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Blog Community Building Starts With Two

Articles about blogging tips10 Things about Making Room for a Community by Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers is a fabulous step-by-step list for community building, on your blog and otherwise.

Liz begins by pointing out that a “community of like-minded thinkers” began with two. This is really important. When we think of a community, we often shy away because we think a community is tens, hundreds, or even thousands of people. It isn’t. A community starts with two and grows from there.

When you are alone with your opinion, idea, belief, or goal, you are standing outside of a community. If one person sides with you, your idea now has positive energy. That energy attracts more energy, thus more members to your community.

Many top notch bloggers who blog about blogging have frequently handed out the tip to blog for the one not the many. This is often misunderstood. You create a readership one reader at a time.

Earn one reader and another will follow. If the third believes and stands by your side, they will bring two more. If one or two of these stand by your side, they will exponentially attract even more. Slowly, one-by-one, your readers grow, building the community that was started with one joining one, not many joining one.

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  1. Posted May 8, 2007 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    That’s true. I’m learning to value each and every subscriber I win…one by one. Word-of-blog is a powerful thing in this industry. By the way, do you post your income, Lorelle? I don’t think you made my list: Paula’s List of Blogger Salaries…Are you on the list?

    You’re probably on my “prayer list” of bloggers, though.


  2. Posted May 8, 2007 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    This is a blog on and does not allow advertising nor pay-per-post or other money making schemes, though it may allow marketing your “wares” along a very fine line. Trust me, it’s a very fine line.

  3. Posted May 9, 2007 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    I’m trying to build a community now. It is tough grueling work. For a while I had fewer people reading the community page than my own. Slowly though, I am figuring out how to do it and how to offer them a reason to go over to the community page.
    I think it has been one by one more for my learning curve than for their lack of desire.

  4. Posted May 9, 2007 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Community page? I’m talking about building a community of readers through your blog. If you have a separate “community page” or blog…I’m confused.

  5. Posted September 16, 2007 at 2:00 am | Permalink

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