Hello guys! So many of you find my little blogging tips mini series helpful that I decided to make another one. I always get such sweet comments on post like this so thank you all for that! Todays post will be do’s and dont’s of blogging (what not to do!)
Do edit your posts and don’t make typos
First and foremost editing! Editing will prevent the unprofessional typos that inevitably will occur. I sometimes have typos actually, trying to work on this!
Do Promote your post but don’t be annoying about it!
Promoting your new post on social media can be really valuable but don’t spam your followers feeds with it and go overly crazy to get views. Also in the comments of someone else’s post don’t shove your new post down their throat in efforts to get them to check it out, it is unprofessional.
Do take your own pictures (even if they aren’t amazing!) but Don’t use stock photos!
Stock photo from beautyjoint.com
Try not to use stock photos unless you absolutely need to! it gives the reader the impression that you are lazy and don’t want to take your own pictures. But try your best to take your own pictures, it’ll make your blog much more personal.
Do post as consistently and often as you can and don’t leave your blog idle for months on end without warning
If you are not inspired to write/are sick/need a break/can’t post then let your readers know! They are your friends! They will worry about you if you are gone for six months, and some will really miss your posts. So if you are going to take a break be sure to keep your followers in the loop.
Do share a real and honest version of yourself on your blog and don’t set up a fake/perfect persona for your blog!
By sharing a real and honest part of your personality with your readers they will trust you and feel closer to you than if you act fake or try to put only the good things online. As humans we all value honestly (at least a huge majority of us) so if something doesn’t work right, share it! if something is not going well and you feel comfortable sharing it then share it. bloggers are people too, and you want your readers to know the real you!
That’s all I have for you guys today! I hope I helped at least one or two of you guys who have recently started blogging. I don’t know everything, if you think I have forgotten anything or have your own tips then please leave them in the comments below as a resource for everyone!
— Hailey 💄