The Best Blogging Tips for Anyone Beginning to Blog

The Best Blogging Tips for Anyone Beginning to Blog

Are you interested in starting your own blog?

Happy Tuesday everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was filled with time at the pool, local carnival, elephant ears, and sun burns. It was a great summer weekend.

Today, I am sharing with you about blogging tips for beginners. This past week, I have had multiple people come up to me and tell me about their amazing blogging ideas. Their ideas really are amazing, too.

They are not ready to start a blog yet, but are very interested and wanted some tips about how to do it. So, I decided to write a blog article about it and invite other bloggers to chime in.

Blogging is a great way to express yourself, promote your business, and establish your brand. It is so worth the extra couple of hours you have to put in weekly. But, this article isn’t about why you should start your blog. This article is about tips and tricks that I’ve learned the hard way.

Blogging Tips for Beginners

  1. You really can get away with blogging once a week.
     
    When I first started blogging, I thought that you should be blogging every day. I assumed that every post should be a 1,000 word post with original ideas that you couldn’t find on the web. If you can pull that off – do it! I personally cannot.

    I would say that overall, you want to end at a weekly word count of 750-1000. That can be spaced over 3 articles or 1. I wouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself, especially if you are blogging on top of working full-time.

    It is all about the consistency and the longevity. For example posting once a week for a year is much better then posting 4 times a week for 2 months and getting burnt out.

  2. Before you publish have many articles already written.
     
    The point that you first start blogging is the time when you have the most ideas. They run through your head whenever you have an extra minute. I would encourage you to write multiple articles before you even create your blog.

    Keep them saved and pull them out when blogging gets tough – because it will get tough. That leads me to my next tip.

  3. Commit a year.
     
    Give yourself an entire year of consistent posting. I’ve seen so many great blogs start off with so much promise and honestly, I just love to read them. Then writer slowly tapers off and then posts nothing.

    The truth is, if blogging was easy, well I wouldn’t have a job. A year gives enough time to really see if your blogging goals are going to work.

  4. Set Up Google Authorship
     
    This is important for so many reasons. By setting up Google Authorship, in Google’s “eyes” you will get credit for everything you write. Your Google profile image will show up next to your articles when people are searching for you.It also protects you from someone stealing your work. Read more about Google Authorship and Google Plus at Why I Joined Google+ – From a Writer’s Perspective.
  5. Easy-To-Read
     
    To me, this one is huge. This is stuff that makes blogs articles great. Writing blog articles is almost a new form of writing. To be honest it is unlike any other writing I’ve done.

    When writing your article, you will want to keep in mind that most blog readers are skimmers. I’m a skimmer. I will look at complex blog articles and quickly move on. I don’t have a whole lot of extra time, so if the article isn’t easy-to-read, I’m not reading it.

    Do you want to read more about easy-to-read articles? Check out 7 Tips on Writing Easy to Read Blog Articles.

  6. Register Your Domain Name
     
    So often I see blogs that I love having not purchasing their domain names and self hosting their blogs. This means that the blogs are hosted at a service with domains like awesomecoolblog.wordpress.com or awesomecoolblog.blogspot.com instead of at www.awesomecoolblog.com.

    While it is great that WordPress and BlogSpot host your blog for free and if you’re not 100% committed, you might think it’s a good idea to try it out – I would advise against it.

    If your blog takes off, they own your blog that could have made you money. Yes, I said made you money.

    When you register your own domain name, you have control. So if Martha Stewart wants to advertise on your page, then she pays you and not someone else.

So, here is my question for you:

Picture this; someone comes up to you about an idea for a blog. Their passion is so present that you can’t help but smile. They have all these ideas and they really are great ideas, but don’t know what to do next. What advice do you give them?

If you are the person looking to start a blog, what are some questions you would ask to a group of experienced bloggers?

Christine King is a staff writer at R & R Web Design LLC. She is passionate about writing and loves what blogging and businesses can achieve. Armed with her degree in social work, she brings the unique ability to motivate readers in every blog article she writes. She specializes in creating content and writing blog articles for a variety of businesses at R & R Web Design LLC.

This article was published on: June 25, 2013 and was last modified May 25, 2017
30 comments on “The Best Blogging Tips for Anyone Beginning to Blog
  1. Thanks so much for these great tips for beginners…..mind you, they are also a good reminder for everyone. It’s only lately that I blog once a week. Before I was breaking my head trying to blog 3 or 4 times per week. I appreciate this post. So well done!

    • Alexandra,
      I’m so glad you found these tips helpful for all levels. It sounds like you feel that blogging once a week is much more doable than 3-4 times a week. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Burton says:

    Great Post. I loved the part about sticking with it for one year. It does take a lot of time to blog. There is a lot of competition. But committing for one year is a simple way to build great habits and confidence to either continue blogging or to move on to something else with great inner strength. Thank youl

  3. Lisa Wells says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I need this information plus a whole lot more as I venture into the world of blogging.

  4. These are really great tips for anyone starting a blog. I wish that I started with this tips two years ago.

  5. Great article for beginners. Very clear, precise and to the point. Great post!

  6. Great beginning blogging tips–and great reminders for established bloggers. As for what I tell those who come to me with an idea to start blogging, I recommend that they begin mapping out a plan for their blog. While they are figuring out the design and domain, to start writing articles that will help them develop a focus. That way, once they are up and running, they are already off to a great start.

  7. Great post and excellent tips for a beginning blogger (and long-time bloggers, as well) – thanks for sharing, Christine!

  8. MamaRed says:

    Fabulous ideas Christine…when I first started years ago I was overwhelmed by the idea of blogging plus I couldn’t seem to get my third grade teacher’s “this is the right way to write” stuff out of my head! Combine that with 30 years of writing instruction manuals, training guides and other step-by-step and I ended up writing once in a blue moon. Done your way, it makes it ever so much more do-able…one of the things that got me off my butt was doing a blogging challenge. Gave me a great incentive AND I can’t keep up the daily thing at the moment, so knowing the consistency is more important helps a bunch!

    • MamaRed,
      I know exactly what you talking about with the 3rd grade teacher, I have those moments too. 🙂 It’s funny how those lessons stick with us. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Wonderful tips and great reminders – I’ve book marked your 7 Tips to review later :). Thanks for the inspiration and wisdom you’ve shared.

  10. Shelley Webb says:

    These are great tips for a blogger at any point in their blogging journey.

    I do think fresh content is important and needs to be placed on a website more than once a week. That being said, I think that using an article from ezine (with full attribution, of course) with a paragraph on why the article resonated with you, is an easy way to provide additional content.

  11. Good ideas, thanks for sharing!

  12. These are great tips for beginners..I have been blogging a little over a year and I still need to figure out how to do google authorship on wordpress..com as I am not self hosted.

  13. Thank you for this great article to share about blogging for beginners. My advice would be to have fun and write about what you know and have experienced in life.

  14. Great early-on, step-by-step advice for bloggers. I know that many of those things you figured out by trial and error, which just increases the value of what you shared … so new bloggers can avoid the steep learning curve.

  15. Yvonne says:

    Yup, start slow and move up…..don’t start posting every day and go downhill from there.

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