I’ve been wanting to write some sort of blogging post like this for a while but never felt I knew enough to give any advice on the matter. Then I realised, I probably wont ever get to a point where I feel like I know enough knowledge to share it. So thought I would share the advice I have now, in hopes it might help new (or old) bloggers out there.
Please know, I am no means and expert at blogging. I mess up and make mistakes just like everyone else. I probably don’t do a lot of things right with my blogs, but were all learning. I just want to share the little knowledge I have.
TAKE IT SERIOUSLY
When I first restarted my blog in July 2020 after taking 4 years off, I had no idea where I wanted to take this blog. I knew I wanted to share things to help and encourage others but had no idea how or what to do. If you want to grow your blog then take it seriously. And by this I mean, be careful what you do or say and what advice you give. Your words and actions have impacts on others, remember that. Im not saying this to scare you, but with putting anything out on the internet you are really setting it free, because it’s almost impossible to get it back once it’s out there.
I was naive when I first started blogging and didn’t realise that there are many rules and regulations that come with posting content online. Make sure you do your research. If a brand reaches out to you to post sponsored content, look up the rules and regulations for ads and partnerships with brands. Make sure that the stock images you use are copyright free and that there wont be any implications against you if you use them. Be careful not to share a lot of your personal information on your blogs, I think it’s important to keep some level of privacy as a blogger.
DO IT WITH PASSION
I think when anybody does anything with passion it shows. Passion is what drives people to want to do things and get things done. Without passion behind something you tend to not have a great attitude about it or any motivation. I really found my passion for blogging back this year, and it has helped in so many other aspects of my life. Write about things you are passionate about and love. Sometimes it feels like such an honour to write share about my experiences and passions with the world.
ITS OKAY TO MESS UP
You are human and you make mistakes. I make mistakes daily with my blog and its okay. We are all learning. In the blogging community I have found it is such a great place to be. Remember there are so many other writers and bloggers behind you cheering you on, even when you make a mistake. I think it’s important to mention here that you should always own up to your mistakes but also, you should forgive yourself for them too. Learn from the mistakes and use them to help you grow and learn.
Do you have any blogging advice that you can share with us? Have you learnt from blogging mistakes and used them to help you grow?
Thanks so much for reading and the continued support.