Sophie Rosie

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5 tips for new bloggers and online content creators.

5 tips for new bloggers and online content creators.

I've never written one of these posts before, and I kinda had no plan to, as I guess I feel like a little bit of a fraud. Like, who am I to give someone tips about starting a blog and sharing content online? Am I good enough to be sharing tips? There's ~a lot~ of imposter syndrome type feelings creeping in as I write this, but I recently read a blog post of a similar title by a pretty large blogging/content site, and there were a lot of things in there that I didn't agree with... like 'Invest in a DSLR from day 1', for example. My first thought was, 'No. You absolutely do not have to do this'. And as I read more and thought about it more, I guess I just wanted to share what my own advice to new bloggers would be instead, as it's a little different to what I read a few days ago, and I'm a little curious as to what you guys think, too! I guess these aren't exactly 'tips', but rather pieces of advice from my own experiences over the last 3 years. So, here we go!

I've never written one of these posts before, and I kinda had no plan to, as I guess I feel like a little bit of a fraud. Like, who am I to give someone tips about starting a blog and sharing content online? Am I good enough to be sharing tips? There's ~a lot~ of imposter syndrome type feelings creeping in as I write this, but I recently read a blog post of a similar title by a pretty large blogging/content site, and there were a lot of things in there that I didn't agree with... like 'Invest in a DSLR from day 1', for example.

My first thought was, 'No. You absolutely do not have to do this'. And as I read more and thought about it more, I guess I just wanted to share what my own advice to new bloggers would be instead, as it's a little different to what I read a few days ago, and I'm a little curious as to what you guys think, too!

I guess these aren't exactly 'tips', but rather pieces of advice from my own experiences over the last 3 years. So, here we go!

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B E  P A T I E N T

You're not going to be able to gain an audience overnight, so you absolutely have to be patient. But trust me when I say, when you've worked hard to grow your blog or your accounts, when you finally start to see that growth or increase in followers or page views or whatever it is that you're tracking, it is ~so~ worth it.

However, there's one thing to remember, and this brings me nicely onto my next point.

B E   Y O U

There are no rules in blogging, but if there were, this would be the first and most important one and the one that you should remember for as long as you're creating anything - whether that be on or offline.

Why would you want your blog or content to be a copy of someone else's, when it could be yours? My favourite blogs and bloggers are the ones where the personality of the guy or gal behind the screen really comes across.

So, be authentic, be real, and just be you.

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D O   I T   B E C A U S E   Y O U   L O V E   I T

There are a million reasons why you should only do things because you love them, but with blogging, I feel like it's particularly important. If you're writing about something that you love or that you're passionate about, it will make such a difference and can really come across in your writing and posts if you don't.

Sometimes, you just need to forget about the numbers and just create content that you love. Blogging is a lot of work, particularly if you work or study full time alongside it, and so you need a heck of a lot of motivation to keep it going! Often, this is purely a love of doing it.

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B E   P R E P A R E D   T O   L E A R N

Blogging is such a learning curve, and a very, very steep one at that. There are so many things that you need to do as a blogger - it's not just simply a case of snapping a few photos and writing a few captions to go along with them...as so many people seem to think!

There's learning how to use and optimise your social media channels to generate traffic. Learning how to track your stats and analytics and know what learnings to take from them (if you want!). Learning a little HTML coding along the way to get your website looking ~exactly~ how you want it. Learning how best to proof-read your writing and edit your photos.

I could go on for hours, but you definitely need to be prepared to work hard and learn new skills - but you'll reap the rewards and benefits from it in the long run!


W O R K   W I T H   W H A T   Y O U   H A V E

I hinted to this at the start of this post, but I really, truly believe that you do not need the latest, state of the art tech to be a blogger. You don't need a DSLR or any kind of expensive camera. I take all of my blog and Instagram photos on my phone now, and they really do work just fine!

I wrote this post a little while ago about how you can start and run a blog without any investment, and I think this really links in to my point above about doing it because you love it. If you really love something, you'll make it work any way that you can.


What do you guys think? I'm really curious to know whether you agree or disagree with these little tips! Let me know :)

Soph

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In defence of; sometimes just doing nothing.

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