Hey, beautiful! Today, I’m starting a new series on my blog! It’s gonna be called ‘Blogging Tips’, pretty simple, but I thought it would be helpful.
I have been blogging for about 18 months now, so I think I have a bit of experience, but I need to give you a little disclaimer.
I am not a professional! I do now know everything about blogging, I don’t know a lot about blogging; and by saying that, you would think: If you don’t know anything about blogging, then why are you writing this? The answer is, I am writing about my own experiences and things I actually know about.
I will be talking about my story with changing my blogging topics and will be giving you a couple tips at the end.
I hope you find this post helpful, and please keep reading!
Now, as you can see from the title, this post is talking about your blog direction.
You may not know this if you’re a new reader, but I used to have another blog before this, which I blogged on for about a year, but then some things came up and I had to delete it.
If you wanna read a bit more about that, then you can read my blogpost which I wrote discussing it called Dear Stalkers….
Anyways, what I’m trying to say is that I used to blog strictly about makeup, which was a passion of mine for a while, but I think it was mostly influenced by YouTube and all of the gurus.
I don’t think I ever loved makeup, but I blogged about it anyway, which was my first mistake.
I had a couple people tell me to expand my views, but I always said that I only wanted to blog about beauty, which was a bit stupid of me.
I didn’t know a lot about beauty or makeup, plus I was pretty young to be telling all those people how to apply their eyeliner😂
When I switched my site, I named my blog Beauty By Rawan, which was the most unoriginal name you could ever come up with, but I just went with it.
After a while, I started to burn out, and I didn’t have any post ideas; that just gave my mind a little spark, and I built up from that.
I started writing about music, and books, and I started taking my own photos, and then I just gave my whole blog a makeover.
I got a new, a new blog title, a new blog direction in general, which just gave my whole life a pick me up!
I got really into blogging, and I expressed myself more, and I connected with more people about more things!
I actually made a couple blogging friends through this, which I’m so thankful for!
Moral of the Story:
You should blog about what you truely love and have a passion for; not what other people are blogging or reading.
Its better ot have 5 readers while blogging about something you love, than having 500,000 readers while blogging about something you don’t care about.
1- Making Sure You’re Blogging About the Right Topic for You
This one is a pretty simple one, but you need to think deep about it.
You may not find out if you’re blogging about your passion till you’re years into blogging, but some people have amazing luck, and actually, blog about a topic for the rest of their life and never burn out.
Basically, I’m gonna give you a little tip: if you’re doubting your self, then you’re probably not blogging about the right subject for you.
2- Don’t Look at the Views
This is by far the hardest one to follow.
At the beginning of my blogging journey, I didn’t even put in my stats plugin (that was an accident, but it worked in my favor).
The stats just make your head spin; and hey affect your writing even without you feeling it.
3- Do It For the Fun of It
Don’t blog because of money, or because you want to be famous, or because someone told you to; blog because you love to blog.