Blogging Advice 010

Hello everyone and welcome back to another advice post where I share my little knowledge on blogging with you all and constantly remind you that I am not a blogging expert! Although not an expert, I have had people ask me for some tips and tricks and therefore I decided to start up this series, as you can tell by the number in the title, I apparently have a lot to share. I’m hoping that by sharing these little tidbits of advice I can help at least one person.

Do Not Spam

 Recently I have been getting a lot of spam on my blog in the comment section and I’m not talking about the kind of spam that WordPress knows is spam and just sticks in the spam comment section folder, I’m talking about the kind of spam where people just come on my blog, don’t even comment on the blog post I have written, but instead just share their link and tell me to check out their page. Now, normally I have no issue with checking someone’s page out if they ask me nicely however, if I feel like you’ve literally just popped onto my blog to advertise yourself, it really doesn’t make me want to even go onto your blog. So a note to the spammers out there, do not just go on someone’s blog and drop your link in the comment section. Instead, if you want to spread your blog and your name, actually interact with other bloggers and this way it doesn’t seem like you are just using them to benefit yourself but you’re actually commenting to share what you’ve liked and show appreciation for the person who has written the post.

Get Ideas From Audience 

There is nothing wrong with running out of ideas for your blog; after all, we are humans and therefore if we run out of a ideas or feel like we are in a blog slump, it’s totally normal. One way to not only get ideas for your blog but also to interact with your readers is to just ask them what they want to see. I recently asked my viewers what they wanted to see and I had a couple of people mention: outfits, traveling posts, photography, tips and advice and more of my own personal life and therefore knowing that people ACTUALLY want to see these things just motivated me some more to want to sit down and get typing about stuff I already wanted to share but wasn’t sure people would actually be interested in.

Write For Yourself

Okay, so this one may seem a little contradicting considering what I just mentioned above but the truth is you should always write for yourself. If there is a post suggestion that you don’t feel comfortable doing than simply do not do it. Ultimately, your blog is your space so share what you want and keep private what you don’t want to share. Remember, because this is your space in the world it means you can do what you want with it and part if that is being yourself and writing for yourself. Never feel pressured to follow the crowd and write about what everyone else is writing about if you do not feel passionate on the topic. This is your space, do with it what you want and enjoy the fact that you have this little part of the world.

 

Thank you all for stopping by today and reading this post. Have any other pieces of advice? Share them in the comment section below. Is it your first time to a Blogging Advice post? Make sure you check out all my others because I have plenty more!


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91 thoughts on “Blogging Advice 010

  1. Love this! & I am a big believer in writing for yourself.. I recently decided I was only going to post when I felt inspired by something & I really feel that ensures you only post your best content xx

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  2. Imagine someone posted on here with a link 😂😂 then you’d know for sure they weren’t even bothered!! Big pet peeve for me to!!!
    Love this series!! Thanks for sharing. The audience tip is 👌🏼👌🏼 xx

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  3. Bea, I can truly say that your blogging advice posts have helped me so much. You know that you were the first blogger I followed and read when I just started my own blog, and these wise words have pushed me along! Thank you so much!!
    ThePastryPoet

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  4. I totally agree about the spam – I usually bin comments that are just advertising other sites without adding anything of value. It’s even more annoying on my business blog when people post links for the same services as I offer, trying to get some free advertising!

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    1. Thank you so very much Andrea! I don’t mind if they leave their link, but to just come on my blog and leave a link without saying a word or just telling me to check out their blog is just not needed! Thanks for dropping by and i Hope you have a great day!

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  5. 1000000% get what you mean with the spam comments! I never dealt with them until maybe a couple weeks ago and they are well annoying! I’d check out people’s blogs if they commented a lovely comment, not just dropping their link and going hahah! Great and honest post x

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  6. I feel lucky that I do not have too many spam issues, so far. I think my blog is too small for most to consider spamming! Now, Intsagram that is a little different, getting kinda tired of it there.

    Great Advice as always!

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  7. I’ve been blogging for 4 months and have yet to receive comments. Not even spam comments! I suppose I should feel lucky, but at the same time, I really would like to see some genuine feedback. I’ve collected a couple followers and consistently get likes from the same 2 or 3 other bloggers. This is encouraging, and helps me to keep going, at least.

