Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. ~ L.M. Montgomery
Happy memories. The ones which we forget the moment a bad memory falls in our lap. The ones we ought to remember more often, in order to be grateful for everything that life has given us.
Of course, we ought to have a jar full of happy memories for our personal lives. A physical jar, in which we put chits of paper, papers on which we have written the most beautiful memory of the day.
But, in the blogosphere, we have a memory jar that we don’t create. A memory jar that someone else creates for us. A memory jar that someone else allows us to use. A memory jar that anyone can access, and read about someone else’s accomplishments.
Why, this memory jar is : online blogger support groups!
I’m sure you have at least once in your blog-lifetime posted some blogging good news in a support group. Be it achieving a 100 follower milestone, or successfully shifting from a WordPress/Blogspot account to your own domain name.
I’m sure each of your posts received an honest smattering of applause from fellow bloggers in the community. They cheered you on, gave you some more tips and in general helped you feel a bit more happier than the occasion made you feel.
Today, I invite you to scroll through some of the posts posted in the blogging groups you are a part of. Check if you have forgotten to congratulate someone on their achievements. Read up all the comments on posts you have posted. Give back, be a part of the community. You won’t regret it.
This topic was included in the series, because it has a huge significance for me. Whatever I am, whichever Alexa Rank I have reached today, how much ever love I receive from you readers, it’s all thanks to one blogging group that picked me up two years ago, when I was a nobody, and helped me achieve my dreams of being a somebody. And, the huge significance, if you haven’t guessed it yet, is that the icebreaker for me to join this blogging group was #AtoZChallenge 2015!
Thank you Blog-A-Rhythm! Here’s a shout-out to all the fabulous admins and members of B-A-R. Thank you for taking ‘The World From The Specs of Fabulus1710’ to ‘Broken Blue Bubbles’. Thank you for being understanding, supportive and kind to this teenaged, overexcited bundle of nerves. Thank you for accompanying me on my journey of self discovery from just ‘Mithila Menezes’, to ‘Mithila Menezes with a voice and opinion about everything’! Here’s to many more awesome years of blogging together at the B-A-R! ❤
Today’s three tips will help you be a better blogger in the blogging community. Whether you are a part of any blogging community, these are tips you can use.
- Turn on the notifications: There’s a reason why Facebook/WhatsApp/Twitter groups have notification sounds. It’s the alarm clock which reminds you to go back to your blogging duties! While the sheer number of messages may seem annoying to you, don’t ignore the group entirely. Make it a habit to check the group messages at least once a day. Better still, you can add a time slot dedicated entirely to reading posts in blogging support groups to your daily schedule.
- Promote your group: Just like you promote your favourite blogger / your favourite posts, promote the support groups you are in. If you know of a blogger who could benefit by joining a support group, be a matchmaker. Find out whether the group is currently accepting new members, the criteria for selection, etc. Ask the blogger in question whether he/she would be interested in joining the community.
- Share your thoughts: A blogging support group will not be beneficial to you if you do not share your thoughts there. If you keep mum from your side of the computer screen, only little can be done from the other side of the computer screen. Trust me, there are awesome people online who will help you out in your problems and smile when you’re happy. Give it a try.
Wassup, happy readers! This post is written for the #AtoZChallenge, and this is the third year I’m participating in this challenge. Do keep cheering me on all through this month, as I’m hell-bent on scoring a hat-trick in 2017, at the age of 18! My theme for this year is : The Encyclopedia of Blogging Memories, Feelings and Lessons.
Here’s a special question for you to answer today: Share how a blogging support group has helped you become a better blogger.