20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

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The generous blogger . . .

  1. Sees her blog as a way to serve.
  2. Commits to sharing her gifts and talents through her blog regularly.
  3. Writes posts that are of service to her reader.
  4. Uses her blog stats to figure out how she can create more posts of value for her reader.
  5. Writes posts that make her heart sing.
  6. Is mindful of her time online.
  7. Is mindful of her reader’s time online.
  8. Reads other blogs as often as she would like to be read.
  9. Loves her blog just as it is, and doesn’t compare it with other blogs.
  10. Is grateful for her readers no matter how many, or few there are.
  11. Appreciates other blogs as they are, and doesn’t judge.
  12. Mentors new bloggers.
  13. Practices “link love” weekly.
  14. Leaves love notes in other blogs’ comments.
  15. Shines a spotlight on other people’s work through interviews, profiles, guest posts, and mentions.
  16. Writes about others as she would like to be written about.
  17. Makes it easy for readers to subscribe to her blog.
  18. Makes it easy for readers to share her posts with other people who might need them.
  19. Understands that marketing is also a form of service. It helps people who need her blog to find it.
  20. Knows how much to give, to receive, and to keep for herself.

What do you think it means to be a generous blogger? Why is (or isn’t) it important to be generous online?

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The Generous Blogger poster created for me by the hubs.

This post originally appeared on my first blog, Have Fun, Do Good, in 2011.

6 thoughts on “20 Ways to Be a Generous Blogger

  1. I don’t really know what it means to be a generous blogger. I still am a new blogger who has been blogging since December. I already have done some of these points. I don’t care how many followers I have as long as people are reading them. I want my readers to get something out of my blog posts. I write blogs that stay true to who I am. That is why my blog is about spirituality and musicals, the two things that best represent my “inner voice”.

    I read other blogs to hopefully gain more followers through commenting. I love my blog just as it is and will continue to blog about things that matter to me.

    • Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging, Meg, and congratulations on the launch of your blog. You’re almost coming up on your one year anniversary!

      “I love my blog just as it is and will continue to blog about things that matter to me.” -> Yay!

    • Thanks, Ranae! It’s my pleasure. I love your about page and the photo of you doing a yoga pose on a pretty road. And the broccoli pasta on your Instagram feed looks delish!

  2. Very useful reminder. A decade ago being generous was the natural way to connect us all up. As other social networks have gained primacy and our attention has become more precious it is sometimes easy to slip into attention seeking. In the long term generosity works.

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