What I'd Say To A New Blogger
The blogging world has changed a lot since I first started out, it's become more competitive and the big breaks seem far and few between. The idea of an actual blogger has changed too, branching out into Social media and taking over youtube, to even branching out with podcasts it's all become a bit different over here. If you're thinking of starting your own blog I thought it'd be good to give you some of my best tips and what I'd say to new bloggers starting out.
Blogging can seem scary at first, I remember being afraid to publish my first couple posts because thne they're out there for everyone to see. But at the same time it was liberating knowing that i'd written something that was now published out there. My first tip would be to spend some time to figure out what you want to post, you can always change your direction after the first couple of posts but it's good to have an idea first to begin with.
Keep it original, you might feel like you need to act like other bloggers out there and write like they do but stop !!! stick to you and write about what you want. Nobody is gonna go on your blog and be inspired when you've pretty much copied someone else. Use your creativity and passion to go with what you love.
Social media will become your sidekick, if you want to get your blog up and going social media will really help a lot. It's good to be active whenever a new post goes up and always be there to interact and comment with other bloggers. It's hard to constantly be online all the time so downloading something like Buffer will really help. You can schedule posts and make sure you're online without constantly needing to be there. If you work long hours or can't always be on social media Buffer will become your best friend.
It takes time to get somewhere, blogging can be a long thing if your goal is to make it big and get your name out there. For a lot of people it just doesn't happen or it can take a lot of time and work to do so. As someone who's not able to commit to blogging full time consistently I definitelty notice peaks and troughs where my blog is doing well and where it really needs work. It's important to set realistic goals for yourself, yes it would be nice to have your blog out there and all the amazing things we see on social media thrown in. But it takes a lot to get there and there will be other stuff to do before that day ever comes.
It's also good to accept that sometimes posts may not do well, whether it's the algorithim or it's just not the readers cup of tea some posts just will not do as well as others. It can be heartbreaking and I could easily rhyme off a few posts that I loved doing and was so excited to post and there just wasn't a reaction to them.
No matter what direction you take blogging in, remember to stay true to yourself and let the success happen when it comes. It takes time and it will be worth it in the end. The blogging world is a strong community and don't forget to get involved and support each other. You aren't gonna be able to do it all by yourself if you don't try and support other queens.
If you're a new starting blogger comment down below and let's support each other
Until next time, Chloe!
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