Blogging is hard work. Especially if you want to really make it something! Now I’m no expert but here are a few tips that might help you along the way.

#1 Make it matter

You need to think about what your blogs purpose is. If you’d like it to be a place where you can keep an open journal, so to speak, think about the things that make you special. There will be something! We’re all pretty great ;)

If you’re skilled in a particular area use it to show off just how damn clever you are. There’s a niche for everything!

#2 Team up with others

One of the best ways to drive traffic to your site is by sharing! It’s not rocket science but it sure does help. Other bloggers will happily make this happen as long as you can offer them the same; allow someone to write a guest blog on your site and see if you can do the same for them. Sharing is caring!

The best thing about blogging is that there is a community of others out there. Get yourself involved in events, go to meetups and say hello. It’s the best way to meet other like-minded people that will support you as you grow (and you them).

#3 Make it visually stunning

Everyone likes a pretty blog! While you could easily find someone to help you out with this, it’s recommended that you train yourself to understand the basics behind your blog. It’s the best way to make it your own – you know what you want! But that doesn’t mean straying away from templates completely. There are some recommended HTML classes in Chicago,  but if you’re like me and not that close, there’s plenty of others out there! 

Running a successful blog is certainly no easy task and its hard work coming up with new and exciting content regularly. But if you keep it up, it can be incredibly rewarding!

Sarah x