I’ve had this blog for almost a year now! I can’t believe how the time has flown. I’ve definitely learned a lot in the time I’ve been running this website and I can’t wait to share all of it with you!
Write About Things That Interest You
This is the first tip because it’s the biggest reason that I started a blog in the first place. By writing about things that I was passionate about, I was motivated to write as much as possible and as well as I could. This led to me caring about this blog deeply and investing time into it, designing and changing the different segments until I found something that I was happy with. I wrote about things that interested me, from makeup to travelling to books to baking to being a college student. All the time, I was motivated to continue this blog because I was happy while writing it. People have suggested different ideas about things to write about, but I only write about the things that I want to. This tip is what has kept me happy with my blog this whole time.
Research Different Ideas
Sometimes you have to deal with writer’s block. You might not have any possible blog post ideas. When I have this, I google “blog post ideas” or “spring blog ideas” and comb through the different options. In fact, I use this tactic a lot because I have so much on my plate sometimes that I don’t always get to plan my blog posts weeks in advance. By researching different ideas, you can become inspired to write about something you might not have thought of previously.
Make a Schedule
I always post on Mondays and Fridays! I made the schedule pretty early on and have stuck with it for almost an entire year. I think it’s a good schedule because the posts can be a bit spread out. I have gaps during the week to be able to focus on school or work or volleyball or my social life and have less time on weekends (but I have more downtime usually) to prepare my posts. It works really well for me and I’m quite used to it. But that’s what works for me! What might work for you might be two posts a week, or two posts a month. The beauty of having your own blog is the autonomy that comes with it. You can post as much or as little as you please, as often or not as often as you want.
Change It Up
A fun way to keep things fresh would definitely be changing things up from time to time. A couple months ago, I changed the font of my blog along with a few other things. To me, it was a whole new look and I felt refreshed and re-inspired to keep working on the website. You can make your blog as unique as you want! I love how minimalistic the decor of my blog is. I think it’s modern and clean-looking, which always makes me smile when I see it! But in a few months, who knows? Maybe I’ll change it up again.
Ask for Feedback
This is definitely a big one. I like writing about what interests me, but I also like writing stuff that other people will read and like. I asked some of my friends and peers for feedback on what they thought of my blog and took their advice into consideration. Thanks to their feedback, I write about different topics and branched out into other categories. I’ve gained a bunch of followers since then, and I’m grateful for it! Asking for feedback is always a great move because asking for help can be a big sign of strength. Ask your friends and family what they think of your blog and see how it can help you! I highly recommend it!
Those are the biggest tips and tricks that have helped me with writing my blog for the past year! I’ve learned so much through this process and continue to learn with every post I make. I’m grateful for all of my followers, everyone who reads posts, and who like and comment. I’m so lucky to have this opportunity. Leave a comment or a like if you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for reading!