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My learnings in the last 1.5-years and tips for the new bloggers from my personal experience #SuperBloggerChallenge #Instacuppa

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After my First post in this challenge, I got many queries from the new and budding bloggers about the writing challenges I had shared. They had many other blogging related queries also so I thought of writing a post about my experiences and learnings which may help the novice writers in their journey. I am neither an expert not a pro in blogging but in the last 1.5 years of my writing journey, I have gained a few lessons which I would like to share:

Consistency is important:

This is a thumb rule that I follow and advise the new writers too. Be consistent in writing. Write something or the other daily, not necessarily it is a blog, it can be anything, your daily routine, any experience, any wish or anything under the sun. Post a blog every week, more the merrier but be realistic at the same time. 4-5 blogs every month is a good number.

Read, read, and read:

Reading is equally important in the blogging journey. It broadens your perspective, vocabulary and helps you generate new ideas and explore new writing styles.

Build a community:

Remember, blogging is not just about reading and writing. It is about networking and building a community of like-minded writers. Engaging on other blogger’s posts, reading, commenting and sharing them is a vital part of blogging and should be taken very seriously.

Experiment:

When you read and write regularly, you come across many different genres and writing styles. Try to incorporate them in your writing as well. Experiment with your style and you never know you end up doing much better in a new way, new style.

Focus:

Keep your focus intact when you sit to write, without any distractions in mind. Keep your phone away, close all the other apps in the background and enjoy your company with your pen and paper or for that matter, keyboard and monitor.

Participate:

This is one point which I am quite vocal about and have shared the benefits of participating in blogging challenges earlier too in my posts. Join the blogging communities on social media (Facebook, Twitter) and keep an eye on the upcoming contests. Participate in as many as you can, depending upon your suitability, interest, time and bandwidth.

Don’t copy:

Be original and never copy the content of others. Plagiarism is a serious offence. Don’t get disheartened when you see another blogger writing on the same topic what you had in your mind. Remember, topics are the same, only the way of presenting them is different. Like, the recipe of some XYZ dish remains the same, but how your present it is different. Same goes with travel posts, the destination can be described vividly and differently by the different writers.

Write content that is useful for your readers:

Try to write the content that gives the solution to a problem or that help your readers in any way. Don’t just write for yourself. This does not mean you should not write musings. I myself started sharing random musings and do it till date but at the same time, try to write on the topics which people can relate to and connect with.

Learn the blogging terminology:

Once you start writing, you get to hear many words which you have no clue about. Like in my case, I didn’t know what SEO, google analytics, pinning, tweeting, story etc. are all about. So, once you step into this area, it is advisable and beneficial for you to learn the basics of SEO, keyword search, backlinks, required and important plugins etc.

Promotion is important:

Right marketing of your blog is very important. Just writing and publishing your blog is not enough, your job is yet not over. People will not get to know what you have jotted unless you share it with the world. Use the right platforms / social media to promote your articles regularly. Don’t be all over the place at one time and don’t spam by sharing all your articles in one day. Pick up a day to share on different groups. Brand building is one of the most significant parts of blogging.

Don’t expect success overnight:

It takes time in building your followers and reader base so have patience, keep doing a good job, focus on your content quality, promote your blog well and the rest will follow.

Hope you enjoyed reading my post. Share with me what are your learnings and takeaways from your writing journey.

“Note: This article is written as a part of SuperBloggerChallenge conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com https://healthwealthbridge.com/,  Allaboutthewoman.com https://allaboutthewoman.com/  and powered by Instacuppa http://blog.instacuppastore.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge is not responsible for any infringement caused.”

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Aslam Khan
February 28, 2019 4:34 pm

The post is so easy for readers to understand the basics. Even a 10th standard will Understand. Such a post is most advisable for bloggers. Not using extravagant words or Sentences to increase word count, but aligning them with proper headers and advisable notes. I liked it very much.

Amarjeet Sonia Madaan
February 28, 2019 6:54 pm

Thanks for sharing such a useful post. Was waiting for this. All the points noted.

Vani
March 1, 2019 4:57 am

Very useful and guiding article Vartika..will definitely keep these tips in mind 🙂

sonali
sonali
March 1, 2019 10:43 am

Wow.. your articles are always so helpful and relatable… as I was reading I remembered our conversation..
thanks again Vartika else I wouldn’t have had my blog on the train??

