Do you want to get started blogging? I’m sharing 5 Tips to help you get started blogging. Your blog doesn’t have to be perfect—be consistent and be yourself!
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5 Tips to get started blogging
Blogging doesn’t have to be hard and it is an important way to get visibility and grow your business! I’m sharing my top blogging tips to get you started (and keep you going!).
1. Create an editorial calendar
This can be as simple as using Google’s calendar on your drive. Grab a piece of paper and jot down at least 10 different blog titles. Outline the main points that you want to talk about in each post and then get them scheduled on your calendar. Aim to publish a blog post at least once a week to get the full benefits of search engine optimization and also develop the habit of consistent blogging.
2. Use basic SEO tips to structure your blog post
Learn how to optimize your post by choosing keywords that will lead to ranking on search engines. I use Yoast on WordPress—it’s free and helps you structure your blog post with strong keywords and guides you where to use the correct headings.
3. Create Pinterest-friendly images
This one’s a gimme. As a Pinterest strategist, you knew I was going to suggest being Pinterest-friendly, right? Try to include at least one (often, I make two) Pinterest-optimized images at 600x900px. You can use tools like Canva to get you started creating pins. If you want my guide to create Pinterest-friendly blog posts to generate traffic and encourage your users to save your posts, click here!
4. Include a call-to-action
If you have someone on your site, don’t forget to invite them to your email list! I like to include a opt-in box in the middle of the post and at the end to encourage them to join my list!
5. Be consistent and be yourself
Easy to say, sometimes hard to implement, right? One of my favorite quotes is from Lara Casey,
Do one thing at a time. Do it well. Or just get it done. Done is better than perfect, and doing one thing well is better than doing a thousand mediocre things. —via Make It Happen
Your blog doesn’t have to be perfect! I know this is cliche, but the more you blog, the easier blogging becomes! I’ve been blogging weekly since August 2017 (except for the week of Christmas) and I’m surprised at how consistent I’ve been. Now I prioritize it because it has led to huge returns for my business. Just get out there and do it! I’ll be on the sidelines cheering you on! You can find the resources I use to keep my blog going at my blogging resources page.
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