5 Tips to Follow for Starting a Blog

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  February 10, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 8 minutes read
This was intense guys. During our first trip to Jimbaran, Bali, I was involved in a motorbike accident. Hit an oil slick and slammed into the pavement Superman Style. Stabbing pains, skin peeled from shoulder. Unfortunately, I did not recover as quickly as the Man of Steel.

Motorbike in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

Piglet!

 

Fear surged through my body.

 

But I also felt a euphoric rush.

 

The Thai lady told me it was just like riding a bike. Sure; a bike weighing a few hundred pounds.

 

People call big old Harley’s “hogs” so I named this light weight motorbike “piglet”.

 

After 20 minutes I got the hang of riding a motorbike in Phuket, Thailand. But I won’t forget the day I learned how to start riding a motorbike. No doubt about it; I didn’t learn how to really ride a motorbike until I spent a few weeks on the sometimes hectic roads of Phuket, whizzing around the tropical island, getting valuable experience in a real world setting.

 

You may feel the same euphoric rush of happiness mixed with dread at the prospect of starting a blog.

 

Clowns tell ya blogging is easy.

 

Honest pros tell you that by falling in love with learning blogging, practicing blogging, creating content and building connections that you will become a successful pro blogger in your own right over years.

 

Are you geesed up to experience the fun and freedom of beginning your blogging career the right way?

 

Follow these tips to start your blog intelligently.

 

1: Follow 1-2 Established Pros from the Blogging Tips Niche

 

Pros know.

 

Top bloggers from the blogging tips niche goad you to cut through confusion like a Ginsu knife gliding through butter.

 

Follow 1-2 top pros. Make these folks your Go-To guys (guys, meaning gals too, guys).

 

Read their posts. Take notes. Study their posts. Study some more.

 

Start a new blog from an informed, clear and confident space. Pick a few pros from the blogging tips niche. Learn from these pros.

 

Pros know.

 

Of course, some of these pros open their blogs to guest posting. Instead of following the pros themselves you can just follow the blogs, right?

 

Authority Blogging Tips Blogs

 

 

Pro bloggers know how to succeed. Follow their advice to begin blogging the right way from day one of your blogging career. Stop spinning your wheels as a beginner blogger. Do not try to wing it. Never blog unless you learn how to blog from a seasoned professional. Start blogging the right way to cut years off of your blogging learning curve.

 

Red-legged honeycreeper, scaly-breasted hummingbird and a crimson-backed tanager

Red-legged honeycreeper, scaly-breasted hummingbird and a crimson-backed tanager El Valle de Anton Panama

 

2: Invest Money in Your Blogging Present and Future

 

Some bloggers email me asking for advice. Said bloggers are ready to start a blog but have no idea how to do it, feeling either flummoxed or outright paralyzed by information overload.

 

Invest money in a blogging course that lays out specifically what to do and how to do it as you are starting a blog.

 

Trying to piece together information from various blog posts feels challenging. Like playing Twister on a sheet of thumbtacks while monkeys tap dance on your head.

 

Avoid freebie-ing your way into blogging. Bad move. Amateurs freebie. Aspiring pros buy courses to cut their learning curve by years.

 

My suggested resource for bloggers who want to know how to start a blog:

 

The 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course

 

I lay out 11 practical tips to help you build a successful blog from day 1.

 

Investing money in a course or coaching services or eBooks (from your 1-2 blogging mentors) cuts your learning curve by years because you dissolve confusion, gain clarity on your journey and begin taking successful steps in empowering fashion, now.

 

Beginner bloggers need the best advice offered up in the proper formatting. Courses, eBooks and coaching give newbies a rich storehouse of blogging steps to follow in a single spot from a single source. Avoid trying to piece together blogging advice from 5 or 10 blog posts. Buy a blogging course. Purchase a blogging eBook. Create order in your mind by mining valuable blogging information from one valued resource at a time.

