Blogging is one of the hardest small businesses to start up and maintain if you don’t know where to begin. It took me years to learn how to be a somewhat successful blogger because when I started, I did not have anyone to ask for advice. I always regret not having proper guidance in the beginning because I wasted so much time not living up to my blog potential. I have met so many incredible bloggers over the last few years who’ve helped me grow, which is why I want to help bloggers too.
Over the last eight and a half years, I have established a tribe of fellow bloggers whom I consult frequently, but there is still so much to learn. Creating goals for myself, networking, collaborating, and continuous research is how I work to improve my blog on a daily basis.
Whatever I learn, I like to share with my readers and peers, so I’ve made myself transparent, approachable, and the type of person I wish I had access to back in the day.
In the last year or so, I’ve started to correspond with at least one new or future blogger every other week. When I’m not emailing or texting, I’m writing blog posts about blogging.
My list of blogging related topics is always growing. Most recently I posted easy ways to improve your blog, how to earn money blogging with influencer networks, and how to write a successful influencer campaign proposal. The feedback I’ve received from these posts is the reason why I want to continue writing more of what I know and learn. The feedback from readers is also the reason why I have to step back from informally guiding others, as it’s difficult and overwhelming to keep up with inquiries. I probably don’t spend enough time with my daughters as it is, so I want to make sure I can schedule time to help others that doesn’t interfere with girl time.
Last night I had my first one-on-one blogging consultation with an aspiring lifestyle blogger.
We Facetimed for an hour, discussing everything from the proper steps for starting a blog to websites all bloggers should bookmark to the must-haves for a blog post. I sent her a questionnaire before we met so that I knew as much as I could about her goals for our chat. It was so much easier to talk in person than over email and at the end of our conversation, she seemed confident to move forward with her dream of starting a blog. I loved every second of our consult and know I was able to help her so much more in the formal setting than if I were to have answered a few questions over email.
Moving forward, I hope be able to help bloggers on a more personal, more in depth level, than if I were to answer a question here or there over email. If you’re looking for assistance in starting a blog, making goals to grow your blog, or even how to write better blog posts, don’t be afraid to reach out. I want to be able to help other bloggers in any way that I can – suggestions for blog topics are always welcome too!
Have an amazing day!