I’m experimenting with something here today and I’d love your help. First off I want to put it in context as to why I think this would be a worthwhile exercise. I see lots of blogger friends hitting blogger slumps and it makes me sad to see them leaving the blogging world. I don’t want them to disappear and I wanted to do something to reignite that love for blogging that they had in the beginning.
We all know it’s hard work and there is often little reward (apart obviously from the personal satisfaction that you get). So I’ve been thinking about how to spread some blogging goodwill. And how to create something physical that a blogger can look at on those days when they are feeling low and wondering what’s all for. I started thinking about what encourages me and I decided my best pick me up is when someone engages with my content or mentions something they like.
And I’ve come up with the idea of a Blogging Appreciation Circle. The idea is basically this; you visit other blogs and leave them feedback on what you LIKE about their blog. And that is the key-note, I want this to be positive affirmation so if you visit the blog and hate it, just leave quietly and say nothing. There are two key aspects to this working; it has to be genuine and it has to be positive so that it will help the blogger focus on the aspects of their blog that are working.
How do I get involved in the Blogging Appreciation Circle?
- I’m trying to keep this simple, so all you do is leave a comment below with your name and blog address and let me know that you want to take part. If you want to leave feedback on my blog, that’s great too but only if you want to and have something to say.
- Then just visit the blogs of other commenters on this post and leave some feel good thoughts for them on one of their posts.
- The comments can be on whatever you want. Whether you love their blog design, their personality in their posts, the mix of posts, etc. Just whatever strikes you when you visit. I know I often admire something when I visit a blog but then just don’t take the time to say it. So now’s your chance to help a blogger feel pride in their work and that will hopefully inspire them next time they hit a blogging low.
Will you join in and help spread the love? And wouldn’t you like a list of things people like about your blog that you can use to inspire yourself on those days you feel low? It’s a win, win for everyone in my eyes.
Bookish Chat : You know what to do, just comment below if you want to take part. And hop around to other commenters, for this to work you need to actively participate. And a huge thanks to everyone participating, may the blogging feel-goods be with you!