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.

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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.

Happy living!

Chantal xx


44 responses to “BEGINNER BLOGGER TIPS”

  1. Glaiza Binayas Avatar

    I totally agree to what you said on how to gain more followers πŸ™‚ looking forward to the the next blog post about this blogger tips. πŸ‘

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Yeah it such a wonderful WordPress community, right? Thanks for reading, and I see you next week!

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  2. stylevibelife Avatar

    Loved this! Really needed this as I’m going through this with my blog!

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      This makes me so happy! Do you have any particular questions?

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  3. Carol // Aussie Mum Blogger Avatar

    Hi there, this is amazing! I am a new Blogger and I am taking notes. The hardest thing is trying to blog with work and a baby! But when I do write something I make sure it’s from the heart and not forced!

    Fantastic post! Xx

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey Carol! Can I just say you have an amzing blog, and so well thought out. I loved the one post about your mother in law , so brave! And I can imagine how challenging it must be to work, have a baby and blog. But you are doing it, hashtag superwoman

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      1. Carol // Aussie Mum Blogger Avatar

        Thank you so much for checking my blog out! I always find writing the truth helps. I love writing and it keeps me sane! Looking forward to your next post! Taking notes and learning heaps xx 😊😊😊

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      2. Carol // Aussie Mum Blogger Avatar

        Thank you for the kind words also 😚😚😚😚

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  4. Sophie Green: Brushes and Blushers Avatar
    Sophie Green: Brushes and Blushers

    Hey! Thanks for this, it can feel like a struggle when you’re sat on your own wth your laptop, it’s hard to remember that everyone started somewhere, and I can tell this is going to be really helpful! Great idea xxx

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      That is so true, everyone started somewhere! It’s so comforting to know, right? And thanks πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xx

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  5. reocochran Avatar

    Good luck and you are on your way! Enjoy and don’t stress too much. 😊

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey thanks for the well wishes, but I don’t understand this comment πŸ™‚ Why are you wishing me luck, and not stressing? Did you read the entire post? πŸ™‚

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  6. courtalex95 Avatar
    courtalex95

    Oooh thanks for sharing your tips Chantal πŸ™‚ I have been trying to get better at coming up with blog post ideas so I don’t keep disappearing for months at a time. I’m also trying to do the same for Youtube, it’s just the time :/ Can you put tips on how to share your content? I get very nervous about sharing my content on my personal pages because I don’t know if people I know will support me and I feel embarrassed by my things (I know, bad).

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I’ve been there at disappearing for months on end, or sometimes uploading such crap posts. So I know exactly what you mean! I will get to the questions you asked in my post tomorrow xx πŸ˜€

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      1. courtalex95 Avatar
        courtalex95

        Yay πŸ€—

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  7. travelfeverstories2017 Avatar
    travelfeverstories2017

    Good hints, thanx 😁

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Ah thank you so much, is there something specific that you liked? So I know in future what to write about more? πŸ™‚

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  8. Anchal Avatar

    I can so well correlate with your situation. Even I went through a similar phase when I received no likes and comments on my blog and I stopped eventually. But I am back now and eagerly looking forward to getting more tips from you. Loved your write-up!

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I Just came back form your blog, saw you haven’t posted anything yet, and that’s good. As long as you have your blog up. it’s nice to hear from someone who has also been down the road of no one commenting etc. Hope to see your blogpost up soon, let me know when it’s out. I wana see and read! Excited for you!

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      1. Anchal Avatar

        Hi Chantal. I have around 30 posts on my blog. Just a beginner though. Do checkout my posts. Waiting eagerly for your reply!

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  9. libbyjadeblog Avatar

    Hi Chantal, really loved this post! I’m someone who’s fairly new to the whole ‘blogging community’, so your tips are really helpful; I’ll definitely take them on board! I know someone else has mentioned this in the comments too but any tips when it comes to sharing content/promoting posts? x

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey I just came back from your blog now and oh my gosh, you have taste! Did you take those pictures yourself? I will be sharing that in tomorrow’s post yes, seeing as this is a question that needs an answer. See you tomorrow! xx

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      1. libbyjadeblog Avatar

        Aw thank you so much, that really means a lot! Yes all the photography is done myself :). Ok brilliant, I look forward to reading it xx

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  10. Christine Avatar

    Thank you for this post! Just started a new blog a week ago after taking an almost four year hiatus. I completely agree with you that post should not be rushed. Whenever I feel inspired or have an idea I type a draft on my phone….just to have a bank of ideas for future post. Writers block is real though lol.

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Welcome welcome!! Why am I so excited for you! πŸ˜€ I can’t stop smiling!! Yeah I agree, when inspiration strikes the end result is always such a beautiful thing. I’ve learned to also schedule my posts, or have some drafts for those times when writers block comes around, it is so real LOL

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      1. Christine Avatar

        Thank you again πŸ™‚

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  13. happyhippyhousewifeidaho Avatar

    Great tips! I’m just starting out with my blog and am looking for all the help I can get. I love to write and I’m looking for a way to channel that. 😊

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I’m looking forward to reading all that you have channeled! πŸ™‚

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        Thank you! 😊 I have a a whole list of ideas I can’t wait to get out into the world!

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    taylorbateson

    I loved the tips! Thank you and I hope to use some and get my new blog better and better (:

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I’m excited with you! Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

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      1. taylorbateson Avatar
        taylorbateson

        I will (:

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    kabbster93

    Love this amazing tips!

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    Thank you for this one !!

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    Thank you for taking a moment to give a few tips! I just started a blog and this gave me a few ideas on how to gain views and followers!

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    Ahan!! Loved the tips!! So accurate and much needed for a person like me (a new blogger). Thanks a bunch. 😊

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    dreamfilleddaughter

    As I just started my blog up last week, I loved this! Thank you for all the help!!

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    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I’m so happy this post helped you! Ask if you would like to know anything else!

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