11 Tips for Beginning Blogging

  June 8, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 7 minutes read
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(Updated 6/8/2022)

 

Do you feel confused about what tips for beginning blogging to follow?

 

I totally get how you may feel completely overwhelmed and flat out lost as a newbie blogger. Even veteran bloggers fall prey to overwhelm from time to time.

 

One pro confesses how list-building it basically manna from heaven. Another blogger professes how SEO-optimizing posts forms the foundation for a professional blogger career. Yet another pro preaches how volume publishing 1,000 word post daily for years leads to staggering blogging success.

 

Who do you trust?

 

Being new to this game can feel terrifying but reading this post gives you a basic blogging framework to follow.

 

I share tips below based on:

 

  • blogging advice from top pros
  • my blogging career spanning back to 2008
  • simple success principles

 

Starting a blog is simple but sometimes feels highly uncomfortable. Following the tips below anchors you to simplicity when uncomfortable fears arise in your mind.

 

Begin blogging on the right foot. Set a solid foundation for your blogging campaign.

 

Dissolve your blogging struggles.

 

Slap around paralyzing overwhelm.

 

Follow these 11 beginner blogger tips to fast track your way to success.

 

Tip A1: Double Down on Personal Development

 

Become a successful blogger by creating the mindset of a successful blogger.

 

Run laps around most beginner bloggers in your niche.

 

Do the inner work to see outer success more quickly.

 

Blogging is an energy game.

 

Do the inner work.

 

Accelerate your blogging growth.

 

Practical Tips

 

  • meditate
  • read and apply A Course in Miracles
  • do yoga
  • observe your mind in quiet
  • follow mind training mystics on YouTube

 

Find a mind training regimen resonant with you. For example, David Hoffmeister resonates with me as a mind training mystic. Simply follow who vibes with you to learn from mindset masters.

 

1: Blog Your Fun

 

What can you yak about all day?

 

Blog about it.

 

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Killington Vermont

 

Newbie bloggers, blogging for fun (predominantly) detaches you largely from these outcomes:

 

  • Making money through your blog
  • Getting blog traffic
  • Getting blog comments
  • Social shares

 

You’ll still want to make money, drive traffic and get comments BUT these desires will occupy like 10% of your mind, while you’ll devote 90% of your mind to having fun learning about and blogging about your niche.

 

Most newbie bloggers don’t blog for fun.

 

They blog mainly to make money, to address some problem, to follow a hot niche or to gain fame or love.

 

Which is why 81% of bloggers never make more than $100 online.

 

If you’re not having fun blogging your content will be lame, you’ll make virtually no influential blogging buddies and you’ll lack the passion to carry you through the peaks and valleys you will face.

 

Blog your fun.

 

Choose a blogging topic you *love* writing about.

 

2: Connect Your Passion to Pain Points

 

Connect your prime blogging passion with your reader’s pain points.

 

Resonate with your audience.

 

I love blogging and traveling so I connect these passions with my reader’s blogging struggles.

 

Hitting on blogging pain points like:

 

  • Getting little or no traffic
  • Generating little or no blogging profits
  • Struggling to grow a blog community

 

….helps me connect with my audience.

 

Your passion energizes you.

 

Addressing your reader’s pain points connects you with your audience.

 

Create every single blog post on your blog around a pain point suffered by your readers.

 

Trawl for problems on:

 

  • Niche specific forums
  • Relevant blog comment fields
  • Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook

 

Dig from those goldmines to build your newbie blogger MoJo.

 

3: Follow the Leader(s)

 

Follow blogging leaders.

 

Learn from the best to become successful.

 

You’ll leap frog the endless blogging struggles which hamstring bloggers with zero guidance.

 

Read their posts.

 

Take notes.

 

Study those notes.

 

Implement.

 

Rinse. Wash. Repeat.

