Happy Monday everyone! I’m excited to introduce Cait from Cait’s Cozy Corner, she will be doing a guest post today all about how to find your girl boss tribe. Hope ya’ll enjoy!
Remember in high school and college when you had your best girlfriends? You’d I’d everything together! You went to dinner, the movies, out at the club. You name it, they were there to support you through everything and anything. They had your back. They were your tribe. The same thing applies when looking for your tribe online. I didn’t realize what an impact it would have on me and my blog until I started to make the leap and connect with other like-minded bosses like myself.
Of course, it’s wonderful to have friends and family have your support with your blog but it’s also extremely valuable to connect with others who are as creative as you are. So how exactly do you find your girl boss tribe? Here are 4 tips to searching for yours!
If I’m being real ( which I am ) the real key to making connections on social media is just that..getting social. Follow those individuals who are genuinely interested in. Share posts of your favorite bloggers. Comment on those blogs you really enjoy reading and let them know. Start the conversation just like that! Make your comments and your content meaningful too. What will you say that will make your comment stand out to that person? And really, just being your authentic person that you are will show them that you care and want to continue keep reading. There are so many bloggers out there who I’ve come to trust, support and love reading their blog because they are authentic, true to themselves and make me interested in what they are writing. Of course, I always write and tell them my thoughts on their comment box. Fast forward a few years later and we’re still talking and supporting one another. That connection is what keeps us going and standing strong.
I never realized the importance of Facebook groups until I began to join them. Why? It’s great to be able to post about something you may have trouble with. For instance, I had no idea what SEO was when I first started so I turned to my Facebook group to help me and advice on what keywords I should be adding to my blog.
Image: Rank Crew
Someone else who can also help advise would be Dan Anton. Dan has a website, RankCrew, that offers his clients website building with the help of SEO tips and tricks as well as linkbacks to give your website the audience it needs to capture. His amazing team is friendly as well as extremely knowledgeable of the ins and outs of SEO and how searching engines rank in the Google world. The best part? They are available to help 24/7 and offer a variety of packages to help all your website needs.
Events are a great way to meet other girl bosses like yourself. I’ve attended a few events and noticed that everyone is already in the mindset of being outgoing and trying to meet new people like myself. You already have something in common which is why everyone is there in the first place so if you’re feeling unsure, take the risk and go for it! There are always a lot of conferences around local cities like Atlanta, LA, Chicago or New York! Look up events in your area by trying MeetUp, Eventshare or even social media for local blogging events! The possibilities are endless to find your tribe!
Continue to Connect
Depending on the person that I meet, I’ll add them to my desire social media network. I have various areas like “Blogging Buddies” that list some of my favorite bloggers on HootSuite, as well as Facebook Groups and Instagram Pods. For me, I don’t just like to follow everyone I meet on Instagram or Twitter because I like to follow people that post items that are relevant to me and what I enjoy taking a look. I recommend adding your connections even on Linkedin which is like a huge address book or even your personal Facebook if you become super close and not just your Facebook Blogger page. This ensure that you have their contact information readily available whenever available if you ever need it. And if you don’t reconnect right away you’ll still be able to know what’s going on with the person and stay updated. Who knows, she might post a few weeks later about a product launch that might serve your needs or your audience’s needs.
So those are my helpful tips to finding your Girl Boss Tribe. They’ll probably be some of the best friends you’ll ever meet because they understand the frustration, hustle and passion that you have for your blog as they have for theirs. Girl Bosses have to stick together, to carry on another, support you and your mission and bring you and your blog to new heights! If you have other ideas on how to get your Girl Boss Tribe going, let me know! I can’t wait to read it!