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Beginner blogger tips.
Hello all, today I wanted to share with you 6 beginner blogger tips. Earlier this year I made the decision to become a blogger which you can read more about here. Blogging takes a lot of time and hard work and I have come to learn that over time. I’ve come up with 6 ways to help make your blogging life easier. As most bloggers know, doing this can become very time consuming and tedious in ways of promoting your work and getting it out there to gain readers. That’s why I took the time to come up with the 6 beginner blogger tips.
Let’s dive right in.
Beginner blogger tips.
- First of all, you don’t need to settle in with one niche. Yes, of course it’s more helpful if you know all about one subject and write all about it. Nobody is saying that’s a bad thing. However, I run out of things to say about just solely one topic. If you’re like this too and on the fence about becoming a lifestyle blogger, don’t be! You’ll enjoy writing so much more if you can discuss any type of topic you desire. Our interests change over time and I think it’s important to be able to write about whatever you want and not feel bound to one subject.
Planning ahead is a GOOD thing!
- Have a content calendar ready one month before! I cannot stress this enough. It’s so important to know what you’re going to publish ahead of the game. So many things come up in life, it’s always good to plan ahead and know what you’re going to release before it’s the day you actually publish. Therefore, I usually write out my content calendar in two different places. I keep a large monthly calendar on my desk with only my blogging posts on the days set to publish.
This is more of my visual guide throughout the month. This makes a great reference to look back on when I am creating pins for Pinterest since I need the titles quickly accessible. Furthermore, the other is in my everyday planner. I keep a section in the back labeled BLOG and that’s where I keep my content schedule and any new idea for a blog post that pops in my head.
- I’d advise to publish no more than 2 blog posts a week. I understand the importance of coming out with new content for your readers, but I have been doing this for almost 5 months and it is definitely a lot, especially if you’re a mom to small children. Twice a week is asking a lot, but if you love blogging it will come naturally for you. Above all, don’t forget to revive your old posts and promote those too. I did reserve a spot to revive an old post this month that didn’t get many views in the beginning.
Don’t forget to touch up your old blog posts.
Editing an old post and adding new images is never a bad thing. Your work is YOUR creation. Being able to go back and edit your work is amazing for a writer. Also, don’t force yourself to come up with new content all the time. Honestly, running your own website is tough work. Even a new post once a week is a big deal.
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- Create your own series! Seriously, this makes blogging so much easier. I created my series: Saturday Coffee Break and I thoroughly enjoy this option. Why? I felt like I needed a place to chat with my readers slightly informally. In addition, sometimes I want to check in (at least once a month) and give some space and time for my readers to chat with me. Moreover, I love those type of lifestyle blogs where the writer seems so engaging and even so, when they write BACK to you.
If the idea of creating your own series doesn’t appeal to you, don’t forget to add your voice to your weekly newsletter. Weekly newsletters are amazing to send out to your subscribers. Your readers WANT to hear from you, and see what you’ve posted and anything new you’ve been working on. Add your voice there, weekly.
- Set a day aside once out of the entire month (minimum) to write new content. Bloggers, you know what I mean! Drink a cup of coffee or tea, put your phone on silent, and minimize your distractions and do what you do best. WRITE.
Writing is what bloggers do.
Let it all out, and I promise you some of your best content will be right there. To be honest, I love that day of the month. It’s tough for me raising two littles to have the time so when I get the opportunity I write and it’s such a great feeling to complete it. However, I prefer to write on paper and it gives me a nice draft to work with. Even outlining key bullet points is enough for a blogger to run with! Create the story as you GO.
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- Take advantage of schedulers. I’m fully aware this tip is out there a lot. But, it’s out there for a reason. Blogging is very hard with no help.
Currently, I use a Free twitter scheduler called Hootsuite and I use Tailwind. I love Hootsuite! You can schedule your blog posts for free all month long, or even tweets you really want to post a certain day but you know you just won’t have the time to pull out your phone.
Not to mention I schedule all of my blog posts ahead of time with WordPress. One of the many reasons I love WordPress and Bluehost. I love editing my blogs here and how you can add many different plug ins that work great. You can get 3 months free here if you sign up with WP Engine. Link over here! Get 3 months free when you sign up for WP Engine.
I really hope these 6 tips have made your life as a blogger so much more easier! Let me know in the comments down below if you’ve used any of these tips and how it’s going for you.
Until next time,