Be an amazing blogger – sharing is caring

 

I am reading a fantastic book called ‘The Art of Shouting Quietly’ by Pete Mosley. It’s a guide about self-promotion for us quieter creatives, and all about understanding ourselves and how to use our fabulous qualities in a positive way. I will be writing a review for the book soon, but wanted to share this thought with you today as I think it goes hand-in-hand with what makes an amazing blogger.

 

The Art of Shouting Quietly, Pete Mosley

 

It’s true, there are some very talented bloggers here.

Some with super slick writing that leaps off the page demanding to be read, storytellers who pull you in, rhymers who lift spirits and those in the know who can help you out of any fix. They are everywhere you turn, making extraordinary things happen. But what separates the success of these wordsmiths is something quite basic.

 

Sharing.

 

If I look at all the successful bloggers I have made connections with during my relatively short time blogging, all of them are hearty sharers. From the established queen bees to newbies, you will find them actively commenting on and sharing posts which may have helped and inspired them, made them think ‘I am totally there with you’ or perhaps just made them giggle.

If you look even closer, you will find that these bloggers are all somehow linked together as blogging pals and linky buddies. All using their networking skills to connect to like minded sharers and supporting each other on their onward and upward journeys… together. In turn, increasing their followers and viewers whilst quietly storming the web as major influencers.

So, be an amazing blogger and share posts that have meant something to you and don’t forget to connect to fellow bloggers by commenting on their writing.

 

Put good stuff out there,

good stuff tends to come back,

measure for measure.

The Art of Shouting Quietly, Pete Mosley

 

What do you think…has it worked for you?

 

 

Thank you to the lovely Becky over at Cuddle Fairy for having me as co-host for this weeks Candid Cuddles linky.

 

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36 Comments

  1. February 28, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    Love this, I have definitely come across many very talented bloggers out there who have a message to share that has hit home. I always try to share things that speak to me, in hopes they speak to someone else too. I found you because you followed me on twitter….. I LOVE your header image, it is super cute, and a great message you shared here!

    • February 28, 2016 / 4:28 pm

      Hi Jess, wow! Thank you so much for the lovely comments, it’s really lovely to meet you. I agree that by sharing, it may mean that someone else too gets to hear something interesting and hopefully inspiring.

      Thanks for stopping by x

  2. reimerandruby
    February 28, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    So so true! There are a lot of amazing bloggers out there who shares and inspires people and even fellow bloggers as well. And that makes this blogging community so wonderful. Lovely post! #candidcuddles

  3. February 28, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I have made some fantastic blogger friends through the linkys and social media sharing! I have also started getting more views thanks to the sharing and the awesome friends I have! This is very inspiring! Popping over from #candidcuddles

    • February 29, 2016 / 5:51 pm

      I feel the same, it can be very supportive X

  4. February 28, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    All very true and also having only been a blogger a relatively short time, def obvious who is helping each other out and sharing the blogging love.

  5. February 28, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I love that quote about putting good stuff out there, it’s a good message for life in general! I have found that there is a lovely atmosphere in the blogging community, everyone seems to want the best for everyone else rather than being in competition which is so nice to find! x #Candidcuddles

    • February 29, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      I love that quote too. Definitely find that everyone is supportive, it’s just that some go that extra mile.

  6. February 28, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    That book sounds fab! And what you say is so true – I love linkies for the way they lead me to new blogs, and new topics to read about. 🙂 #candidcuddles

    • February 29, 2016 / 5:57 pm

      Its such a great book, it’s taken me longer than normal to read as there are lots of sections which get you to really stop and reflect. I love finding new blogs too.

  7. February 28, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I totally agree with you. It took me a while to catch onto the Linky thing and commenting etc I agree that sharing the love brings it back. The only constraint is time. I am struggling to keep up with all the links I want to do and comment and write my own blog pieces, run my own link and schedule tweets and cook my kids dinner, go to work, spend time with my husband and kids, etc etc I don’t know how people do it. I’d love to network more but quite honestly, I’m struggling!

    • February 29, 2016 / 6:00 pm

      You too? It is really hard to fit everything in. I don’t have time to comment on all the posts I would like to, so I try and retweet any that I have enjoyed to hopefully show appreciation and also to help other bloggers find the post.

  8. min1980
    February 28, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    I’m with Imperfect Mum above. There’s just never enough hours in the day! I do try and comment whenever I feel I have something to say, and want to show my appreciation of someone else’s work. I need to get better at sharing though.

