Hello, and welcome. Yesterday was my five year blogging anniversary. Woo hoo!! So I thought I’d celebrate this monumental goal by sharing my top four tips. These are all things I wish I’d known at the start. But don’t let any of these tips overwhelm you; the most important step in becoming a blogger is to start. Many bloggers, myself included, have learnt through trial and error.
Tip number one: Know your audience.
Once you’ve decided what your content is going to be, include a brief bio on your About Page, outlining who you are, and what content your covering. Whether its about lifestyle, a travel journal, or writing, you’ll gain loyal readers by being consistent.
Tip number two: Write great content.
This is the most important tip. Once you’ve defined what your blog is going to be about, start crafting content that’s informative, helpful and engaging. And don’t forget to edit your post! Blogging should be written as if your having a chat with a friend… in your voice. Don’t be afraid to inject your personality into each post, readers will connect with your style and return for more. Finding your blogging voice takes time; it took me a year. So just relax, have fun, and I’m sure that energy will be picked up through your posts.
Tip number three: Include quality images.
Readers tend to scan posts, only stopping if something catches their eye. That’s why images are important, they grab views attention. Don’t forget to use images that are royalty-free, meaning the owner of the image won’t expect a fee.
My three favourite sites are: Unsplash, Pixabay and Pexels. On top of that, I create my header images in Canva: The app is super easy to use, and allows me to add text to my images. It offers a variety of templates, and some free images too.
Tip number four: The layout.
Remember, white space is your friend. Many readers will be viewing posts via their smart phones. Less is more: reams of text will be overwhelming, to readers, so keep your posts punchy and precise. Divide the page between images, text and headers. This allows readers to scan, to find the most relevant information and looks aesthetically pleasing.
So there you have it, my top tips to get you started on your blogging journey. To all my fellow bloggers, do you have a tip worth sharing? You’re tip might teach me something new, so please share it with me. Or are you a relatively new blogger? Come say hi, so I can checkout your blog. You know I love hearing from you.
Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Much Love.