Standing on top of the mountain, what do you see? It’s a comment we made while chatting to Bionic Basil‘s mum recently while we discussed international blogs and their growing reach.
- You see the view, which can be stupendous…..
- You see for miles and miles in every direction.
- Your breath is taken away and your heart sings,
- So, you turn to the people beside you to share the experience……..
but there is no-one there………
……and what is the point of getting to top the of the mountain, maybe the most amazing place you might ever see, if there is no-one sharing the excitement with you?
We realised that, as Finalists in the BlogPaws® Nose to Nose Awards in 2017 we are in the most wonderful position. We were in the media spotlight, and could share, and encourage, our talented blogging friends worldwide. We wanted our friends at the top of the mountain as well!
So, how do we share success, and encourage you to blog, to write and to create – worldwide?
You Take Your Blogging Friends to the Top of the Mountain with You!
Aim to work with other bloggers during the coming year. Be inspired by what they do and suggest working together if you think it would be a good fit. This is what happened to the Dash Kitten Crew when we began to work with Nerissa’s Life and Savannah’s Paw Tracks. The Adventurcats was born [and another adventure is planned soon!] We collaborate, we have fun, and learn a lot about working together across timezones. Collaboration won us a BlogPaws Certificate in 2015 too.
This ‘give and take’ process is a powerful learning tool. You can share ideas, develop concepts, and achieve success with colleagues around the globe using email, Skype and various forms of ‘chat’, and projects often grow organically out of discussions online, so, always be aware of potential opportunities.
- Don’t worry about not being good enough. You are because you blog!
Blog Hops – Run One or Join One
If you have a great theme for a blog hop, then start your own. Linkytools is one popular option, and it is used by both of the hops here.
A personal favourite is the friendly Sunday Selfie with the Kitties Blue. BlogPaws also has a very popular Wednesday Blog Hop where pet bloggers are made very welcome. Hoppers visit from anywhere in the world and you could find yourself visiting Eastern Europe, the Northern USA or New Zealand without leaving your computer or iPad. New people, new blogs, new opportunities, and, a chance to make yourself known worldwide.
- NOTE:- There is often a protocol for joining a blog hop so check before you join. You may be asked to display a badge, and add a piece of code to your post so others can see fellow hoppers listed.
Discuss, Chat, and Exchange Views
Proper discussion on any social media platforms can generate contacts and inspiration. Like-minded ideas and discussions travel around the world, you cross time zones, you have time to breath, think about your work. Your chats may be inspire you with ‘go it alone’ ideas, or a team project. Reach out and exchange ideas with fellow cat bloggers, pet professionals, writers or crafters.
Whatever you do, make 2017 the year you took a step out into the bigger, international, blogging world. So when you get to the top maybe you stand with friends and colleagues.
The View From The Top of the Mountain is Much Better With Someone to Share it with, isn’t it?
See you at the Top of the Mountain