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5 Reasons You Need Blogger Friends

5 Reasons You Need Blogger Friends

Bloggers friends are like work colleagues in the lives of every blogger. When I started blogging, I had zero knowledge what I was doing. I was like a kid who was just learning how to crawl and walk and still needed help. It was a bit of struggles here and there but because I am used to doing everything solo, I kept this up for months. Eventually, I started understanding that I need people who blog too as friends. They are the only ones who will understand what I am going through and guide me where needed.

This was a lot of work for me as I take friendship so sacred and do not just call anyone friends. I started this by attending bloggers event, engaging in collaborations to reach their audience and becoming more visible in the blogsphere.

Looking back on how much I have learnt and gained from having blogger friends, I thought to share a post about it and see if others share the same view with me.

Why You Need Blogger Friends

Tonye, Salmah, Leemah (Late Lunch Hangout with Blogger Friends)

Importance of Having Blogger Friends

#1: Have Healthy Conversation About Blogging 

It is no news that there is a whole lot of unhealthy rivalry and competition out there in the blogging world. In the midst of all these, it is important to have your own circle of blogger friends whom you can share your challenges with. No man is an island and at some point you may get stuck and would need help. Your non-blogger friends would not understand you, trust me. Hence, it is very important to have just a friend or a group of friends to have such conversation with.

Besides, not everyone is genuinely looking out for you. While they may leave ‘slay hard’, ‘kill us’, ‘great post’, ‘a vibe’, comment on your posts and Instagram content, they may care less what you do or not do. Only your friends would call you out and correct you where necessary.

Why You Need Blogger Friends

Tonye, Salmah, Leemah, Waiman, Aisha

 

#2: Help and Support Each Other

Prior to when I started having genuine blogger friends, I had to learn everything on my own. You all know how stressful blogging can really be especially if you are just learning the ropes. But with friends whose interest aligns with yours, it gets easier to get quick tricks and tips to figuring it out.

You also get to collaborate and support each other along the line. There’s the option of linking back to each other’s blog, promoting each other’s work on social media, leaving great feedback on posts, among many others.

Getting different perspectives is one of the perks of having a friend who blog and would genuinely look out for you and want you to be better. Click To Tweet

Related: The Importance of Collaboration To Bloggers

#3: Photo Shoot

Depending on the type of blogger you are, taking quality pictures for your blog is one great challenge most style bloggers have. If you have blogger friends who can take great pictures, you can choose to collaborate with them or just beg them to take you good pictures. I remember a time I had to collaborate with some friends for a photo shoot which I ended up using for a post on body image.

Reasons you need blogger friends

Other times, they just come up with great ideas for shoot and this help you create more awesome content for your blog or social media pages.

Why You Need Blogger Friends

#4: Different Opinions

Like I said in the intro, blogger friends are like work colleagues or even classmates in school. You know that moment when you have this idea but bringing it into reality is looking like a big deal. And then you share with someone who also knows how these things work and bam, you get so inspired on how to do it differently and excellent.

Getting different perspectives is one of the perks of having blogger friends who genuinely look out for you and want you to be better. Sometimes, this would work only when you ask. So do not just assume they should help you but always ask for that help when you need it. It could be on how to pair an outfit, blog topics, instagram feed ideas, or even as minute as the right photo edit.

When you have friends who blog too and live around you, you should start kissing attending events solo, goodbye. Click To Tweet

#5: Bloggers Hangout

The first couple of years after I moved to Abuja, I had zero friends. I spend my weekends enjoying my own company and that of my family. Since I started blogging and recognizing the importance of friendship, I started having time to unwind. I started to meet more people and understanding how beneficial a social circle can be. In fact, I became less introverted and enjoy the offline life for what it’s worth.

Why You Need Blogger Friends

Hangouts can help you really come out of your shell and help you realize that you aren’t the only one having the challenge you are currently dealing with. It helps you get more experienced as a blogger and figuring out diverse way to become better.

Do you have blogger friends and what have you benefited from your friendship so far? Do you agree it is important to keep such circle or it’s unhealthy? Let’s have a conversation.

