Before I started a blog I didn’t really look or research what goes into it and didn’t seek much blogging advice. I just saw others doing it and thought “I want to do this too!”. Of course if you are considering starting a blog or have just started one, I’d recommend doing the opposite of what I did. Its always good to research anything before you do it, especially when it involves the internet.
Blogging advice can vary, what I think works for me and my blog might not be the same case for you or another blogger. We don’t all have the same audiences, we don’t all have the same opinions and preferences in style and colours. Everybody has different thoughts and processes they follow.
Today I wanted to share the blogging advice I have learnt whilst blogging, in hopes it helps you on your blogging journey too!
BE CONSISTENT & HAVE A SCHEDULE
I will scream this from the rooftops until I’m blue in the face if it means you take this on board. One thing I have learnt is that you should be consistent. Back in 2015 when this blog first started I posted as and when I wanted to. Now there is nothing wrong with doing this of course, but if you want to see growth in your blog you need to follow a schedule. I have seen both sides of the coin, because I wasn’t consistent and I wasn’t hitting my goals and now I am, I’m hitting more of my goals.
Seeing other bloggers be consistent has really helped me to understand how important this is for you and your blog. It can be tough to stick to a schedule but so worth it. Utilise the scheduler, its there for a reason!
I’m not saying here that you need to post everyday, but always try to keep up some level of schedule. So maybe post twice a week, or maybe every other day. The more you post, the more you put yourself out there. Thats the methodology I use, which is why I post so often! Once I have grown my blog to the level I want to get it to, I’ll reduce the amount I post (another thing I have learnt from fellow bloggers).
I’ve worked in customer service for 5 years, so my brain is almost programmed to think about the customers point of view. I do the same for blogging. I ask myself if I would read this content if it wasn’t mine, or if I would find it helpful. Always bare in mind the reader. As you blog more and more you get a feel for what posts do better than others, and you can sense what your audience enjoys.
Being relatable is an important thing when writing anything. If you want your readers to interact with your content and find it useful then you need to find out what they like.
MESS UP BUT LEARN FROM IT
I’ve said this countless times and you need to remember this piece of blogging advice, but messing up really isn’t the end of the world when it comes to blogging. I messed up just this week when I realised a link I have used on all of my posts wasn’t the right link. I messed up, but I fixed it! It wasn’t the end of the world. I think as humans we always strive to be perfect, and we just wont ever reach that level of perfection, and I don’t think I’d want to either!
I have read so many blog posts from fellow bloggers about making mistakes and doing things incorrectly. Please don’t be hard on yourself, we all do things we shouldn’t. Most people who are bloggers have taught themselves the ins and outs of blogging. There is no handbook, we have all been there at one point where we were newbies.
ALWAYS ASK FOR HELP
The best thing I have learnt about being a blogger is the amazing community of people here on WordPress. Who are always quick to help if you need anything or to offer support. If you are stuck on something, then don’t be afraid to reach out. I’d be more than willing to help a fellow blogger if they needed it.
What things have you learnt since you have been blogging? What advice can you share with us?
Thanks so much for being here with me, its so appreciated. I love building this community! See you in the next one.