 

Blogging leaders explain:

 

  • how to succeed
  • how to avoid failure

 

Capitalize on professional blogger experience. Since pros have been through your struggles simply correct errors by trusting bloggers who explain how to correct these mistakes.

 

Beware Networking in Your Comfort Zone

 

New bloggers usually network only with fellow beginner bloggers for comfort.

 

How can you learn to succeed by surrounding yourself with bloggers who have no idea how to blog?

 

Leave your networking comfort zone. Even though it feels uncomfortable surround yourself with top professional bloggers to accelerate your success. Learn how to go pro from pros. Largely let go new bloggers who cannot teach you how to succeed.

 

4: Write 1,000 Words Daily for Practice

 

Write 1,000 words daily for practice.

 

Open a Word document.

 

Write.

 

For practice (either trash each document when done or simply save and re-read at a later date).

 

If you want to improve your writing skills quickly set aside 1 hour – or longer – daily to write.

 

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Writing daily enhances every aspect of your blog.

 

Practice writing even if it feels uncomfortable to you. Easing through discomfort during sessions increases your writing confidence and clarity.

 

Clear, confident writers advance toward a successful blogging career.

 

5: Create Long Form SEO-Optimized Content

 

Publish 1,500, SEO-optimized content to stand out from the newbie crowd.

 

This seems challenging until you realize you have 2 weeks to 1 month to write, create, optimize and publish a 1,000 word post.

 

It is better to post a kick ass post monthly than to post a “meh” post weekly.

 

Resisting the urge to optimize posts for SEO is one of my biggest blogging mistakes. However, I learned my lesson and optimize one old or new blog post daily on Blogging From Paradise.

 

SEO Optimizing Tips

 

  • publish 1500 word or longer posts

 

6: Build Your Blog on Organic Traffic

 

Organic blog traffic eases your beginner blogger journey. Most new bloggers feel intimidated to publish SEO-optimized content for the steep learning curve involved in so doing.

 

However, easing through discomfort reveals that organic blog traffic:

 

  • highly targets readers
  • flows to blogs passively
  • blossoms into loyal readers, customers and clients

 

For example, an SEO-optimized, 1500 word, heavily-detailed blog post draws targeted readers to your blog through:

 

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • blogging forums
  • LinkedIn

 

based on the quality of the blog post.

 

Targeted readers who visit your blog organically tend to become loyal followers and customers and clients if you monetize your blog.

 

Organic blog traffic forms a rock solid foundation for a thriving blogging community. Readers flock to authority blogs. Rabid fans amplify your blogging success through referral marketing.

 

Beware common new blogger strategies hinging on forced, inorganic blog traffic like:

 

  • follower threads
  • comment threads
  • spamming links through comments, social media and forums
  • cold blogger outreach
  • volume publishing thin posts

 

Most new bloggers harbor enough fear in mind to force their links on fellow humans inorganically. Failure follows.

 

Drive organic blog traffic based on the:

 

  • quality
  • depth
  • detail
  • targeted nature
  • thoroughness
  • richness

 

of your blog content.

 

Do such a good job on each post that your blog and posts draw targeted readers passively through various online channels.

 

7: Comment on Authority, Relevant Blogs

 

Publish 1 to 3 paragraph, personalized comments on relevant blogs.

 

Be thorough.

 

Thank bloggers for their insights.

 

Help. Add value to the blog post.

 

Make an impact.

 

Video

 

Blog Commenting Deconstructed with Ryan Biddulph

 

 

8: Line it Up

 

Align all elements of your blog to speak one message to one reader.

 

Align everything on your new blog.

 

Trash anything that doesn’t align with your core message.

 

Speak a loud, clear message to your targeted reader.

 

Stick to your blogging niche with every:

 

  • post
  • page
  • video
  • podcast

 

Align to specialize. The world loves specialists but distrusts generalists because a jack of all trades masters none.

 

9: Paint a Pretty Picture

 

Post a pretty picture.

 

Nicosia, Cyprus

 

Newbie bloggers often forget: readers love eye candy.

