Blogging can be a lonely activity. Just you and your thoughts and a computer. There are ups and downs and without a blogging community of support the ups aren’t as exciting and the downs cause you to doubt why you even are doing it in the first place.
It has taken me three years of blogging to grow my community. One of the things I’ve learned is that you can’t force it. You can prod it along in a direction you would like to go but you also have to allow it to happen naturally. It’s kinda like being the new kid at school. You look around tentatively to find kids who look nice, who have the same interests as you, who look like they won’t push you off the slide when it’s your turn. You ask if they would like to play with you and before you know it a friendship forms.
What do you think? Have you found a community of support? What are your tips on growing your community?