So you are the new kid in the air! Let me tell you about getting in the mix. Take a university course. It will help you find a group of people who you can identify with right away because of “The Commons” which is available for that group. You might not know what that is now, but you will if you register in a blogging101 class.
Next, find a “go-getter” and spend lots of time becoming acquainted with the bloggers who make comments on their blogs. The people who make comments are generally friendly and looking for contacts. You hop to it. Go to their blogs, tell them you are there because you saw their comment on such and such blog. Check their follow button. The chances are good that they will return your visit. If you don’t know a go-getter try Jacque http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/01/25/lets-do-the-mathematics-of-blogging/ She is one! Friendly and welcoming to everyone. She also lists blogs she recommends, I think every week. I am not especially a go-getter, but I do welcome new contacts and I return contacts. Jacque and I both have blogs with quite a wide range of interest. I can’t do photography, but Jacque does; however, I would be glad to see your pictures, even if I can’t take them.
If you are specializing in an area such as cooking, parenting, travel, or photography, go to the Blogs Recommended for You, there you will find others with your interest. Grab on to one and contact the people who make comments to them. Happy blogging to you.