 

Learn from the best by investing money in their best advice. As a rule, pro bloggers offer their best advice through premium courses to make the investment worth your while.

 

3: Hire People to Handle Stuff That Ain’t in Your Wheelhouse

 

Stop spinning your wheels.

 

Start your blog intelligently. Hire specialists to handle tasks totally out of your skill set.  Doing so saves you hours or weeks of your time. Pay money to devote all of your time and energy to learning blogging and practicing blogging.

 

Outsourcing possibilities are limitless. Search Google and ask trusted blogging buddies for referrals.

 

Successful business owners pay someone to handle jobs:

 

  • they have not the skills to complete
  • to focus on critical business-building tasks
  • to free up time and energy for enjoying life offline

 

Observe business titans in any niche. Top entrepreneurs build companies manning employees to fulfill specific tasks. Even new bloggers need to invest money in outsourcing because micro-managing wastes time, energy and dilutes your focus.

 

Hire a web developer at the very least to begin blogging intelligently. Focus your energy on writing, creating and connecting.

 

4: PWCC

 

Practice writing.

 

Create.

 

Connect.

 

Andes Mountains, Cusco, Peru

Andes Mountains, Cusco, Peru

 

Practice writing daily. Write 1000 words in a Word document. Allow your voice to emerge. Stand out from the crowd. Even as a newb.

 

If you practice writing you will stand out like a T Rex in a Thai Buddhist Vegetarian Restaurant. Most bloggers only write if they are publishing a blog post, getting little practice. Hone this skill during your infant blogging days to run cyber laps around most bloggers.

 

Create helpful content through your:

 

  • blog
  • Facebook Live Broadcasts
  • podcasts

 

Focus mainly on your blog. Write and publish at least one post weekly. Cover pressing problems in your niche. Scan top blogs to observe said problems.

 

As for Facebook Live Broadcasts and podcasts, each approach humanizes you as a newbie blogger. Most new bloggers hide away in a cyber cave, being reclusive outcasts, afraid to show their face. Showing your mug on Facebook inspires readers to connect with you and you betcha doing live broadcasts goads you to dive into your fears.

 

Connect with top bloggers from your niche.

 

Practical Tips

 

  • comment genuinely on their blog posts
  • promote them on social media
  • feature them on your blog
  • email these blogging big dawgs, asking how you can help them

 

Suggested Resource: How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting

 

Video

 

13 Tips to Make Your Blogger Outreach Campaign Sizzle

 

 

Befriend these pros. Over time, as your skills improve, these big dawgs will promote you, endorse you and some will invite you to guest post on their blogs. All sweet gigs which boost your blog traffic.

 

Far and away, this is the most important tip to follow because creating and connecting forms the bread and butter of pro blogging campaigns. Pros create helpful content and build strong connections to position themselves to go pro. Imagine building a rock solid foundation for your blogging campaign by helping people with content and making friends with bloggers by assisting them.

 

Blogging is simple. Create and connect your way toward blogging success.

 

5: Double Down on Mindset Work

 

Spend 30-60 minutes daily working on your mindset.

 

Starting a blog unearths an avalanche of limiting beliefs dripping with fear, along with that mix of excitement and potential.

 

One minute, you see yourself being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel as the world’s most famous blogger.

 

The next minute you feel gripped by terror, fully believing that you wasted $200 on your domain and hosting for the year, because who would want to visit our blog, anyway?

 

Manage your energy. Face, embrace and release fears to blog from a predominant energy of love and fun.

 

Start (or continue):

 

  • meditating
  • doing yoga
  • praying
  • exercising

 

on a daily basis.

 

DO 1 or preferably all of the above on a daily basis. 

 

Managing my energy is the core reason why I am happy, almost always smiling, pretty detached, prolific, and some may say, charismatic.

 

Work on your mindset. Manage your energy to keep the fun alive as you figure out how to start your blog.

