The Biggest Blogging Secret

People.

I’m about to reveal to you the secret sauce behind my blog…and a host of other blogs you may read that cause you to wonder, “how does she do it?” (Whether my blog actually causes you to marvel is probably debatable. But other blogs! I’m revealing their secret, too!!!)

The biggest blogging secret is this: I don’t do this alone.

This ain’t a one woman show. Oh no.

Although mine is the only picture in the side bar there, there is literally a team of people who help make this blog happen, and help keep me sane in the process.

And no, I don’t mean virtual assistants. That ain’t in the budget right now.

The team behind this blog is a group of women I’ve been intentionally doing community with online for nearly 2 years. They cheer for me, give inspiration and feedback, answer questions, give tips, and pray for me and my blog.

And I do the same for them.

They are my mastermind group.

The best tip I will ever give another blogger is, Don’t Blog Alone. And by that I mean, you should be in a mastermind group. But, since mastermind group invitations aren’t a common site in my inbox (or yours, I’d imagine) I’ve got something special for you today: a pile of advice on how to start one. Who to ask. Where to find the people to ask. What to do after you’ve asked them. And so on, and so forth.

You’ll find all this awesomeness in a podcast with the lovely and super encouraging Kat Lee, who invited me to chat with her on the latest edition of her “How They Blog” podcast.

(that’s me with just a few of the awesome ladies in one of my mastermind groups)

You can listen to the podcast and get the show notes here: How to Start and Run a Mastermind Group. I hope it encourages and inspires you. I hope you don’t mind how many times I say ‘uh’.

And if you want still more tips and an insider’s peek at how a mastermind group functions, check out the Mastermind Group Resources Page I made for you right here on my blog!

Resources for Mastermind Groups

Because no blogger should blog alone.

Are you part of a mastermind group? Do you wish you were? Leave a comment and maybe you’ll find a fellow blogger or two to start one with right here in the comments!

P.S. do you listen to podcasts? I love them!!!

 

12 responses to “The Biggest Blogging Secret”

  1. Andrea Fabry Avatar

    I have never considered a mastermind group. I have felt like an island and am so charged to read this, Trina. I’ll be looking for other bloggers – thank you!!

  2. Ginger - Just One of the Boys Avatar

    I absolutely loved listening to your podcast! I had joined a small mastermind group a few months ago, (I’ve only been blogging since last summer), but the other writers have stopped blogging since then. It kind of fizzled out. ๐Ÿ™ I’m making other blogging friends, and I’m inspired to dig deeper to see if any of them will join me on this journey. Thank you for your encouragement!

  3. Belinda Woodruff Avatar
    Belinda Woodruff

    Just wanted to receive your information. You have lots of great stuff!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Thanks, Belinda!

  4. Debbie Avatar

    Sounds like a very encouraging group and something I would like to be a part of. I love that your items are based upon scripture.

    1. Trina Avatar

      Debbie, I’d totally encourage you to seek deeper community within the blogging world–it adds such joy to the journey! And yeah, scripture’s a good foundation for stuff. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. LeeAnn G Taylor {The Mosaic Life} Avatar

    I started listening to this podcast on my way home from work today and can’t wait to finish it! Thank you for sharing your wisdom on this topic, as I’ve not heard it talked about from a woman’s perspective online. As a new blogger, I’ve already found how valuable it is to build relationships in the online world and how much more rich the experience becomes.

    I’m also a podcast junkie and would love to know what some of your favorites are…I’m always looking for a new one to add to my list for my commute.

    1. Trina Avatar

      LeeAnn, I’m so excited that we share a love of podcasts…I’m totally planning a post soon on my favorites! (pre-post tip–check out Kat’s other podcast, Inspired to Action!)

  6. Barbie Avatar

    I am not part of a Mastermind group, but I probably should be! Ha!

    1. Ruth Cataldo Avatar

      I’m not in one either, Barbie! Maybe we should team up-especially as we are even quite local geographically!!

    2. Trina Avatar

      Barbie, I can almost guarantee that, whatever your blogging goals are, a like-minded group would help you get there faster (and with more fun!)

  7. Gretchen Louise Avatar

    Oh this was such a delight to listen to! Little did we know what was beginning when you sent us those group invitations (on my birthday in 2011, according to my Gmail records). Thanks for spearheading our group, friend. And thanks for not keeping it a secret. I’m so thankful others now have the resources and wisdom to learn about Mastermind Groups for themselves!

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