I was so excited to see that I’ve been nominated for another reward – The Blogger Recognition Award.
A big THANK YOU to Emily Aagaard Wellness & Lifestyle for nominating me for this award. It really means a lot, and I’m so excited about writing this post! Please check out her blog if you’re keen on reading some great content!
So, what is this award about?
This award works on the same principle as the Sunshine Blogger Award and the Versatile Blogger Award. As with any other, this award comes with a set of rules to follow:
- Thank the blogger that nominated you
- 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 other bloggers you want to give this award to
- Comment on each blog and let them know you’ve nominated them, and provide the link to the post you’ve created.
Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s get started!
How my blog,Thoughts of a Multipotentialite, was born
From a very young age, I’ve enjoyed writing. I loved writing ‘stories’ and all through my school years I absolutely loved writing essays. My love for writing and reading had grown over the years – but it always seemed like something I’d never be able to pursue on a more professional level.
Since I’ve finished school I’ve been in a lot of industries. At the age of almost 30, I still have not found my one true calling and it really started to bother me. I put a lot of thinking into this in 2018, and someone suggested I start a blog. I didn’t really take the advice seriously until one night I just had this idea to start one RIGHT NOW, and I did it. I remember phoning my partner and telling her I’ve got a new venture. I told her all about it, and she was extremely supportive from day one.
Since that night (some time in the first week of July 2018), I’ve been up till late in the evenings and I’ve really been working so hard on my blog. I’ve fallen in love with blogging, the blogging community, and everything that comes with it. Now, just over 2 months in, I’ve realized that I’ve actually done a pretty good job! I love my blog and love creating content. My DA has reached 15 – which is not a lot – but more than you’d expect from a 2 month old blog! I’ve finally started making money with blogging and have done several guest posts.
I, as a multipotentialite, am now living my dream of writing content about all the things I love and am interested in.
Two pieces of advice for new bloggers..
Social Media is your best friend!
You need to engage with other bloggers every single chance you get. Here is my opinion and review of the following Social Media Platforms:
Literally the BEST platform for engaging with other bloggers and potential audiences. There are a lot of accounts to follow, who has threads on a regular basis where you can gain blog comments, followers on Twitter and other platforms. The golden rule here is to give as much as you receive. Don’t just drop your link and run, actually take the time out to read other’s posts and comment on them. Even if you don’t get a comment back, do it.
I know a lot of people say that Pinterest is sooo good for creating traffic to their blogs – and maybe it is! I just don’t see it yet. My Pinterest has about 33k views per month, but I haven’t really seen a huge change in my blog traffic. I know that I haven’t posted enough of my own content on Pinterest to actually create a lot of traffic, so I won’t shoot Pinterest down just yet. I love Pinterest and there is also a great blogging community on there. It’s just about looking in the right places and finding them!
My honest opinion about Instagram? I don’t think it works that well for blog traffic. It’s great to have lots of followers on there and lots of likes, but I am of the opinion that they only like your pictures and don’t actually click through to visit your blog. Also, with all these rules about having a theme on your Instagram, it’s more about pictures than blog content. So if you’re a photographer or love taking pictures, then Instagram would be great for you! I just see it as a separate little blog/project, rather than something to aid in creating traffic to your blog.
I don’t know, I didn’t find Facebook very good for creating blog traffic – especially if you’re an anonymous blogger. There are lots of support groups on there where you’ll also find threads that helps you to engage with other blogs. I just haven’t spent that much time on Facebook since I’ve found the Twitter blogging community. Two guest posts I’ve done are all thanks to Facebook, seeing that I gained them there. My Facebook page has been sitting on 100 likes since I’ve started my blog, so I’ve kind of given up on trying to get more likes on there.
I don’t know man, this platform is just really confusing. Personally, I just don’t like the layout and don’t find it particularly user friendly. I don’t know, that’s just my opinion. Feel free to try it out, maybe it works for you!
Say organized and be consistent!
Keep a diary JUST for you blog. Anything else, use a different diary for it. Plan your week and posts in advance and stick to what you’ve planned. Write down what you need for each post.
You can also schedule different days for different Social Media Platforms. Like Mondays you’ll grow Instagram traffic, Twitter Tuesdays, etc.
Read A LOT of blogs! The only way you’ll get the knack of blogging is by reading and educating yourself. There are tons of blog posts that shares tips on all aspects of blogging. All you have to do is visit other blogs and follow them on Twitter.
I nominate the following amazing people
- sans abri poetry
- Tumiso Setladi
- Telia Teanna
- Joan Senio
- Crucial Notes
- Female Blogpreneur
- Lauren Elizabeth
- All About Jess
- Things In Her Head
- Mom Plus Business
- Miss Doll Reviews
- Khyati Gautam
Alos, be sure to follow these amazing people and their blogs!