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6 Essential Blogging Etiquette Tips To Always Practice

With over 8 million blogs online according to Technorati’s 2010 study, I know that we as bloggers all strive to claim our space on the web in hopes to be recognized as a noteworthy resource to our niche and curious readers.

And to distinguish yourself from the 8 million other blogs out there, you (just as I am) are probably utilizing a variety of strategic tactics to promote and grow your blog or business with the aim to go viral, gain a large and engaged following and to secure clients.

Whether you are just starting out as a new blogger or have been in the game for some time, as you look for ways to grow and promote your amazing blog or business, keep in mind these six essential blogging etiquette tips you should always practice.

 

6 Essential Blogging Etiquette Tips To Always Practice

 

1. Give back generously.

A great way to grow  your blog or business and expand your reach is to engage meaningfully with your audience and other entrepreneurs in your niche. While we all want people to like and share our posts, you must be willing to give a comment or share a post generously without expecting a “please check me out” or “follow me” back favor. 

If you see someone that wrote an amazing blog post or posted a beautiful Instagram photo, let know and even share it! When you give love, you will receive it back. Trust me when I say in doing so, you will build a genuine following in no time. Plus no one’s success ever suffered by supporting  others.

 

2. Give thanks.

We all know how good it feels when your email list, page views and follower count steadily increases  or when you receive a glowing comment on how your blog post was so helpful and inspiring.

When people take the time to show your blog or business love, don’t forget to show some love back. Engaging meaningfully with your audience by saying a simple thank you,  responding to their comment or showing some love on one of their posts, demonstrates how much you appreciate their support and that you are listening to what they have to say.

 

3. Leave genuine comments.

If you ever participated in a comment thread to boost engagement on a specific post,  you’ve probably been annoyed by that one person who always leaves a comment saying, “Thanks for sharing!” especially if you just wrote something meaningful on their post.

When I see this, it’s obvious to me that the person didn’t take the time to read (or at least skim) my post to write something relevant.

Everybody’s work is valuable and important. Leaving a comment just to finish a thread doesn’t help the writer who is probably looking for genuine feedback to create and customize better content.

Bottom line is if you can manage to batch write 25  posts, a post that is over 1000 words, or (drum roll please), run a blog, you can leave a meaningful comment or two for your fellow blogger.

 

4. Give proper credit.

It astonishes me how many people use the works of others without properly giving credit to the original owner, better known as copyright infringement (AKA stealing).

For example, I came across a woman who had over 11k followers on her Instagram and openly admitted in a forum that all her photos are not her own and she felt it was not necessary to give credit. (She was quickly reported after that).

No one likes to have their work stolen or used without their permission and if it were to happen to you, I’m sure you wouldn’t like it either.

If you are going to use a stock image on your blog post and the owner specifically states attribution is required, then  you need to give it. If you are running a travel blog and your Instagram consists of hundred of photos you pulled from other profiles, tag the profile you pulled it from in the caption. It’s really that simple.

 

5. Do your part.

There are a lot of different engagement threads out there ranging from increasing your follower count to increasing the number of likes received on a post. If you participate in a thread, do your part. For example, if you are in a “like for like” thread be sure to like every post associated within that thread.

Of the several “like for like” threads that I have participated in, I know first hand the frustration you feel when someone, for example,  drops their link to their Instagram photo , collects the likes and does not reciprocate at all.

Obviously shit happens, you have a life and no one is glued to their social media 24 hours a day. In event where you can’t complete a thread in a timely matter, keep the admin informed of when you will (we have all been there).

If you already know you won’t be able to complete a thread, then don’t participate at all as it is unfair to others who make time to ensure they will do their part.

 

6. Follow/unfollow wisely.

It’s always a great feeling to see that you just gained new followers on Facebook, Twitter or whatever other social media platform you use. The fact is, you don’t have to follow everyone who follows you. Follow accounts that you actually like, resonate with and want to see more content from whether or not that account is following you.

Additionally, be mindful if you use the follow/unfollow method to grow your numbers. While some simply see it as business strategy, there are others who see it as inauthentic and also don’t want to feel they are simply a number to reach your goals. As someone who understands the strategy but personally does not use it, my two cents is please don’t be so obvious to follow someone just to unfollow them 24 hours later; you never know who might leave a bad impression on.

 

As a blogger, do any of these etiquette tips resonate with you? Would love to hear your thoughts below!

