How to develop a tribe of your own.

Welcome to the Cow Pasture, Guest Contributor Jean M. Cogdell –

Call it whatever you like, a tribe, crew, gang, group, band, or family.

It doesn’t matter because we all want that feeling of belonging, of contributing. A place where everyone knows our name.

And everyone needs a little help now and then. Even writers and bloggers. That’s where our tribe comes to the rescue.

Everyone needs input, feedback, encouragement, critiques and friends. Yes, we can develop friends via the internet.

These wonderful readers and other bloggers keep us between the lines. Because no writer wants their story to end up in a ditch.

So where and how do we find our special tribe? Those special people we can count on to tell us what we need to hear?

  • By reaching out one blog at a time and give to others what you desire.
  • Like and comment on other blogs.
  • Review another writer’s book.
  • Take a couple of seconds and share. Tweet, Facebook, Pinterest, Stumbleupon, etc.
  • If you need something, don’t be too shy to ask. Your readers can’t read your mind.
  • Reblog, repost a blog you enjoyed. Chances are other people will enjoy it too.

Have you found a tribe to help you become a better blogger/writer?

Do you think a tribe helps?

Need more tips? Keep reading.

The Importance of Your Blogging Tribe and How To Build One by 


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3 thoughts on “How to develop a tribe of your own.

  1. I agree with this very much. By critiques your tribe can help you to produce better work as well as offer the encouraging word. Some of us are in remote places/situations, though, and can’t get to group meetings — or there are none. Can anyone recommend some good on-line writers’ groups?

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