Blogging Tips: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Ninth Month of Blogging
Blogging Tips: What Have I Learnt?
We’re all on the hunt for some blogging tips and if you’re not familiar with these articles, then I share 5 things I’ve learnt every month of blogging. It’s the ninth month and time is flying! It’s been a busy summer so far, which only means one thing = a winter filled with lots of new articles and city guides. So, what have I learnt this time?
1. Write About What You’re Interested in (Not Just Copying What’s Already Out There)
This may seem obvious but I have seen SO many blogs writing city guides and they’re incredibly generic and you can tell that they’ve never really been there. Okay, so the aim of the game is to race to the top of Google for everything, but trust me, it really shows. It takes the credibility of your website down a notch. Write about where YOU have been and what YOU are interested in, it will show in your writing and make them stay on your site longer.
2. Stay Relevant (Don’t Write About Something Random)
I’m guilty of doing this and I recently removed a couple of random articles. I once had a huge rant about Brexit and although it kind of fits into my ‘living abroad’ category, it did seem pretty random and just one massive argument on the page. It makes people more likely to unfollow you on social media because they get confused why you’ve suddenly posted something that doesn’t fit with everything else, so it’s best to avoid it if possible.
3. Set Realistic Goals for Yourself Every Month
Realistic goals keep you on task and help you grow. I’ve been guilty of not doing this from the start, so it’s incredibly hard to monitor your growth and focus on something specific. Literally from day one, you should have some sort of loose schedule and goal, this way you can push yourself and see what’s working/not working. It’s never too late to start though, but the sooner the better!
4. See What’s out There on Google Already
Interested in writing about a topic? Google it! You may find that there’s not much out there and you’ll provide that missing piece of information that people need. Is the market saturated? Then have a read and see what valuable pieces of information you can add or build on. If you’re interested in it or are an expert in it, then it will really show in your writing.
5. Check out the Competition
People that have done well have clearly done something right, so what are they doing? Check out what others are doing (don’t be a carbon copy though!) and see what you can do to improve your blog. I’ve learnt a lot of tips from people who have been blogging for much longer and it can be really valuable. Lots of successful bloggers also have free courses, ebooks and materials on how to build your blog.
So, there you have it – just 5 things I’ve learnt this month. I’ll be back next month for my 10th edition!
Like what you read? Here are my previous articles on what I’ve learnt on my blogging journey:
- Starting a Blog for the First Time: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My First Month of Blogging
- Blogging for the First Time: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Second Month of Blogging
- Beginner Blogger: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Third Month of Blogging
- Blogging Journey: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Forth Month of Blogging
- Blogging Experience: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Fifth Month of Blogging
- The First Year of Blogging: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Sixth Month of Blogging
- Having a Blog: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Seventh Month of Blogging
- Blogging in the First Year: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Eighth Month of Blogging