Let’s Talk Bookish: Making friends through blogging 

Hello, and happy Friday! I have had a very long week, but I am very excited for today’s post! It’s so nice to finally have a little time to blog, and I’ve had a great time with this topic. I don’t have anything else to put in the intro for today, so I’m going to dive right into this week’s LTB post, which is all about making friends through blogging!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly bookish meme created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and has been hosted by me since April of this year! Each Friday, there is a discussion topic for bloggers to write about, and this week’s topic is making friends through blogging (Hayley @ On this I ponder).


Is blogging a good platform for making friends?

I think that it definitely is! This is because you have the chance to interact with people who you have lot’s of similar interests to, which can be such a great way to make friends and to bond with people.

Is it only new bloggers that are going to make friends with one another?

Definitely not! When I started blogging, I was definitely very nervous to reach out and interact with bigger and more experienced bloggers, but the longer I was in the community the more I realized how welcoming and friendly everyone is! There’s no rules on who can and can’t be friends with who.

Does blogging allow for connecting with people of different ages and different backgrounds?

It does, and in really interesting ways. I’ve been able to make friends all over the world, and all are completely different people. It’s still really amazing to me how often I’m able to interact with people from France, and India, and Australia, and it’s something that I never expected going into blogging. I definitely also interact with people of a lot of different ages. Since I was a lot younger when I started blogging, most of the people I interacted with were older, so that was definitely an interesting way to start out. Now, I have a lot of friends close to my age, but I still do also interact with adults and older teens a lot on my blog. It’s very different from most of the interactions that I have in everyday life, which is interesting.

How easy or hard has it been for you to make friends through blogging?

I don’t know if I would label it easy or hard, but it definitely had been a process to figure out how to make friends, and also how to maintain friendships. When you don’t see people in person and in everyday life, it takes an extra amount of effort to keep up with friends virtually. When I started blogging, I don’t think I really knew how to make friends, because I didn’t know how to comment on blog posts and interact with other bloggers. But now that I understand that better, the real challenge is keeping up with online friends, and finding the time to maintain those relationships.


Wrapping this up…

Thank you so much to Hayley for suggesting this week’s topic! I had a great time thinking about it, and with writing the post. Blogging can be an amazing way to make friends that you share common interests with, but it can also be difficult to maintain those friendships. I’m interested to hear all of your thoughts on this week’s topic!

I can’t wait to see all of the different topics you chose for this week, so if you have a blog post, don’t forget to add it to the link-up below!

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Have you made a lot of friends through blogging? Is blogging a good platform for making friends? Does blogging allow for connecting with people of different ages and different backgrounds? Chat with me in the comments below!

6 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Making friends through blogging 

  1. Yes! The book blogosphere is so welcoming, so it’s easy to make friends with everyone, it feels like! Though I do think maybe it can be a bit easier to make connections with newer bloggers sometimes? I know when my blog was new, we had fewer followers, and so I had more time to dedicate to interacting with a lot of the same people. But when your audience expands, you have to dedicate the same amount of time to trying to keep up with more people. So I guess I would say that if you are new and looking for a lot of interaction, connecting with fellow newbies CAN really help! But, yes, the established bloggers are all wonderful, as well, and usually very eager to welcome new bloggers!

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    1. The book blogging community really is so welcoming and kind!! I have also noticed that the connections you make when you are a newer blogger are very different from the ones you make when you’re more experienced, and have a bigger platform. I know that I myself often feel overwhelmed with keeping up with all of the people I’m connected to through blogging, and that can take more time than I have. Maintaining book blogging friendships is hard, but definitely worth it!!

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  2. Yeah, I’ve made a few friends through blogging, and seeing as I live in a country where there are very few local book bloggers, I’m glad to make friends with other bloggers in other countries.

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  3. I think blogging is a great way of making friends. It’s not a traditional friendship and most people will never actually meet but that sense of caring and being able to share things that you have in common is often there. It’s certainly a great way of connecting with people from all over the globe. I’ve been really surprised when I’ve found out where some of the people who comment on my blog are from. Being part of a community is my favourite part of being a blogger.

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    1. It is definitely a different kind of friendship, but such an amazing kind!! When I started blogging, I never expected to make so many amazing friends from so many places all over the world!!

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