Friday Five: Show Some Blogger Love

Happy Friday Five everyone! Super excited about today’s topic. Cynthia, Courtney and I have done “Blogs to Love” a couple of times already like here and here 🙂 I love seeing who you all read and recommend. I’m offering a bit of a twist today with 5 Ways to Show Some Blogger Love. Whether a new or veteran blogger building and sustaining a community can be hard work. But it’s always nice to show appreciation to your fellow bloggers, particularly those whose words inspire, encourage or just make you smile! FF Blogger Love marontherun.com

Comment away! It’s not enough to just say “great topic” “good site” “thanks”. If you truly want to show some blogger love don’t be shy – comment! The more specific and genuine you can be the better. If a blogger asks questions at the end of the post – answer them! These are great conversation starters.  If you really liked or enjoyed a post, say so! By not engaging, both blogger and reader are doing themselves a disservice to learn, connect and grow. (Hey, go give Jennifer a comment at Running on Lentils!)

Guest Post. Have a favorite blogger or want to network with a group of bloggers? Ask them to guest post on your site. Nothing shows blogger love more than highlighting someone else on your page. (MCM Mama has had some sweet guest posts on fellow bloggers sites!)

Link Love. 🙂 When I come across a really profound article or blog post I note it. Then when the time is right I’ll refer to it in a blog post. What does the time is right mean? Well, sometimes reading other posts inspires something in me to write on a particular topic or I see so much goodness in a short time frame I want to do a round up post. Whatever the case may be (cough Friday Five linkup cough) linking back to another blogger is a great way to share content and show some blogger love. (Always profound, my gal Susie at SuzLyfefight-your-fight-meme-suz

Sharing is Caring! Since I mentioned sharing Pin it, Tweet it, Stumble it. If you like a particular post or photo, share the love. Bloggers work hard (well, some of us… 😉 ) to write engaging and prolific content. Blogging (particularly consistently) isn’t always easy. It’s also a great way to get to know other bloggers. (and I would hope by now you’re following my co-hosts who really like to share the blogging love (cheating I know) Eat Pray Run DC and You Signed Up for What?!)

Love YOURSELF first. It’s great to love other bloggers, share, build community, etc. but don’t forget about who you are as part of the equation. Put some thought and care into your blog and social media platforms not only so you can do all of the above but so others can do all of the above for YOU! And if someone isn’t showing interest in you or your blog, move on and find others that matter to you. (Since it’s Friday, 5 of my favorites for their positive energy, Run Salt Run, Back at Square Zero, Run With No Regrets, Run Away With Kristen K, This Mama Runs for Cupcakes.)

Who are some of your favorite bloggers? How do you like to share the blogger love? What’s on tap for the weekend?!

74 Comments on Friday Five: Show Some Blogger Love

  1. I enjoy reading what others like when they pin or tweet it. I’ve come across many grest articles on blogs this way.
    lacey@fairytalesandfitness.com recently posted…Benefits of A Disney Value ResortMy Profile

  2. I like to share the blogger love by linking up and helping promote other bloggers’ posts on Twitter. Some of my favorite running bloggers are Tara @RunningNReading, Courtney @EatPrayRunDC, Run Salt Run, Lilly @LilyRunstheWorld, and–of course–you, Mar!

    Thanks for the hosting the link-up, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Molly @alsoranagain recently posted…5 Must-Read BlogsMy Profile

  3. This post could not be more awesome. You rock, Mar – great post!
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! recently posted…Soccer Mom Essentials & BODYARMOR/Target Gift Card Giveaway!My Profile

  4. I love this! I recently started a blog and have been reading other blogs and commenting where I have relevant input. I’ve noticed it has helped my readership a lot. I’ve been thinking about weekly guest bloggers to help too. Thanks for the tips.