 

Posting one or more images to your blog will boost your blog traffic.

 

We think in pictures.

 

Do your reader’s leg work.

 

10: Build Friendships with Blogger Leaders

 

Following tip #3 is not enough.

 

Don’t just follow leaders.

 

Befriend leaders.

 

Newbie bloggers can:

 

  • Press a Retweet button
  • Press a Facebook Share button
  • Post a thoughtful comment on an well read, niche-specific blog
  • Email an influential blogger asking them if they need help

 

Make friends in high places through a genuine blogger outreach campaign.

 

Share their view from the top as these pros promote you, endorse you and help you in more ways than you can imagine.

 

11: Invest Financially in Your Blog

 

Invest FINANCIALLY in your blog by:

 

  • Buying a domain and hosting
  • Investing in other add ons like CDNs, hosting for your podcast, etc
  • Buying a premium blogging course to cut your learning curve by years

 

It doesn’t take money to make money.

 

It takes money to be taken seriously online.

 

Invest money in your blog to avoid headaches. Bloggers who use free platforms save money but gain heartache. Using free platforms proves to be an expensive mistake because forfeiting blogging traffic, profits and business for years wastes your time. Free platform owners restrict:

 

  • branding
  • customizing
  • monetizing

 

potential.  Free platform owners can and do shut blog blogs without any explanation.

 

Avoid the common nightmare of seeing 5 year’s worth of hard work disappear in a split second. Buy your domain and hosting. Set the blogging rules by owning your blogging real estate.

 

Conclusion

 

How you begin blogging sets the tone for your blogging career.

 

Follow these tips patiently.

 

Begin your blogging campaign successfully.

  1. asif says:
    at 11:13 am

    Thanks Ryan for sharing this post. I think one word that you shared on this post is ” create a mindset to become a successful blogger ” is enough for anyone who want to become a successful blogger, because without setting mindset it is impossible to success in any field.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:16 pm

      Hi Asif,

      That’s it. The mindset bit most bloggers ignore. Especially beginners.

      I spend 45 to 60 minutes on waking every day getting my mind right. As within so without.

      Thanks!

      Ryan

  2. Don Purdum says:
    at 2:15 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    You’ve definitely had some interesting experiences, lol… 🙂

    Two points you made resonated well with me.

    First, passion is the true driver of our businesses. I discovered many years ago that if we connect with the problems we are passionate about solving, it doesn’t matter what industry or business you are in. When we discover that one, important, and elusive thing we realize that our business or work is just a tool to achieve it.

    Second, connecting with those who are in alignment with us and have influence over their audience is a key contributor to our success. It takes time to build a relationship, but those key relationships are vital to our long-term success. In a “McWorld” of now this is too easily forgotten.

    Thanks for taking time each week to share the problems you’re passionate about solving Ryan!

    I hope you have an awesome week my friend!

    ~ Don Purdum

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:20 pm

      Hi Don,

      It has not been a boring world journey my friend 😉

      McWord. LOVE that one. Most bloggers want things yesterday but won’t give today what they need to give in order to do the getting they dream of.

      You, Adrienne, Donna, Matthew Capala and every friend I’ve made online literally created my blog, my brand and my life. I do my part, make friends, and you wonderful people amplify my reach in miraculous ways.

      Thanks for the comment Don and you too!

      Ryan

  3. Umesh Singh says:
    at 11:51 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Great tips! Every tips you have mentioned in this post, I am agree with them.

    I love blogging that’t why I never get bored with it. Simon Sinek’s this quote “Working hard for something we don’t care about it called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.

    Every newbie blogger who is serious about blogging should breath, live and enjoy blogging.

    Your last point is correct to get money we need to invest money. Old saying money attracts money. But, I know when a beginner blogger start blogging he doesn’t always want to invest in blogging until he get something from his blog.

    I would suggest them read your post so they can change their thinking about it.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome piece of content.

