“New Year’s resolutions? Are you kidding me?” That’s my standard reply when someone asks me what my resolutions are for the year. I’ve found that when I make resolutions they tend to be impossible to keep and are usually ridiculous. “I will lose twenty pounds in one week. I will never eat chocolate again.” I set myself up for failure.
Instead I’ve begun setting goals for the year. Goals are something I must strive for but are still obtainable. If I don’t reach the goal I will have made progress, meaning I’m still better off than when I started.
This year’s focus is on blog improvement. By the end of last year, I was suffering from a sad case of bloggy burnout. I could barely force myself to sit at the computer even though I was writing about products I liked. I knew a change was in order and began research on what I called the “Building a Better Blog” project. I’ve learned a lot in the month I’ve started and am sharing my top three goals and the progress I’ve made. It’s advice I wish I had when I started blogging.
|Talk about what you enjoy or subjects you know,|
|Large Photos Grab Attention|
|Plug into social channels like pinterest, twitter, facebook and online groups.|
I’ve had plenty of questions over the years since I began blogging. I joined an online group of experienced bloggers who shared advice and asked questions. I lurked quietly in the shadows for a few months before joining in the conversations and asking questions of my own. I asked for blog improvement advice from the mentors in another group. I found some online friends and began chatting. This year, I’ve plugged into the power of Pinterest. What a wealth of ideas at my fingertips, including blog improvement ideas from seasoned bloggers.
Don’t be afraid to ask seasoned, approachable bloggers you respect for their advice. Most are happy to give it. Building a better blog takes hard work and effort but the results are worth the investment.
What blogging tips do you wish you had known?
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