I, my self, only have running this blog for about 7 months now – not a remarkable amount of time compare to others, I know. However, I always find these kinds of post, Blogging Tips, are very interesting yet helpful to read. So I just want to share some of my thoughts with you on blogging – You know, you get lots of thinking going on at night? Well, that’s how i am right now so if I’m rambling, please understand.
*These are not the must-have-to-follow rules, but crucial/important rules of mine.
1. I want to have my own blog but don’t know where to start.
Obviously when I first started my blog, I had no idea on what I was doing. I just wanted to have my own little space on the web to documents everything that I loved. I first started off as an ‘everything’ blogger which I posted basically everything or anything. Then, I figured since I have a huge interest on beauty, art and diy related stuff, thought I should start making posts about it. That was a month after blogging ‘anything/everything.’ What I want to say is that if you really want to have your little own space on the web, don’t think about anything just go ahead and make it. I know, it would be much better and nice if you know what you want to blog about however you don’t have to get stress over it because you will know one day when the time comes!
2. Oh followers.
I know there are many people who get frustrated or stressed with number of followers they have. To be honest, in the beginning, I was the one who gets very frustrated with it. It’s like I am writing and talking on my blog but nobody is listening to it. Well, that’s how it is though. In the beginning of blogging stage, which I’d like to call it as a solo-play, of course there’s not a lot of people coming over to your blog. It’s a new and people don’t know until you let them know you are there existing. As of right now- after getting some followers on my blog, I really don’t get frustrated over the number of followers as much as I did before. if you blog for yourself,enjoy writing it and posting a quality contents, the number of followers is just a matter of time. But if you really want to advertise your blog, I have a suggestion for you. I’ve joined blogging community, blog hops, and advertising on other blogs etc.. however I found that the blogger chat on twitter is way more effective on ‘letting people know about your blog / advertising’ as well as advertising your blog on other blogs. If you are a beauty blogger, join the #bbloggers chat, lifestyle- #lbloggers , fashion – #fbloggers use the social media wisely.
I know in blogging community, there’s tons of bloggers that are nice and very supportive towards others + thoughtful. However there’s a ugly truth that not all of bloggers are going to be as nice as you want them to be. I mean you can’t expect everyone to like you obviously. Not all bloggers are encouraging and they all have their flaws no matter how perfect their life and personality appears online. I’m not saying that i’m perfect. I’ve been snarky and rude at sometimes too; I’m human just like you. However i’ve seen some bloggers act like they are a celebrity and using their popularity in a wrong way. Also, have seen other bloggers leaving very rude comments on other blogger’s blog? Well clearly that’s not nice at all. But what we you do? keep thinking of bad comments and let it to ruin our entire day or just let it go and keep going? I know this sound terribly negative and ugly however you will experience some ‘blog bitchiness’ sooner or later. The point I wanted to make was just don’t get involve in such dramas. Mind your own business and keep blogging for yourself, not for others. The negativeness over other bloggers will only hurt yourself and your work.
4. Don’t stress yourself out over posting every single day.
To be honest, I am far from posting regularly however I remember once i was really stressed out over posting every other day to keep up my work with others. Long story short, I got burnt out quickly and seriously thought I should stop blogging if I can’t post regularly. Well, now I’m more like post things when I feel like it. Again, you should blog for yourself. Blogging should be fun, not to give you bunch stress and headaches. Also in my opinion, making a post every day is too much. Too much for you to write/plan and also to your readers to keep up. You should give your readers some times to catch up and read all your recent posts. If you have to write a post every single day or two, there’s a feature to schedule your post – Also you can schedule your tweet too, if you didn’t know about it!
5. Interaction is the key.
Visit and read as many blog as possible – which i need to do more often. Get inspired by other bloggers and interact with them. If you enjoyed reading their blog/ specific post, leaving a comment is always nice thing to do. Once more, an interaction between other bloggers is the key of blogging success and here you are, on my blog, reading this post! Thank you and thank you.
Of course, there is no such rules when it comes to blogging. It’s your blog, your style and your way – it’s all about you. So enjoy your time blogging and let’s be happy!