TOP 10 TIPS FOR BEGINNING BLOGGERS

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I just realized I’ve been doing these blogtips for over 6 months now and posted every Wednesday ever since I started. You guys have been so thankful and give me the best feedback every Wednesday, so thank you! Today’s article is dedicated to tips for beginning bloggers:

1. Use WordPress: I would say, if you start a blog, start it off right away with using WordPress! All full time bloggers I know use this because it has great usability and if you start out with something that might seem easier to start with than WordPress you will just get yourself in trouble if you want to switch later on!

2. Mingle: you always need supporters to grow as a blogger so it’s nice to start mingling and meet other bloggers (online or offline) as soon as you can. Together you’re stronger and you can share all your tips and tricks with each other. Through mingling you might meet the right PR people which can give you invites to events where you can even network more.

3. Learn about photography: The first thing when you want to start a good blog is to learn as much as possible about photography. Make a moodboard of how you want your pictures to look like and find out how to achieve the photography you like. Don’t be lazy on this one as this is mostly the first impression people will get from your blog.

4. Find your niche: This one might be hard to do when you’re just a beginning blogger but the sooner you find your niche, the better. Once you show your niche to everyone you will build a loyal readership that really read your blog because they specifically like what you’re doing.

5. Keep it simple: Don’t try to overcompensate on styling, amount of posting or anything. You will be appreciated most when you just keep things simple. This way people know what to expect when they visit your blog, a quality that is appealing to everyone.

6. Have some patience: I’ve said it before and have to say it again: have patience! It is very unlikely your blog will explode right away but with a good amount of work and dedication it will surely grow eventually! I know we all want a million followers on Instagram within a week but patience is everything in life (I still tell myself this everyday).

7.  Don’t feel the pressure to post everyday: Especially when you just start out with blogging you shouldn’t be posting everyday because the quality of your content will probably suffer from the quantity of uploading. When I started out I posted three posts a month and slowly got to a schedule where I posted every other day. When I started to post every other day my blog started to grow because I think readers like to know when they can go to your blog for new content and like to know if there’s some sort of routine in your posting schedule, just give yourself some time first to develop some blogging skills. As blogging is my full time job now I post every day but it took me a long time to get here.

8. Write for yourself first: For the authenticity of your blog it is very important to write for yourself first. If you write for yourself and others like it you get into a really good position where you can be the true voice of your blog. If you see yourself as your target group and write about what goes on in your world I believe you will show the right spirit through your blog.

9. Invest time: A good blog doesn’t exist out of nowhere. It takes so much time to develop your skills, to write good articles, to create good content, to get inspired with new ideas. If you want to do this fast you should really look for another hobby or job because you just have to invest a lot of time in blogging. Trust me, it’s worth all of it but don’t see blogging as something you will do as an easy job.

10. Have fun: last but most certainly not least, don’t forget to have fun! The things you will experience through blogging are so special so don’t forget to enjoy it to the fullest!

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  • Great tips!!
    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  • Great tips! Thank you
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Love your post. I started my blog some weeks ago and I am really happy about every single tip! Thanks for your great tips and maybe you will come around my blog!
    Thanks!

    a-little-bit-ladylike.blogspot.de

  • This is great! Thanks, especially the photography tip is really useful and so true!

  • This is a great post!!
    Do you have any experience switching from Blogger to WordPress?

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • Thanks for the tips 🙂

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

  • Thanks for the tips 😀 patience I think is my weak point lol

    https://orbbsfashion.wordpress.com/

  • Excellent tips! I definitely agree that finding your niche can be hard, but it definitely helps build a great reader base 🙂

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Uli

    I also just started my blog – 2 1/2 weeks ago. It’s an exciting journey and I can’t stop reading about tips. I think I learned and improved a lot already. It’s so helpful. Thank you! 🙂

    http://www.foundsomepaper.com

  • pia

    great tips, thank you 🙂
    Fashion latte with vanilla

  • Really useful tips again, Noor. Thanks for sharing! x Frederique – fashion blogger at http://fablefrique.com

  • Amazing and really useful tips! I’ve been hearing a lot about WordPress x Blogger, but honestly I don’t exactly know the difference between them.

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

  • I love the idea of making a mood board for your photography! I recently started getting more into photography but I need some focus!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

  • You always have great tips, thanks so much for posting every wednesday!

