This year I celebrated my 5th year of blogging and I am both ecstatic and emotional. Back reading from my first blog post in 2013 I am proud to say that I have gone a long way and improved my blogging skills.
Years of being in the blogging world exposed and trained me to adapt on this ever changing platform so as not to be left behind.
Anyway, enough with the drama. Let’s get you what you clicked for!
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My Top 5 Blogging Tips from 5 Years of Blogging
1. Be Consistent.
This will keep your blog alive. No post from you for a long time? Your last post was buried in the sea of latest ones. Your pins stayed on your board and your social media posts may as well have been forgotten. These are all true, unless your past posts went viral and have super stats.
You need to keep your presence known and make some noise through promotion which I will discuss later.
One post a week is good, two is better and three or more is the best. But of course, this is all ideal. For a busy mom like me, one post a week is all I can muster. But the thing is, that one post a week is a package. Meaning, I write my post, publish it, create images and pins, promote and interact with mt readers.
This consistency will give your blog more content. Making you more searchable, be recognized as a reliable source and hopefully, be known in your chosen niche. If you achieve this stability your blog will need less babysitting as your content is already out there and making it on their own.
2. Your blog design and accessibility is crucial.
Your content is awesome but your website takes forever to load, your images are pixelated and your text are hard to read. Do not expect a visitor to stay and click on links because in the online world, appearance is everything.
Be mindful of your background, text, spacing, logo and color palettes. You do not need graphic skills to nail this one because as a reader yourself you know what is good and not. Also, there are a plethora of free theme templates you can choose from and with a few customization you’re all set.
One good tip: Ensure that all your images are labeled and tagged to your website.
3. Know your audience/niche.
I have learned this later on when I decided to focus on motherhood as my niche. Prior to that my blog’s tagline is “Anything under the sun” and that’s the broadest, most uncategorized niche ever – close to none actually.
Niche means interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
If you have your niche, you know who you are writing for, what they want and need. You’re aware of the questions they asked, the problems they need solutions for as you experience and looked for answers yourself. Writing from experience is effortless.
You just hit publish. Now what?
Next step would be to promote your post. Let them know what’s new and the best tool do that is through social media. That’s why its important to have an account for your blog.
Personally, the most useful for me is Pinterest and Facebook as these 2 brought more traffic to my blog aside from search engine.
For Pinterest, create a stunning pin with inviting title. You can create pins using Canva where you can choose from thousands of templates! You can do many pins for a post. You can also join group boards. Also, Pinterest prioritizes fresh pins so create new pins for your old posts and revive it.
Your blog will flourish if you abide in the give and take process. Interaction through comments is my best bet because it gives your audience the impression that you listen.
Sharing other’s content especially in Pinterest (repinning) widens your views range. Some may disagree with me, but participating on Facebook group threads is a great way to network, connect and discover other mom bloggers. Just make sure that the groups you join are niche specific.
The blogging community is very welcoming, helpful and encouraging. Its a positive world to be part of. Especially the Mom blogging community as we get to divulge everything mommy and everyone’s like… Yeah, so relatable!
And this is where collaboration and guest post come in. I am yet new to this and just recently did a collaboration post and the outcome was awesome that I am wanting more. There are many bloggers willing to take time and share their ideas for your blog post. Just ask nicely😊
To anyone who will read this blog post, This proves that a small step is all you need to start and someday you will look back and see the bigger picture on what that small step was able to do and had become. Consistency is both an effort and is the key. You need to make time for your dream to come true, to put your thoughts into action and work for it. The result will not be instant but one day you will see it as broad as the daylight – that that is where my hard work pays off.
Woah, just top 5 and its a long post! I hope I am able to give you some great blogging tips with these lessons learned.
Any additional tips you can share with me? I am no blogging expert and still has a lot to learn. Let’s discuss on the comments below.
Thank you for reading!
