Useful tips to make it as a blogger

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When I first started blogging, more than 7 years ago, blogs weren’t what they are today. I started because I loved beauty and I wanted to share my opinions and reviews with the public and from there it took off to where I am today. Do I regret it? No way! I really love what I do, but I’ll be honest with you, it’s not always rainbows and sunshine.

Nowadays, if you want to get your name out there as a blogger, especially as a beginner, passion is not enough and you really have to do your homework and learn at least the basics before you even start writing your first article. I know that my remark might be shocking, but in a world with millions of blogs, you have to learn how to make yours stand up and gain readers and in order to do that you need to follow some steps.

Choose a niche and a blog title

It’s important to have a strategy and decide upfront what you want to write about. That way your blog won’t be confusing for the readers and they will know from the beginning what types of articles they can find on your blog. When you choose a title, choose something that you can relate too and that’s catchy and can be easily remembered.  Sometimes you might discover that the title you had in mind is taken, don’t be disappointed, try different names until you will find something to your liking.

There are plenty of influencers at the moment that could also be an inspiration to you when deciding what you want to write about. Take your time, look around and decide what is best for you.

Making your blog read and look good

This one is key. First and foremost, the most important thing people will notice is the aesthetics. That means you have to have a great design, as well as pay attention to things like the layout and ease of use. Don’t forget, that you should also be focusing on posting regularly so that there’s a stream of interesting content for your readers. To see what posts your readers like to read and engage with, I suggest you use Google Analytics, there you can find all the necessary information that you need to know about your audience and what works best.

Tell Everyone About Your Blog

You can think of other bloggers as your competition, but they can also be your allies when it comes to sharing resources and content, so connect with other blog owners as soon as possible. The way to go about this is to make a list of anyone you already know, and also search for others in your niche, and then start reaching out to these other bloggers right away.
Don’t forget to tell your friends and anyone you’re regularly in touch with about your blog, especially if it’s on a popular topic. Your goal should be to attract as many targeted readers as you can soon after your blog is launched, as this can help you make fast progress. Even though the kind of exposure you get may be small, it is still important to get something big going.

Social Media

Social Media is really important when you’re a blogger because you’ll initially need these followers in order to promote your posts! A good way of building this up is to regularly engage with other users so that your name is out there. I have to be honest that the sky is the limit when it comes to social media and although it’s fun, it’s also very time-consuming. To keep things well organized and avoid getting overwhelmed by everything, you should consider a scheduling tool to keep on top of your social media management. A social media content calendar is also handy, that way you have everything planned out and you don’t risk skipping a day without posting something.
The best time to take constructive action with your blog is right after it’s been launched, as this enables you to start off on the right foot and keep going from there. The more effort you put into it now, the more it will pay you back in the future.

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