Top Tips For New Bloggers

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Blogging is such a different journey and many people blog for a variety of reasons some for fun and others because they are wanting to create a brand and a business. When you first start blogging it can be overwhelming and it can be hard to find your way within the community. It is important that if you are wanting to start a blog and haven’t, the first thing I would say is just set it up and start. Do not waste time worrying about the perfect theme or images, these are things that you can change but also as you develop you are likely to rebrand.

When I first started blogging I did not know many bloggers and did not have very much blogging knowledge and learned a lot as I went. I am still learning, that is the beauty of this industry. However, there are some top tips that I definitely wish I knew when I first started blogging which would have helped me grow my blogging audience and my site’s credibility with Google. There are a variety of tools and resources that can help with building effective and appealing graphics for your blog, that I would recommend downloading or investing in. 

A lot of people have an idea in their head about how blogging is as a hobby or career and are very surprised when they start their journey. Blogging is not an easy hobby or career option, it takes a lot of time, patience and persistence. Allocating time that you can dedicate to working on blog content and promoting your blog is vital to stay organised and motivated with your blog. 

Here are my top 5 tips to focus on when you are a new blogger:

1. Set up a Twitter account

Having a Twitter account is such a useful platform to share your blog posts and be able to reach a larger audience. Putting your content out to a larger audience with improve your chances in having a boost in your blog engagement and increase in traffic to your blog. Twitter has a very supportive blogging community, where bloggers will support your content, offer tips and even host comment threads to help you get some feedback on your content. Twitter offers opportunities to work with PR companies and brands with collaborations if that is something you would like to develop your blog to be able to do.

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2. Create a blog schedule

Having a blogging schedule I would say is vital in being consistent and building a regular audience. Setting a strict schedule with how many times a week you wish to post, then setting the day and time the same each week. Being consistent is a great way to build positive engagement and regular blog traffic to your content. Having a schedule means you can plan your content ahead of time and this can help you avoid writers block as well as the dreaded burn out. Your schedule will save you time and allow you to feel more organised and motivated with your blog.

3. Focus on SEO from the start

When I first started blogging I just started blissfully unaware of the importance of SEO. So if you are relatively new making an effort to be aware of SEO, what your blog posts should include and making sure you are maintaining your blog, will save you a huge amount of the time in the future. More importantly it will help you improve your DA score and your site’s credibility with Google.

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4. Share your content

Sharing and promoting your blog content is one of the biggest tasks when blogging, especially when you are starting out and you do not necessarily have a regular audience. Sharing promotional tweets for example about your content is a great way to get your content shared and seen by a larger audience. As social platforms like Twitter are so fast paced it is important that you are continuously sharing promotional tweets of your different posts, with fun and catchy introductions to make clicking your link appealing. Using all your platforms is a great way to reach a diverse audience. Pinterest is something I have been utilising more and has boosted my blog traffic a huge percentage, I recommend haring your blog posts on there for maximum reach. 

5. Disclose when necessary 

When you start to work with brands or receive gifted products it is super important that you disclose your content at the very beginning, making you audience aware. This helps you be authentic and transparent with your readers and shows your professionalism for your brand and business. There can be a lot of legal troubles if you continue not to disclose on your content or Instagram images you share. 

 

What tips would you give to new bloggers? I’d love to hear in the comments.

74 thoughts on “Top Tips For New Bloggers

  1. I love these tips! I agree about joining twitter. It has been such an amazing community. I’ve connected with so many wonderful humans 💖

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  2. Thank you for sharing! ☺️ I didn’t venture into Twitter for quite a while after starting my blog and only wish I had done it sooner. The blogging community came as quite a surprise to me but I absolutely love it ☺️ I wish I had taken the time to read more tips and posts like this when I first started out 🧡

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  3. Nice post Lauren! Working on a schedule for my posts is something I’ve got to do! Twitter is such a great platform to get your blog out and for meeting other bloggers! All your points are really good tips for newbie bloggers!

