Top Tips For New Bloggers

I have been blogging for just over 2 years and I have learned so much about blogging but also about myself. When I first started I didn’t really know very much and just did as much research as I could. In keeping with helpful blogging posts this month, I am going to share some tips that I have found the most effective for growing my blog.

If you are reading this post and thinking about starting a blog. Just start! It took me a year to get my blog started, as I wanted everything to be perfect with a great logo or theme. However, you can update and change these things at anytime. Don’t waste time!

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Join Twitter

Although this isn’t a must, I would recommend if you don’t already have a twitter account, to set one up. It is a great platform to be able to share your writing and reaching a bigger audience. You can build a community of bloggers who can support you and your writing. There are so many comment swap threads where you can share your latest post and get feedback. Twitter is where most of my blog traffic comes from.

Create a blog schedule

Using a schedule helps to keep you organised. By setting specific days, times and how many posts you want to go live per week allows you to post consistently and build a community of supportive readers. Being consistent with my blogging schedule has had a huge improvement in my engagement and my views. It has also taken off so much pressure and I have been scheduling posts ahead of time and really enjoying myself.

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Build a community

Meeting bloggers on social media and making friends helps to build an engaging community. You can learn from and be inspired by one another. Through the blogging community I have met some incredible talented people who support my blog and engage on my posts. Reach out follow others and engage on tweets and build friendships with others that have similar interests.

Write content that you enjoy  

When you write about a subject you are passion about, it shines through in your writing and makes it enjoyable to read. It is okay to research and write content that is popular too, but don’t loose sight of the enjoyment it brings you.

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Share your content on social media

Sharing your latest posts on social platforms allows you to reach a bigger audience, engage with other bloggers and receive positive feedback or criticism. It also gives you the opportunity to find others who relate to what you are writing about.

What tips would you give to new bloggers? Or what advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting a blog? I’d love to hear in the comments.

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61 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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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