Growing a blog can feel like you’re being pulled in many directions not knowing where to go.
In the same way, you read up on the different blogging strategies and hacks to grow your creative biz and wonder: will it make a difference?
If you’re like me, you’ve spent countless hours reading blogging guides, enrolled for five-day social media challenges, downloaded essential blogging resources and follow successful biz owners in the hopes of learning something from them too.
While that is all well and good, let me ask you this:
Do you take action?
Do you apply their tips and strategies?
Or do you file it away in a mental folder about the things you need to do when you have the time to actually get around to doing it?
I have been there too.
And with all the information I read about and consume, I’m left thinking, “Okay, so what should I do first?”
And then you try to apply x, y, z strategies all at once and then you wonder why you’re still struggling to grow.
My first tip is to choose one thing you want to apply into your creative biz.
Focus on that and then move on to the next.
Here's a list of tips you can apply immediately as a new blogger!
UPDATE YOUR NAME & PHOTO ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS
Consistency is more than posting on social media and updating your blog posts at the same time and day.
It’s also about how your brand is seen online.
CHECK FOR BROKEN LINKS AND FIX THEM
Broken links hurt your SEO and your website rank on Google.
It will also leave a bad user experience for your readers or potential readers.
Imagine that someone comes across a Pin you created and wants to read a blog post that tells them why they aren’t getting many page views only to find out that that page does not exist.
It’s like giving them hope and then taking it away in a second.
EDIT YOUR SEO
You know how bloggers keep telling you to optimise your blog post for SEO?
Have you done the same for your blog pages?
If you have a section on your blog for travel posts, is that page easily searchable because you’ve optimised it for a certain keyword?
UPDATE OLD BLOG POSTS
This tip will take more time than the rest because it requires you to edit and add more information to an existing post.
Go back and read through your published posts and see if there are posts that you can continue to add value to.
This can be in the form of creating more Pinterest graphics or writing more paragraphs.
For more blogging tips for new bloggers, read the full post here.
PLUS TAKE THIS FUN QUIZ AND FIND OUT WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR BLOGGING JOURNEY ;)