Can I be honest with you? I’m writing this post as a reminder to myself, as well as to help others! I’ve read many blogging tips about how to be a successful blogger, and the one thing that I’ve noticed is that forming habits is key. So I was thinking to myself what key habits would really help the growth of my blog this year. Now I’m not saying that these habits will turn you into a mega successful blogger overnight (or even ever!), but I do think they’d be useful in helping you notice and maintain good development over time.
6 BLOGGING HABITS
- Continue to engage on other people’s blogs – I’ve really been trying to ensure I engage on a lot more blog content. Not only is this a great way to show support to others but it’s a good way to get inspiration for your own blog posts. I like to read the comments on some blog posts to see the types of questions or topics readers raise. I can then use that information to inform my own blog topics.
- Refine your photography skills – I’ve really been working hard on my pictures. I love photography, so for me this isn’t something that’s going to be difficult to stick to. I take inspiration from other bloggers who have a style that really speaks to me. Personally, I love clean, white space pictures when taking product shots or for just generic topics. I’ve been trying to incorporate this more in my flat lay. Do what works for you and find the types of pictures that you enjoy taking and learn how to do them well.
- Always share your posts – whenever I’ve written a blog post I immediately go on a sharing spree (not spamming though!). I’m mindful where I share my posts, but I tend to seek out Facebook groups that allow for sharing. I also share my posts on my Instagram and twitter accounts. I don’t just stick to social media either. If I think my post would be of use to others outside of the blogging remit or my followers, then I may also inform them of my posts in conversations.
- Have ‘back-up’ content for the days you have writer’s block – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down to write a post and nothing happens. I’ve recently started blog posts without the intention of completing or publishing (at that time). This is so I have content I can always return to on days I struggle. It’s worked really well for me so far. Right now I have about 6 posts that I can turn to that I’ve started.
- Get involved with Pinterest on a daily basis – I’ve only recently started to notice the benefits of Pinterest. I checked my Pinterest analytics the other day and noticed that my pins get thousands of views on average. I pin a lot of my blog pictures, so that also means that my blog is benefitting from Pinterest too. I’ve also noticed that when I don’t engage in Pinterest, it also doesn’t work for me. This is why I say to pin daily to help your blog traffic. You can check out my Pinterest here.
- Write consistently – it’s really important to write regularly. I’m not going to dictate how often your regular should be, but don’t leave it too long between each post. It’s true that you don’t need to write everyday for a successful blog, but I’ll be honest and say that I really enjoy daily bloggers. I’m definitely not ready to become a daily blogger as life just doesn’t allow for that right now. For me I’m working on having at least two posts a week. On days I just want a break, I want to have posts that I’ve already scheduled (that’s where the ‘back-up’ content becomes useful!).
I hope these habits are useful reminders for you. The most important thing is to be happy when blogging, so definitely check out this post to see how I plan to do so this year!
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