When I first started blogging, I never thought that I should be any way. My love of Books just turned into wanting to express my thoughts through this platform, but an idealistic “blogger of my dreams” had never crossed my mind. That was until I delved further into the Blogger world. Then I saw so many big names that had made their blogs EPIC and here I was, with a little blog no one had heard of and only a few blog posts to my name.
So I made a plan. And it took a really long time to get to a place where I didn’t feel like my blog wasn’t worth reading. It’s dawned on me that a lot of other people might feel the same way as me; totally overwhelmed by all these big-name Bloggers while we’re still trying to find a way through the crowd and be noticed. I compiled a few hints and tips that I’ve learned over the last few years that I wish I had known a few years ago! I’m hoping that even if this only reaches a few of you, you’ll get one step closer to being the Blogger of your Dreams.
The first thing to remember when you’re just starting out blogging, or even a few years down the line, is that Design? It’s not everything. Sure, a pretty header is nice to look at, but are you going to care about a header when you’re reading the content of the blog? Not really.
You want to remember that content is your best friend. Everyone will come to your blog for your writing, your voice and most of all, the personality that you radiate through the content. Try to type like you’re talking to a friend. Want to use cap locks? GO AHEAD. I do it all the time! It’s endearing. Want to use Gifs to express a feeling? YAS. They are a huge plus for me. What I’m trying to say is just come across as you. Because you’re pretty darn magical.