Blogging 101: Building Bloggy Relationships Part 1.

Many of you, my lovely readers know that I got here in Blogland by accident LOL. I shared my experience in my previews post “My Experience Blogging So Far”. It’s been difficult but at the same time it was worth it every second of this journey. That’s why I thought about sharing this Blogging 101: Building Bloggy Relationships based on my own experiences.

Blogging 101: Building Bloggy Relationships Part 1.

Blogging 101: Building Bloggy Relationships Part 1.

I’m not posting this as an expert {I’m not even close} but I do want to share with you all the things I’ve done intuitively or learned that have worked for me on my way making connections, friends or any kind of relationships.

I’m going to start explaining why I call it relationships. You might think that some of us never get to actually meet fellow bloggers so where is the “relationship”?. Well I had the luck to have met Adrienne Smith from AdrienneSmith.net when I was just starting this business and she is a very special blogger and person. She taught me that we all are more than just blogs, we are still people behind a blog, we have names and faces and the blog is just our office. For me that made so much sense that I really feel like I’m relating with people and not just with blogs.

So, how can we make relationships that last and matter in Blogland?

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It is not that difficult you know? There are two key factors for this and they are caring and being yourself. Yes, that’s right, caring. Caring about others, their lives, caring about what they have to say or share… Just caring. That simple!

How do we show this? How do we build strong relationships?

Not pretending.
We don’t need to pretend we care or pretend we are something we are not.  At some point this veil falls and we loose all our work and credibility. Being trustful and genuine is the best way to gain bloggers attention. In our Blogland, bloggers are looking for inspiration, for tips that can make life easier, for other bloggers that share same situations and experiences. And most important they are looking for people to trust and that really care about what they have to share. As silly as it seems, feelings can actually run through our bandwidth LOL. When you are genuine, people can tell what you are feeling.

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Being Persistent. Blogging can be frustrating many times. We feel like our comments never get replies, that they don’t care. The thing is that this is just like friendships; usually we have to work on getting attention, gaining trust and a place in their hearts. This is like a huge party and there are thousands of people trying to reach the same thing: The attention of the BIG ones. And it’s not wrong it’s just more difficult and it requires persistency.

What I’ve learned is that you can make many awesome friends looking for blogs about the same size and age we are because we share the same experiences and expectations and we can help each other.  It doesn’t mean it’s easier and we still need to be persistent, Just a “Hi I’m here and love your blog” is not enough to make good friends. Bloggy friends are no different from real life friends. We need to be there day by day, help and ask for help when needed, share, invite, introduce to others. I don’t mean like every day, every minute. But every now and then give some love and let them feel you are there.

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When we find a blog/blogger that we love big or small the persistency is what will get us the friendship we want and will bring them to our blogs. That sometimes takes a lot of time and patience. In my case I’ve made quite good relationships with big and small bloggers. I’ve been loyal and caring for months and when I get a notification that any of them started following me or visited me and left a comment, OMG it’s so exciting that I even make my happy dance! LOL. And of course this doesn’t end here, we need to keep the friendship alive. That’s more hard work that will bring great rewards in the long run.

Commenting. You all have heard this advice before right?. This is one of the hardest parts of blogging. Being a good commenter is not easy but it’s the most important aspect to start relationships. We should comment a lot. Being a retuning visitor that leaves valuable comments is the key. I love commenting but sometimes I just don’t have the time to give great long comments to every blog post I love. Sometimes I leave a quick note so I let them know I was there reading but never just a “thanks for sharing this” comment. At least, I like to relate with something about the post. Sometimes it sounds repetitive but if it’s a specific craft and I haven’t done it or seen it and I love it I just say it, sometimes there is not much more to say but my “I LOOOOOVE it” is genuine.

I know in our DIY niche it can be difficult because if the post is just a craft or recipe can be hard not to say “Yummmy, delicious, I want to try this” when you haven’t heard of it or it’s a new kind. And it’s ok, at least people were interest enough to stop by and let us know they were here. The thing is that sometimes we share something else, something deeper on the post or about the recipe or the craft and there we have something to make the comment richer and sweeter. It’s important to add some value to our comments, show them we read and care and put the extra effort in to let the blogger know that we read and love their blogs as well. This is not easy but at least I always TRY. The most important thing is not leaving a comment just for the sake of commenting, if we are not related to the post or just don’t agree or like, it’s better to just leave. But if we do then let’s give them something that will put a smile on their faces.

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Of course when we get those comments the best thing to do is go and check their blogs and give them back great replies full of love and gratitude either on their blogs, replying by mail or on our blogs. This last one is risky because maybe {in some blogs} they won’t get the reply if they don’t come back.

Making it Personal. I always try to know the name of the bloggers I visit. Remember we are relating with people not only blogs so when commenting most of the times {not always} I use their names. There are so many blogs and bloggers, so it’s difficult to keep track of every single one of them. But, we have our favorites and we are loyal to them, so by calling them by their name we are showing how much we care. I always try to say “Cami from TitiCrafty” when talking about them because I LOVE when people call me Cami, because I feel like they know me. Names, believe it or not are important and matter.

Our faces are important and personal as well since we relate with people we like to se other faces and not just icons. It’s important to set a profile pictures or a Gravatar. This makes us have a face on every comment we leave. If you don’t know how to set a Gravatar you can go to http://en.gravatar.com/ and set up your account and Pic so you wouldn’t be monsters or grey faceless faces anymore.

Hope these tips helps you set your path to grow and make better relationships!

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  1. avatar
    stevey says:
    September 22, 2016

    Hi Cami!

    I found this post on feedly and I’m really glad I did! I just started my blog last week and I’ve been trying to learn how to connect with other bloggers. Of course, after readying this I just had to comment, lol. I’m shy in real life, and online I’m no different but I agree with you so much about how blogging is about people. The ones I love, I love the blogger usually even more than the content of the blog. Thank you so much for posting, I will be back to hear more of your awesome advice!