  5. I love your twist on today’s topic, and your tips on sharing the love. Thanks for the link up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Rewarding MomentsMy Profile

  6. Great tips! I love taking time to find new blogs and show them some love through commenting and sharing their posts. I’ve found so many new blogs that way and probably got some followers too!
    Kristen recently posted…Friday Five: Five Fav Bloggers!My Profile

  7. My blog is pretty new so I’m still learning a lot of things. Thank you for the tips. It’s fun to find blogs and comment on their posts. Especially when it’s one that I can really relate to. Run Salt Run is also one my favorites.

  8. Good suggestions! Sometimes I get so involved in a comment that I’ve written a paragraph and wonder if people think I’m crazy. But I guess I like those kind of comments better than the two word ones because it inspires thought and discussion. Happy Friday!
    Kelli recently posted…Are you sleeping enough?My Profile

  9. Love yourself first. Enough said.

  10. All great ideas. I know I have many more readers out there that never comment, they comment on my FB page instead and it kind of annoys me :/ Wish they would just do it on the website! Thanks for the shout Mar, love you girl!
    Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes recently posted…Friday 5: Five Fitness Blogs you should be reading!My Profile

    • this is why I can’t get into my FB page. I am so not focused there 🙁 you’re welcome – hope to see you soon! now off to read the Paris recap 🙂

  11. I love your take on this topic. When someone comments or shares, it makes to work-side of blogging worthwhile!
    Coco recently posted…How To Run Back To Back RacesMy Profile

  12. I love YOU! This is a great way to talk about the subject of which blogs to love. I think supporting each other is so important, and I try to do my best to spread the word, comment, and just offer encouragement.
    Susie @ SuzLyfe recently posted…Practicing What I Preach and The Most Important QuestionMy Profile

  13. Great take on this topic Mar and great suggestions!!
    Michelle @ Running with Attitude recently posted…April RunfessionsMy Profile

  14. Thanks for the shout out! This is a great list, as usual. In fact, when I first started blogging last year I learned a lot from another post you did on blogger tips. Thanks for the blogging help!
    Jenn @ Running on Lentils recently posted…Five Blog Best PracticesMy Profile

  15. There are just too many good blogs for me to narrow it down to 5! Great tips, tho!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Runfessions for AprilMy Profile

  16. Nice twist! I think commenting is so important because while I see that I get a lot of hits, I don’t ever know if the content was good unless someone comments! Thank you for hosting!
    Smitha @ Running with SD Mom recently posted…Friday Fascinations: Five Brands to Love!My Profile

  17. You’ve listed so many great blogs! I had a lot of trouble narrowing my list down to 5 (It almost became a Friday 15). Great tips on connecting. I think people often aren’t sure where to start!
    EB @ Running on E recently posted…Friday Five: Running blogs to readMy Profile

  18. Before I started blogging, I’d never read another blog – now every time I put up a morning post, I find myself reading at least 3-5 (or let’s be real, 10) other posts immediately just to see what others are up to! It definitely enhances the sense of community and connection among people who share a passion for what they are blogging about.
    Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl recently posted…Five Things Friday #5: Strawberry Fields ForeverMy Profile

  19. All great tips, Mar. Its important to show the love for other bloggers and not just focus on growing your own blog. I love tweeting and pinning blog posts from others that have resonated with me. Speaking of which, heading off to tweet yours out now! 🙂
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…2015 Florida Vacation Recap – Part 3My Profile

  20. I have discovered so many amazing blogs (and their bloggers!) through this amazing link up, Mar; I’m so grateful to you, Courtney & Cynthia for introducing this great community to me. I feel like reading others’ blogs is a way for me to keep up with what’s going on in their lives and show them that I care; you all are my virtual friends! Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for another great Friday Five!
    Tara @ Running ‘N’ Reading recently posted…Five Book Blogs to ReadMy Profile

  21. This is actually really great advice – thanks!! I’ve gradually figured some of this out on my own, but am starting to utilize these aspects of blogging more and more as I get to know people 🙂
    Charissa recently posted…Save a life!My Profile

  22. These are some great tips, especially the last one about loving yourself first!
    Chaitali recently posted…Friday Five – useful blog postsMy Profile

  23. This is an awesome idea!!! I am so looking forward to reading all the link ups today! Last week you all put a hole in my wallet and this week I am going to be glued to the computer or phone. Either way , you all will have to answer to me husband!! LOL! Have a Fantastic Friday!