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81 Comment

  1. Reply
    Abby
    October 23, 2016 at 3:34 am

    I love these tips, especially the bit about leaving genuine comments and giving back generously. I always dislike it when people just leave comment to follow them. I would much prefer following someone whose content I like rather than simply because they asked for a favor. I would never do that to anybody else! I want to feel proud of what I can offer!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 8:29 am

      Exactly! You make a great point about “being proud of what I can offer.” When you leave comments that aren’t meaningful, how would you know? And I would hate to be the person to do that so someone else as well.

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    Cece
    October 23, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Thanks for sharing! Just kidding! 🙂 This post is super helpful. Do you have any suggestions about gaining more followers on social media? I’m following people I actually like, but I know many who use the follow/unfollow method.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 8:33 am

      Lolo you’re so funny Cece! I do say thanks for sharing but with a follow up comment and explanation as well 😀 My suggestion is to take time out of your day and leave comments on posts you really like (maybe 2-3 per account). I have noticed when I do that, people tend to follow me back. Also, using stumble upon is a great way to drive traffic to your blog to gain new followers. Additionally call to action I found has been very useful to gain new followers. For example if I post something on IG that requires someone to either check out something on my blog for a freebie or to tell me about their day, I’ve seen people are very responsive. Lastly there are threads on Facebook such as “follow for follow.” They help you increase your numbers but they not be in your niche and not “genuine” if that make sense.

  3. Reply
    Chel
    October 23, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Very true – especially the follow /unfollow bit. That annoys me to no end. These are very helpful tips. I’m always so paranoid that I’m copying someone – so I credit EVERYTHING. Lol.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Hi Chel!
      Lol yes I totally know what you mean since I would credit everything before even if it was not required! What I’ve also noticed and I should have written about are people who think they got their stuff stolen. For example, when you are a blogger writing about social media tips, there are probably a hundred other posts on how to increase your Instagram. It’s really about saying it in your own words and people also need to be aware the idea isn’t totally original.

  4. Reply
    Heather with WELLFITandFED
    October 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I have never understood the unfollow mentality. Unfollowing is a waste of time and there is no advantage. Great post!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Heather,
      While I get the unfollow mentality, I just can’t agree with it or do it! For some it really is about the numbers. *sigh* Thanks for reading!

  5. Reply
    Sheree
    October 23, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    These are all great tips! Especially the one about doing your part. I’ve been working on getting better at this and when I can’t complete a thread, I’ve started to just remove myself from it. I’m also working to leave genuine comments because I know how much I dislike reading the ones that are like, “love it!” or “Thanks for sharing,” BYE. I feel like I especially struggle with this in this particular group. Thank you for the post!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Sheree!
      Exactly – you know we all get busy and I would never get upset over someone who might overlooked a comment etc. It’s really those who just drop a link and don’t bother reciprocating that drives me nuts! Especially in this particular group it can be overwhelming due to the number of links but it will get done whether you do it quickly or slowly 🙂 Thanks for reading! And your comment here, totally genuine!

  6. Reply
    Amber Myers
    October 23, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Yes to all of these! I always try to give thanks, because obviously my blog wouldn’t be read if it weren’t for my awesome readers. I also appreciate genuine comment. “Nice post” doesn’t help me much.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Hi Amber!

      Exactly – it’s hard for me to swallow “nice post” because I am always prompted to ask, what did you think was nice about it? Lol.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Reply
    Internationalcaty
    October 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    All of these are great tips

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  8. Reply
    Gracie
    October 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Great tips, especially the “leave genuine comments”. I have read so many great posts from so many smart seasoned bloggers that I truly value & want them to know it. I used to read print magazines but now rarely pick them up because I am to busy reading blogs I have found through these threads. So I also love the “give back generously” & hope people enjoy my blog as well.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Gracie! Exactly!!! I have been learning so much from other bloggers I just really hope that when I leave a comment, they know I am listening and love their stuff! Can’t wait to check your blog 🙂

  9. Reply
    Courtney
    October 23, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    The half ass commenting truly drives me crazy. It takes me quite a bit to do comment threads because I’m the loser that is actually taking the time to read and leave thoughtful dialogue and it’s not reciprocated. Grr! Trust me, you are NOT alone.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Courtney!
      Tell me about it! Really grinds my gears when I’m sitting here taking time to read a post to write something that should help the writer. You’re not loser – you’re the ideal blogger and more people really need to step it up!

  10. Reply
    Carmen Baguio
    October 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Love all of these tips. I’ve been blogging for less than a year, but it doesn’t take an expert to know who back back and who doesn’t.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Carmen!