    All the best,

    Stevey from Bizzie-Body

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      Camila says:
      September 23, 2016

      Hi Stevey!

      I’m so glad you found my post helpful! My best bloggy friend is super shy too but she found a great place to grow and be more herself on the blogosphere! Here you can be more yourself than any other place. I love it because our community is really supportive and loyal. It doens’t mean you are not going to run into mean people, those are everywhere but here you will find awesome people and awesome friends. It’s a hard work and blogging is not easy but it’s possible. Sometimes I can’t believe how much I’ve grown and I LOVE it even more each day. The best part is that your blog will become YOUR place, YOUR business, YOUR biggest pride once you get far. It’s the product of YOUR effort and love and that’s something so self-rewarding!!!

      There is a second part for this post… I just realized I never updated it… So I’ll be on it right away!

      Thank you for sharing a bit of yourself with us!!!
      HUGS

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    Melony says:
    February 17, 2016

    Cami, thanks so much for the post on relationships. It IS great getting to know other bloggers, even if it’s long distance. I have to tell you, I looked up the elevation of Bogota after we spoke on the phone to convert it to feet and you are 3 times higher at your elevation than in the little hills I live in! You are double the elevation of Denver, Colorado which is quite high for a city in the US. Anyway, I see you join link parties. Do I have to wait for someone to invite me to a link party to join? Thanks for your help!

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      Camila says:
      February 17, 2016

      Hi Melony, So good to have you visiting! Yes, I’m quite high! LOL. But never thought it would be that much higher than in USA.
      Yeah I join Link Parties all the time, You don’t need invitations, you can just crash and have fun! My link party start on Sundays 6 AM EST. And under my about Page you will find my link party directory with lots of link parties to join.
      I’m always happy to help in any way I can!
      Again Glad to hear from you!
      Hugs!

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    Michal says:
    August 30, 2014

    Thanks for the post! I really enjoy commenting on other blogs and try to know their name.
    It is very hard indeed to write long and thourgh comments.
    It seems as if today it’s really hard to get a comment, you really need to work hard in ordwe for others to leave a comment.
    Sometimes i see blogs with no comments and it’s a bit sad to see, so i try my best to comment a very nice and meaningful comment.

  4. avatar
    August 29, 2014

    Hey Cami! These are great tips! I actually never thought about remember to address people by their name as opposed to their blog name. I’m going to have to remember that! I’m very new to this blogging world, so I enjoy reading all these tips. I have found that I’m really enjoying reading and commenting on all of the other blogs.

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      Hi Tricia, Thanks so much for stopping by!. I find it important to treat bloggers more as people than just blogs. I love when people call me Cami wherever they see something from me! =D
      Hope you have a great week
      XOXO

  5. avatar
    August 29, 2014

    Really great points here. I’ve been blogging for about 9 months and this is something I’m the weakest at! Part of the problem is being so busy with writing content, taking photos, reaching out to possible sponsors (and pleasing them!) that I leave little time to form those extra relationships I could be having if I spent more time commenting. And not just commenting – but visiting and learning about other bloggers. Thanks for the great post. 🙂

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      Time can be definitely the downside. as human beings we do what we can. The important thing sis to keep in mind that we are all people and that we all love some love right?… DO what you can and do it with love. That’s the best way to make friends! Thanks so much for taking th etime to read my post and leaving your thoughts!
      XOXO

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    Marilyn says:
    August 29, 2014

    What a great post! Building blogging relationships is so important and being honest is so very important!

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    Kristie says:
    August 29, 2014

    It is important to me to be genuine. I started my blog for various reasons, but one of them is to help other people. I went through an extended sickness, and I learned life changing things about health. I especially want to impact my friends and family. I am trying to learn all I can though because if I want people to see me blog and hang around I need to learn all that I can about having an excellent blog. Thank you for sharing about ways to build genuine relationships.

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    Mari says:
    August 29, 2014

    Great share nice tips just saved to my blogging tips folder!!!

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      Glad you found it helpful!!! thanks so much!
      HUGS

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    Divorced Kat says:
    August 28, 2014

    I’ve also found that linkups help, as well as blogger “support groups.” I’m part of Bloggy Bloggers, a Faceook group, which is a great group for me to learn from as well as promote my writing.

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      That’s a great way to learn and grow too! I belong to some groups myself and they are great!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some tips!
      XOXO

  10. avatar
    August 27, 2014

    This is so great! 🙂 I’ve only been blogging for about a month and have so much to learn. Building relationships was something I have trouble with, but now I know some great information. I always have issues leaving comments, I don’t want to just say “love this idea!”, but sometimes there isn’t really anything else I can think of to say.
    Thanks so much for sharing this! I’m definitely pinning this for later!

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      You are right sometimes is hard to leave a deep message but it all depends on what the post is about. If it is an awesome idea and you love it you can say that and also why… Relationships goes beyond just blog comments is all interaction you can make, be loyal, be active and be authentic. Don’t just say something for the sake of commenting!… Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts… =D Good luck!
      XOXO

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    Jill says:
    August 26, 2014

    Great tips there Cami Relationships are so important in blogging and like any relationship it takes time and effort – but the rewards of friendship are huge – such a great way to find like-minded people and be able to share things with them!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      Hi Jill, Thanks so much for your sweet words, I totally agree! Friendship is the best part of blogging! It’s What I love and appreciate the most. Even though sometimes time is against us, I love the connections and loyal friends I have made!
      XOXO

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    August 24, 2014

    Cami- What a relatable post! The last several weeks I have been struggling because I feel every time I comment on someones blog or email them it is just a quick interaction and I feel “rejected” or that didn’t grow into a friendship like I am hoping for it to be (sounds like I am talking about a relationship haha). Anyways, these are some great tips to be consistent and be meaningful. Thanks for sharing!

