6 Simple Ways To Show Appreciation For Your Favorite Book Bloggers

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Happy Wednesday, friends!

This post has been sitting in my drafts abandoned for weeks now and since I didn't have anything scheduled for today, I thought I would finally share it with everyone. I also think the timing of this post is actually perfect especially after some of that "anti-blogger" sentiments spreading on Twitter last week - let's not rehash that ugly situation. Anyways, book blogging is such a community collaboration and I think we tend to be very undervalued by industry professionals for all the work we do. In times like these (and anytime honestly), we need to be supportive of our fellow bookworms and show them that we are there for them. In this post, I am highlighting 6 simple ways you can do that. 
Follow Their Blogs & Social Media

This is really the easiest way to probably show your appreciation for a blogger. I can tell you that it always makes me happy and proud when someone decides to follow my blog. I've been doing this blogging thing for 7 years and that ecstatic feeling as you watch the follower count go up has yet to go away.

Leave Comments On Their Posts

This is my favorite way to show a blogger that I like and care about their content and want to see more. I know it's not always the easiest for everyone to leave a comment on every post. We've all got very busy lives outside of blogging, but once in a while, it wouldn't do anyone harm if you can drop a comment on a post you really appreciate! It doesn't have to be something extra elaborate or lengthy. Just a nice "Hey, Blogger X! Love this post!" is sure to bring a smile to your favorite blogger's face. I know I always get giddy with excitement when I see a comment notification. :)

Personally Thank Them For Recommendations

If you have gotten recommendations for amazing books that you loved from a book blogger, tweet/DM/message them to let them know. I can't tell you guys just how happy, excited and proud I feel when someone goes out of their way to pick a book that I liked and then come back and tell me. I've made such great instant friends this way. Trust me, your favorite bloggers are going to be so happy to hear that their review got you reading a book! :)

Share Their Content

If you have a social media account such as Twitter and Facebook, be sure to share the posts you like from your favorite bloggers. Admittedly, I am quite bad at this, but I am trying to get better at it! If I see a blogger tweet a link to their post on my timeline, I will very likely retweet the link.

Share Their Blog Button

If you're a fellow blogger yourself, you can show your appreciation for a blogger by sharing/featuring their blog button on your webpage. A lot of bloggers have custom blog buttons with their names on it and I find that that's a simple and efficient way to help boost your fellow bloggers.

Use Their Affiliate Links

I personally don't have any affiliate links on the blog here (I should get to that at some point!), but most book bloggers do. If you decide to purchase a book or anything else from Amazon, check to see if any of your favorite bloggers have affiliate links and consider making your purchases through those links.

How do you normally show appreciation for your favorite bloggers? Anything you personally would love?
Let me know in the comments below!

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