So glad I got that disclaimer out of the way. I don’t consider myself a professional blogger or an expert what so ever. I’ve been blogging on this site for a little over a year so I’ve picked up a thing or two but an expert I certainly am not. Although, I am not at the top of the food chain when it comes to blogging, for some reason I have had bloggers ask me for blogging tips and advice. Again, advice from me?! I’m a no body in this blogging world. Nonetheless, I’ve complied some advice to share with you all.
I’m sure you’ve heard that time and time again (probably a bit more professional than “numbers shnumbers” but you catch my drift.) Don’t pay attention to the numbers. In the blogging world it’s so easy to get discouraged when you don’t see extremely high numbers. I remember my very first post as if it were yesterday; I posted it and I was constantly refreshing my browser eager for someone to take a look at it, like it, comment on it…I got nothing. How could I though? How I could I have possibly thought that that one simple Brunch post could sky rocket if I just had become my blog merely minutes prior. I had no followers, I was following no one and it was my very first post! Views, comments, likes, followers will come with time, the important thing to remember is that you’re blogging for yourself, for your hobby or for your career, you’re not blogging for the sake of achieving high numbers.
Sell yourself and I don’t mean that in a prostitute kind of way. Sell yourself in terms of writing about what you like and what you’re interested in. Believe me, it’s clear as day when someone is writing something purely for the views or purely for the sake of others. When you’re writing something without love, without meaning and without passion, it comes off clear as day. Think back to school…remember that history paper you were dreading to write about? You were sitting there hours upon hours staring at a blank screen unknowing of where to begin? As you started to type you felt as though your fingers were being dragged along the keyboard ever so s-l-o-w-l-y. Hours went by and you only had a paragraph written? Once you’ve finally written your paper you print it out, re-read it and you see that there is no excitement in the writing, no PA-ZAZZ. That shows. That 100% shows in your writing. So if you are going to blog, make sure you’re blogging about what you’re interested in whether it’s fashion, makeup or food, write with the intention that your passion will shine through and that PA-ZAZZ will be seen all over your blog. (P.S. If you love history you probably can’t relate what so ever to what I have just written but maybe you can find something along those lines that will work with what I’m trying to say.)
Follow the leader? No, no, I’m not telling you to be a follower and just write about what everyone else is writing about. What I am telling you is to follow others. If you want to get your blog out there then you have to find a way to spread your blog name and one quick way of doing that is by following others. Now, with following others, I’m definitely not saying to go and follow EVERYONE because you are more than likely not going to be interested in what everyone has to offer. For example, if you love and I mean LOVE plants and all things nature but hate makeup and fashion than you probably wouldn’t want a reader feed of makeup and fashion…my advice, skip out on the blogs you aren’t interested in but load up and follow the ones you are interested in. Obviously, if you are interested in many different things like DIY, food, makeup, fashion, nature than your reader feed will be very diverse and you’ll maybe have a lot more people to follow.
Alright, that’s all for toady. I hope this has helped, I will definitely be adding more advice but for today I think I’ve bombarded you with enough. I hope you enjoyed this post, please do let me know in the comment section below and don’t forget….I am NOT an expert on blogging.