  24. I love this. So cute. And can we talk about how I totally mixed up themes? Oops!! 😉
    Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC recently posted…Five Things I Always Do on Race Day!My Profile

  25. Love your tips, I agree with all of them!
    Blogging is so much about networking, and can be so fun. Sharing the comment love and pinning and tweeting and sharing are such great ways to interact and support each other!
    Kristy @Runaway Bridal Planner recently posted…Blogs You May Want to FollowMy Profile

  26. I love your take on the topic this week. I also like commenting on other bloggers site to find … you guessed it… other bloggers!
    Jennifer recently posted…Friday Five – Blogs to Read IIMy Profile

    • thanks 🙂 something out of the norm! definitely agree with on commenting. you can find so many cool people to connect with!! speaking of, we need to have dinner soon and finish our beach convo 🙂

  27. Thanks for the shout out! And you have some great blogs listed here.

    If you ever want to write a guest post, I’d love to have you over on my blog!
    MCM Mama Runs recently posted…Spicy Asian Tuna Steaks + 5 Runfessions FridayMy Profile

  28. These are great tips! I agree, comment love and interaction is really key. I made the switch to WP because I thought it might be easier to get a conversation going in comments as compared to Blogger.

    Happy Friday!
    Leana recently posted…Five Blogs to ReadMy Profile

    • Happy Friday! yeah, blogger is hard to converse in. I find if I’m on mobile I can’t access the comments. WP is so much more user friendly in my opinion.

  29. I am SO bad about commenting. I’ve been blogging since 2006 and I follow so many, but I need to remind myself to get more engaged. These linkups have helped a ton!

  30. I love your twist on it this week. Important things to remember. Remembering these is part of what makes the running blogging community great.. I find there to be a lot of love.
    John @ run. geek. run(disney) recently posted…Five Blogs to Love: runDisney Edition | Friday FiveMy Profile

  31. Great tips! I really want to get into guest posting, but I’m always intimidated about asking bloggers I like!
    Janelle @ Run With No Regrets recently posted…2015 Run for Clean Air 5K RecapMy Profile

  32. Great tips! 🙂 My favorite blog/vlog right now is the gingerrunner.com. His youtube channel is great – total trail running eye candy! The sites are beautiful.

  33. I love these tips! I would love to find more people to write guest posts, as I find contributing several opinions to a blog is always exciting and it keeps it fun and varied. It also gives the blogger a break sometimes.
    Emily recently posted…Five of MY VERY FAVORITE THINGS!My Profile

  34. Definitely agree. I find the blogger community in general so positive, encouraging and filled with great ideas. Thanks for the reminder.

  35. Great tips! im always seeing a post that inspires me. I just need to put pen to paper and get them written.
    Sara recently posted…Friday Five – Blogs to Love!!My Profile

  36. Or the best way to show blogger love is to join with the Friday 5! Best way to feel like part of the blogger community! 🙂
    Lindsey recently posted…5 Signs That I Probably Love Your BlogMy Profile

  37. To me, commenting is the best part. But, there are some that just don’t. I’ve really enjoyed the Friday linkup because I’ve found so many great blogs that way.
    HoHo Runs recently posted…Runfessions (April 2015 Edition)My Profile

  38. I love this topic and discovering new bloggers to follow. I try and comment on as many blogs as I can and also share post on social media and pinterest

  39. Loving the commenting. If you read it anyway how much longer does it take to type something and then you really start to form a relationship with that person.
    Abby @ BackAtSquareZero recently posted…Running Favorites – Q & AMy Profile

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