When you’re in the blogging world, new or seasoned, you’re always looking for any blog advice and help you can get.
But especially for the new bloggers out there, we get how overwhelming this journey can be at first. There are hundreds of questions and terms that you’re constantly searching for on the internet.
While I have a couple of blog posts relating to starting a blog, I reached out to a bunch of my fellow blogger friends to give you their blog advice! What’s better than one source? More than a dozen!
Blog Advice For…
- Do research before starting a blog. Make sure you know your goals and what you want to get out of blogging because this is hard work. – Heidy from Into My Thoughts
- When you’re full of hope and excitement in the early days, you can spend all of your time on your blog. From posting to social and just learning the ins and outs, it can take a lot of your energy. I recommend setting small goals to work toward each day/ week, but don’t overdo it. You don’t want to burn out and turn your blog into something you want to avoid. – Cassie from Lets Grow Mom
- When you are stuck with what to write or have writer’s block, browse what the big names in your niche are talking about. – Phung Tran from Be Active Is Easy
- Know your ‘why’ or your purpose for blogging. Whether your goal is to educate or entertain, keep that in mind and then set certain milestones to get you there. – Crispy Confessions
- Identify your blogging goals and what you want to achieve from blogging. Use the first six months to think of many niches you possibly can. Explore the niches you resonate with. Check its competitiveness on the internet so you can estimate your blogs standing in the future. – Isa A from Lifestyle Prism
- Learn about SEO, implement it on your pages and optimize them. Don’t be satisfied only when you have already posted a blog post but rather work on it continuously. – What Blogs Her Mind
- Know the basics of SEO. Have a narrowed-down niche. Have a strategy. – Jaclyn from My Resting Beach Face
- Use social media to your advantage. We know it’s overwhelming at times, keeping up with your posts and also having to promote but it’s such a great way to gain your followers and gain your blog traffic. Plus a great way to meet other bloggers and friends! Stay consistent with your sharing. Utilize all the social media tools you can as free promotion and don’t give up! – Amanda & Marissa from Quirky Workin Moms
- Twitter will become your best friend. Be part of post exchange, comment, and like. Follow other blogs. Talk to other bloggers. That way you will grow a following among your peers slowly. – The A Word
- Allow yourself breaks when you need them. Consistency is key with posting, but it’s also more important to keep a healthy balance to prevent writer’s burnout. Breaks can inspire you & motivate you to come back even stronger. – Bee from Mind. Beauty. Simplicity.
- Be consistent. Consistency in posts per week, quality content, attention to SEO, and replying to blog comments. – Carol from Reading Ladies
Numbers and Comparison
- Don’t let the numbers discourage you. Whatever number you are tracking – followers, views, clicks, etc – they will go up and they will go down. Definitely celebrate when they go up and give yourself a well-deserved pat-on-the-back, but don’t let yourself get triggered when they go down. – Pepper Valentine
- Don’t focus on the numbers. When you start a new blog, you will likely not have many views, but if you are consistent in publishing new posts, focusing on SEO from the start, and promoting your posts on social media, your views will likely increase. Also, do not compare your blog views to other bloggers who have been blogging for years. Everyone is on their own journey so when you are starting out, focus on your content and not on the views. – Tales of Belle
- Don’t compare your blog with others. You should define what success in blogging means to you on your own terms and just keep working on making your blog the best it can be. Your blog is unique and will grow at its own pace. – Sheri from Aisles of Life
- Enjoy the creating process and persevere when it comes to blog views. In the beginning, you don’t see instant results, but eventually, your hard work pays off. – Mummy Conquering Anxiety
- If blogging is something you want to do and love, then stick with it. Ride the lows, enjoy the highs, but stick with the journey! – Angel Wings and Petticoats
- For anyone with any sort of disability, whether it’s invisible or physical, creating a space on your blog will help you understand who you are. It will not be overnight, but sometime down the road, you will realize how much you’ve grown. – Got Meghan
- Write a lot of content. It doesn’t have to be on the main blog. Writing on another dump blog or a notebook also works. Writing tons of content without focusing on aesthetics and marketing helps in many ways. While quality over quantity definitely matters, quantity is required in the beginning to figure out how to get to good quality content. – Sumedha from The Wordy Habitat
- Write with your head as well as your heart. It’s important to express your heart in a productive way if indeed you blog about yourself and your life. Don’t post a blog that you’ve written when you’re in a bad mood when you’ve just had a bad day and you feel awful. – Hanna Maxwell
You’re Not Alone, Blogger
I hope you found this list of blog advice helpful and you learned a thing or two. I believe the biggest takeaway that even I learned in creating this post is, as a blogger, you aren’t alone. The blogging community is one of the best and there is so much support.
To all of my fellow bloggers that helped create this “blog advice” post, thank you so much. I appreciate all of you.
Let me know what part of this post helped you the most or any questions you have down in the comments!