Before I dive into today’s blog post of blogging do’s and don’ts I highly recommend checking out these previous blogging posts first: blogging 101, what no one tells you about blogging, building brand relationships. As a disclaimer, I’m sharing today what I firmly believe in, and what I value as a blogger that has worked for me up until this point. All of these opinions are my own, and I truly believe that these standards I have set for myself and my brand since Day 1 have set me up for success! I hope you find them helpful if you’re an aspiring blogger or just curious about the industry itself!
In no particular order, below are the values that I have practiced and preached for the past 2 years I’ve been blogging! I truly believe they have helped me achieve all that I’ve accomplished in authentic way and I will forever stay true to what I say! Don’t forget, actions speak louder than words.
stay consistent with your posts- your readers should know when to expect a post from you
hashtag up to 30 hashtags per Instagram post that are relevant to the photo
follow other blogs within the same niche as yours
interact with other bloggers within your niche to gain exposure
be nice and kind- create a community with other bloggers around you that are supportive
say no- make sure your collaborations match your brand + who you are
engage with your followers and earn their trust
be authentic and be original- be you and don’t try to impress anyone or anything
stay in your own lane- don’t compare yourself + don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. you do you!
do stay active in your community + give back + attend events
respond to every single comment, IG message, email, etc that you get in a timely manner
commit- if you’re going to be a blogger it takes a lot of dedication + persistence
have patience- collaborations and growth will come, trust me!
don’t buy followers and don’t buy likes
don’t isolate yourself from the blogging community
don’t ignore your followers- they are the backbone of your brand
Now that you’ve read my blogging do’s and don’ts…what do you think of being a blogger!? If I forgot something please let me know. Also, if you enjoyed this post let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see more blog posts like this!
Have a great week!!