The following guest post has been submitted by Steven Snell from Vandelay Website Design.
Last week I wrote a post here at PureBlogging about how expanding your network can benefit your blog. We looked at some of the ways you can get to know other bloggers and build relationships. I thought it would be a good idea to list some of the best websites for networking with other bloggers.
Now that you know how to network and where to do it, you’ll be able to develop some valuable relationships and reach new audiences with your blog. I’m sure you’re already aware of some of these websites, but hopelfully you’ll find a few new ones that you like.
1 â€“ MyBlogLog
MyBlogLog is the leading community site for bloggers. View profiles of other blogs, join communities, start a community â€“ all ways to network with other bloggers.
2 â€“ BUMPzee
BUMPzee is another community site for bloggers, similar to MyBlogLog. BUMPzee also features a number of different communities with the option of starting your own, and the ability to send private or public messages to other members.
3 â€“ BlogCatalog
Create a profile on blog catalog and start networking with other bloggers through discussions and friends.
4 â€“ Authority Blogger Forum
A relatively new forum for bloggers started by Christ Garrett. There are plenty of great opportunities here to meet other bloggers, help others and get some new readers for your blog.
5 â€“ Bloggeries Blog Forum
One of my new favorites for networking, the Bloggeries Blog Forum has members from a wide variety of blogging niches. Youâ€™re sure to get some good advice (if you ask for it) and youâ€™ll have the opportunity to provide some help for others as well.
6 â€“ Blogger Forum
Another blogging forum. Like the other fourms, Blogger Forum is a great place to meet other bloggers.
7 â€“ True Blogging
Another blogging forum.
8 â€“ The Blog Experiment
One last blog forum.
9 â€“ MySpace
Many other bloggers in your network are likely to also have MySpace pages. With millions of members, MySpace provides great networking opportunities regardless of what topic you blog about.
10 â€“ Facebook
One of the fastest growing networking sites, Facebook also provides the chance to meet millions of other users.
11 â€“ LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a networking site that targets a more professional audience than a site like MySpace.
12 â€“ Ryze
Another networking site that allows you to post a profile and meet others with similar interests.
13 â€“ Blogger Help Group
Blogger Help Group is a Google group that has over 66,000 members.
14 â€“ Guest Blogger
While Guest Blogger is not a networking site where you can join communities or leave messages for other users, it is a great place to find bloggers who are either looking for content or are willing to write articles for other blogs.
15 â€“ Review Back
Are you interested in having your blog reviewed for free? Are you willing to write reviews for other blogs? Review Back is a site that lets you meet other bloggers and make arrangements to review each otherâ€™s blogs.
This is a guest post by Steven Snell. Mr. Snell designs websites and maintains a blog for Vandelay Website Design. You can read more of his writing and see his portfolio at www.vandelaydesign.com.
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