I love writing about my blogging experiences– and in 4 years of blogging I’ve learned a lot of things along the way.
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So today, 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.
The Support of the Blogging Community
One thing I’ve learned in 4 years of blogging 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
This is a big one that I’ve learned in the past 4 years! 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 have you learned in your time as a blogger? 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 🙂
Happy reading x