1 Thing Everyone Needs to Know About Blogging

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”
Chris Grosser

To say that I am passionate about blogging is an understatement. I adore the opportunities I have to express myself and articulate my thoughts. I have to be honest though guys, talking is not my strongest suit. So when I pull out my laptop I can’t help but feel strong contentment as I share my thoughts with you all.

Okay that was deep but there is a reason I am sharing this with you.

When I am talking with my friends and family we often divulge in topics of personal interests. There was one particular moment where I was talking to my cousin. She had wanted to make baby clothes and get into sewing. It was then that I recommended blogging and the possibility of selling homemade products. I believed that blogging could be used as an outlet for herself; a way for her to share her passions and hobbies. “That would be nice”, my cousin says, “but selling baby clothes online is competitive”.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time I have come across this type of opinion.

If you are someone who is looking to getting into blogging or opening your online business but believe they won’t succeed because it’s too competitive you need to stop and re-evaluate. You will be pleased to know that the online community is vast. There is enough room for each and everyone of us to succeed. If you put in the research, hard work, and learn the ins and outs of the blogging universe you will eventually come out on top. I guarantee it.

I tried to tell her this. But I could tell that she was unsure and, unfortunately, unconvinced.

On our next outing I will try and convince her! But I believe every blogger wannabe needs to know this.

It doesn’t matter how many other bloggers are out their selling t-shirts or giving skincare advice. If that’s what your passion is, just do it. If you persevere you WILL see results.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jess xxx

 

Write a Cracking Post With These 6 Helpful Tips

I’m back! After a relaxing cruise away to Moreton Island I feel energised and ready to knuckle down and deliver some handy content.

Today’s post will be about how to create a winning post for your readers. Starting off blogging can be ridiculously intimidating, especially when it comes to your first post. I remember that step and felt embarrassed to even talk about it.

It is okay to feel like this!

For some of you, writing may be a completely new hobby. If you are like me, you may feel intimidated about the writing component. How will you readers think about your writing? Will it be terrible? Will my blog fail?

I want you to ignore all these doubts and take this step-by-step approach to writing your first post. I want you to take the first leap and publish your first post!

Are you just starting out? Leave a link to your first post ❤ I would love a read!

Grab a coffee, pen and notebook and let’s get cracking on your first post ❤

1 Brainstorm

I love this phase. Grab your notepad and pen and jot down possible ideas that you could write about.

Two helpful starters:

  • How to… (Write a post on how to do something)
  • Top 5… (Everyone loves a decent list)

2 What’s your point?

Your writing needs purpose and a point.

  • What will you be promoting today?
  • What problem will you be solving?
  • Will your content be valuable for the readers?

Your blog will flourish if it consistently delivers valuable content that has a clear purpose.

The success of your blog is largely determined by your content and how useful it is to your readers.

3 Create a Draft

You have the foundations of your new post. Now it’s time to structure it. Check this out:

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4 Avoid Waffle

Keep your writing short and sweet. Your readers are always just a click away from moving on. Keep your writing to the point by having sentences no more then 2 lines long. If you are new to writing, I would completely recommend this to begin with.

The quality of your post is not determined by how many words your write, but how you choose to use your words.

5 Space Out Your Writing

Do not overwhelm your readers with a bombardment of never ending content. I’ve seen this multiple of times and cringe. Break up your writing with paragraphs, images, quotes and even coloured text.

Allow your readers to enjoy what they are reading and encourage them to keep coming back for more!

6 Spice Up Your Writing.

Your writing needs captivate your readers. Use words that generate intrigue, spike interest and overall pleasure.

These words may include action verbs, emotive or descriptive words.

Use the list below as a guide:

CHEAT SHeet

Writing a blog is not rocket science, however, having a little helping hand can help to get you on your feet. Good luck my friends!

Jess xxx