A few days ago, I decided that I was going to make some changes to my blog. I want to add more discussion type posts once a week. To kick things off, today’s post is a guest post written by a blogger who I feel has become my bbf (blogger best friend), Megan at BookslayerReads. Her blog is amazing, so please do check it out after reading this post.
Hello there, fellow readers! I am in no way a professional blogger, nor do I know everything there is to know about blogging. But in the short period of time I have been a blogger, I have learned a few things… and I’d like to share some “Blogger to Blogger Advice” with you today!
Some of these pieces of advice you may have heard before. So if you have, maybe that means we’re right! This advice is not coming from a professional, as I said, so you can take it how you want, but these are my personal suggestions for newbie bloggers!
1. BE YOURSELF
This is always the number one rule to anything in my book. Being yourself is so important. Don’t try to be like anyone else. Your own personality is what makes your blog unique and that’s what people are looking for.
Interaction is a huge part of blogging. Respond to people who take time out to comment on your blog. And don’t forget to comment on other blogs! Sparking up a conversation with a fellow blogger is a lot fun! Try it!
3. SIMPLE LAYOUTS
Personally, I’ve found that most people prefer to read blogs that are easy to read and easy to navigate. Cluttered blogs or blogs with fonts that are difficult to read are less appealing. Just keep it simple!
4. WRITE WHAT YOU WANT
This kinda goes hand-in-hand with number one… but always write about what makes you happy. Believe it or not, readers can tell if you’re writing something just to be writing it. If there’s no passion behind the writing, it’ll show. And no one wants to read something that doesn’t have a bit of personality behind it!!
5. LINK BACK TO A POST
This seems to be a real issue lately, I believe. When you tag someone, always make sure to link back to their post. If you don’t link back to a specific post, the blogger will not get the pingback and they will have no idea that you even tagged them! Which isn’t good. So always try to remember this piece of advice.
Well, there you have it! I know it’s not much, but it’s important! So I hope you guys use this advice to your advantage and found this post helpful!
Did you find this advice helpful? Do you agree with me? Are there some pieces of advice you think I missed? Let us know in the comments!