A Few Important Blogging Tips | Lenne Zulkiflly

I've been blogging for years now but I'm no means a blogging expert and I'm still learning. I still have a lot to go through. Nonetheless, I've picked up a few tips along the way and I want to share it today. Bear in mind, these are just suggestions and there's no right or wrong way to blog. I know, I know, there are plenty of posts like this out there but I really hope this helps you to get an idea in one way or another. 

1. Only blog when you're in the 'mood'

Little did I know, it's okay not to blog every day because if you force it, it becomes a chore. Blogging is no longer fun that way. I often feel discouraged to blog when it's too much on my plate so I'd say, blog when you feel like blogging, write when you feel like writing. It's okay to take a break from blogging because this whole shebang can be a little too overwhelming. I've been there, trust me. So, only blog when you feel like it

2. Write how you talk

Just write the way how you would talk. If you're funny in person and often crack a joke, throw them in the blog. Blogging should be natural, relax and fun. You don't have to write an A+ standard or university-level type of English. It sounds weird. If you want it to feel a little personal and sounded human, not robots, just write the way you normally talk.

3. Have a catchy title 

Good titles grab readers' attention. I know bloggers who are always come up with 'clickable' titles - JasmineTalksBeauty, theblogsocial, YesMissy. Having a catchy title is the secret to having the content being read and clicked but don't do 'clickbait', it's annoying. I'd say study blogs that entice you to click on every single of their posts because they have the most catchy titles and great content. 

4. Think of what you like to read and write it

I'd recommend look through your Blogger dashboard or Bloglovin' feed and see what blogs you read every day. What do they offer? What are the things that make you keep coming back because you can't get enough of it? If you love and have the knowledge about vegan, cruelty-free beauty stuff, just start writing. Even if you don't have a big audience or you're a newbie, just know that you're blogging for your own good. 

5. Jot down ideas

You don't have to write down your ideas but being the old-fashioned that I am, I find it helps. You can write down on your smartphone, it really doesn't matter how you write down your ideas but I feel like writing down ideas kind of helps stimulate our mind. So, for me, whenever ideas pop into my mind, I jot them down in my blogging notebook. 

6. Don't forget to promote your blog on social media

It's such a waste if you're not promoting your blog on social media. You won't believe the influence it brings. World without borders, so they say. Having an account on each social media platform will really help to promote and grow your blog. 

I know it can be a little embarrassing and guilty to promote your blog, but it's incredible to connect with people around the world and you don't know how amazing the blogging community is. So I'd say just shake it off and promote. I gain a lot of international readers through Twitter. How cool is that!?

A Few Important Blogging Tips | Lenne Zulkiflly

7. Reply to all comments 

This is the point I wish I knew earlier when I started blogging. I used to read comments and never reply back. Even worse, I've disabled my comment section once because I think it's ugly. What was I thinking, right? UGH. It's so important to engage because it creates a relationship and connection with your readers. Never ever neglect comments (unless hate comments) because if someone has taken her sweet time to write sweet things on your blog, just reply back. There's no harm replying back. I personally love it when bloggers reply to my comment and it makes me want to read their blogs over and over. 

8. Proofread, triple check for mistakes/ error, and pay attention to details

I know proofreading can be a major annoyance but it's indeed important for readers like me who's always spot on mistakes or errors in a blog post. Even the littlest things. I'm sorry but I was born with it. Haha! I know mistakes happen to us all, be it spelling mistakes or broken links and whatnot, but I feel that it shows one didn't take the time to re-read the post. If you happen to notice a mistake after you have published a post, quickly fix it and don't just "let it be, we're human and human makes mistakes."

9. Have fun! 

I'm a firm believer that blogging should be fun, enjoyable, and exciting. If you treat blogging as a chore, that it's stressful and no fun, then ask yourself why you're doing it in the first place. You can't force it. You can never force it. And one more thing, blogging is never a competition. All I see is a bunch of amazing people trying to be the best that they can be and constantly want to put up creative and amazing content. 

10. Don't give up and never stop blogging 

I know it can be disheartening to see that stats never goes up, the number of visitors are rarely changes and the only person viewing your blog is your significant other. But let me tell you something, success very rarely comes immediately. It doesn't happen in the blink of an eye. Rome wasn't built in a day, right? Don't give up and never stop blogging. To me, the only difference between a 'successful' blog and an 'unsuccessful' blog is about passion. If you're passionate about it, continue doing it! 

That's about it, you guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it has helped you any other way. 

What are some of your favorite blogging tips?