    Umesh Singh

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:42 am

      Hi Umesh,

      Simon’s quote is dead on! If you work your love, your work loves you back.

      Example; I love writing so sitting here responding to comments as I enjoy lunch is not stressful or worrisome. It’s fun! What a life we live bro!

      Happy you’re blogging for the passion of blogging. I can feel it.

      Thanks!

      Ryan

  4. Amar kumar says:
    at 2:47 am

    Hey Ryan,

    In every bloggers life, comes a special day when they first launch a new blog. If you are serious about blogging be series about what you call your blog.Don’t just start a blog because you want to make money. There are no shortcuts to success. In order for people to easily spread the word about your blog you need a easily rememberable domain name.

    One of the best ways to find the right type of reader for your blog is to comment on other people’s blogs. You should aim to comment on blogs focused on a similar niche topic.To encourage comments you can simply pose a question in a blog post. Be sure to always respond to comments as well so you can keep the conversation going.Money is made by solving problems for people. If you can help someone get more subscribers on their list and make more money, you’re solving a problem.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:47 am

      Hi Amar,

      You wrote the beginnings to a post with your fab comment 😉

      Blog commenting is a fairly easy SUPER simple way to spend 5 or 10 minutes building bonds with top bloggers. Good adds on commenting on similar topic blogs as birds of a feather flock together. Connect with like-minded bloggers to see the best results from commenting.

      Thanks for sharing!

      Ryan

  5. Kamil Migas says:
    at 8:16 am

    Hi Ryan,
    I’m following some of the tips you shared!
    Tip #10 takes time but I see it is very powerful.
    Most of the beginners focus too much on making money through their blogs so when they don’t see any results, they quit.
    I believe keep blogging consistently and Working on personal development will lead to success.

    Thank you for sharing great tips!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:39 am

      Hi Kamil,

      Doubling down on personal development did miracles for me. Had many mental blocks here to face, embrace and release to make things POP on the blogging front.

      Thanks!

      Ryan

  6. Jason Kelly says:
    at 10:16 am

    Thanks for sharing impressive tips. I have just created my blog, but I didn’t understand where to start it. Your tips give a straight way to make it good.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:45 am

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Jason.

      Happy blogging and welcome to the club!

      Ryan

  7. Joy Healey says:
    at 7:06 pm

    Hi Ryan,

    Another “message” to me about “upping my personal development”. I think the Universe is bashing me about the head 🙂 OK, message received! Well, except for the icy shower here in the UK.

    Onto blogging – it’s good to be reminded that we need to enjoy our work. I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into some Facebook marketing stuff and it isn’t really for me. I realised a few days ago that I wasn’t looking forward to “working” any more. And I think that’s because I haven’t been working as much on my blog.

    I think I’ll gently disengage myself from the Facebook marketing noise and get back to my blog. Blogging might be slower than Facebook marketing (or it might not?) but it’s certainly more enjoyable to write on my blog.

    I can only agree with everything you say, especially about investing in your blog. Otherwise it’s like trying to run a Harrods-type-shop from a stand by the road.

    I was reluctant at first until my blog was so slow to load that even I couldn’t bear it. Proper WP managed hosting was well worth it.

    Reading other people’s comments has been a great source of education for me, on my own blog and when visiting other people’s. I’ve picked up lots of good info there.

    Thanks for some great blogging tips.

    Joy – Blogging After Dark
    PS I love the expression “The wizards behind the curtain”. Hope they get you fixed up soon.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:51 am

      Hi Joy,

      Wow, that Harrods-roadside analogy is brilliant. Brilliant. Because many aspiring bloggers want to dream big dreams but lock up when it’s time to pay up.

      Hey, I resisted spending dough on my blog for a long time. Years, really. But I eventually dropped thousands because I wanted a first class experience for my readers. Now I have fabulous hosting, a CDN and things are going smoothly.

      Yep; all fixed Joy 😉

      Thanks for the comment!

