1. Posting on a schedule helps, but you don’t need to post every single day.
This is a big one for me, because when I started taking this blogging thing seriously I thought that to be great, I needed to come up with fresh content every single day. After a while that gets merely impossible without having to throw in some “filler” posts that might not be your best work. Instead of doing this, I decided that I would only post when I had something that I actually wanted to post. Something that went with the overall vibe of my blog instead of just random bits of nothingness to fill the voids.
2. The number of comments don’t matter.
3. Giveaways are a dime a dozen.
4. Blogging changes you.
I mean this in the most positive way. Blogging, for me, has opened my eyes to so many other worlds beyond what I already knew. With time, you start to learn the ins and outs and can use that knowledge to improve. I’ve become more confident about what I post, and even critical of past posts that don’t really represent me anymore. It’s pretty neat to look back on how you have changed over the course of your blogging life, and I’ve probably noticed things about myself that I wouldn’t have otherwise noticed had they not been documented here.
5. You don’t need to do what everyone else is doing.
In fact, it’s probably better for you if you didn’t. It seems like everybody has a blog these days. Because of that, you could so easily get lost in the crowd. I’ve always told others to blog about what they know best about… things that they could add their own spin on and make unique. In the beginning, I thought that there were certain things I had to talk about to fit in and certain posts I needed to do to get traffic. I was fooling myself because some of those things were not even how I wanted my blog to be represented. I’ve actually removed a lot of posts that don’t really fit in with the overall theme of my blog anymore. For example, I used to do your standard “sponsor call” or “meet the sponsors” posts because everybody was doing them. I stopped a long time ago because they were just boring. They took a lot of time and they had nothing to do with my blog topics or what I wanted my blog to represent. Just because everybody else is doing something doesn’t mean you need to as well. I would actually encourage you not to jump on the bandwagon if you want a unique blog.I’m sure there are plenty more things I could cover, but those are the top five that popped out of my head. What is something you’ve learned about blogging?
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