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I really enjoy creating helpful blog content. Especially content that I know will be beneficial for new bloggers. The reason for this is because it took me YEARS to get anywhere significant with my blog because I feel like back in 2013 when I first started, blogging tips and tricks for beginners weren’t as readily available as they are now.

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Because we were all new once and I want to provide the information a new bloggers needs that I didn’t have when I started blogging 7 years ago now. Seriously, it took me about 3 years to learn half of what I needed to know in order to grow a successful blog!

Recommended Resource: A Beginners Guide To Blogging

There’s so much helpful advice out there now and blogging tips and tricks for beginners but in this post I want to focus more on the things you might not have thought about. I have plenty of blog posts containing practical advice for new bloggers but here we’ll be focusing more on the mental side of running a blog.

So here are some blogging tips and tricks for beginners I wish all new bloggers knew!

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Stop getting upset when someone unfollows you…

We all want followers and want to grow our blog following, I know. But getting upset every time you lose a follower really is unnecessary. There’s a ton of reasons someone might unfollow you. They’re not online anymore, Twitter are clearing out their inactive / bot accounts or perhaps someone just doesn’t enjoy your content anymore. And so what? They’re not your people. Move on.

…and definitely stop moping about unfollows / lack of views etc. on social media

Even worse is when you take it to Twitter and mope about things rather than doing something about them. Your views aren’t as high this month? Okay, let’s figure out why and learn from it. Let’s not take to Twitter and start crying about it. Sorry but someone moaning about their lack of views definitely DOESN’T make me wanna give you a view.

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Be extra careful when it comes to brand collaborations

When you’re a newer blogger, all types of collaborations can sound hella exciting. I know, I’ve been there. And you’ll tend to agree to everything without giving much thought as to what’s being asked of you or what’s being offered to you.

Related Read: Working With Brands As a New Blogger – Things To Look Out For

If you lose your passion, take a step back

Passion ALWAYS shows. So if passion shows, then a lack of passion shows just as much. Whether you started your blog as a hobby or with the aim of taking it full-time one day, always keep your passion in check. If you ever find yourself resenting it or you feel like writing blog content has turned into a chore, step it back, honey. Re-think. Re-charge. And think about what you really want.

Recommended resource: Blogging Mindset Mastery eCourse

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Don’t be like everyone else

I’m never one to say that the blogging industry is over-saturated. I believe there’s a place for everyone here, who can provide a unique insight into their niche of choice. But, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think the blogging industry has a LOT going on and a LOT of people all fighting for a place in the spotlight. I urge you, as a new blogger, not to create a carbon copy of what everyone else is doing. Nobody wants or needs to see the came content 17x over.

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You don’t need to burn yourself out to create a successful blog

I see this so much on Twitter and it makes me want to scream. People almost boasting at the fact that they’ve stayed up until 3am, not slept or eaten and are just sOoOo busy. I mean. Stop it. It’s not necessary. And it’s not healthy. As as a new blogger, you really don’t need to be swept into the idea that you have to be working on your blog 24 hours a day in order for it to become a success. Have a bath and a cuppa hun, chill.

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What blogging tips and tricks for beginners would you suggest?

136 Comments

  1. Hi! New to blogging and wondering if you have any tips as to get people to notice my blog? ovided Love this post, it provided really great advice!

    1. I have loads of different posts that you’ll find helpful, if you check out my blogging advice category. I’d also recommend checking out my eBook, A Beginners Guide On Growing Your Blog Following (link in navigation) – I share how I gained 5,000 followers in 18 months!

  2. my advice would to be brave and show the world who you are. Hi there.I am going around the neighborhood introducing myself. My name is Marc. My blog contains excerpts from my book The Driveway Rules. It contains memoirs about growing up with undiagnosed autism. I hope you stop by.

  3. Any new blogger on Word Press should start by building a workable website on Word Press. Take their Introductory Online courses they offer for sure.

  4. I would add, do not compare yourself to anyone. Sure it’s great to have an idea of what people are doing, and it can be inspiring. However it can be demoralising in equal measure.

    You have to find you’re own path and it takes time. Try not to be disheartened by the incredible stats people publish and focus on doing what you do to the best of your ability.

    It’s also good to take what some bloggers say with a pinch of salt… not everything you read is true!

  5. This is great advice! I remember a few years ago my twitter feed was practically FULL of complaints about views etc. I think even seasoned bloggers can take something from this, especially about taking a step back and burnout! xx

  6. This is so interesting. I think about things like this quite a lot almost like a little check in with myself. Not sure about something? What would I tell someone else? What am I happy I do/ did at the start etc. You’ve mentioned some really great things here, especially getting over the followers thing – that one took me a while x

    Sophie

  7. I’m not sure if I still count as a new blogger, having been blogging for 16 months now, but this advice is definitely still relevant to me – the last 3 points in particular!

  8. I always find info like this very useful, when you’re just starting out you definitely feel like you have no idea what you’re doing. This definitely provided some clarity. Positive influence can go a long way!

  9. I love this – especially the take a step back if the passion goes. I’ve had a few breaks over the years when it’s all just got a bit much, and each time it’s left me buzzing to get back to it. I think I’d tell myself that, at the end of the day, I’m doing it as a hobby and it doesn’t matter – if getting 3 book reviews a fortnight done is too much, then ease up on it! Actually, wait, I’m telling myself that now as well, aha! Great post!!

  10. I love this post so much. Thank you for your tips! Starting again with my blog in the latter half of 2019 was scary but I’ve learnt so much from my first time around. I know exactly the direction I want to process in and the brand I want to become. I’m less worried about the numbers (especially on Instagram) and more interested in creating quality content for my blog.

    You’re blog has been so helpful in my journey too which I’m incredibly grateful for.

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

  11. Great post! I agree with you about passion in anything you do in life…including blogging. If something is too much of a chore, then something is wrong. The great thing about blogging is that people share their ‘passions’. For some it is photography; for others, it might be travel. You catch a glimpse of the world from another person’s perspective and that is a wonderful thing. 🙂

  12. Excellent advice! I especially agree with not burning yourself out. Hustling ALL. DAY. LONG isn’t something to be proud of!

  13. You provided some really valuable tips here! We can get so fixated on numbers that sometimes we need to take a step back and realise that it’s better to have fewer followers who engage with your content than hundreds or thousands of people who don’t. I would also add the fact that it’s not necessary to invest in expensive equipment or courses before you start – as long as you have passion for it, you can take beautiful photographs on your phone and learn as you go!

    Dominika | Into the Bloom

  14. Great tips! I’m not a ‘new’ blogger but I’ve only really been blogging now and again. I want to really focus on my blog this year so this advice is really helpful. Thanks for posting!

  15. Great tips, every new blogger should read this!! The one about losing your passion really stood out to me, I definitely think that’s such an important aspect to consider. And you’re right, your audience can really tell when you’re passionate, and the same when you’re not!