I’m truly excited to share this post with new bloggers out there. This is a round-up of blogging tips for beginners is from a wide variety of bloggers who’ve been blogging for more than one year (many much longer).
As a beginner blogger, everything looks extremely overwhelming. You are excited with so many ideas, yet there is SO much to learn and that can feel daunting.
You may spend time checking out other bloggers social media accounts/websites and wondering how they do it.
So, today I’m sharing some thoughts to inspire you on your new blogging journey.
I made sure to provide advice and tips from experienced bloggers in a variety of niches – everything from mom blogs to recipe sites, money, pets, blogging, personal growth and more.
Let’s get into it!
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9 Stellar Blogging Tips for Beginners – Advice From Experienced Bloggers!
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- Blogging tips for beginners – helping you build a successful blog.
- Strategies you can use to improve your blog as a new blogger.
- Blogging tips and tricks that will help you beginner bloggers stand out from the rest.
- Honest advice from experienced bloggers to help you set expectations for your blog growth.
- Links to blogging resources to help you dig deeper into each piece of advice.
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The Best Blogging Tips for Beginners (Advice from Seasoned Bloggers)
1. Be Passionate About Your Blogging Niche
Alex – It’s Not Complicated Recipes
Blogging since 2017
“Be patient and blog about something you love!
I would only recommend starting a blog if you’re passionate about what you’re writing about.
Blogging takes time – you’ll need to put in a lot of work to see success, but when it happens – it is absolutely worth it.
As it takes time, however, it is important that you enjoy the journey. If you love food, write about food. If it is something else, make that your niche.
Be prepared to put in the hard work when it comes to blogging, especially when you’re first starting out. I recommend doing as much research as possible when you’re in the early stages of blogging – knowledge is power, and there is a lot to learn.”
2. Don’t Play The Comparison Game
Nicole – The Professional Mom Project
Blogging since 2016
“All new bloggers look at those who’ve been at it for a long time and think that success, traffic, income etc can come to them quickly.
They aren’t looking at all of the hard work, hours of time spent writing content, promoting the content etc that went into what the blog has become. It’s important for new bloggers not to compare their start – new blog, social media following etc with a more experienced blogger’s middle.
It’s like comparing apples and oranges and only discourages a new blogger.”
3. In the Beginning Focus on One Main Blogging Task Each Day
Suchot – The Curious Frugal
Blogging since 2018
“It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the beginning because there is just so much to do to set up and start a blog.
Choose one main thing you’ll work on in a day so you’re not jumping around to different tasks which can be mentally draining. That can be setting up WordPress, figuring out which plugins you want, creating graphics, writing, editing, etc.
There will always be more to do and this is awesome because it means your blog is a growing, dynamic thing!”
4. Always Learn Through Every Step of Your Blogging Journey
Britt – Shed Happens
Blogging since 2013
“Dedicate yourself to being a student – now at the beginning of your journey and every step along the way.
Continue learning by reading ebooks and blogs, registering in online courses and networking with other bloggers. The more you learn, the more questions it will raise, and that’s okay! Embrace it.
Identify the bloggers that are succeeding in the areas that you are looking to improve at, and follow their lead. You are capable of anything if you dedicate yourself to the work!”
Margaret – Suburban Tourist
Blogging since 2010
“Never be afraid to try something new and challenging. Read, research and try things out. If they don’t work, move on and find another solution.
The resources for bloggers are so much greater now than they were 10 years ago when I was starting out. There are fantastic Facebook group communities where bloggers can help each other out. Ask for help, and you’ll receive it!”
Check out these free blogging courses to uplevel your skills!
6. Know Your Target Audience
Brandi – The Cultured Baby World
Blogging since 2010
“If you intend to monetize your blog one day, you must treat your blog like a business. Start with a strategy and know your audience. Once you identify your target audience, create high-quality content that solves your reader’s problems, addresses their needs, and fulfills their curiosities.
When you craft articles, ask yourself:
“Why would my audience care about this?”
“What problem am I solving for them?”
“What’s in it for them?”
When you consider your audience’s needs, they are more likely to share your content. And shared content means more views, blog growth, and eventually, money in your hand.”
Becca – With Love, Becca
Blogging since 2017
“When I first started my blog I was on WordPress.com, never once thought about a blog niche, and honestly just had fun putting my stories out into the world. I have changed a ton about my blog since then, and would I like to have avoided having to change my hosting, my blog name, and my URL structure? Sure thing! Tech stuff is a pain. But at the same time, I’ve gotten a lot from the learning process and probably wouldn’t change much about how I’ve done things even if it would have made my blog grow faster. I’m not a huge proponent of magic bullets!
