Blogging tips for beginners!

I get sent emails and messages quite often asking for tips on starting a blog. I wanted to write a post to share some tips for beginners and newbies to the blogging world. Fingers crossed these tips will help you out and you will find them useful.Blogging tips for beginners!

Write for yourself first. Share your passions, or simply write about your day, someone somewhere will enjoy reading your blog, but you have to enjoy sharing it for yourself first. Even after all these years of blogging, I still blog mostly if and when I want to, I blog because I enjoy doing it, for myself.

Tell people where you get your cute sh*t from on instagram. Yes even if you’ve tagged it in the photo, I know it can be kinda annoying sometimes but just share where you got your super cute jumper from, don’t be that girl. This is easier said than done as comments can be missed, but I always try and reply when I can.

Make sure your social media accounts have really strong passwords write them down if you have to don’t store them on your iPhone or computer though, if there is the option for two-factor authentication – turn it on! Don’t have the same password for each account, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Speaking of your iPhone have a strong password on that also, incase you lose it whilst your out and about and someone gains access to your emails / blog / social media accounts.

Don’t schedule tons of tweets on the hour every hour, it looks a little spammy and kinda clogs up the newsfeed and sometimes it can even annoy people to the point of unfollowing you. Buffer is a great app for scheduling and sharing tweets and blog posts, just make sure you change up the times and dates! There’s nothing wrong with sharing content just don’t spam people.

Always declare your #ad’s and sponsored content. First for legal reasons and secondly just to be honest with your readers, if you create good content, your followers won’t mind a few ad posts here and there. My rule of thumb is I only accept sponsored posts if they go with the theme of my blog. Readers will appreciate honesty and transparency! However try not to go on a witch hunt when people create the same content for a brand, as sometimes the brand doesn’t ‘pay’ every influencer they work with, some bloggers just receive the product to blog about.

Don’t engage in online and off-line drama, one thing that puts me off mainly on twitter, is catty comments and bitchy indirect tweets. Of course upsets happen from time to time it’s only natural I guess, but I tend to steer clear of it if i can. Ain’t nobody got time for dat on their timeline.

Buy a hard drive and back up your files as regularly as possibly , malfunctions happen and it’s better to have a back up of your website, your content all your comments. Go out there and buy a cheap hard drive it will be worth it in the long run if something goes wrong!

Engage and interact with other bloggers, join in on group chats and hashtags, follow new people on instagram, like their selfie, share your blog posts on social media!

Fingers crossed this will help some of you that are new to the blogging world, these are just guidelines, and little things I have learnt over the years as a blogger.

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12 Comments

  1. November 2, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    STRONG YES TO POINT TWO

    I asked someone recently where an item they posted on Instagram was from and she was quite short – bordering on rude – with me. I’m not sure why. She told me it was 1) tagged on Instagram and 2) tagged in her stories. Nope to either of these things. It’s a form of flattery when someone reaches out to say they like your shoes / home decor to the extent they would like to purchase for themselves. I definitely didn’t deserve that sort of tone for saying I LOVE YOUR…. [insert item here]. Shame really as she was someone I have always really looked up to. I agree with you on the negativity side of things. I have no time or tolerance for it. I hate dramas and rudeness, it’s really uncalled for. I love your blog and Instagram and have been a follower of yours for years. You have always been really kind and sweet to your followers. It’s a shame that some bloggers change when they hit the big time 🙁

  2. November 2, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Love this post doll!

    Abi xx

    abirichards.com

  3. November 2, 2017 / 6:34 pm

    This is such great advice! I’m not a new blogger and I still need to improve on a lot of things but it’s so helpful to get advice from other bloggers. Writing for yourself too is an absolute must. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beth
    November 2, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I recently emailed you & this has been really useful as I’d love to start a blog. Some of these things I wouldn’t of even thought of. Thank you!!!

  5. November 2, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I started my blog last year and I really enjoy it. I can be hard sometimes when you see all these professionals that all sound so classy and cute, but I like my teen lifestyle blog! Now I just need to get more traffic, maybe you could share some tips on that? Thanks again!
    Coco | pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

  6. November 3, 2017 / 1:21 am

    These are great tips, I definitely need to start backing my stuff up more often just incase! xoxo

    Cateaclysmic

  7. November 3, 2017 / 2:37 am

    These are sine really great tips for bloggers! I never hear these from other ‘blogging tips’ posts. ♥

    mooeyandfriends.blogspot.com

  8. November 4, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Such a good post! I never thought about some of these points.Than you for sharing, definitely not like a lot of ‘blogging tips’ posts you usually see

  9. November 4, 2017 / 5:07 pm

    Just to add the online \offline drama is so important too. It can be so easy to be sucked in. It’s a shame that some people out there are purely online trying to stir up trouble. Don’t bite that bait 🙂

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