Tips for new bloggers looking to improve their experience
Hello, friend! Always a pleasure to see you here. Today I have something great to share with you. If you are looking to start a blog but do not know what to do to get things rolling I have great ideas and tips for new bloggers, even if you have some experience you can find something helpful for sure, hope you enjoy it.
Get ideas from your audience
Your audience is everything
This can be very helpful, your readers and followers are everything for you, even if in the beginning you do not have any when someone asks for something it would be a great idea to create something about that.
You are not only engaging with them but also they feel important because you are caring for them. You need to love all of them and read all that they have to say, it could be on social media as well there is no need to be just from your blog, make them feel welcome and appreciate! This is one of the best tips for new bloggers.
Understand your audience
Get to know them
Instead of doing random things or topics that can wait, pay a close attention to your social media networks because maybe you did some quotes with an amazing engage, maybe a tweet went viral or have more interaction than the rest, if people respond well to certain topic, that is an amazing sign for you to create content about it, give them what they want!
Write for yourself at first
For the sake of writing
This is your day one, writing for yourself and ignoring the fact that other people can read it can be great to start with. Focus on your ideas and try to understand how to put those things into words.
The moment you start seeing people interested in your content, you should apply the tips above this one, finding loyal followers is hard but losing them is super easy, make a commitment and work hard.
You do not have to feel fear about it, thinking about no one liking your content, no one reading your blog or negative thoughts like you are not a good writer, just to it! You get better by doing it, the experience is everything and also makes perfection.
Love your existing readers
They are everything!
Do not get obsessed finding more readers or followers to the point where you ignore a loyal one who is there from day one, spend time each day to show your audience you care about them, provide value and help, they deserve it. One loyal follower is better than 25 random readers.
Focus on building an amazing call to action
Do this and that!
Maybe you need to try different things until you find what works for you and what does not work, do not worry about it because is very normal. There is no way to make things happen on the first try.
When talking about tips for new bloggers, one of the things that comes to my mind at first is to avoid feeling overwhelmed for failure. Every time you fail is not a real failure, you just found a way that does not work.
Call to action is very important, not only for social media but for your blog too. Maybe you did 2 or 3 similar posts about something related to your new post, link them all! Recommend your readers to check that out because they will find it helpful and since it is related to the new topic, they will love it.
This is similar to YouTube, where after watching a video you can see at the right all different videos from other people quite similar to the one you just saw, this is exactly the same.
There is no need to always recommend your content, if you find a cool post related to your new topic, link another blog! You are adding value to your own post but also the other blogger will know you did that checking the stats, he will be very likely to do the same.
Give stuff for free
For free? Where do I sign up?
Free content can add great value to your readers, they will become loyal followers for sure, we all love free stuff and if it is super helpful even more.
It could be anything, a free ebook, a private article, a private video, even a free hosting or something where you invest something to give thanks to your loyal followers. Provide value, be a problem solver and they will love you instantly.
Key for success
Consistency is super important and most people forgot about it. It is easier to lose followers rather than finding new ones as I told you before. Another example from YouTube, if you have subscribers and you always upload a video at weekends, most of your followers will be looking for the new content at weekends.
What would happen if they cannot find any new content in weeks or months? They will probably unsubscribe because does not worth their time anymore. The same happens here, people read your stuff because they like it, if you are consistent they will respond but if you go inactive for a while they can be gone forever.
A radio station is another great example, if you are a fan of some radio show, you know exactly when they are on air. Imagine if you cannot find them anymore, you clearly will think they are not serious enough, moving on and finding a new radio show to fill the black hole.
Being consistent and taking action on a regular basis is one of the best tips for new bloggers, no matter what you are doing take real action and make things happen.
Hope you find not only inspiration but also helpful tips to start with or get better! If you have questions about it please leave a comment below and if you already have experience feel free to add value so everyone can learn from you as well! Have an amazing day.