The blogging industry can be a really tough one to be a part of. Especially with the growing call-out culture and witch hunts becoming a regular thing on the likes of Twitter and Instagram. Of course, if someone is doing something genuinely wrong and damaging to their followers, as has been seen in the Irish blogging seen regarding photo editing this week, then it must be brought attention to. But even if you’re doing everything seemingly right, there can be a lot of pressure to look a certain way, go to and do the right places and say the right things.
I’m sure we all have those bloggers who we absolutely adore and live for their content. Let me know if you’d like me to share my personal favourites! But today, I’m going to share with you how you can support your favourite bloggers.
1: Follow Them
Extremely obvious, but I’ve actually seen people who don’t follow their favourite bloggers, they just check their pages every day. I don’t really see the purpose in this! If I like someone’s content, I’ll find them on all of their social media accounts and follow them across the board.
2: Like and Comment on their Posts
This seems so obvious, and yet it’s crazy how many bloggers notice how many people watch their Instagram stories in comparison to who actually likes their posts. It has to be the easiest way to support someone, plus it costs you absolutely nothing. Of course it’s not a requirement, you can follow someone, like their content, and choose to keep scrolling, but if you do want to support someone than liking their pictures and leaving a comment can really make their day.
3: Use their affiliate links
People seem to think that by using a blogger’s affiliate link, it’s somehow going to cost them more. This is absolutely not the case! The price of the item never moves when you use an affiliate link, it just means that the blogger will receive a small percentage of the price from the brand themselves. If you don’t feel comfortable with using them then you absolutely don’t have to. But personally I don’t have any problem with it.
4: Support their sponsored content
I know that some people are of the opinion that if a post is sponsored, you can’t trust the bloggers opinion. To this I’d say maybe have a look at who you’re following. The bloggers that I follow (and most of the ones I talk to!) would only ever accept a sponsorship if they genuinely really loved the product and agreed with the ethics of it. Engagement tends to be down on sponsored posts so it really helps if you engage with that post, be it a like or a comment, it never goes unnoticed!
5. Generally engage with them
Commenting on blog posts, taking part in polls, starting a discussion on Twitter… I know these are all things that honestly make my day when people decide to engage with my content. Comments go a long way and are such a nice way for bloggers to get to know their readers.
How do you support your favourite bloggers? Let me know if I’m missing anything!
*This post contains affiliate links.