Blogging Tips If You Don’t Know Where To Start

The Internet offers unparalleled access to audiences in a way never experienced before. Things like blogs allow people to air their opinions and build a following. If you think blogging may be for you, read on for great ideas and tips on what it can do for you and how to do it right.  So often I hear – where do I start – hope this post makes it easier.

Blogging is something that’s fairly easy to do, whether you’re doing it for a hobby or for a business move, but you still need to be passionate about it. If you can’t pick a topic you love, there’s a high chance you won’t continue writing about it extensively.

In longer blog posts that you make, it is important that you separate the article and use subheadings throughout. This will make your blog much easier to view. That is one simple step to take that can catapult your blog to a new level.

Blogging TipsBe sure to use images when you’re making posts.

Pictures are so much more powerful than words; the old saying about pictures’ worth compared to words proves it. This is very important when it comes to blogging. An image can go a long way toward that goal. The effective use of images will improve the look of your blog and attract readers.

Make sure you start building your mailing list when you start your blog. The quicker you start, the more time you will have to make your list bigger. You can use the mailing list to help you earn money later on. Putting off creating an opt-in list can cost you plenty, so don’t neglect it.

Use a theme that won’t make it hard to optimize for the search engines.

This will improve search engine rankings for your blog, and will help the site run without excessive glitches. Everything is even more fast-paced in today’s world, waiting around for graphics and plug-ins to load will not be something your readers want to do. They will go right back to the search results and continue searching for and reading other blogs instead of yours.

Try not to overdo using other types of social media on your blog. Don’t simply link to your own blog on Twitter continuously, or this will lose effectiveness. Alternate your links with interesting, standalone content to attract more attention.

Don’t use texting shortcuts such as “u” for “you” when writing blogs. Use standard English to write your blog; if you use those shortcuts you use while texting, it makes you look unprofessional and readers won’t take you seriously.

Place brief, useful materials in the vicinity of the link bar. The area around the link bar attracts a lot of reader attention. Some bloggers use it as a place to list their number of total subscribers. The link bar isn’t as popular as a post’s end or beginning, so use it as a tool to help people subscribe.

Maintaining your own enthusiasm and enjoyment of the blogging process is really important! You must have passion, however, if you are to manage a blog over the long term. Blog about something you really love so that your passion will be evident to your readers. If you enjoy the topic that you are writing about, that enjoyment will become contagious!

Allow occasional guest posts on your blog. Guest Blogger

This is a great way to network with other bloggers. These relationships can prove to be of great use down the road. If you ever need a favor in the future, that relationship could be the means of obtaining it!

Your mind should now be informed about what blogging has to offer and you should be eager to get started. If you are really interested in blogging, you should do some further research into the process. Furthermore, you should remember to use all of the information presented to you in this article when you start your own blog.

24 thoughts on “Blogging Tips If You Don’t Know Where To Start

  1. Your tips makes it sound so easy but I have trouble putting my thoughts into words.Can you learn to do this or do you have to have a special knack for it? I appreciates your blogs and ideas.

    • Thanks Ralph and it’s strange as I use to feel the same way that you did being the hillbilly that I am and believe me that comes out sometimes. But I have found that the more you write – the easier it gets – and remember to talk in your blog post like you were talking to a person. Hope that helps.

  2. Wow, Nancy. You sure make it so much easier. I love this. Even though I have been blogging for some time,you have given me so much incentive to get back to it like I should be. Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. As a blogger I’m always interested on perspectives and advice on blogging. Nancy, you walk the walk and talk the talk. I especially liked the advice on not linking your blog on Twitter (or in my case LinkedIn) continuously. Being guilty of that it struck home. Good post, great advice.

  4. As usual very informative and with good content blog. I like the idea and tips presented in your blog. I also agree with the usage of pictures. Pictures and even video get more attention from visitors.


  5. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog it was very imformative I’ve been surfing for some time and I also have begun blogging for my experience with anal cancer you have given me some great idea’s and can’t wait to read more.

    • Thanks Calvin and sorry to hear about your cancer experience – sometimes it’s those experiences that give us the desire we need to help others and am sure your blog post will help others – wish you the best.

      • Thank-you Nancy I do appreciate them kind words and I hope with your wisdom and knowledge I can make a blog that will one day be of interest to someone their definitely needs to be more awareness of this cancer and by writing this also can help me as well.

        • Well YW Calvin and I do hope that you follow thru with this as I do really think that it would help and look forward to seeing what you come up with – let me know when you have it done

  6. Thanks Nancy for sharing this wonderful information. You know I never thought about the importance of having an idea of putting up an opt-in form right away when making a blog. You planted the seed my friend.

    Thanks again,


  7. Great tips, Nancy
    I actually will pass on reading blogs that are just one block of text, no headers, no breaks, no images. They’re just not appealing to me; I could be missing out on some great information, but I just can’t get into the post.

    I started investing in premium themes from Woo Themes for my blogs and I’m so glad that I did; I also use a WordPress plugin to help with SEO. My favorite plugin, Photodropper, gives me an entire site of images to use for free with the property creative commons for commercial sites.

    I love this post and think it’s great information for all new bloggers!!!


  8. Awesome and very smart tips on blogging! You really hits some key points with ALL of these! We also agree that utilizing a guest blogger is a great way to network. It shows that you lend credibility to others, that you have an abundance mentality instead of a lack and that you’re confident in yourself to deliver value whether it serves you or not because you know in the end it will help others and that will come back to you ten-fold. Great stuff as always Nancy!

    • WOW for some reason tonight I decided to go thru my spam before deleting and look what I found – your comment. Not sure why it wound up there but thanks for the comment and stopping by again.

  9. Do you need a different email just for your blogging? I have started following you on pinterest. Love that site.

    • Hi Donna – glad to see you here and as long as you are on Pinterest – I have a board there that I add my new blog post so you will be able to keep up with me there. I also am soooooooooooo hooked on that site

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