Exposure: a majority of the time, when you collaborate with other bloggers, there’s cross pollination between their fanbase & yours
Two Heads are Better Than One: Any time people start to collaborate, great things happen. Even outside the blogging world, there are so many amazing duos that probably couldnt’ve done the same thing on their own (The Wright brothers are a prime example - or Ben and Jerry’s, depending on who you’re asking) The best part of blogging with a friend is coming up with those CRAZY ideas on how to make something amazing, or push the envelope in a different direction!
It’s Fun: This is assuming that you are friends with the people you’re collaborating with, but chances are, if you wanted to even collaborate in the first place, one or both of you have a great idea, and inevitably, you’re both awesome.
A Second Opinion: There are times though, when you’re with those friends and that idea is really just not good - I.E. Winston and the Badger from New Girl. Hopefully one (or more) of your friends will curb these ideas and get you to rethink your strategy.
Sharing is Caring: So, when you blog with friends (and happen to be a food blogger) there will be something delicious entering your atmosphere. Although, even when you’re not chillin’ with a foodie, chances are you’re blogging about something pretty cool anyway, so sharing that knowledge is awesome. 
Getting Social: One of my bestie’s is actually a stay-at-home crafter/blogger and when she can actually get social with her bloggers, it’s really great. And it’s good for you! Social interaction is important for mental health, get out there and talk up the town!
Have you heard about…? A blogger like myself is usually sharing everything I come across. I work for a company that focuses a lot on food, and if a recipe pops up on my feed, I share it like crazy. Without a friend to share it with, or be like “lets make this together next time you come over,” there’s not as much to be excited about! 
Extra Hands: So in my case, and even in other cases (fashion blogging), it helps to have someone else “model” for you. Let’s talk about how hard it is to get a pouring shot or a cracking egg shot when you only have two hands and no tripod.
An Audience: One of my favorite things that anyone has ever said to me was a friend of mine, after he had stayed over and I decided to make these amazing mini cinnamon buns, was that he felt like he was getting to see “behind the curtain” if you will. There’s an Oz reference in there. Anyway, in a way, blogging is an awesome way to perform. Has anyone seen My Drunk Kitchen? I rest my case.
Built In Taste Testers: I imagine that when I bake, or am in the kitchen in general, I act like a stereotypical italian mother, and I have no italian in me (it’s probably the Long Islander in me). I cater to whoever I’m with, my brother always gets chocolate and peanut butter, my gluten-free friends will get special treatment, and my fiance will always enjoy his favorite cookies and cream cupcakes. Chances are, if you’re with friends, they will not complain about you taking 1000 pictures of your goodies, so long as they can eat some afterwards. This is a great way to keep your friends happy ;)
Verdict? Friends are a really fantastic asset to blogging, whether you’re blogging with them, next to them, or about them. Appreciate the ones you got, near and far! 
  1. Exposure: a majority of the time, when you collaborate with other bloggers, there’s cross pollination between their fanbase & yours
  2. Two Heads are Better Than One: Any time people start to collaborate, great things happen. Even outside the blogging world, there are so many amazing duos that probably couldnt’ve done the same thing on their own (The Wright brothers are a prime example - or Ben and Jerry’s, depending on who you’re asking) The best part of blogging with a friend is coming up with those CRAZY ideas on how to make something amazing, or push the envelope in a different direction!
  3. It’s Fun: This is assuming that you are friends with the people you’re collaborating with, but chances are, if you wanted to even collaborate in the first place, one or both of you have a great idea, and inevitably, you’re both awesome.
  4. A Second Opinion: There are times though, when you’re with those friends and that idea is really just not good - I.E. Winston and the Badger from New Girl. Hopefully one (or more) of your friends will curb these ideas and get you to rethink your strategy.
  5. Sharing is Caring: So, when you blog with friends (and happen to be a food blogger) there will be something delicious entering your atmosphere. Although, even when you’re not chillin’ with a foodie, chances are you’re blogging about something pretty cool anyway, so sharing that knowledge is awesome. 
  6. Getting Social: One of my bestie’s is actually a stay-at-home crafter/blogger and when she can actually get social with her bloggers, it’s really great. And it’s good for you! Social interaction is important for mental health, get out there and talk up the town!
  7. Have you heard about…? A blogger like myself is usually sharing everything I come across. I work for a company that focuses a lot on food, and if a recipe pops up on my feed, I share it like crazy. Without a friend to share it with, or be like “lets make this together next time you come over,” there’s not as much to be excited about! 
  8. Extra Hands: So in my case, and even in other cases (fashion blogging), it helps to have someone else “model” for you. Let’s talk about how hard it is to get a pouring shot or a cracking egg shot when you only have two hands and no tripod.
  9. An Audience: One of my favorite things that anyone has ever said to me was a friend of mine, after he had stayed over and I decided to make these amazing mini cinnamon buns, was that he felt like he was getting to see “behind the curtain” if you will. There’s an Oz reference in there. Anyway, in a way, blogging is an awesome way to perform. Has anyone seen My Drunk Kitchen? I rest my case.
  10. Built In Taste Testers: I imagine that when I bake, or am in the kitchen in general, I act like a stereotypical italian mother, and I have no italian in me (it’s probably the Long Islander in me). I cater to whoever I’m with, my brother always gets chocolate and peanut butter, my gluten-free friends will get special treatment, and my fiance will always enjoy his favorite cookies and cream cupcakes. Chances are, if you’re with friends, they will not complain about you taking 1000 pictures of your goodies, so long as they can eat some afterwards. This is a great way to keep your friends happy ;)

Verdict? Friends are a really fantastic asset to blogging, whether you’re blogging with them, next to them, or about them. Appreciate the ones you got, near and far! 

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