Starting a Blog?

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Within the past few months, several people have come to me with questions about blogging, so I thought it might be beneficial to share my insight for all new/existing bloggers out there. I have been blogging for several years now, so I am very happy to share my personal tips and advice… Whether you are considering your own site, just starting off, or have had lots of experience, I hope this post is helpful!

1: It’s what you want it to be.

Embrace your unique style of writing because your blog is whatever you want it to be. Don’t feel like you have to follow strict guidelines because there is no right or wrong way to do it. Your blog is very personal, so be creative, have fun, and enjoy writing about anything and everything you want!

2: Be aware of your audience.

The entire world has access to your site at any given moment, so the publicity of a blog (without privacy settings) is pretty immense. Therefore, it is very important that you are aware of the information that you post and pay close attention to photos to ensure that your location isn’t outwardly revealed unless you want it to be. Blogging is one of my biggest hobbies, but safety is always taken into consideration before I hit the “publish” button. I don’t mean to discourage you; I just want you to be aware of your audience and make smart decisions when you post.

3: It takes time to grow.

One of the most common concerns that you may have when you first begin a blog is the lack of readers because it takes a while to become recognized in the community. Don’t become discouraged, but use this time to improve your site and become familiar with certain blogging techniques. I recommend that you engage with other bloggers by following, liking, and commenting on their sites, and it also helps to promote your blog on existing social media platforms. With time, you will gain more followers and your status/traffic will continue to grow!

4: Quality over quantity.

I think one of the worst mistakes that you can make as a blogger is forgetting that the quality of posts always overrules quantity. Don’t rush the writing process just to post something because this will lead to poor quality posts that will bore both you and your readers, so write when you are inspired. Your posts do not have deadline, so you can take as long as you need (days, weeks, or even months.) Whatever you do, you must always maintain quality over quantity.

5: Respond to readers.

When people take time to comment on your posts, it is always good to like and respond to them even if it is a simple ‘thank you.’ They made the effort to reach out to you and express their thoughts and appreciation for your writing, so don’t let that go unrecognized.

6: Research writing prompts.

There are going to be times when you really want to write something, but you just don’t know what. Whenever this happens, I honestly Google writing prompts to get my creativity flowing again. That is my little blogging secret…

7: Why not?

Blogging has really given me the opportunity to express myself, share my passion of writing with the world, meet hundreds of inspiring people, and document memorable moments of my life that can be revisited in the future. If blogging has ever crossed your mind, I really encourage you to at least try it because why not? You can always delete your site if you hate it, but you will never know unless you try. My blog has really impacted my life, and I don’t have a single regret. I am so thankful for all of my readers, and I hope to continue posting for many years to come.


Please feel free to drop any individual questions in the comments section because I am happy to help you begin/continue your blogging journey! A few months ago, I released a post that provided a small overview of my experience on WordPress so far, so be sure to go check that out if you are interested. Thank you so much for reading, and good luck blogging!

What are your thoughts on this post? Do you have any tips or advice? Are there any questions that you still have? Ask away!

Author: Maysa Rose

I am a seventeen year old professional trainee ballet dancer who is currently pursuing a marketing degree at the local college as a dual enrolled student. Outside of dance and school, I really enjoy writing, archery, traveling, music, photography, as well as spending time with friends and family. My blog is about as random as it can possibly get, so I hope that you stop by and find something that interests you!

18 thoughts on “Starting a Blog?”

    1. Thank you so much, Kaelyn. I really appreciate the nomination, but I don’t think that I will be able to participate this time. I have been super busy lately, so I have to pass on this one.
      I hope that you are doing well though, and hopefully you had an awesome Labor Day weekend! 🙂 Thanks again, girly.

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    1. Thank you, Mina!
      Reader engagement is definitely super important, so I was sure to include that in my advice. I really appreciate comments on my posts, so I always let my readers know by either liking or replying to the ones they leave. I appreciate it when other bloggers do the same for me on their blogs as well because it assures me that they got my message. 🙂

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    1. Yay! Welcome to the blogging community, Charlotte. I am so glad that this post was helpful to you, and it makes me so happy to know that my advice is being read and appreciated by new bloggers. 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions, and good luck posting!

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  1. Maysa, your thoughts are excellent. I have been on WP for about a year. I appreciated your comment about sharing photographs of people. While I have posted a couple photos of myself, I don’t plan to post photos of any family members. New bloggers definitely need to be patient with its growth. The number of readers takes time to increase. I can still remember my first few posts barely receiving a few views.

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