5 Great Blogging Tips

5 Great Blogging TipsGetting started blogging can seem a little intimidating at first.  But it really doesn’t need to be! Once you have decided what your Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is and who your target market is, start sharing your knowledge!   Here are 5 great blogging tips that will help you get started.

5 Great Blogging Tips To Keep In Mind When First Getting Started

TIP 1 – Decide what you want to blog about.  After you select a topic for a blog post, just start writing!  You will be surprised by how much you really know on the subject.

TIP 2 – Give yourself a 24 hour window to let your post sit. For example, write the post today and publish it tomorrow so you have time to review it with fresh eyes.

TIP 3 – In your posts, be sure to format them with subheadings, bullet lists and other formatting elements. Include images for each post. Consider including other media (like video or audio) if it’s applicable. Link to other websites or online resources in your posts.

TIP 4 – Blogging is about community. It’s about building relationships with your audience, and having fun exchanging ideas and information with them through your blog. It’s an opportunity for you to gather eyeballs.

TIP 5 – Put yourself “out there” even if you’re unsure. Take time to research your niche for content ideas, to expand your knowledge, to get to know others in the niche, and to gain a clearer picture of your target audience. This is an ongoing, essential aspect of any blogger’s success. You can’t operate in a vacuum. Instead, see what you can gain by looking around the web. Use blog comments to generate content ideas.

 5 Great Blogging Tips

I have given you 5 great blogging tips to help you get started blogging!  It really isn’t as hard as it may sound.  Just start writing about what you know and what your target audience needs information about!  I know you’ll be great!

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  1. Hi Carol,

    Thank you for sharing these insights. I love what you say about putting ourselves “out there”. Too many people underestimate what they can contribute to others. Even if someone is brand new, he can share what he has just learned from others.

    This is an encouraging message for all bloggers. Do the right steps and let the outcome unfold naturally.

    Thanbks, Carol !!

    Viola Tam – The Business Mum
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  2. Tip #2 really sticks out for me as a best practice that I need to practice more regularly. Often, I pressure myself to get my content published. When I let something sit and then review it, there are so many things that I change, which make the article better. This was a good reminder for me.
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  3. Nice blogging tips! It is difficult to get past that anxiety and “put oneself out there”–but you are right, it’s worth it and necessary for one to get accustomed to the process. I appreciate the reminder about headers, as I often don’t use them. But I do try to keep the blog a certain length. When I started, I wrote very long blogs! I look at them now and realize how hard I made it for the reader.
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  4. Thank you for the tips they are really useful. Tip 5 is extremely useful as we can often run out of ideas and reading other posts and linking to them can give some great ideas to us.
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  5. Very good tips here Carol!
    Simple and easy to read.
    Scan-able.
    That’s great.

    You are doing a great job!

    Funny how giving it 24 hours can reveal little issues that you would never had known about if you hadn’t waited to review it later…
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  6. I like the idea of letting a post ‘ferment’ for a bit. I quite often write several drafts and leave them in draft form in my dashboard. When I need a new post, I open one of the drafts and doll it up for publication.

    Thanks, Carol.
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  7. Great tips Carol. I’m in the process of setting a new blog (my 2nd) so this is a good reminder. While each of your tips is valuable, as someone who’s been blogging for a few years I’d have to say #2 has saved my cookies on more than one occasion. It’s so easy to get caught up on everything that goes along with launching and building a blog, and that sometimes causes us to cut corner on the articles we write just because we’re so anxious to get them up and out into the world. No matter how good I may feel about an article when it’s finished, I force myself to walk away from it – if possible for a day, but at the very least a few hours. Seeing it with fresh eyes really helps me to re-evaluate the flow and catch any rough spots. Thanks!
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  8. Love! I don’t always have bullet type posts but I have been having fun adding pictures in more recent posts. #5 is my favorite. I have learned so much by just writing. True to #1 I surprise myself with how much I know.

    Michele
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  9. Carol –

    I love your comment about writing it and putting it aside before sending it. I practice this and it works for me. Sometimes, I might add a nugget I forgot to include.

    Also, one of my next steps in blogging is video. I believe it’s good to give people a flavor or who you are by allowing them to hear your voice and see you.

    Great Tips!

  10. What great blogging tips Carol! I used to sit on it a day or two but now my goal is to get a post out a day for several reasons. To me it’s better to get something out there while it’s fresh on your mind rather than wait. Just my opinion.

    Putting yourself out there is so important. People want to connect with a real person. The more real and transparent we are the more people will feel like the know us, like us and trust us. ( that sounds familiar 🙂 )

    Near the top of my list would be putting a video in almost every post. It’s keeps people on your blog longer, makes the search engines happy, and if it’s one that you do personally, it boosts the “know you” factor.

    Great post!
    Dayna

  11. Great list of tips! “Use blog comments to generate content ideas.” That’s one area that I want to get better at. I realize too that I can go to other blogs within my niche (competitors, i suppose) and even view the comments people are leaving there. What can i learn from those? There’s a wealth of knowledge to be learned in the research and observation!
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  12. Hi Carol!

    I like all of them but as many here #4 is really good. Just beware not to wanting to tweak forever! I usually post right away when I feel done (Can take a couple of days). Then I give myself the freedom to go back and change things later. It’s my blog so nothing is carved in stone just because I published it. 🙂
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  13. I’m REALLY good at staring at a blank screen and then once I finally start writing, I go over it again and again and again. Crazy when your brain is full of so much to say until its time to type it out, lol. Great tips 🙂

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