Well, I knew it would be difficult but I didn’t realise it would be this difficult…

I basically said to myself at the beginning of the year I would start a blog… It’s good practice for my writing skills and from reading many other blogs over the years, it’s always been an ambition of mine to do one. However, after a couple of weeks of setting this up (which by the way takes a lot longer than you think!) and posting a few blogs, I immediately lost my blogging mojo, SAY WHATTT… only after two weeks, I’m disappointed in myself. But I really want to do one, so why oh why have I got writer’s block now, at the very start of my blogging adventure! I should be full of ideas and yet I feel like I am a cheap freebie pen that has run out of ink…

BUT, I’m going to power through this, it is a couple of months on and I have learnt from this. SO, here’s what I am going to do, my top 5 tips from me to me (lets hope they work)…

  1. Jot down my ideas and thoughts throughout the day. 
    Whether it’s scribbling them on the back of my hand or saving them to my notes app on my phone. When an idea pops into my head it’s getting noted!
  2. Short and snappy blogging
    Do you really read the whole thing? Like really? I am a serial skimmer and I bet you are too. I’m just going to keep it short and sweet, you won’t get more than 500 words from me!
  3. Be me
    Now, this one is tricky. Sounds easy right! But personally, I struggle with this as I worry about what people may think too much. Yes, I know what you are about to say I’ve heard it over and over, ‘that it doesn’t matter what people think’, however, I do panic slightly, sorry. I think a lot of us have this worry (even if they don’t like to admit it), so I want to set an example and step out my comfort zone and say what I feel and believe in as you’ve entered my blog, my little cloud and therefore you should hear the real me.
  4. Get engaging
    I’m going to start posting my blog on my Twitter, Facebook and Insta feed. I think part of me was afraid to share this with my friends and family, though after speaking to a few people when I thought they may laugh they actually said it was a good idea and they were proud of me.
  5. I post when I like
    Now, I watched a lot of how to videos at the beginning of my journey and the advice I kept seeing from bloggers and influencers were ‘You need to keep the pace up’ and ‘Post, promote, engage, REPEAT! Post, promote, engage, REPEAT’ etc, etc… However, for me, with a full-time job, getting in at sometimes 7/7.30pm then going out for a run or seeing friends or my boyfriend, followed by dinner and then sitting down to write a blog everyday is just not feasible for me right now (I wish there were more hours in the day!). So, I’m being selfish, but it is my blog so I will post, promote, engage and repeat when I want and like too.

Are you a blogger start-up or a long-term blogging wizard? 

Can you share some tips? I would love to know what helps you!

Anyway, I’m going to keep this short and sweet. Let’s hope my next post won’t take as long as this one has.

Ciao Bella.

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6 replies on “How to keep up a new blog – advice from someone that hasn’t

  1. I’m also a new blogger (if you want to follow me hehe) but I have a notebook where I write down every idea that comes to my head. I like to take inspiration from Pinterest, the internet and also other peoples blogs!

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  2. Fantastic post!!
    I’m recently married, started a blog a little over a week ago documenting our first year of married life. 1 post a day for 365 days. So far the response has been phenomenal, my blog views is overwhelming and I’ve never written a post without a shit load of comments underneath. I jot down ideas in my notes and brain storm too. Hopefully I won’t run out of content 😘😘😘

    http://butterfliesandboundaries.wordpress.com

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