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Hahaha, very true! Ang saya magTagalog dito! Thank you, you also, I find myself checking your blogsite for new (and previous ones din since catching up mode pa rin ako), hehe. I find your articles very relevant and helpful, esp I have a 3-year old. 🙂
Wow! 5 awesome years! 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us. I only started in August (purposefulparentingjourney) and October (engagementimperative) and just created their respective FB pages. Pinterest is something that I’ve wanted but still couldn’t get around to do. But your post is definitely a push for it! 🙂
They’re made in canva with a few tweaks from photoshop. Happy to share always. Thanks for reading my post.
Hope you found this article helpful. Good luck on your blog!
I appreciate the tips! I just started at the end of July, so I am still learning as I go. I was admiring your Pinterest images with envy. I need to up my game a bit on those. Thanks for the insight!
Happy to share 🙂 Thank you for reading my post.
I have been blogging just a little over a year and see so much improvement! Thanks so much for those tips!
Thank you for posting this! So timely since I am just starting to blog too!
Yeah. I find that the best solution is to wake up really early so I can accomplish a lot before it gets hectic later in the day 😊
Keep doing great on your blog. Determination and effort to your blog is sure to return positive results. Happy blogging😊
Do the social media accounts soon, they really help with traffic especially Pinterest. Good luck on your blogging.
It is my weakness too. But with determination, you’ll see results soon. Good luck on your blogging😊
Thank you. Cheers to 10 years of blogging!😊
I Hope you are able to get some new tips for blogging. Thank you for reading my post.
Consistency is my weakness too as I barely have time with my toddler. I find ways na lang like when is down for the night. Schedules are the best thing to do indeed. Happy Blogging, Mommy😊
Yes, Pinterest works as a traffic source. It may need some effort and time but worth it. You can join group boards which is a great way to put your pins out there to be seen by more viewers. Good luck on you blogging!
Article is very cool. I am just now getting my feet wet with using pinterest to boost traffic to my website and its a tricky beast to learn and navigate. Still, I am listening to people who’ve done it longer than me who swear it will pay off if I stick with it.
Great tips for bloggers mommy! After two years of blogging, I still struggle with being consitent haha! I try my hardest and From now on, ill be sticking to a schedule to make it easier for me.
What an informative post. This is something that I have been searching for. Glad I found this. This could be a big help to me.
Congratulations! 🍾 Looking forward to your 10th year of blogging! 😁
Thanks for these tips! I’ve been blogging recently and find that the hardest is consistency but t does pay off 🙂
Thanks for these tips. Currently, I’m struggling with writing consistently and promoting my content in SNS. I haven’t even started with page creation and account creation ( Ig, Pinterest, etc). Lots of stuff left to do but I’m super excited.
Awesome post! I love hearing tips from seasoned bloggers!!! I am also happy to hear I am doing a lot of these!
Thank you for sharing your tips with us! I am very new to this blogging thing. I was happy to learn that i am already doing most of these but I need to figure out how to tag my photos and link them to my website. I’ll have to look into that more! I love using Canva’s templates as well for my website’s social media photos and I use Pixabay for copyright free images.
Thank you for your insight! I was able to get some really good tips from this post. I need to work on my consistency. I am only two months in but I am learning as I go.
These are great tips as a new mom blogger only 5 months in these are some helpful tips. Have you worked with instagram? Instagram is a huge struggle for me right now. It’s good to know it takes time to build a good blog. Thank you for your insights.
Great advice! i’m still not posting on Pinterest, I keep feeling like my voice doesn’t make sense for Pinterest and I hardly have the energy for a third social platform, but it’s interesting to hear that you get more traffic from that then Instagram which is where I put the majority of my efforts!
Am today 50 posts old and feel like a mini milestone is achieved!! Still way to go and now with Facebook reach shrinking, your tip to get traffic from Pinterest is a good bet. I hope to create pins and be there! Thanks!
These are great tips. Thank you for sharing! I’ve only recently starting blogging frequently. As a mother myself, it’s tough with a young baby but we’re getting there. Wishing you many more exciting years of blogging!