Advice For Beginner Bloggers

Monday, July 10, 2017


When someone starts a blog, no one really thinks, Oh this is going to be so hard or the amount of promoting I have or even taking pictures. Am I wrong, maybe it's just me. I believe the moment you decide to blog you're opening up yourself to being vulnerable, different risks and all of the things that come with being a blogger. I think it takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there. One thing that comes with blogging is the amount of mistakes that we make. 
 

From my experience, I was clueless and knew nothing about blogging. Honestly I thought that I would write my feelings down and press the publish button. I thought that people would just find my posts automatically, obviously that wasn't the case. So I deleted that blog the same day I started. But months later I created a twitter and decided to give blogging another go. Unfortunately it doesn't stop there. 
 
Blogging takes a lot of work and I commend all my fellow bloggers. Sometimes I wish that there were helpful posts for beginner bloggers, when I first started. I was like a deer in headlights. A couple of months ago, I started fixing up my old posts and I had a moment of reflection. I came so far from where I started, but at the same time I cringed at the mistakes I made. Sorry to drag on the point I'm trying to make, don't there really is a point to all of this. 
 
So new bloggers won't make the same mistake I made and trust me it's a lot, I decided to share some tips to help you get started. I'm not really an expert on whether you should use Blogger or Wordpress, or specific apps and tools you can use for pictures and more. But I can give you some words of wisdom and some helpful advice for beginner bloggers! 
 

Don't Rush The Process 

Please take this advice when I say take your time. You might regret the decision you made. Now if you're absolutely sure what you want, then go for it. But make sure you're happy with the choice you make. 
 

Things Don't Happen Overnight 

This is the hardest lesson I've learned from over fours years of blogging. The key is to be patient with your readership and social media following. 
 

Stay True To Yourself/ Be Original 

This is my number one tip! It's important to be yourself and post the things that you love and are interested in. Don't lie about who you are, because in reality you'll probably have keep being dishonest. 
 

Don't Apologize If You Need A Break 

It's nice to see bloggers apologizing for taking a break, but it's ok. I will never hold it against my favorite bloggers, although I will be a little sad. But it's definitely ok to take a break, come back more motivated and inspired! If you start to feeling pressured to blog you might not want to anymore. 
 

Plan Ahead

It's very important to plan ahead. You don't have to necessarily write a complete post, but at least have  an idea of what you want to write and how you're going to write it. Also my advice in regards to writing in advance, would be to take pictures in bulk and edit them. It really cuts the time in half. Then you can focus on writing and schedule posts or tweets. 
 

Stick To A Schedule That Works For You

Blogging for yourself should be the top priority. Stick to blogging on your own terms. It's your blog, so do it when you want to and however often you want to. 

I hope you find these tips helpful whether, you've just started blogging or you have been blogging for awhile!

2 comments:

  1. This is literally the perfect post, super helpful! Thanks for writing this! x

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    1. Thank you for reading! These are tips I think would be helpful and if only I had posts like these, when I first started.

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