I had my first blog for 3 years and no one commented. It was on blog spot and I uploaded everyday. It was in 2010.
Why did no on comment? Perhaps they didn’t find it interesting, but I think it also got to do with me not tagging any of my post, or sharing it on social media etc.I really didn’t even know what a blog was.
I use to write in my dairy everyday, year after year but after I discovered the internet, I searched for an online journal. Somehow I came across blog spot and picked a journal theme. And so I blogged for three years not knowing people could see it.
Lucky no one did. I went back to it tonight, and checked the stats, only 2 people have viewed it from America. There was noting good on that blog anyway. A whole lot about Jesus and my views.
I’ve been on WordPress for 4years now and I’ve learned some things here too.
So, why this entire story?
I’m starting a new series on my channel. It will be called ‘BEGINNER BLOGGER TIPS’
The postS will go up every Friday and Tuesday.
Let’s get into it!
What should you blog about?
Don’t stress if you don’t know what you want to blog about. Just write or post pictures of whatever comes natural to you. Do this for 1-3 months. See what you posted about a whole lot, and what not so much. The topic you posted a lot about is likely your theme for your blog. Viola, you found what your blog is going to be about.
If you find after 3months you still don’t know, that’s okay. I know great people who blog ‘a little about everything.’
How do I get followers?
After blogging for a month and tagging your posts, it’s likely that you have some people following you already. Now that you know what your topic for your blog is, you can search for other bloggers with similar content.
Comment genuine comments on their posts. People can tell when you are not genuine. Read the entire post before commenting. You might embarrasses yourself by reading the title, skimming through the post and then commenting asking for something that the person have answered in the post.
When you show interest in other people, people will show interest in you. If they don’t, then just move on. But people on WordPress are friendly, and they will normally come and check your blog out too. And that’s how you make friends and build a community.
What is quality content?
Make sure it’s not rushed, or like everyone else’s posts. Put a little bit of your personality in your work. I will go more in detail about it in next week’s questions. Also if you do not have a great camera for pictures, I will go in depth about websites that you can download free copyright images.
How much time should you spend on your blog?
You can spend how much time you want, but if you are serious about blogging, a minimum of 2 hours per day will do.
Why 2hours? Well, you have to think about a blog idea, then plan it. Then write it and find pictures for it. That already takes two hours if you put effort in. But say it took an hour, then you have one hour left. With that hour you have to find new blogs that you like. Also, see what’s new with your current followers.
Something I love to do is find different kinds of blogs, not only fashion related. Even though my blog is mainly about fashion. I do this because I get inspired by reading other peoples blog. It gives me a fresh perception and I channel that perception into fashion. And that’s how you keep peoples attention.
How often should you post?
That is what you prefer. I try to post twice per day, everyday. Why? Words just come out of my fingers and I have the urge to write it down. It comes naturally to me. I have a goal of making blogging my full time career.
But how about you? Are you only doing it as a hobby? Then once a week is okay.
What if I don’t post on my blog for a while?
It happens to everyone. Life is life. Depression happens, period mood swings happens, people die, school work and work needs to be done etc.
When you do feel to come back to blogging, you are always welcome. People understand. You can explain why you went away, in a open way, like I did here, or just a light way, like I did here. You can come back with a humble post or a BANG.
I think I will stop here for today. If you have any other questions then you can ask me in the comments below.
Did this first post help you? Anything else you want me to write on?
Next week’s questions will be:
How to improve your content
Ideas for topic to write about that will keep your audience attention.
The safest places to find free copywriter images, videos and software to improve your blog.