24 March 2015

8 posts on how to improve your blogging

I like blogging. It is a great hobby and a fun thing to do. I also like reading about blogging and trying to become better at my craft, little by little. There are so many great blogging related posts and so much blogging related wisdom in the parenting blogs of UK I figured it would be great to do a BritMums Carnival purely dedicated to blogging! So read on and learn from those that have been there and done it! 







The basics of blogging

Firstly, when starting a blog there are so many things to think about and to do. What to write about, where to go, how to name it, and eek, hosting, what on earth is that! Brummy mummy of two wrote a detailed guide to starting a blog explaining it all, a fabulous resource for any newbies itching to get out there.

Secondly, you want those elusive readers to your blog so they can enjoy your fabulous writing / photography. A great way to do that is joining linkies. Mum in a Nutshell designed a visual guide on how to join a linky, with all technical steps clearly explained. 

When blogging becomes difficult 

Thirdly, after the first initial rush of inspiration the endless fountain of ideas and blogging time might start to dry up. Blogging is time-consuming. Gemma the family girl wrote about things she uses to find the time to blog, giving invaluable tips how to balance life and blogging.

Fourthly, sometimes, just sometimes, it might become difficult to keep on blogging. You aren't too sure of yourself, and your confidence is waning. It feels like no one cares, and like you are, well, just shite. At that point read Mummy of boy girl twins great post about the 10 ways of increasing confidence in blogging


Fiftly, as it has become obvious by now, blogging isn't always easy. You might dream about your post going viral. Doesn't every blogger dream of that? Instant fame and riches, yes please! But, as Cardiff Mummy Says discovered it every silver lining has a dark cloud attached to it. When there are a lot if people reading your stuff, chances are not all of them are nice

Becoming a paid pro blogger

Once you have blogged for a while making money from blogging might cross your mind. There are different ways how to make money from parenting blogging, and I detailed a few of them on my post on how to make mummy blogging pay and what makes your blog attractive to advertisers.

Becoming a professional and starting to work with businesses is one of the best ways to start making a bit of extra and getting more opportunities for yourself. You Baby Me Mummy recently wrote an excellent introduction on how to work with brands and how to really work your blog like a professional.

For intermediate to advanced bloggers who want to gain that extra edge, Bod for tea has listed 7 different resources that will improve your blogging - excellent ideas how to really tighten it up!

So there you have it, eight excellent blog posts on how to improve your blogging, taking you from the very basics to professional. Hope you liked this carnival, and do drop us a link in the comments if you have any further words of wisdom on blogging! 

Did any of the posts listed help you improve your blogging?  Any blogging advice posts of your own?







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36 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for including my post. x

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    1. Thanks for sending it to me - it was a great one :)

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  2. Thanks for all these links will have a read later and yes post going viral can have its problem, I had a nasty comment last week from a post that Disney shared for me. I mean Disney what on earth is controversial about that. But hey it was his opinion I just didn't have too agree with him x

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    1. Yeah, I guess the more people read your post, the greater likelihood there are some real twits reading it too. That said, I think it is fine to disagree and say it, but there are ways if saying and ways of saying it if you know what I mean :)

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    2. I used to moderate on a Disney forum many moons again, you wouldn't believe some of judgemental and sometimes vicious things people would say, quite unbelievable, hehe.

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    3. But that's the thing with many forums isn't it - especially if they are anonymous. Anonymity brings the worst out in some people!

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  3. Thanks, you have gathered together a bunch of useful posts in one place. I was also very interested to hear about Blogfest and how to monitise your blog. Kat x #TheList

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    1. Glad you liked the post! Hope it will be useful for you in the future, I certain found loads of good tips within the posts :)

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    1. Glad you liked it, there were definitely some super tips in there :)

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  5. I love learning how to improve my blog too- am going to go read all of these later! #TheList

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    1. There is so much to learn in this craft - it is unbelievable how many topics blogging can contain, from technical to more soft skills based.

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

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  7. Such a great list, I love reading about how I can improve my blogging, I just need the time to implement some now ;)

    Visiting from #binkylinky

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    1. Hah ha, yeah that's the thing, finding the time to do it :D I have all the knowledge I need to make a super popular and wildly successful blog... Now just need time and energy to implement that advice :)

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  8. This is incredibly helpful! I've pinned for a better nose around later on, I love blogging lists :) #The List xx

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    1. Glad to hear that :) I hope you will get lots if good tips and learn more blogging secrets through these posts, there were some gems in there :)

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  9. I feel like every time I learn something new something else pops up!! I have a list of stuff I need to get sorted! #binkylinky

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    1. Yeah that's the thing, there are just so many things I learn and to do with blogging. I am finding that the time to do it all is the most difficult aspect of blogging!

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  10. Great post. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  11. Great read! Heaps of useful info! I really need to improve my photography. thanks! #brilliantblogposts

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    1. Glad you liked it :) If you want some more tips on photography I've written about how to take better pictures of kids here :) http://www.wavetomummy.com/2014/10/10-tips-how-to-take-great-photos-of.html

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  12. Great round up post, I am always looking for ideas and tips even years into blogging x

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    1. Yeah, there is always something to learn isn't there!

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  13. fantastic post! As a new blogger posts like these are so valuable! #brilliantblogposts

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    1. And even if you have blogged for years - always something to learn :)

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  14. Thanks for writing this article, especially for a newbie like me. I followed a fair few of the links you included too - good stuff!

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    1. Brilliant, I am glad you've found these links helpful :) I certainly learned a lot from these posts :)

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  15. Great post and very informative for us "newbies" x #BrilliantBlogPost

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    1. Glad you liked it - I found much of the advice just brilliant :)

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  16. Fab post! Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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    1. Thank you, and as ever, thanks for hosting a brilliant linky :)

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  17. Thanks for sharing, there's some great advice there. xx

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    1. Yup - it is quite amazing how much collective wisdom there is in the blogging world :)

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