Are you in the mood for a little light reading on the listicle side?
I hope so, because I’ve got just the blog post for you.
Keep reading, because . . .
It’s about to get REAL truthful up in here.
- Blogs take time to grow. If you’re serious about this blogging life, then you’d better strap up and be prepared for the slow burn. You’re more likely to sign up for the marathon than the sprint in this blogging race.
- Be prepared to put YOUR VOICE in your blogging space. Each post is an opportunity to introduce yourself to your reading audience. So, be the authentic YOU who YOU were created to be.
- Learning opportunities in blogging should be welcomed with open arms. Take courses, read books, study other bloggers, ya-dah, ya-dah, ya-dah. But most importantly, create blog posts and “publish” them. Your top-tier blogging education comes in the form of doing the actual blog work.
- If you want to make blogging a sustainable priority in your life, make sure your “WHY I BLOG” is bigger than YOU. In other words, YOUR WHY is about you but not just about you.
- Blogging can be lonely sometimes, so having community in blogging signals that you’re not aimlessly traveling in the blogosphere by yourself. Interact with others in the blogging community. The journey becomes a lot more interesting when others come along for the ride.
- Be actively involved with your blog — CONSISTENTLY. If you decide to drop it off at the “Forget You Zone,” it’ll be glad to stay right there — right where you dropped it off. A blog doesn’t create content for itself, so be prepared to set yourself back a bit when you decide to take a lengthy break from the blogging life.
- Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. If you want others to know you’re a blogger, then let them know. A good starting point is telling family and friends and working your social media channels.
- Getting good at blogging requires PRACTICE . . . PRACTICE . . . PRACTICE or WRITING . . . WRITING . . . WRITING. You can’t hate writing and love blogging. Said another way, you can’t improve your blogging content without getting some consistent writing in.
- And #8 reminds me about the importance of scheduling your content. A content calendar for your blogging can definitely be the tool that keeps your ideas organized and your output on track. Your content goals are more manageable because they’re mapped out for you through your schedule/calendar.
- Find the optimal times and spaces to get into your blogging zone of genius. There’s no “one size fits all” for this piece of advice. You have to experiment with different blogging times and spaces and find out which one(s) work best for you. And then, DO THAT. Doing anything other than THAT is counterproductive.
Can you say “short” and “sweet?”
Well, that’s what I decided to aim for today. But, I’ll probably follow this list up with 10 more pieces of blogging advice in the very near future.
No need to wear out my welcome on this fine weather day here in my locale. The outside is begging me to come out and play, but I’m pretty cozy with the inside action right about now. I’m slightly daydreaming about cozying up on the couch and reading from a couple of books I’ve started in on. So, enough blogging for this week. Off to the weekend I go. Hey, you too.