Why Making Blogging Friends is Difficult

Since I first started my blog back in 2017, I’ve always wanted to have my own blogging squad. I remember going on Twitter and seeing people talk about their “blogging besties”. After seeing so many tweets about finding amazing friends through blogging I decided that I wanted my own group of blogging besties. It seemed to me that so many of us wanted blogging friends but didn’t know how to find them. I can’t be alone in thinking that whenever you connected with a blogger they seemed to live on the other side of the country or even the world! As lovely as it was to make connections all over the world, it’d be nice to have local blogging friends someday. I want a squad to go for coffee with, take cool photos of each other for our blogs and just to talk all things blogging with. So, a few weeks ago I came up with a little idea.

Starting #femaleoriginalbloggers

I started a hashtag on twitter to try and help bloggers find friends near them. #femaleoriginalbloggers. When I first started the idea I thought okay this is it, the ultimate way to find bloggers near me! I basically put together a few tweets, each with #femaleoriginalbloggers added to the bottom of them. In each tweet I’d say like or comment if you’re from *insert region of the UK here* and hoped that we’d connect with bloggers near us. Unfortunately, so far this has yet to take off in the way I was hoping…but I’m not losing faith!

Do we actually want blogging friends?

I spoke to a fellow blogger about how difficult it was to actually find bloggers to connect with. She said that maybe bloggers don’t actually want to meet up with each other and just like the idea of it all. Which honestly I think makes a lot of sense. I don’t know if it’s a case of not wanting to meet up or maybe just being afraid to. When you think about it, it could be quite scary meeting up with a few bloggers in person. What if you don’t get along with anyone or it feels awkward? From my point of view I think organising a meet up with 10-20 bloggers would be the best way to make some friends. There’s less pressure on connecting with everyone because there’s more people. You’ll have a higher chance of finding at least one person that you get one with than meeting up with a smaller group. Plus if you do get along with everyone then you’ve got loads of new friends!

That’s why I made the hashtag. I thought that it would be an easy way of connecting with a lot of bloggers. It’s not too much pressure. You can create a group chat or even set up your own event!

Moving forward with the idea

At the moment I’ve reached a stage where I’m determined to see where my idea goes. I believe that there really are a lot of bloggers that want to make friends near them but just don’t know how to. That’s why I’ve decided to write a blog post about my concept. I’m hoping that by promoting my idea we really will be able to connect with more bloggers. Even if it’s just a few local bloggers, it would mean so much to me to know that I helped you all to make some new friends.

Anyway, thank you for reading and giving my idea a chance! If you’re looking to meet some bloggers near you and you’re from the UK then I’d love for you to check out #femaleoriginalbloggers on Twitter. I really do think it could work to help us find blogging friends! Let me know what you think of the idea and if like me you’re still looking to find blogging friends near you.

Female Original

28 Comments

  1. Rachael
    August 17, 2018

    I really like the idea. I’ve been to a couple of blogging events now and to be honest many just stick with bloggers they know and don’t mix with others which I found a bit intimidating. I’d like to meet other bloggers and share ideas and support each other.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 17, 2018

      That’s definitely a worry of mine if I ever went to a blogging event! I imagine it’s really intimidating when everyone already has their squad xx

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  2. Multipotentialite
    August 17, 2018

    I love this idea!! Only problem is that I’m a South African Blogger and although I know there are quite a few, I haven’t found them on Twitter. Only one, and she stays in a whole different province. Xx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 17, 2018

      You could always try out the hashtag technique and see if you find anyone! I’m just testing it for the UK at the moment but you never know it might work elsewhere 🙂 xx

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  3. Stef
    August 17, 2018

    I would love to meet up. Too bad I live in Canada 🇨🇦. I think we have made a few blogging friends. Especially thanks to our twitter group :). Keep plugging along, and never get discouraged. You have a friend in me, even if we are millions of miles apart xo

    Stef | forkandveg.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 17, 2018

      Aww that’s lovely of you to say! Our little Twitter group is so lovely and it’d be amazing to meet up with everyone and connect with even more bloggers one day ❤

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  4. Peanuts & Cacahuetes
    August 17, 2018

