|See, super cool winter hat...and my cat.|
I know what you're thinking: "Abby, you're on vacation with your family! Why are you on the computer?" That would be because it is too cold on the beach. And there's only so much reading/watching tv/playing games we can do. It's so hard to keep up with blogging after work every day, so I figured I would try to catch up a bit while I have the free time. In fact, I was very inspired by a guest blogger on my of my favorite blogs: Gussy Sews. Jess of Allora Handmade talked about fostering community through blogging. Check it out here.
The idea of fostering community through blogging isn't a new thought to me. I've been thinking on it a lot and struggling with the "how." How do I foster community through my blog? One conclusion I've come to: it isn't easy! You have to make an effort to interact with other bloggers or else you won't get any traffic on your own page. It's been kind of weird to me to put myself out there and talk to people I've never met before, but that's what you have to do to achieve community online!
So tell me, what do you think about finding community through blogging? Any tips you want to share?
And just for fun, here are the books I'm reading this week:
|I'm halfway through "East of Eden." So good!|