The first thing I typed into Google when I started my blogging journey was “blogging for beginners”.

I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now, and I finally feel confident enough to offer advice for the beginner bloggers out there.

I searched for blogging for beginners when I first started this crazy journey. I found some helpful things, but they all started talking in terms that I didn’t understand.

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What is hosting? A domain name? I wasn’t sure what any of that was, so I had to start from the bottom.

Before I became a blogger, I was a blogging student for at least a year and a half. I studied everything I could think of that dealt with being a blogger.

I knew I wanted to write. But that’s literally ALL I knew about blogging. Google and YouTube became my best friends until I felt comfortable enough to write my first posts.

I wrote 13 posts that I thought were good until I started learning about SEO and keywords, then I realized that I didn’t know wtf I was doing. Now that I’ve got a pretty good grasp of the concepts, I can offer some beginner-friendly advice to you.

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Blogging for Beginners Tip: Pick A Niche You Love

I changed my niche at least 40 times when I first decided to start a blog. I’m SO happy that I chose to go with a college lifestyle blog because it gives me much writing range.

I would have been miserable if I had picked a domain with the word cooking in the name and couldn’t think of more than one good recipe.

Stick to the Basics

What I advise for new bloggers is simple, really. Spend a few months focusing on building your audience and finding your niche.

Like I said earlier, don’t buy into that hype of going out and blogging about everything right away. Be consistent with what you do post because if you’re not, then it will be hard to keep your audience interested.

You don’t need to be posting every day at first, but find what works for you, and stick with it! Blog about topics that are interesting to you personally, not because others might like it.

Having a passion for what you’re writing will make all the difference in how much work and dedication you put into your blog!

Blog As If You Have Millions Of Readers

You wouldn’t put up any old blog post if millions of people were reading it every month. Don’t just write to add content.

Write because you want to help your readers with whatever problem they may be having.

Your blog is meant to solve issues, and you should be able to get your readers from problem A to Solution B with all your posts.

Blogging For Beginners Tip: Write With Intent

Piggybacking off my first tip, write as if it was your friend that needed the help. Give genuine advice that you would have liked to hear when you were in that position.

Remember, many people turn to blog posts because they don’t know where else to turn. Be that person’s final destination.

Don’t Compare Yourself

It’s easy to see all the bloggers telling you how they made thousands of dollars their first-day blogging.

To me, all that shit is bullshit! Either you already had a mass following on another social media platform, you’re a celebrity, or you’ve paid for traffic, you’re not making thousands of dollars your first week blogging.

Don’t compare your beginning to another person’s middle. You’re new. There’s no way you can catch up to your top niche bloggers in one month.

However, you can work really hard and follow all the tips you’ve learned and be just as or even more significant than they are if you stay at it.

Stay At It!

Giving up is for losers with bad skin! But seriously, there are going to be days that you feel like “f*** that blog.”

Honestly, I have been like this many times. It can get overwhelming from all the advice telling you to move this way and that way.

Just stick with it! You’ll find out that all that hard work does pay off. You’ll have to go back and fix things, add a description, learn new tactics, but they are all working for your good.

Never Stop Learning: Blogging for Beginners Tip

One thing about this big-ass internet is that it’s full of helpful information. There’s not really a lot you can’t already find online.

Search and take notes. I have a composition notebook full of notes from free courses, videos, and other bloggers telling me what and how to do things right with my blog.

When starting anything new, always search the phrase “Mistakes I Made *insert topic*.” This will give so much insight into what a person should and shouldn’t be doing.

You’ll avoid a lot of dumb mistakes that will cost you time and sometimes even money.

Don’t Feed Into The Hype

I fell into this never-ending hope of buying unnecessary things when I wasn’t even at that point in my blogging journey.

You don’t need a $97 course when you first start blogging. You don’t need a Canva $27 bundle after you’ve written 3 posts.

Follow the basic steps to blogging first, and once you’ve gotten the hang of that, THEN, if you feel like you need to take a course, research the type, of course, you want to take.

Read as many reviews as you can find, and once you decide that course is suitable for then, you can shell out your hard-earned cash.

Believe in Yourself

Often, I would go to other successful bloggers’ pages and see that Mediavine logo on their ads and think my content wasn’t good enough to compete.

Girl bye! You’re unique, and no matter how many times the topic you want to write about has been written, I guarantee that nobody has written it like you.

Don’t compare yourself to others; you’re not them, and they aren’t you. You have your own journey that you should be focusing on, not what other people are doing.

Be Yourself

This tip goes with the last one. It is so essential for this blogging community and the world we live in today to follow your dreams and stay true to who you are.

Don’t do things because it worked for someone else or because you see many people doing it.

Blogging can get monotonous when everyone has something similar going on, but trust me, nobody wants to read the same thing over and over again no matter how much success that blogger has had or is having!

It sounds cliché, but the world needs you to be you. Everyone loves a unique voice and style!

If You Can Dream It… You Can Do It!

It’s really simple. If you want it, you can do it. It may not happen overnight, but hours of work and practice will pay off in the long run.

Persistence is your friend! You cannot fail if you don’t stop putting effort into it.

Every blogger hits that point where blogging seems like a waste of time, but this is only temporary! Keep pushing through even when everything feels so down!

As I always say… hard work pays off in the end! So keep putting those hours of work into your blog every day because one day, you WILL wake up successful, and it will all be worth it.

I hope this post finds you all well and helps out any new bloggers struggling with starting a blog. Please feel free to leave me any comments, letting me know if this was helpful, what you would like to read more about or anything else you think I could help with.

Thank you for reading!

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