26 Highly Resourceful Blogging Tips You Can Utilize Regardless of Your Stage As A Blogger

Being a blogger can be a fantastic journey. The great thing about the blogging journey is that bloggers learn new things, practically every day. As a blogger and content creator, I make it my mission to learn as much as I can and then share that information with those who are willing to receive it. If you are here reading this blog post, I assume that you, too, are readily willing to take in as much information as you can so that you can grow and develop as a blogger. So, without further commentary, here are 26 Tips that you can use regardless of what stage you are at as a blogger.


01. Be Consistent 

I know that this is a repeated tip; however, it still holds value. When you are consistent in creating exciting content to your audience, be it in the form of video, podcast, blog post, etc. You must deliver fresh content to them on a readily scheduled. That schedule doesn't have to be every day or every week. It can be monthly. My husband follows a youtube channel that only posts once a month. He is a loyal follower of this channel because of the great content that they put out, and the fact that he knows that on the same day of each month they are going to drop a video for his consumption.

02. Be True to Your Voice 

When you are writing, it is best practice to write in your voice. Try and refrain from imitating someone else's persona. It will come off as odd and disingenuine. When I write, I write how I speak. Though my writing may be a bit more polished than my actual speech pattern, it is still unique and authentic to me. Now, I ain't one to brag about how I write, but I don't care to have poor grammar in my writing whenever I can help it. Now, unlike the way I write, there are grammatical errors everywhere. My point is, it is okay to clean up your voice in your writing as long as you remain faithful and authentic to it the voice that you have. There is no reason to be ashamed of it. It is your voice, so use it.

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03. Be Yourself 

When I first started blogging, I was afraid that no one would like me. Honestly, I thought that my life was too dull and that no one would want to hear what I had to say. I was wrong. On my personal blog, Omanah Land, I have an average of 400 viewers who returns to consume my daily content. On Omanah Land, my lifestyle blog, I talk about my journey to becoming a creative entrepreneur and how I am building my brand in hopes of someday becoming a content creation coach. One way that I am working on achieving that goal is by being true to myself, my authentic self. When I present my content, I give it in a way that only I can. Just as you offer your content in a way that only you can. As content creators, we must remember that our audience is looking for a connection and without giving them our real selves, we are doing them and ourselves a disservice.

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04. Blogging Format 

Your blogging format is the aesthetic that you blog possess. It is the overall feeling and looks. Is everything on your blog evenly spaced out? Or is it all crammed together? Is your blog easy to navigate? If your readers were looking for a specific blog post, would they be able to find it? Do you even have a search bar available for your blog? As creators, we have to consider the delivery method in which we offer up our content. It is like the presentation of a gourmet dessert at a fancy restaurant. If you go there and how the food is platted is subpar, the likelihood of you wanting to eat it will become unlikely, and even if you do eat it, you may still be dissatisfied with the service. The same is with your blog. You want to offer up a stunning, easy to navigate site for your readers to consume your content.

05. Build Your Email List

Though this is a section that I fail to do myself, I am well versed in email marketing and campaigns. Building an email list is a crucial step in building and maintaining a blog. When you collect someone's email, it is yours to keep. You are essentially creating a direct line between you and your audience. Besides, those on your email list are more likely to convert whenever you have a product that you would like to promote because they already trust you and what you have to say, do, and offer. Creating an email list is a crucial component when it comes to building a brand and creating an audience. So get to it.

06. Call To Action 

A call to action goes hand and hand with building your email list. A call to action is essentially an invitation for your audience to do something, be it to sign up for your email list, follow you on social media, or to go and like a video on YouTube. The options are endless. When you create a call to action, you are giving your audience the chance to interact with you and your content. When used correctly, a call to action can become a powerful tool in your blogging career.

07. Create a Content Plan 

A content plan is so important. So much so that I personally keep a digital and three physical content plans so that they are readily available for me when I need them. A content plan is and will be your bread and butter when you are running your blog. A content plan, content calendar, editorial calendar, or whatever you choose to call it, is essentially a tool that allows you to plan out your content in advance. It helps to eliminate all of the guesswork that comes with blogging. When used correctly, a Content plan can set you up for great success. The key to maintaining a content plan is to stick with it and be consistent. It is important to note that a content plan is not set in stone is 100% tentative, but you will want to be as disciplined as possible when it comes to maintaining a steady calendar.

08. Create a FAQ Page 

A FAQ page is great to have, especially when you have products and services for purchase. FAQ pages allow for a quick and accessible way for your audience to efficiently forage for answers without having to contact you directly. It is also an excellent way for you to answer common questions, it is so much easier to point someone in the direction of your FAQ list for an item that you have already answered than to type it out for the 1000th time. An FAQ page will save you time and ultimately money in the long run.

09. Delegate if Possible 

As your audience grows, so will your responsibilities. The bigger your reader base, the more they are going to want from you, so why not invest in a VA (virtual assistant). You can have them answer emails, like and respond to your viewers on social media or even be a moderator on select pages. The options are endless. Use sites like Upwork and Fiverr to find affordable assistants to help you out in your blogging adventures. Remember, you are only one person, and it is okay to reach out for help when you need it.

10. Do Similar Tasks Together 

Batch working is one thing that I do best. Even as I write this blog post, I am batch working. My system for batch working is to group like tasks together, block out time for them and dedicate all of that allotted time to knocking those tasks out. So if my duties consisted of writing for my blog, I would look to my content plan, see what days I have dedicated to posting a blog post and then write them all in one sitting. Yes, it may seem like a lot, but once you get into the swing of it, you will be knocking out tasks left and right.

