New Blog Tips: What I learned during my 3 months of blogging

New Blogging Tips

You guys, I cannot believe that I’ve been working on Blissfully woke for three months already! My very first blog post was The Top 5 Lipstick Shades for Chocolate Skin and since then I’ve found my voice and started to focus on the Girl Power side of things. It has been really fun and filled with interesting lessons along the way. Starting a blog was definitely much harder than I thought, the amount of work and dedication is off the charts, but I love it nonetheless!

In three months, I’ve learned so much about running a blog and have a few hidden gems in store for Blissfully Woke!  If you’re thinking about starting a blog or just recently started a blog continue reading for some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my three months of blogging.


#1: You’ll learn your voice along the way 

Before I started blogging I read about this from other bloggers who have shared their journey, but I didn’t realize how true it was until I experienced it for myself. I absolutely love writing, I always have so I didn’t think that I would struggle as much as I did to find my voice. It’s super easy to state that you’re starting a blog, but when you excitedly sit in front of your laptop ready to start your first post you might find yourself at a loss for words. What am I supposed to talk about, who is supposed to read this? Who is my audience…can I actually do this? It took me a little time but I’m figuring out what I want my voice to be, and I’m still learning.

#2: Patience is key

This is definitely one of my biggest struggles – girl, I have no patience. I’m still working on that! Now that I’m a blogger, I’ve learned that patience is a virtue and I need to WOOSAH 85% of the time. Obviously, you don’t become an instant success overnight, building an audience takes time. If you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll definitely reap the benefits!

Honestly, I feel like my audience is growing day by day which is awesome sauce! Reading new comments and watching my subscription/email list grow is amazing. So, for that, I thank you, guys! Please keep sharing, commenting and liking my posts! Y’all are the real MVPs!

# 3 Reach out to other bloggers in your niche 

Within the first couple of weeks of creating my blog and reading a million and one posts from other bloggers about starting a blog, I learned that networking is key. I found amazing Facebook groups to join to meet and interact with new bloggers.

My biggest piece of advice to you is to join Facebook groups that are specifically for new and experienced bloggers to promote yourself and meet new people. Plus, you just might end up making new friends along the way.

Here are some of my favorite Facebook Groups for bloggers:

#4 Time Management is the move 

Remember, being a blogger is so much more than just publishing posts. You literally have to juggle a variety of roles. You’re your own designer, manager, developer, social media manager and so much more. Girl, you’ve got to hustle like you’ve never hustled before to get to where you want to be.

Planning everything ahead of time is crucial. Working a full-time job and managing a blog is a lot to deal with, but it’s possible – you just have to find what works best for you. I realized that maintaining a calendar with what posts I’ll share throughout the month, along with tasks for the week helps to keep me focused and hold myself accountable.

Content Calendars are BOMB, go get one.

#5 Just have fun and go for it! 

If you’re really about this blogging life, then just do it! It won’t be easy but don’t let that intimidate you! Be passionate, be bold, wake up every morning and do your best. Building a brand is hella exciting! Just do you boo!

Over and Out!

Xoxo,

Daé Daé

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32 Comments

  1. November 4, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Agreed! This is exactly right. I’ve been blogging a year, about six months consistently. I totally agree.

    • November 5, 2017 / 1:33 am

      Hey Latoyia, glad to see I’m not in this alone. The Blogger Groups are a lifesaver! The people are super friendly and give great advice as well. Have you had a similar experience with the groups?

  2. November 5, 2017 / 2:59 am

    You’re on the right track! Even though you’re relatively new in this blogging scene, you have the right mindset on this!

    • November 5, 2017 / 3:17 am

      I appreciate that, thank you! Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. November 5, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    You are right, time management is key. Once you realise how much work it can be it can be overpowering but you just have to break it down and keep going !

    • November 5, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      My sentiments exactly lol. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

  4. Jessica m
    November 5, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I’ve been blogging for a few months as well and yes i agree on all your tips! This is great info for newbies.

    • November 5, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Yess! I’m glad you agree, I’ll be sure to check out your blog click around. Good luck with everything and keep striving to be great! You can do it, girl 😉

  5. November 5, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Aww this post removes all the frustrations Im having when it comes to my blog. Thank you!!

