Tips for new bloggers!

Tips for new bloggers!

As a fairly new-ish blogger myself, I thought it’d be useful if I share some of the biggest things I’ve learnt so far in my 4/5 months of blogging. So here are some tips for those of you out there who are just starting out – I hope they help!

  • Don’t get too hung up on numbers. A small loyal and interactive following is much better than having 10,000 followers that don’t pay attention to what you post. It takes time to build up a good following so just be patient.
  • Be consistent. Being consistent and keeping to an upload schedule can keep you organised, make your blog look more professional and encourage people to come back to your blog on particular days to check for posts.
  • However, don’t set the bar too high. Don’t go trying to get a post up every single day – fewer quality posts are much better than lots of rubbish posts.
  • Don’t be afraid to make the first move and email companies and ask to collaborate. There is no harm in asking and the worst they can do is say no. Don’t sit around waiting for doors to open; go and open doors for yourself.
  • If you do collaborate with a company, be sure to ask them to share the post via their social media too. You’re doing them a favour so why shouldn’t they do you one too?
  • Act like you’re a professional, even if you’re not. Make yourself a contact email and create a professional signature for your emails – make a good impression.
  • Create a PR/Contact me page for your blog to make it as easy as possible for companies to contact you and to make it clear that you are PR friendly.
  • Set up an Instagram and a Twitter account and get following fellow bloggers to make friends. Share your blog on as many platforms as possible to reach as many people as you can.
  • Collaborate with other bloggers. You can make new friends and share each others blogs and reach new people. Create a new tag together, something that might catch on and get your name thrown about the internet a bit.
  • Think about investing in a camera. Personally, I feel like pictures are often what attract me to a blog post so make sure you’re taking some good shots to accompany your post. To be honest, most phones these days are pretty decent quality, so if you can’t afford a camera, find yourself some good editing apps and play around and see if you can make them look better quality than they actually are.
  • Only post about things that matter to you. Don’t go writing about certain products/topics just because you think other people want to read about them – write for yourself and write about what you’re interested in. Writing about something you don’t actually have any interest in will probably come across in your writing and won’t be enjoyable, so why do it?

Let me know in the comments if you have anymore tips – I’m still learning and could definitely use them. Thanks for reading! You can find my social media links here if you want to hear more from me!

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14 Comments

  1. May 10, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Great post! I completely agree, you should take the first step and contact companies! That’s how I got a lot of products to try out and collabs.

    • May 20, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Definitely! I mean after all, you’re doing them a favour as much as they’re doing you one. There’s no harm in asking so why not!x

  2. May 10, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Such a great post. It’s definitely super helpful not only to new bloggers but also in general, great tips. xx

    • May 20, 2017 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks beaut! Tbh I keep coming back to it, it’s helping me haha!xx

  3. May 10, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    These are all really helpful tips. I think a lot of people started their blogs in January this year. Being active on social media has really helped me. I do struggle with managing it all though. x

    • May 20, 2017 / 1:41 pm

      Me too, I’ve heard about lots of apps though where you can schedule posts to go up – maybe it’d be a good idea to dedicate an hour to setting them all up and then not having to do it all throughout the week when you’re busy?x

  4. May 11, 2017 / 12:54 am

    Love all these tips, couldn’t agree more! x

  5. May 11, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I’m a fairly new blogger too and I literally found this SO HELPFUL so thanks so much!!! I need to like keep this post up in my tabs as a reference hahaha!! xxx

  6. May 11, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I’ve been blogging on and off for the better part of 4 years, I used to be on BlogSpot but just switched to wordpress and like it much better. I just wanted to tell you that your post rings true and that they are some great tips. Love, Emma

    • May 20, 2017 / 1:39 pm

      I’ve tried BlogSpot too, but I find WordPress much easier to use and navigate. Thank you so much lovely 🙂 x

  7. May 12, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Oh yesss you said it girl, it’s always a process when you first start blogging but everything and all the time you put into it is sooo worth it in the end! From my personal experience I 100% agree with you on the “don’t get caught up in the numbers” it will on its own grow in due time. And also, being consistent is key. I found that when I was consistently blogging people were getting to know me and be more familiar with my page because they’d see my posts more often. Great helpful tips Emma<3

    xo, JJ

    • May 20, 2017 / 1:38 pm

      I completely agree, I think people like feeling as if they know you on a personal level and it makes them come back for more. Thanks Jenny 🙂 x

  8. May 29, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    This is such a great post, you’ve included so many good points that I would share myself. Posting about what you love and like is probably the main thing for being a blogger as you’ll be passionate about the topic and your following will find you!
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

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