5 Life lessons I have learnt from blogging

Guest Post

Hi all! I am Niraj from Niraj’s blogs, and I am delighted to do this collab with Shelly. In this blog post, I am going to talk about 5 things I have learnt from blogging. To give a bit of a background, I started blogging in March 2019 and have been regularly blogging since June of this year. Not only has it been my favourite hobby, I have also learnt some valuable life lessons during my blogging journey. I want to talk about the things I have learnt in this article and hopefully you will be able to relate to some of them.

You are unique

If there is one thing that I want you to take away from blogging to the real world, it is that you are unique. Imagine if every blogger had the same style of writing and wrote about the same things? Things…

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Blogging Insights # 51 — Blogging Etiquette — Questions from Sadje

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A couple of weeks ago, for Blogging Insights # 49, I asked my readers for any topics that they would like to see discussed on this forum. Sadje whom you all know from her tremendously popular blog KeepItAlive, was the first to respond. She presented a very discussion worthy topic, set out four questions and elaborated very clearly what she wanted us to tell her.

So here are her questions without any additions from me:

TODAY’S QUESTIONS

Blogging etiquette

I really would want to read the answers to the following questions;

How long should the comment thread be?For example, if some blogger likes your post and says so, you thank them. Then they say that you’re welcome or it’s a pleasure, afterwards most shift to emojis or smiley faces. It can go on for quite some while. So I would really like to know what is the…

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How To Use Facebook For Your Blog

New Lune

There are a lot of social media platforms out there which you can use for your blog for instance Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and now Tik Tok. But one of the oldest social media platforms that exist, at least from my point of view is Facebook. I don’t think it’s the first social media platform that comes to anybody’s mind when you want to promote your blog posts and that is for multiple reasons. One, Facebook is mostly used for personal reasons such as to connect & interact with your family and friends.

Two, unless you want to share your blog with your family & friends – it can be hard to promote your blog if you want to keep it private. If I’m being completely honest, the social media platform I use the least (or rarely for that matter) for my blog is Facebook. It’s not something that…

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‘Book Blogging Series’ Wrap-up

Neveah Hor

Hi everyone! It’s Neveah here and here’s a wrap-up on the ‘book blogging series’ posts.

Post 1 was “How to Boost Traffic To Your Book Blog”: https://neveahhorauthor.wordpress.com/2020/10/07/how-to-boost-traffic-to-your-book-blog/

Post 2 was “10 Tips To Convert Blog traffic to subscribers”:

https://neveahhorauthor.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/10-tips-to-convert-book-blog-visitors-to-subscribers/

I really hope those were helpful tips and I have for you a very fun way to end this post series!

Next Steps to take on your Book Blog

Whether you are an aspiring blogger, someone who just launched your blog or someone who wants to boost traffic and subscribers, sometimes you may get lost and wonder what are the next steps to take on your blog. Just answer 2 questions and there’s a list of ideas on what to do next in order to grow your blog waiting for you.

Comment below and tell me the results you got!…

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Is Having a Blogging Niche Actually Important? // Discussion & Frustration

the wordy habitat

Almost every blogger’s advice to new bloggers includes “choose a niche.”

Other than “engage with other bloggers”, “choose a niche” is the point which is doled out the most. The number of bloggers saying this have actually increased in the past few years at a large rate.

But why is that? There has to be a reason why this is a very popular tip. Why is having a niche so important, and is it actually that important? Today, I want to break down this advice, dig through it, and dissect it.

Considering that this topic has given me pain for most of my blogging life (which is almost 5 years), and have been slowly building my thoughts around it for all this time, I have a LOT to say.

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What is a “blogging niche”?

It’s basically a content category.

A blogger who talks mostly or always about books is…

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4 Blogging Tasks To Do If You Don’t Feel Like Writing.

New Lune

I would say one of the hardest blogging tasks is to write blog posts and this comes from someone who loves writing! I know some people struggle to write but personally, I love writing. I was one of those students who removed paragraphs in their essays to make sure I wouldn’t go over the word limit. But sometimes, I even find myself procrastinating to write because I’m just not in the mood for it. That’s why it’s important that you write blog posts when you are motivated or inspired.

I even have days when I’m able to write two blog posts! But during those days when you just don’t feel like writing anything but still want to be productive then there are some blogging tasks you can do in order to have a productive blogging day. In today’s post, I wanted to share with you 4 blogging tasks you…

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5 Things Nobody Told You About Blogging That You Need to Know

Neveah Hor

  1. Consistency is as important as Content

Indeed, content is king but we often take too much time creating quality content and do not have a posting schedule. If you realised, I post every day, except for Monday and Sunday, even though I’m not a full-time blogger. Posting too much is also something that many bloggers make, including me. When I first started off this year in March, I kept posting because I was so excited and the more I posted, the fewer likes I got and the content quality becomes worse each time. And that’s because I didn’t understand quality content is essential. Then in April, I took so long to come out with a post and was not consistent. Later, I found out how posting consistently was so important. We need to post the right amount at the right time.

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How I Balance Blogging Around a Full Schedule

Olivia Lucie Blake

It can be so hard balancing the things that come with life, some things we choose to do and some things we have to do. When I restarted my blog this year I didn’t realise that it would be like a full time job and I already have a full time job. I know some fellow blogging friends of mine have families and kids they have to look after too, so I cant even image running a blog and having to juggle all of that.

I often get asked how I post so much and how I manage to balance everything to stay afloat. So this is why this post is here! I want to share what I personally do to keep onto of my blog whilst having a full time job and other commitments. It’s not easy, but I hope these tips can help to take some weight off…

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What Your Audience Really Wants From You

Vistiix

It can be challenging and time consuming at times to figure out what kind of posts your audience really wants from you.

The following points below are key tips on how to figure out what your audience really wants from you.

Let’s begin;

1. Post Traffic:

Articles your audience find interesting, relevant and valuable will show an increased traffic volume compared to the ones that they don’t find relevant or helpful.

Monitoring your blog’s traffic data and insights is a good way to understand what your audience really wants from you. It gives you a clear perspective of the type of post to focus on, and how to balance things.

It is crucial and important to always monitor your blog’s stats.

2. Surveys:

You could run a survey on your blog and ask your audience to tell you what they would love to see on your blog.

A survey can…

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