Tips For New Bloggers

 

 

There is a whole host of things that irritate me when it comes to veteran bloggers speaking down to new bloggers.  People forget they were once new too.  Some of the things I’ve seen/heard can be summed up below with of course my thoughtful opinion of it.

 

1.  If you have 500 Facebook followers and you have a reach of 50 you’re obviously doing something wrong.

This is not true.  It takes a bit of experience and a bit of practice to get those numbers up.  A few tips?  Don’t just post your reviews, giveaways, and articles, share other bloggers posts too.  Don’t be afraid to post on your page something that you’re not posting on your blog.  Post something fun or funny.  It’s going to take time to build your audience and sometimes people are just pricks.

 

2.  I’m not going to help you because no one helped me when I was starting out.

Gee someone sounds like a poor sport and a jerk.  Obviously the people that fall into this category are not the “love thy neighbor type”.  If you need help keep asking in Facebook groups or via personal email.  Someone will be kind enough to help.  Sometimes bloggers don’t have the time but that doesn’t mean they have to be rude.

 

3.  I’m not going to help anyone because it increases competition in the blogging world.  

What these people are REALLY saying is I’m not helping anyone else because I don’t have faith in my blog and writing abilities and I’m afraid you’ll leave me in your dust.  These are usually the people whose blog is here today and gone tomorrow.

 

4.  I have SO my pitches in my email that I can’t keep up with them.

Uhhhh, no they don’t.  This is just another bragging comment set up to say, “I’m a veteran blogger and you’re a newbie.”  Don’t sweat it.  Yes we get pitches, but we don’t get 100 a day.  Obviously the people complaining about so many pitches haven’t checked their email in ages.

 

5.  Newbie bloggers are hurting the blogging world.

NO, NO, NO!  This is not true.  We were all new once and some of the best writers and best reviewers I’ve met are new.  What is hurting the blogging world are veteran bloggers that learned to use the system and are dishonest, cheating and NOT actually doing their job.  A giveaway or review doesn’t end at a post.  No, you have to follow through and continually hit up companies and pr that haven’t sent product.  We are working for both sponsors and the entrants.

 

These are just a few that grind my nerves and make me want to reach through the screen and shake people.  There is no reason to be mean to people that are new.  Each of us has a unique blog and bring something different to the table.  No one is going to corner all of the traffic online, because as individuals different things interest us.

Joie

43 thoughts on “Tips For New Bloggers

  1. Thanks so much for the encouraging words! I started a blog and never finished/kept it up because it is frustrating and couldn’t muster enough encouragement to keep it going.

  2. I’m very interesting in starting a blog…it is hard to find honest information or information that I truly understand…thanks for the tips!

  3. sounds like some good tips and advice,,i think all of us need help sometime

  4. I know bloggers have to work hard on the blogs. I am just happy entering the giveaways. Thank you for the entry.

  5. What a nice, funny, charming post! I tried to start a blog (about movies) and became so intimidated and felt so overwhelmed so fast that I stopped. Maybe i will try again. I wish i had read these words last year!

  6. I’m not a blogger but I like that you are willing and able to help newbies! Blessings on your house!

  7. I have been thinking about starting a blog myself. I really appreciate this article. It has been a big help

  8. Thanks for this info. I’ve thought about starting a blog and been hesitant, mostly due to lack of time plus I have NO idea what I’m doing lol.

  9. Good article. I have always thought of having a blog, now you have given me more to think about.

  10. I have been trying to get help with a blog, I havn’t touched it in years and really has nothing on it. I just gave up because I couldn’t afford to pay for help,, Thanks

  11. This was a very interesting read. I find it very disappointing that some bloggers don’t want to help other bloggers out. It’s just like any other situation in life, treat others the way you want to be treated!

  12. Thank you for these great tips!! Im considering starting a blog but am admittedly super nervous!! Tips, tricks and reassurances make me really want to take the plunge!

  13. I have been blogging since 2009, you have shared some great tips, no one is perfect and any input that anyone gives is worth it! Thank you for sharing!

  14. WOW! You said some wonderful things from the heart! THANK YOU!! I have “heard” that some bloggers think that their followers or their sales will go down/stolen if they help new bloggers. Childish!

  15. good article! I’m just starting – need to organize my time better so I actually *blog*instead of reading about blogging!

  16. Thanks for the information. The blogging world seems so scary to me and someday I would really like to try having a blog. You’ve just help make it a little less scary for me. Thanks!

  17. The blogging world does not always sound nice, but neither is the business wold. You will find nice people and people who will help. You just have to keep on posting and communicating.

  18. I really appreciate all the wise advice from you. Blogging is a hard job! if I do decide to start a blog, I will follow what you taught.

  19. I would like to thank you for these tips and pointers on starting out a blog. I have always wanted to start my own, so this information will come in handy.

  20. I’ve been can nsidering becoming a blogger for some time now, and still haven’t made up my mind. It takes allot of responsibility to keep things flowing, and I don’t think it’s wise to be light hearted about what it takes to run an efficient site. You have to keep in mind that others are counting on you as well.

  21. Thank you so much for doing this. It was very helpful to me and my daughter. I hope in the future I can contact you if I need advice. Thank you again.

  22. In the future I hope to blog…been thinking about it for a while and trying to find my nitch…but these are some great ideas!

  23. I have no interest in becoming a blogger. Not my thing.

    slehan at juno dot com

  24. Blogging sounds exhausting. Of course I grew up without computers and am older. I just need to unplug many times so don’t think I would be a good blogger for my readers unless they want to read once a week or so. I never thought of the points you raised, but valid points indeed.

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