Friday, January 24, 2014

So you want to start a blog? Words of Wisdom I wish I knew in the beginning #boostyourblog @BloggerPR

There are many things I am still learning, when it comes to my blog.
At first, I was all about going it alone. I had no idea the plethora of blogger groups on Facebook or via other websites.
I would host giveaways from my own pocket and it eventually took it's toll.
I judge my blog against others even though our content or style is completely different. 
↑(I still do this by the way)

Of course I'm jealous of my blogging friends who get to review a car, or have the opportunity to be sponsored and fly to conferences. I think, I could do that. But I know my limits and really, I have no extended family to care for my kids if I'm gone and my husband has to work.

Here are some things I have learned:
○Make friends. You are not competing against someone else's blog. Your content should be about something you like, that you love ! Whether it's Food, Photography, or Coupons.
○Join Blogger groups ! I am a part of several groups, some one Facebook, some on their own sites. It pays (sometimes literally), to join. You can meet some really fabulous PR reps!
○Don't expect to get rich by blogging. If you are looking for a full time job, Blogging can be that if you choose, but the pay may not be what you expect. I follow very established bloggers who can honestly "clear" may $1,000 a month. And this is with followers in the 6 figures.
○Don't be afraid to ask. My background is in admin, and to speak in front of others causes me stress, but if I want something, I don't hesitate to ask. The worst that can happen is that I'll get a NO. But that YES feels so good !

It feels good when I can blog everyday, or get content scheduled. My life as a SAHM has many outlets, but I do love my blog. I love sharing my family life, our achievements and even our fails. I've met so many wonderful people online and have been blessed to meet some in real life. I love that I can include my family and they enjoy it !

If you are a blogger, share your site with me. I love finding new blogs.
You never know what great ideas are out there !


2 comments:

  1. This is some great advice. I've been blogging for a few years now, but just the last year have taken it to the next level.

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  2. Thanks for the tip! this is really nice of you :)

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