A few months ago I put out this post about raising your blogging profile. It just contains a few tips to help a new blogger feel they are being seen. And also to get them ready for earning a bit of cash from their writing if that is what want to do.
In this post – of which a longer version appears on my blog – I show examples of people who do that – effortlessly. But it actually takes a lot of foresight. To know who you are, and what you do well, can take time and you will need to look into your own personal box of tools…
Newbie Bloggers – Ten Logical tips
Thinking of my chats with bloggers here’s some general pieces of advice I would give to newbie bloggers –
- This is the top one as it is soooo important. Make sure you consistently put out quality content. Even if that means only posting a couple of times a week. Don’t publish low quality posts for the sake of it.
- At the start it is important to build up a library of work that is unique to you. Purples Gem are an excellent example of a site that has done this.
- If you have an expertise in an area then insure you write for that too. Deviant Succubus has a wide resource on mental health topics which really helps to make her blog stand out.
- And if you have a particular way of life that is very much a part of who you are make this your trade mark. You don’t have to go far on MlSlave blog to see this is exactly what she has effectively done.
- In the early days get involved in memes and read and comment on as many other blogs as you can. You will get to know other bloggers and they will get to know you too. Think about joining writing competitions.
- Try not to get embroiled in too much social media contact. Apart from promoting yourself and fellow bloggers plus friendly neutral banter. This will help your mental health too.
- Enjoy blogging. That will shine though in all you do on your site and light your way in the community. If you need a break for you own self care take some time off. We will all still be here when you return.
- Don’t believe all you read on social media or in general. Be an individual. Think for yourself.
- Remember, those you abuse on your way up will kick you on your way down.
- None of us are better than the other, so lets freely share our knowledge – bloggers unite, write and enjoy our time together in the blogging world.
Promotional image from Purple’s gem…