5 Most Important Tips For New Bloggers

Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer

The weekend is finally here again and I’m ready to get a little creative juices flowing in terms of blog posts. I don’t know about any of you, but I get the most inspired on weekend mornings. Something about sleeping until my body wakes me up and getting to spend a quiet lovely morning in my home, just really gets my creativity going! Today, I wanted to share my 5 tips I recommend to all newbie bloggers. I’m relatively new myself, hitting the one year mark this coming month, and I feel like I’ve learned so much already. Don’t get me wrong, I’m continuing to learn every single day; however, these 5 tips have always been true since day one. All new bloggers will greatly benefit from these 5 tips!

If you aren’t liking it, don’t post it.

Occasionally, I’ll start writing a post but when it’s all said and done I end up not enjoying it. I always heard that having a consistent posting schedule is key to growing your blog and would panic if I couldn’t keep mine consistent. But if you aren’t liking what you’re putting out there, your readers will see that. Always post things you’re 100% in love with, if you aren’t feeling that post you can save it to a later date (and fresh mind) or just delete it. Always put your best self out there.

The power of community is a very real concept.

If you aren’t getting involved with fellow bloggers, odds are, you won’t get too far. It’s crazy how much you’ll grow when you give others around you the attention you’d like to receive. Liking, following, commenting with other bloggers is a great way to get to know other amazing people and help promote your blog.

Nothing makes a good photo great like some natural lighting.

Until you’re 100% sure you want to continue this blogging path, I would hold off on buying a big fancy camera. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need an expensive camera nowadays to get a great photo. Smartphones these days have amazing quality. Taking pictures with your smartphone and some good natural light will give you the same look as an expensive camera. Plan your photo sessions accordingly to the time of day/year to be sure you get the best lighting.

Consistency helps you and your readers.

Having a consistent posting schedule will definitely help you grow. Your readers will know exactly when to come back for more. However, as I said earlier, if you aren’t liking your post – don’t post it. It won’t kill you to miss a day. As long as you’re posting once or twice a week, you’ll be just fine!

Don’t worry about your niche.

Many of the tips that I read while learning about this whole blogging journey was to always define your niche. I never really liked that tip and didn’t really put much thought into it. I don’t like narrowing down my scope any. I want to post whatever I’m feeling. I definitely have a few niches I post about regularly but I don’t like to label myself as just a food, fashion, or beauty blogger. Don’t worry about defining you or your blog. As you write and grow as a person, you’ll naturally find your niche.

Leave a comment below and tell me when you get the most inspired to write your posts.
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59 thoughts on “5 Most Important Tips For New Bloggers

  1. Hi Obsessive Compulsive Designer,
    1. I like your blog name.
    2. I also blog about blogging. I agree with 9 of your tips. I am a big believer in the importance of having a niche. Maybe you can check out my blogging tips site.
    Janice

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  2. Yes. I have also found that being social and contributing to the sites of your fellow bloggers can have a fantastic effect on your own growth. The more generous you are in this blogging world, the more you’ll grow. The consistency one is also big. All of this still takes time though. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Heyy lady,
    I’ve been thinking about starting a blog too. As a place to get all the things whirling around in my head into one place. I love how you said dont worry about your niche because I have read that a lot too. I want to write a little bit about everything. Love the updates on your life and fashion, chick. Keep it up!

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  4. Thanks for the advice, I’m glad you mentioned that sticking to a niche isn’t always a good thing, as I think I will just post what I feel is relevant to post! I’ve just wrote my first blog, I would be so grateful, if you could give it a read, any feedback would be fantastic!! Don’t worry if not 🙂

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  5. Wonderful write up..it will surely help may bloggers here..I too wrote a similar piece recently,sharing my experience on how not to get buckled down due to poor traffic at your blog and how to get things going when you are almost on the verge of abandoning your blog ..Most of us have seen that phase but I am happy that I gave myself a second chance..here’s how to deal with it :
    https://the-passport-souls.travel.blog/2017/04/22/blog-writing-the-dilemma-of-a-beginner-and-how-to-actually-get-started/

    Hope you find it engaging !

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  6. Thank you for reminding us of the importance of interacting with other bloggers! I have been putting off liking and commenting on other blogs until I felt I had enough good content for others to check out. I think I’m finally getting there, so here goes!

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  7. For me personally, you saved the best till last – Don’t worry about your niche. I’m a new blogger, so I love the fact that you say not to worry about defining a blog. I’m not sure what bubble I’m going to fit in yet. I know beauty will be a big part, but not the whole. Thanks for your advice. x

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