When you create a blog, there’s a buzz around actually having a blog. You start knowing the content you want to upload. You know where you want to go and have some exciting plans.
Take it slow
A lot of bloggers rush into it. You don’t need to blog daily when you get started. You don’t need to focus on gaining 100 followers in your first day or your first week.
Taking it slow allows you to gradually understand what is involved in blogging. Blogging isn’t just the writing. You need to promote. Your blogs need photos (if that’s what you want).
Don’t worry what anyone else is doing. The beauty of being a newbie blogger is that you can just write and experiment with content. Just because someone has written an amazing blog post, doesn’t mean you need to do the same as them.
Find your individuality. Write a few blog posts, and you’ll start to understand how you want your blog posts to look, how long you want them to be, and the topics you want to discuss.
The most important tip of all; be yourself. Be true to yourself. Write from the heart. Speak up about the topics you feel passionate about. Start your journey as yourself. As your blog grows, your audience will know you.
Having the relationship with your readers is a beautiful thing. It’s a friendship like no other. Relationship building brings people back to your blog. People who you build relationships will share your content. Brands will take notice.
Keep it simple
When you start blogging, I highly recommend not having a schedule. Schedules early on can be daunting. It also sets an expectation from the very beginning. No one expects you to write 3 times a week. No one expects you to be on social media every waking moment.
Take a deep breath and enjoy the start of your blogging journey.
You’re a blogger! SMILE! You have an amazing opportunity to do some amazing things with your blog! You’ll make friendships with like-minded people. You’ll connect with other bloggers around the world. You’ll talk. You’ll email. You’ll get to share your life with each other.
Blogging is one of the only things I’ve stuck with in my life because blogging is like nothing else. You get to develop as a person. You get to learn things about yourself you never knew. You get to create.