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      Hi Kendall, It takes time to be seen in this blog-world, and we do get to feel like that when we don’t get response but there are so many factors involved. Blogger for instance doesn’t let people know when someone reply to a comment so if you don’t go back you will never know. Sometimes, the volume of comments and of course life circumstances… As you can see It took me almos a month to reply because I moved countries and I’m drowning in comments. I do like to reply, sooner or later but I like to do it. Some people don’t because of the essence of the comment or why not say it, some just don’t reply. You are going to find any kind of people in blogland but I’m sure most of them are kind and supportive so you just have to hold on there and keep up! Be consistent and love what you do!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      XOXO

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    August 23, 2014

    Great advice! Building relationships doesn’t come easily for me – but I try! LOL

    I’ve been making an effort recently to visit a lot of blogs and do a lot of commenting. It’s not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be to find interesting posts to comment on, but definitely, like you said, it can sound like a cop-out when you so often gush on how awesome somebody’s stuff looks. But believe me, every time I say “Oh my word, that looks amazing!” That’s exactly what I mean!

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      In our niche commenting can be a bit repetitive and basic. We do crafts, recipes, DIY projects that are mostly tutorials so it’s hard to be deep when commenting. The thing is about leaving some love letting them know you read the post and what you love about it. It doesn’t have to be long just authentic! SO you are doing great! Thanks so much for stopping by and keep up!
      XOXO

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    Carisa Smith says:
    August 21, 2014

    This is such a good post. Thanks for sharing it today so that I could read it! I love how you said that everyone gets discouraged but its important to just keep trying! I can definitely relate to that… 🙂 Thank you for the encouragement. I always feel connected on your blog!

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      Camila says:
      September 3, 2014

      Hi Carissa! We definitely get overwhelmed and discouraged sometimes but that’s what we bloggy friends are for!. Blogging is awesome but also a hard work so we need our friends to have motivation and light to keep going! I’m here if you ever need anything girl! I’m glad you like my blog and feel free to come anytime and ask for anything, if I can I’ll help!

      XOXO

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    Charlie says:
    April 18, 2014

    I find it hard to find time to leave very many comments. I do pin recipes and crafts I love and let them know. I appreciate extra exposure and I feel others would too. I am trying to be a really good reciprocate commenter, poster, sharer, ect because I want ppl to know that I appreciate their time on my blog and the time they have put into their blog. It actually is my new bloggy resolution I made this week. I want others to feel at least as loved by me as I do by the,m (or even more loved, which would be awesome!). I am trying not to be everywhere as I have felt a little scattered, but to focus in. to build quality relationships with my blogging buddies. :o) So, thank you for the encouragement to build better relationships in the blog world!

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      April 19, 2014

      Hi Charlie,

      Same here, It is hard to leave many comments. So that’s why I think we should leave comments when we have something valuable to add. And it’s not about quantity but quality! There are so many ways to show love and it’s not necessarily blog comments the only way!… We all want to get comments but we know it’s impossible to leave comments on every blog we love! So I think you are in the right path… when we care and love it shows in any way!. I’m glad you found this post helpful! Thanks so much for your visit and for sharing your thoughts!!!
      XOXO

  16. avatar
    January 26, 2014

    Hello Cami,
    My name is Alma and i found your blog via Stumble upon… and this post is just an eye opener… thank you for sharing your experience and I now know not to give up on my blog…

    Hugs,
    xoxothisismexoxo

  17. avatar
    November 17, 2013

    Such a wonderful post and I cannot wait to click on part 2. You stated so many great facts and I cannot thank you enough. Have a wonderful week 🙂

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks so much Chelsea! I’m glad you enjoyed the reading and hope it helped in any way!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Sue Neal says:
    November 1, 2013

    Hi Camilla – just popped over here from Adrienne’s blog. First of all I want to thank you for the many times you’ve shared my posts – I really appreciate that.

    This is an excellent post containing some important truths – I think building relationships is one of the most rewarding aspects of blogging. And, like getting to know people in the real world, it takes time and patience. I like the fact that this is one thing we do online that can’t be achieved at the click of a mouse, in the blink of an eye.

    I love the way you talk about “not pretending” – if we want our readers and blogging friends to get to know us, we’ve got to be genuine and open up a bit about ourselves.

    I agree that commenting’s very important – but like Karen, I think this should be done for the right reasons, because you’re interested in the post and feel you have something to contribute, rather than just commenting in the hope of getting a link or a return visit to your own blog.

    Many thanks, Camilla, and congratulations on a well-deserved mention on Adrienne’s blog 🙂

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Hey Sue, I’m so sorry to have taken so long to reply. Then there’s nothing to thank, I do it with all the pleasure. Your content is awesome!.

      I’m so glad you found it interesting. You were one if those awesome people who took the time to give me advises and a bit of yourselves. I understand {thankfully early} that relationships is all what blogging is about!.

      I have made a really great friends in here. I haven’t been able to meet them in person but we have shared more than just blogging. I truly believe it’s because I’ve taken the time to be myself and giving a bit of me on each post or comments.

      I definitely agree with commenting for the right reasons. We can tell when a comment it’s just for the sake of commenting. There is no point on doing that. When I leave a comment is because I really want to and I rarely leave links. I guess that’s why I got close
      to my 1 year Annyversary Yayyyyy and I plan to keep blogging a lot longer LOL.

      Thanks so much for being there, for taking the time to read my mails and give me your thoughts and advises! Thanks for stopping by and living me this great comment!

      XOXO
      Cami

  19. avatar
    November 1, 2013

    Hi Cami,

    I wiped a tear drop from my eyes while reading this, so touchy lol. I didn’t even know when I read it down to the end, what else can I say, it’s great.

    Most of the tips you mention worked for me, btw, I came to your blog through Arienne’s thankful thursdays and she has also thought me some tips in building a long lasting relationship.

