Day Twenty-Nine - Blogging Advice.

Brave Love Blog

Day 29 - What are your go-to blogging resources? What would you recommend to a beginner?

I've only been blogging for just under four years so I'm still a novice in the whole blog world. I'm still trying to find my place here and I've struggled finding my voice. I wrote a post a while back about what type of category I fall into. Mummy blogger? Lifestyle blogger? Then I decided that I didn't need to fit into any category. It's my little space where I can write what I want. I can share what I want. I love coming here after the kids have gone to bed, opening up a new post and just writing. It's my release and what keeps me sane! 

Advice for New Bloggers. 

Be Yourself - The biggest piece of advice I would give you is to just be yourself. Don't try to force it. If you want to write about you children. Do it. If you want to share DIY projects or cooking recipes  Do it! I have a list of blogs that I love and read religiously and the reason I love them is because the people behind them are authentic and real. 

Layout - The one things that will turn me away from a blog is if their layout is all over the place. I like to be able to read the posts properly, see the photos and find different sections, such as an About Me page or a Contact Me tab. 

No Reply Blogger - I get so disappointed when I receive a comment on my blog, I go to reply through email and then I find out that they are a 'No Reply Blogger' which basically means they do not have an email address linked with their account. It takes two minutes to do and will help so much with connecting with your readers. (To add an email address to your account. Go to your Blogger Profile and on the left hand side is an email option) 

Social Media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.. They're all your friends in the world of blogging! I use them all but not all for my blog.. Twitter is mainly for my blog whereas I keep my Facebook private. Pick and choose which ones you like :)

And before I go. I want to say thank you. To the people who take the time to read my blog. To those that then take the time to send me a comment or a lovely email. I read and respond to every single one (unless you're a no reply blogger! Ha!) I have come to love this blogging community and that's mostly down to you!

1 comment

  1. Great advice! I'm unsure about the whole 'replying' issue - is it etiquette to reply to all comments people leave you (but then I never know if people have subscribed to comments and will receive my reply.....all too complicated for me!)......?


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