Blogging with Confidence

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So I thought I would talk a little about this subject for all the first time bloggers or the bloggers that are just starting. 

I follow a lot of social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and I have come across the same questions, How can get more traffic? How can I keep people for unfollowing me?

Well I’m here to tell you, don’t worry about those things. 

Yes, you read that right, my first advice is to find what your niche is. Finding a passion for what you like to do and putting those ideas on paper really makes blogging a lot more fun and it doesn’t feel like you’re having to force anything. Writing about what you enjoy makes this extremely easy. You will catch the attention from a good size audience if you’re genuine about your posts.

Secondly, read other blogs. Comment on their articles, and share your opinion. I love nothing more than others reading and giving me their feedback on my blog. Feedback helps you interact and it also helps you learn from others. Remember, never stop learning.

Third, find social media outlets to help you grow. Follow Facebook pages with similar interests as you. I follow about 3 or 4 pages on Facebook, and I get a lot of traffic from those pages. These pages have a large number of followers and they also give you leads to others. The pages have helped me to help others as well. There is a very large blogging virtual community, with a lot of positivity; they have great advice and can help you reach others too.

Fourth, try not to focus on who is doing what. You have a particular style that is not like anyone else. You have a gift of your own, don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Don’t look at others with envy, look at yourself with accomplishment of how far you have come and how far you will go.

Fifth, stick with it. Try not to get discouraged when the followings aren’t what you like them to be. Give it time, time will pass and it will grow. I first started out reading pins on Pinterest, seeing how others got started and what they did to achieve their accomplishments. I think I questioned myself several times on whether I should or should not start a blog. The articles are great reads, plus they will help you as well with gaining the followers, attracting traffic to your blog etc.

Remember everyone started at the same place you did, THE BEGINNING. Don’t get discouraged with your progress, be excited about what is to come. With hard work, and dedication to your blog, the followers will come.

You can do this, keep going friend! 

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God Bless!

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  1. myordinarybliss

    Thanks for the words of motivation! I am recently struggling with everything and sometimes miss my focus which is my blog, my passion and my content. These are great tips and definitely made me feel better on a day like today!

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  2. Kya

    I appreciate these words. I’ve only been blogging for two months, and I am making progress but it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the advice out there about what you need to do to grow your audience, how many times to interact per day on social media, how you need to monetize from day one, etc. I am excited still, but it has totally taken some of the fun out it.

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    • Crystal Shea

      Try to focus on why you started and what you wanted to accomplish in the process. Do what’s comfortable to you and keep going from there. It can be a bit intimidating however remember it’s yours. Own it and grow. You got this!

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    • Crystal Shea

      I have to admit I first I did too. Looking at how many likes someone’s post got or how many followers. Then I had to step back and realize that I’m. To them, I’m me and this is who God wants me to be. So I kept that at the front of my thoughts. Than, you for taking the time to read my blog. Blessings to you..

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  3. dianalawz

    Thank you the tips. I’m a new blogger and have been driving myself crazy with the inner dialogue of how to get more traffic so I appreciate your insight. 🙂

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  4. melanation00

    This is a very encouraging post. Sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated with your blog when the traffic isn’t there. Esp when friends can’t support you as much as you would like. Thank you for this.

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    • Crystal Shea

      Completely understand that. I just try to remember why I started in the first place. I think we tend to lose focus because we get distracted or discouraged. You can do it. Blessings to you.

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  5. Abbey

    These are great tips for beginners! I’m an established blogger, but I know that if I was starting out these would be some of the best tips around. Finding your niche is so important, as well as being confident in yourself and your style!

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    • Crystal Shea

      Thank you for your input. I’m just trying to help other stay with even though the following isn’t quite there yet. It’s really easy to get side tracked or stop all together. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. And if you any advice for me, being the one with experience please feel free to share. Blessings to you. 😀

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  6. Channon Cascio

    I love this post. I have just started blogging and I feel like it is all in a foreign language! I am trying to get my blog up to par! any suggestions would be appreciated!

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    • Crystal Shea

      You’ll get there. What I’ve done is really research with Pinterest and I’m in a couple Facebook groups. Also there is a book on my site called making money blogging. Click on it, it’s like 5 or 6 dollars and it has great tips on how to start the terminology and how to make money as well. Just don’t give up. Someone needs to read your blog!

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  7. ladylance

    Hello, Crystal, I just saw your blog mentioned on an FB group and am really enjoying your posts. I blog about God’s Grace, and it’s so refreshing seeing others write about our Lord. You offer great words of inspiration, thank you.

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