    I’ve also met some bloggers with the same age as my blog (4 months) and I’ve learnt a lot from them, especially those that are ahead of me.

    Blog commenting works best for me too and I also take time to reply to the comments made on my blog, it’s just the perfect way of getting those returning visitors.

    I couldn’t help visiting your blog (I’m mobile now) but I decided to give it a try, I must confess, your blog is very responsive. It sounds spammy because that’s the language spammers use on my blog, you have a great design and bla bla bla lol.
    Actually that’s my honest review, thanks for sharing the awesome post, where’s the sharing button haha.

    Happy new month.

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Hi Gilbert, Thanks so much for visiting and I’m truly sorry for not getting back earlier. this all got me out of town and with a lot going on.

      Thanks so much for you kind words. Adrienne has been one of the most motivating and amazing person I’ve ever met in this world of blogging {we call it Blogland LOL} she put me in the right path from the beginning!

      Relationships are especial. without it there is no point in blogging. We can learn from each other no matter the age, I totally agree with that!

      Geez all I can say is that I agree with this comment 100% LOL. OMG Commenting is so hard and replying too. Takes time and some discipline but it’s so worth it isn’t it?

      THANKS SO MUCH for your review too. I’m so honored. I really put my hear in here and it really makes me happy to know that you like it even if it doesn’t belong to your niche =D I’m truly flattered. It didn’t sound spammer at all. Again thanks so much!

      sorry again for the delay. I really appreciate your visit!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Max Ivey says:
    October 31, 2013

    Hello; I followed you over here from our friend Adrienne’s Smith’s thankful thursday post. She is a real star and a great teacher too. I have also benefited from her advice about the importance of building relationships with other bloggers. it was only after following her advice that my site took off in the search engine rankings. I am also getting more listings of amusement equipment from people who are now finding my site that didn’t find me before because they didn’t make it past the first few pages of results. I appreciate your spreading the word about the necessity to meet other bloggers through commenting, sharing, and direct emails. And this works even if you don’t have similar niches. Thanks for sharing your story as well. Take care, max

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Hi max, Thanks so much for stopping by and I’m truly sorry for not replying earlier. this all got me out of town and with a lot going on.

      Adrienne is a star indeed my friend!… She has taught us so much and there is no way to repay that.

      Commenting is hard and time consuming but so worth it. Sometimes I can’t reach out at once but I surely do. Commenting is not about niches, that is so right. It’s about relating to the content and sometimes having lovely relationships out of our niches help us open up more to new people and new experiences!

      Thanks you for your great comment. I’m sharing this because not everyone has the same luck to have found Adrienne LOL. It’s just about what worked for me but it could help some others! It feels good when we are able to help eve a bit!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    October 24, 2013

    Another great post!

    One of the things that matters to me is the genuine part. I’m a real estate agent by trade, and I’m used to having professionals in related fields to try build relationships with me in hopes that I’ll refer my clients to them. I’ve had a number of mortgage guys and home inspectors like or +1 every thing I’ve posted, and it smacks of inauthenticity.

    So I would add that to build relationships, you should regularly comment…but only comment on the articles that you really do connect with. It will show that you are a regular reader, and comment when you have something to say…not just because you are hoping for something in return by being a regular.

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Hey Karen, you are 100% true. In that part even I fail sometimes. I struggle a lot with time. between my girl that is very active and demanding, house, hubby and life events sometimes I get frustrated for not being able to be even more active. I have so many blogs that I love reading and that I actually read often but not always I get the time to focus and leave a good comment. I never leave comments just for the sake of commenting. I totally agree that returning is also a key!

      Thanks so much for the wonderful commnet and sorry for taking so long to reply!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Krista Low says:
    October 17, 2013

    Miss Cami! This is an amazing post. All of your advice is wonderful. The blogging community is so wonderful too. But reaching out to others you don’t know can be scary just like hitting the publish button for the first time. I am pinning this to my “Blog Board” so I can come back and remember your fabulous pointers!

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks so much Krista!!! You are so right you know?. But isn’t it worth it? I love this community, I Love blogland and I love every blogger I’ve met!

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    October 15, 2013

    Really great tips. I just started reaching out and trying to build some relationships. It can be a little scary! Thanks for sharing this.

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks Sarah! It is scary indeed! But it’s so worth it. sometimes people might not answer but many of them do, so why not trying right???

      Thanks so much for stopping by and sorry for the huge delay replying!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    October 14, 2013

    Yep! Those relationships make this whole thing worth it, and probably why most of us got into this anyway. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell.

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Oh Yeah! Blogging with no relationships is definitely not worth it! Thanks so much for stopping by

      XOXO
      Cami

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    October 12, 2013

    {Long way to scroll down to the comment box} What a great post, Cami! I love your photo with your daughter. I found this post via Ruth Soukup’s tweet today. I love visiting new blogs, especially ones out of my ‘regulars’. It keeps me from getting stuck in a routine that may or may not be healthy. Like you, I love the relationships we develop with other bloggers. Thank you for your insightful tips, Cami, and for the opportunity to meet. Joyce

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks so much Joyce! I’m glad you visited me!… Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. As you may know life get crazy!. In blogland, relationships are all about! And these tips are just a bit of my experiences sharing and hoping to help a little bit as many others have helped me.

      Thanks so much again for your sweet visit, and hope to have you back sometime!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Dipitie S says:
    October 11, 2013

    Wow! Talk about some good comments! Thanks for this – I am also intuitively learning because blogging is a hobby and not something I can pay to indulge in. I am trying to get better about replying to comments – I never used to because I thought nobody would even come back to see my reply. How wrong was I!?

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      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Replaying as you may see sometimes gets so hard. LOL. I love commenting and replying but in some point it gets hard.

      Some blogs don’t let you know if they reply or not, so sometimes I go back sometimes I just forget among so many blogs where did I comment. But anyway I like to reply whether they come back or not and I even reply by mail sometimes so they know. It’s just patience I guess and right timing!

