Blogging Tips and Tricks
Once again, my Twitter followers showed interested in a poll and I am here to deliver (hopefully). Even though I said in the tweet that I'd write about website building too, I'll leave that for another post. The two topics are related, but are worthy of their own blog post. If you are looking to make money from your blog, I suggest clicking that nice little x on that tab of yours.
I just blog for the thrill of sharing my thoughts with the masses (okay only 100 people follow me, but my writing could reach a ton of people some day). Anyways, if you want to be inspired to blog or need a little boost of motivation to post consistently, this might be the post for you! Here are some tips and tricks that I've learned over the years. It's been about 7 years in fact. *gasp* That's like a third of my life and almost a decade.
Don't worry about what to post.
Think about what interests you or what you would like to learn more about and run with it. The best thing about a blog is that it doesn't have to be perfect by any means. You can delete posts (I've probably deleted 100) that don't do well or make you cringe and over time your content will improve.
2. It doesn't have to be pretty.
Sure the pretty blogs get the most attention, but if your blog has interesting stuff, it will eventually find the right audience. Make it reflect who you are as a person rather than who you want to be. Why? Cause you're awesome.
3. Don't worry too much about analytics / engagement.
Numbers aren't everything. If you enjoy what you are sharing, it is worth it, even if you don't get much traffic right away. For most of my time blogging, not many people have commented on or shared my content and that's okay. Many people have later expressed that they love my writing and are inspired to write too.
4. Don't pressure yourself.
If you don't feel like writing, don't write. It's as simple as that.
5. Don't be afraid to post.
If you feel an urge to write/create and post something, do it. It may make you feel better and someone out there on the internet needs the words you pen. Don't let the fear of the content not being good enough scare you.
6. If you want to be a blogger, go be a blogger.
That's all, folks.
Disclaimer: I wrote a post similar to this for StudyBreaks, but I wanted to have a piece like this on my personal blog/site.