• March 25, 2015

5 blogging tips for beginners // EN & SLO

ENG
So I have been getting quite a lot of questions from new bloggers about what advice do I have for them and if I could help them in any way, so I decided to make a blog post concerning this topic. I will only mention 5 things that I would be happy if someone told me when I started blogging and will maybe create some kind of series concerning this topic if you would be interested. Before I begin I have to say I do not consider myself a know-it-all and I am aware I could still improve. I will only talk about the things I´ve learnt and that I found out that work for me. Without further a do, here are the tips.

SOCIAL MEDIA
The one thing I would recommend to ANYONE who wants to grow is create as many social media accounts as possible. I opened my Facebook page about a year-year and a half ago and I have to say the numbers of my readers increased soo much! You can communicate with your readers on your social media account and find out what they want to read about, what inspires them etc. Be sure to post regularly on your social media since (at least Facebook does this) people do not see your page on their News Feed all the time (your post is only there for a couple of seconds after you post it), even if they liked it so you have got to make sure to post regularly, so they know they will always find something new when they visit your page.

BLOG ABOUT WHAT INTERESTS YOU
I don´t know how many times I started to write a blog post about something I was not so passionate about, just because I saw that is what gets a lot of interest from the readers. Please, don´t do that and write about what you are interested in. There is only one Blonde Salad in the world and there is only one Vivianna Does Makeup. Do not copy anyone else since it will  show in the quality of your writing. The readers will notice you are not giving your all and you will soon lose all your passion for writing. Just don´t do it. Try to write about what you are passionate about and put your own little twist on it. If you like making reviews, but know that reviewing just one product is boring try and review them in categories. Like; Best skincare for acne-prone skin. You can cover many items and review them all in one post and you will give your readers what they came for, instead of teasing them with a new review every week.

FONT & LANGUAGE
Now, I know this is probably an obvious one to most people, but it wasn´t to me. When I was choosing a font I was looking at what was pretty and did not actually give that much attention to the fact that some people may have a different device or have problems with their sight. Choose a font that is easy to read and is a standard one (like Times New Roman, for example). I suggest a white background with black letters, since it is easiest to read for most people. Stay away from black backgrounds and bright fonts since the readers can get a headache after reading just the first paragraph.
When it comes to language I would say the more the better. I have struggled with this topic for a looong time (I still don´t know if I should film my Youtube videos in ENG or SLO), but have found that combining different languages works the best. It gets you the most readers + no one will have a problem understanding your blog and thus won´t get tired of it after the first article. If you know how to write in Russian, Croatian, Spanish, French etc. add the language to your blog! 🙂 It can only benefit you. And yes, if you are a visual person, like I am, the thought of this may not appeal to you as much since it is not that pretty, but trust me..you get used to it and will soon love it! 🙂

BLOGLOVIN´
Another thing I was quite late to create is a Bloglovin´ account. You don´t wanna be like me since Bloglovin´ can really help you with your recognition since it is the easiest way of people finding you. It was created for bloggers and you can really find almost all blogs on there. It is another social media that does all the work for you. Your readers can follow you and/or your blog and get an instant reminder when you add a new post to your blog. It is available as an app, too so you can catch up on all your favorite blogs while you are in line for the bus or bored in class.

WRITE WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE WRITING
Don´t get me wrong it is great if you can stick to a schedule, however, from my personal experience I have found out this can make you quite nervous and it can take all the fun from blogging. You soon start to take your blog as an unpaid job and all you worry about is the fact that you have to post something by a certain date instead of enjoying what you are writing about and giving it your all. Trust me, your readers will appreciate a quality post over quantity any day. Do not put limit to yourself and add stress to your daily life worrying what you have to post next. Write when you feel like it and if there comes a day when you write 5 articles just save some for when you are stuck and have a week or two when you don´t feel like or don´t have the time to, write (trust me, we´ve all been there and done that!).

I hope you enjoyed this article and found it useful. There are a couple more tips I could talk to you about, but these are, in my opinion, the most important ones. The ones, that will actually make your life easier. At the end of the day all that matters when blogging is that you have fun and enjoy what you are doing. If you are planning to do it for the free products, just ask yourself if all the effort is really worth it for a couple free products? I encurage whoever has a strong passion for something to just do it. It is a fun way for you to talk about something you love and even if noone reads it…at least you wrote it down somewhere and have it as a tool so you don´t forget something yourself. Please let me know in the comments if this article was helpful in any way and if you would like to read more tips and tricks. If you are a blogger, what are your 5 most important tips you would give to a new blogger? And if you are a reader, what are the 5 things you notice and enjoy about a blog first?