  9. February 28, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous book, I am always looking for new reading material…looking forward to the review 🙂 your quote is perfect and it’s totally true that blogging community are key to getting out there and success! As a newbie I’ve found the links really useful as I find new blogs (like yours) to follow and it’s keeping me motivated and organised. Thanks for sharing G X #candidcuddles

    • February 29, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you! Hopefully I can do the book justice. X

  10. February 29, 2016 / 12:25 am

    This is so true! I don’t always comment on a post unless I have something useful to say but I think sharing it if it is something you think your followers will like is a great way to connect with other bloggers 🙂 Thanks for hosting #candidcuddles
    Debbie

    • February 29, 2016 / 6:04 pm

      I agree, it’s a really good way to connect. I have loved co-hosting! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. February 29, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Love this and I love the support we all show each other in the blogger community – it’s so important to share posts and support each other. xx #candidcuddles

    • February 29, 2016 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you. It’s great that we can all support each other. X

  12. cvnxena
    February 29, 2016 / 10:05 am

    I love this, it is so true! sharing really is caring and you gain connections and friends when you become a blogger and it is great to help each other! it is better to raise people up together than to try and beat them down to get on top! i hate bloggers like that, thanks so much for co-hosting this week xx #Candidcuddles

    • February 29, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks for popping over, I have loved co-hosting this week. I love the idea of everyone feeling boosted and gaining confidence from working together in the same direction. X

  13. February 29, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    What a great post, so often people are eager to toot their own horn and we do need others to further ourselves and each other. Also, it isn’t so fun without other people to share in any success with, family, friends or other bloggers. This sounds like a book I’d like to read, thank you for sharing! #Candidcuddles

  14. February 29, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Very true, sharing is caring! I get why in the blogging world people link up and run from parties. But not going that extra step will hurt you. If you can’t comment, at least share.

  15. March 1, 2016 / 3:23 am

    I totally agree that what you give is what you get. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing when first coming onto the circuit but gradually I have learned and one of my biggest things is sharing other bloggers content. My life gets busy and I don’t always have as much time for blogging as I would like but I always try to get things done and return comments and shares. Thank you for co-hostessing!

  16. March 2, 2016 / 9:01 am

    I love how supportive the parenting blogging community is – I read so many amazing posts that really inspire and resonate with me, and I do my best to always share and leave comments. It’s starting to pay itself back now and I can feel the love coming back – amazing! #BloggerClubUK

  17. March 2, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    That is a great quote and that book sounds really interesting. I have definitely noticed once you start sharing more posts it is easier to get chatting to other bloggers and get more followers. I love linkys and finding new blogs to read, I wish I had to the time to comment and share more but I am in the same boat as An Imperfect Mum ^^^ and lots of other bloggers, there’s just not enough time!xx #BloggerClubUk

  18. March 2, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Lovely quote, and sounds like a really interesting book too. I try to spend a little bit of time everyday sharing and retweeting posts I’ve enjoyed or found helpful. The blogging community are so friendly and helpful that its nice to try and give something back #BloggerClubUK x

  19. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    March 3, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Love the quote & post Annette! You are right – bloggers definitely need to stick together & share each other’s content. That network helps us all spread to a wider audience. I spend a lot of time reading & commenting on blogs & also sharing them. It’s also a great way to build new blogger friendships. It’s been a pleasure having you co-host this week lovely! Thanks so much! x

  20. March 4, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Such a great post! I totally agree with you. I think the very best thing about blogging is the friendship and mutual support of our little community. I enjoy that just as much, if not more than writing the posts themselves!

    Dawn x

  21. March 4, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Love this. As a newbie blogger I’m still working out how it all works. Linkies was a whole new concept (still not sure I fully get them yet, they seem to have rules and regs about what type of post you can link to each one!?) but a retweet and the odd comment seems pretty straightforward and a great way to show appreciation of a good message, strong writing or just something you can relate to. x

  22. March 5, 2016 / 7:43 am

    This is really helpful and encouraging. I am still getting my head around how linkys etc work and I admit sometimes it feels a bit overwhelming! But it’s the sense of community that inspires me to blog, I’ve felt quite lonely at times as a mum second time around… blogging makes me feel part of something xxx

  23. debsrandomwritings
    March 5, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Hi Annette, I am big on sharing, not because I necessarily want people to share my posts (of course it’s nice when someone shares a post of mine, but it’s a personal choice and I don’t hold it against anyone). I mainly share because I can and I want to.

    I read a lot of posts and if I enjoy reading them then I figure others will too, so it’s all good.

    Sharing can be time consuming, especially when not all sharing buttons are easy to find (is that just me?), but it’s well worth it and I would recommend all bloggers do their fair share of sharing.

    Great post!

    xx

  24. March 6, 2016 / 2:02 pm

    This sounds like an interesting book – I’d love to read the review. I’m not so good at self-promotion, I have to say. I do try to share as much as I can, but I agree with many of the other commenters that there’s never enough time! It’s something I always struggle with, at the moment I just about have time to write one post a week and barely manage to keep up with commenting in the few linkies I join in with! I would love to read more blogs and comment more, but I just can’t get enough time! #CandidCuddles

  25. March 7, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Sounds a like a really interesting book. And like one I should probably read. Look forward to your review. X

  26. July 22, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    This is a lovely post Annette – I’ve just realised it was published a few months back and I’ve only just found it now haha – so true what you’ve written and like a few of us, it’s so hard finding time to keep up with everything and I’m new to linkys so keep missing it but hopefully it’ll get better as I’m bookmarking linkys by days now. Have a great weekend! 🙂

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