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…
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