 

SLO
Prejela sem kar nekaj vprašanj od novopečenih blogerk glede raznih nasvetov, ki bi jim lahko ponudila, tako da sem se odločila pripraviti članek na to temo. Danes bom omenila zgolj 5 stvari, za katere bi bila tudi sama hvaležna, če bi mi nekdo povedal na začetku, bom pa morda ustvarila kakšno ˝serijo˝ takiš člankov, kjer bi delila svoje znanje z novopečenimi blogerkami. Preden začnem pa naj povem, da se sama nimam za nikakršno profesionalko in se zavedam, da mi lahko svoj blogec tudi izboljšala. Govorila bom le o stvareh, ki sem se jih sama naučila in ki delujejo pri meni. Brez nadaljnjega blebetanja, tukaj so nasveti.

SOCIALNA OMREŽJA
Če bi priporočala samo eno stvar, bi bilo to definitivno ta. Kdorkoli si želi pridobiti na prepoznavnosti naj ustvari toliko računov na socialnih omrežjih, kot je le mogoče. Svojo Facebook stran sem odprla šele kako leto, leto in pol nazaj in moram priznati, da se mi je v tem času branost zelooo povečala! Na socialnih omrežjih lahko komuniciraš s svojimi bralci, spoznaš kaj več o njih, kaj njih zanima in navdušuje itd. Na omrežjih objavljaj redno saj (tako je vsaj pri Facebooku) bralci ne bodo vedno dobili tvoje strani na njihovem News Feedu, saj je post tam le takoj, ko ga objaviš, četudi so všečkali tvojo stran. Zato bodi konsistenten/na, da bodo bralci na tvoji strani lahko vedno našli kaj novega.

PIŠI O STVAREH, KI TE VESELIJO
Ne štejem več, kolikokrat sem začela pisati o temi, nad katero nisem bila tako navdušena, samo zato, ker sem videla, da tako pridobim kar nekaj pozornosti. Prosim, ne počni tega in piši o stvareh, ki so ti dejansko všeč. Samo ena Blonde Salad je in samo ena Vivianna Does Makeup na svetu. Ne kopiraj drugih, saj se bo to poznalo na kvaliteti tvojega pisanja. Bralci bodo opazili, da ne daješ vsega od sebe, sam/a pa boš kaj kmalu izgubil/a voljo do pisanja. Just don´t do it. Piši o temah, ki te veselijo obenem pa dodaj svoj pridih na zapisano. Če ti je všeč ocenjevanje izdelkov, ampak veš da je branje ocene enega izdelka kar precej dolgočasno, jih poskusi ocenjevati v kategorijah. Kot; Najboljši izdelki za kožo nagnjeno h nepravilnostim. Tako lahko pokriješ veliko izdelkov in daš bralcem, po kar so prišli, namesto, da jih vsak teden dražiš s novo oceno.

PISAVA & JEZIK
Vem, da bo to verjetno očitna točka za večino ljudi ampak zame ni bila. Pri izbiri pisave sem sama iskala nekaj, kar je bilo lepo. Nisem posvečala pozornosti dejstvu, da bodo različni ljudje brali moj blog z različnih napravic obenem pa ima lahko kdo od njih tudi probleme z vidom. Izberi pisavo, ki je enostavna za branje, standardna (npr. Times New Roman). Predlagam belo ozadje z črnimi črkami, saj je to najlažje za branje pri večini ljudeh. Drži se stran od črnih odzadnji z svetlimi pisavami, saj bodo tvoji bralci v nasprotnem že po prvem stavku trpeli zaradi glavobola.
Ko pride do jezika sama menim da je več, več. Sama v jeziku vidim največji problem (še vedno ne vem, ali naj svoje Youtube videe snemam v ANG ali SLO), sem pa ugotovila da je kombinacija več jezikov definitivno najboljša. Na ta način pridobiš največ bralcev + nihče ne bo imel problema pri razumevanju in posledično se ne bo utrudil že po prvem članku. Če znaš pisati v Ruščini, Hrvaščini, Španščini, Francoščini itd. dodaj jezik na tvoj blog! 🙂 S tem lahko samo pridobiš. In ja, če si vizualna oseba, kot sem jaz, ti ta misel sprva ne bo ugajala, saj dvo/ali več jezičen blog res ni najlepši, ampak verjemi mi…navadil/a se boš in kmalu boš svoj več-jezični blog vzljubil/a! 🙂

