Blog Tribes – What Are They?… Do I Need One?… And Where Can I Find One?

In the blogging world lately, there’s been a whole lot of talk about blog tribes… and to be honest, it kinda makes me think of people dancing around campfires singing. But blog tribes are actually a really awesome thing and one that makes blogging so much better (and I promise there’s no campfire dancing involved).

Blog Tribes - What Are They?... Do I Need One?... And Where Can I Find One?

So what is a blog tribe?

A blog tribe is basically a group of bloggers who help each other out, motivate one another and have each others’ backs. Sounds pretty cool right!? Blogging can often be a lonely job… one where it’s just you, your computer and countless cups of coffee. But it definitely doesn’t have to be that way – a blog tribe will inspire you, make you want to work harder, encourage you and support you.

 

Do I need a blog tribe?

Well no, of course you don’t. But that’s kinda like saying “I don’t need a bowl of ice-cream”. Sure you can survive without it, but a blog tribe is going to make your life a whole lot sweeter (and easier).

 

Where can I find one?

There are so many ways to find your blog tribe (aka the group of blogging friends that you totally adore and gel with). Unlike in real life, you’re probably not going to meet them for the first time in a bar or at a cafe. Here’s a few places you might find them (and where I found mine!!):

  • Facebook – join blogging groups on Facebook and chat, chat, chat… trust me, you’ll soon find a friend or two;
  • Commenting – comment on lots of blogs. Find ones that interest you and make a point of leaving a personal comment on their posts;
  • Link up parties – link up parties are a great way to meet other link-minded bloggers. Here’s a list of some great Australian link ups (including our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party) which will get you on your way;
  • Blogging courses – some of my very best blogging friends I met through doing a blogging course. Fat Mum Slim’s Clever Cookie course and Louisa Claire’s Brandilicious course, both introduced me to great people. Learning together is a great ice-breaker;
  • Blogging events and conferences – sometimes it’s scary to get out from behind your screen to attend blogging events, but seriously… it is SO worth it! You’ll meet a ton of amazing bloggers – and don’t be surprised if you leave with some pretty awesome friends too.

There are probably a zillion other ways to meet bloggers – but the point is to reach out and embrace the amazing blogging community that’s out there. You’ll be blown away by the friendship, support and motivation you find.

 

My blog tribe story…

When I started my blog just over 2 years ago, I knew no other bloggers. Like NO ONE!! Pretty soon I stumbled across Essentially Jess’ IBOT link up and With Some Grace’s FYBF link up. Through there, I met so many incredible bloggers. Then I came across Create Bake Make (a super delicious food blog). It wasn’t long before Lauren (who runs the blog) and I realised we were so darn similar. We started commenting on each others blogs, then emailing, then Facebook messaging, and then we started weekly Skype chats to motivate each other and come up with new ideas (we live in different states, so it’s a bit hard just to pop by for a cuppa!). From there we decided to start Fabulous Foodie Fridays – a link up party for food bloggers – because we wanted to embrace and promote the food blogging community, particularly within Australia. After that, we started ThermoBliss – a Thermomix food blog – together. Most importantly, we have become such incredibly close friends and have been huge supporters of each other both personally and professionally. From there, I met Danielle from Zamamabakes who is just the sweetest person ever. She joined our Fabulous Foodie Fridays team this year and is always a great support.

Blog Tribe 1

Through our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party and also through the blogging courses I’ve done, I’ve met SO many other amazing bloggers, who I would certainly consider part of my (ever growing) blog tribe. Some I’ve been lucky enough to meet in person, while others I’m hoping to meet sometime in the future. These ladies (and I can say ladies, because funnily enough, they all are!), have been such a great support to me on my blogging journey. We chat, ask each other questions, sometimes whinge… but most of all, support and encourage one another!

Blog Tribe 2

Blog Tribe 3

Blog Tribe 4

The best thing about a blog tribe is that it just keeps growing and growing. There’s always room for more and anyone is welcome. It’s like the nicest, biggest friendship group ever. So you could say that I really, really love blog tribes…. they really will make your blogging journey so much more fun!

40 thoughts on “Blog Tribes – What Are They?… Do I Need One?… And Where Can I Find One?”

  1. Spot on, Lucy! I think it’s the connections I’ve made that make blogging so fun!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!

  2. Lovely post Lucy. Its the absolute best part about blogging… the amazing connectionS with like minded souls. Cant wait to finally meet you! You’re going to PB aren’t you? Expect a big hug 🙂
    Xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much Shannon! YES!!! I am and I cannot WAIT to meet you! Big hugs all round!!

