter that I was writing this post and asked those who follow me there to submit their own tips. Here are some of the tips that they mentioned. By the way – my Twitter followers are fantastic and are some of my favorite people to interact with. If you’re looking for a place to start networking why not follow some of these people on Twitter – by responding to this question they’ve proven how willing they are to network – what a great starting place!
- meanttolive – I’m part of one blog network. I follow bloggers on Twitter. And I read and comment on lots of blogs.
- galadarling – Be personal, complimentary, offer something, get their attention, be different. Works a charm ;D
- mattwardman – Ask them questions so they think they can help me … seriously.
- robbyg – I start with blog comments, move to twitter second, and finish off with regular emails if the relationship is strong.
- travelrants – networking: commenting on blogs, twitter, blog forums, email / MSN communication, blogger summits, conferences etc.
- bkajino – I read blogs I like & participate in conversation when I have input
- miguelpineiro – building relationships, selfish promotion and genuine interest in their success.
- DebNg – Twitter and Skype mostly though I do belong to a couple of forums as well.
- profwebs – Leave meaningful comments on their blogs, become active in their “community” when relevant, “reach out and make new friends”
- StuartL – email, twitter and the phone seem to be working for me at the moment
- RossMaguire – I have to agree with Stuart about twitter, it is very effective
- Telemill – simple, social networking sites: twitter, linkedin, mybloglog and blogcatalog.
- sharrypdx – among other things, I have very few close relationships with a couple of other bloggers. We share insights, leads, tips, etc.
- shawnfarner – Lately, Twitter :)
- jakebouma – interact w/comments, establish a relationship, send articles of interest to them via email, connect on other social sites
- auer1816 – email tends to work well.
- theotherdrummer – Comments, e-mail and/or Twitter.
- chrisguillebeau – everything all the others have said is good, but for me i think the slow building of personal relationship is most important
- rahsheen – Twitter and FriendFeed primarily…in regards to connecting to other bloggers
- inkedmn – comment on their blogs to start, then casual emailing
- davidcubed – Twitter, IM, Private Forums, and Blog Comments are my biggest ways of connecting with other bloggers
- kristarella – Comments are the best networking, subscribe, comment, email. Networking sites are tools: useful, but often fickle, short-liv …
- genuinechris – It depends on if we’re in sync. I often link first to show up in their dashboard, and then if it’s apropo, exchange guest posts
- AGoodHusband – I comment on blogs I like, link to blogs that I love, and find something useful for bloggers I admire.
- jimgoldstein – good old fashion flattery via any communication medium ther person uses regularly. Email is a great standby.
- briancarter – Twitter with them and help them write their blog posts by answering twitter questions… ;-)
- davenavarro – Comment on their blog, start conversations that lead to more comments, get noticed :-) Looking fwd to your book va SF
- jonathanfields – Twitter is a great tool for casual banter/fun, for more important/detailed contact, I still lean on e-mail