5 Things Every Blogger Should Know When Starting A Blog

Hey Y’all! Hope you all are having an awesome day and a happy new year so far!

I haven’t been blogging for too long, but there is always someone out there who wants to learn from other bloggers. I consider this sharing my experience, not necessarily teaching anything because you may already know some of the things I have learned on my blogging journey.

I have been blogging for around three months now, which isn’t that long at all, but I think as a blogger we learn something new each day. So here it goes, a short list of what I have learned so far while blogging, and I really wanted to share this with all of you.

1. Blog Schedule?

A blogging schedule is great, but as a new blogger and as someone who isn’t just a blogger, but is also a parent, a spouse, a student, or an employee, sometimes having a blogging schedule can get very stressful. It is great to have a schedule, but don’t be so hard on yourself if you can’t get a blog post ready in time. It is OK because your readers will appreciate the quality of the content more than the day it was published.

2. Utilize Social Media

As a blogger, it is so important to promote your content on social media. When first starting out, no one really has any idea your blog exists, but as you gain more of an audience on social media that will create more traffic to your blog. My blog gets traffic from all over the place, but most of it comes from Twitter and then Instagram. I have also seen traffic from both Facebook and Pinterest too. The more your content is out there on social media platforms, the more traffic it will generate, so don’t shy away from social media. I do want to add that you don’t have to use every platform, this is just what I do. Just using one or two social media accounts is totally fine.

3. Support Other Bloggers

The blogging community is so supportive of one another, but if you are not supportive back, believe me they will notice. Make friends with other bloggers. Don’t look at them as competition. Who knows, they could help you by opening up a door to an opportunity later on down the road at wouldn’t otherwise be there.

Don’t judge someone else by the success of their blog. I am sure they put tons of hard work into creating it into what it is, and they will appreciate your support through nice, meaningful comments. They may even comment back on one of your posts.

4. Join Supportive Groups On Social Media

The support of others is a major factor to a growing a successful blog. There are a ton of Facebook groups that can offer insight, let you promote your blog, and can help with any questions you may be stuck on. There are also groups on Instagram that support one another through engagement and follows. The same goes for Twitter, there are follow trains and comment threads going around that are really helpful to generate traffic to your blog. Utilize as many resources as you can there.

5. Keep Up With Updates

When I started, one thing I didn’t realize is how important it is to keep your blog up to date. The theme of your blog matters. Make sure to use a theme that is responsive as readers tend to use both desktops and mobile devices when visiting your blog. Also, go through all the widgets and settings. These things make a blog more appealing and unique.

Last, go through your older posts and make revisions. The content could need some updating and if your like me, I don’t immediately create a pin worthy picture for my blog post, and then cringe when someone tells me “I pinned your post!” Don’t let that happen to you. Make sure there is a good picture for them to pin that will generate traffic, and also if you can update pictures or add anything else to your older posts, do it. Always work to make your blog become better and better.

I really hope these 5 things will help you get to the level you are looking to get towith your blog. Go look for me on these social media sites. My links are always below. We can support on another and become successful at blogging together.

Also, share any tips that have worked for you in the comments section. This is a great way to engage with one another and gain knowledge.

Until next time friends, take care…

💕-Jen

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12 thoughts on “5 Things Every Blogger Should Know When Starting A Blog

  1. I’m checking this out to see what younger people are doing in the blogging arena. I’m trying to get my sister-in-law interested, but of course, neither of us knows much about the new social media benefits. I stay so busy with just meeting people like you on the blogs, I don’t really need a lot of action from elsewhere.

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    1. I think you are doing great without social media. It can get overwhelming and it seems I found you without it. Thanks so much for reading and commenting on this! I always appreciate feedback! 😊

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  2. Overcoming the feeling that you are the only one reading your content is huge. I’m a newbie myself, but have found that interacting directly with other blogs has so far been more beneficial than the social media platforms. However, I’ve found social media to be he best way to locate other blogs. Great advice. Keep on blogging!!

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  3. I don’t have a blogging schedule. I just post whenever I feel like it. lol Number three is the most important. I have unfollowed bloggers who never interacted with me even though I commented on their blog numerous times. Plus being supportive and interacting with other bloggers will definitely help grow your audience.

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    1. I don’t have a schedule either. Lol. 😂 It just doesn’t work for me. It is so important to communicate with one another, especially when someone takes time out of their day to comment on a blog post. Thanks for your feedback! 💕😊

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