5 BLOGGING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

July 30, 2017


It seems like every time someone sneezes, a new blog is born. Doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, some of the owners or creators of these blogs don't seem to have the slightest idea what they are going into, so their blogs die off in no time.

So here are a few things you need to know before you begin a career in blogging.
First of all, Running a blog is hard, it's as hard as running any other business, it's time consuming, life- draining, money-demanding and exhausting.

After blogging for a while, I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience, there are so many things I have been disillusioned about and a couple of things I have been encouraged and propelled by.

So, here are some blogging tips for beginners :

1 . YOU'LL BE CONSTANTLY ONLINE: i really don't know how to title this but, I think it's clear already. As a blogger you can't really afford to run out of data, (if you live in Africa you'll understand) you'll have to be online all the time, needless to say,
Telecommunications people will make a lot of money from you.
There are days when I genuinely just want to go offline and stay away from social media, and just concentrate on interacting with people in the real world, but at such times I am reminded that if I don’t want cobwebs and roaches to take over this space I need to be online to keep pruning and updating, regardless of how I feel.


2. TRAFFIC : nobody is going to tell you that buying a website, creating an awesome blog post and clicking publish will not automatically Bring readers. Hell no!!! after all that hard work you are still going to lure people to read your content, you'll become a social media junkie who needs to be on almost every platform, and you're going to keep your ears down for the latest. After publishing a post you'll have to share on every social media platform and keep sharing, just to get people to read your post. what do you expect when there are a million other blogs out there.

3. WRITERS BLOCK : if you're not a gossip, news or entertainment blogger, there will be days when you will have no idea what to write about. Your supply of blog topics will literally run dry and you will start looking around for the slightest inspiration from everyone and everything. On days like that you will feel like giving up but if you started out for the right reasons, you won't get deterred.

4. TIME : creating a blog post takes time, running a blog will take a considerable amount of your time, in fact if you are not very careful you could spend the whole day creating just one post. For me it's my nights that suffer, I spend countless hours at night trying to create relevant content for my blog. I get bulgy eyed and really sleepy but I keep going, i signed up for it.

5. MONEY DOESN'T COME QUICKLY : if your sole objective of starting a blog is to make money, please begin to consider other options because it doesn't come easy. you'll probably end up like one of those bloggers who start up with fervency and in no time their blogs die off because they got disappointed.
Making money through blogging is a reality but it takes patience and time.

So there you have it, this list is in no way exhaustive. The important thing is, blogging is really rewarding whether it brings financial reward or not, for those of us who are passionate about it, it gives us a sense of purpose.
So, dear intending blogger start a blog for the right reasons, Bearing in mind that it's not easy to run a blog, and as long as you know what it takes and are willing to give it, you'll be fine.

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24 comments

  1. Every single bit of the article is. Spot on. Writers block, money and traffic are daily struggles

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  2. Can totally agree with this article! I think traffic is the hardest part honestly! Its so tough to keep it up and get people to keep coming back!

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  3. I never really had the writer block so far but I can relate to all of the other points. Money does not come quickly and I spend my life on social! although I have started to cut out... switching off all devices at 9 and reading until bed time!

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  4. Thank you for this article. I have been at my blog for all of two months and already tired of almost always being on social media sharing my blog lol..But keeping at it.

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  5. I would like to add that it is a slow process, from the first sentence of each post to the editing and image work that goes into it.

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  6. Oh my goodness this post is so true! It is amazing the amount of time you spend online for sure! And traffic ohhh trying to get traffic!

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  7. I completely agree. Being online all the time can be exhausting but that is honestly the best way to grow your brand authentically x

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  8. Money does not come quickly or easily. Making any money doing blogging takes a lot of time and a lot of effort, just like any other paid endeavor of value.

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  9. Yup, so true. I feel like I'm online most of the day. But I do make sure to take breaks. And I hate when I get writer's block.

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  10. You are SO right about the money not coming quickly. I've seen too many people start and fizzle out because the money didn't start flowing immediately.

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  11. The time spent online is pretty high but it's soooo worth it. Gotta do it for the love.

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  12. These are awesome things that bloggers need to know. I've been blogging a bit over a year and a half and I didn't know most of these things!

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  13. Yes, all very true. I've been blogging since 2010 and I can relate to all of your points.

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  14. Thanks for this ! I'm new into blogging so this article helps me anticipate what I'm getting into! Preparation is the key ! Www.crayonized.com

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  15. This is a fantastic read for those who wonder if starting a blog is really for them - if they have the patience and commitment to see it through. Thanks for sharing your blogging insights!

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  16. Yep! So true! I've been doing this for nearly six years and I can attest that all of these points are very true!

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  17. What great information. I've been blogging for about 3 years now and I still learn something new every day. Blogging is definitely time consuming but so worth the effort!

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  18. Your post is so true. I think staying online 24/7 and trying to write new contents are the hardest things to do for new bloggers. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Blogging needs patience, you cannot make it too quick. But your mind shoot be confident and quick thinking.

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  20. I couldn't have said any of this better. I feel like my site is my second home lol. I'm online day and night.

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  21. Yes, constantly being online and my husband wants to take away my computer now :-(

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  22. I totally agree with you, I live in Tanzania and yes you cant afford to run out of data :) these days I am online more than I anticipated, blogging is a 24/7 job. Great post.

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