      Ryan

  8. Ugyen Dorji says:
    at 9:47 am

    Hi Ryan,
    As being a newbie into blogging i was stuck after writing few posts… I went completely blind and I thought it might be the end…

    But what you have crafted saved me… a very useful and powerful tips, specifically for newbies like me… It sounds promising and i can’t wait to implement each and every steps… Thanks alot…
    Ugyen

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:49 am

      Hi Ugyen,

      Awesome buddy. Happy you liked it. I know the pain of hitting early struggles. These steps can help you leap frog some of those.

      Thanks bro 🙂

      Ryan

  9. Faith Fox says:
    at 4:23 pm

    Thanks Ryan, in this article, you gave out your best and am surely grateful.

    Thanks for this. But what stood out is the 2,000 post for blog posts.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 6:56 am

      Hi Faith,

      It’s a biggie, the writing bit. Do that and you’ll fast track it for sure.

      Thanks for sharing 🙂

      Ryan

  10. Kimsea Sok says:
    at 9:02 am

    Hi, Ryan.
    How are you doing today? Hope you’re doing great.

    Well. You always did a brilliant job thus there is nothing surprise here. LOL!

    I do agree what you said here, blogging is for fun. So, we, blogger must have fun with our work so we’ll spend more time for enjoying out work.

    I’m now working on building community and connect with other bloggers in the area of interests. I thought I did a great during this few months since found several bloggers follow me via social media profiles. What’s more, I got more traffic to my blog.

    Honestly, I write to write at least 2000 word a day, but cannot. I don’t know, but after knew that my writing isn’t great, I afraid to write. I tried to skip the concern, but in my mind.

    I’d admit that writing is too scary to me now. LOL

    Thanks for sharing…

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 7:09 pm

      Hi Kimsea,

      You are doing awesome my friend! And hey, even I get a little afraid to write sometimes 😉 Our mental blocks seem imposing but we can dissolve them every time.

      Keep up the inspired work Kimsea.

      Have a great night in Northern Cambodia.

      Ryan

  11. Emily Kydd says:
    at 10:24 pm

    Hey Ryan, Great post, I definitely feel like I need some pushing every once and again when things are not happening as quickly as I would like. Then I decide to stop fiddling with my settings and social media and just sit down and write and I always feel better!

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 10:30 am

      Haha Emily, I’m in that spot now! Put away social, and I’m sharing this post and writing soon 😉 Thanks!

  12. Munish says:
    at 3:31 am

    Thanks Ryan for sharing this valuable tips for the newbie bloggers like me. Your words make my mindset keen to write on the niche which I liked the most.

  13. Andrew M. Warner says:
    at 9:35 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Great post and tips.

    I love your tip of writing 2000 words daily. That’s the best way to continuously get better as a writer and a blogger.

    Thanks for sharing this post. You really made some great points that any beginner would be foolish NOT to follow.

    – Andrew

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:39 pm

      Far and away Andrew, that is the simplest tip to make things go with your blog. Thanks for reading!

  14. Ravi Kashyap says:
    at 6:40 am

    Greetings Ryan,

    Extraordinary tips! Each tip you have specified in this post, I concur with them.

    I cherish blogging that’s why I never get exhausted with it. Simon Sinek’s this statement “Buckling down for something we couldn’t care less about it called pressure; buckling down for something we adore is called enthusiasm. Each novice blogger who is not kidding about blogging should breathe, live and appreciate blogging. Your last point is right to get the cash we have to contribute cash. Well-known axiom cash pulls in cash. Be that as it may, I know when an amateur blogger begins blogging he wouldn’t generally like to put resources into blogging until the point that he gets something from his blog. I would propose them read your post so they can change their reasoning about it.

    Ravi kashyap

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 1:52 pm

      Super comment Ravi! This takes a full time commitment. Simon knows. You live it, breathe it. Thanks buddy for the rocking comment 🙂