      I am a fairly new blogger as well and I learned quick who exactly is a supportive blogger or not! Always surprises me to see this stuff (unfollowing, not commenting back) continue to happen

  11. Reply
    Paige Strand
    October 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    What a great list! I had a good laugh at the “genuine comments” one, as it is so obvious when people are trying to speed through a list within a blogging group. One time, someone wrote “I love blueberries!” on a guest blogger’s post that we featured about overcoming a serious illness. So embarrassing!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      Hi Paige!
      Exactly – it is so sad to realize some people’s lack of attention and sorry to hear that happened on a guest post! I get we are all busy but doesn’t take much to get a good take away from a post and respond. Thanks for stopping by

  12. Reply
    andrea warren
    October 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Great post! We all could you use a little help in this area. We all are working so hard to grow our blogs it’s nice when we see other bloggers supporting one another. Thanks for the reminders:)

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Andrea!

      Thanks for reading 🙂 Always willing to help support other bloggers; I just hope this hits home for others bloggers as we are all striving to reach similar goals

  13. Reply
    Internationalcaty
    October 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    These are all great tips

  14. Reply
    Allison
    October 23, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    These are great tips! I love organic sharing–when you just really love a post and share it without a share for share or something like that! And yes to comments…if I EVER leave a “thanks for sharing” it’s legitimately because I’m glad they shared, but I usually accompany the “thanks for sharing” with a little more detail as to why!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Hi Allison,

      Thank you for your kinds words! Exactly! I love being able to stumble across a great post or piece of work and share with other I know would benefit. And when you back up why you are thankful for someone sharing a post, it just means so much more 🙂

  15. Reply
    Agnes
    October 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    These are great tips! I like that part about leaving genuine comments as the disingenuous comments tend to be so obvious.

  16. Reply
    Chelsea Pearl
    October 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Bloggers who abuse #4 really need to consider their options more seriously. Nothing worse than finding your work on someone else’s site or socials without credit and it’s much easier to track infringement theses days with reverse image lookup in Google.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Hi Chelsea,

      FOR REALS THOUGH! I don’t understand who would purposely steal work and not even feel bad about it. It really boggles my mind. I am just thankful there are other bloggers out there who will not tolerate it.

  17. Reply
    Kait Killebrew
    October 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Wow! This was such a great read. I’m new to the blogging world and I really needed to read this! I’m so excited to see where this adventure is about to take me 🙂

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Hi Kait,

      I saw your IG and love all your posts! So cute with your Disney theme. Based on all your engagement, I would have thought you were a long-time blogger 😉 Thanks so much for reading and I am sure your blogging adventure will take you far

  18. Reply
    Madi
    October 23, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for this- these are all such good things to remember! Love this post.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      Aww thank you so much Mari 🙂

  19. Reply
    Lou Lou Girls
    October 23, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    This is so good!

  20. Reply
    blessing boamah
    October 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    These are great tips and I feel the annoyance when you type a well thought out response and someone responds with “thanks for stopping by”. I add Thanks for sharing after I’ve taken the time to respond with a thoughtful comment. Number 6 is something I usually take seriously, it helps me when I feel obligated to follow someone because they followed me.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Hey girlie!
      I am totally with you about leaving a “thanks” after leaving a meaningful comment as it shows what you are thankful for. Number 6 – that was me for the longest! I figured would I be doing anything for the person by following them just to do it even though I was not interested in their topics? I may not always follow but I will always like or share anything of interest.

  21. Reply
    Laure
    October 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I think these are important unwritten rules and I wish more people would follow them! This is a helpful post for people who are just starting too. I know that it took me a while to understand that sharing other people’s content on my social media was actually positive for me. I wish I had found a post like this one a few years ago!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Laure,

      Thank you for your sweet words! I am a new blogger myself (just started in March of this year) and I didn’t even konw about all these unwritten rules until I started joining FB groups. I learned sharing content was not only helpful to others but to me as people are thankful you take the time to do so. It really taught me more about what #communityovercompetition means.

  22. Reply
    ohmummymia
    October 24, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Such a great tips. Thanks for sharing them

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Thanks fo reading 🙂

  23. Reply
    Cricket Plunkett
    October 24, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Thank you so much for posting this!!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Thakns for reading 🙂

  24. Reply
    Janine Good
    October 24, 2016 at 6:33 am

    These are great tips and all bloggers need to follow these tips! Thank you for this insightful post!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks for reading Janine 🙂 Hoping this will be a great reminder to all us bloggers out there!

