Last week I asked Team Blogalicious if there were any blog tips they wish they’d known before starting their blogs and ultimately, their digital brands. My well had run dry and I needed this information for our Blog Tips series. We’re busy putting the finishing touches on Blogalicious Weekend 2016 so I didn’t expect quick or too in depth responses from the team. I thought I’d eventually pull a tip or two from my arsenal of collected information, as I manage a few blogs anyway, and forge to the next week. Before I could pull anything, I received a Group Me text from Stacey, who’d excitedly shared precious gems she wished she’d known pre-blog life!
Coming from a place of love, wisdom and experience, Stacey’s advice is useful for both the new and seasoned blogger. Take a moment to and see which tip you can use this week.
5 blog tips to building a successful blog
1. “Your blog focus will evolve and change.”
She also adds that stressing about rebranding is unnecessary. It is bound to happen as your blog changes and grows. Instead of being overcome by fear, pat yourself on the back for getting that much close to your purpose.
2. “Ask for help.”
When it comes to managing your blog, can you name a few things you’d rather delegate to someone else? It could be help designing your theme, editing posts, SEO, graphics, or scheduling. Whatever your reasons for needing help, don’t be afraid to ask for it! You’d be surprised by how often others are willing to pitch in and reduce your work load.
3. “Invest in your blog design!”
Stacey says, “You have to LOVE your blog design in order for you to be proud and excited enough to share it far and wide. Invest in that!” Enough said.
4. “Don’t neglect your blog.”
You’ve worked so hard to get your blog to where it is. Regardless of those inevitable blog lows, you’ve got to keep pushing. This is your piece of the Internet — your brand, your voice and your all. Treating it as such might mean that you should implore one of the above tips.
5. “Networking and conferences are critical to success!”
New Stability shared 3 reasons why it’s important to attend conferences and events — demonstrate value, keep up appearances and inspiration. Here’s a good tidbit from their post:
“By holding talks with people that are perhaps more informed, you can stay one step ahead of the curve. If you have a particularly strong relationship with someone, you might just be the first (or even only) person to get your hands on this info. You know what that means? A head start on the competition.”
Simply put: We agree! Meet us in Atlanta for Blogalicious Weekend in November to learn this one for yourself! Which blog tip resonated with you the most?
Ariel C. Williams is the Digital Content Manager at Blogalicious. Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.