Are You A Supportive Blogger?

I created Brown Girl Bloggers in 2014 because after blogging for almost a year I didn’t know many black or brown bloggers. I was especially interested in connecting with women so that I could have blogging friends and surround myself with positive creative people.

I had NO idea, not even an inkling, that Brown Girl Bloggers would turn into what it is today. We’re continuously growing and as always my goal is to help minority creatives online. It’s changed from only wanting to connect with other bloggers to writing blog posts that help and inspire to helping bloggers connect with brands and even hosting events. It’s crazy.

I love when I see bloggers making connections in the comments on Instagram and talking with each other after a #BGBChat. I also love when y’all support each other. I mean real genuine support.

We have a hashtag on Twitter and Instagram #browngirlbloggers. I see y’all promoting your posts through the hashtag but I want to know if you take the time to go through it and support your fellow brown girls?

I can only retweet or repost so many people each day and it’s my hope that y’all are making connections with each other. You need blogging friends. Those people you can text when you see something funny or ridiculous online. Blogging friends who will encourage you when you’re down and who create content that truly inspires you.

Today I’m asking you to support one other Brown Girl Blogger. Comment on her blog post (we love comments since no one does it anymore), like her Instagram picture and tell her she looks good, or maybe find a blogger in your city to connect with in person.

This community is only as good as you make it. I can only do so much but the rest is up to you.

Here is a storify of the Jan 25, 2017 #BGBChat.

Btw, I’m planning some events this year. What do y’all want to see?

Author: Candice VanWye

I'm the founder of this community and a creative millennial. In my spare time I write on my my personal blog and make youtube videos. I also have a podcast called The Creative Millennial where I interview cool people. I love to eat, hate to cook, and shop too much. Click the buttons below to follow my socials and follow me on snapchat: @candicevanwye

  • EJae

    Hello Ladies!

    I really love this post and I love this forum for Brown Girl Bloggers. I do click the hashtag like/comment. There’s so much refreshing talent out there. I’m just getting back into blogging after taking a year off due to work/school commitments. I’m excited to meet/support/network. Events pertaining to connecting, a forum or even something hands on. I would love to connect with techie bloggers as well!

  • Anissa

    Hiii! I’m new to this page and I love everything about what you’re doing. I am looking forward to experiencing what greatness you have in store ????

  • Thanks for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

  • Destiny

    I loved the BGBChat recap! It wasn’t too lengthy at all!

  • Dorothy

    I wholeheartedly love to support other women however, the support must be mutual. It can get exhausting when the other party has there own agenda.

    As for an event, create something that others can connect I mean really connect and share their story. Everybody likes a story.