  25. Reply
    Nellwyn
    October 24, 2016 at 6:44 am

    These are all so true! I can’t believe how many people out there are blatantly stealing content, I would be furious if that happened to me!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:06 pm

      Hi Nellwyn,

      I know right? And I don’t even know if it is because they really don’t know what they are doing or simply don’t care!!

  26. Reply
    Lizzy
    October 24, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Love these tips! You’d think they’d be common courtesy/knowledge but they really arent!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Hi Lizzy,
      Thanks so much for your kinds words! Exactly – I think it’s easy to get caught up in finishing a thread that people don’t even realize they are leaving ingenunine cooments or unfollowing people that might have ben excited to have been followed by. I just hope this can be a reminder to slow down and really take in what your fellow blogger is showcasing

  27. Reply
    Sassy
    October 24, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Love all your tips, and I totally agree with every single one of them! Thanks for sharing this informative piece!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Sassy!
      So happy your found it to be helpful 🙂

  28. Reply
    Heather
    October 24, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I am definitely bad at replying to comments – if there is a question, or it seems like there is a need for a reply I do, but often if I get “thanks for the recipe” I just don’t bother…I should work on that.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Heather,

      I do admit when I get a simple “thanks” I don’t bother either. Hard to reply back with something meaningul if the initial comment was not meaningful either

  29. Reply
    Ruxandra
    October 24, 2016 at 11:18 am

    These are indeed such basic etiquette tips! I am running a Facebook group and it’s so frustrating when people do not give back the love they receive 🙁

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Hi Ruxandra,

      Oh I know 🙁 I am in your FB group and saw your recent post about that. I do think 24 hours might be hard for some people (espeically if the thread as over 200 links) but yours are so reasonable. I love that you cap it at 10 people bc it allows me to do my part. I think some people have thier bad days but those who constantly break the rules, def should not be participating or even in your group. You’re doing great as an admin bc I sure have met some pretty rude ones as well.

  30. Reply
    Samantha Kinzie
    October 24, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    These are all great tips. I am constantly looking for ways to increase my following. I will take these tips into consideration:)

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      I am os glad you found my post to be helpful Samantha! If you are looking for more ways to increase your following let me know; happy to share some more tips 🙂

  31. Reply
    Shelby
    October 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    I really enjoyed this post and it’s very informative. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Reply
    Mal
    October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Ah, the follow/unfollow bit… So true – I even made a post about that one myself!

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:15 pm

      Hi Mal,

      I am going to have to check it out! The f/uf does bug me but I understand the strategy – for some it is really important the numbers are high. I would like that as well but prefer a more engaged audience.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  33. Reply
    Devika
    October 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Totally agree with all the points. Thanks for reinforcing.

    Btw I like your writing style. (lil cheesy but color scheme of your website is gorgeous)

    http://www.hautepalette.com/single-post/2016/10/13/Rose-Quartz-and-Serenity

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Hi Devika,

      Thanks for the kind words 🙂 I actually pondered over my color scheme for some time. I got inspirted by searing different color palettes on Pinterest then made my own colo combos in https://coolors.co/
      Check it out if interested 🙂

  34. Reply
    Shane
    October 24, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    Such solid advice to gain a genuine following. I’m guilty of not always having time to engage by responding to comments but try hard to make my readers feel special.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Hi Shane!

      I always try my best to respond to all comments but sometimes it takes so much time! Whether it takes me a day or two or even a week, I try my best ot go back and respond to what I can. And exactly o making your readers feel special is what counts most 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

  35. Reply
    Dawn McAlexander
    October 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Here I am, leaving a genuine comment, just like you suggest. I wish more people would do this.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      HI Dawn,

      Exactly – sometimes it could be some people just get so caught up they don’t even give it a second thought. I hate to be the person to be like “hey, can you write a more meaningful commnet” so I hope by just providing them one, they will take the hint and do so moving forward.

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    Sasha
    October 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I can seriously share this a hundred times and it would never get old. it’s so true. It’s such great advice and shows that you receive what you put out. I am constantly trying to make sure I leave feedback or responses that SHOW that I have actually read the post. I, too, am guilty of following because you followed me – only to have it backlash in my face after a few weeks. Definitely being a bit more cautious and conscious of how I use this tool! Great advice!

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      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much Sasha! You are so sweet! Exactly – I feel the more I leave genunine comments, you get that back. And I was guilty of following everyone too! But I soon realized I am really not helping them if I am not too interested in what they have to post. I don’t always follow but I always like or share what I find interesting

  37. Reply
    michenn
    October 25, 2016 at 6:51 am

    A very good read, especially for the follow/unfollow portion. I have mixed thoughts on that practice.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Michenn,

      Thanks so much for your sweet words! I totally feel you about f/uf. I think it’s really about what matters to you – numbers or genunine followers. I am for the latter so I avoid the strategy although there are obvious benefits if you are looking to grow in numbers.

