So my 2 year Blogiversary is this week and I literally cannot believe it has already been TWO years, time really flies when you are having fun! I thought I would do a post telling you some of the things I’ve learned from blogging. Keep reading to find out.
This is just a fun list from the heart of things I’ve learned, so in no particular order let’s get started…
1 // Pinterest is your BEST FRIEND. Seriously, if you have a blog and you aren’t pinning your own stuff you are missing out. Switch to a Pinterest Business account so you can see your stats and analytics. Sit back and watch the page views roll in. Pinterest is my #1 traffic source.
2 // If you aren’t in the mood to do a post, don’t. Even though your schedule says it is “post day” just skip it. It will show in your writing and your readers will be able to tell it didn’t come from the heart.
3 // Find a great blogging community. Filled with like minded people to encourage, support you, and answer all of your blogging questions. This was extremely helpful when I first started blogging. There are tons of bloggers out there willing to help, so don’t be afraid to ask.
4 // Don’t accept a sponsored post that has nothing to do with your niche, just to make a quick buck. It will show in your work and eventually might make your audience not trust you. The perfect sponsored opportunities will come along, just be patient.
5 // Don’t give up after a month. If blogging is truly your passion and you want to be a full-time blogger, don’t give up when you think you aren’t getting the page views. Write amazing content and the page views will come. The 3rd post I ever wrote is my top read post. (Read it here.)
6 // Take vacations from blogging. When you go on family vacation, or it’s Christmas don’t worry about posting, take time away from your blog and computer and enjoy yourself. You will start to miss blogging as the week goes on, that means it’s truly your passion right?
7 // Not everyone in your real life cares about your blog. This can be a hard pill to swallow, because you and I both know you are doing something amazing, that takes so much time and work, especially while working other jobs or maintaining a social life. Figure out the people that really care about it and celebrate your victories with them. They will be your cheerleader!
8 // Love what you do. The second you start dreading writing a blog post take a step back and remind yourself why you started. If your heart isn’t in it, you might want to find another passion.
So that is just a few things i thought of. If you are thinking of blogging, I highly recommend it! It is seriously so much fun, rewarding, and you just feel like you have your own real estate on the internet where you can share whatever you want. So I hope this was helpful to you.
If you are a blogger, what are some things you’ve learned from blogging?
Congratulations! Totally agree with #4. I’ve been blogging since 4 years now and have heard from random people wanting to post on my blog even though I don’t see a connection! Good luck!
We’ve been really concentrating on our pinterest growth. I think you can get way more traffic from pinterest than instagram/twitter. Great tips!
Flip Flop and Furs
Oh yea I get way more views from Pinterest than any other social media for sure! I wish the others worked just as well though!
Great tips & I can second each one!! Congrats on 2 years :)
Thank you so much!! :)
These are really good tips! I need to start using Pinterest…
Yes you really should! Thank you for stopping by! :)