Blog Engage: A Blogging Community That Gives Results

BlogEngage:  Community

The first time that I heard about BlogEngage.com was while visiting Karen Woodham’s Blazing Minds blog. I kept seeing these advertisements for Blog Engage on her site and the phrase, “Blog Engage,” alone, caught my attention. I like to engage, and to engage with other bloggers? I was curious.

Soon after, Karen had a contest and the prize was a Blog Engage account. Ok, I was game. I mean, all I had to do was a few tweets and shares per day, right? Silly me was new to raffles and didn’t realize it was a drawing. So, after I had ensured that I was ahead, by all the points I garnered, sure that I would win, I was sad to find out I didn’t win the Blog Engage membership.

I would daily visit BlogEngage.com and try to figure out what it was all about. It wasn’t clear to me at the time, as I felt like I was peering through the windows, like a child looking at a candy store.

Then it hit me. Was I going to miss out on this opportunity just because I didn’t win it? Of course not! So, I paid the low and reasonable fee and entered into the blogging candy store of relationships. At first it was confusing, with so many options and not sure where I was supposed to go next. But, Brian Belfitt was there, via a tiny chat window, to help and answer any questions I had. I was hooked.

BlogEngage:  Candy Store

Soon after, I contacted Brian to upgrade my plan. Then, after he had gone to the trouble of pro-rating, I contacted him again, to upgrade again… and again.

I even went so far as to figure out how many interactions I needed, daily, to claim the “Karma ranks” within BlogEngage.com to get to the top. What I found was that it wasn’t about the points, it was about the relationships I was developing as I did my daily tasks on blogengage.com.

Engagement

I’ve used the word many times: engage. That really is the name of the game with blogengage.com and the main benefit, or, at least the one that is the most important to me, personally. Oh, you get some great shares, comments, ideas, new blogs to read, and so much more, but it is that engagement that sticks with a person and draws them in for more. There are opportunities to share others’ posts and for them to share your posts. There are opportunities to reach out a helping hand and there are times when you are the recipient of a helping hand. That is community. That is what I was looking for, and found, when joining Blog Engage.

Memberships, RSS, Blog Engage

Lasting Relationships

As an extension of the engagement, relationships were born. Lasting relationships. We connect via other social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, BizSugar, LinkedIn. Oh, yeah, Blog Engage helps you out there by offering profile fields for you to enter all of your social platform links. If there is one you have missed, filling out the Blog Engage profile set-up will help jog your memory and give you ideas of other social platforms where you should have yourself set up and ready.

As a result of Blog Engage, I have met some really incredible people. I have met people whom I can’t imagine ever “not knowing.” I have also crossed paths with people that I have met elsewhere, with that “Aha moment,” of “Oh, you are here too?!”

It is like living in a small town (as I would imagine) where everyone knows each other, or at least knows of each other, and crossing paths in the local grocery store, the gas stations, community functions, and being able to say, “Hey, how’s it going?” or “Got any new posts you want promoted?” Yes, that is the kind of community Blog Engage fosters.

That said, it is up to the people, the community, that comprise Blog Engage. If you are loner… No problem. There is no pressure to engage. If you are a “people person,” like me, there is plenty of opportunity to connect with people within the Blog Engage platform, like the chat window, private messaging, comments on posts, voting, forums, and more, as well as outside the Blog Engage platform on each blogger’s own blog.

Social Sharing

With the handy dandy Blog Engage voting button, if you have lost your way and forgotten where the Blog Engage tab on your browser went, no problem, click the voting button on the Blog Engage member’s post, on their own blog, and you have voted for their post on Blog Engage.

More than that, you have opportunities, built-in, within the Blog Engage web site, to share the posts and to link through to the blogs and share and comment. This not only provides the benefit of getting your content shared, but gives you quality content to share, as well, through your social media accounts. And, you are developing relationships. A bonus is that Blog Engage uses the popular CommentLuv Premium plugin. For those of you familiar with CLP, you know it is an essential tool to building relationships between blogs, allowing a DoFollow link back to your blog (sometimes after a required 3 approved comments) for every blog comment you leave on a participating blog. For those of you who are not familiar with CLP, you really need to check it out. So, for CLP-luvvers, make note of the fact that Blog Engage is a DoFollow CLP blog. Also, Brian has been kind enough to put together a list of blogs belonging to Blog Engage members that are also CLP blogs with this DoFollow benefit.

