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This post is based onepisode 155 of the ProBlogger podcast.
About five years ago I started using a new piece of software for creating and distributing surveys. As you probably know, I’ve been using surveys for a while to learn more about my readers and their needs.
As part of my testing process, I sent out a survey to a list of 50 full-time bloggers asking one simple question: “What’s the number one tip you’d give a blogger who’s just starting out and wants to become a full-time blogger?”
The software did what I expected it to do, and soon I had replies from nearly everyone on my list. What I didn’t expect was the variety of answers I got back.
Or rather, the lack of variety.
In the end, there was so much overlap and similarity in their responses that I ended up with five tips. And those tips are just as relevant as they were five years ago, so I thought I’d share them with you.
Here they are (in no particular order).
1. Be yourself
“Just be you. Speak in your own voice, and don’t try to be anyone else. Swim in your own lane.”
“Keep it real.”
“Find your authentic voice.”
“My best tip is to write about what you love and have experience in. Honesty comes out in your writing.”
“Only write about what you’re passionate about, your own unique experiences.”
“Don’t copy, find your own voice and use that. Remember, cover bands don’t change the world.”
“If you’re passionate about something, let it shine through in every aspect of your blog. Don’t get so caught up in watching stats and gaining followers that you forget why you started blogging in the first place. Be authentic and make those
By: Darren Rowse
Title: 5 Tips from Full-Time Bloggers
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Published Date: Thu, 13 May 2021 12:00:00 +0000
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