Thankyou Romila, for sharing tips on blogging! I’m sure, everyone will find these tips, useful! I sure did!
THE DO’S AND DONT’S OF BLOGGING
I’ve been blogging for a decade and more years and I can say that I’ve learnt so much. I can call myself a professional blogger. In my today’s post I’m going to tell you some of the do’s and don’ts that I learned in this ever going journey of my blogging.
- Common sense: Please use this! The blogosphere isn’t a new world where the laws and rules revolutionize. Use common sense before sharing personal details.
- Do partnership with other bloggers. Do join a blog community, check other bloggers and join discussion threads. Do try to comment on blogs you have visited.
- Write original content: You need to get readers interested in your blog and in you. If you blog with originality, you attract reliability in your readers, the kind that turns visitors into readers and readers into fans, and fans into friends.
- Keep your blog clean and presentable. It is important to update often by writing new fresh posts. Write the posts as a conversation not like an essay until unless your method of writing is different.
- Networking is a great way to grow your blog. You should connect with other bloggers on social media. Share your posts everywhere. This sounds scary, especially when starting, but this is how you attract readers.
- Please DONT chase traffic and the search engines. I think you know that friends you have are the ones who choose you, and you in turn, choose them. A natural process. A blog is no different. You will attract to you that which you deserve, so deserve the best.
- Don’t ignore comments visitors make on your blog posts. Don’t plagiarize other blogs’ content. Please don’t type in many URLs after your comment. Don’t steal photos without consent.
- Numbers are a big pointer if your posts are getting out there, but it can also be dispiriting. Just keep blogging and sharing your posts on social media. You may see others with booming stats but focus on your journey.
- Don’t make big changes on an impulse. Take time to research your blog name, tutorials on how to make the behind-the-scene blog changeover.
- Don’t let the haters get you down. The hater is someone you know or some random stranger that stumbled on your page, but all you have to remember is that it’s one person’s opinion. People get valiant behind screen but not in person. Think about your readers and not about the naysayers.
Whether you’re a newbie blogger or a pro, following some extent of blogging etiquette is a must if you want your blog to be seen in good light. It’s pretty simple though, especially if you think of your blog as a reflection of yourself, which it basically is!
What are some blogging do’s or don’ts you learned? What was your biggest step forward? Let us talk about it.
About the Guest Blogger
Romilaa Aka Novemberschild is a proud member of the Thirty’s club. She is an experienced blogger who has been around since 2004. She is a voracious reader, e-book author, devoted coffee-drinker, avid thinker and a fashion lover who has a huge collection of bags. Music is her passion and you can find her writing most of the time. She is extremely friendly, helpful and a happy person. She accepts bouquets and brickbats on her writings. She blogs at Novemberschild.com and can be connected on Twitter @romspeaks.