If I’ve learned one thing in my first year blogging as Peach, it’s that building a core readership is key.
50Peach.com started slowly at first with mostly just a few friends reading while I hunted around for blogs that were close to my topic-base, funny, and relatable… hopefully all three. Friends recommended sites like Witty & Pretty and I stumbled upon CrossFit/Paleo blogs like Petite Athleat, PaleOMG and CarrotsNCake by blind luck. Then after a few months, I was recruited by Erica to join up with Yeah Write, which changed everything. Suddenly I was growing my readership and “meeting” other bloggers with some amazing stories to tell and even bigger talent. Many of these bloggers have become what I consider to be good friends and a select few I’ve even met IRL.
And that’s what I love about blogging. There is a community out there of people who feel what you do, go through the same struggles, and will cheer you on to go after your biggest dreams. Reciprocity rarely has to be asked for. They get it.
Which is why I do not have boundaries on the types of blogs I read. Stereotypes need not apply here on 50Peach.com. I won’t chalk you up to be just a “mommy blogger” or a “fashion blogger” or a “food blogger” any more than I want you to lump me into just being a “dating blogger” or a “CrossFit blogger” or a “Paleo blogger”. There is so much more that makes up each and every one of us, which is why we have a blog to begin with! To tell our stories, whatever they may be, and find our peoplez.
I was delighted when last week, completely by accident through connections on Instagram, I found the Southern Blog Society. They are a community of Southeastern bloggers who join up to build relationships and expand the reach of bloggers in our area. I’ve already found some outstanding sites to read and read lots of great information about improving your blog and growing your readership! But most importantly, I can already tell that there are some amazing people that I really must get to know. I can’t wait for the first quarterly event that they host and I hope it’s in Atlanta!
I’m so happy I found the SBS and grateful that they’ve accepted me into their community! Thanks, y’all!