My two biggest pieces of advice for new bloggers would be to get clear about who you’re writing to and always keep learning. I always had a general idea of who my audience was, but once I narrowed in on this super clearly I could think more about what content my audience wants and needs and how that coincides with what I like to write about.
And then the learning piece. In addition to being a writer, I’m also a career coach and a giant nerd. My blog was pretty stagnant for a while in terms of traffic, but when I used my own career coaching advice and started asking more questions and getting help things took off. If you want to turn this into a business there is so much to learn and lots of great people, like Yolanda, ready to light the way!”
7. Learn SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Rachel – Radical Strength
Blogging since 2019
“When I first started blogging I thought I had done a ton of research on what to do and I knew about the importance of SEO, but I ignored fully incorporating keyword research into my blog posts.
The idea of keyword research seemed like something that was for more elite bloggers and required a deeper understanding of tech and expensive tools. Some of my earliest blog posts have me ranking near the top for keywords now, but they aren’t high volume and so don’t bring me as much traffic as they could if I’d done a better job focusing on better keywords.
I later learned that it takes a good six months to a year for your keywords to really rank so I wish I’d done the hard work at the beginning. Don’t hold off on investing in a course on SEO and a keyword research tool. I could have been getting a lot more Google traffic sooner if I had just done proper keyword research from the beginning.”
Note from Yolanda: When starting out with SEO I highly recommend this eBook: Easy On Page SEO. It provides step by step advice on everything you need to do to set up each blog post to rank in Google.
7. Legally Protect Your Blog
Lucrezia – Blogging for New Bloggers & Tiny Love Bug
Blogging since 2017
“Treat your blog as your business from day 1 and protect it legally.
I understand that the legal side of blogging may not be as glamorous and exciting as other aspects of your blogging life. I get that it’s not always easy to tackle your legal compliance and I know that unfortunately, there is not much advice out there specifically geared towards bloggers and online entrepreneurs.
But if you don’t dot the i’s and cross the t’s when it comes to the legal requirements, you may end up not having a blog or business at all!
So, if you haven’t already, please do yourself a favour and take action to protect yourself and your blog legally.
And if you get a bit overwhelmed, don’t you worry. I have plenty of FREE or affordable legal resources to help you out, including plug-and-play templates specifically designed for bloggers, content creators, and other website owners!”
8. Make Pinterest a Priority
Yolanda (that’s me!) – Full Circle Digital & Put The Kettle On
Blogging since 2017
“For most bloggers, Pinterest drives the majority of their traffic, especially for new bloggers who are doing it right – so get to know Pinterest. Make it your priority promotional tool if your focus is to drive traffic (apart from SEO mentioned above).
Do your homework on how to design high performing pins. The quality of your pin design can make a big difference in how many people click on your pin.
Understand how to use Pinterest SEO to your advantage. Pinterest is technically a search engine (a visual search engine), so you need to add target keywords to your pins, pin titles and pin descriptions in order to show up in the search results.
Lastly, understand Pinterest Analytics so you can use the data to optimize your performance. Knowing what pins are performing will help you create more content that gets clicks back to your website.”
9. Start an Email List from Day 1
Rebecca – RebekahJoan.com & Rebecca J. Dietz Creative
Blogging since 2013
“I think the best thing for new bloggers to do is to start growing their email list right away. Blogging as a business is just that—a business. And you should never, ever, ever base your business on one thing. We all know what happens when you put all your eggs in one basket.
In this case, that basket is traffic. You can build traffic from places like Google or Pinterest, but what happens if your Pinterest account gets shut down or you lose all your rankings in the next Google update? You won’t know what to do from there.
That’s what’s so great about your email list. It’s yours, and no one can take it away. It’s also a great way to build a sense of community and trust so your subscribers will buy from you (or through your affiliate links) over and over again.”
Note from Yolanda: I use Mailerlite for my email correspondence which is free for your first 1000 subscribers. Use this link and get a $20 credit when you sign up!
Blogging Tips for Beginners: Recap
- Focus on one thing at a time
- Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle
- Be a student and learn new skills every step of the way
- Get to know your target audience (reader)
- Be passionate about your niche
- Learn and implement SEO
- Legally protect your blog
- Make Pinterest a priority
- Start building your email list from day one
Have a Question as a New Blogger?
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