      Thanks so much for your visit!

      XOXO
      Cami

  27. avatar
    October 11, 2013

    Dropping by from yumeating.com (my non blogger blog) and the “Lets Get Real” hop. I’ve been blogging since late 97 but it wasn’t until years later that I really started to monetize my blog (because thats when adsense came about). There are days when I find it easy to comment and network because the person has good quality content and I find myself really getting to know that person. But there are days when I find websites where you can tell the person is just doing it for the money and the content is crap and there is just nothing for me to say. When I make connections I want those connections to be people I want to know. I realize this isn’t going to happen with everyone because sometimes I find a post that just blows me away and I feel the need to comment but the rest of their site isn’t usually something I generally read. But personality is key, and those are the sites that stand out more!!!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Sometimes you relate to the post it’s so easy to comment and others that I don’t know what to say. In those cases I just don’t say anything. I has happened to me too that some specific post blows me away and I can go with my heart. It’s awesome. But it’s also true that in this niche where we share crafts recipes sometimes we see something really great, that looks awesome but if you don’t know much about it there’s not much you can say. So, from what I see is not about the length but the quality or the heart you put in the comment.

      Thanks so much for your comment it really made think a lot! And sorry about taking so long to get back!

      XOXO
      Cami

  28. avatar
    October 11, 2013

    Great advice Cami! I appreciate you sharing this with our Let’s Get Readers. I got into blogging to share information. I was hoping to make a difference in the lives of my readers. What I didn’t expect is all of the wonderful friends that I would meet. I have such beautiful genuine friendships with other bloggers and I can’t imagine my life without them. It is really fascinating to me how this happens. And you are right……….remembering that bloggers are people is so important.

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      That happened to me too when I got here I didn’t expect to find all these amazing people and now can’t imagine not blogging anymore! It’s funny isn’t it?

      Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment and sorry about taking so long to reply!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Ruth Soukup says:
    October 11, 2013

    Building online friendships is SO important in this blogging world. You may not be a professional {i beg to differ 😉 }, but the tips you gave are perfect. Especially the one about not pretending. No one likes someone who is fake. Thanks for sharing such great tips and for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Hi Ruth! Thanks so much for your sweet visit and lovely comment. I definitely don’t feel like a pro, as you can see It took me ages to reply. Sometimes everything get so crazy but Here I am!

      I really hope that some of my experiences can help. Many tips and experiences from other gave me light so I just hope to do the same. Relationships put me where I am, without it there is no point in blogging!. And not being truthful doesn’t help either!

      Yayyy happy to have you around
      XOXO
      Cami

  30. avatar
    October 11, 2013

    Stopping by from the Twinkling Trees link party thing… and this is really such good advice. I much prefer reading blogs with personality and that make me feel like there’s a person behind the blog. Those relationships impact my own writing and I find myself coming back to the blogs that are genuine and trying to keep it real… without really trying all that hard at all. If that makes any sense. LOL. Either way, diggin’ it. Great post.

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Thanks so much for your great comment. Being ourselves definitely makes a difference. We are people, doesn’t matter if there is a blog in the middle, so why not let ourselves out, and let people see us through our blogs? Right?.

      Sorry it took me so long to get back. You can be sure that sometimes it can take some time to catch up but I’ll always reply. I appreciate every one of your comments!

      XOXO
      Cami

  31. avatar
    sandy says:
    October 11, 2013

    You’re “spot on” with building relationships. I’ve found it helpful to find some bloggers I can relate to and then keep going back to the same people and commenting. Along the way I add others as I can keep up. It’s challenging to try and keep up the pace with too many people.
    I also have found ( as someone commented here ) that friends who don’t blog don’t take time to read or comment on my blog. But I agree with your comment that it’s just that everyone has different interests. Also I think that people are sometimes a bit shy about putting themselves out there for everyone to read what they have to say.
    Helpful post!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      You are SO RIGHT, as you can see I’m managing now to reply. I’m sorry for that. Sometimes life ger crazy and I barely can keep up with all. But one thing I can tell I love commenting and replying and that’s the most important key to connect and get to know people.

      about people outside blogland, it’s hard. But we can’t blame them or feel bad is just about interests and personality!. You have a great picture of this world so I think you are going to get great success!

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

      XOXO
      Cami

  32. Hi there. I found this post on Family Fun Friday. I’ve only been blogging 10 months, I think, but didn’t really focus on it until 4 months ago when I started meeting other bloggers. I have been truly amazed at the generosity and friendliness of other bloggers. And you’re right, commenting does take time, but it is worth it and I have found that I learned things I never would have imagined. I have so much to learn but I have already learned so much.

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      You are totally right, people in blogland are generous and friendly! They like to help and share so much. Connecting with them is so worth it and even though sometimes things get hard and I get so behind {like in this comment} but I always try to reply because I do appreciate every single one of them!

      I feel like I’ll never stop learning because everyone is different and Blogging is always changing but this is all worth it! Thanks so much for your visit and super nice comment!

      XOXO
      Cami

  33. avatar
    Sami Bookout says:
    October 11, 2013

    Hi Camila!
    Great points! I have enjoyed reading blog posts where the writer puts him or herself out there and gets real. I love knowing that other people have the same thoughts, feelings or emotions about something.
    Thanks for the great reminders too!
    Sami
    go-go-mountaingirl.com

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      I love that too Sami, in blogland we can get to meet people that share with us a lot more than just Posts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Abby Lawson says:
    October 10, 2013

    What a great post, Cami! Such a great reminder to invest in other bloggers and put yourself out there! I feel so blessed to have “met” so many wonderful people through blogging, and your ideas and tips are spot on for how to do that. I popped over from Domestic Superhero– thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 25, 2013

      Hi Abbym Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Things are getting crazy around here and I’m drowning in mails, trying to catch up!. I feel the same way. I’ve met so many wonderful bloggers, I’ve made great friends because of blogging! I’m glad my experience can help you some way!!! Thanks so much for your sweet visit!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Doofy Dizee says:
    October 10, 2013

    This hit the spot today!!!!!! Great advice and written with love! There are many times I get caught up in the hype of it all!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      yayyyy thanks so much. I’m glad I could hep in some way!

