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.
- 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.
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.
Study those notes.
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.
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.
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:
- blogging forums
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:
- targeted nature
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.
Thank bloggers for their insights.
Help. Add value to the blog post.
Make an impact.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
How you begin blogging sets the tone for your blogging career.
Follow these tips patiently.
Begin your blogging campaign successfully.