We polled the ambassadors to get their opinion on the best snippet of advice they could give their fellow bloggers, and here’s what they said…
You never know until you ask.
Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. This can be carried over to nearly every aspect of your life, but it couldn’t be more spot-on for us bloggers.
We spend every extra ounce of time on our blogs, slave over social media, and pour our all into our sites– you owe it to yourself to ask for what you want. Do you want to be paid for a sponsored post? Are you itching to collaborate with another blogger or a brand? Just ask. You’re probably going to hear no a lot, but I can attest I’ve heard yes more times than not and there is no better feeling.
Meet and greet.
My top blogging tip is to make friends! When I first started blogging, I always asked questions and for advice. I ended up learning the best blogging tips and made some great blogger friends!
Sometimes blogging can get tough and to have the support of other bloggers who know what you are going through is the best. That’s why I have jumped on board with becoming an ambassador for TBC! It’s such a great way to stay connected, make friends, and get great advice from others!
This may sound cliché, but my top blogging tip will always be “be yourself”. While you can learn from your peers, your individuality and unique voice is what will set you apart.
The blogging world may be saturated, but no brand works with just one blogger and same goes for readers. Be your authentic self and always strive to improve your blog. You don’t necessarily have to come up with anything new, but whatever you do make sure you are not driven solely by money, freebies or just because it’s the new hot thing to do.
Consistency is key.
Be consistent! Whether you blog one or five times a week, stick to the same schedule. If your blog schedule is sporadic, this frustrate your readers when they don’t see a new blog post from you. Having a schedule means your readers know what to expect.
You gotta commit.
Start an editorial calendar, which is a schedule of what you’re going to write and when you’re going to publish. This gets increasingly important as you start working with brands + other bloggers; you need to be able easily tell when you can fit a post in, when you’re booked up, and where your content gaps are.
Comment to connect.
No man is an island, and no blog can grow if you aren’t connecting with other bloggers. How will others know about your blog if you aren’t actively recruting new readers? Visit and comment on other bloggers’ sites that you enjoy. Not only will you make some potential friends and possibly gain some readers, you will also be able to learn from those who have been blogging longer. Commenting is key!
However, avoid the “follow me and I’ll follow you” type comment. That is the best way to get people NOT to visit your blog. Leave thoughtful comments that show you are interested in their blog.
What do you think, TBC? What are your top blogging tips? Share ’em in the comments!