111 Blogging Tips For Newbie Bloggers

Blogging Tips For Newbies Bloggers

At ShoutMeLoud, we keep learning about latest blogging tips and tricks. Honestly, blogging can never be explained even in a book, as everyday something new comes up. Blogging is not only about writing content, but you have to take care of everything like: Social media marketing, backlink building, Blog maintenance, and many more.

Here is a little effort from my end, where I’m compiling a big list of Blogging tips for existing and newbie bloggers, which will help you to dive into the world of blogging from single post. Some of these mentioned tips doesn’t need any explanation, and for many I’m hyperlinking them with the relevant article from web.

Before, I share my big list of blogging tips, here are few more such big resources article from ShoutMeLoud, which you should not miss:

Long list of Blogging tips:

1. Start blogging from today.

2. Use WordPress or BlogSpot.

3. As a newbie, use blogspot. You can switch to WordPress after your blog expands.

4. Instead of using free domain name (.BlogSpot, .WordPress), get a custom domain name for your blog.

5. If you are serious about blogging, buy a domain name and web hosting package from reputable hosts like Bluehost or Hostgator.

6. Choose a blog name which is easy to remember and spell. Your blog name and domain name should be the same. If possible use keywords in your blog name.

7.  While buying a domain name, always prefer .com domain extension over anyone else.

8. Learn search engine optimization. If you wish to make it big, SEO is one important key for your blogging success.

9.  Meta Keywords are no more a ranking factor, but meta title and description still matters. Pay good attention on your title and meta description, this will help you to get better ranking and more CTR from Google search.

10. Page loading time is an important user experience factor. Make sure your blog loads within 3 seconds. If your blog take ages to load, it’s time to optimize it for speed.

11. If you are using WordPress, make sure you optimize WordPress database after regular interval.

12. Choose the right plugins.

13. Don’t use too many widgets on your blog. Use only essential one: Subscription, recent posts and so on.

14. Using too many plugins and widgets may slow down your blog. So, keep them limited.

15. Keep your visitors engaged by using related post widget below every blog post.

16. Always give option to subscribe to blog on different platform.

17. Add Popular Post and Recent Post widget.

18. Use subscription widget.

19. Use Feed burner or Aweber to create mailing list.

20. Don’t ignore your blog footer. Make sure all links are functional, and useful information is added.

21. Have a business plan for your blog.

22. Don’t display your subscription count [chicklet] at an early stage.

23. Pick your niche carefully and stick to it.

24. Become an expert in your niche.

25. Write what you love to.

26. Be passionate about what you write.

27. Share what you know.

28. Share what worked for you.

29. Share what didn’t worked for you.

30. Write quality content.

31. Write unique and informative article.

32. Avoid duplicate contents.

33. Write for your readers, and also optimize for search engines.

34. Use simple language, so it’s easy for readers to understand.

35. Improve your writing. Read Copyblogger or Problogger.

36. Your blog is your personality. Don’t fake it, keep it real.

37. Give readers what they want.

38. Read other blogs in your niche, and expand your vision.

39. Subscribe to other blogs in your niche.

40. Try to maintain posting frequency.

41. After publishing your blog post, manually share it on your social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Google plus.