    • November 7, 2017 / 1:42 am

      Awww, that makes me super happy! Continue to push through the frustrations and be great. Remember to WOOSAH lol you can do it!

  6. Mary
    November 5, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    I started blogging about one month ago. Thank you for the great advice! Time management has been my biggest struggle. I’ve improved, but am still working to find the best habits. 🙂

    • November 7, 2017 / 1:45 am

      You’re very welcome! I would suggest using content calendars and having a planner specifically for your blog. It should include your post schedule and as well as what the post will be about for that day. In this notes section, I usually list what I’ve spoken about as well as possible post ideas. This helps me keep everything organized and in one place, you should deff try this! Let me know if it works for you. 🙂

  7. Living Naturally News
    November 5, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Blogging can be lonely. Groups are definitely a great way to add a little more collaboration to the process. Cynthia Bowman

    • November 7, 2017 / 1:46 am

      Totally agree. Collaborations are great as well!

  8. November 5, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    This is great, you seem really well organized! At the beginning blogging is not so easy, I started my blog from 7 months now, and I always have something new to learn!

    • November 7, 2017 / 1:52 am

      Thanks 🙂 & yes I continue to pick up new things along the way which is great. How are you liking your blogging experience thus far?

  9. thetennisfoodie
    November 5, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    Bloggers groups are really helpful! You really just can’t rely on family and friends alone. Keep it up!

    • November 7, 2017 / 1:53 am

      Yes! Family and friends are great, but sometimes they just don’t get it. I love the blogging groups because people are super open to new experiences and are really helpful and supportive. What more could a girl ask for? lol

  10. November 5, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    I agree to all of this, and people should really take note on the patience part, not everything can happen overnight but all in due time.

    • November 7, 2017 / 1:53 am

      Indeed. The patience part is still a struggle but it’s important lol

  11. November 6, 2017 / 1:14 am

    how true! im also new to blogging and having patience is a must, though a lil difficult with social media as everything is fast! and yes, last tip is also the most important! thanks for this very good to know that im not alone with this feeling 🙂

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:01 am

      Hey Patricia 🙂 You’re not alone girl, don’t stress. That patience thing is still a struggle but it’s getting better. The social media thing is annoying! My main issue is Instagram, I gain followers but constantly lose followers which is aggravating. *sigh* What is the name of your blog and what is it about?

  12. November 6, 2017 / 5:38 am

    All very true, especially finding your voice. The temptation is to try to model yourself off a popular niche blogger, but that is the wrong answer. You’ll be much more successful finding your own voice.

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:03 am

      Right! The reality is there are a million and one people in your niche. Figuring out what makes you different can be hard but once you tackle that obstacle it get’s a little easier. Trying to be like someone else only dims your shine – being yourself should always be the move!

  13. November 6, 2017 / 8:17 am

    5 years in and I am still trying to time manage. Congrats on 3 months keep being consistent!

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:04 am

      5 years! Wow, that’s amazing – Congrats to you for keeping up with it for so long. Can I be like you when I grow up? lol Thanks, girl, I’m trying or whateva 🙂

  14. November 6, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    The hardest part for me is definitely patience! It is so hard waiting for things to get around and folks to find you. Keep up the good work!

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:06 am

      Samantha girl… I know! When I started my first blog years ago I swore it was going to take off and I would be super poppin in like one week. Obviously, that didn’t happen lol. I did a lot of research this time around and started networking.. and so far so good! Thanks for the positive vibes love.

  15. Ruth I.
    November 6, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I am still thinking about starting a blog, I am a little scared to try. Thank you for these helpful tips!

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:07 am

      Girl go for it! Don’t allow your fears to stifle your growth. Allow yourself to be great, you can totally do it! Please let me know when you go live lol I’ll be there ready to read everything!

  16. November 6, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    I’m a new to blogging and understand where you are coming. I love it so so much!!!

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:08 am

      Yasss! It’s a lot of work but it’s super fun. I love responding to comments and hearing about how people feel about my posts 🙂 Keep up the good work love! I’ll check your blog out as well.

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