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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.
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!
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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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.