 

Bonus Tip: Brainstorm Monetizing Channels But Think Little About Money

 

Most newbie bloggers want to know how to make money from Day 1.

 

This is like picking up a basketball for the first time, shooting an air ball and saying:

 

“OK; I’m ready for the NBA! How am I going to make money with this skill?”

 

Most newbie bloggers want to know how to make money from Day 1. This is like picking up a basketball for the first time, shooting an air ball and saying: 'OK; I'm ready for the NBA! How am I going to make money with this skill?'Click To Tweet

 

No offense guys. You have SO much potential. You will succeed. But if you just started a blog, you are shooting on the 8 foot basket. You have not graduated to the 10 foot rim yet.

 

No worries; I was shooting on a baby Nerf basket 10 years ago.

 

Do not focus heavily on making money with your blog.

 

But in the same breath, brainstorm income ideas to slowly learn how to monetize your blog.

 

Like a little kid eating walnuts for the first time, one at a time. No need to squirrel away income streams, leading to chubby cheeks and information overload.

 

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Sunset Lake Nimham, Carmel, New York

 

Simply begin exploring one income idea that seems like it’d be fun to you. Maybe writing and self-publishing eBooks, or offering consulting services if you have experience in that area.

 

Devote roughly 5% of your energy to this step and 95% of your energy to the prior steps. Over months, you will open the income stream in a natural fashion.

 

Your Turn

 

Have you started your blog recently?

 

Or are you thinking about starting a blog?

 

What tips can you add to this list?

  1. Pilar says:
    at 2:27 pm

    Love this – an honest depiction of what it’s like to start a blog. Most people nowadays make it sound easy, but it is a LOT of work and you definitely need the right mindset for it. Yoga and meditation are a big help for sure!
    Mine is only a few months old, and there is so much I still need to learn. But it sure is fun! (most of the time, right?)
    Not a big fan of that spider though! XD

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:36 pm

      Mindset really is everything Pilar; with starting a new blog or anything in life. If you get the energy right, successful actions follow. As for the spider, he is a cute guy hehehe…

  2. Hassaan Khan says:
    at 6:23 am

    Hi Ryan,

    It couldn’t be better. I can tell everyone that these tips are a real powerhouse. I have seen it. Perhaps we all make mistakes at the beginning of our blogging careers — but when you guys get a chance like this to listen to someone like Ryan who has been there, gave his time, mastered the skills, and now crushing the game, you have to pay attention to these fantastic tips.

    I can vouch for writing 1000 words every day — I’d highly recommend writing and reading on a daily basis.

    One more thing: the reason why probloggers pay close attention to buying courses, books, and paid products is that these things help them grow. I can understand how newbie bloggers think that “how we can invest when we aren’t making a penny,” and let me tell you that this approach differentiates successful bloggers from others’. Successful bloggers are keen learners, and they spend money (on the things that matter to them), and their blogging careers start to change. I learned this lesson the hard way. Now, I spend money on books and other stuff just to make sure that I keep up with the industry.

    So Ryan just talked about the mindset; it’s real, folks. Work on that.

  3. Mr & Mrs Gist says:
    at 6:58 am

    There’s some great advice in this post Ryan, thanks for sharing! The spider creeps me out though! 🙂

  4. Israel Olatunji says:
    at 11:58 am

    It’s great to find the latest post here at the arena of passionate bloggers and to follow those tips to starting a blog. Thanks for adding links like the ’11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course’ and ‘How to Build an Online Empire through Blog Commenting’ which pin-points that an entire eBook can be written and published about blog commenting.

    Thanks for teaching those habits for being a highly prolific writer! Connecting to top bloggers from my niche by commenting genuinely on their blog posts, promoting them on social media, featuring them on my blogs as well as emailing them asking how I can offer helps is part of those tips to follow in starting a blog. This is amazing.

    I have just started a new blog a couple of weeks ago with lots of online business related articles published already and more than 100 genuine comments posted and approved.

