As a new blogger, I think that is important to pick up good blog habits straight away, and there are a few I’ve already learnt. And I would recommend any blogger, new or experienced, to follow these habits themselves. The following habits are purely useful, and by no means are they rules you should follow!
I do hope this gives you all a few ideas on how to knock your blogging up a pace this year.
I can’t stress enough how important this is. Especially if you have a busy lifestyle, bloggers with little ones, or people who rely on natural lighting for their photographs. Planning ahead could mean scheduling tweets, pre-written blog posts, and it is an awesome feeling knowing it’s all already done. This is where planners come in really handy. You can use them to plan a post, ideas for what you want to write about and just random doodling from when you get writer’s block. For scheduling tweets you can use a spreadsheet to write out specific posts, and can also include your any social media links. Using websites such as Hootsuite or Buffer are useful for importing your spreadsheets and deciding what to post on what platform. It all makes a major difference.
Be interactive, reply to comments and tweet back
It can be a little hard to get motivated when we don’t get feedback for our posts; so whenever we do, we should definitely show our appreciation. Engaging with our audience is key to a successful blog, and tweeting people shows even more appreciation to them taking the time to read your blog.
Share on multiple platforms
Once you publish a post on your blog, it’s seriously important to share it across your other social platforms. Facebook, Twitter, even Pinterest. I always remember to save a photograph for Instagram too, as that’s where most of my followers are. Spreading out your promotion is important to bring traffic to your blog.
Schedule tweets everyday
This is one of the biggest tips I can share. This can help promotion of your blogs and allow you to see a massive difference in results. Consistent engagement can help bring more followers to your blog. Scheduling tweets can also help you build more of a relationship with your followers too. It’s the first thing I would recommend to any blogger that doesn’t do this. Personally I use Hootsuite for this and I think it does a fantastic job.
This is a lovely habit to get into. Imagine writing a post and getting a retweet for it. That lovely feeling you get, could be for someone else’s hard work. It’s great to share audiences. So share the love. Retweet a fellow blogger.
So there we have it. These blog posts you should definitely try for this to be the most awesome blogging year ever.
Until next time lovelies!