How to Be a Better Blogger // 1

How to Be a Better Blogger |

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:

On Vulnerability |

From Brené Brown’s TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability.

A resource:

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 tip:

Blogging tip - Write content that YOU would want to read |

Write content that YOU would want to read.

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:

The New Rules of Social-Media Etiquette (and How to Passive-Aggressively Break Them).


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.

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  • Reply Cherry March 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    suddenly, i want to blog.

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      You should give it a try! Thanks for reading, Cherry. :)

  • Reply Beauty By Tellie March 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Not to be bitter, but being single also helps! Career muna bago landi, charot.

    But seriously. Dami kong time magblog when I stopped dating :))

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Oh noooooo :(

      Buti na lang Joey also has to write content all the time so ~gets~ nya haha.

  • Reply Mikli March 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I ended up resurfacing my old high school blogs because of the suggestion and NOOO KADIREEE omg :(

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm


  • Reply Corinth March 19, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Weee. I love this! Keep these coming Helga! <3

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks, Corinth!

  • Reply Yza Marzan March 19, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    keep them posts coming! <3 So happy you have been motivated lately :)

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:27 pm

      Thank you for reading!!! I thought about writing some drafts today because it’s a rare Saturday where I have time but I’d rather watch my shows lol.

  • Reply Myrtle March 19, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Funny because I’m also thinking for a hashtag for myself! And another for me and my boyfriend! haha. Boyfriend wants our names combined for our hashtag, he came up with JoTle (from Jovic-Myrtle, which sounds very funny and mabaho). Do you and Joey have a hashtag? :)

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Hahahaha ours is #JoGa :)))))

  • Reply Nickle Love March 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Good stuff, as usual. This is helpful imo, as I plan to start blogging again so yay for trying to be better bloggers.

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Thanks, Nickle! :)

  • Reply M March 19, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Going through some of my blog posts at 19 and it’s like how can a guy this young be this pretentious?

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Hahahaha, I KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE!

  • Reply Sherica March 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I love how you’ve been so active with blogging nowadays!!!!

    I’d say writing a content you would want to read is something we always have to remember, for sure :”> I can’t write for a living so I don’t know, I’d usually just post random stuff without thinking too much about it anymore :( I need to write better </3

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      I actually like your blog because KETO AND FOOD!!! Very helpful.

  • Reply Elle Strange March 19, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Connecting to the readers of your blog is also one thing. It’s like what you do in your every blog post. In every post, make them feel like you’re talking to them and you’re interested in what they would want to say after reading the post, or what they think. :)

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks for the tip! :)

  • Reply Alissa March 19, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I never knew that tagging photos helps! Thanks Helga! btw, is there any way I can follow your blog on Bloglovin? I don’t want to miss your posts.

  • Reply kumiko mae March 20, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Super lame ko rin pagdating sa tech stuff behind content like title ganyan. Actually all tech related anything behind a blog i sometimes get lazy to do haha pero totoo kasama un sa good tips for better blogging.

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Hahaha, matrabaho talaga kasi! Pero I guess sanayan lang.

  • Reply Redg March 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Your recommendations for free stock photos are great!!! Will be using these for my future posts! Do you often use stock photos on your posts or did you take them yourself? They look really pretty -(??? ?#)-

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      I mostly use my own images! I get free stock photos when I’m too lazy to snap a new photo haha. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Steff March 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I don’t think “Not putting titles in images” is a bad blogging habit, in fact I thing it’s optional.

    I feel like that thing is just a trend, only blogs who share tips&tricks mostly do it. Quite frankly, i feel like all the other blogs look all the same because of this trend. There is nothing to separate them from other blogs out there. I find it quite boring and repetitive.

    I do agree however on writing about relatable content like experiences on your HS days.

    • Reply Helga March 21, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Ooh, which trend were you referring to? I think Pinterest (tho it isn’t big yet in the Philippines) is helpful when it comes to growing your blog and that’s where titling your images become important. I tend to leave the description box as is when pinning images since I’m too lazy to re-write them! Filling out the image tags makes the description ~friendly~ and you can even put URLs in there. It especially works great for recipes and craft projects. :)

      • Reply Steff March 22, 2015 at 12:09 am

        @Helga, Yes! Pinterest. I guess those things comes in handy. It’s very inviting too look at tho.

  • Reply Saskia March 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Great tips! Especially the free stock photos – I really struggle to find websites like that!

    Saskia /

  • Reply Lovely March 25, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I love your website, Helga! It’s so neat and pro.
    Yeah! “Write Content that you would want to read”… I agree with that.
    I want to be a better blogger too. ^^

    • Reply Helga May 26, 2015 at 10:46 am

      Thanks, Lovely! :)

  • Reply Yshy March 27, 2015 at 12:31 am

    Aw yes, posting 2-3x a week! It’s still really hard to achieve, but being able to post at least once a week is a start! Haha, love your blog, Helga! I’ve been going back since the first time I discovered this but I don’t really leave comments but but but, now I’m trying to build it as a habit! Will be back here more often! :)

  • Reply Kai May 19, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Sadly, I have a bad blogger habits and I want to improve it, especially my grammar! :(

    • Reply Helga May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

      You can do it! :) Just read a lot.

  • Reply Sabina May 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve been trying to build my blog and these a great tips!! I have one question, what brushes/font do you use when you draw/type over your images? =)

    • Reply Helga May 26, 2015 at 10:45 am

      Hi Sabina! I mostly use Heartwell, Manhattan Darling, and Away. :)

  • Reply Justine Recio February 18, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    My blog is under heavy reconstruction! Been reading most of your blog-related posts for inspiration and confidence. Thanks! <3

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