Global Community

The community at Blog Engage is diverse, allowing you to find others who are interested in your niche, and also those who are in other niches. There is something for everyone. It is especially fun to find a blogger in your niche who also has another blog in a different niche. This gives you an opportunity to get to know the blogger in a depth that is deeper than just one blog. You see, Blog Engage helps you to see that, as well, and not just one isolated blog, with one unknown isolated blogger. Another thing that I really like is that it is global. I know. The internet is global. But, it is still fun to meet people from different parts of the world, and different cultures and get to know them and learn where we all have similarities. I mean, at the least, we are all interested in blogging, right?

The Sky Is the Limit

The Sky Is The Limit

Blog Engage is what you make it. If you are anti-social and don’t want anyone sharing your content, do not want Facebook friends or retweets on Twitter, then possibly Blog Engage is not for you. But, then, if that is the case you probably would not be reading this article right now.

If you like to get social, at least a little bit, and want to find some new friends, acquaintances, maybe even partners, and you like it when people give you those “votes of confidence” as well as sharing of your content, then you really need to check out BlogEngage.com for yourself, instead of staring at it like a child through the windows of a candy store.

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  • Jason Mathes March 1, 2013, 8:34 am

    Deborah this is a great write up for Blog Engage! I like how you emphasize “You’ll get out of it what you put into it”. I personally love and use Blog Engage and the RSS service. It is not only a great service – but an awesome community as well. Thanks!

    • deborah March 4, 2013, 2:41 pm

      Hi Jason. Yes, so true. Service and Community. I wonder how many places may boast that…

    • bbrian017 March 15, 2013, 8:47 am

      Hi Jason Jason thanks for the great support during this contest. I hope to see the other members also engaging on the articles posted. So far it’s been a pretty positive turnout. I’m glad you have enjoyed Blog Engage and the community.

  • Bashir Ahmed March 1, 2013, 8:39 am

    Wow Deborah,

    Awesome review about Blog Engage! Very cool pictures you used in your post. Well I like Blog Engage community because its unique platform where are all like-minded bloggers. Loved the BE features. :)

    • deborah March 4, 2013, 2:40 pm

      Thanks, Bashir. Very good point about “like-minded.” It “feels” like a community when we can be like-minded.

    • bbrian017 March 15, 2013, 10:07 am

      Hello Bashir I’m glad you have been enjoying the blog engage community. I continue to look at new features weekly as I move forward that may help our community members.

  • Enstine Muki March 1, 2013, 10:07 am

    Hi Deb,
    What’s up? That’s a nice review of BlogEngage. It’s actually my favorite community. A good place to be

    • deborah March 4, 2013, 2:39 pm

      Hi Enstine. Yes, it is a great community :)

    • bbrian017 March 15, 2013, 10:05 am

      Hi Enstine thanks for the kind words we also love having you as a member here within our community

  • SouthAfrican Casino March 5, 2013, 5:27 am

    It was my first time to hear about BlogEngage.com and I find it very beneficial. Looking forward to read more about this topic.

  • Muhammad Reaz March 8, 2013, 7:21 am

    Great post about blog engage. appreciate with your writing. That’s a great community for me.

  • Aayna March 8, 2013, 8:04 am

    I have heard a lot about the Blog Engage and its great attributes. The review is done in a great objective manner describing each and every attribute of this blogging community. Thanks for sharing such an awesome review.

  • Larry James March 8, 2013, 4:07 pm

    There is nothing I like more than having a cup of coffee and reading new articles posted by fellow bloggers on Blog Engage. It is true when other members say that you get as much out of it as you put into it. When other members see you promoting their articles they almost always return the favor. Blog Engage truly is a very unique and amazing community and unlike any other. I love it!

  • Fatima March 10, 2013, 7:01 am

    Thanks for sharing the review on my favorite blogging community. Sharing can get you unimaginable results and fathomless success.

  • Karen Woodham March 11, 2013, 2:38 am

    Thanks for mentioning me Deborah, that was lovely of you, BlogEngage has always been a fantastic friend to my website, I’ve been a member since 2009 and everyone are so helpful when you ask for help and Brian has produced a bloggers community that is the number one place to hangout ;)

  • Jennifer Cunningham March 11, 2013, 8:31 pm

    I looking forward to a close community that helps me grow. Deborah, I will visit your blog.

  • Nicole Fende March 12, 2013, 10:14 pm

    Hi Deb,
    I love the story of how you discovered Blog Engage, and then almost didn’t so anything with it because you didn’t win. Your upgrade story sounds very familiar – I started out with the base plan and kept increasing it :) Agree it’s a great deal, and you absolutely get out what you put in.

