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  1. Hey Corin,
    You got it right on spot. Building a community is one thing and having an engagement is another phase. A lot has been written about the building phase and I’m glad I can read some meaty material here about what’s even more important – maintaining an active community.

    Donna and Ryan are perfect examples you’ve taken. Anyone just needs to follow them to experience the strength of their engagement.

    Thanks for making today awesome.
    You rock!

  2. Hi, Cori!
    You’ve given the perfect recipe for building a loyal audience. However, I’d say that everything takes time. I don’t want people to look at me like I’m going to sabotage the motivation they just got from your blog post. In fact, I just want to share what I’ve learned, and I’m sure you’ll agree with me on being patient and consistent as a blogger.

    Last year, I read a book named Give and Take, written by Adam Grant. I came to know about the upside of GIVING. It also gave me a heads-up that one shouldn’t be giving everything away at the expensive of health, career, or success.

    So, I’m glad to be here and looking forward to coming back.
    Hassaan Khan recently posted…How to Convert Your Personal Blog into a BusinessMy Profile

    • Hi Hassaan,

      Thanks for sharing your experience here. You would never bring anyone down. I encourage sharing all experiences. That’s how we learn. 🙂

      I have to say though, you are right. It does take time but it’s worth it.

      I’ve never heard of that book before. It sounds like a great read. 🙂

      Thank you for coming by and yes, I hope will be by again. 🙂

      Have a great week!


  3. Hi Cori,
    When I saw the title of this post mentioned community, I knew I had to drop by. I don’t know how I didn’t have you on my most recent CommentLuv list. I’ve added you, now.

    Eventually, we all need to get together and discuss what to do about CommentLuv Premium no longer being available and the free and paid CommentLuv plugins and the GrowMap anti-spambot plugin (GASP) no longer being updated.

    Andy’s health must have finally gotten the better of him. I wish he had made arrangements to pass the sites and plugins on to someone else. In hindsight, I wish I had talked to him about what his plans were. It is sad that his two sites are gone now along with the database of CommentLuv users.

    If you hear anything, please let me know. We all need to figure out what to do next while the plugins still work or we’ll be scrambling when they stop.

    On a happier note, you and all your CommentLuv blogger friends are invited to guest post on any time they’re interested. The best way to reach me is on Skype (username growmap).
    Gail Gardner recently posted…WANTED: Bloggers Interested in Collaborating to Increase Their IncomesMy Profile

    • Aw, thanks Steven!

      Yes, Ryan does rock! I’ve learned so much from him. 🙂

      I need to be a little more trendy too!

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment! Have a great Friday and weekend!


  4. Hi Cori,
    Having lots of engagement seems to be the exception these days, a rare exception, so kudos to those who make it happen! Just a few years ago, blog post day was like a party – so many bloggers, since then, have just stepped out of the arena!
    I was interested in the Facebook Live reference here. I wonder if because it’s new and because Facebook notifies all your followers when you’re live AND because “live” means now or — sorta — never, that it does get more engagement. I notice myself drawn more to the “stories” on Instagram, too. Have you tried Facebook Live? I’m also wondering if that will run its course eventually, but for now, it seems like a great way to engage your audience.

    • Hi Lori,

      I haven’t tried Facebook live yet – I’m working on conquering my fear of getting in front of the camera. My fam can’t wrap their heads around that because I’m the loud one in the family. 🙂

      I’m drawn to Instagram stories myself. Which reminds me, I need to look you up so we can connect. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read my post and for your comment! Have a great Friday and weekend!


  5. Hi Cori, I love what Ryan and Donna are doing on video on Facebook. It’s really personal and you feel like you get to know them better.
    I’ve got to get a little more personal on the networks where I usually try to keep it professional.
    Sometimes if you ask for engagement that helps people to chat with you more on a topic.
    Like both Donna and Ryan say we have to get over our fears to step it up a notch.
    Thanks for sharing these examples and tips Cori 🙂
    Have a great rest of your day!

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