Best Blogging Advice EVER! [Episode 19]
We discuss the Best Blogging Advice EVER in Episode 19 of the Niche Blogging Tips Podcast. Four different areas of guidance make up the majority of the “advice” given as we focus on helping bloggers. The landscape of blogging changes, and you have to keep up with it. A simple and very important thing is being patient in blogging and we touch on that as well. We also discuss how Google will be more than happy to shut your blog down if you are doing egregious things online. Take a listen and let me know in our Private Facebook group if you can add to the discussion. Check out Episode 18 too!
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In this episode of the niche blogging tip podcast, we're going to talk about the Best Blogging Advice ever. Stay tuned.
Welcome to the niche blogging tips podcast where we help you start and grow a successful blog. And now your host, Andre Vaughn.
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I consume a lot of content, whether it's reading blogs, listening to podcasts, watching videos, all of that stuff, I love to listen to people that already in the game. So in this case, blog and I love, all the great blogs are are just, you know, the different people that pretty much had their platforms for a long time. Obviously, those are the those are the people that you hold and a higher standard. And, and a lot of them will tell you that, you know, they don't know, every single thing because the landscape of blogging changes, and they must, you know, they must change with it.
Kudos to a lot of the bloggers that's been out there for a long time. And I'm not talking about just, you know, the famous bloggers that we hear about in different spaces in the different, you know, maybe make money blogging spaces are, you know, just the blogging space period. But you know, all the different bloggers, that's in different niches, or what have you, some of the some of the advice that that I've gotten, you know, whether it was personally or whether it was from consuming the content is really, really awesome.
And one of the things I'm gonna I have a list of like four things I'm going to rip through, the first thing that I hear is, start, yes, start start your blog, don't purchase a hosting, you know, don't don't purchase hosting or buy a domain name, and you don't build the blog and start the blog. That's just a waste of time, what what was the purpose? What was the purpose of buying all of these different tools for your blogs, you know, you buying a theme buying, you know, hosting and the different plugins, you know, if you want to buy pro plugins for, for anything, what's the purpose of buying all this stuff and you and you haven't started?
And then what's the purpose of putting the blog together, if you're not blogging, if you're not writing articles, if you're not, you know, producing blog content, start, you have to start, that's anything in life, not just blogging, that's anything in life, you have to start, you know, a lot of times we don't start because we're worried about what someone has to say, maybe about our new venture about our blog, in this case, we're worried about what somebody's gonna say. And it's usually somebody close to us, you have to get past that. You have to get through that.
Everybody is not going to like what you what your ideas or what what you're doing, everybody's not gonna like that. And the people, most of the time, nine times out of 10, the people that's judging you probably a higher percentage than that the people that's judging you in that regard, they're not going to be the ones that's buying anything from you anyway, but not buying anything from you. So of course, they have opinions, but x them this, have they started a blog, you might want to value their opinion, maybe a little different.
If they've started a blog and you know, a successful blog, or what have you want to, you know, you will want to maybe you know, get some corners from them or whatnot, but all of that negative stuff, you have to get past it. It's hard. I have been there. I have been there longer than trust me longer than you think in terms of, you know, having doubts about you know, starting a blog and having just doubts about the entire process, but you have to embrace the process. So start your blog. That's the first piece of advice starting your blog.
The second advice is stay consistent. Yes, stay consistent. then you have to stay consistent. And that's posting, you know, posting blog content or writing blog content, you have to determine a plan, have a plan for your writing not not just in terms of the day you want to post on, you want to release content, make sure you have a plan for the structure of your blog, you know, whether it's, you know, if it's a WordPress blog, the title up front how you want to have your titles where you want to put your images, maybe if you're, you know, if you're most of us are promoting something, maybe where you want to have your your promotion.
Maybe images or whatever you want to stick on your blog, make sure you have a structure, how to write the blog, what what type of content you want to say in the beginning, what type of content you want to say, in the middle, you know, do you want to stick something such as maybe some type of something that you want people to tweet out? You know, do you want to stick that in your blog, do you want to stick maybe your audio clip in your blog, do you want to stick you know a video, embed a video in your, in your blog.
