What do you mean i’m still relatively new aswell ??
*pokes* « my struggles as a new book blogger » …. Okay fine. 😒 But ! you gotta admit that i’ve been constant in my posting since I came back after my week of fail xD soo … I still have some tips I wanna share with yall!
After all, we can all have different versions of things, no ? 😚 As we experience stuff differently & may not do the same things .. etc. etc.
So ! without further ado, here they are;
No.1 ~ Don’t start too high. I know, you are excited, but start lower ! I started with two posts a week (Monday & thursdays) along with freedom of adding more if I wanted, and then took on occasionnal saturday every too weeks; Now, after 4months, I am thinking of doing regular saturdays. If you see too much from the start, you are more easily to let down and quit. Blogging is not easy and take time, so you wanna get used to it before adding..
No.2 ~ SCHEDULE. AHEAD. ! Okay, so you thought of what days and how many you wanna post ? Good. now go and schedule somes ! Okay, if you see me anywhere else, im the type of gal who will post a bunch and then go quiet. Never running on a queue… but here is different. Posts are longer and thus, take more time to build. (unless i’m really inspired)
Not sure if you wanna add something ? SCHEDULE! you can go back and edit later if you get more ideas. or you can always put in the drafts to go back to … watever floats ya boat.
No.3 ~ Do not overthink. If you are anything like me, you will get that “Is it really good enough” syndrome. DON’T listen to it. Chances are, your post is totally fine and will be loved ! We are just too harsh on ourselves on that one, let’s give us a break.
No.4 ~ Don’t lose track of why you started. It may take a while before you get lot of people to see & interact with you .. but If you have fun and know why you decided to blog in the first place – it will all be worth it !
Only one viewer on your posts ? Don’t matter, keep going ! 💜 If you keep growing your blog and take proper care of it, people will come. That should not be THE No.1 reason why you started, as you could get discouraged really quickly ..
No.5 ~ Join the community ! Yes, I know at the start it feels kinda odd and like you may not belong – but you do now ! Look out for blogs on twitter, or even over here in the search ! look at posts who interrest you, leave a nice and genuine comment on it (for the love of god, no “im new, come check out my blog please !” spam .. that wont get you nowhere and will annoy..), asks questions, if someone talk of bookish/bloggish discord ask them if you can join .. And also feel free to slide into my DMs to talk ! (wait.. no DMs here.. shit ;-; eeeeh .. do so on my twitter or tumblr then!) The book community will welcome you with open arms !
No.6 ~ Interact with us! once no.5 have been done, please don’t just stand there ! Join some meme/conversation posts, reply to people who comment on your posts **very important. Of course take your time to think of a reply if you need to, but most people look down on a blogger if they actually “ignores” their genuine comments – and that would be a bad start, wouldn’t it ?
No.7 ~ Be yourself ! and don’t be scared to overshare. Of course it’s totally fine if you don’t wanna overshare but eeeh, that’s not how I roll here .. 😂 Of course we like books .. but we also wanna see YOU peaking through, makes everything so much more interresting and unique !
No. 8 ~ don’t panic. That’s alright if you skip a post or two for watever reason .. we know life gets hectic, and we also understand that some times life pass before blogging. Breathe, and continue when you can. Alternatively; if you feel like you need a break, feel free to. This should be fun ! Not a chore nor an obligation.
° On a side note, if you wanna post something unrelated — just do ! This is your kingdom, okay? no need to feel guilty
No. 9 ~ Uses only your pictures and/or from a reliable “free pictures” source. This one is just ’cause im a paranoid .. but nonetheless, there’s a few horror stories happening, so. Asks for using / put credits if you need to, but please keep in mind of where you get them. Cannot be too sure, eh ?
What do you think of my tips, are they helpful to you ?
for other “seniors”, Did i missed anything you wanna add ?