+19 Tips For Bloggers, From Bloggers I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Blogging









Biggest risk? Hmmm, that would be investing time on something without knowing whether it will work out or not. For example, in the first year of my blogging, I invested so much time in Twelveskip without getting that much in return. It’s like I was working full-time for free. I kept telling myself to have fun and be passionate because I believed one day all these would pay off. I spent most of my time learning, experimenting, networking and creating content. I was inspired by those people who started from nothing (like Michelle Phan) and became really successful because they are passionate about what they do. If they can do it, why can’t I, right?
Now I’ve been happy with the level of engagement I’ve got. I love how I actually make a living from blogging. It took me a year and a half to figure all out but I never felt like it’s work. I’ve loved every bit of it.
-Pauline Cabrera


There isn't a magical recipe to succeed in blogging or anything in life. It takes passion, a lot of patience and constancy. Your blog is going to be a reflection of who you are. Simply, do it the way you love to do it! Be yourself, and the right people will fall in love with you.

Here’s a list of what you need to avoid as a blogger:

1- Not having a clear motivation for blogging.

2- Creating content that is fashionable or searchable for the moment.

3- Obsessing with numbers and page views.

4- Not replying to reader’s comments.

5- Looking around for inspiration before writing your posts.

6- Not networking.

7- Falling into the comparison trap.

8- Not giving readers enough options to follow you.




And here’s a list of things you can do to help succeed your blog:

1- Share your posts, on social media: Facebook, Twitter Pinterest, stumble upon, reddit.. For that, you can try a scheduling tool. Below is a list of some of them you might like to give a try:

- Buffer

- Kuku

- crowdfire

- Postfity

- Social champ


2- Maximize your social media shares by following the idea timing and number of shares for your posts.


3- Use Pinterest tools to grow your Pinterest account and maximize your posts shares. Try the following:

Pin Pinterest

Autopin

4- Share and comment on others content.


5- Use high-quality photos. For each social media use the right image size. 

2017 SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE SIZES CHEAT SHEET

6- Make the titles attractive and make sure that they're SEO friendly, use Traffic Travis


7- When writing a list-article, the ideal clicked on number was proven to be 25

What’s the Magic Number for “Best of” Lists?

8- Use hashtags for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram but never with Pinterest.

9- Put the important information in bold.

10- Always reply to readers' comments.

11- Share on scoop.it and blogher.com.

12- Guest post on blogs in your niche at least twice a month.

13- Create a longer content, it's worthier to be shared. 
The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

14- Create a post to solve a problem, you can inspire from your own problems.

15- Tell a story, it's always interesting to hear a story.

16- Share what you've learned.

17- Update your posts from time to time.

18- Make your content easy to share. Try Addthis.

19- Set a specific time and place to work on your blog.


20- The ideal number to use in your title is 10, the second ideal one is 5



Can't figure out your next post? Here are some topic ideas:
1- A motivational speech
2- Photo challenge
3- Quotes about a certain subject
4- Bucket list ideas
5- Goals in your life and why you set them
6- The meaning behind your blog name
7- Things you have learned about life in general or about a certain experience you've been through
8- What’s in your bag, on your desk...
9- What applications you use on your phone
10- What’s your morning routine
11- Answer a reader question
12- Solutions to common problems
13- Tips about a certain matter
14- A quiz
15- Resources about a topic, blog resources, travel resources..




Bonus: blogging tips' resources:

101 simple tips increase website traffic

- how to write a good blog post
- how to make money with a blog
- how to sell books online
- Great Blog Resources To Grow Your Blog
- 7 Useful Blogging Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier
- Blog Creative Posts Ideas
- 9 Things You Should Avoid As A Blogger
- 21 Blogging Tips

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