Blogging Tips that Make Sense: 3 Crucial Blog Writing Concepts to Understand
Blog writing tips are what hundreds of thousands (and more) internet users search for every single day. The term “blogging tips” (or some version of it) is definitely one of the most searched for types of advice online. In the screenshot below, you can notice the huge numbers that came up in the search results I did on the topic. You can also see how interested the beginner bloggers seem to be in not just blogging, but making money with their blogs. Most of them don’t realize it yet, but blogging shouldn’t just be about how you can earn money by starting a blog.
Blogging New Passion
Blogging is slowly but surely becoming my new passion, now that I actually know what I’m doing! I’ve been a freelance writer for years, and as of the last five or six years, also a self-published author. I don’t know why it’s taken so long for the realization to set in, but my whole love of writing initially started years ago with me journaling. This type of freestyle writing is actually a form of blogging.
Tunnel Vision Bloggers
There are many bloggers who have tunnel vision about learning how to make money writing a blog. The Google search results show the number to be in the millions (at the time I queried). More often than not, these are the ones who are not succeeding for that very reason.
Then there are bloggers who love what they do; say what they want, and post all the time. Guess what? Those are the blog writers who are succeeding. Someday in the not so distant future, I hope me and my blog will be counted among them.
Blogging Not a Chore
I’m finally at the place where I know that blogging is not a chore, nor should any writer view it that way, no matter how busy their lives happen to be. Writing blog posts should give you the opportunity to not be so rigid in your writing, if you happen to be a non-fiction article writer. When you write for other websites, whether you’re getting paid or not, they usually have some specific terms and requirements for writers to follow. Whatever the terms are, you have to end up agreeing to them, otherwise you won’t be allowed to contribute (pay or no pay).
It can start to feel like you’re basically jumping through hoops in order to submit your writing and have it published on different websites. You don’t even want to think about all the online articles you’ve ghostwritten and seen published without your byline. All along, you continue spreading yourself thin at one site after the other, among hundreds or thousands of other writers. When you think about it, this is what we should view as a chore, not writing on your own platform and being able to lay things out exactly as you please. But like some of the rest of you pigheaded writers and authors, I had to learn this critical fact the hard way. Understanding this concept about blogging is crucial to any blog writer who wants to really succeed.
Blogging Takes Momentum
I’ve always known that successful blogging requires building up a momentum, just like any other type of writing routine. Apparently, I just never really cared deep enough to allow myself to establish a good pace, then keep the momentum going. Crazy as it sounds, just like many serious writers, I was so consumed with ghostwriting or submitting articles for pay; not to mention publishing ebooks and novels, I subconsciously looked down on blog writing. I would write my dutiful blog posts begrudgingly, and only if I could state a case for hiring my services or buying my books.
I didn’t really care about my “voice” or writing things that I truly give a damn about. Fast forward years later to today, and now all I want to do is use my voice. I’m all over the place on the topics I write about, but they’re topics I personally care about. Even if I’m only writing about trivial stuff for entertainment purposes, it’s trivia that I enjoy. This kind of blog writing makes all the difference in the world.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still driven by the desire to get book sales and earn compensation for my writing, but I’m more focused on establishing a true base of operation for my “brand” (ME).
That base of operation is right here in at my own domain. No more being a little fish in a small pond (more like a guppie in a vast ocean)! I now thoroughly understand how much I’ve devoted my time and energies in the past on making someone else’s website rich with content. Now that I’m sticking close to “home” I’m the whale around here and I plan to start taking full advantage of it. I’ve already started giving my blog a thorough overhaul and it’s looking quite good if I say so myself. But I’ve got even more work to do on my blog property.
If you want to know just what that is, be sure to return soon and look for this upcoming article I plan entitled: Why Treat Your New Blog Like Real Estate: Blogging Tips that Make Sense. In the meantime, you can check out my latest post related to blog writing. It discusses how your blog can benefit from creating a “pillar page” on your site, just like the one I created specifically about my relationship breakup guide. If you never heard of the expression pillar page and don’t know what it is, be sure to read the article.