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10 Tips For Blogging

Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve written two posts pertaining to blog advice which are: 5 Things I wish I knew about WordPress and How To Become a Blogging Champ . I’ll admit at first I was so excited to find out that people were actually taking an interest in my writing. I started to research how to continue to grow my audience. All the advice I read was clearly easier said than done. Since the creation of blog in May 2016, I obtained 200+ followers in just six months. I like think that is a mighty accomplishment.
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In recent days, I’ve received inquires about how I made that happen.Here are some tips that I think are most beneficial.
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1. Find your point. What matters to you? What message do you want to convey to your audience? Why should someone read your post? What do you have to offer?
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2. Condense your posts. Most the time when I read my followers posts I view them on my WordPress app when I’m walking to class or in the car. Brief posts keep your readers coming back.
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3. Feng Shui your web design. It took me a few months to find a design that I felt best fit my blog’s impression. This being said I am looking into redesigning my blog once I hit the one year mark.
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4. Utilize your resources. Ask other bloggers questions. Follow The Daily Post for daily inspiration as well as use the community pool and first friday posts.  Canva.com is a user friendly graphic design web page so you can create fun graphics.
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5. Write a list posts. When I write a tips or list post this seems to drive the most attention. When you write the list be original, creative, and most of all speak with what you know.
6. Write often. If you write and post daily you will drive more people to your blog. This encourages people to take the time out and read your work. This also let’s them know you are a part of the community.
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7. Be Active. Follow people who follow you. Read their posts, comment, and actively engage in their work. If you do this, the more likely that person is to be active on your page and your blog.
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8. Be Patient. I know how much you want to see your numbers grow more and more each day but just give it time. It took me 6 months to gain 200 followers. None of my family, friends, or co-workers knew I was blogging until December 2016. In which I felt most confident in my work.
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9. Be your biggest fan. This might sound odd however, be your biggest fan. Once you write a post go check it out. Re-read it each time someone comments or likes it. Try to see how much they enjoyed it. When a piece is a huge success you know what your audience enjoys hearing from you.
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10. Don’t give up!!! I must stress this enough. First time bloggers end up closing down shop within the first year. This is because lack of inspiration, audience, life gets in the way, etc… If you enjoy blogging then keep it a priority. The good thing about WordPress is you can plan out your posts in advanced, so set some time aside and write like the wind. Then monitor your blog from afar.
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Bonus: Use Social Media. This is something I struggle with because I’ve never used Twitter or Instagram for personal use. I use Facebook personally which works great for me. Social Media is a great way to promote your posts without you having to do too much effort.
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I hope this post has given you some insight as to how to become a more successful blogger. Do you have any tips or advice that isn’t listed here? Please, comment below and share with the community.

I never thought…

I’d live past the age eighteen,
Due to an irrational fear of driving.
I now drive every day,
I’m 22 years young.

I’d love to read again
I stopped reading in third grade
Now I read one book every month.

I’d find a new home,
because I love my family.
I now live two hours away and,
visit home once a month.

I’d be able to run,
because I couldn’t run far as a kid.
I love to run early in the morning,
I’ve ran 7 miles before.

I’d be a successful blogger,
because who would want to read my words?
Now, I have 100 followers
Thank you!

Don’t let the negative thoughts keep you from succeeding in life. Push yourself to your breaking point and keep on going. Every time I think I wouldn’t or couldn’t do something I proved myself wrong. In order to be successful you need to keep trying. No one is successful on the first attempt, if they were then there would be no satisfaction in succeeding. Image source.

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