    Trace x

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  4. Great tips! I’m not exactly a beginner blogger but I’m always learning. I totally agree with you about creating a schedule and writing about something you’re passionate about. If you don’t care about it, you won’t want to write about it! And creating a schedule has helped me so much to stay consistent and put out blogs twice a week.

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  5. This is something I say all the time to my friends who are thinking of taking up blogging – just start! Things won’t be perfect at the start but as you grow with your blog you are able to find your voice and what you enjoy writing most about!

    When I first started blogging I had no idea about blogger chats or anything of the sort! I love chatting over on twitter to other bloggers 🙂 A blog schedule is a must, it’s the best way to be organized and for you to be consistent with your uploads. One thing I personally need to get better at is being on top of my blogging schedule!

    I would say my top tip would be to write whatever you feel like rather than what’s thought to be popular, and to always stay true to yourself 🙂

    Sahara
    https://www.saharasdreams.com

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  6. Great tips – as a blogger I agree with them and more. Blogging isn’t to be gone into lightly – it’s hard work. You need to be committed to it.

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  7. This was such a lovely and informative post, even for a blogger like me who’s been blogging for years! I love how encouraging you are and you had some great tips for new bloggers. I think it’s important to never lose sight of what you love blogging about and WHY you love blogging. It’s not all just a numbers (aka statistics) game. Great post and I’m sure it’ll help out so many new bloggers!

    Emily | https://www.thatweirdgirllife.com

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  8. I can tell you are headfirst in with writing about what you enjoy. I do so love your passionate journal pages. That passion goes a long way for anything; knowing why you blog is a big part of knowing what and how to blog!

    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  9. Thanks for the tips!

    There are some thing I wished I knew before I started my blog: Your blog probably won’t blow up with a lot of traffic. I thought all I had to do was create a blog on a template and I would gain followers instantly. It takes time to build a following, you can’t just rush yourself to a successful blog. It took me eight months to build a loyal following and I know I made plenty of mistakes along the way.

    Blogging is not for the faint at heart, I’ ve seen Bloggers come and go. I also thought about quitting a few times because I wasn’t seeing the type of results I was looking for.

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  10. My #1 tip for blogging would be to be yourself – cos honestly? I need to be able to tell other people’s blogs apart more than I can right now! 😉

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  11. I prefer twitter over Pinterest. If I could create good cover photos, I might have better results on Pinterest. Write what you love learning about and are passionate about voicing is the best way to find your drive to blog. If I was writing about anything else, I wouldn’t want to make time for blogging. You’re advice is the same as mine. I wish I could get into scheduling post but I can’t due to my schedule. It would cost me stress and take the fun away from blogging for me

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  12. I love these tips! I totally agree with you about creating a schedule. The worst thing is not engaging back when people spend their time trying to help your blog grow. It is so important to write content that you enjoy as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  13. These are all some fab tips for new bloggers – I definitely found that joining in with the blogging community via Twitter and sharing your blogs made a huge difference when it came to engagement! I also love the advice about if you’re thinking of starting a blog, just do it – such great advice and you’re absolutely right! xx

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  14. These are some great tips. I’ve still not mastered a blogging schedule – life or work always seem to get in the way of plans – so I guess I need to prioritise a little more? Twitter is such a great resource for bloggers, from sharing your posts to looking for brand collaborations.

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  15. Great tips! I wanted to start a blog to share my passion for DIY but also to show people that you don’t have to be rich to afford things like a boat or a lake house if you have a plan and stick to a budget. I jumped right in and made a WordPress account and here it is. http://www.diyourselfonabudget.com Could you please let me know what you think? Thanks!

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  16. Such great tips. I ignored SEO for years, thinking it was complicated and over my head. It’s actually very simple and very important. I have been going back to old posts to update them and wish I had done it from the beginning.

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