Just started a blog or thinking about starting your own blog soon?
This post is for YOU!
Being a new blogger can be a bit challenging and confusing. I remember when I started I didn’t realize just how clueless I was. I thought that all blogging was is writing and publishing and that was it. Little did I know how much work actually needed to be done behind the scenes.
As a blogger, you may often wonder “should I be doing more?”, “Am I doing this right?” or what is the right approach to launching and getting your new blog noticed is.
The truth is, there’s no one shoe fits all when it comes to blogging and you need to find what will work for you. You might have to try a few things first before discovering what works best for your blog to be a success but taking advice from someone who’s already doing it won’t hurt.
Terrific Advice for New Bloggers from Your Fellow Bloggers
I’ve interviewed many bloggers on “Creative Corner” and one of the questions I asked the bloggers was “what advice would you give to new bloggers that are just starting out?”. I’ve rounded up the bloggers’ responses and this is what they had to say:
“My advice is to do research, find your voice, just start your blog. Honestly, I wish I would have done my research when I first started. Don’t worry so much about the other blogs and bloggers. There is only one you.” Tamarah – My Own Sense of Fashion
” I would say pick a topic you’re passionate about and make sure you genuinely love the things you’re writing about in posts. Don’t write to trends or force content just to make sure you stick to a schedule. Growth may be slower this way but it will be easier to maintain inspiration.” Emma – Invincible Woman on Wheels
“The best advice I could probably give someone starting is to always be authentic and true to themselves. I’d also advise them to grow a thick skin and to always remember their WHY. Why did they start blogging!!!” Natasha – Fit Like Mummy
“Be prepared to hustle hard and devote time and money to your content! You need a budget to get started with your website, photoshoots, and advertising to start out in a professional way. ” Malikah Kelly
“Invest time and effort into the SEO of your site and posts from day one. There are a lot of really good SEO plugins’ that’ll help and it’ll save you time with editing everything to improve your SEO later on.”Unwanted Life
My advice to new bloggers
If you blog from the heart and write about things you love you can’t go wrong. People will easily relate and connect with you and be drawn to your blog naturally.
Take the time to learn SEO, which will help you get found on Google and learn how to market yourself effectively. This is something I am continuously striving to get better at. I’ve even taken free writing courses to help me to be able to write better.
You should also take note of what the successful more established bloggers are doing right and learn from them then try to apply it to your own blog. I am NOT saying copy, I’m saying you should learn from them and then apply what you’ve learned.
Every blogger is unique and you should try not to compare yourself or your level of success with others. It takes hard work, dedication, and not to mention time, to get to the top. Hell, I’m still trying to get there.
If you can, try to buy your domain from the get-go. I’m broke so I’m still working towards buying mine and always try to produce quality content that will either help solve a problem, inform people or entertain them. Just try to write content that you would like to read and work from there.
Also, try to get to know your audience and write content that is tailored to their tastes and interest while still staying true to yourself.
Twitter and Pinterest have been a huge help for me to reach a wider audience, attract new readers, and grow my readership while also connecting with like-minded people.
The blogging community is filled with awesome people that are willing to help you out and give you loads of helpful tips and advice along the way. All you gotta do is ask!
Join Facebook groups for bloggers and group boards on Pinterest to share your posts. Take part in Twitter follow trains and make use of relevant hashtags.
Most importantly – PROMOTE YOURSELF and don’t be shy about it!
Starting anything new can be frightening but if you are passionate and want it badly enough then you just gotta bite the bullet and get it done.
Leave all the fear and self-doubt behind, you never know, the decision you could make could change your life and the lives of those around you for the better.
Many who have started blogs made a career out of it and have managed to quit their full-time jobs. I hope to start earning income from my site soon.
Whatever your motivation is to start blogging, even if you don’t plan on making a cent from it, do it! Don’t wait until tomorrow, start today!
I hope you’ve found this post super beneficial and can apply this advice when you get started to ensure you’re going in the right direction.
It’s always better if you can learn from other peoples’ mistakes and experiences rather than having to go through the struggles yourself when you don’t need to.
You’ll have your own blogging struggles when you start off but you have plenty of help available when you get stuck. The blogging community is the most friendly and supportive community I’ve ever been a part of and there’s always someone willing to lend a helping hand. You just need to ask…
If you have any other valuable advice for all the new bloggers, please leave it in the comments. I’m sure they’ll appreciate it.