  • James March 13, 2013, 7:22 am

    Fantastic post and best blog! I happen to be a daily visitor to your blog (somewhat more like addict :P ) of this blog. Just wanted to say I appreciate your blogs and am looking forward for more to come!

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  • Gajendran Megajolla March 15, 2013, 11:52 pm

    good written for the blog engage, it is an really informative post.
    keep sharing.

  • Ashish March 16, 2013, 5:41 am

    Deborah
    you explained everything clearly, but one thing is that, the service is not free and you have to purchase the account . Right now i don’t think i can but it but in near future i would like to have an account on it

    • deborah March 18, 2013, 8:53 pm

      True. Though, there is an option to pay one-time (or at least there was), to have access and then you can manually post your links and do not have to pay a monthly fee. I think that option is still available, but checking with the owner, Brian, would be the best way to be sure.
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  • Kamil March 16, 2013, 11:25 pm

    Ok, I’m starting to consider Blog Engage. I am having difficulties really these days to have lasting relationships with my fellow bloggers. So what are the usual niches that they are offering there?

    Thanks for the help!!

    Kamil

    • deborah March 18, 2013, 8:55 pm

      There are actually different niches. The social media and technology niches are active, but I find that many bloggers have blogs in more than one niche. What I like is that we are able to find niches. So many times, in larger groups, the niche doesn’t exist at all. So, while there may be smaller niches, at least they have some bloggers in the niche, allowing the growth factor to occur.
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  • Vincent Armstead March 19, 2013, 5:50 am

    Great informative post shared for the users!!!
    Blog Engage is the best way to connect with different bloggers but you have to spend some great time to succeed..Getting social exposure is the best in view..

  • Tenshi Kanade March 23, 2013, 8:53 am

    Thank you very much for this article.

  • Bo Kauffmann March 24, 2013, 2:50 pm

    Nice job…. I recently joined Blog Engage. One of the things I find useful is their list of ‘CommentLuv’ blogs….like this one…

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    • deborah May 9, 2013, 11:41 am

      Thank you. Let us know if you have questions or looking for a certain topic that will help you ;)

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  • Dipra Sen April 8, 2013, 4:36 am

    Yes, BlogEngage is a new opportunity to us (bloggers) and should try at least once.

  • Tamara April 9, 2013, 9:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I think all to often we get caught up with our businesses and trying to do 100 things at once we forget the relationship part of it all.

    • deborah May 20, 2013, 2:43 pm

      Interesting. Da Vinci and I were just talking about that this morning, Tamara. I told her I “say” I have 6 items on my “to do” list, but I think there are 100 other things attached to each of those! Relationships are so keen.
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  • bbrian017 June 22, 2013, 8:19 am

    You know I’m a little embarrassed that I’ve never come over here to comment on your post. With all the amazing nice and kind words you said about blog engage and our community it’s the least I can do is head over here to say thanks! I don’t know why but I had thought I already comments, it seems I was wrong! Thanks for all your hard work Deb and your kind words! I’m still marketing this post all the time! Thanks for keeping it on your blog.

  • Blog Hands August 6, 2013, 8:57 pm

    Great insight. I’ve heard of Blog Engage before but I was skeptical of having to pay to join a community. When there are already so many great free communities out there. I’m going to put this on my “maybe try this out list”.

  • Apu October 5, 2013, 5:52 am

    Amazing post Deborah…i was thinking about joining blog engage also..Thanks for giving me a insight into it.. :)

  • Meghan July 11, 2014, 3:51 am

    i will try this blog community ! thanks for sharing…

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  • Fred Simmons February 19, 2015, 8:51 pm

    Ms. Deborah this article is amazing, and as everyone is telling…. I was surprised about the blogengage.com, I would like to read more about this.

    • admin February 22, 2015, 2:51 pm

      Hello Fred, Thank you for your feedback. Yes, blogengage is a great community and it is where I have met some wonderful people. Thanks for the recommendation to write more about it and how helpful it is. While it is true that I am an affiliate, this is my honest opinion and not just as an affiliate (especially since I can’t figure out what my affiliate link is at the moment.. lol).
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  • bloggerwits March 31, 2015, 8:47 am

    Nice post to engage blogging community

  • CATRINA ELLIOTT April 9, 2015, 11:38 am

    Hi,
    Great post indeed .It is such a helpful and informative post.I will surely try this blog community.A big thanks to your for sharing your ideas with us.
    THANKS
    Catrina

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