4 Things I’ve Learned in 4 Years of Blogging

Welcome back for another post ๐Ÿ™‚

I love writing about my blogging experiences- and in 4 years of blogging I’ve learnt a few things along the way. So after receiving such good feedback in response to my blogging story last month, I thought I’d share 4 things I’ve learned in my 4 years of blogging.

Less is More

When writing content, it’s sometimes important to remember that less is more! I know some bloggers like to post everyday, and others prefer once a week. There’s no right or wrong- but it’s important to find a happy balance for you and your blog.

If you have a jam-packed work or study schedule, don’t feel bad about dropping down to once or twice a week, or even a few times a month. Just remember that everyone posts at different rates, and sometimes spreading content out can make it more enjoyable for you and your readers.

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The Support of the Blogging Community

One thing I’ve learned in the past 5 years is the support offered by the blogging community. I love that every time I publish a post, I get comments and likes from the same loyal bloggers and followers. And I love interacting with other bloggers on their blogs as well, reading content that is engaging and inspiring.

The Twitter community is also an amazing place to find support, and I’ve learned how to really interact and engage with people on Twitter in a way that is enjoyable and good for my blog.

Put in the Work

This should go without saying, but I’ve really learned that in order to maintain regular content and viewing numbers- you really have to put in the work. This could mean regular promotion online, or spending time creating content your readers want to read.

Whatever it is, I definitely think putting in the work is integral to running a blog. I’m still working on balancing my blog with other parts of my life, and I hope to put in even more work over the coming months.

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Don’t Forget about Social Media

Social media is of course an option when you have a blog- but what I’ve learned is that in order to regularly encourage readers to come over to your blog, social media can be super helpful.

I’ve also learned that it’s important to concentrate on those social media that work for you and your blog. I love using Twitter the most, and I know that Pinterest is a growing platform for bloggers. For that reason, these are the two channels I’ve focused on- and I think every blogger learns how the different platforms can work for their blog.

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What are some things you’ve learned during your time blogging? What’s your favourite thing about blogging? What do you wish you’d known when you first started blogging?

Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy reading x

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  1. My favourite thing about blogging (or one of them anyway) is the sense of identity it’s given me. I’m no longer just holding down a job and a family man, I’ve also got something of my own on the side too and in the absence of being able to do much else it’s been something I’ve really enjoyed!

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  2. I love that you mentioned that there is no ‘one size fits all’ number of posts that we have to write. There are so many factors to consider that personalize that decision – your schedule, your audience’s schedule, the length/depth of each post, etc. Find what works best for your situation and roll with it!

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  3. I just began blogging in June. I can say that blogging has really helped me grow. Writing and reading to help others has in turn helped me. I wish I knew how to get better results in blogging and perhaps maybe make money from it, but I’m sure that will come with time. Thanks for sharing this!

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  4. Congratulations with 4 years of blogging!! I think you have the absolute right mindset to go on for years to come! The points raised are very on point! I just wish to add, I love the book blogging community too, I made so many (international) friends! All the likes on my posts and the positive comments have also helped me to grow much more confident about myself.

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  5. Hi Eleanor, these are great tips for any blogger.

    Like many others, I love the interaction with other bloggers and readers. I’d recommend not allowing blogging to overwhelm you by thinking you have to follow every blog that follows you and read and comment on their posts. Read only what interests you. Follow only the blogs that you know will interest you. Nobody expects you to read and leave comments on all their posts. Keep blogging for fun and enjoyment.

    And be prepared for continuing to learn about the art of blogging. Although I’ve been blogging for over six years, I’m still learning new things about it every day.

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    1. Thank you! Yes I agree, you’re allowed to take a break and take it at your own pace- I think that’s definitely something to remember ๐Ÿ™‚ I think as long as what you’re doing you’re enjoying, then that’s the most important thing! I still learn things too, it’s a journey and noone can learn everything straight away

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  6. Less is more is something I’ve learnt overtime as well! One of my biggest learnings are to pace myself and schedule for later if I’m bursting with content and not post everything at once.

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  7. Thanks for sharing what you’ve learned. I’m only 6 months in and getting a little overwhelmed but I just love the support fellow bloggers give on Twitter and Facebook. It keeps us going!

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  8. I agree, putting in the work is SO important! And not just in terms of content creation, but also in terms of supporting other bloggers. I’ve also been blogging for four years, and I’m only just now realizing how important it is to engage with other people’s content!
    Congrats on the four years, and this was a fun post to read.

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

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    1. Yes definitely, if youโ€™re not putting in the time to support others then youโ€™ll rarely get the engagement you deserve ๐Ÿ™‚ me too, engaging with others is definitely central to getting your own numbers up. Thank you- you too!

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  9. There’s some great tips here, especially about putting in the work. I definitely notice when I’m spending more time on my blog – not necessarily posting more but just keeping up with everything. Great post.

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  10. Finding the right platform has been fairly key for me and with a number to choose from it pays to do one’s homework. But linking with other bloggers and engaging with readers that’s the most fab part!

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  11. I have only been blogging for 10 months but I have learned so much already! I love how supportive the blogging community is I have made so many friends and met so many incredible people.

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  12. I really enjoyed this post, and thank you for reminding me about why I love blogging. Support from the blogging community has made all the difference! And I love your blog and look forward to reading more.

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  13. Coming up with a blogging schedule that works for you is definitely important! I used to post twice a week like clockwork but over the summer with moving and now having the kids in virtual school at home I often find the time for only one post and it was hard to come to terms with the fact that it was okay to step back and focus on one good post rather than trying to push out two quick posts just to keep up with a schedule!

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    1. Yes I completely agree ๐Ÿ™‚ yes I think you definitely need to take into consideration what’s going on in your life, and remember that blogging should always be something you enjoy- not something you have to do like clockwork! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  14. I have been blogging quite a long time (I think about 11 years) and have learned a lot about myself, not least my love of writing and how much I get out of it. So good to see fellow bloggers reflecting on their time and I love what you have got out of it. Fab post (and a reminder how important blogging can be).

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    1. Yes I agree, I’ve also learnt how much I can get out of blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, I love seeing other bloggers reflect too, it’s lovely to understand different perspectives and hear from others x

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  15. Some really great tips! Thanks for sharing. I started blogging because of my love for writing. And Iโ€™ve noticed how much my writing has improved just by blogging regularly. I also love that it allows me to experiment – writing I different topics, in different styles etc.
    What prompted you to get in to blogging? โ˜บ๏ธ

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    1. Thank you! I love writing too, and my writing has definitely become more engaging since I started blogging ๐Ÿ™‚ yes thatโ€™s so true- those are some of the things I love about blogging too! Tbh I started just because I wanted somewhere to write my book reviews- and itโ€™s grown from there.

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  16. I agree with your 4 points absolutely. I love that blogging has given me a platform to reach others, where I can write about things I’m interested in or feel strongly about. And of course, as you said, being part of the supportive and varied blogging community.

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