May 21 2008

Network Bloggers with Instant Messaging

Any successful blogger will tell you that it’s very important to network with other bloggers. Blogging is very social, networking can take you to the next step. Getting another blogger in your network is basically giving you another resource whether you need a link, post, or vote that is potentially one quick message away.

Instant Messaging

IM clients and Instant MessagingContacting bloggers through instant messaging (IM) is the easiest way to increase your blogging buddy list. Using instant messaging can put you into contact with bloggers, well, instantly. Email can be slow especially if you are trying to work out a deal or partnership.

Instant messaging has not only allowed me to network and develop relationships with other bloggers, it has also allowed me to make friendships. Some of my blogger friends I chat with daily, not necessarily about blogging.

With email or other ways to get in contact, it can be somewhat formal, especially if you haven’t built that relationship yet. Sending IM just starts with “Hey” and goes from there.

After you build that relationship it not only builds your base, but potentially social media profiles and readers or subscribers for your blog. Instant messaging has opened up even more opportunities as for paid blogging and partnerships. I’ve been able to co-blog with several people which has been great.

It really doesn’t matter which instant messaging you use, however I prefer AIM. It seems to have the most people using it. I have about 23 bloggers/internet friends added already to my list, I wouldn’t mind a few more. Feel free to add me on AIM (tinka5787). It’s not the best name, but it’s what I use!



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  1. Link Building Bible said:

    I messaged you…..

    May 21st, 2008 at 4:45 pm
  2. Dennis Edell said:

    I prefer yahoo but also use AIM (as you know) and skype. I even put them on my contact page.

    It is indeed a great way to network :-)

    May 22nd, 2008 at 4:19 pm
  3. AOL Messenger said:

    Gotta love AIM over the others. Thanks.

    January 10th, 2010 at 11:54 am

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