I’ve not been blogging for very long but as Kate says when setting the theme for this time’s listography, there’s tips that are useful from any level of blogger. So here’re my tips:
- Write because you want to. Have a reason – it may evolve and change, but as long as you’re writing and enjoying it that’s important. I started this blog to be a journal for my son (for both myself and potentially him to read when we’re looking back), but also to share some of my opinions and learnings to help other people.
Don’t get too hung up on stats. I love numbers so I love looking at my stats, but ultimately if number one applies, then stats don’t really matter.
Find blogs that interest you, introduce you to new things and topics, and you may end up with new friends.
Join a couple of blog hops/linkys. I do the occasional one like Listography obviously, and a couple of others if I fancy them at the time. It’s a great way of meeting like minded people and helping develop your blog through learning from others.
Comment, comment and comment. If you read something you like, then make a comment. I love reading people’s comments. I know I spend a lot of time reading other people’s blogs, so it’s a nice feeling to know that mine is read as part of someone else’s read list.
Ultimately though I think it just boils down to ensure you’re enjoying blogging. If you’re not either you’re in it for the wrong reason, or it may be worth taking a little time out.