In the beginning there were men and women.

Community building in India faces a lot of challenges across networks. For one we as individuals do not understand relationships that do not have a pre-ordained order for example family. And second, we as individuals identify tags that come more easily from society or peers alike.

And in such cases building a blogging network is a challenge beyond anything else.

But despite Blogchatter having its task cut out, we managed to carve our space enough to make a mark online. Many people have been asking us this question:

What worked?

Intent.

In many communities you will find that the need for relationships is driven by intellect. By higher faculties. But no tribe or community can grow with this. Intellect is no measure of person’s drive to pursue an intent.

Hence when we began to form our network we deliberately reached out to those with ‘intent’. We saw that many despite their world wise ways had given up on any honest intentions to grow or help someone grow within community. Such people drop off on their own.

In Blogging this is an unspoken ethic. While we all value intellect but without intent, online mediums are as empty as your blank Microsoft word sheet.

What can be pointers in blogging?

1 Reaches out

Not that frequency alone matters but yes finding your tribe gets a lot more easier if your peers also indulge in reading you. Earmark those people and make progressive efforts to form a bond.

2 Shares

Those who have the intent do not shy away from showing it as well. Revel in relationships where people support and reach out on a regular basis openly.

3 Grows

And at heart of all communities lies the intent to learn and grow. Bloggers today scale a lot of options because they form a team and teach each other insider tricks. One man army can reach only as far as one man’s capability.

Again intent manifests itself in a million ways. Intellect on the other hand is more black and white. Highlight your tribe through the above steps and ensure your blogging curve to always be on an upward flow.

Around the challenge we have built up a rather interesting festival as well called the Blogchatter Writing Festival– celebrating the blogger to author journey.

Did we say author?

Oh wait. Have you not seen last year’s post challenge Blogchatter Ebook carnival? Championed by Chitra Divakaruni we received twenty six ebooks during the month of May all self-published by our community members.

This time we have eight popular authors who are coming along as part of our mentor program for festival, taking up special twitter chats and facebook live sessions to further your publishing dream. Read more here: Blogchatter Writing Festival

As part of Festival we will once again be opening our portals for your self-published ebooks (in case you choose to convert your April blogging challenge into one). You can ping us here or anywhere you find us for queries, etc.

This month we will also be taking up the #AtoZChallenge with you. Celebrating better blogging across platforms through our theme:

Blogging Ethics

Add your post below in the linky and take a deep dive into the sea of blogs that gets connected with us ! You can also add your link to our Blogchatter Reading List– Discover more blogs and get discovered !