I’m on a quest to be a better blogger because lately, it’s been making me happy. It’s a different kind of creativity from my job (though both are heavy on writing, ideation, and having an eye for pretty), one that gets my heart humming.
And just like any other job— not saying blogging is my job, I’m just treating it in a similar fashion— I have some KPIs. For now, I’m keeping them to myself.
(I’M KIDDING I’M KIDDING, I HAVE YET TO SET MY KPIs. Well, I have one: to post content 2-3x a week.)
I’m on a quest to be a better blogger and I’d like to share these with everyone out there who are on the same, uh, journey. This is not a how-to for you because lord knows I’m in no position to preach as if my “teachings” are the gospel truth. Instead, it’s a how-to for us!
A quote to inspire:
From Brené Brown’s TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability.
I’ve mentioned Unsplash and Pixabay as a place for free stock photos. Little Visuals is/was another favorite but sadly, the site’s owner passed away in 2013 from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Death to the Stock Photo is another free stock photo site where they email you a pack every first of the month. People who like surprises will love this.
A blog post idea:
The 3 dumbest things you did in high school.
Everyone loves to recall the days of their youth. It makes great blogging fodder, especially if you have some insights to share and inspire. The internet is a sucker for those things!
A good read:
Current status: THINKING OF A BOMB ASS HASHTAG FOR MYSELF.
A “blogging bad habit” to break:
Not putting titles in images.
I almost never ever do this because lazy, but I really should make it a habit. When someone pins your image to Pinterest, whatever you put in the title or alt tags will show up as the description. I’m guilty of leaving both tags blank and in their absence, it’ll just show the image’s file name (and I’m also super bad at naming my files).
Basically, put titles and alt text on images for SEO and Pinterest optimization!
That’s it for How to Be a Better Blogger Volume #1! Do you have things you’d like to share or to add to volume 2?
Even better— make your own list of tips, tricks, recommendations, and things that inspire you! I would love to check it out.