Blog Advice for Newbies

Believe it or not, Lidsandtricks.com was not my first blog. I started blogging back in 2013 but as a school project that turned into a passion.

That being said, those starting out may feel intimidated and have no idea where to start. This is perfectly normal. Until you find your flow and style you’re going to feel like a teenager going through puberty.

Below are some pointers to consider when starting out.

Be Yourself

Write for yourself and don’t worry about likes, comments and follows (these will come over time). But in the meantime find your voice and your audience. Write for yourself and gain your confidence in the blogging community.

Follow to Unfollow

When you do start to get follower don’t be intimidated if they unfollow you. Unfortunately, there is a trend right now called “follow to unfollow”. People will follow you, so you follow them back, then immediately unfollow you. It’s unfortunate but a sad reality in the blogging world as fake followers have become a thing. But hey! you followed point one and you’re only blogging for yourself right?!

Photography

Aesthetically speaking, viewers will see your photography or photos before reading your content. Good photography will draw in views and there are a million ways to enhance the quality of your photos from styling to editing.

However, what you may not be unaware of, is that large HD photos can take a minute to load. When a photo has time to load viewers may be inpatient and leave before the page has finished.

In today’s society, a large portion of internet users has smartphones. In order to cater to this demographic on your blog, use smaller but quality photos.

Girl writing on a black keyboard

Comment, Comment, Comment

If you want to viewers to come and comment on your work then you have to be the same. This is also an excellent way of connecting and networking with your blogging community. Personally, I try to comment on 10-30 on both Bloglovin’  and WordPress each day.

If you like the post then let the Author know! You would be surprised how far this will go.

Drafting and Posting

If you think, I just spent the last hour writing a mind blowing post–think again. I  keep a notebook with post ideas (which I recommend). When I’m in a writing mood I will draft 3-5 posts at a time. There is nothing as awful as writer’s block and this is the best to avoid that.

I also stopped posting on Sundays and Holidays. By analysing my site stats I can tell these are my slowest days. Instead, I use these days to edit old content, promote my blog, and draft content for the week to come.

What do you think about this post? Was it helpful? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to hit the follow button.

You can also follow Lidsandtricks on PinterestFacebookTwitterInstagram, and Bloglovin’.

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37 thoughts on “Blog Advice for Newbies

  1. mobilefriendly2017 says:

    Beautiful, amazing & great work this is ! And I remember one line, ” Giving others help will give you help when you want, and it becomes twice effective when you expected nothing in return “! So much thanks for sharing this & keep sharing such effective post !

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  2. wordbite says:

    Dear AMT07, a good post indeed. Started recently with my blog too, your advices are useful! Find that the most important thing is to remember that we write for ourselves and not for others or for the likes…
    Bye!

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    • amt07 says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment! Here’s an exclusive just for you!

      I have a post for blogging newbies centered around content creation dropping this week. So keep your eyes peeled!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Crunchy For Me says:

    I started my blog earlier this month and this post is full of useful tips. Keeping a notebook to write post ideas in is a great suggestion. I’m going to start writing ideas down so I always have a few to choose from.

    Thank you for the advice!

    Like

  4. cinderbear19 says:

    One of the first things I told myself when I started my blog was that I was writing for myself. Since I’m still going despite having few followers and no comments I guess it’s true. Although every one makes me smile, so thanks for yours!

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  5. readingforsanitymom says:

    Great post! I just started my blog and write mostly for myself and my sisters (who i’m sure are the only ones who read my blog lol). I have a list of ‘post ideas’ that i keep to help me get organized. You are so right about the follow to unfollow! Thanks for the useful tips!

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    • amt07 says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post and thank you for taking the time to comment. A lot of bloggers start out with their family supporting them so this is normal.

      “If you write it they will come!”

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