When I first started writing this blog I wasn’t too worried whether anyone read it, however I think that was because I wasn’t passionate about what I was writing. As my blog transitioned into a mental health blog I became a lot more motivated to write and share my writing with others.
I have now been seriously blogging for almost a year and I thought I would share my top 5 tips for a successful(ish) blog.
You have to be passionate about what you’re writing. Your readers will know if you truly believe in what you’re writing or whether you’re just writing something for the sake of it. I’m passionate about sharing my mental health story and encouraging others to be open and I think that shows in my writing (at least I hope it does).
On days when your visitor count is lower than usual your passion will push you to keep writing and to keep sharing your thoughts.
2. Keep writing
As I mentioned above, keep writing. The more you write the more content there is for others to find and relate to. What you write depends on the kind of blog you want to have. Whether you write about your daily life or your top tips for something – just make sure you write! You will find that your readers prefer some posts to other, use these analytics to continue writing and bettering your blog.
3. Interact with other bloggers
Interacting with other bloggers is one of the biggest factors in creating a successful blog. We’re a hugely supportive community and we want to help you succeed too.
Please recognise the work we have put into our blogs and leave thoughtful comments – don’t just leave a generic comment in the hope we’ll return the favour.
I’m lucky enough to have discovered such an amazing group of people through blogging – just put yourself out there and invest some time in reading other people’s hard work.
4. Utilise social media
If you want to reach as many people as possible with your blog then social media is key. Twitter and Pinterest are my favourite platforms but each social media has its potential. I don’t claim to be an expert in social media, I’m still trying to figure it out myself, and so if you want to know more I would recommend reading up about it on other blogs.
5. Don’t stress!
I’m a member of a few blogging Facebook groups and I see so many people posting questions about the more technical side of blogging and honestly, don’t stress about it. Learn about the technical side whilst blogging, you’ll have more fun doing it that way!
A blog should come from the heart.
What are your top tips for a successful blog?