Blogging is what you make it. I always love when people are like “but blogging is so easy”.
It has its easy parts but it also has its bumps along the way, its learning curves, its writers’ block, and its ever on-going tasks to do. I’ve been blogging for upwards ten years (I’ve kind of lost count honestly) and I’ve learned a lot along the way, had many transformations and have been taking every opportunity to grow that I can manage to fit into my schedule on top of a full time job and everything else we try and squeeze into life.
Blogging really is what you make it. When I started blogging it was an escape from me, a place to go where I could just write and share. Since then it’s become a business, it’s become my project, part of my dreams. It has taken work, time and sometimes a good amount of frustration to get where I’m at today and I still have a good bit of a way to go.
I wanted to share some tips and advice that I’ve and some wonderful blogger buddies of mine have picked up along the way to help you on your road to bloggerville. These tips are great for the newbie blogger and for us bit seasoned bloggers. That’s what’s so awesome about blogging – there’s always room to grow and transform and learn more!
I have good stuff for you today – four super inspired bloggers share their advice on how to keep your blogging game strong!
Anna & Trish are a unique perspective of a New momma and a seasoned one. A creative boho, free-spirited young mom and an experienced, labor nurse, mom of 7.
“My biggest tip for bloggers or small shop owners is to take Pinterest seriously! Pinterest is the most fair playing field for new bloggers and established ones, alike. People go to other social media platforms to engage with those they know. However, Pinterest users come to shop, to plan, and seek advice. Pinterest is a search engine made for bloggers and influencers.” – Trisha Brockway from www.habibihouse.net – Check out their awesome post ‘Pinterest Strategies for New Bloggers’ for more Pinterest tips.
Tachira loves to inspire others to live their best lives. On her blog Bajezen.blog she shares a unique mix of poetry , inspiration and highlights of island life . a Barabdian by birth she has over ten years customer service experience. when she is not blogging , writing or being creative ; she loves spending tie with her daughter , baking and finding new and creative ways to express herself.
“You can find inspiration everywhere no matter how simple a though write it down. The best ideas come out of the blue!”
“Be authentic. Don’t get caught in the comparison trap Find your own unique way of doing things.”
“Have a clear purpose in mind. Have fun with it Most of us started because of our passion for being creative If you find that it isn’t fun or you are not inspired do not force it. Take a break to get a fresh perspective.”
Jasmine is a SAHM to one boy, and wife to a former member of the USMC. When she isn’t blogging about parenting, relationships, beauty, or her lifestyle – she’s curled up with her cat watching HBO and planning her next move.
“Brainstorm ideas often. Even if it’s just a blurb of a random thought – write it down. When you come back to your list later, you can decipher through your thoughts and pick out any good ideas to build from.“
“Stay on with trends within your niche. Keep current with what’s going on in your industry as well because the last thing you want to provide outdated information.”
“Have fun and don’t forget your passion! Blogs become less personal, and stagnant, when the writer is too involved in other things, or has forgotten to be themselves and is focusing on the money too much. Remember why you began blogging to begin with from a time to time, and reconnect with yourself so you can stay connected to your audience.”
Laura is a big dreamer, full time marketing manager, blogger, and part-time artist. She aspires to inspire people in their everyday lives and help them to live towards their dreams and making the most out of every day by sharing her own experiences and stories. Her blog, Do Five Things A Day, offers an eclectic mix of excitement, passion, and a story to tell of self-discovery, development and love. She focuses on topics about taking care of yourself, and learning to find beauty and light in every moment and adventure life has to bring us.
“Keep an editorial calendar. This will help you stay organized and on track. It also gives you a big picture look at what and when you have scheduled to post to your readers.”
“Post consistently. This will help build routine with your readers. Whether it’s one or three times a week or even daily, create expectations.”
“Create a series of posts once in a while. This helps build a follow-ship and grow your audience. I love series. It keeps me coming back for more information about a certain topic or group of topics.“
What tips do you have to share from your blogging adventures? Share in the comments and happy blogging!