Summer Blog Promo Tour: Week Three
It’s that time again! Week three of the Summer Blog Promo Tour is here! This week I have Emily from Always Opinionated Girl here as my guest. She will be giving some tips for blogging. Enjoy!
Tips for Blogging
I’d like to start with a warning, I am by no means an expert and I still have lots to learn about this whole blogging malarkey. Nevertheless I’d like to share some of my top tips for blogging. These are just some of the things I wish I’d known when I was new to blogging.
1. Write posts you’d like to read. Make them unique and interesting. Don’t feel the need to join in with endless memes or blog tours or write posts that appear to be popular in the blogosphere at the time. Instead write posts that interest you, ones that you enjoy writing. This sounds cheesy but it’s true, if you’re enthusiastic about what you’re writing, it will shine through and others will enjoy reading it.
2. Connect with other bloggers. Bloggers are possibly the nicest people on planet earth and the best way to really be part of the community is to just join in. Comment on other people’s blogs, join Twitter and start conversations. If you want to get the most out of blogging, try and make friends, because I promise everyone is so friendly and welcoming. Once you start, you’ll never want to stop.
3. Stay organised. Blogging is already a challenge, but without a good system, you’re making yourself climb Mount Everest. I think it’s best to write lots of lists, whether you do that on post it notes, your phone or Wunderlist. Having a calendar can also really help as you can look at the month ahead and decide on your plan of action. I have recently discovered bullet journals and made my own and it’s a life saver! However you choose to do it, organisation is key.
4. Focus on why you started. It can be easy to be distracted by stats or ARCs but that’s not the reason we started blogging (or at least I hope it isn’t!). I started blogging because I wanted to share my passion for books but sometimes I get disheartened by the fact I think I’m not as good as other bloggers. The thing I try to remember is that stats don’t define me and I wanted to share my passion and I’ve achieved that whether it’s with one or a hundred people.
5. Have fun. This one might be obvious, but sometimes it can feel like blogging is a chore and that definitely isn’t how it’s supposed to be! Don’t be afraid to take a break and find your mojo again. You’re supposed to enjoy it. That’s the most important thing about this whole business so don’t forget it!
There you go,