  38. Reply
    Gryselle Mae
    October 25, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Thank you for this guide! I just started blogging again after a long hiatus and quite frankly a lot have changed compared to ten years ago. Anyway, my blog is only a month old and I’m still trying to get back into my blogging shape. I’m sure this would also be really helpful to those who are just starting in blogging. 😉

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Gyrselle,
      I checked out your blog and I LOVE IT! 🙂 I am a new blogger too so I recently picked up on these “unspoken rules.” I just feel at the end of the day it is common courtesy so I made this post as a reminder. Can’t wait to read more of your stuff!

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    Ellie
    October 27, 2016 at 6:39 am

    This post is perfect!! I see so much “me, me, me” out there in the Blogging world it’s saddening! I think the one that always gets me is bloggers who get less than the 10 comments on their blogs but never respond to a single comment or event say thank you or don’t respond to a single comment on their instagram photos. It’s called Social media. Obviously I understand that those who average over 100 comments per post/ instagram pic can’t respond to all as they’d have no time for anything else, but I often look at some accounts/ blogs and feel disappointed that they ignore all their comments as it reflects negatively on the community. It’s so important to be kind and say “thank you” but it seems that’s becoming less practiced all the time. Beautifully written post!

    Ellie
    Maplesyrupandteacups.blogspot.com

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Ellie!

      Thank you for your kind words! And I totally get you on the whole not responding to comments bit especially if there aren’t too many. Some people assume their thank yous will fall on deaf ears but they would be surprised how much people and readers appreciate acknowledgement. I am glad there are bloggers like you that practice basic etiquette 🙂

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    Jessica
    October 27, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Thank you so much for this post! I am very new to blogging and trying to figure everything out. I will definitely be putting these tips to practice. I really have not gotten to do much blogging due to health issues and honestly fear. I’ll think of a topic and just google to see what’s out there because I don’t want to be accused of copying anyone but honestly most topics may have been covered so I’m trying to focus on just writing what I’m feeling and stay genuine in the process and hope someone reads 🙂

    I love your tip on giving proper credit. My questions to you is, what have you found is a good ratio of your own pictures on Instagram vs. photos from others you are sharing? Honestly, I just don’t take tons of pictures daily sometimes even weekly but I know I need to be consistent in posting to create a good following. Sorry for the long comment 🙂

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      Katrina
      October 27, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Hi Jessica!

      I do hope you feel better 🙁
      And don’t fear! I should have mentioned it in this post but just thought about it the other day – there are people who also think that their work got stolen but considering I blog about blogging tips, writing a post on “How To Grow Your Instagram following” is not a totally original idea but what makes a post your work is your spin on it and your input and obviously you not paralyzing someone else.

      While I share other people’s content on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN, in regards to sharing on IG, I actually do not like to share other peoples’s photos and in the rare case I do (doing a contest or I really liked their picture) I use the repost app. Only because, it has already been posted on their profile, why do it again, especially if I did not take the photo myself? When I go to someone’s feed, I am interested on what they created, not a collage of pretty pictures they credited and Sourced from other people’s accounts. Yes it does help build a following but I find it is not original. (A lot of accounts tend to look the same)!

      Should you share other pics on IG, I suggest 1 share per 10 photos of your own.

      And you don’t have to post every day! But just be consistent on when you plan on posting. For me, I usually post 1 pic a day everyday but when I’m busy, I only do so on the weekends. You can even do M,W and Fridays.

      And I loved your comment! So thoughtful and I just would love to provide you feedback 🙂

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    Cheryl@neuroticbaker
    October 27, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Great advice. I think we all have the best intentions but get too caught so in the minutia of promoting our own blogs, that we forget the little things. Thanks for the reminder!!

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      Katrina
      October 27, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words Cheryl! Exactly – I am guilty of some of the things I mentioned and I am a work in progress to ensure I don’t slip into bad blogging habits. I am glad to provide a useful reminder 🙂

  42. Reply
    Janice @ Salads4Lunch
    October 27, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    These are great tips Katrina! You can never go wrong with doing unto others.

    1. Reply
      Katrina
      October 27, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      Thank you for your sweet works Janice! And beautifully said 🙂 I believe in good karma!

  43. Reply
    Michael Kennerson
    October 28, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Building relationships is so key when blogging

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