I hear your struggles so I wrote you a letter of encouragement. It is packed with 30 tips to help you on your blogging journey.
This letter was written to you from my heart. I hope this letter inspires joy, creativity, and peace.
I just want to start out by letting you know; you are not alone, I walk in your shoes! I’m a new blogger in my sixth month of blogging.
I’ve dedicated my life for the past six months to get my blog off the ground! I won’t deny it; there is a LOT of work, time, and effort that goes into a blog. The life of an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart.
I have regularly put in 40+ hours a week into my blog and to taking blogging courses for the past seven months. Even though a blogger gives so much more than we receive, I got to say that blogging can be such a rewarding experience if you go about it the right way.
My career path before blogging was as a nurse. Believe it or not, I find blogging to be more rewarding for me. It fits my personality and home situation perfectly! I wouldn’t choose any other career path now that I have started down this road.
I love helping and being around people, but it’s hard for me to leave my home to hang out with friends or do volunteer work because of my family and home responsibilities.
I’m the most extroverted person in my family among a family of introverts that love staying at home. So blogging fits me perfectly since I get to be around people and still be at home with my family.
I’ve put a lot of work into becoming the best blogger I can be in a short amount of time. I’ve committed to studying and buying all the courses and tools I want to get my blog to look and perform a certain way.
What credibility do I have to give you blogging tips?
I’ve spent a lot of time with bloggers over the last six months and I have heard your struggles! I’ve learned a few things along the way that have helped me and I hope these tips help you too!
Here are 30 blogging tips to inspire and motivate you!
1. The most important tip is to have a spirit of service. It’s essential for bloggers!
I have gone into blogging with a spirit of service. Always with the thought of how can I serve my reader more.
I cover two niches; natural health and wellness, and the blogging community. To help my natural health and wellness readers, I am working hard to become a certified aromatherapist. I want to help my readers use essential oils safely and effectively since this is one of their greatest needs.
To serve the blogging community, I write monthly blog stats and income reports and other blogging posts that fill a need.
I’ve gotten to know a lot of bloggers and saw that we had certain needs that weren’t being met in regular blog Facebook groups. I saw a need for women to practice self-promotion of their blogs and affiliates. So, I started a Facebook group called Women Bloggers That Promote for women bloggers to have a safe place to practice self-promotion and make connections with other women bloggers.
Many of us in the group are beginning bloggers, and I’ve come to know their struggles by listening and helping when I can. I hope to enlighten you about blogging from my six months of experience and hope to encourage you with this letter as I write to serve you.
If you don’t know how to serve your readers yet, I recommend joining Facebook groups where your ideal reader hangs out. Listen to their conversations and take notes on the questions they have. You can even ask them to fill out a survey!
2. Be consistent!
Consistency is something that everyone struggles with, but it can be the key to your blogging success. Consistently write strong content for the days and times that you commit to publishing content for your blog each week.
I have committed to publishing a post once a week on Tuesday mornings at 8 am Eastern because I know that this is attainable for me. Anything more than that would be overwhelming and cause me to be inconsistent with posting. I do the same with my weekly newsletter. I commit to a weekly newsletter every Thursday morning at 8 am.
These consistent times helps my readers to trust me and know they can count on me to be around.
It so happens that Google likes consistency too. Google rewards your blog with more attention in searches when it identifies that you publish content consistently!
3. Have your blog ready for traffic.
Blogging has highs and lows, enjoy the ride! The day to day life of a blogger can feel slow, but there are exhilarating moments like when a big-time blogger shares your blog post, and you experience a surge of traffic.
You got to enjoy the ride and make sure you have a good freebie, so readers convert to subscribers when you have that surge of traffic.
4. Find an accountability partner that is genuinely interested in helping you further yourself as a blogger.
Accountability to others has been a key role in helping me advance faster on my blogging journey.
I meet with my accountability partner weekly to go over our goals, what we’re working on, and share blogging insights. I’m in a couple of other accountability groups as well, and there is something special about all of them.
It’s not hard to find an accountability partner, all you need to do is ask someone that you find yourself going to for your blogging successes and questions.
5. Pinterest is a great social media platform/ search engine to pin your blogging posts and drive traffic to your blog.
Just remember Pinterest isn’t typically an overnight success to getting traffic to your blog. The pin I post now could bring more traffic to my blog in a few months or even a year. It can feel like a long time for a pin to take off. Pinterest can feel like a slow-moving train.