As a beginner blogger, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. Having such a clean slate can be overwhelming at first. You may have tons of ideas in your head about what you want to write about and how you want your website to look, but at the same time have no idea of what you actually want. Trust me, I get it. I’ve been there.
Being a beginner blogger is exciting! It means you took the first step to creating your own space on the internet that you truly own. It’s your website and you can do whatever you want with it!
It is exciting in more than just one way. You’ve taken a step towards something you’ve probably been thinking about for a decent chunk of time. You’re opening yourself and your thoughts up to a very large audience. You’re even stepping out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying something new. Being a beginner blogging is truly exciting.
Starting a blog can also be nerve-wracking and overwhelming. There’s a lot to do. There’s a lot to learn. Meanwhile, all you want to do is blog the best way possible and be successful.
Here are 5 Tips for Beginner Bloggers :
5 Tips for Beginner Bloggers
Write About What You Love
In world full of thousands of blogs, it can be tough to truly stand out. Don’t write about something that you think will perform great, write about what you truly love. If it’s cars, or sports, or fashion, it could be anything. Write a blog about what you are passionate about. It’s going to help you get creative with posts, to get you excited to log in and write, and to allow you to share what you already know. If you’re already interested in something, researching it and learning more about it to share won’t seem like a chore. Just because you saw a successful blog about Amazon finds, doesn’t mean your blog on Broadway shows won’t be equally or more successful.
Learn SEO, Don’t Swear By It
SEO and Keyword Research are imperative to getting your blog to land on the Google Search results page. If you master this then you are ensuring there will be visitors to your blog daily who are searching for content like yours. The only downside to really diving into SEO means that you could start writing to include long-tail keywords and suddenly your blogs go from thoughts on paper to written like a robot who’s trying to cram in as many search engine friendly phrases as possible. If you are writing to appease search engines, there is a chance your writing will be tough to read and highly repetitive when stuffing in keywords. As a beginner blogger, you should learn SEO and how to leverage it to your advantage but don’t swear by it.
Don’t Get Discouraged
Starting a blog is a lot of work. It’s something that you have to devote a decent amount of time to – from setting up a website, to hosting, to picking a ‘niche’, to learning how to grow your blog. It’s a process and it takes time. If you’re a beginner blogger and you’re looking for something to be successful overnight, this may not be the best way to achieve it. Don’t get discouraged if your blog doesn’t take off overnight – if you put the work in, it will. There will be times when you put tons of work into an SEO-friendly, well researched, well thought out blog, to only have a handful of people view it. It sucks in the moment, but it is not the end of the world. The beauty of blogs is that they can be found at any moment in time, you may have and old blog start crushing it out of no where! Just because you don’t see that instant success or have instant gratification from your blog, doesn’t mean that you never will.
Roll With the Waves
When you are writing a blog you are likely going to have motivation that comes in waves. Sometimes you’re on fire and can brainstorm tons of topics and want to get writing immediately. Other times it can be like pulling teeth to even think about sitting down at your desk to start writing on a topic. The beauty of blogging is you can write and share your thoughts on your own cadence. No one is forcing you to write multiple pieces of content a day, or even a week! Roll with you waves of motivation. When you are in the blogging mood – blog! When you don’t feel like blogging – do something else! Blogging is supposed to be fun, especially for a beginner blogger. You’re sharing your thoughts and your take on topics that you are passionate about. Some days it will be easier than others, but don’t let a few days of no blogging put you down because inevitably there will be a wave of blogging motivation that will eventually come your way.
If you’ve read this far then you’re obviously very interested in blogging or trying to get your already started blog running like a machine. My advice for you as a beginner blogger is to keep going! Remember why you started your blog in the first place. Remember how awesome if felt to see your website with your name for the first time. Remember how many people said they were proud of your for doing this. Remember the people that said you couldn’t or doubted you and you proved them wrong. Your blog will only be as great as the effort you put into it. Whether it’s promoting it on other channels or writing more consistently, keep going at whatever you are doing!