    Fashion Blogger
    http://www.holliehobin.co.uk

  • Great tips, Noor. Thanks for the real talk. Would love to know your thoughts/tips on how international bloggers (i.e. originally non-Dutch speaking) can also go about making blogger friends and accessing blogger events here in Amsterdam/NL. It’s still a struggle 🙂

  • Savannah

    Absolutely great tips! x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  • love this!! thank you!! I struggle sometimes with my blog but I guess I have to relax a bit and have patience 🙂
    Xo, Belen
    A Hint of Life

  • Great tips! I’m currently trying to start blogging myself – check me out at cissyartcafe.com!

  • Aya

    As a relatively new blogger, your tips have been so helpful – thank you!

    xoxo

    girlfromnorthlondon.blogspot.co.uk

  • Great list!
    Finding a niche has been my greatest challenge, and I am finally starting over and hopefully finding my place in the endless world of blogs…!

  • Thank you for those great tips :).
    Cheers
    Rose…

  • Some really great tips! As a new blogger, posts like these are invaluable. Patience is definitely key with starting up, so many people expect their readership to boom instantly. Thank you for the advice 🙂

    Alex | alexrichwrites.blogspot.co.uk

  • Great post! Some great points are mentioned 🙂 I agree with everything you’ve said! So many bloggers start because of getting free things and money, but I disagree with that! You should blog for yourself first because you love writing 🙂

    Love your blog! xx

    Lauren | shynature.blogspot.co.uk

  • Great advice, a wonderful reminder as I’m just starting out too 🙂 Thank u for posting!

  • These are all very great and useful tips. Thank you so much for sharing! You have such an amazing blog and I think it’s wonderful that you’re so willing to share your expertise.

    -Helen

    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  • I love your tips and i so understand everything you have said….being a newbie these tips are very handy and inspiring…thank you for sharing

    http://progressivepanache.blogspot.com/

  • These are really useful tips. I think the part I struggle the most right now is mingling. I do enjoy learning about photograpghy and writing. But I feel like I’m lost amongst thousands of bloggers when I comment somewhere. I’m hoping it will get better with time.
    Thanks for the tips again.

    Asli
    Girl Against Oleka

  • These tips are very helpful. I just started my blog recently and it’s been hard to find that right niche right away, but over time it will develop.

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • Thanks for these tips! So helpful! x

    Blog A Girl with a Camera

  • Great advice. Thanks for the tips. I’m new to blogging and recently decided I would only post 6 times a month because anything more feels forced. I want to take time to enjoy it before I apply the pressure to create more content.

  • Great little tips and tricks, I’m definitely guilty of not fulfilling some but I’m still working on it. Thanks!

  • Great inspiring tips! Thank you!

    dyannedavid.blogspot.com

  • First, your blog is most awesome. Second, the WordPress thing… I’ve been contemplating this for a while. You’re right, if you don’t start on WP you’ll be setting yourself up for untangling a mess down the road (dealing with that at the moment).

    Great post!

  • Thank your for this great tips :))

    kisses from Vienna,
    S.

  • Lauren Baxter

    Great post and thanks for sharing! I just started a blogging adventure myself (as of October) and these are all the things I had to learn on my own or have read on other experienced bloggers pages.

    Lauren
    http://www.lbdesigns1.wordpress.com
    xx

  • Zoe

    I’m kinda relieved at the ‘not having to post everyday’ tip, I’m definitely aiming for that but don’t want the content to sufffer so it’s something I’m working towards! xx

  • Really helpful article thank you! i was sent here by Toni from Fashitects, said it was a helpful article for new bloggers and it certainly was just that!

    http://www.asavvygent.com

  • Great tips! Thank you for sharing.

  • You are so amazing! Thank you so much for such wonderful inspiration! I been feeling the pressure of posting more often but after reading this I feel so much better about my current schedule plan.
    xo
    Tali
    http://www.telavivcouture.blogspot.com

  • Thank you so much for putting time in this! This is really helpful xo

  • kim

    Great tips! I love how simple these are while still providing motivation and inspiration to work hard to achieve personal blogging goals. Thank you!

    Kim
    http://www.buddhachicandbuttercream.com

  • This is such an amazing post, ty for sharing!!

    http://www.blondeincashmere.com

  • Thanks for sharing Noor. I’ve just launch my blog last month and always find these kinds of tips super helpful. While I think it would be great to monetize my blog one day, I am certainly taking it in strides and enjoying learning while also sort of treating my blog like a journal so to ensure it’s for me. Everything else that may come is just a bonus 🙂

    Nicole
    http://www.glamlovestory.com

  • Thanks for the tips! I just started blogging and still getting the hang of everything!

  • Hi, I’ve been reading your blog for a while and you always have great tips, thank you very much. Emilia x
    http://www.emilialeigh.com