Thoughtful Thursday – Blogger Interaction, aka Blogging Friends

Posted September 11, 2014 by Emz Chang in Blogging / 8 Comments

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Blogger interaction is something that I’m terrible at… which is why I am currently typing this post. So far, most, if not all, of my current blogging friends have all approached me first. Which basically means they were the ones to make the first move, to say the first hello. I’m naturally shy and an introvert. In fact I’m kind of known to have two different personalities (one with people I know and like, and one with people I don’t know). So if you have any tips, I will be eternally thankful.

Where to meet?

Where can you meet new bloggers? I meet some new bloggers when they leave a comment on my blog, but usually it’s Twitter that brings us together. I don’t live really close any book convention so meeting in real life just doesn’t happen. (Although, if anyone lives near Princeton, I will be at the Marketfair B&N for the Epic Reads panel…)

How to start the friendship?

I mentioned above that I’m not usually the one that reaches out to other person. But usually when someone reaches out to me, it’s usually something like “Hey, I really like your blog…….” or something else that makes me all giddy inside. But besides that I got nothin’. Seriously, how do you start a conversation?

Maintaining the friendship?

I feel like sometimes this can be the hardest part, but it’s really not. Between school work and other stuff, sometimes I feel like it’s kind of easy to lose touch with the blogging friends I do have. 🙁 Twitter is good for this because you can stalk your friends’ tweets and reply to them to start a conversation and thus keep in touch. Because who uses email to talk to friends anymore?

What do you think?
How do you interact with other bloggers?
Where do you meet new blogging friends?
How do you initiate the friendship?

Emz Chang

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8 responses to “Thoughtful Thursday – Blogger Interaction, aka Blogging Friends

  1. Some of my closes blogging friendships have come from the Sunday Post meme. I met several bloggers that are now regular visitors to my blog and I read their blog several times a week too. I had gotten away from doing this meme for the last few months, but I’ve decided to join back in starting this week. I’ve really missed interacting with the other participants!

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    • I met a lot of bloggers through memes too. Although nowadays it’s more like I discover them through a meme, but we become friends over a discussion post. Interacting with other bloggers is always a fun thing.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