Welcome To The World Of Blogging


Are you a new blogger? Or maybe you're thinking of entering the world of Blogging. Then this post may be useful for you. I am going to write a few things to guide and help you through your first few months of Blogging. When I started blogging over 2 years ago there wasn't any posts {that I saw} about helping new bloggers and I wish I had come across some instead of constantly messaging Kerry {OhSoAmelia} for help! I really do have to thank her for everything and for all the help.

If you are looking to get something out of your blog such as working with companies, writing sponsored posts and product reviews then it is not going to be easy. Blogging is hard. But you have to enjoy it. You have to want to do it for it to be successful. You can't be successful in something you don't enjoy.

What kind of blogger are you?
To start with you need to think about what kind of blog you are wanting to write. There are all kinds of blogs such as Parenting, Lifestyle, Pregnancy, Fashion, Beauty, Travel and so much more. You can have a mix just as long as you don't over-do it by confusing your readers{you can read more about that below}.

Do you want your Blog out there?
You need to think if you want to keep your blog just as a place to document day-to-day life and private or are you going to work extra hard to get your blog out there. Are you wanting people to read your blog daily/weekly? Are you wanting people to know more about you? Are you wanting to work a bit harder to get that blog out there and be recognised? There are some bloggers out there who have a very popular blog but keep their names and/or their children's names anonymous. That is totally your choice.

How?
There are many ways to get your blog 'out there' and get people recognising your blog. You may need to work daily on your blog to gain traffic/readers. If you want readers to come back to read your blog on a daily basis then I would advise you to post atleast 2 or 3 times a week {my opinion} and if you have more time then you could post daily or every other day. You need to show that you do enjoy your blog and make sure you are not doing it just for money or traffic. I have lost many interest in some blogs for posting and advertising too much sponsored posts.
  • Social Media pages
Nearly every Blogger has a Facebook page, Twitter account, Pinterest and Instagram. I am on all but I need to learn more about Pinterest. I really do think that Twitter has helped my Blog be more recognised. Social Media pages can be useful to keep your readers up to date on your blog. You may be interested in setting up an account on Bloglovin' too.
  • Facebook Groups
I am a member on many Facebook Groups. There are a few Facebook groups which help give Bloggers support and others that let you share your posts. These can be great for other bloggers to recognise you, help you and you can find other blogs too.
  • Comment on other blogs
I really stick by this. When I first started Blogging I didn't know many bloggers but within the first 18 months I found a lot more blogs to read. I never used to comment but for the past 8-10 months I have been commenting on a few blogs. I have a few bloggers written down. The ones I visit daily/weekly to read their blogs and comment. I make sure I have atleast 2 or maybe 3 evenings a week where I can sit down and read and comment other blogs.
  • Join Linkies
I really enjoy linking up to linkies weekly and monthly. It's a great way for other people to read your favourite posts, recognise your blog and a chance for you to discover other great blogs too. I will be writing up a post soon talking more about linky's. You can find my list of linky's on my 'Linky' page at the top of my blog {under header}.

Ignore the trolls
I have noticed a few bloggers getting these recently. I have had one negative comment a few months ago. It did make me think if I should just quit blogging. But no. Don't let anyone make you feel that you want to quit. If it is something you want to do then keep at it and carry on doing what you do best. You are bound to come across some bloggers who do think they are pretty much better than every other blogger but we get that in the 'real world' too don't we? Just ignore and carry on.

Be honest
You need to be completely honest on your blog. There is no point trying to be someone you're not. Share how you are feeling, share your adventures or what you do on a typical day. That is what most bloggers like to read.

