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5 Social Sites to Engage Bloggers – Blogging Communities

5 Social Sites to Engage Bloggers – Blogging Communities

Networking is a great part of being a blogger, that is a fact every blogger knows. A great part of our traffic comes from networking. A question I once read said – If you are wondering why you have no comments on your blog, think about how many comments you left on other blogs!

That says it all; there is no need to go into details, networking is important for every blogger looking to make a name for his blog and drive some traffic. So what is the easiest way to find other blogs and bloggers we can engage? Is it to search on Google? Maybe find them on Twitter. Well I used to start with Technorati, I mean is there a better place to look for similar blogs? No there isn’t, but in the end what we need are blogger communities. For those that are still looking to expand their networks and engage more bloggers I created a short list of 5 social sites, blogger communities, where you can find similar blogs and directly promote your blog and engage other bloggers. These are well known blog communities and I use all of them, which is why I can recommend them.

Blog Engage

Blog_Engage

Blog Engage is exactly what it sounds like, a place to engage bloggers, submit your articles and enjoy the benefits of guest blogging. This is a great fast growing community that will give you an opportunity to increase your blog exposure and the number of visitors. We all love free traffic, and Blog Engage can get you a solid amount of free traffic.

Blog Catalog

blog catalog

Blog catalog is very similar to Blog Engage, but you can have your blog RSS feed added which will automatically list every post you add to your blog directly to Blog Catalog. You can also add friends and interact directly with them and add reviews of other blogs and promote your blog at the same time. Blog catalog is a really great place that I warmly recommend.

Bloggers

Bloggers

Bloggers is my favorite; it’s pretty much the same as Blog Catalog. You can review other people blogs and add friends and follow people and blogs, but you can also vote for other blogs and bloggers. So your goal is to interact with our bloggers and promote your website here in hope of getting your blog highly voted with a good rating from the reviews, which can get you a fair number of visitors to your blog. So be sure not to skip Bloggers.

Com LUV

ComLuv

You all know what Com Luv is, Comment Luv, but some of you probably know only about the plugin and not about the community. Com Luv is also a great community with over 30,000 bloggers participating daily, one of the must visit places to promote your blog. My advice, start with a guest post.

SERPD

Serpd

Now most people will think that this is not a blogging community, well they may as well be right. This is more of a Digg like website for bloggers and SEO’s, Internet marketers as well, but it is a great place to promote your blog, unlike Digg where you can hardly get noticed, you can interact with other bloggers and traffic I am currently getting from SERPD is great. But, this is only for people in SEO, SEM, and Internet Marketing, well if you have an advice or two on your blog about similar topics this is worth checking out.

There are of course more communities where you can engage bloggers, like Arkayne or Blogger Buzz, or forums like Warrior Forums and SitePoint. There is no limit to how creative you can be in finding new blogging communities, I just started using IMFaceplate and so far it seems to be a great community, so you can check it out as well.

Hope this gives you a little idea on where to start. Remember the line from the beginning; you will receive the same amount you give, that is what networking is all about.


About The Author

is the founder and CEO of Practical SEO and also a passionate blogger. All of his free time he dedicates to his Practical SEO blog and giving free advice as well as participating in the blogging community.

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21 Response to 5 Social Sites to Engage Bloggers – Blogging Communities

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  2. Fran Aslam on November 22, 2010

    Hi Zarko:

    Great looking informative post. All networks sound great, I will have to visit these one by one to know more. There is always so much to do and so less time

    Thanks for all the information.

    fran A

  3. Zarko on November 23, 2010

    Hi Fran,

    I suggest you get on these right away, they can help you in a great way, not just for traffic, but also for making contacts and opening new opportunities, and of course, learning.

  4. Lisa@friendly blogger on November 23, 2010

    Zarko:

    Excellent places I agree! Another place I found recently is Blokube.com. This is another site where you can submit your post and vote on other bloggers posts as well. community engagement is so important to our success!

