How To Grow Your Online Community

by Susan

Are you wondering how to engage and grow your blog community?

I think it’s a continual journey for most of us bloggers… so while I was at the Mom 2.0 Summit 2010, I grabbed a few minutes with community expert and founder of The Blog Frog, Rustin Banks.

So tell us, have you ever visited a community on The Blog Frog?

Do you have your own community – either on The Blog Frog, on your own blog or on another site?


Thanks to Loralee who recorded the interview for me. (Last year at Mom 2.0 we had a fabulous camera guy to help Janice and I with our video interviews, but this year I went solo and we didn’t have a cameraman. LOL.)

Talk soon,
Susan, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Kelli March 1, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I was lucky enough to meet and chat with Rustin at Savvy Blogging! He is super sweet and very knowledgeable!


2 Susan March 2, 2010 at 12:04 am

Yes Kelli, isn’t Rusty such a great guy. He’s been so awesome giving us great advice for 5 Minutes for Mom.


3 Kim March 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

I’m a novice at blogging and just play around with it a bit. I had never heard of blog frog & will be checking it out! Thanks!


4 Rustin March 2, 2010 at 11:34 am

When Susan asked, “can we interview you about building community?” I said “you don’t even need to ask”. I love talking about community.

To me, that’s what it’s all about, connecting and sharing. To the extent that we can build tools that help blogs do that, I’m a happy man.

It was so great hanging out with Janice and Susan at Blissdom and Mom 2.0. I love their blog and LOVE LOVE the surprises they have in store for everyone (tease tease).


5 Alisa: a pina colada March 3, 2010 at 12:34 am

Great and informative post! As a newer blogger, I’m always trying to build my community, so I really appreciate these suggestions. Thanks!


6 Jamie H March 3, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I’m a member of the 5 Minutes for Mom community on The Blog Frog and I also have my own community called Mommy’s Camera and Blogger the frog. I love the communities of The Blog Frog and they have definitely increased my readership!


7 Erin Leigh April 1, 2010 at 2:07 am

Just had an “AHA” moment! Really focusing on building my community… thank you!


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