Tips for Newbie Bloggers

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A while ago, I was asked by a newbie blogger to post a few tips to book blogging (or blogging in general)! As I’ve been here as a blogger for nearly 2 years, I feel as if I have a tinge of understanding towards blogging. Here are some of my own tips for newbie bloggers!

  1. Know what you want out of your blog. Blogging can be hard business. Let’s get that straight. It takes time and effort in each of your posts and it takes work. So, make sure you have a goal as to what you want to do with your blog. If you want to use your blog exclusively to comment on others, if you want to post every day, if you want to post once in a blue moon, you should know what you want to do with your blog.
  2. Time management is key. Many people have lives outside of blogging, like work or school. I’m heading towards college in the fall, so I don’t think I’ll be blogging too much. I’ll try to blog, or get some co-bloggers, but ultimately, I value my schoolwork over my blog. By the way, if you’re interested in co-blogging, let me know!!!!! Drop a comment below or something; I’ll probably make a post about co-bloggers if I get some interest!
  3. Be patient. I know blogging for followers and people who actually read your blog is a big thing, but followers don’t grow overnight. Take time to build a stable foundation/schedule for your blog, and followers will come. Trust me on this.
  4. Good grammar is also key. No one wants to read a blog where there’s spelling and grammar mistakes every other word. Sorry, but that’s the truth. Make sure you check over your words, and make it something people will actually want to read! Pretty graphics and organized format is something that hooks people pretty easily.
  5. Have fun! Like I said before, blogging can be tough business. As a result, it’s not something you should (obviously you can) do if you’re not having fun. Blogging should be something you do to relax and have fun, not a chore.

Hope these tips help! What tips do you have for newbie bloggers? Let me know in the comments below!

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41 thoughts on “Tips for Newbie Bloggers

  1. Great tips, Alice! Simple but really important. I still don’t think I have the time management one down
    and I’ve been blogging for over a year now πŸ˜‚ Loved that you mentioned post formats too because I feel like that’s one that gets overlooked a lot!

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  2. These tip are amazing. Some advice I have for new bloggers, because I’ve seen quite a few of these in my six years of blogging is, don’t leave “follow for follow,” “check out my blog,” or just leave a link to your blog in the comments.

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  3. This is a good post! I had a hard time with time management last year, but I think I’ve settled into a groove (by slowing down and sticking to a schedule) and I DEFINITELY post things that interest me. because if i don’t enjoy what i write, it’ll show in my writing. Thanks for this, I do still have to remind myself of some of these points lol.

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  4. Thanks, Alice! I started my blog about two and a half months ago so I have to remind myself often to focus on the important stuff – having fun, not worrying about follower numbers, and so on. Posts like this really help!

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  5. This is such a good post. What makes me sad is recently I went on a hiatus and obviously my blog slowed down, I just started back up again and I have 400+ followers but I can barely get 30 pageviews and it just makes me so so sad. These tips helped tho kinda! Great job!

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  6. Hey hey! Thanks for this post! Super insightful. I’m a newbie blogger myself and I FEEL the pressure. It’s so easy to get lost and feel a bit disoriented on the platform. I knew up front that I wanted to create a book blog and write books about blogging but there’s so many already successful bloggers out there that it’s tough to figure out a way to single ourselves out and render our blogs unique.
    Thanks for sharing these useful tips!
    Happy blogging and good luck in college! πŸ™‚

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  7. Am i the only one who did multiple times of rereads and edits for a blog post but still miss something? hahaha also a tip for newbie bloggers is not to be jealous of bloggers with thousands or hundreds of followers! for example, if they got more books from publishers don’t be down or discouraged. Also make some friends because it’s fun!!

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  8. I am a brand new book blogger myself so I appreciate this post. I had no idea before I started how much went into blogging. You are constantly learning how to do things all. the. time. The followers thing is the hardest thing for me! I appreciate you saying they don’t grow overnight, because that’s something I’m having to remind myself of often. πŸ™‚

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  9. Great insights! I just started blogging about a week ago and I think I’ve got the hang of it. Atleast, I hope! Lol. Blogging really is a lot of work! I spend near 4 hours a day blogging. But I love it! Thanks!

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