Building a successful blog isn’t a solo endeavor. This isn’t a competition. You need allies, supporters, and advisers in order to get your blog off the ground, so connect with as many bloggers as possible. Smartly executed collaborations can help you expand your reach and expose your blog to new followers.
Remember that you’re never too small to connect, but if you’re just starting out, asking for a collaboration with a big name blogger isn’t advisable. Unless you have a compelling idea that will net the more influential blogger tangible benefits, set your sights on bloggers with similar size readership.