I’m writing this post as part of the #BundleMarathon – there’s a different topic each week to get involved in and it should be really fun for bloggers to get involved!
This week, the topic is ‘tips for new bloggers’ and as someone who has been blogging for a while, I think I can definitely help with this! One thing I will say is that it is easier than ever to start a blog and get a following now. You can use Squarespace to make your blog, collab with people to gain an intial following, use tools like Nitreo and Ingramer to boost your following on social media (more info on https://nitreo.com/ingramer), and crave out a niche for yourself! But, just because there are all these recources to help you, it doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed success and there are certain things you need to remember.
Although I don’t exactly feel like I’m in the best place to be giving advice to new bloggers, my blog isn’t the most successful, but here goes!
1. Practise your picture taking
The most successful blogs have the most beautiful pictures. Whether it’s a well lit selfie taken outside with a gorgeous backdrop or a range of beauty products arranged artfully – pictures are the punctuation of the blog post, the icing on the cake.
Here’s one of my better selfies!
2. Don’t expect freebies
It takes a long time to build up a following that’s good enough to be given products by companies to blog about. And even when your blog is big enough, it’s not all about the freebies.
3. Get involved with the blogger community
Making friends with lots of bloggers is so much fun! Join every blogger group you can and chat to as many bloggers as you can via twitter and Instagram – not only will you get expert tips from more experienced bloggers but you’ll also get the chance to be involved with blogger events and opportunities. And you might even make some new friends!
Here’s me and my bestie – Emma from Emma Louise Dreams.
4. Give as much as you can
Get involved with every opportunity you’re given and dedicate as much time to your blog as possible. The more you put into something, the more you’ll get out of it. And, if you want to make your blog your full time job, you’ll need to put lots of work in to make it successful – good things come to those who wait but great things come to those who go out and get them!
5. Don’t forget it’s supposed to be fun!
Don’t lose sight of why you started blogging in the first place – whether you love writing, love what you’re writing about or you want a place to let it all out. If it becomes too much of a chore then maybe it’s not the right thing to do anymore.