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Tips For Maintaining Your Strong Online Community

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Keeping your online community strong may be one of your biggest challenges, but it does not have to be. It is vital to remember all of the hard work and dedication that it took you to get from Point A to where you are now. The people you met along the way helped transform you and your community as to who you are today.

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Be Supportive By Following Back

Being supportive online is truly one of the easiest ways to keep your online community healthy and strong. Nobody likes a “pot stirrer” to fuel the fires that pop up. If someone follows you on a social media platform that has a “real” photo and a “real” website, by all means follow them back. Yes, it’s true, I do not follow egg heads. This is a simple way to show your support.

Share Content

Social media is not a dumping ground– never has been and never will be. If you expect to be successful in maintaining your strong online community, it’s important to share the work of others. Seriously, this is Business: 101- It is better to give than to receive. I am a firm believer that when you do good for others, it all comes around in the form of a strong community. This same principle works when it comes to maintaining strong online communities.

Have Conversations

Responding to comments online is so important. Instagram is a platform that many do not leave comments on. Be a trail blazer by leaving a comment or two. A great place to have a conversation is on your blog. If someone comments on a blog post, be sure to respond. These online conversations do matter, as they show that you are a “real” person and you do care.

Maintaining a strong online community is not hard to do. When you get to know the people around you and build relationships with them, the magic begins to happen. The North Iowa Bloggers are a true example of a strong, healthy online community. These folks are movers and shakers in the world of social media. They have not waited around for something to “happen.” These bloggers are making things happen!

So, tell me. How do you keep your online community strong? I’d love to hear what is working for you and what is not.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Tips For Maintaining Your Strong Online Community

  1. Beth Ann Chiles May 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    I am a true believer in the importance of leaving comments and being supportive of others on social media platforms. Engagement and interaction is what builds strong and lasting relationships. Great post!

    • admin May 12, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      I think social media has changed how people comment on blog posts. I truly believe they are still important. It’s all about the people and this is one simple way to connect.

  2. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids May 12, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I think there is a huge power of commenting and responding on blog, Facebook and Twitter posts. I think you do a great job at sharing other’s content. I do some but need to do more. Great post Sara!

    • admin May 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      Thanks Val. Social media has changed actual comments on blog posts. I know I don’t comment as much as I should. It’s VERY easy to comment and like something on social media. To make an actual blog post comment, is work. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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