For this week installment of Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya noted that she has discovered some useful tip or technique from other bloggers and said to herself, “If only I had known this when starting out!”
So, to that end, Dr. Tanya wants us to share…
3 Tips For New Bloggers
This is a bit of a challenge, since each blogger had his or her own reasons for starting a blog and has their own goals and objectives, so I’m not sure I can come up with three universal tips. That said….
1. Write about what interests you, because if you’re not interested in what you write, others probably won’t be either.
2. Proofread carefully before publishing. We all make mistakes or have typos in our posts because behind every blog is a human being and none of us is perfect. But make an effort to try and catch errors, whether in spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, or syntax. No matter what you’re writing about, if there are a lot of those kinds of errors, people are not going to be bothered reading your posts. And by people, I mean me.
3. Be patient. If you’re a new blogger, it may take some time for people to discover your blog. So if you don’t get a whole lot of views, likes, comments, or followers in the early days of your blog, don’t get disheartened. One of the best ways for your blog to start getting noticed is to interact with other bloggers. Read their posts and comment on them. Not perfunctory comments like “nice post” or “good job,” but substantive comments that show that you really did read the post. What did you like about it? Why did you enjoy it? If you comment on someone else’s post, they are more likely to visit your blog.