2012 is when I started this blog. Oh, how things have changed since then! It’s like a whole new world. Blogging is fun, but it can get complicated and seem overwhelming. Where on earth do you start? Don’t worry, I am here to help you with some tips to help new bloggers in 2019.
Learn about the legal side of blogging.
Don’t be a sheep.
It’s easy to fall into the trap of copying those that you admire. After all, imitation is the greatest form of flattery but if you are not careful, you may find yourself being as bland as everyone else the blogosphere. Put your own mark on your blog and let our personality shine through.
You won’t grow overnight, you won’t instantly get 1000’s of page views and Twitter followers. Prepare yourself for feeling like you’re talking to yourself to start with!
Connecting with others is one of the best parts of blogging and making a new group of friends can be a fresh of breath air. What might start as a Whatsapp group to support each other’s blog could end being a lovely group of friends that you start talking to every day.
I feel like Pinterest was a bit of an American thing to do, but lately, I see more and more UK bloggers getting in on the juicy Pinterest trend. You can use it to share posts, get traffic, learn loads of things and get some inspiration for your own blog posts!
It’s highly unlikely you will be able to write a blog post every day for the rest of your life. Like you wouldn’t be able to run a marathon without any training, you need to be patient with yourself. You need to get into a routine, learn how to be efficient and learn about your own writing process. It might take you hours to write blog posts to start with, but it does get easier – so be realistic with what time you have and how many posts you can commit to each week.
Learn as much as possible.
Don’t spend loads of money on a camera.
I have a DSLR and an Olympus Pen but I don’t think I’ve used anything other than my iPhone for months. Phone cameras are amazing these days!
Protect your blog.
Learn how to protect your blog against being hacked from the get-go. There’s nothing worse than your whole blog getting hijacked and that fear of losing all your hard work!
Write from the heart.
Don’t write what you think others want you to write, write what you are passionate and knowledgable about. It will keep you interested in blogging and will show through your writing.