Have you ever saw something online and thought everyone should know about this information?
Well I have stumbled across some of the best blogging tips from other bloggers. There are a few that I have heard of before, but it is the way the information was presented that made it awesome.
I read tons of blog posts daily. Take a look at this roundup list of the best blogging tips I have come across lately.
1. Make Friends With Other Bloggers
Did you know blogging alone can be dangerous? You are setting yourself up for failure.
My motto is to present your blog to fellow bloggers in Facebook groups to find your first group of readers.
Some of the members may be able to help with issues on your blog or show you an inside look to how they get traffic, for example.
Pauline Cabrera, the creator of Twelve Skip has a post on how to make friends in your niche.
2. Find Your Blogging Voice
Your blogging voice is the way you communicate to your audience.
Many of us start out blogging because of an inspiring blogger. Perhaps their success gave us the courage to step out into the blogosphere. And there are times when their style might be incorporated in our writings. However, WE have our own voice.
This is the voice we must use in our blog posts.
Kairen Varker explains how to find your unique blogging voice in this post:
3. Invest in eBooks or Courses
Every corporate job has on the job training. This is where you will get acclimated to their system and the workflow.
Free resources even like the one I created will only get you so far.
You have to understand how to blog in these modern times. You have to learn new skills and technologies that you have never learned before.
That is why I agree with the post From Mom’s Desk. You have to invest in courses that will train you how to use the tools that are out there.
4. Use Share Tally to Find Out Your Blog’s Shares and Clicks
Share Tally is a neat tool to know the exact number of shares a single post is garnering around the web. You don’t have to guess.
Kate from Tell me Tuesday also share 5 other tools to find out how your blog is doing on social media sites.
5. Follow a Blog Schedule
This is one of the most common blogging tips.
You need a schedule otherwise you could lose yourself to the overwhelm of blogging. Your schedule has to also suit the needs of your family or lifestyle.
The Sits Girls has an excellent post on creating a blog schedule.
6. Photograph in a Triangle (Photography tips for Bloggers)
I don’t take photos of my products. I only have one information product so taking photos would be difficult. However, there is an interesting article from Paula over at Thirteen thoughts. She mentions 4 different photography tips for bloggers. One of them is to photograph your products in a triangle. I have never heard of this technique and thought it was worth mentioning as a blogging tip for bloggers who take flat lay pictures for social media or of products.
7. Formal Language is not Necessary, Be More Relaxed in Your Writing Style
I like to write. No, I love to write!
If I wrote blog posts as I did my college essays then I wouldn’t have too many fans. Sure, I don’t use correct grammar at times. However, I do make an effort to create relaxed and teaching style posts that are relative to readers.
8. Use PicMonkey To Make Blog Images
I like to use Canva for blog images. However there are some who would prefer a different approach to creating photos for their blog.
PicMonkey is an online tool I recommend and will continue to recommend.
Niki from the MBA Stay at Home Mom (SAHM) gives great tips on using PicMonkey in her blog post.
9. Disable Right Click on Your Blog to Keep Someone from Stealing Content
I’ve had my work stolen from me. It is a violating feeling to know someone has a picture of you or has completely taken all of your hard, written work.
The post from Living For Naptime shares exactly what you should do if your content is stolen.
There was one critical tip I thought that needed to be included as a blogging tip—install a no right click plugin on your blog.
This will keep people from using that button and taking your stuff.
Look at all of the other tips on her blog.
10. Build an Audience Before Your Launch Your Blog
Building an audience before you launch a blog seems like the best way to go to insure you have readers before you introduce your posts.
It is so simple, I wonder why I never thought of it before. I have seen only two other new bloggers launch their blog using this method--offering a very valuable opt-in before releasing blog posts.
You don’t have to use this method however, if you would like to learn more about launching your blog take a look at this blog post from Make Your Blog Beautiful.
11. Clean Your Blog Periodically
I am always doing a regular cleanup of my blog. I take down sidebar links or images are not doing well. I delete blog posts that are not serving my audience. And I change photos from time to time.
When was the last time you conducted a cleanup on your blog?
This blog post by Beautiful Dawn Designs will inspire you to do an audit.
12. Learn How to Use HTML Codes
I’m a firm believer in understanding HTML codes. I love it when designers let us in on their little secret to getting things done on the back end of a blog.
This post by Vanessa from Blog Pixie shares what she knows about HTML coding for bloggers.
13. Plan For Your Blog to Be Profitable
I like this tip: plan for your blog to be profitable. This is one of my mottoes and I feel that Sandra has really opened up on what it takes to have a profitable blog. Something simple as coming up with a plan will guide you to success.
Read more about it from the Conversion Minded Blog by Sandra.
14. Approach Your Blog Like You’re Running a Business
Last but not least is approach your blog like you’re running a business. When you decide to make money with your blog you have just opened an online business.
Now you have to show up to your business every single day. Although you may be a one woman or man show, flying solo, it will be up to you to dig in and start making money.
Read more about this from Johnathan over at the Socialms.