So the Day 3 topic for Blogging University – didn’t I tell you I was doing that? – was to build your blogging community by going out and reading other blogs. You would then like said new blogs, and follow 5 that really stood out to you. Sounds simple right? Sure.
That didn’t work out so well for me. Here’s the thing: I’m not all that great with WordPress tags. Tags on Tumblr are easy for me. I know the specific thing that I want, I type it into the search bar, and BOOM! Millions of results for me to look through. Most of the time I’m looking for fan stuff and people who ship my favorite ships, so Tumblr works pretty damn well for people like me. WordPress? Not so much.
Things like Westallen, Stucky and THIS JACKET IS MADE OF BOYFRIEND MATERIAL don’t give me the same results on WordPress that I would get on Tumblr. Its not that the fangirls aren’t there, but I feel like you need to be a lot more broad and a little less specific. I was able to find a new Goodreads group, but that only made me sad that I don’t do more with my Goodreads account.
I’m terrible at building an online community, and I really need to work on that.
It’s not that I don’t follow people on WordPress, I do. I follow quite a few blogs that interest me . . . I just don’t read them enough. Which is a shame because I really need to be more interactive with people.
But what kind of people do I want to interact with? What kind of things am I really interested in?
This is going to take a while.