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Creating a Blog Community

Millions of people love to read blogs. In fact, there will be about 150 million people reading blogs (double what it is today) in a mere two years. That means millions more like-minded women and moms will be looking to find and follow new blogs and make meaningful connections. And instead of finding those relationships on large destination sites, statistics show that more and more women are seeking out smaller, niche communities to create those relationships with like-minded women.

That’s where BlogFrog comes in. BlogFrog allows a blogger to add (for FREE!) an instant community to their blog that lets readers ask each other questions, discuss relevant topics, and see each others’ blog posts and Twitter streams, all without leaving the blog. When members visit blogs and communities in the network, they leave a trail of info about their own blog, which helps readers find their sites.

TheBlogFrog has quickly grown to over 22,000 members (mostly moms), making them the largest, integrated network of mom blogs on the internet. Growing segments of communities include blogs that serve military families, homeschooling, parents of children with special needs, food blogs and those offering expertise on “going green” and surviving financially in a recession. Members can search on any topic and find hundreds of discussions going on about topics they care about.

By cross-pollinating content within its network of blogs via social widgets, BlogFrog helps bloggers increase exposure and traffic for their blogs, which enhances reader engagement and revenue opportunities. You’ve seen us around town at Mile High Mamas and Mom It Forward events and we’re excited to be one of the keynote speakers at BlissDom coming up in February.

Interested in creating a community for your blog readers?  Hop on over to TheBlogFrog!

Holly Hamann is co-founder of BlogFrog, a web2.0 start-up offering social and community tools for websites. She is a tech entrepreneur, contributing writer on technology and marketing to various publications, is an American Marketing Association “Marketer of the Year” recipient, and blogs for The Huffington Post. She lives in Colorado and blogs about technology and life with teenagers on her blog Breadcrumz.