How to Build Strong Bonds with Readers

Imagine a spider web.

When my wife Kelli and I traveled to the remote jungles of Costa Rica we saw spider webs 6 feet – aka 2 meters – across. Massive golden orb spiders spun these webs, like the one I photographed above who lived outside of the house.

On further inspection I saw how these Shelob-like creatures built their webs; 1 node, and 1 connection at a time.

After creating a node the spider spun a linking strand, connecting it to another node.

After a few hours of noding and linking a massive web appeared in the jungle, reaching far and wide.

Your blogging friend network is no different. Each friend you make is like a node. Each strand you create is the connection you establish between nodes.

As you make more friends and developer stronger bonds with your blogging buddies your online presence expands far and wide, not unlike the huge webs of the golden orb spider.

Benefits of Having Blogging Buddies

  • generate traffic
  • grow your email list
  • increase your profits
  • boost your comments

10 is better than 1. 100 is better than 1.

You can try to blog on your own, leading to failure. Or you can make a bunch of friends by helping fellow bloggers and see your online presence expand exponentially.

Follow these 4 tips to build stronger bonds with your readers.

1: Respond to Every Comment Build strong bonds

Respond to each and every comment on your blog to forge strong bonds.

  1. I just responded to a comment from my friend Donna Merrill on my blog. Although we are established buddies each comment fortifies our friendship.

Be timely. Check your comments once daily. Respond to build friendships.

Click on your commentor’s blog links. Visit their blogs. Read. Comment.

Build those relationships to grow your blogging community through the power of blog commenting.

  1. 2: Check Email Frequently Build strong bonds

Check your email on a daily basis at least to build strong bonds with your readers.

If you really want to bump up your connecting skills check email 3-5 times daily to be responsive, timely and engaging.

I formerly made the major league booboo of checking email a few times weekly. Even though I grew my blogging business and created a flood of helpful content I needed to be more in the email loop to establish powerful friendships with my audience since folks tend to view engagements on a daily, not weekly, basis.

Since I checked my email 3 to 5 times daily I noted more:

  • product sales
  • traffic
  • list subscribers
  • comments
  • clients

Interested folks flocked my way. All because I responded to email in a timely fashion.

3: Ask Pressing Questions Via Social Media

Ask pressing, probing questions via social media.

Develop intimate bonds with your readers.

Example

I hop onto Twitter once every day to ask followers about their blogging problems. What do they struggle with? How are they running into blogging obstacles? I may pepper in a few questions to identify any nasty pain point that seems to plague them.

By asking about their suffering I connect with my readers on a deeper level. Some folks share their struggles with me. I answer via a Tweet or perhaps an entire blog post or video.  One more bond forged.

Ask readers about their problems on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Provide solutions to their problems through your conten.

4:Poll Readers through Your Email Newsletter

Polling readers through your email newsletter is an easy way to build bonds with your subscriber base.

Take time to ask people what bothers them. Appreciative readers will gladly share responses.

This dialog deepens your bond and fortifies your relationship.

Simply use your autoresponder polling feature to ask questions and field answers.

Connect with your readers.

Forge strong relationships.

  • Build strong bonds.

Your Turn

How do you build relationships with your readers?

Ryan Biddulph. Blogging has helped me travel the world for the past 5 years. I want to help you live your dreams by showing you how to build a successful blog.

Editor’s Note:

This is a Guest post contributed by Ryan Biddulph the famous travel blogger.  He writes at Blogging from Paradise.  He relates his blog posts with his journey around the world.  He is the author of a good number to of eBooks those are widely used by the bloggers around the world. You can avail these precious books from Amazon.com

You can read reach him via his blog  Blogging From Paradise

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by Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He has written and self-published 126 bite-sized eBooks on Amazon. Ryan can help you build a successful blog at Blogging From Paradise.

24 comments

  1. Thanks Ryan for this wonderful contribution to the pages of philipscom.
    I appreciate your valuable time on our s space.
    Keep sharing.
    May you have a great week ahead.
    Best Regards
    ~ Philip

    1. Hey Sobat,
      Thanks for your maiden visit and for the interesting feedback. Anyways that is a new information to me LOL
      Keep visiting.
      Best
      ~ Philip

  2. Hi Philip and Ryan. Very useful post for people trying to understand what blogging is all about, and how to make it work. Especially like the part about responding to each and every comment. I’ve found that allows you to build string bonds, one at a time. Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Anand,
      Thanks for the visit and the wonderful feedback.
      Yes, I agree that our response to the feedback we receive is very important, most often i do reciprocate by visiting their pages and do drop a valuable comment on their page, though in some cases I may miss responding to their comments I do visit their pages, and tried to build more contact or relationships.
      Thanks Anand for the valuable comment.
      Keep visiting
      Best regards
      ~ Philip

  3. Hello
    Ryan,
    I am becoming fan of yours. Your article is always useful, effective and easy to understand. The way you explained here to build strong with readers is really amazing. Yes, it is very important to bond strong relationship with readers to make your online presence expands far and wide.

    I like the point poll readers through e-mail newsletter. This is new for me and happy to read this.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Praveen verma

    1. Hi Praveen,
      Thanks for your maiden visit and for the feedback.
      Yes, as Ryan said, building a strong relationship with our fellow beings especially with our associates is very much important for a better business prospect.
      Keep visiting
      Have a good day.
      ~Philip

  4. As a new blogger, this information is very helpful. Thank you for putting this together! There is definitely a lot here to keep in mind!

    1. Thanks Caitlin for your maiden visit and the comment.
      Good to know that the post is very helpful to you.
      Keep visiting
      Have a great day.
      Best
      ~ Philip

    1. Hi Pamela,
      Thanks for your maiden visit.
      Glad that you liked Ryan’s post.
      Janice and Ryan are the best bet to get more detail on this subject, check out their pages.
      Appreciate your visit.
      Keep visiting, keep sharing.
      Have a great time ahead.
      ~Philip

  5. I love the idea of using social media and email to get questions from your readers. It’s a great way to know what their needs are.

    Making a good rapport with our readers is the key here. Keep writing.
    Keep up the great work here and live unstoppably!
    Thanks for sharing
    ~ Rhonda

    1. Hi Rhonda,
      Thanks a lot for your visit and insightful feedback. Yes, a good rapport with our readers is the key here, that engagement leads to many other benefits in the long run.
      Thanks again for your valuable time.
      Have a wonderful time of interaction ahead.
      Best
      ~ Philip

  6. HI.

    Nice post With Good Templates.
    I Liked Your Website It’s Very Helpfull To Me.
    And Also Very Impressive Site For Me.

    THANKS.

  7. Hi Philip and Ryan! Very informative post for people. Both of your articles are very useful information and well understand. I am also a big fan of both of you because both of you reply quickly.

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