  5. Zarko on November 23, 2010

    Hi Lisa, thanks for the comment, I will definitely check out blokube, thanks :)

  6. Moonomo on November 23, 2010

    It’s a great article Zarko. Bloggers is my favorite, too- the most friendly network for the Bloggers. I have to check over the SERPD. I saw it but never really look closely.

    I will connect with you on Bloggers, and hope to read more from you. Have a great day.

  7. Zarko on November 23, 2010

    Thanks Mahibul,

    Moonomo, be sure to seek me out at bloggers, would love to convect there and you can also find me on twitter :)

    PS. be sure to get on SERPD, it’s a great site!

  8. Aaron@Background check on November 24, 2010

    Great sites! I totally agree with you that engaging yourself to a network can be very helpful for your all what you’re doing online. Currently, I’m engaged in comluv network. I need to try the other sites too, most of them I’m already familiar with except for Serpd.

  9. Zarko on November 24, 2010

    It seems that everyone is familiar with everything except for SERPD, join the network, you will like it for sure :)

  10. Aswani on November 26, 2010

    Hi Zarko, this really is a great post. I agree nothing pays like networking. I have been doing the same right from the day 1 and to be honest, I am really excited with the results I have got. Networking has definitely helped me in branding my blog. It has helped me and my blog in gaining the much need popularity which in turn has been profiting in terms of traffic and other related results. The sites which you have mentioned above really makes a great list. I am on all of them except SERPD. Would definitely like to explore the same. btw, I do know other related sites which can be used for the same. One such site is blogadda.com. More later as I don’t remember now. Keep writing :)

  11. Zarko on November 26, 2010

    Hi Aswani,

    thanks for dropping by :)

    There are plenty of other websites, this is my top5, I use a few other as well, but I ma surprised with the fact that most of the guys that commented haven’t heard about SERPD, well, something new from me :)

  12. lawmacs on November 27, 2010

    Hi Zarko nice list and not only that you have mentioned SERPD which i wa looking at the other day however have not spent much time on it will pay it a vsit again Thanks for the heads up just to sum it up Networking is a must for bloggers

  13. Danielle Lynn on November 27, 2010

    Hey Zarko,

    Just the other day I was wondering where to find other like-minded bloggers to build more of a discussion on topics I post. Thank you so much for the list, I’m going to start putting it to use! P.S. Keyword Luv does bring more spam to my blog… lol but I’m getting good at sifting through what’s ‘real’ and what’s garbage.

  14. Zarko on November 27, 2010

    Hi Lawmacs, be sure to check around SERPD, it is really a cool community.

    Danielle, I’m glad I helped solve one of your problems :)

    As far as the SPAM goes, we get used to knowing what is spam and what isn’t. usually I delete all generic comments and comments containing links, except one from the people I know and respect.

  15. Maggie@Virtual Server on November 30, 2010

    These is s great list! I am interested to blog engage and blogger, I think they are good and easy to navigate. Great find!

  16. Conroy @ Web Designer on January 3, 2011

    Thanks for Sharing such Collection, I am Only using Blogger for my Website. It is Awesome …. I am now going to Other four, Is they are Simple and Ease to Use ???

    Regards
    Conroy James

  17. agatha @Business Web Hosting on January 8, 2011

    Great sharing you have here. I am not familiar with the other site but I guess, they are great to navigate too. Thanks for these collections.

  18. Conroy @ Web Designers on January 11, 2011

    Thanks for sharing Blogging Communities, Very Appreciated Resources, Well Done

  19. hgh therapy on January 11, 2011

    Well said, Thanx for the informative post Zarko

  20. Jesica Wills on June 9, 2011

    Hello Zarko. Another amazing article. I love to read your posts. Thanks for the blogging sites. They are best for blog. I knew some of them and using too. Thanks.

  21. Fawn on November 13, 2011

    Hi Zarko,

    I’m linked on all the sites you’ve referenced – thank you! Are these still your top 5 recommended sites or have others come on to the scene since you wrote this a year ago that you recommend? Thanks!

    Fawn
    http://www.HappyWivesClub.com

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