  3. I love a good tribe, has made such a differrnce being connected with other bloggers.
    You’re just gorgeous Lucy!
    PS – good luck for the presentation tomorrow! You’re going to be brilliant I just know it xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you my lovely! Yep totally agree – you know I’d go insane without all you guys!

  4. Mumma McD says:

    Lovely post Lucy, I’m still only fairly new on the blogging scene but have collected some great blogging buds already. I’ll be at the event in Melb tomorrow so will be making my way through the crowds to meet you!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! Yay! Yay! I CANNOT WAIT to meet you!!! xx

  5. So glad you have found a lovely tribe of like-minded foodie gals. I love your shoes by the way – those tan ones! Nice!!!
    Lovely post. xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you Jody! They’re actually super comfy which is a bonus!

  6. I hadn’t heard the term blog tribe, but realise I have slowly been gathering other travel blogger friends and supporting one another.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      You totally have yourself a tribe going then Sally! How fab is it!!

  7. I love the connections and community I’ve experienced and made through blogging, just not a huge fan of the word ‘tribe’.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I couldn’t agree more Raychael! I’m not a big fan of the term ‘tribe’ either, but I do love the beautiful relationships that it represents. But I totally agree… a tribe sounds exclusive (and a little scary lol), whereas to me, a supportive blogging group is 100% inclusive.

  8. I starting reading this thinking ‘where’s my tribe??!!’ and then I figured maybe FFF is it. One of these days I’m going to meet a few of you IRL.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      ABSOLUTELY!!! FFF is the best, most lovely tribe ever!

  9. Oh this has made me teary, I’m so incredibly lucky to have ‘found’ you and connected with you. As wonderful as it would be to live close by to each other, I think it would also be VERY dangerous. Thank you for being the BEST part of my blogging journey so far x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Haha yes I think it would be very dangerous too! Right back at you! I wouldnt be still blogging if it weren’t for you!

  10. Bloggy friends just seem to get it- they know what drives you because it drives them, too. Great post!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!!! There’s just something about bloggers, isn’t there!

  11. Fairlie says:

    Great post! It’s always good to connect with bloggers in your niche. It’s great to make connections right around the world. Came via #FYBF

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you! Absolutely!

  12. Trish says:

    Blog tribes are such a great way to connect and share.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Couldnt agree more Trish!

  13. Thank you for writing this – I need a blog tribe! I’ve been blogging for 18 months with the last year stepping it up a notch with linkys, engaging in online communities, Still haven’t ventured into conferences/events yet – there’s not much in Canberra 🙁 Looking forward to developing my own tribe over the next few years – Lauren, linking in from FYBF x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh you know what!! I’m pretty sure theres a food blogger conference in Canberra later this year!! I’m more than happy to be your blog tribe!!! xx

  14. The blogging community is just awesome and so supportive. I’m excited to be going to PB event this year and I even bit the bullet and joined Brandilicious for the upcoming course!!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! You’ll love Brandilicious and I can’t wait to meet you in person at ProBlogger!!

  15. Lauren and Danielle are great and so is Bec. Lucky for me they all live in the same state and I’ve met them all in person. Looking forward to catching up with everyone again at Problogger.

    P.S> I totally thought you and Lauren were sisters in the beginning because I thought your last names were the same!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutelu!!! Yay! I can’t wait to meet you at ProBlogger! Hehe well they are the same, but spelt differently lol!

  16. I’m very new to blogging but one thing that seems to shine through is the community and friends you can make through blogging. Who doesn’t love to be a part of something fun with like-minded people?

    I’m putting myself out there and heading to Problogger in August (quietly freaking out) and am really excited to see where this journey takes me.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!! Yay! I’m going to ProBlogger too and can’t wait! Hopefully I get to meet you in person!

  17. It has been fantastic “meeting you” through your blog and thank you for reading mine and taking time to comment! I totally agree with the blog tribe, it is a fantastic part of blogging…although actually meeting people in person scares me a little. All the best with your talk!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I’ve loved getting to know you too Cindy! I think the best thing about meeting bloggers in person is that everyone is just so nice!!

  18. I don’ think I’d still be blogging if it wasn’t for all the lovely bloggy people I have met. I’ve just decided to go to PB so can’t wait to meet you in person there!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!! Yay! Cant wait to meet you and give you a huge hug!!

  19. The analogy between a blog tribe and a bowl of ice-cream is perfect! I am glad I have e-met so many of the Cookies and can’t wait to tribal dance with you and others at PB soon! I’ll bring the warrior paint 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh I can’t wait to meet you Jen!!!!

  20. Simone says:

    I am trying to decide about going to Eat.Drink.Blog in Canberra. It’s a scary step to take. Do you know anyone going?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Simone! No I don’t actually know anyone going. I can’t make it unfortunately either!

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