Not A Typical Teenager: How to Blog as a Beginner

Saturday, 1 August 2015

How to Blog as a Beginner

I began my blog over a year ago now, and there have been times where I thought it wasn't going to be worth it. However, over the last year, I think I have a pretty decent list of how to blog and keep going with your blog as a beginner.

1) Don't let the numbers get you down
It's very easy as a blogger at the beginning to just give up because no-one really reads your blog, and even if they are, you don't think there are very many of them. You need to remember that blogs with a large viewership take a long time to build up. You need to accept that you are going to have to work hard if you want to build up an audience

2) Make blogging a habit
Post however often you want, but try to post reasonably often so that you maintain a steady readership. I posted everyday when I first began blogging, but then after a while I kind of lost steam and blogged less often. This is okay, just give your readers a little warning if your gong to take a break, otherwise they will check your blog as often as usual and won't find any new content. They will eventually stop coming to your page. Let them know roughly when you will blog again if you do decide to take a break that is longer than your usual interval.

3) Write about what you're passionate about
Don't write about what you think your readers will want to read. Write about the things that you want to write about and eventually you will find a following of people who want to read what you want to write about.

4) Start a few social media pages
In all honesty, the only social media platform I use to promote my blog because it is the easiest to use. I didn't open up a Facebook page because the only people you can really promote that to is friend, and not just anyone, whereas twitter, you can promote your blog to anyone.

5) Enjoy it!
When it starts to become a chore, you know that you either need to take a break, or write about something your passionate about, regardless of your view count.

6) Connect with other bloggers
Try to talk to other bloggers in the comments of their blogs, on twitter, etc. Make sure to try to expand your audience, and the best way to do this is by connecting.

Hope this helps all you beginner blogs, and please keep writing. There is always going to be someone out there who wants to hear what you have to say.

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx


  1. This is really what I needed to read as a newbie!! Thanks for sharing. Xx

    1. No problem. Hope your blog does well, and if you want an advert on my blog, get in touch xx