The International Bloggers Association is a group of bloggers from around the world. We all have a part in helping each other to make our blogs awesome. This is what Let’s Make Your Blog Awesome, A Learning Series is all about. You don’t have to be a member to learn from this series, but we can definitely help you to become an awesome blogger if you join our team here.
Today we are going to learn some more awesome blogging tips from IBA bloggers. My last post was 10 Bloggers Give Their Best Blogging Tips. It was well-received so I thought we would discuss the question again in our member-only Facebook group. I received nine new responses that I want to share with you plus my tip, and that makes 10 🙂 Here we go!
What are your best blogging tips?
Don’t give up. Sometimes you may feel like it because blogging can be overwhelming. Especially with all the other responsibilities most of us our juggling. But if blogging is something you love, don’t give up. You may need to take a break or try something new, and that is perfectly okay. Keep your priorities in focus and stress less. ~ Tina from Los Gringos Locos
I like to have a schedule and to plan my week in advance. Mondays are DIY, Tuesdays are my linkup, Wednesdays are reviewing type posts, and so on. It helps to have a regular plan, so your audience knows what to expect on certain days. ~ Haley from Haley’s Vintage
I tell people two things about blogging:
- Blogging is 10% writing, 90% a headache. There is much more to blogging than just being able to write an article. You have to be a designer, a social superstar, a multi-tasker, and a salesperson!
- Installing WordPress Plugins is like playing Russian Roulette. I hold my breath every time I install a new one! You never know when it’s going not to play well and totally kill everything. 99% of blog issues can be fixed by deactivating all your plugins and reactivating them one-by-one until you find the culprit! ~ Jessica from Jebbica’s World
I was recently quoted by Daniela Uslan with this tip – Blogging is a conversation, not a monolog. It is an interactive experience. We can learn so much from each other and have fun together. ~ Julie from Velvet Rose
My single biggest tip is to set goals and write a road map of how you will achieve them. When adding tasks, be sure to see where those tasks will help to achieve at least one of those goals. Writing it down is how you brainstorm it and how you keep it front of you. There’s always something new to learn in blogging, but having it all written down will help you prioritize without losing sight of your primary goals. ~ Sarah from Ruffles & Rain Boots
My #1 tip is to create quality content that gives your readers something back. Whether that’s inspiration, a shoulder to lean on, something that will help them in their daily lives, or whatever else your niche allows you to give. ~ Crystal from Sharing Life’s Moments
Experiment! There is lots of blogging advice out there, but not everything is going to work for you, your blog, your audience, or your purpose and goals. Listen to experts and your blogging peers, and experiment. Try out a new ad network. Try out a new social media platform or try out a new social media strategy. Try implementing a new layout or different ways to grow your email list. If after a month or so it isn’t working, then stop and try something else. Don’t be afraid to test things out. But don’t be afraid to say something isn’t working for you or isn’t worth your time, and dropping it behind. ~ Katelyn from What’s Up Fagans?
Stay organized. With blogging having so many different elements, it is easy to get sidetracked! It is important to stay organized, or it can get very overwhelming. It always makes me feel like I am on top of it when I have a post scheduled, and my social media scheduled. ~ Nicki from Lewis Lane Designs
Quality over quantity is the best advice I can give anyone. Although it was difficult to be patient and not keep publishing for the sake of it, and being true to yourself and respecting your audience, will keep them interested. If you start providing content below your normal standard, they will start to turn away. ~ Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty
Choose one social media channel and become an expert at it, in terms of how it can benefit your blog. Once you feel you have mastered it, move on to the next one. Don’t try and be a pro on all of them. After a while, you will have a system for each one, and your blog will grow in its way through each outlet. ~ Orana from Crazy Little Family Adventure
Now tell me, what are your best blogging tips?
Leave me a comment below.
Have a wonderful week wherever you are in the world! Signing off, Tina