I joined Compel, a division of Proverbs 31 Ministries (for writer’s/bloggers), a few months ago and I have yet to participate in one group chat or discussion.
I have been writing this blog for over a year and a half now, but I have made very few connections.
I’m network-challenged. I am computer shy I guess you can say. I know it is not typical, but I can connect a lot more easily with people in person than on-line. I’m not sure why that is.
Am I alone? Does anyone else have or had this problem?
Everything you read about “blogging” will tell you it is vital to make connections with other bloggers. I realize this, I’m just not very good at it. It takes all the energy and time I have to keep up with my writings. Yes, I take time everyday to read blogs that show up in my reader or ones that I have grown to like over the years, but I rarely comment.
Everything I write sounds stupid or superficial. I don’t want others to think I’m just trying to get them to my blog. I want genuine relationships, not business connections. Or at times I feel intimidated. The really good bloggers don’t need my lame opinions. They have hundreds/thousands of followers already. Why would they want more?
In writing these excuses or thoughts sound lame, real LAME! But I’m not sure how to fix it.
So, I thought I’d go to the source.
What are some networking/relationship building tips you can give me. Remember, I’m network-challenged, so give me some baby steps first. What I am really looking to do is connect to other like minded bloggers who can support one another in the “blogasphere” but in our walks with the Lord as well.
( I really hope I’m not the only one who struggles in this department.)