10 Blogging Tips & Tricks

Thursday, 13 October 2016


I have actually been blogging for more than two years now and during this time I have gathered a few tips that I try to follow. Obviously I am not an expert and these are just my own personal opinions which I have decided to share with you today.

1. Plan posts


Having a diary or planner is honestly a life saver when it comes to blogging and keeping up with your posting schedule. I find it much easier when I have a whole month's worth of planned posts. This also allows me to take photos in bulk so I can find them ready when their time comes.

2. Join twitter chats


I don't know how but up until a few weeks ago I had never discovered twitter chats let alone participated in them. I have met so many lovely bloggers through twitter chats and I have always had a lot of fun when I took part in one.

3.  Re-share old content


I only started doing this recently and I wish that I had started doing it before. After working hard on a post you shouldn't just leave it to thrive on it's own! I use Buffer to schedule tweets with post links that are posted every few weeks to make sure that the post is not forgotten.

4. Quality over quantity


You may get falsely led to believe that producing as much content as you can will help to get your blog noticed. It is true that your blog stats will sky rocket but you won't get as many loyal readers if the posts are written without much thought put into them.



5. Learn when to say no


It is very exciting when you see an email from a brand that wants to collaborate with you and as a newbie blogger you will probably accept immediately without a second thought. But it might not be the best idea to accept to review a site selling pool floaties when you are a beauty blogger! On the other hand do not limit yourself and accept challenges that are out of your comfort zones from time to time.

6. Consistency is the key


This may not be do-able for everyone but I find that being consistent with posting is always better. This could be every day, two days or even a week. As long as it works for you.

7. Don't focus on the numbers


This is one of the hardest things for me since I spend a lot of time looking at my stats and worrying every time I lose a follower on Instagram! But to be honest looking at the number won't do anything and it's better to focus on sharing your content.

8. Get inspiration but never copy


When I get stuck in a rut I always head over to my favourite blogs or to Bloglovin' for some post ideas. But I emphasize on the word inspiration as no one likes to see posts that have clearly been copied and pasted.

9. Share the love


Everyone likes to feel appreciated so if you happen to come across a post that you like, leave a comment to tell them how much you love it!

10. Never publish anything that you would not read yourself

I left this for last as it is my favourite tip from this list. If you are about to publish a post that you would not actually ever click on yourself, then why are you actually sharing it? I believe that blogging should be a way of expressing yourself and sharing what you love so if one of your posts does not bring you happiness than consider changing it.

What are some other blogging tips that you would like to share? Leave them in the comments as I'd love to know!


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25 comments

  1. lovely tips sarah! the last one is definitely what i hold on to the most xx

    www.erinazmir.com

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  2. Fab tips! Recently I stopped looking at my stats as they are always low lol and just really niggled me and stresed me out, since I stopped worrying about them I've been feeling more positive towards my blog & have a lot more ideas now to focus on. You're so right about sharing old content! Definitely something I need to do more!

    Heather xx
    www.suncreamandsparkles.com

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  3. Thank you for sharing these important tips with your readers. I agree :-*

    Melanie / www.goldzeitblog.blogspot.de

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  4. Great tips, and love the photography on this post! I agree, consistency is key and something I'm not always the greatest at. These tips are all so true and are exactly what I needed to feel a bit of inspiration! xx

    My Lovelier Days

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  5. As a new blogger myself I really appreciated such tips! Thank you and well done:)

    http://distortedpriorities.blogspot.com.mt

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  6. These are such lovely tips! I always go to the blogs I love or youtube when I have hit a block! I do hate it when you see someone has copied someone else, really annoying!

    Fix Me In Forty Five - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog
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  7. These tips are all great! I have to try reusing old content more, because there are definitely some posts of mine that I think would be worth giving more visibility to. And the last one about only posting what you would read is probably the best - you want to post things that you worked hard on and that you're proud of, that's the best way to enjoy the whole blogging experience! :D

    Julia x
    Last post: In the Gardens of Versailles... | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/wander-through-gardens-of-versailles.html

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  8. Great tips Sarah! As a relatively new blogger, these are perfect for me x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

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  9. Great ideas! I definitely agree with you. Quality over quantity is so important xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Great tips :) Looking forward to read more of your posts!

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  11. I love joining twitter chats! It's so nice to interact with bloggers!

    Abigail Alice x

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  12. Lovely tips! I really need to be more organised and schedule my posts! I also need to start using Twitter better and sharing my current and old posts :') I'll have to look into using Buffer :) xx

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  13. Awesome tips, girlfriend. I definitely need to learn to say NO at the get-go to companies when they don't even try to match my offer for ads. Just recently, I went back and forth with a company rep who insisted that the price they were offering was fair, but in my opinion, just wasn't and they kept pushing anyway. It got to a point where they were almost rude (maybe without realizing) and I was just getting annoyed with the back and forth T^T.

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

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  14. so so true!! i always miss twitter chats..i should write down when they happen and at least try out one!!<3 same as reposting old content!

    Cate ღ kate/idoscope.com

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  15. these are good tips. About scheduling and being consistent, I used to believe in that but I dont anymore. It's all about what feels right to me lately and sometimes missing a post or posting less is what works for me better. :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  16. Lovely tips, it's really hard not to focus on the numbers though! I love reading peoples posts, so why not drop a comment saying so :)

    Jaynie Shannon | Beauty & Lifestyle

    xx

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  17. Great tips. These are so great.
    sophieatieno.com

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  18. These are such good tips and all ones I live by myself - I always plan otherwise my blog just wouldn't happen and sharing the love with other bloggers is so important - I love thinking that a comment/tweet etc might have made someone feel a bit happier!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  19. Great tips... And yes, thought blogchats I have found some great blogger friend and blogs Xx

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  20. I love posts like these! Im always looking for ways to make my blog better!! Thanks for sharing!

    Darriyan xo | www.darriyancateland.co.uk

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  21. Great tips! I can relate to the colab posts one. I used to accept almost every offer but now I am very selective!
    Dora wwW.BangsBang.com

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  22. I'm having a bit of a dip in blogging at the moment and this is definitely the post I needed!

    Love Katy @ The Rawrdrobe x

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  23. Great post. I always write content for what I would want to see/read!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks for such a helpful post - love your blog :) Lauren - www.theyoproedit.com

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