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September 16: Tips for newbie bloggers (Aria)
Prompts: What have you learned since you first started blogging? What advice would you give to new bloggers? What is your favorite thing about blogging? What is the hardest part of blogging for you? Is there anything you wish you’d done differently with your blog?
Welcome everyone to another week of LTB here at DTRH. Today’s topic is suggested by our very own host, and certainly a new topic that hasn’t come around in the rotation much! I definitely don’t feel like I am the best person to be giving advice in this area but I’ll be looking around for tips myself maybe.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned (not just from my own experiences) is to be kind to yourself. Blogging is difficult! The basics of it are super simple, sure, but it’s actually a lot of work and it can take time to build up a blog. Never feel bad about taking a break if you need, nor for the slumps that inevitably happen too. Remember that blogging is supposed to be fun and you can’t really go wrong from there.
My advice would be to know yourself well. Some people need to stay super organized and that’s how content gets churned out. Others will post according to their whims and whatever spontaneous fancy they may have. And I’m sure there are all the people in between as well! Whatever your style is, make it work for you. Don’t try too hard to conform to something you aren’t. Number one, it isn’t fun. Number two, everyone wants to see you for you. So know yourself well, and try and show that off!
My favourite thing about blogging which I’m sure I’ve said before is the community. In my day to day life, I don’t actually know too many readers and book lovers. But here, there is a whole vast world of all you bookish people and honestly it really makes me feel like I belong. So I certainly appreciate all of you!
The hardest part about blogging is definitely time management and keeping up with the hobby. As with any hobby, it takes a certain time investment and this is no exception. Any hobby begins to slowly fade without you putting your effort into it! I still feel like a new blogger myself, so I’m not sure I would do anything differently yet. Having Andge to guide me through blogging really helped me through some beginner stages though, so maybe that’s why as well!
And that’s all for today! How would you all give advice to blog newbies? I honestly feel like a newbie myself still, so let me know in the comments below!