    In the course of building out my blog with content, I noticed I wasn’t doing things right with the signals I received from Google Analytics. So, I began finding out where I was missing the road and found out that I wasn’t building links at all.

    I did my research and found that link building is the most crucial skill in SEO and it’s a must for getting more search engine traffic. I learned other SEO tactics such as link building basics, email outreach, finding high-quality links, content marketing, white hat and black hat links as well as link building strategies.

  5. Cori Ramos says:
    at 3:18 pm

    Hey Ryan!

    Thanks for sharing this great advice with us. I think you tapped into the most important aspects of starting a blog – each one of them just as important as the next.

    The one I can’t stress enough to new bloggers I talk to is to invest in their growth. We can’t grow on freebies. 🙂

    Great post as always Ryan!

    Cori

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:23 am

      Exactly Cori. No way we can grow and thrive off freebies alone. Even if someone has little cash just buy bite-sized eBooks to start with. Go from there. Expand with courses and services. Things turned the moment I spent money on my blog and education because it is an investment in present and future. Thanks much 🙂

  6. Nirodha Abayalath says:
    at 3:02 am

    Hi Ryan,

    Yeah! I just started creating content for my blog.

    I have been planning to set up my own blog for years and finally, I did it but, I have to fight too hard to overcome the fear for writing because I knew my writing is not good enough, my vocabulary is small, my grammar is not good. I was drowning in that kind of negative thoughts.

    Finally, I won the battle. I’m writing now.

    These tips are really important for me as a newbie and the best one is your bonus tip. I have been thinking about monetizing my blog since the day I started the blog but, then I decided to wait until I got a good audience.

    I may not be able to monetize my blog ever but, no problem. I won’t stop blogging because there are so many other benefits of blogging than money.

    Thanks for sharing this with us sir.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 9:13 pm

      Nirodha your grammar looks fine to me buddy. I say you’re rocking it out! Just keep at it and keep having as much fun as possible. If you are having fun you will persist. Monetizing and traffic building and all that good stuff happens naturally over the long haul. Thanks much buddy appreciate the comment 🙂

  7. Pamela Montgomery says:
    at 3:27 pm

    Ryan,
    Writing everyday and finding your unique voice is so key. I encourage anyone who wants to start a blog to find a topic that they love and want to share with the world. Do not stop if the traffic does not come right away. It takes time. However, by the time everyone finds you, your writing will be so much better. So, beginning bloggers, don’t be discouraged or afraid. Continue to showcase your expertise!

    Ryan, thanks for keeping us motivated.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:06 am

      Smart point Pamela! By the time traffic really shows up you will be a clearer, more confident blogger. Works out perfectly. I’d not want the traffic I see today when I was a horrible writer LOL.

  8. Mr.Bakshi says:
    at 12:43 am

    Hi Ryan, I am also a new blogger. Trying to be a great blogger like you. Your Ideas are unique, the way you writing is awesome, It really feels like someone talking behind me.

    I am not good in english. I want some ideas from you, how to write good blogs with good blogging language.
    Thanks

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 8:25 am

      Welcome to the Blogging Crew MB! I’d say practice writing 500 words daily in a Word document. Then trash the document. This is the best way to become a clearer, more confident writer so you feel good about your English. Which sounds great to me by the way 😉 Thanks bro.

  9. Hannah brice says:
    at 12:16 pm

    Great tips – particularly about investing in your writing and hiring people to help you. I have two blogs – one is a lifestyle blog and the other supports my marketing business. Completely different topics but both rely on help from others to keep them going! In terms of investing in your blogging, there are so many how to guides out there that it’s hard to pick out the quality advice. If it’s free it’s probably not as valuable.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 4:11 am

      It is so helpful to pay folks to help you Hannah. Smart move on your part. As for courses and guides I go with folks I know, like and trust. Since their free content is quality the courses are out of this world, quality-wise. Thanks much.

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