99 Blogging Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Started Blogging

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I’m sure you would have read thousands of blogging tips from n-number of blogs. Every blogger has his/her own way to share their daily blog tips with their audience.

The internet is an over whelming place filled with information. As bloggers we are all inclined in a certain way to share our experiences and expertise in the field of online marketing.

I’m a regular reader of blogs like Blogging Tips, Daily Blog Posts, Goins Writer, and Smart Passive Income that continue to share some excellent blogging tips for every type of blogger.

While everyone does their part, I think its time I put up my list of tips, tips that I’ve learned and or experienced as a blogger of the 7 years I’ve been blogging.

Blogging and internet marketing has taught me a lot about making money, being independent and even learning to overcome my fears in a certain way.

99 Blogging Tips So You Don’t Miss Anything

  1. Ask questions to your readers
  2. Ask your readers for ideas
  3. Avoid black hat seo
  4. Avoid duplicate content
  5. Backup your blog
  6. Be awesome
  7. Be consistent
  8. Be honest with claims
  9. Be unique
  10. Become an expert in your niche
  11. Blogs take time to generate traffic and revenue
  12. Check out popular topics on other blogs
  13. Choose your niche wisely, not too big and not too small
  14. Commit to a publishing schedule
  15. Conduct keyword research when writing articles
  16. Create a unique writing style that readers love
  17. Define your blog’s purpose
  18. Do not clutter your sidebar
  19. Do not try to copy or replicate other bloggers
  20. Don’t give up
  21. Don’t measure stats too early
  22. Don’t write too little or too much
  23. Encourage community engagement through comments
  24. Expect critics
  25. Experiment with different revenue sources
  26. Feature advice from industry experts
  27. Find ways to regularly get inspired
  28. Follow proven blueprints
  29. Generate leads with an email list early on
  30. Generate quality content on a consistent basis
  31. Get to know other bloggers personally
  32. Give customers the information they want and actively seek
  33. Give stuff away for free
  34. Give yourself time off
  35. Good content is the skeleton of any blog
  36. Google can mess up your search rankings
  37. Guest post
  38. Have a spare post ready for publication
  39. Include data in blog posts
  40. Inspire your readers with your close
  41. Integrate product messages
  42. Keep a list of blog post ideas
  43. Keep costs as low as possible
  44. Keep track of investments
  45. Learn the basics of seo and more
  46. Leverage social bookmarks
  47. Link to other blogs as often as possible
  48. Link to previous content
  49. List your best articles
  50. Love your existing readers
  51. Maintain a social sharing checklist
  52. Make it easy for visitors to contact you
  53. Make your content easy to share
  54. Make your posts scannable
  55. Map every blog post to one of your buyer personas
  56. Measure, adjust and measure some more
  57. Network with other bloggers
  58. Offer useful tools or resources
  59. Optimise each post with images
  60. Optimise your blog for seo
  61. Optimise your blog for seo and donít change it ever
  62. Participate in blogging projects
  63. Participate in online forums like problogger community
  64. Pick a quality theme
  65. Place ads wisely
  66. Proofread
  67. Provide a series of articles
  68. Put a link on your signature
  69. Research before you write
  70. Save some spare posts for emergencies
  71. Share content your audience is looking for
  72. Short sentences win
  73. Sprinkle questions all over your content
  74. Start writing early
  75. Take the time to promote your content
  76. Think before you write
  77. Understand your audience
  78. Use a rss reader like feedly
  79. Use a short and easy to remember blog name
  80. Use examples and case studies
  81. Use google trends to gain insight about the latest search queries
  82. Use paragraphs
  83. Use readable fonts
  84. Use relative sub headings
  85. Use feedburner
  86. Use google analytics
  87. Use meta tags wisely
  88. Use pictures wherever possible
  89. Use WordPress
  90. Watch what experts do
  91. Write about what you love
  92. Write as often as possible
  93. Write catchy headlines
  94. Write content thatís not just about your products and services
  95. Write down the structure of your blog post
  96. Write for yourself first
  97. Write timeless content
  98. Write with a personal touch
  99. Write with perspective

This is not all, there are even more tips out there. I’m sure you have a few awesome tips up your selves as well. Do share them with me and help the community grow.

We are all experts in some way and we are all here to learn and grow together as a community. The guys at First Site Guide were kind enough to share this awesome free blogging guide with the Broke Bloke Blogs Community & I’m happy to pass it along to you. The best part is that you don’t even have to sign up to get the guide, just click and download.

 

7 Comments

  1. Great post!! Great list!!
    I’m keeping it in my resources list, to return to it later. It might be overwhelming to see such a list, especially for a new blogger. But it helps to know you can just adapt these tips over time. It’s just something to return to. Have an overview from time to time.

    Live, Live, Enjoy!
    Linda

    • Hey Linda, Thanks for your comments. Yes, the list is a bit extensive, but I believe that having this when you start off of a new blog will help you ensure that you are covering all your bases.

  2. Denise Pelkey Reply

    I really like this list. I am a new Blogger and had to google a few words like seo but I am happy to say I do apply many of these points 🙂 Thank you for creating such a thorough list!

    • Good day Denise, Glad that you could stop by. Glad that you find the list resourceful. I’ve created a handy infographic to go with it as well.

  3. Nizam Khan Reply

    Excellent list! Couldn’t agree with all the points, especially 8, 20, 27, 58 and 93. Bookmarked for later reference 🙂

    • Thanks Nizam for your comment. Sure, we all have things that work for us and some just don’t.

  4. Great stuff! I’ve been blogging full time for over 12 years (multiple blogs ranging from a food blog to a travel blog) and if I were to make a list it’d look very much like your list.

    Having a great theme, being honest and generous, being yourself, and not giving up are perfect.

    I’d also add:

    1. Don’t annoy your readers – as in don’t have ads jumping out all over the place, try to have as few spelling errors and punctuation mistakes as possible. Proofread everything. Occasional mistakes will still happen – just make sure they’re rare.

    2. Make certain your website looks great on all devices. Most people are accessing your blog from iPhones, iPads, and laptops – you have to have a theme that’s mobile responsive. Also look at how your pictures and ads look on all devices. The last thing you want to do is turn anyone away or annoy them.

    3. Last but not least… live a full life! The more you read, see and experience, the more you’ll have to share. Don’t get caught up in a rut where you’re holed up writing, checking stats, networking, and stressing over traffic the majority of your time. For one thing, you’ll burn out FAST and for another, it doesn’t make for a very interesting person.

    Thanks for a great list – wonderful info for new bloggers and much-needed reminders for us veteran bloggers. Now I’m off to check the sidebars on my blogs and make sure they aren’t cluttered!…

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