You want to start working as a Blogger?
My advise first is to just write your blog to document your life and/or your childrens life first then slowly get into that world of blogging where you can work for companies. Because if I am honest, it doesn't come over night. You may need to blog for atleast 1 or 2 years before you get your first e-mail to review a product or write a sponsored post. I got my first sponsored post when my blog was roughly 1 years old. I had my first product review roughly 5 or 6 months in.
  • You need traffic
PR's aren't going to let you advertise their clients if there is no traffic coming into your blog. So like I said above it is best for you to just do Blogging as a hobby first. Write your day to day life. Maybe you could just do your own product reviews with products you have bought. You can practise writing and how you want to write them. Do all the tips above about gaining more traffic and getting your blog recognised.
  • You need to organised
Ok to start with I am not the most organised person. But bloggers have deadlines to write sponsored posts. Maybe you can write a reminder on piece of paper by your laptop/computer or a reminder in your phone that you need to write a post. But first you may need to show that you are organised with your own work on your blog first.

Be yourself
If you are thinking or starting as a Blogger my main tips for you is just be yourself. Be honest. Blogging is not an easy job. It can take up a lot of your time through out the day and nights. You may even get the 'Bloggers Mind' where you just think of posts all day! It can get quite annoying, just to warn you!

Are you a new blogger? Do you think I covered most point about helping out a newly blogger?

25 comments

  1. What great advice....I started blogging about two and a half years ago and there was hardly any posts and advice like this!!

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  2. Great advise and I agree that you need to enjoy it, as it is hard work! Ive only been going around 15 months now and I'd say the support I have and from other bloggers has been fab. Best bit! Thanks for sharing :) Jess x

    www.mummyofboygirltwins.com

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  3. Thankfully I haven't had any negative comments yet! #thelist

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  4. Great post! I wish I had come across something like this when I first started blogging. There's always so much to learn #PoCoLo

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  5. Great post! I wish I had come across something like this when I first started blogging. There's always so much to learn #PoCoLo

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  6. So true about getting into blogging without any guide. I am so glad that now there post like this to guide those who are starting or those who are going back to blogging.

    I have been in hiatus due to an allergy and I feel like I lost my muse. So I need any advice that I can get to get my groove back.

    #pocolo

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  7. Great tips, linkies definitely, I love the facebook groups I am part of really helpful and you do need to be organised! #picknmix

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  8. Great post. Wish I'd read more posts like this before I dived in and started! I love the blogging community that I'm now part of.

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  9. Really good informative post. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  10. Yes Beth this is a helpful post about blogging. I think the most important thing is to be yourself.

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  11. Great post, such good advice! What facebook groups are you part of? I would like to join some.
    Becky x
    #Pocolo

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  12. Great advice! It's easy when you've been blogging for a bit to forget just how much there is to learn. #binkylinky

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  13. Great post, there is so much to learn about blogging. I'm trying hard to keep up with everything, t it all takes so much time! :) x

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  14. Great advice thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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  15. Fab tips there, I think the more you blog about what you love, the bigger an audience that shares your passions finds you. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts, please do add my badge or link back, thanks.

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  16. This is such a great welcome letter to new bloggers. It is 100% true. thank you for sharing it today on #MMWBH

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  17. I love the "bloggers mind" bit, guilty as charged!

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  18. Great post and some lovely advice. When I started there was nothing either, so this is going to be so helpful! :-) #mmwbh

    http://www.mummandmore.blogspot.com

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  19. When you are new to blogging it is so confusing, it's nice to find tips from other bloggers, to help lead you on the way! So good of you to share your tips.

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  20. Great tips, I agree with them all. I didnt even know what a linky was to start with. Thanks for linking to #PickNMix http://mummyandmonkeys.com

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  21. It is all so confusing when you first start blogging, but it's amazing what info you learn and pick up along the way and I definitely agree with the be yourself bit :)
    Thanks for linking up with us for #picknmix hon :) Stevie xx

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  22. Great post. Very useful especially for a total newbie like myself! #binkylinky

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  23. A great post and some great tips, I wish I had of read something like this when I first started :) #TheList

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  24. Great tips :) I would probably say the same things as well, organisation however is my bugbear. As I have a ft job I am struggling to get organised in my blogging! #thelist

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  25. So full of great advice for those bloggers just starting out. Great post. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me, I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

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