Shocking isn't it?People exist that just don't "get" blogging.Not all bloggers get paid. Efforts that don't result in money are considered worthless. I had dinner recently with people who said exactly that to me.
They key to successful blogging is networking. You are better able to get to know other bloggers if you can make conversation.
Social media is about being social. When you converse with a fashion blogger, a parenting blogger, an entertainment blogger, a news blogger, a DIY blogger, or a blogging adice blogger (I couldn't leave myself out), you comment on their posts.
This ability to converse about all sorts of topics transfers to life outside of the Blogosphere and makes you a better conversationalist.