*Blogging Tips + How To Keep Your Blog Current

Friday, August 18, 2017
Image from My Scandinavian Home 
Okay, so you’re getting people reading your blog and interacting with you! You may think that all the hard work is done now and you can relax,but the truth is the hard work has only just begun. You have to continue to work hard to keep your blog popular and up to date, if that's what you want for your blog. It’s difficult to know how to go about this but if you carry on reading you’ll not have to wonder!

Introduce New Content 
This is one of the most important things when keeping your blog up to date and interesting. This can all be avoided if you change your content up every now and again. If you’re a beauty blog, write something that is still linked to beauty but slightly different, perhaps linked in with a similar hobby. This keeps your audience engaged, maintaining what you have earned! There is very little guidance with this purely because it depends solely on what you’re going to be blogging about, so do whatever you see fit but new and exciting content will always be well received.

Constantly Upload Photos 
Photos can’t be used to completely make up your blog, rather they are a force multiplier, they make what is already there much better. Photos can either enhance a post or be a post all in itself as it is able to convey a simple message without any explanation! It’s good to learn how to take proper photos and selfies due to how personal blogs can be, so read this selfie guide by MyTrendyPhone to give you the knowledge you need to take the right selfies! Getting it right means that your blog posts are going to be much more eye catching.

Host Giveaways 
Giving away products that you enjoy can really boost your audience. People are always after free things, and if you're going to host a giveaway you can turn it into a competition and make up the rules yourself! Of course it has be legal, so read this on how to achieve a legal and safe giveaway. Giveaways attract attention because people like free things, and if you put on the giveaway that there are certain conditions to enter such as sharing the post on a social media site, you can get free advertising out of it and a little boost to your followers which doesn't hurt - this is a bit of a controversial topic within blogging but I'd say that you should go for it.

By hosting giveaways to potentially attract more readers and by posting interesting and new content on your blog, it will keep your online space unique and current. Of course there is an art to taking photos, especially when it comes to festive ones to fit the season, so read my guide to learn how to do it.

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any blogging or photography tips? What have you learnt from blogging? 

*This is a collaborative post
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19 comments

  1. I think giveaways are a great way to get your blog noticed but also to reward loyal readers. My biggest tip is engagement - comment on blogs - don't just focus on creating content and then wonder why it isn't read or doesn't get many comments - it works both ways! Also, I think it's very important to stay true to yourself - I've unfollowed loads of blogs that just churn out sponsored content that has nothing to do with why I originally followed them! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. Some fab ideas and engagement with other bloggers is a huge must for me x

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  3. I definitely need help with my selfie game, thank you for sharing! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  4. So many great ideas here!! Love it xx

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  5. These are all fab tips! Giveaways are always great and fun to give back.

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  6. So many helpful ideas! Thank you xxx

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  7. Great tips lovely! I need to try and mix things up every now and again!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  8. I personally don't see anything wrong with blog giveaways either as long as they're done fairly and legally.

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  9. Fab tips! I need to blog more, but it's difficult when I have a newborn and two year old. The terrible twos have well and truly look hold of my household aha. I should really upload more photos x

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  10. lovely tips, I love the idea of a giveaway! This is one thing I haven't done on my blog yet! :(


    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  11. I absolutely loved this post! Brilliant!!

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  12. I think giveaways are a great way of reaching new followers x

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  13. Great post I have saved. I am in a bit of a rut at the mo so this has helped lots x

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  14. I love switching up my content. I used to only do Beauty but now I mix in Lifestyle and baking.

    www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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