Top 5 Blogging Tips

Hi y’all!! This post has been requested for some time now. I got questions around all of my platforms on providing you some of my blogging tips, mostly for beginners, but I find myself coming back to these tips a few times this year hehe. I learned all of these via my blogging experience.

#1 – Write For Yourself and Stay True To Yourself

First and probably the most important tip in any blogging field! You should be writing about something that will motivate you (a passion, a hobby, a point of view, discussion post). Don’t write something because it’s what “trending” or because it’s what the publishers or brands want you to.

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“But how do I know what to write about?” Honestly, anything. Don’t be too hard on yourself. What do you want to write about at this moment? I started as a fashion blogger and then one day, I decided to review a book I recently read. Since I’ve always been a bookworm, I told myself why not writing about books instead? That’s how I found my niche. Then a few years later, I started blogging about food and reviewing the restaurants I go to.

#2 – Be Creative

The amount of blogs that I’m following and reading per day is too damn high. To get people’s attention, you have to be creative. That’s where it got interesting and this is the reason why I love blogging. It allowed to explore that creative side of mine. So how can you be creative?

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  • Experiment with graphic designs, putting up some designs in your posts always make it more pleasant to look at
  • If you’re not into graphics, you can also be creative with your words (an original title always gets someone’s attention, the comedy tone of the posts, etc.)
  • Experiment with photography, a personal favourite! I think photography is an amazing skill if you enjoy capturing the moments and let go of your imagination.
  • Get inspired, go out there, check out what other bloggers do !

#3 – Build a Community

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My first years of blogging consisting of building a community around me. It’s being genuinely interested in other people’s content by commenting and creating a dialogue. I can’t emphasize how much Reciprocity is important to your blogging. It helps when you have a solid bond is whenever you need to take a break (I experience this first-hand), you get the whole support of the community. ❤

#4 – Be Consistent

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The hardest tip to give and to maintain : consistency. Unfortunately, everybody got their everyday lives, we get busy and we don’t always have time to blog or even maintaining a conversation. I definitely saw a decrease of dialogues and reciprocity when I’m not consistent and started to lay off. So for all the beginners, if you are consistent throughout your blogging and not giving up, you will start seeing some results.

#5 – Do Not Compare Yourself

This tip can be applied to everything in life. Do not compare to yourself to other bloggers. Everyone has a different path, a different context and life. Be inspired by others but do not let numbers blind your real goal of blogging (the importance of tip #1). It’s hard, I know. Because all the numbers are everywhere and all over the place. But if you can remind yourself why you are blogging at first then you can better cope with it.

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You are all awesome !! ❤ I love this blogging community and I will try to be more present in the next year. I was just caught in a lot of things these last months and I’m still trying to find the perfect balance. I enjoyed blogging and writing too much to give it up haha.

See you soon!

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34 comments

  • Love these advice posts 🙂 I think the numbers are something I probably pay too much attention to… it’s hard not to! But definitely think your advice is on point 🙂

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  • #s 1, 3, and 5 are the ones I think are the most important. You have to blog for yourself or you won’t be happy with blogging. Building connections and friendships helps — but not for the reason many think. It’s about sharing books you love with others who love them too. Nice post!

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  • Thanks for these tips Trang! It’s so important not to compare ourselves. Mental health depends on loving our blogs the way it is and accepting that growth will take time.

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  • Hope you’re coping with everything with your mom. And trusting the migraines/whatevers are decreasing.

    Numbers are such a hard thing to ignore. They’re concrete, quantifiable and oh so easily measurable and comparable. I probably have to tell myself once a week, “It doesn’t matter that Blog X has so many likes and SO MANY comments”. It is tough though. Even for a grump like me 😉

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  • Love these tips!! Thanks for sharing. My personal favorite is the first one. To love what I write and write what I love. It’s easy to get caught up in writing about what’s trending for the views but more important to stay genuine to myself!

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  • I completely agree with all of this. It can be harder to wrIte original content if you aren’t consistent.

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  • Great tips and I agree with all of them. I have failed with #5 the consistency thing, and am trying really hard to not drop the ball completely any more (like I have a couple of times)

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  • Love your tips!
    i think the last one is the hardest… to resist the temptation to compare ourselves to others is just too high sometimes.

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  • Love this list! Totally agree about sticking to who you are! And yes to being creative 😀 Your advice there is brilliant! So agree with you about building a community- that’s what makes blogging fun!! Really agree with all of these 🙂

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  • These are fantastic tips, Trang, thank you so much for sharing! ❤ I agree that it's important to remain who we are and that's also how we are going to stand out, because we're all different in the end 🙂 and the community aspect of it all really is one of the most important things, too. Blogging can feel lonely at first, but once you've found your people, it turns out it never is and I adore that so much ❤

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  • This is great advice Trang, and it’s advice I’ve been following in one form or another since I started blogging so it definitely works. 😀 I think for me the main one is number one, it’s important to write for yourself because if you don’t I feel like blogging will end up becoming more of a chore than something enjoyable and fun. I never want that to happen for me.
    Great post, and again great advice! 🙂 ❤️

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  • All of these are useful tips and I definitely agree that your #1 tip. It’s so important. I feel like the other tips wouldn’t be possible without having done the #1 tip. I feel like I would have difficulties being consistent with posting when I don’t write for myself. Great post! 🙂

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  • Thanks for the tips! Consistency is a big struggle for me too. If I’m having a stressful week or feeling particularly down then I just don’t make myself sit at the computer. I’ve taken a lot more trips this year too, and as much as I tell myself I’m going to schedule a bunch of posts before I leave, I never actually make it happen.

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  • It takes so much to not compare ourselves with other bloggers right? I am working hard to be consistent and being a part of the community. I love these tips.

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  • These are the best tips Trang and I think you gave all the important ones but … have fun! If you want to stay consistent it is only possible if you have fun LOL

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  • Hey Trang, awesome advice on building a community. Very helpful. I also noticed that you do book reviews. Do you have any good books on blogging that you can recommend? Thanks!

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  • Based on comment numbers alone, it’s clear you’ve put in your time and effort building a community! I agree – community building is super important. For me, I really like the dialogues and discourses I am able to have thanks to my community. Creativity is also valuable, but I don’t do much in terms of what you’ve defined above as creative. Content is where I try to shine. Key word being try. I just don’t like the visual aspect and I’m not one to be humorous… *shrug*

    Great advice!

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  • This was great advice for a new blogger like myself. I started mine to express myself and to have a community of people who were interested in the same things I am. Great post!!

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