      Hugs
      Cami

  36. avatar
    Ellya Brill says:
    October 10, 2013

    Hi Cami,
    First thank you for posting this tip about building relationship through blogging. I do believe relationship can be built through genuine comments. It happened to me in the past. Not many but it shows result. When it happened, I can assure you it is a nice feeling and makes me happy to know that we became friends or have a relationship sort of. But in doing so..I do believe in giving comments to a post that I wanted to give comments, because otherwise I found it hard to write when you do not have anything to say to that particular post. So in other words, in doing so…I follow my heart and just give genuine comments. It does work. Thank you so much. I am pinning this to my Pinterest board as a constant reminder. And have a beautiful day!

    Ellya
    @CuriositaEllya

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hey Ellya, Thanks so much for your kind comment!. That is exactly what I was trying to say, Glad you feel the same!. Commenting just for the sake of commenting is not nice. We don’t have to like or find interesting everything we see {even though we all want to share something interesting enough} so when we see something that it doesn’t appeal to us it’s better just leave.

      Thanks so much again for stopping by and the love!!!

      xoxo
      Cami

  37. avatar
    Abby says:
    October 9, 2013

    These are really good tips! Thanks for the reminder to value the people behind the blogs. Its a lot of hard work to really form those relationships but its worth the time for sure!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hi Abby, Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. I’m still trying to catch up with mails and comments. Blogging it’s definitely a lot of work!!! But I love it! I’ve made awesome friends and it’s been worth it every second!!! Tanks so much for stopping by!

      hugs
      cami

  38. avatar
    October 9, 2013

    This is great advice. It is super important to remember that bloggers are actual people instead of getting caught up in things like page views and stats. Thanks for sharing!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hi Kimberly, Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. I’m still trying to catch up with mails and comments. Thanks so much for your comment. Stats are important but relationships and people are more important indeed!!

      xoxo
      Cami

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    Shelly says:
    October 9, 2013

    Seriously thanks for sharing this! It does get discouraging, and you do have alot of highs and lows. But all it takes is one comment to bring you back up to show you “Hey someone is actually still reading your stuff!” Thanks for sharing this on DIY Sunday Showcase!!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hi Shelly, Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. I’m still trying to catch up with mails and comments. You speck the truth! When I’m down and I get just one happy comment everything gets perfect again! I really wish sometimes to have lot more hours on my day to spend more time commenting and replying comments. Sadly my little girl is so demanding and I have so much going on on my days that I get so behind on that. But believe I so appreciate every comment. They make so happy =D

      xoxo
      Cami

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    TheTastyFork says:
    October 9, 2013

    I’ve been blogging for a year and I always love reading blogger tips! Commenting and reaching out to bloggers is one of the best things I learned when trying to build my network…. and that’s a tip I still use today!! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesday!!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hi, Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. I couldn’t find your name or any post on your blog =( Hope you are ok. Commenting and reaching out to others is definitely the most important part of this and you are in a good path I’m sure!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving this comment!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

  41. avatar
    Leah says:
    October 7, 2013

    I need all the help I can get with blogging so this was a very helpful post! I just started my blog @ mamaknowsnest.com about 3 months ago so I am working on the beginning stages of building trust and relationships. So far it has been a blast and I love it! Thank you for this great post! 🙂

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hi Leah, Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. I wish you all the luck! I’m sure you are going to love this world! I love blogging even though it’s been hard and slow. Hope my posts can help you. It’s just my experience and it might work different for you but if anything here can help I’ll be so glad! Thanks so much for you kind comment!

      XOXO
      Cami

  42. avatar
    October 7, 2013

    Cami…I’ve been blogging for a long time and I’ve heard advice about building relationships and comments many times. But you went the extra mile and including some thought provoking things that most people don’t take about. Thank you! I like your point of using peoples names (see…I followed your advice!) and I plan to start using Feedly more to create a list of blogs that I want to build relationships. I need to go back to the non-link party posts and comment on the posts that aren’t getting tons of ‘thanks for hosting links’, where my comment is just lost in the shuffle.

    Thanks again, and I’ll be back!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Hi Karen, Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. Treating bloggers as people is so important and calling them by their names is part of it. Sometimes it’s hard because they don’t leave a name easily visible but at least it’s worth the try. And it is a really good de to support those posts that don’t get that many simple comments.

      But as I said, in our nich some times we really like a post but there is not much to say apart from “I love it” or “I really have to try that” because if we don’t know that particular thing or recipe or whatever but we are interested at least it’s good to let people know we have been there and that we love and appreciate the posts. The whole thing is bein genuine and I think people can tell.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leave such a lovely comment!

      XOXO
      Cami

  43. avatar
    October 7, 2013

    Nice post Cami. I am working on setting up my blog. I can see where people get lost in all there is to do. But I agree, it is good to leave comments not only to build those relationships but really support each other. If we don’t, who will?

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      November 2, 2013

      Sorry it took me so long to get back. It’s been so crazy lately. It’s so true what you say. The whole idea is to support each other. That’s what friendships are for, right! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      XOXO
      Cami

  44. avatar
    tisha jagz says:
    October 5, 2013

    Hi! I found your blog in My Fave Post show off blog hop. I am glad I was brought here, great blog! Following right up! Thanks for the blogging tips!

