You’re not a beginner blogger, but you still have a long way to go before being an advanced one. How will you improve? By using one or all of these blogging tips for intermediate bloggers!
- Have a social media strategy – Even if your strategy is as simple as when you tweet out blog posts and what RT accounts you tweet them to, it will help you reach more people. You can check out how I promote my blog posts for ideas on what a social media strategy might look like. Oh, and make sure you don’t just promote posts on your social media! Create relationships with readers and potential readers, show your personality and your life, and promote posts.
- Have an email list – It can take a while to grow one and you never know when exactly you’ll wish that you had one, like when you’re trying to promote a product you created or share an extra amazing and important blog post. So start one and work on growing it, even if you only use it once a month!
- Always keep learning – Pinterest is a great way to keep abreast of things you never knew you needed to know. Or participate in a Twitter chat, take a webinar (Helene is doing a free one on how to get noticed as a blogger), whatever. Just because you aren’t a beginner any more doesn’t mean that you don’t have more to learn!
- If you really liked someone’s blog post, share it! – I know that this seems like an obvious one, but ask yourself how often you have shared another blogger’s post compared with how often you have loved someone’s post. You’ve probably loved posts more than you’ve shared them. Try sharing at least 2 blog posts a week. You never know who might return the favor.
- Get out of your comfort zone once and a while – For some, this means writing a controversial or personal post. For others, this means writing a fashion post when they never do that. It means different things to different people, but whatever it means, try it once and a while. You might get more page views, more followers, or more creativity!
- Create and keep at least a basic editorial calendar – Why is an editorial calendar a good idea? Planning ahead helps you be more prepared for writing posts, either because you have more time to write them or you can think about post ideas before you sit down to write it. It also helps you keep continuity and higher quality posts.
- Keep at it! – You’ll have good days and bad days. It’s a fact of life. So power through the bad ones and the slumps and keep trying.
- Don’t try to be anyone else. Be yourself and let your personality shine through! – What has made big bloggers successful is that they don’t try to be anyone else. Your blog shouldn’t mimic anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. And because of this, you may not hit success – whatever that means to you – until later than others. That’s okay. You’re not any other bloggers, and neither is your blog. So other people don’t matter.
- Improve your writing – Your content can be amazing, but if your writing is terrible, you’ll never get very far. People don’t want to read something that is difficult to understand or awkward to read.
What tips do you have to be a better blogger?