Make sure that you stay consistent that way, make sure you stay consistent, hey, I want to, I want to write two blog posts a week, maybe one blog posts a week, make sure you get that one blog post a week out, it's so important that you stay consistent because your readers are gonna hold you accountable, they will hold you accountable, whether you write that, uh, verbalize that to them or write it in your content, hey, we're going to try to put out a blog post every week.
Or if they see that in coming to your blog, reading your blog, they see that you put out, you know, a blog per week, they're gonna hold you to that standard. So you have to stay consistent in every aspect, especially when you're putting out your blog content, stay consistent. Here's another one that here's the third one that I want to talk about. There's four of them. So the first one will start, stay consistent. Second one and this one here is the third one, follow the rules, follow the rules of blogging.
Here's what I mean by that. Don't focus on bad links. Don't focus on bad backlinks. And what I mean by that don't do any of this Blackhat stuff that used to work back in 2008. Because those things don't work anymore, they don't work anymore, and it will get your site banned. Also, Google isn't planning these search engines. They are not planned with content creators doing all the sneaky things, trying to boost their content up in the search engines.
They're not playing anymore. They will ban your site. Be very careful follow the rules I generally tell people in pretty much everything you do just be a good person and make sure that carry on into your blog. Just be a good person don't be you know what? And uh, you know, what can be many things, especially if your listener in the US and I'm sure maybe you know, different parts overseas, it there are some some words I can throw in there that I don't want to throw in there.
Don't be a blank, make sure you follow the rules, follow him at all time, don't just that that entire mental element of sneakiness drives me crazy. And yes, when I started blogs way back then yeah, I did all that stupid stuff also, but it was it was rampid everybody was doing it. Eventually Google shut things down. And you know, they don't give credence to websites that have maybe false links, you know, that do crazy things to try to up the content in the search results.
And I'm not talking things such as like guest blogging and things like that, if it's a reputable site, you know, if there's a site, such as, for instance, you know, niche blog and tips.com If I wanted to guest posts on some sort of blogging site that's relevant, you know, yes, they'll they'll give me they'll definitely give me a pat on the back for that. Because, you know, especially if it's a site that's of substance because the, you know, the search engines they will they know, this content right here, this website is reputable and is a similar site or the content is similar to the site, the niche blog and site they'll you know, they won't throw me under under the bus, so to speak, but if you're doing all that sneaky stuff, the year right now 2022 You might as well go, go go ahead, go ahead on basically with with just that entire mentality, just follow the rules and be a good person.
Alright, this fourth and last one. This is some of the best blogging advice. This is for everybody that's listening to this, and especially if you're a beginner, be me He shouldn't be patient, you're going to have to be patient, especially if you're a beginner blogger, you're going to have to be patient. Because if you're writing content, Google's not going to, in most cases, they're not going to take your content and run it up to the number one spot in their search engine, after two months of writing, they're not going to do that, it's going to take a while, and you have to do everything else around that properly.
In order for you to get a number one ranking on that first page, it takes a while. So you have to have some level of patience, in blogging, and in a lot of things, I know we, we do a lot of these things for money, all of us do, we're not just doing it for free, you know, we're doing it to, you know, to put information out there for, you know, prospective audiences, or what have you. We all do this in some capacity for a living or for side hustle.
So you have to be patient, if you don't, and this kind of ties in to what I said earlier, when I was talking about having a plan, you have to have a plan for your entire block. Within that plan. Patience has to be has to be a part of if you're not patient, you're just going to waste your time and you're going to end up quitting, you're going to start off producing blog content, and you're going to be so impatient, and you just want to say hey, I quit. And you definitely don't want to do that. So be patient. So we had start, start your blog, stay consistent, follow the rules, and be patient.
And of course, we want to keep the discussion going in our private Facebook group at niche blogging, tips.com forward slash group, that's niche blogging, tips.com forward slash group. Also, if you haven't subscribed to our YouTube channel, that's that niche blogging tips.com forward slash YouTube, there's a lot of advice that we could you know that I could spout it out in this episode, but I just wanted to kind of give you guys those four right there and kind of give you a little boost, give you some confidence, and your blogging journey. So we'll see you in the next episode of the niche blogging tips podcast. Oh, thank you.
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