I’ve been blogging constantly and without significant break for ten years and a few months. That is a long time. I’ve won two Best Arts & Crafts Blog in Ireland awards for EvinOK.com (2014 and 2017) and was led the content team at my former employer to a win in the Best Corporate Marketing Blog category (2016, you can read some of my posts for that blog here). I’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t.
My Essential & Brief Blogging Tips
- Persistence and patience.
- Know your goals.
- Be flexible/adaptable.
- Plan your content.
- Share your content again and again, at carefully planned intervals.
- Build a community.
- Be gracious and acknowledge others.
Articles on Successful Blogging
But what brings my posts together may not be what you find as a successful approach, so I’ve curated a list of useful blogging resources.
The Importance of Superior Writing Skills
And here are other articles on the importance of writing skills. Keep in mind, blogging is content marketing in a fun-loving package. This is a useful skill for businesses.
Now, if you’re a regular reader, you know I do not monetise my blog. I just haven’t focused on it, but I share my crafting and baking expertise and enthusiasm because it is who I am and maybe if you like my blog you’ll check out my books or knitting designs.
Monetizing Your Blog
Occasionally, I reply directly to a blog visitor asking if they were to start and spend a few hours a week on a side blog, to earn €800+/month on the side, what topic is best. I’ll admit, I don’t have any advice for this. It takes a lot of work to make money from a blog. It is necessary to establish yourself as a source of expertise in order to get visitors and loyalty, then you can start making the big money. There are exceptions and I applaud their success, but I feel realistic goals and expectations are essential here. But if that is your goal in reading this post, here are some articles:
I hope these links have helped. I don’t know everything and never will think I do because things change, SEO rules change, what people want to read changes, and I change. Isn’t that what makes it so fun?