I’ve learned quite a few things throughout my journey as a blogger and still have so much more to learn; however, today i decided to share with you guys 5 things that i have come to know are crucial to becoming a better blogger and hence creating good quality blog posts, gaining more views/traffic and a attracting a larger audience for your blog!
If you want to be a consistent blogger then this is key! The question is how do you get organized? Well, to begin with, to-do lists are going to be your best friend. Now, you don’t need any fancy planners (unless that motivates you to be more organized, then by all means, get them); I like to keep it simple and use the notes in my phone and at the beginning of each week, i will type down what i have to accomplish each day in order to ensure my blog posts go up on the scheduled time and then throughout the day i will keep ticking things off. This way, you won’t feel overwhelmed and will feel satisfied knowing that you are putting up a well-thought out , good quality blog post that is likely to get more views than one you crammed to get done at the last minute.
Manage Your Time
It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that blogging has enormously helped me learn how to manage my time efficiently. First off, you need to set deadlines so that you don’t procrastinate and get things done. Second, make sure you prioritize blogging and use the free time you have to your advantage. Whether you’re sitting bored on the bus or at work or maybe you are just chilling at home with nothing to do, use that time to work on your blog posts, take pictures for your blog or think of new blog post ideas. If you want to be a successful blogger, then you need to be ready invest a lot of your time on it.
Don’t Stop Learning
Instead of comparing yourself to other bloggers in a negative way, start learning and getting inspired from them and in turn improve your own blogs. As a blogger, i am always trying to improve my work, whether it’s learning new photography techniques or creating better blog content, i realize there’s always room for improvement. As your blog improves, so will your views and followers count!
I know, i know, you’ve already heard this a million times already but i had to add this as you simply can’t be a successful blogger (in my opinion) if you don’t interact with your audience. Personally and i’m sure many of you can agree with me on this, i dislike bloggers who don’t bother replying to people who comment on their posts so please don’t be that person! What i like to do is go through the my ‘Reader’ on wordpress and open a bunch of blog posts, read them and leave a like and a nice comment. You could try finding blogs similar to yours on wordpress and do the same. Get your name out there and see how your views and follower count increases.
Promote your blog
Speaking of getting your name out there, social media is definitely going to be your life saver! Use Instagram, Twitter , Pinterest, honestly the more social medias you use to promote your content, the better! (Follow me on instagram guys: makeupmaniaccc #shamelesspromo). Not only will this increase your audience but it will make it easier for brands to notice you. I’m definitely lacking in this department as i only use Instagram at the moment buy hey it’s a work in progress.
And those were my top 5 tips to become a successful blogger. I really hope you guys enjoyed reading and got something useful out of this post.
What are your tips for successful blogging? Let me know in the comments! xx
All pictures used in this blogpost have been taken from Pinterest**