    Since I’m here, and just having found yours for the first time, I think I’ll go and check out your other entries. Thanks!

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  8. The only time I share my blog link or posts’ link is when it relates to what the blogger posted about. Sometimes, I’ll be like, “Oh hey, I wrote about this topic too, and if you’re curious, you can find it here (link).”

    I don’t like the ultimate obligation, “Check out my blog.”

    This is so true. You want involvement between blogger and readers, not advertisements.

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    1. Exactly!!! See I love your approach because it’s fun and inviting, just telling someone to check out your blog without even leaving feedback or something like you do is just annoying! Thanks so much for all your support! x

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  9. Well today I want to share something with you and you will know why at the end of this comment. Please keep patience. I could not make time to write earlier (I was busy would be an excuse). I joined wordpress last month and I read some of your articles as it popped in my explore window. This is the first time I am commenting on someone’s post because I wanted my start to be genuine and straight out of heart. Thank you for inspiring me a little and sharing your confidence with some valuable guidelines. I am still not a constant blogger because somewhere you made me believe it is about our own space and I should not write just for the sake of putting something out there but really enjoy and give some effort while sharing a memory or an experience. Plus I am still a learner 😄

    Thank you and happy blogging! *love*

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  10. I am privileged by your reply. Thank you again and I was going a little impatient on letting myself out that I sent you a dm on instagram. Please keep sharing , it values a lot to all your followers 😊

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    1. I answered on Instagram too! I’m currently really busy so I’m taking a bit longer to reply but I do try to answer all those who have tried to contact me and support my blog! Thank you so much and I hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  11. Hey! Thanks for the advice! I literally posted my first blog post yesterday (? I can’t even remember because I wrote so many first posts and deleted them). I’m a little anxious and hoping not to seem scatter-brained, but I can be a little scatter-brained, anyway. I’ve done some research on how to blog and all that, but I don’t want to end up being discouraged because I don’t get any responses.

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    1. You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed this post! Welcome to the blogging world where we all may be worried by numbers and responses but truthfully there is no point in worrying about much. I have another 9 of these posts if you are looking for more insight but long story short: it takes time! Write what you love and love what you write. Share your experiences, share your adventures, share your thoughts, advice and hobbies and eventually people will find you and come in contact with you. Go search for people, follow them, comment on their stuff and like it too, another way to grow. Best of luck on your blogging journey!

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      1. I’m definitely in the same boat here with being a newbie to this! It’s nice to see we have a community and that you guys are all offering advice and help to us beginners.
        Definitely gained a new follower in me, and if you guys are interested in mutually supporting, I’d love for you to check out my blog.
        Big love xx

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  12. Wonderful tips. I especially love the point of “writing for yourself.” There are times where I feel as though people ride the “what’s trending” wave, and their post falls flat. It lacks authenticity. I just started my blog two days ago, so I’m trying to absorb all the info I can get my hands on. Thank you!

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    1. You’re most welcome! I love that you just started and you already have this idea of writing for yourself vs. writing with what’s on trend! Welcome to the blogging world, I wish you the best of luck on your blogging journey! Have a great weekend!x

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  13. Bea,
    I don’t open those random links either. I figure, just like spam email can spread viruses, someone may go this route to cause mayhem among us.
    I have my comments set up to be moderated so when I see that kind of comment I mark it as spam which means future comments will immediately go to spam and I won’t see them. You may have yours set up like this too. So, if anyone thinks this is the way to get attention, it will backfire and never see the light of day on my blog. And on the other side, once I approve a comment, future comments from the same person are automatically posted.
    My blog is not nearly as followed as yours is, so this might be harder to keep up with if there are a lot of comments.
    I don’t usually have trouble coming up with ideas, I have trouble with landing on ONE idea at a time so I can finish and post something!
    Good advice!
    Jan

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    1. Jan thanks so much for dropping by and sharing how you keep the spammers away! I love that idea! I have some sort of spam with like real spam that’s totally just nonsense and fake but the people that have actual blogs and just want to use me as advertisement I do not appreciate! I should mark it as spam, you’re right. Thanks for dropping by. Have a lovely Sunday!

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