  45. avatar
    Missy says:
    September 30, 2013

    Hi Cami. This is Missy from Dot-to-Dot Connections. I have only been blogging for a month, but I have been amazed at how wonderful the blogging community is! There are so many bloggers who have reached out to encourage me and have helped answer my questions and get my blog going! I am very grateful for all the new friends I have made in blog land! Thank you for sharing your post! I have pinned it to remind me that a big part of blogging is the relationships 🙂

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      September 30, 2013

      Hi Missy, I can tell you that you are doing so well, I didn’t even notice you were so young in this. =D. That is the wonderful part of blogging my friend, the people! That’s why I love this so much. I’m very happy you see it that way and I’m sure you are gonna like it more and more every day because you are going to fine more amazing people!!!! Here you have a friend if you ever need anything!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

      HUGS
      Cami

  46. avatar
    September 30, 2013

    Yes, I completely agree with you! It’s all about engagement and relationships and it takes time! But I love how many blog friends I have made over the past year. They are real friendships, some of whom I have met in real life, several of whom I feel very comfortable calling because I need a bit of advice, and many of whom are regular commenters that I treasure! I love making new friends but it is definitely give and take!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      September 30, 2013

      I totally relate to what you say. In my previews post about my experience blogging so far I mentioned that. It’s amazing how people in this world is kind an so open hearted! They helped me a lot too. I feel like I was so lucky. I’m glad you feel that way too because blogland is amazing!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for stopping by and read me!!! Have a Wonderful week!

      XOXO
      Cami

  47. avatar
    Kim M says:
    September 27, 2013

    Great post, Cami! I have only been doing this for about six months and sometimes I am not sure what direction I should be going in! Then I breathe deep and just remember to stay true to myself, post what I feel is right for me and not get caught up in what I think I should be doing based on the “big ones”. I think you are absolutely right, the originality and draw of each individual blog comes from the authenticity of the author.
    I have found that I love the relationship aspect of blogging as well. I had never even read a blog when I hit publish on my first post, so I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into! I thought I would write some words and maybe a few people would read it, I never imagined the huge community I would become a part of! It is wonderful and I have become an addict! 😉 Looking forward to part two for sure! Kim

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      September 30, 2013

      Thanks so much Kim, Yup That’s the key of we can always get inspirations for us or for our work if that will makes us better people but never forget who we are and be true to ourselves.

      It happened the same here I had no idea what blogging really was LOL. But it turned out so great because I get to meet people like you that share the same addiction to this LOL. I’m Glad!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your experience, it always helps and inspires!

      Big HUGS
      Cami

  48. avatar
    September 26, 2013

    Wow, I really needed this today! I am slowly building friendships here in blogger land but sometimes I wish it can go faster. You gave so many insights that we all should already know but struggle to use now that we live in this cyber/texting world. It seems that REAL connections and friendships are so hard to find. This post of yours just made things simple and reminded me that, in order to make REAL connections, you have to be REAL! Thank you!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      September 30, 2013

      LOL we all wish go faster… Geezzz How badly I wished it but sometimes going slowly makes the reward even sweeter. I’ve heard that what easy comes, easy goes and we don’t want that, right. I really looove making new friends and I always feel like I’m connecting with people not with blogs. All this insights I’ve shared are not only for you but for me too so I don’t forget them. It’s important to keep all this in mind and I’m glad I could help you in any way, That’s the whole idea =D.

      Thanks so much for you super sweet comment!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

  49. avatar
    September 26, 2013

    OK, I’m pretty good (not great) about leaving comments that mean something, although probably not often enough. But I am REALLY looking forward to Part 2. I am brand-spanking-new to linky parties and I walk on eggshells because I am so worried I am not getting something or am missing some etiquette. I can’t wait!

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      September 30, 2013

      Yayyyyy Natalee, I’m glad you like it! I really feel like if I have had so many help It’s good to give it to everybody too!. This is only my experience and what has worked for me, but some people experiences have helped me so… I’m glad to help in any way! The post will be Live on Wednesday!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      HUGS
      Cami

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    Adrienne says:
    September 26, 2013

    Oh my goodness Cami, thank you so much girl! I so appreciate the mention here and that I was able to help you in this blogging journey you’re on.

    As you know I LOVE connecting with people and I just wish more people understood how they can really build those relationships with other bloggers. As you mentioned here, we’re all people too and most of the time we’re sitting behind our computers all by ourselves just hoping that someone will connect with us. We’re all feeling the same thing so knowing that others feel that way too helps us break out of our shells.

    As you mentioned, commenting is the way to put yourself out in front of enough people but at times the post doesn’t call of a long comment. Like with recipes… I visit a blog often and she’s sharing different recipes and unless it’s something really unusual what else can you say but man I want to try that one because it sounds so good. Just be yourself and genuine and people can tell.

    I love this post and look how many people you’ve already helped with this one. See, there is a purpose for what you do here Cami.

    Thank you again for the mention and I’ll look forward to your next post. Talk to you soon.

    ~Adrienne

    • avatar
      Camila Rojas says:
      September 30, 2013

      Hey Adrienne, You So deserve the mention my friend!. About commenting that’s exactly my point, however there is always a way to make the comment richer and it doesn’t mean it has to be LOOOONG LOL. I just love this world with long and short comments. People is awesome and relationships rocks LOL.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and give more and more support and encouragement!

  51. avatar
    Anne Byerley says:
    September 26, 2013

    Thank you for this.
    As a very new blogger, I really appreciate anything that I can learn from.
    I visit your blog regularly and really enjoy popping in. I always learn something and have fun at the same time.
    Thank you very much.
    A great big bear hug.
    Love and best wishes.
    Anne

    • avatar
      September 26, 2013

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment Anne. We all pass through that stage and believe me I know how hard it is. But I was lucky enough to find super nice people that helped me and supported me and they still do! You will find many too, here you will find amazing bloggers! Thanks you again for your support and for that great community you are building. Sorry if I don’t show up and share enough, sometimes it’s crazy busy and I just can’t be everywhere LOL. I try though! =D

      XOXO
      Cami

  52. avatar
    September 25, 2013

    Oh my gosh, Cami, I read every word of this post, and I almost cried! lol. I feel like you took the words and feelings right out of my brain and body 😉 I work SO hard at crafting, blogging, & networking, and some days I wonder “WHY DO I DO THIS?!”. Oh OK, because I love it, and I love people. I love the relationships I’ve built, and I never knew my many cyber-friends would take such big places in my heart. One of the things that disappoints me, however, is my friends that I have “here’, you know, like my neighbors, some of my relatives, my friends, etc. THEY could care less! They never visit my site, never give me support, and I’m like, “if YOU had a blog that you poured your heart & soul into, I would support you so much!”. I do have a very select few that keep encouraging me, and for that I feel like THEY are really my true friends.