11. Don’t Stress a Lot When Writing 

Do not stress when you are writing. Writing is the primary role of a blogger, so enjoy it. You created your blog so that you could share your expertise and experiences with your audience. Do not limit yourself by becoming stressed when you are tasked with writing posts. One of the most significant stressors that I face when writing is the writer's block. Writer's block is basically the inability to write when you are in the mood to. The same with artists block. Try a few techniques to open your mind and allow your creative juices to flow.

12. Get Ideas From Your Audience

When you get ideas from your audience, you offer them the change to have a say in what happens with your blog. By making them apart of the magic, you provide them to do things such as getting answers to questions and give you ideas for content that your readers will genuinely care about. This will also generate buzz for your band because you will get your audience talking.

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13. Give Away Your Knowledge

Drop a golden nugget or two on your blog! It won't hurt anyone. It is okay to share what you know with your readers, they will appreciate you more in the long run. When you share with your readers, you are strengthening your relationship with them. By no means am I saying to give away all of your knowledge for free, but I do mean to tell you that providing occasional value without asking for anything in return is just good business.

14. Give It Time 

For bloggers, patients are everything. You are going to have to learn patience when it comes to getting views, getting comments, shares likes, and so on. You are going to have to wait when it comes to building your audience and even for your blog articles to be written if you choose to outsource. In all, it takes a lot of waiting in this blogging game, so just be prepared.

15. Give Stuff Away 

Giveaways are fun! You can increase your engagement dramatically if you create a giveaway with your blog. Giveaways do not have to be extravagant. You can give away an excellent book that you read, a care package or even free coaching, the choice is up to you.

16. Grammar Tools to Correct Punctuation and Spelling 

Grammarly is my go-to grammar software. However, there is much different great software out there that you can utilize to create great grammar free content. Now, there is no perfect software, and I personally know that even with my software there is an occasional issue, but overall it has been an excellent tool and an excellent investment for me and my business.

17. Keep a Tab on Your Ideas 

Maintain a running list of ideas to write about. I keep a physical list because I enjoy the process of checking off completed tasks. However, as I stated earlier,, I have multiple content calendars that I schedule my ideas on. When you keep tabs on your thoughts, you are sure to have a lot of content that you can refer back to when you are experiencing writer's block or when you need to produce content and are out of ideas.

18. Keep it Short

The average blog post, according to Google, is about 1600 words long, however; it is often said that a blog post should be about 500-600 words long. I am of the camp that word count reflects the topic at hand. With that said, do try and keep your posts short and sweet. If they long make them skimmable. Take this post, for example, there is so much information to unpack in this blog post. However, if a person wanted to, they could just skim through the headers and get a gist of what the content is about. The same with short and sweet posts. 

19. Love Your Existing Readers

Always give back to your readers! Support them as they support you. Reply to them and thank them often for their support. Rember that you will not be where you are or go where you are going without their loyalty and support.

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20. Make it Worth Referencing

This is where value comes in, yet again. You want to create content that your readers are willing to refer back to. You want them to think of your blog first when they are trying to recall anything related to your niche.

21. SEO Basics 

Understand the bare minimums of SEO, this is how you are going to be seen by your audience. This is how you are going to get new readers. Use headers and subheaders, use keywords, and make inticing clickable headlines to rope in new readers.

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22. Set Deadlines for Yourself or Use a Timer 

Hold yourself accountable, make deadlines, and block out time for productivity. Make it a priority to create content for your readers. Make sure that you are creating content that is complete and of value. Use a planner or a calendar to keep yourself on track.

23. Spend Time on Social Media Wisely 

When you are on social media, remember the 80/20 rule. 80% of the information that you engage in belongs to others, and 20% of it is your own. This includes promotions, likes, commenting and the such. This will show that you are humble and do no only think of yourself when you are sharing your content. It also shows that you are active in your space. It will show that you can connect with others and that you too are apart of the community of which you frequent.

24. Stop Guessing and Start Analyzing 

Look at your analytics twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, unless your analytics update once a day. This will give you a true to your view of how you are doing, and you can use that information to create content that your audience likes, and it will shape how you operate regarding your blog. For me, I get more traffic the more than I post and when I write longer posts. So, when I create my work, I aim to make consistent, lengthy, but skimmable posts that are packed with value. That is the type of posts that my audience likes, and I learned that from viewing my analytics.

25. Topics

Write posts that are relevant to your audience. This is why I have multiple blogs that are all connected in one way or other. This allows me to cater to my audience by staying on topic. The OC Academy is where I teach creators how to create content. However, Omanah Land is where I share my experience as I work on The OC Academy Brand. In other words, Omanah Land offers an inside look at my thoughts and experiences when it comes down to The OC Academy. I separated the two because not everyone who cares about content creation cares about how I am building my brand and vice versa.

26. Understand your audience

Know where your audience is coming from. Know their pain points, know their joys and their doubts. When you understand your audience, you are better able to empathize with them and offer up solutions for them.

Bonus

Write catchy headlines 

Create clickable headers. Have headers that will make your audience want to read more. Show them that you know what they want by offering up those solutions with your headers. If your audience is having issues with writer's block, express that in your header for example "15 effective ways to demolish writer's block". Use action words in your headers to entice your audience and get them excited about the topic before they even begin to read.

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Write for yourself first

When you write, write for you. Yes, your audience is essential but make sure that the content that you are putting out is meaningful to you. I write on my blogs because I genuinely care about the topic of content creation, and I want to share what I know with others. I also want to grow are a content creator, and to do that, I must first write for myself then I can write for others. It's just like the saying "how can I do for you if I can't do for myself" or "how can I help you when I can't even help myself." Write for you first, help yourself; then you can help other people.

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