Top 5 tips for a successful blog – Blogtober #8

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.

 

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1.Be Passionate 

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?

 

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XOXO

 

34 thoughts on “Top 5 tips for a successful blog – Blogtober #8

  1. I started out with 10 views from friends. Now it’s around 40 views per post. Pales in comparison to what others achieve but for me, I’m grateful that my posts even reach that many! And yes, this blogging community is supportive and friendly once you start engaging and finding your tribe.

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    1. We’ve all got our own goals, however big or small they may be ☺️ I wouldn’t call my blog successful compared to others but I have made some lovely friends who keep supporting me. It’s a lovely community to be a part of. Thank you for reading x

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  2. Such a great list of tips, I am not sure I have much to add. Certainly I am making an effort to write every day, and for myself it’s about variety, or at least having the option to branch out. So on my own blog I write my personal story, as well as posting my fiction and general notions about the world of entertainment. It does come down to what you said though, which is to follow your passion.

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  3. I love your simple tips. Especially “don’t stress” one. It’s so true that like anything, blogging can be stressful too if you let it gets to you. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you ☺️ I think as long as you love what you’re doing people will find you eventually and enjoy reading your posts! We stress too much about making our vlogs perfect x

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  4. Fab tips! For me the biggest thing I’ve learned is to interact with other bloggers – it’s really made a difference and I’ve made so many wonderful new friends in the process. I think another important one is also not to compare yourself to other bloggers – you just end up feeling rubbish as a result and it can really lower your motivation. Best thing to do like you say is just to keep writing! xx

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    1. Thank you! ☺️ The blogging community is absolutely amazing but yes, we shouldn’t compare our blogs to anyone else’s. We’re all on our own blogging journey ☺️xx

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  5. I started blogging earlier this year and I’ve definitely found that when I write posts about things I’m actually passionate about I get so much more engaged people in the field that I’m trying to reach!
    I also still haven’t found the trick to communicating with other bloggers and finding my community within the “bloggers” world like I have on other platforms such as Instagram. It’s good to know that is a possibility though!
    Great read 🙂

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    1. Thank you for reading! ☺️ The best way to immerse yourself into the blogging community is to keep reading and commenting on other blogs. You’ll get there eventually 🧡

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  6. I started mine as a books review and travel blog but now I’m trying to include more contents and attract more dedicated readers. I’m super passionate about writing my stories and life encounters but I’m afraid of baring it all out there. How do you deal with this?

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    1. I think about my posts from the point of view of a reader. When I’m going through a tough time I would love to be able to read someone’s blog and know that I’m not alone. This motivates me to keep sharing my story so that others know they are not alone in this battle. From a selfish point of view I also have people contacting me and they remind me that I’m not alone.

      You have to trust the blogging community. Thankfully I have only received positive feedback and have met an amazing group of people.

      I’ve also reached a stage in my lief where I’ve had to accept that this is me. I’m putting myself out there and if people don’t like it then frankly I don’t care (well I do but I’ll get over it after a good night’s sleep).

      If you’re nervous about publishing your first personal post I would recommend writing it as though you are writing an entry in a diary. Keep that post in your drafts until you decide you’re comfortable sharing it.

      Good luck! 🙂

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  7. Hi Liz, these 5 tips are so helpful! I just started a few days ago and got my website going and I’m super stressed with the technical aspect, afraid of pressing the wrong button! Your last tip really hit me that I should just do it and learn through mistakes!

    I don’t have many friends because I’m an introvert but I find solace in writing my life story and don’t give up on life. I started writing about 2 years ago but didn’t know there is a platform to make friends in blogging! So glad to have stumble upon your blog. Thank U Liz!

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