Tip #3: Interact with other bloggers (outside of your blog).
This is sort of related to tip #2, but in a more general way. You probably won’t be able to be friends with everybody, but even casual acquaintanceship is nice when you want to be part of a community. A really great way to become a casual acquaintance is to talk to people on Twitter. Even if you only spend half an hour a day talking to people, that half an hour will reap a lot of benefits. You’ll learn about new events, find interesting articles and blog posts, get to know your fellow bloggers a tiny bit better, and (and maybe this is most important), other bloggers will get to know you, too.
I’d also recommend trying to interact with other bloggers offline, too. Not everyone can do this, because not everyone has the resources or the time/money to go to books events, but if you can get to something like BEA or ALA or even a local book event where other bloggers will be, it’ll be SUCH an amazing thing for your blogger life. Just being around other people who identify as book bloggers and who go through the same frustrations and exciting things you do– physically, in the same space, being around them!– will give you a huge boost of confidence. It’s great!
How do you interact with other bloggers outside of your blog?