Preeti Chauhan
March 1, 2019 4:48 pm

Even though we are getting to be seasoned bloggers , that might not always translate into numbers so this post definitely helps put focus back on the how to successful blogging .

Shilpa Garg
March 1, 2019 6:32 pm

Taking up blogging challenges with a community of like minded blogging buddies is a great learning and enriching experience. Agree with the insights that you have shared. Have never participated in Instacuppa Super Blogger Challenge, would love to change that next time!

Hema
March 1, 2019 7:09 pm

Thanks for sharing these awesome tips. I am a newbie and was looking for some helpful post . Glad I found your post.

Novemberschild
Novemberschild
March 1, 2019 7:19 pm

Bloggers need to read. A lot. Magazines. Books. Periodicals. And so on. They need to grasp the art of language, to appreciate the finer points of words. As they read, they should jot down ideas and capture thoughts as they come. Nothing inspires like reading someone else’s words. As a blogger, you’ll find yourself hitting plateaus and roadblocks when you aren’t reading. You’ll run out of words, if you’re not regularly being challenged through books and other material.

Aritro Chattopadhyay
March 1, 2019 8:34 pm

This is an easy-peasy blog post for budding bloggers. The marketing tips are noted. Will surely incorporate the same.

Jhilmil
March 2, 2019 3:27 am

That’s a great read. As a blogger with a years experience, I would vouch for these pointers. Creating community and the right content along with promotion helps you in the longer run.

tina
March 2, 2019 5:27 am

participating in different groups talks competitions is a good way t network and build your credibility. These are wonderful learnings that you have listed down.

Alpana Deo
March 2, 2019 6:58 am

Blogging is an easy journey. It takes a lot of efforts, time. Sometimes it gets exhaustive too but it’s worth the efforts.

Vidhya Thakkar
March 2, 2019 12:58 pm

A wonderful post!! True. A blogger should keep each and every point in mind

Mann
March 2, 2019 7:59 pm

Wonderful post vartika.

Shalini
March 2, 2019 8:30 pm

Thankyou for this. Really enlightening. I love to write and i keep doing it but never do anything to promote it in anyway. But whats the point in writing when you dont have an audience to read?

Really, thankyou for this, will definitely start incorporating these tips from now on.

Anurag Singh
March 3, 2019 6:03 am

Indeed newbie like me need more support from established writers like you

Experience and knowledge always increase with sharing

I would love to be in touch with you in near future

Sitharaam Jayakumar
March 3, 2019 7:46 am

An excellent set of tips for being a successful blogger. The simple things that we perhaps overlook most often. Excellent article Vartika.

Deepika
March 3, 2019 9:34 am

I loved the post. You described all the points very nicely. Consistency, reading, Building community, content and promotion are the essential points that one should follow to grow as a blogger. Thanks for the sharing.

kan
kan
March 4, 2019 7:59 am

That are some great Tips for New Bloggers.Loved Reading them .Thank you for sharing

Aritra Chakrabarty
March 4, 2019 5:19 pm

Taking up blogging challenges are great. They introduce you to like-minded people and help you grow as a content creator.

Neha Sharma
March 4, 2019 7:58 pm

Very helpful tips, Vartika. Even though I’ve completed 1.5 yrs in blogging, it still feels like a new space, there’s so much to learn and explore.

Prerna wahi
March 6, 2019 12:53 pm

A very useful post and valid points Vartika. I swear by the fact that you need to read more, to write more. Something that I still need to get into the discipline of. Your post is insightful and thought provoking.

Pragnya Mishra
March 6, 2019 1:06 pm

I loved how you simplified the entire blogging related queries for every newbie, Vartika.

Sindhu Vinod Narayan
March 6, 2019 1:27 pm

I loved this and is indeed a learning from your experience

Kapila Rattan Bhowmik
March 6, 2019 7:38 pm

Thank you for sharing those tips.

ginia
March 6, 2019 9:54 pm

Hey. wonderful post! I being a newbie blogger learnt a lot from reading this post. Keep writing such awesome posts!

anupriya
March 7, 2019 5:12 am

I guess you have summed it all up for a new comer in the blogosphere. These are extremely useful pointers to get one self to know what it takes to be a blogger.

Snehal Chincholkar
March 8, 2019 12:16 pm

Very useful tips …specifically for new bloggers in this competitive world.

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