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Blogging Tips for Beginners 2.0

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As you know or may not know .. Wednesday is the day we like to do Random posts , just anything that comes to mind. Today I wanted to give back in a sense to the newbies in the Blogging Community. This Blog turns 3 in September and its nice to talk to you guys a bit. The Blogging community of serious Bloggers in Jamaica is really small. I say serious in terms of those who are consistent and are making money from their Blogs regardless of the amount. While this is targeted to Jamaican Bloggers .. the tips can be helpful for all Bloggers worldwide.


1. Content is Key : I think that my generation hates to read and write , everybody lives vicariously through texts and Social Media. If you are a Blogger , there must be something that people can actually see ... other than pictures. Think of your favorite YouTuber .... you subscribed to them because you can count on them to always have new material ...if they haven't posted a video in 3 months... wouldn't you unsubscribe? It's the same thing for a Blog. I've seen where people started and then after 2 months stopped or combined their Blog with another Blogger because it is just too much work.

2. Find a Niche: I cannot stress on this enough. Pick an area that you have information about and is passionate to present this information with others in a creative way. You can't have a Beauty Blog then 50% of your posts is about food .. makes no sense. If you find that you have many areas of interest .. do what I did... go to Lifestyle. Lifestyle basically deals with everything in life .

3. Nobody Cares : This is a Lifestyle Blog ... not a personal Blog. Nobody cares what I had for lunch or that my fictitious cat died. This is important to keep in mind. While your life might seem super interesting to you .. it might be really boring to other people .. keep posting about important topics and keep it moving.


4. Market the Heck out of it : Imagine if Alexander McQueen only drew those auh mazing sketches but never shared them with anyone.. he would be non -existent right? Blogging is the very same. When you have a post , you need to share it so people can know your Blog exists. There are so many Social Plugins that comes with whatever platform you use .. or you can always copy and paste your posts. Get your friends and family to share your content!

5. Learn as much as you can : Blogging is relatively easy , however there is always room to learn more as something new is created each day that might be beneficial to your Blog. YouTube and Blogging communities on Google+ are great places to get information. Try to participate , ask questions and add your suggestions.

What are some tips/ tricks you use to grow your Blog?
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14 comments on "Blogging Tips for Beginners 2.0"
  1. I loved this post... you wrote from the heart.. very useful tips :)

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  2. I think this is one of most important post!! xx It will help beginners a lot. Thanks for sharing such nice tips

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  3. Great tips shared with some humour! In my three years I have learned some of these the hard way, but they are valuable lessons all the same..

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  4. Great tips! A couple of months ago I wrote similar post in Estonian for all those Estonian newbie bloggers,

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  5. I'm finding it super hard at the moment to get my content out to audiences. These tips are really helpful with Marketing your product or your own website :)

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  6. For beginners these points are very useful and as time flies, you've got to learn something new in blogging.

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  7. Sound tips essential for newbie bloggers to learn. Niche is one aspect new blogger must take into consideration.

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  8. Very useful information for people whom just begin blogging.. Blogging is really a wonderful experience!

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  9. Interesting post for people who wanted to start a blog =)

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  10. Wow! Thanks for the information :) It will be really helpful for me :)

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  11. Focusing on a niche can really help you get followers. Having great contents will keep them in their site.

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  12. I couldn't stop laughing over the fictitious cat!!!! Oh boy, yes, blogging is hard work and it pays to do it only if you love it. Contrary to popular belief, there are some personal blogs that are very successful. It all depends on the topics covered. The one thing I'll add to your great tips is to take time to rejuvenate and re-evaluate blogging goals. Take time off if necessary and go with the flow. :-)

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  13. Blogging for passion or as a hobby is very different from blogging for $$. I agree with what you've said, but be sure, perseverance is the key!

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  14. Some great tips! And to never give up on blogging is key too

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