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Best Blogging Tips – Shared by Bloggers!

Hello Everyone,

A little while ago I had done a post asking you all to share your best blogging tips…it was back in March before Covid 19 frenzy started and I realized I hadn’t done a post with all the wonderful tips shared by fellow bloggers… Remember take everything with a grain of salt, these are just a few tips that have worked for us, use what applies to you and if it doesn’t that’s okay too! The most important thing as cliched as it may be is ” you do you” so without further delay here they are in the order I got them starting with my own haha! Continue sharing more in comments let’s be interactive with this post and share some positive energy with each other!

 

Personally, I feel authenticity in connecting with fellow bloggers has really helped me grow. Reading the works of others and leaving a thoughtful comment goes a long way and makes the writer/photographer want to engage with your blog instead of simply stating ” Check out my blog” without any other comment. It is actually one of things that can turn someone off towards you, as it may come across as you having no interest in that person’s blog apart from marketing your own and that does not allow for an authentic connection. We all want our works to be read but we need to put an effort to connect and genuinely read someone else’s work instead of using it as a promotional tool…promotion will happen organically if the connection is made.

– Neha, forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com

 

When it comes to blogging or sharing one’s writing, we’re donning vulnerability. I’d say these three things:

1. Find your niche. (This is to also say, “Know your audience.)

2. Be authentic. If this is what you want, be ready to share yourself, your true self. Your readers, if they’re anything like me, want to connect with you. They want to relate in some way to/with what you share.

3. Read others and connect with them.

•Bonus: Have fun. Always have fun.

These things have worked for me. This is my thirteenth year on WordPress and I’ve had several blogs on here, I’ve settled on my current one. Good luck new bloggers!

– Tre, https://acorneredgurl.com/

 

Keep it short, or at least as succinct as possible.

– Carol, https://chopkins2x3.wordpress.com/

 

I can’t tell you how much reading the works of others has helped my writings and given me wonderful seeds of inspiration for my own poems. I have also found that writing comments has given me great seeds of inspiration from my own comments – How Cool Is That!!!

– Chuck (The Reluctant Poet), https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/

 

I’d say:

– Stay true to yourself
– Write from within
– Interact with others, go and find your tribe
– Be ready to disagree
– Share the love!

– Marie, https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com/

 

Relax and enjoy the process of blogging.

Check your sentence structure and spelling to be sure it is readable.

Don’t worry about follower count, your audience will build as you consistently write.

– Rebecca, https://becswindmill.wordpress.com/

 

I don’t have a huge number of followers and the next few sentences will probably explain why. 1. If you are an unphotogenic old f*** like me trade your gravatar for a picture of a beautiful swan, or something. Make pictures – lots of pretty pictures and keep the written content short and relevant (like I do THAT!). Try to make your readers happy, but avoid attempting to become an ‘Influencer’ – it may happen, but there’s an awful lot already out there. Only follow blogs that genuinely interest you, so you can make your responses meaningful. I think that’s all I have to add…

– Frederick, https://frederick-anderson-stories.org/

 

I like your point that our fellow writer can help us to improve our blogging skills. Because every writer has its own blogging journey and its great to share your experiences to make it more interesting and knowledgeable. Less follower is much better then buying fake followers. If we keep up the good work it will surly make a good return.

– Dirk Voltz (website not public or I could not view it in comment)

 

https://thelifestyleleader.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/to-blog-or-not-to-blog/

-Dolly (https://thelifestyleleader.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/to-blog-or-not-to-blog/)

 


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Sharing your best blogging tips…

Here are some more blog tips from your fellow bloggers! Please check the comment section on the original post! 🙂 More tips are always welcome as we grow together as a community!

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Hi Everyone,

I thought I would make a post where we can all share our best blogging tips with the community, as to what works and what doesn’t…Of course there is no one best tip, as different things work for different people…but I thought this could be helpful for both new and seasoned bloggers 🙂 Please place your tip in the comment section so we can get a good discussion going …I will start it off with a couple of mine that has worked for me…

1.) Be passionate about the material you post on the blog.  Write  with conviction… I feel that helps  transfer your love for what you are sharing with your readers.

2.) Communicate with other bloggers if you get the time…It means so much to see a comment on your post…so try and leave your thoughts on what you have read if you get the time…

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Sharing your best blogging tips…

Hi Everyone,

I thought I would make a post where we can all share our best blogging tips with the community, as to what works and what doesn’t…Of course there is no one best tip, as different things work for different people…but I thought this could be helpful for both new and seasoned bloggers 🙂 Please place your tip in the comment section so we can get a good discussion going …I will start it off with a couple of mine that has worked for me…

1.) Be passionate about the material you post on the blog.  Write  with conviction… I feel that helps  transfer your love for what you are sharing with your readers.

2.) Communicate with other bloggers if you get the time…It means so much to see a comment on your post…so try and leave your thoughts on what you have read if you get the time ( of course like button is great when you are short of time) …and on the same topic, try to respond to the comments that you get…it helps you build lasting connections with your readers.

Alright I hope to see many more tips from my fellow bloggers and friends in the comment section…I will try to add them all to the post after one week. 🙂

copyright neha 2015

copyright neha 2015


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Random Blog Tip :101

Please, Please, Please, have your blogging website listed under your gravatar…there have been many times when I have clicked on a gravatar icon from a like I have received and there was no website listed for me to follow…I usually go back the long way from my email…but a lot of people might not take the time to do that and would most likely go on to the next person…and you don’t want to lose traffic that easy do you? 😀


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3 Things No One Told Me About Blogging From A ‘fairly new’ Blogger To Another!

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So I have been in this blogging sphere for a little over two months and these points are just a snapshot of my experience here so far…

1.) It is hard work…No really, it is! This has been my first real blog where I have taken the effort to be active and keep it up to date…But let me tell you, it is a lot more work than I had previously thought. I think I now check emails that I get from my blog way more than I check other social media outlets. Perhaps it is the honeymoon phase, I am yet to find out, but I have realized in order to actually experience this blogging, you need to be active by not only posting regularly but you also need to be visible throughout the blogging sphere… looking at different blogs or keeping up with bloggers, liking their posts, etc. Not just that, you have to think of new ideas for your posts. Some may think having a poetry blog should be easy to write for, perhaps in some ways it is, but…I too have to look up tagged posts to see what people are writing about or thinking about to generate more traffic. I cannot always do that as my poetry is dependent on my muse, but when I am inspired by a ‘hot’ topic I write about it. And it can ALL be QUITE TIME CONSUMING! I am not complaining but if you are new figure out a system that works for yourself, set a time during your day for it, or even different intervals where you check and update your blog.

 

2.) Writing Practise! – I think I read in another blog about how blogging can make your writing suffer, as a lot of bloggers are not as critical of it compared to an editor; however, what I mean by writing practise is letting your creative juices flow! I had not written a poem in a while when I had started this blog…since then, I now write at least two to three a day. It just opened up that dormant corner of my mind, and I feel I can write other pieces much faster as well. Not that I am comparing quantity and quality, it just is a perfect board to express your thoughts.


3.) Great Exposure & Strong Community! – This atmosphere really satisfied the writer in me who craves good reviews…and it coming from other writers is very special. Perhaps some of them are too kind and it inflates your ego a bit, but being in a world that at times is so segregated from art and writing in its day to day, I felt finding this community was a truly enriching experience. I get to share and learn from a great bunch of people around the world everyday and I appreciate all my readers from the bottom of my heart.