10 TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN BLOG

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Although I only started my blog just over a year ago now, it does feel like I’ve been doing it a heck of a lot longer. When I first startedI was questioning myself day in day out whether I could see myself keeping it up, and with being at University full-time I was a bit sceptical. However now I couldn’t think of anything worse than giving up my blog. It’s something I’m hugely passionate about and would love to have the opportunity to take it on full-time, but only the future can tell. I’m no blogging expert, but we all started somewhere so I have a few tips for you to get you started.

Don’t be afraid to start. Now, this sounds pretty darn obvious, but most people I’m sure um and ah for a while before actually sitting down, writing a post and hitting the ‘publish’ button. Be proud of your work and don’t let others opinions hold you back. Hit that publish button and see how happy you feel.

Only create a blog if you’re going to be committed. This was my big question when I started. I wasn’t sure how committed I could be, and I didn’t want to start and then flop after just a few weeks. If you have spare time or know in your mind that you can create some time to create content and keep up with your blog, then go for it. Once you create time it’ll become natural to you, and nevermake it seem like a ‘chore’.

Creating your own content is fun. Only ever post about subjects that GENUINELY interest you. There would be nothing worse than forcing yourself to spill words onto the page for publishing when you’re heart isn’t into it. Don’t be scared to share something different either, that’s what gets people noticed.

Be realistic. If in you’re mind you’re only starting your blog to become a full-time blogger, then that’s not the right mind-set to have. Blogging takes time. Don’t expect to be like a Kardashian and earn money overnight. Be in it to enjoy it. I only do it as a hobby so I can write what I want, when I want, and it’s good that way.

Don’t be in it for the freebies. Yes, you can earn amazing opportunities with brands from blogging. But don’t let this be your only aim. It takes time and a lot of effort to become noticed by brands, and when that opportunity comes up cherish it and be proud of yourself. Don’t take it for granted.

Be happy with the content you’re putting out. When writing a post I find it important to be completely happy with what you’re saying. This pairs amoxil to buy with the idea that creating your own content is fun, you should really enjoy what you’re putting on your blog. Also, it really shows in the way you present it.

Link your social media profiles. At the very beginning ensure that all of your social platforms are linked to your blog. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube – they all count. This will help you build a following and therefore generate traffic and direct your readers to the right places. This also applies to if you are mentioning your profiles in a blog post, as it’ll direct the readers to the right place. And who knows, might even encourage them to engage with you.

Network, Network, Network. Making new connections and being engaged in the community is all about networking. Whether this is online or at an event its good to be engaged, and this may bring about new opportunities. Make friends with other bloggers and even brands, go to events and set yourself up within this amazing blogging community. It’s a great way to interact with others from all over the world. I’ve made some amazing friends online that live in places such as America, Holland, Germany, Australia and so so many people near me in the UK, it’s been its most engaging experience.

Read more. This is one of my biggest tips if you’re constantly on the hunt for inspiration. Whilst videos and pictures may be great, reading gives you so many more ideas, ones you may have never thought of writing about before. I make sure I read articles, blogs and magazines everyday to try and help my imagination flow. A good place to start with this is to follow other bloggers in your niche, check up on their content regularly and from there gather your own ideas and inspiration.

Be professional. It’s never good to bad mouth brands, bloggers or other people. It won’t get you very far and doesn’t make a very good impression. I’ve never done this myself, but have seen it once or twice and it always ends quite badly. Stay positive and be nice, it will get you a lot further and help you make some amazing connections.

What I love most about blogging is the ability to share your own creative content with the whole world. And through this, you make some amazing connections and get offered some opportunities you may have never imagined yourself being involved in. If you have any ideas of your own or wish to ask me a question, please feel free to comment below.

Megan ??

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