42. Break your articles into paragraph. This will make it readable.

43. Use bold heading or large fonts or bullets and numbers wherever required.

44. Be precise.

45. Be patient.

46. SEO might sound like rocket-science, but learn it.

47. Avoid any black hat SEO.

48. Blogging makes money, but it takes time. Don’t fall for get rick quick scheme.

49. Use fonts that are easy to read. Try using Georgia with atleast 13px for your blog post.

50. Use images wherever required. It’s not necessary to use images in every post.

51. If posting large images, compress the with an online tool such as smushit.com or use any offline converter.

52. Try not to use images in templates. This will reduce some load time of the blog.

53. Use target keywords in post.

54. Proofread you article twice. If not satisfied read it thrice.

55. Add Social sharing buttons after blog post. This will help readers to quickly share, and bookmark your article.

56. Use all in one sharing and bookmarking widget by addthis or sharethis.

57.  Take timely backup of your blog.

58. Whenever customizing your blogger template, download the current one as a backup if anything goes wrong.

59. If you are using WordPress, use a premium theme. Go for thesis one.

60. Use tags or labels.

61. Categorize your post for better navigation.

62. Add an “about me” or “about blog” page.

63. Add a “contact” page.

64. Optimize your sidebar.

65. Submit you blog to google, google blog search, bing,  and dmoz.

66. Submit your blog to popular blog directories like blogcatalog.

67. Participate in online forums of your related niche.

68. Use your website link as a signature in dofollow forums.

69. Add an about author widget below every blog post.

70. Ask question to your readers and answer questions of your readers.

71. Do a keyword research on your blog.

72. Inter link post wherever required.

73. Check your web stats regularly.

74. Use analytics for complete blog statistics. Use Google Analytics or Quantcast.

75. Use Google Webmasters Tools.

76. Use sitemeter.

77. If you have a good readership, monetize your blog.

78. Don’t monetize your blog too early.

79. Use Google Adsense, Infolinks or any other CPM advertising on your blog.

80. Monetizing is not going to make you a millionaire overnight.

81. Adsense works best with high traffic blogs such as this one.

82. Don’t ask your readers to click ads. You don’t wanna to kick your own ass.

83. CPC are high on niche blogs.

84. Don’t ever use pop up or pop under ads on your blog if you don’t want to irritate your visitors.

85. Use Intensedebate or Disqus commenting system.

86. Comment on related niche blogs.

87. Always read the full article and give your opinion.

88. Do not spam.

89. Update your profile and get a gravatar.

90. Make your blog a dofollow blog.

91. If it’s getting too spamy make it a nofollow blog.

92. Use Akismet WordPress plugin for moderating comments.

93. Avoid commenting on A-list blog when you are new to blogging.

94. Enable comment luv on your blog.

95. Enable “Subscribe to Comments“.

96. Reply to comments on your post.

97. Visit your commenter’s site.

98. Leave relevant comment. No one cares you unless you are Darren Rowse or John Chow.

99. Write Reviews.

100. Connect with other blogger via networked blogs or Facebook.

101. Optimize your popular articles for search engine traffic.

102. Improve your writing and write guest post on other blogs.

103. Check this list for blogs that accepts guest post.

104. Add a co-blogger.

105. Start guest post on your blog.

106. Stumbleupon is useful

107. Digg is useless.

108. Promote your blog with HubPages, Squidoo, SheToldMe and YouSayToo.

109. Always remember passion is the bridge to success.

110. And generosity is the key to build relationship.

111. And as usual, “Always try to create a 101+ list”.

Do add your point and try to expend this list.

This is a guest post by Sahil who Blogs at iBlogNet. If you would like to write for ShoutMeloud, check our guest posting guidelines.

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COMMENTs ( 34 )

  1. Sahil says

    Thanks for your kind feedback… Wish you luck for your new egyptian website!!!

  2. Maria says

    This steps are very good, you took it from A-Z, actually i just bought a new website called egyseo.com which is going to be one of the first egyptian websites work in this field and you really inspired me with many ideas i could never imagine. Thanks Very Much.

  3. Ravindra Pushkar says

    Thanks sahil… as a novice these tips are going to be handy for me… I hv also read your 101 SEO tips on other blog.. i must say you hv great writing skills!!!

  4. Jasmine says

    Indeed, a great post…. I totally agree with you on point #107.
    Submitting blog RSS feeds is another tip i would like to add!!!

  5. Raj says

    I follow every word of your post. Really nice list I have bookmarked it thanks for share…..

  6. Jeorge Peter says

    For starters, I suggest that you go first with blogger or wordpress. That’s a good training for you on how you should blog effectively.

  7. Sahil says

    Hello Shanker, Thanks for dropping by your comment.

    I agree that traffic from referral sites are less likely, that your ads will get clicked. But its also important that you should have a good amount and also the right kind of traffic so that your ads get clicked.

    If the ad is found relevant to the content and useful to the user it’s more likely that it “will get clicked”. It also important that you have the right keywords in your blog to get direct traffic from search engines and also to display relevant ads related to your keywords.

    As every newbie is not a problogger. I have just added that point (81.) so that a newbie don’t get into monetization section too early. It’s important that you first build a blog on a particular niche with some loyal readers and then go for monetization.

  8. IanWhite says

    as an alternative to Blogger or WordPress try using Publisha (www.publisha.com) and get your own Facebook page automatically

  9. Kartik@DailyTechPost says

    Great listing Sahil, but I don’t agree with #107…one of my fellow blogger is getting huge traffic from Digg…Even an estimate suggests that if your article gets to the front page of Digg, you will get around 40k visitors in a single day…so we should not neglect Digg, no matter how hard it is to get to the front page..one can atleast try…

  10. Jack Harold says

    I will advise anyone to get a real good blog redesign if they require. A good blog design naturally attract visitors and entice them to read everyday!

  11. givejonadollar says

    The only reason I’m not using Commenluv is because I can’t figure out how to add the Twitter option, and I don’t want to lose my old Disqus comments.

    Good tips here. Thanks.

  12. Ishan says

    Good list. Regarding #95, a better option is using Comment Reply Notification plugin which lets commentators to get notification only when their comments get a reply. This is one important thing that can engage them more as no one likes getting inbox filled with notifications!

  13. rahul solanki says

    Slow down your post frequency per day if you have just entered blogging ? why ? and thanks,very very useful tips and i too recommend proofread twice or trice.

    • Sahil says

      Hi Rahul, Thanks for dropping your feedback.

      Posting frequency depends on your blog readership. It will vary form blog to blog and what type of content that you’re producing. A blog with a wide niche with lots of breaking news each day will need a lot more posts.

      As a newbie posting too much can hurt your blog’s growth. A newbie can post 3 articles in the first week, then 5 articles after a week, and then 7 to 8 post articles a month as your blog readership grows.
      The type of reader that you have can also effect your posting frequency.

  14. Wasim Ismail says

    Some nice points here, I guess if you use all of them you can over clutter your blog, best to use the ones that’s suitable for your readers and niche.

  15. vijay | bayofblog says

    Search engines like great lists like this post, I think this will go virally on search engines for a great informative list…

    • Sahil says

      “Always try to create a 101+ list” means write an article which has a list of 101 or more tips on any topic like this one.

  16. Sathish says

    Hi Sahil, This is really a huge list of tips. I will agree with most of your points except the “Digg is useless” statement. I am still using Digg and it is sending me enough visitors to keep one of my site alive. Also if you are blogging in the blogging tips niche, then you can use newbie social bookmarking sites like BizSugar, Blokube, SERPd.

    • Sahil says

      Hello Satish.

      Thanks for dropping your comment. I agree “Digg was not useless” until it’s new version was launched.

      I found the new version of Digg not to be so useful because it’s no longer a site where users come to find new content on the web that is useful for them. Instead it is a now a site that we can compare to a RSS feed reader.

      Anyways, I’m glad that you liked my post and thanks for sharing those bookmarking sites :)

  17. Vivek Parmar says

    nice list. passion+quality content + be honest about your work + never give up is the key to get success in blogging

    • Jack Harold says

      Yep those tips are great but I believe we too have our part to share.. how about contributing some other tips here? I just posted mine below!

    • Harsh says

      Good exhaustive list. And you distributed the points very nicely for reaching the figure of 111. :D