1. DON’T BE AFRAID TO INVEST
Most hobbies require a little investment. But, if you are thinking about making your blog a business- investing is a must.
2. WORDPRESS.ORG IS THE BEST
The set-up may be a little tricky at first but once you get the hang, it’s worth it! You can design your site anyway you want it with limited restrictions on wordpress.org
3. MAKE FRIENDS WITH OTHER BLOGGERS
Some people look at other bloggers as competition. I look at bloggers as people who share the same passion and dreams. They are also great resources for blogging help.
4. SIMPLE IS USUALLY BETTER
When branding your blog, being simplistic is usually better (depending on your blog type). Try to avoid crazy fonts and colors.
5. BE CONSISTENT
You don’t have to post every day but you do need to be consistent with your posting.
6. GOOD THINGS COME WITH TIME
Your blog is not going to happen over night. It’s a working progress to see success.
7. WRITE THE BLOG YOU WANT TO READ
There are tons and tons of bloggers in the world. Don’t write a blog post because its “trending” write a blog post on something you are passionate about. Your passion will show in your writing.
8. NEVER STOP EDUCATING YOURSELF
Always, always read! Read up on what’s going on in the marketing and social media world! Read up on the topic that you are writing about!
9. PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES
Pictures are extremely important when it comes it blogging. These days, people are looking for a good read with a lot of visuals. Read up on basic photography skills and add pictures to your blog posts.
10. HAVE FUN
Starting a blog is a tremendous amount of work but at the end of the day it should be fun.
If you have a blog or you are thinking about starting one- comment below!