BLOGLOVIN´
Še ena stvar, h kateri sem se sama kar pozno priključila je Bloglovin´. Verjemi, nočeš narediti te napake, kot sem jo jaz, saj ti Bloglovin´ lahko prinese kar veliko prepoznavnosti, saj je zares najlažji način, kako te bralci lahko najdejo. Ustvarjen je bil za blogerje in na njem lahko najdeš zares skoraj vsak blog. Je še eno socialno omrežje, ki pa za razliko od drugih zate opravi vse delo. Bralci lahko tebe in/ali tvoj blog spremljajo in tako dobijo takojšnje opozorilo, ko dodaš na svoj blogec nov članek. Na voljo je tudi kot app na telefonu, kar pomeni, da lahko svoje najljubše bloge spremljaš tudi medtem, ko čakaš na autobus ali si zdolgočasen/a v razredu.

PIŠI, KO SI NA VOLJI ZA PISANJE
Seveda je nekakšen urnik zaželen, vendar ti lahko iz osebnih izkušenj povem, da te lahko urnik kar precej znervira in tako pobere zabavo iz pisanja. Hitro začneš svoj blog obravnavati kot neplačano službo in vse, kar te skrbi je kdaj moraš naslednjič nekaj objavit, namesto, da bi užival/a v tem kar pišeš in dal/a vse od sebe pri objavi. Verjemi, bralci bi vedno izbrali kvaliteto preko kvantitete. Ne omejuj se in ne dodajaj si nepotrebnega stresa v vsakdanje življenje z mislijo na urnik. Piši, ko tako začutiš in če pride dan, ko v nekaj urah spišeš 5 objav jih nekaj samo shrani za tiste dni, ko ne boš dobil/a nobene ideje za pisanje ali pa ne boš imel/a časa (verjemi, vsi smo bili na tem in vsi to delamo!).

Upam, da vam je bil članek všeč in da vam je prišel vsaj malo prav. Še nekaj nasvetov bi lahko našla ampak tokrat sem spregovorila le o tistih, ki so za moje pojme najpomembnejši. Nasveti, ki bodo tvoje življenje dejansko olajšali. Konec dneva je najpomembnejše da pri ustvarjanju uživaš. Če nameravaš ustvariti blog zaradi podarjenih izdelkov, se vprašaj, če je ves trud zares vreden? Sama spodbujam vsakega, ki ima do neke teme zares močno strast k pisanju. Pisanje je zabaven način, kako lahko pišeš o nečem, kar te res veseli, pa tudi če noben ne prebere…si pa vsaj nekam zapisal/a svoje misli in imaš stran, na katero se obrneš, če kaj pozabiš. Prosim, zapiši mi v komentarje, če ti je članek pomagal in če bi rad/a tudi v prihodnosti prebral/a kakšen nasvet. Če si bloger/ka, katerih 5 nasvetov bi ti najprej dala novemu blogerju? In bralci, katerih 5 stvari vi najprej opazite in katere stvari so vam najbolj všeč ob prvem stiku z blogom?

6 Comments

  • Super clanek

  • Sem hotela dodati samo se to, da ne odpirati bloga zaradi podarjenih izdelkov, ker jih bo veliko, vsaj ne za redno in uspesno bliganje na osnovi tega, ampak vidim, da si sama to ze omenila. Drugace pa dober clanek, res si se potrudila. Zame pomembno na blogu je tudi to, da so velike fotke, pa swatchi pri ocenah izdelkov. 🙂

  • Great tips for beginners here Sandra, I agree that these are definitely the most important ones. My main tip is to focus on making your blog a fantastic user experience that people will want to come back to time and time again – have your own unique selling point, engage with every comment you get and get people excited for things to come. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my blog!
    Rebecca-Louise | Autumn Leaves building blogs and brands

  • joj Taja, kdaj boš prenehala pisati blog?

  • Trenutno razmišljam o pisanju bloga, saj ste mi punce tukaj navdih in ker sem končno našla prostor kjer lahko preživim mnoge ure ter mirno izrazim svojo strast do kozmetike in lepote. Hvala za te nasvete, zdeli so se mi resnično koristni! 😉 Zanima me samo kako je z avtorskimi pravicami, ali lahko brez skrbi objavim npr. oceno izdelka od katere koli znamke?

  • Thank you <3

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