Well hello there, what is this you ask? Well I have another tag post for you today, and I would like to thank the wonderful Emily for tagging me to do this post. So, lets begin shall we!
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
- Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, providing a link to the post you created.
How my blog started:
Back in 2015 I wanted to try something different, a new hobby, and after reading other blogs I just thought why not? Lets just go for it. I did originally start with another blog at first and just uploaded a post every now and again (not that often actually). Then I discovered WordPress, and Little Life of Rachel was born. At the start of 2016 I got back into blogging and kept at it, and well, I am still here to this day!
Advice for new bloggers:
Do not force your posts – Forcing a post just to keep your content regular is never the best idea. Your writing can become sloppy and your personality will never shine through. You should enjoy blogging, that is why we are all here, so if you feel like you have no ideas and need to quickly write one to keep people interested, then do not upload. Wait a few days, we have all been there, I was there last week, I did not upload the whole week because I did not have any ideas on what content to post. Your readers would rather read posts you have put passion into, rather then just some forced post you have put together in an hour! Enjoy blogging. Love what you write and your readers will love your blog.
Gaining blog views and followers takes time – So you have just uploaded your very first blog post, and you are waiting for people to read it, comment on it and maybe even follow you! Gaining an audience takes time, it is not an overnight thing. Consistency is key, engagement is key and being you is key! We do not start blogging to become the next Zoella, we start because we love to write, if anything does come about, then that is wonderful, but our passion is to write. So keep at it, write what you love and the views will slowly increase! Make sure to engage within the community by joining in twitter chats, promote your posts on social media, reply to any comments left by your readers, be nice and enjoy the wonderful world of blogging!