    Anyway, your article really rang true to my heart, and I can totally relate! And high-five on the commenting on other peoples’ blogs – I do it ALL the time for other people, because I KNOW how important it is to them.

    Really good post today, and I’ll be joining your site for sure, hun! I can’t wait for the next post!

    I live just north of Chicago in Illinois, have 4 kids (1 girl, 3 boys) (ages 11-15), 2 little doggies, and I work part-time as a substitute teacher so I can stay home with the kiddoes. I’ve been crafting my WHOLE life, and blogging for 2 years. I’m on 3 design teams ((I WAS on 6 (I know, CRAZY!)(and there’s a sorta funny story behind WHY I was on so many), but I just dropped 3 so I could give more time to the other 3). My blog is http://valbydesign.com/ .

    Take care, and I’m sure I’ll “see” you again soon!

    • avatar
      September 26, 2013

      What you say is so true and I think I know what you mean Val, I’ve notice sometimes Bloggy neighbours and friends turned out more supportive than real friends. But we can not loose perspective. I can tell you that not everybody is into the same things you are and doesn’t mean they don’t care. It’s just that nowadays life is constant rush and we all are on thousands of things at the same time. I barely have time to write to my sisters or other relatives, even my best friend. I speak to her once in a looooong while but still we love each other. I think my daughter is the luckiest LOL. I spent my whole day doing tasks, blogging most of it. And I do care of my people I just don’t have th etime to be in contact all the time and I know maybe they can think the same as you but about me. Don’t feel bad about that. Your people is there any way maybe they just don’t see this world of Blogland the same way you and we do and for that you have US, pleople who actually are into the same as you!. I don’t know if I made sense, my english is not perfect and run over my thoughts LOL.

      I’m glad my post could help you in some way. Thanks so much for your truly deep comment. I enjoyed so much reading you!!!

      BTW you ARE a crazy busy woman LOL Oh my God! As my day already is if I joined any of that I would go crazy!!! LOL Good for youuu!!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Elizabeth F says:
    September 25, 2013

    I needed this post Cami! I have been struggling with the building relationships part of blogging. I just wasn’t sure how to go about it. A lot of times I would just skip commenting on things because I had so much else to do. But no more! Now I have some practical tips to help me along! Thanks!
    Elizabeth @ Real Inspired

    • avatar
      September 26, 2013

      Hi Elizabeth, I actually enjoy reading all kind of comments even the shot ones. As I told Bitni, the point of commenting is not about leaving LONG DEEP comments is about leaving meaningful comments and you can do it in one or two lines. When you say something about the post itself you are telling your host you read it and that’s all that matters. We share to be read right? And trust me people in time notice it. And to honest I know this works because I’ve done it and I have had resoults but it’s also true that we don’t always have the time to make GREAT comments but leaving some true love showing you read it is more than enough. It’s Also true that some time the kind of post we are reading doesn’t leave much space for big comments like specific recipes or DIY Craft… Sometimes is enough pointing out something about it that caught your attention and that you loved it and pinned it.

      I think my next post will help you a lot too. But I can tell you that the best way to make connections is going there and engaging other bloggers, comment on their status updates, tweets, whatever! Make yourself be visible! It doesn’t mean those are going to be your besty right away but you have no idea who is reading those conversations and maybe someone else engage the conversation and there you might find great friends.

      I’m Very happy you liked the post and that I could help in some way. That’s what I want with this. I received so much help and I want to do the same!!!

      Thanks SO much for your sweet comment!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

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    Britni says:
    September 25, 2013

    No pressure to make a great comment right? I’m Britni from Playing, Parties, & Pins and love this article. I just recently became a SAHM after working full-time for six years and it’s been tough to not have the interaction every day. Blogging has been a great way to replace that interaction and relationships I had working, especially on days when I don’t see anyone but my little guy. I definitely prefer real people saying real things and tend to follow and like blogs that seem real. http://talenttoplay.blogspot.com

    • avatar
      September 25, 2013

      Hi Britni! So you gave up your career, too, I see. I did that a little over 14 years ago (wow, I can’t believe it’;s been that long) for my first little baby. Now I have 4 babies”!
      I’ll hop on over to your blog and check it out!

    • avatar
      September 26, 2013

      Hi Britni, LOL no pressre at all!… I actually enjoy reading all kind of comment. The point of commenting is not about leaving LONG DEEP comments is about leaving meaningful comments and you can do it in one or two lines. When you say something about the post itself you are telling your host you read it and that’s all that matters. We share to be read right? I’ve had Comments like “Oh my God I love this, adding those pom pom really made a difference!” and I just got crazy happy! She actually saw the whole post and she liked it! It’s not the same saying “Cute!” and that’s it. See the difference. Saying just Cute is commenting just for the sake of commenting and it doesn’t have the effect we are expecting those blogs we follow!

      For me all this is a relationship we are actually dealing with people here not machines. Sometimes I read peoples feelings and I feel it. They go through tough and happy moments and they share them with us. We are all part of a big world and just like real life we have to “make friends” gain trust, and have something to give.

      Thanks SO much for your comment and I’ll go visit you and follow you for sure!!!

      XOXO
      Cami

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