    I definitely agree on the fact that it’s hard to make blogging friends! I started recently but I find it difficult to connect with people (also because a lot of them know each other already). I will look into your Hashtag! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 17, 2018

      I think the key to meeting bloggers is to get involved in blogger chats like #beechat 😊 I’d love to actually meet bloggers in person someday soon xx

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  5. Catarin
    August 17, 2018

    This is an awesome idea. (I’m not from UK though) I’ve always wanted to make blogging friends but I just don’t have many, some few that I occasionally talk with.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 17, 2018

      Aw thank you!! I’d love to think that it’ll actually work someday 😊

      Reply
  6. Asher
    August 17, 2018

    Love this Faye!-

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 17, 2018

      Thank you!! ❤

      Reply
  7. Kaye
    August 17, 2018

    This is great. I am also a UK blogger and started blogging this year. So far I have not met any fellow blogger within my area *west sussex* and do somewhat feel introverted when joining a big blogger meet up. But at some point it does help having someone to talk to whom you can relate to and connect with

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 18, 2018

      I think having a friend or two who you can rely on in the blogging community can be really nice and I imagine helps when you’re going to meet ups 🙂 definitely check out the hashtag if you ever do want to meet bloggers near you! Thanks for the comment xx

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  8. Nati
    August 18, 2018

    I really like the idea and I’m sure if you keep at it, it’ll take off soon!

    Sending you good vibes for a wonderful weekend!

    Nati x | http://www.naticreates.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 18, 2018

      Thank you so much! I hope so – it’d be so cool to actually say I’ve helped bloggers meet some of their blogging friends 🙂 xx

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  9. Sophie
    August 19, 2018

    I feel like I’ve made some friends through blogging but only in the online world, at some point, I would love to meet everyone irl! This is such a nice idea

    Sophie | Sophie’s Spot

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 20, 2018

      I feel the same about the few blogging friends that I’ve made recently! It’d be cool to meet up with other bloggers one day 🙂 xx

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  10. Chloe
    August 19, 2018

    I love this idea! I hope it takes off and travels to Ireland, as it’s even harder to find blogging friends that live close to me! Everyone that I have met has been from the UK and surrounding areas, bar like 2 or 3!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 20, 2018

      I hope so too! You could always give it a go for Ireland and see if it works out 🙂 xx

      Reply
  11. Samantha Kwiatkowski
    August 20, 2018

    I think this is a great idea!! I agree it’s so hard to find blogger friends. When I do make friends they always live so far away!!

    http://www.coastalcuriosity.com

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 20, 2018

      Glad you like the idea! Hopefully we’ll meet blogging besties near us soon 🙂 xx

      Reply
  12. lauren
    August 21, 2018

    This is so great – I really like this idea! I want to make blogging friends as well, especially locally! It would be nice to get together with like-minded people (plus I just moved to the UK and meeting new people is TOUGH!).

    Can’t wait to check this out when I have a minute!

    xx Lauren

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 21, 2018

      Thank you so much!! Hopefully it’ll help you to meet some bloggers 🙂 xx

      Reply
  13. Milenka
    August 30, 2018

    This sounds like a lovely idea. It’s so difficult when we are all dispersed around the country! I’ve been to a blogging event before but it was very hectic and quite overwhelming so I didn’t really get to speak to many people. I think a smaller get together would be much nicer, like you suggested.

    Milenka x
    Blushing Lately

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    1. femaleoriginal
      August 31, 2018

      Thanks! It’d be great to see my idea actyally work for people – maybe one day 🙂 xx

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  14. Ihe
    September 3, 2018

    Hey, I’d love to meet other bloggers. I have tried twitter chats and FB groups but they’ve never really worked for me. I’m based in London and your hashtag sounds like a great idea! Having a blogger meetup with a small group of bloggers would be great too. It would make it easier to get to know everyone and it would be less daunting. I hope your idea works out xx

    Ihe

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    1. femaleoriginal
      September 3, 2018

      I’m glad you like the idea! I’d love to be able to properly organise something one day but until then I’m hoping the hashtag will help us all connect with bloggers near us 🙂 xx

      Reply

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