Looking for some simple blogging tips and powerful writing wisdom? You’ve come to the right place. Here are a few things every blogger needs to know.
Blogging and Teamwork
This is my year of teamwork. It’s the year that I lay fears aside, share my strengths and struggles, build others up, and grow myself. In his book The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, author John Maxwell states, “You cannot do anything of real value alone.” I’ve certainly found this to be true in my life. Blogging is a team sport. It’s all about community.
The more I connect with others, the more I grow, the more this site grows, and the more fun blogging becomes. This is why today, I want to ask for your help. What are some important tips that every blogger needs to know?
I’ll start by sharing four of my favorite blogging tips. Then, add yours.
Simple Blogging Tips: What Every Blogger Needs to Know
I discovered linky parties about a month ago. As a result, I’ve made more blogging friends in the last month than I did in the previous year–leading me to wish that I had known about these sooner. Today, I’m wondering what other awesome tools, strategies, and ideas I’m missing out on. The goal of this post is twofold:
- First, it’s to share my best blogging wisdom with you.
- Second, it’s to ask you to leave your favorite blogging tips, tricks, and ideas in the comments so I can learn from you.
My Best Blogging Advice
Here are four of the most important things that I have learned in my year-and-a-half of blogging.
Blogging Tip 1: Be quotable!
This advice comes from my friend Adam Smith. I wrote about the impact Adam’s words had on my life in a post entitled Two Words That Helped Me Grow as a Speaker. This article was one of Adam’s top-ten posts!
Learning to write in short, memorable statements has improved my writing and speaking significantly. Taking the time to eliminate wordiness and craft a finely tuned sentence is well worth the effort. Some of the best blogging wisdom I know is, be quotable! Make your words easy to remember and even easier to share. This is, by far, the best blogging wisdom I know.
Blogging Tip 2: Get consistent.
I do my best to post on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. I’m not 100% consistent yet, but I am improving. The more consistent I get, the easier that writing becomes. Write daily. Block off uninterrupted time. Put together a schedule and stick with it.
To put this blogging strategy into action, try writing a little bit every day. You will be astounded at how much gets accomplished in a year.
Blogging Tip 3: Team up with other bloggers.
Teamwork works. The more that I engage with others, the more they engage back. I remember the first time I left a comment on someone else site. I read and re-read what I wrote many times over before pushing that horrendous “submit button.” Thinking about permanently engraving my words in cyber-space was intimidating. Fortunately, engagement becomes easier with practice.
To follow this blogging advice, making new blogging friends by being friendly.
Blogging Tip 4: Relentlessly add value to the lives of others.
When I visit other blogs, one of my goals is to add value in some way. This might happen by leaving a comment, using the “click to tweet” button, or sharing the post on one of my favorite social media sites. I add value to the lives of others because of the joy of serving. I also do it out of selfish motives. I’ve noticed that the more I give, the more others return the favor. Thus, my motives are not always 100% pure. Nevertheless, engaging with others works, it’s fun, and in the end, everybody wins.
Put this blogging tip into action by relentlessly adding value to the lives of others. Grow your platform with service.
These are four of the most important things I’ve learned about blogging over the past year. But I know that there is much more to be said. What am I missing, and what other powerful blogging tips do you have? I look forward to hearing your best blogging wisdom in the comments below!