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14 Comments

  • susanspecs February 7, 2019 2:09 am

    Blogger friends are really necessary, they make the blogging journey fun and less tedious. There will always be someone to relate with you.
    I’m just learning on how to make blogger friends, and most especially, keep them.

    You all look beautiful ??

  • Mercy February 7, 2019 5:14 am

    I totally agree with on this especially the help and support one another part. I have some blogger friends that has been so supportive (you included)..
    P. S—you all look soooo good.

    • Akingboye Deborah February 7, 2019 9:16 am

      Awww, thank you mercy. We all need someone to guide us through and it would be so bad if we cannot get the help.

  • Simplybami February 7, 2019 3:00 pm

    I absolutely share your sentiment dear. It is very important to have friends that are bloggers especially when you’re new in the game. I’m actually just embracing the importance. But at times, I kind of get clueless about who to reach out to exactly. Like, I have so many questions to ask, and I really hate to disturb people by asking them series of questions concerning blogging. I plan on making more blogger friends this year. Let’s hope it turns out great.
    By the way, you all look beautiful. The glow you guys are radiating is so blinding.

    http://www.simplybami.com

    • Akingboye Deborah February 7, 2019 3:03 pm

      I understand it can be a task at first. Especially when you don’t want to come off as a nag. But then, you’d never know until you do ask.

      Cheers to making more genuine blogger friends this year❤️❤️❤️ And thanks hun

  • Dee Awata February 8, 2019 4:58 am

    I agree with this post but I am all about energies and can’t fake it to save my life. Finding pure hearts in this Industry is a tad difficult but when you do it’s a beautiful feeling.

    • Akingboye Deborah February 8, 2019 6:42 am

      A whole lot of beautiful feeling girl. Can’t deal with kissing asses at all.

  • dancingpalmtrees February 8, 2019 5:42 am

    None of my close friends blog. Maybe it’s our age. We are baby Boomers. I’ve learned to be extremely careful online. In fact I had to read the riot act on some guy who decided it would be a good idea to spread lies and insult me. Probably he does Live in New York City but I definitely don’t want to meet him. Way too many creeps online. Would I ever attend a Blogger Bash event. No. In fact due to online harassment I blog less. Also I tend to be a private person. As the expression goes, Once burned. Twice shy.

    • Akingboye Deborah February 8, 2019 6:45 am

      Oh dear, that’s not so much of a good one for you. I think it definitely has to do more with the age group.

      Those online creeps worry me. I’ve had friends dealt with a good number of them lately, not fun in any way.

      But I believe there are still genuine people who appreciate your content and always look forward to it. Those ones should count as a good support system.

      Thanks for always supporting my content ?

      • dancingpalmtrees February 8, 2019 6:53 am

        Thanks. I enjoy your Blog. Especially the fashion. As for blogging I do the Public face. Private face. Even then I have been cut to pieces by people especially Church People I’ve known for 30 or 40 years. Learning that Lesson I keep more to myself and maintain Silence. Less arguments. Online and in person. My goal is to have a quiet and peaceful life.

        • Akingboye Deborah February 8, 2019 8:58 am

          And at the end of the day, it is your peace that really matter the most. Thank you Deborah, means a lot ??

  • GIFT COLLINS February 8, 2019 6:12 pm

    Beautiful post as always Debs, I have made a couple of blogger friends, none that’s really close though. But I’ve met some amazing people on this journey. But if I have the chance, I’ll really love to go back to the time of having no blogger friends and then choose those I call blogger friends wisely given that I now know how toxic and terrible some bloggers can be.

    One thing I think is very important in blogging related friendship is the presence of honesty and absence of pretense and envy of any kind.

    Btw y’all Abuja bloggers always have the most fun ???

    http://www.giftcollins.com

  • Frankly Speaking with Glory Elijah February 15, 2019 6:20 pm

    So true, Probably might be worthwhile creating a bloggers meetup group, where we can all share our experiences.

    https://franklyspeakingwithglory.com

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