The perks that come along with having a well known blog are kind of obvious… more sponsorship opportunities, an active audience, and people who voluntarily read your blog and are actually interested in what you have to say.
Buuuuuuut it is probably also obvious that bringing your blog from drab to fab isn’t exactly something that transpires overnight. Creating a space on the interest that attracts readers, and achieves all of the things I listed above takes a lot of time, love, and effort.
We all know that I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. After spending a lot of time checking out articles from the “higher ups” of the blogging world, I learned a few things. Here are some tips that I have learned about making it big in the blogging industry:
Edit, Edit, And Edit Some More:
I won’t lie; this is something I still struggle with. My grammar isn’t the best, I know. I’m not perfect, and sometimes make mistakes with my writing. Even after reading, rereading, and rereading once again, it is easy to miss some simple, careless grammatical inaccuracies in blog posts. One tool that I have found tremendously helpful for writing is Grammarly. Grammarly is like the English teacher you never had. Grammarly is basically a proofreading tool that looks over writing to make sure it is in the correct tense, with the correct usage of punctuation, verbs, and of course spelling.
Quality Over Quantity:
You have probably heard this time and time again- I know I have. It really is true though; if you want to succeed as a blogger, don’t post just to post. Make sure that you are proud of the blog posts that you are uploading and that they reflect your writing skills, and who you aspire to be as a person. Sometimes a quality post of just a few words will circulate and receive more traffic than a lengthy post with minimal to no substance. I think this is really important to remember, especially when you feel down about missing the “blogging deadlines” you set for yourself.
Your Site Is A Representation Of Who You Are As A Person:
I feel like an eighth grade technology teachers saying this but remember that whatever you decide to post about on the Internet stays up there forever. Your site is basically like a portfolio for yourself. People who read your content are visualizing the type of person that you are and are gaining knowledge based on what you have to say to them. You want people to remember who you are, and you want them to come back to your brand in the future. Remember this.
Let Your Writing Style Shine Through Your Work:
Having a genuine writing style is like a byline for your blog. It is what people know you for and remember your brand by. Don’t write things that bore your audience… you can still write informative content without doing so in a dry, wishy-washy manner. Give your readers information about yourself throughout your posts; give your audience a glimpse of your personality when they read your work.
Promote, Promote, Promote:
What’s the sense in working extremely hard on a blog post for nobody to read it? Once you hit publish there are endless amounts of things that you can do to gain greater traffic to a specific blog post. Promoting yourself will aid you in giving your posts the greatest reach they can possibly have. A few of my favorite promotional tools include the obvious, Insta, Twitter, and Pinterest– but, I also love StumbleUpon, blogging groups on Facebook, and Buffer.
Engage With Others!:
Joining the blogging community isn’t that hard! Begin commenting on other people’s posts and engaging with them on social media platforms. This is easier said than done, as it can get tedious at times but it will benefit you in the long run, I promise!
Do you have any blogging tips that you feel have helped your blog? Let me know in the comments below!