Not Your Usual Blogging Tips: Things I Learned From 5 Years of Blogging

Just type ‘blogging tips’ on google and you’ll definitely find tons of articles which says almost the same thing. I’m not saying I’m so different but what’s on my list is a little bit personal. Things that I learned from when I started blogging till date.

Read And Write

These two are the basic yet the most important rule in blogging. Β Read and gain more knowledge. Write and further enhance your skills.

Write Something Different From Time To Time

They said, focus on your strengths as a writer. That’s true. But try to write something different once in a while. Write a short story instead of a poem. Write a poem instead of personal essay. Try moving out of your writing-comfort zone. You’ll be surprised at what you could come up with.

Write Something You Would Want To Read

We write to please ourselves, to ease our burdens or to share our experiences. Β As a lot of bloggers and writers said, write for yourself and not for anyone else. However, sometimes we get conscious about what the readers might say about our work. It’s normal. Sometimes we ask ourselves, ‘would people read this post?’Or we might say, ‘this post is rubbish,’ and off it goes to the recycle bin. Sometimes we (or most probably I) write nonsensical things, or we write something good but we are not quite sure if it is good enough. If you are unsure, here’s what you need to do:

Read your draft. Then ask yourself, ‘is this something I would read?’ If the answer is yes, then hit the publish button.

Learn How To Socialize But At The Same Time Be Sincere

There’s nothing wrong in hitting the like button or leaving a comment on someone else’s post. By doing this, you (a) make another blogger’s day and (b) you can start an e-conversation with another blogger. Just don’t be the annoying-spam-type-likers-and-commenters. These are the bloggers who will follow you so you would follow them back and then flood-like your posts even without reading them just to get your attention.

Read posts and hit the like button if you really like them,not just for the sake of liking it. Leave a sincere comment, not a spam.

Collaborate

Socialize, find new blogger friends and maintain good relationship with them. Ask if they would be interested in a collaboration. It is a good exercise.

Be Authentic

Every other blogger have reviewed so and so product. Every other blogger have visited so and so place. Every other blogger have given opinions on this issue or that. So what’s new with what you will write?

You might write about a product, a place or an issue that other bloggers have written about, but what sets you apart is your story.

Share your story and make the blog post or article really yours.

Find An Inspiration

We all look up to one or two (or more) amazing bloggers. Read their posts and check out how they run their blog. Don’t imitate. Never copy. Just learn from them.

Never Forget The 10,000 Hour Rule
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I’ve learned all of these from my own experiences but these may not be applicable to all. I’m still not that pro in blogging and I’m still learning a lot. I’d love to learn with you all.

Author: aysabaw

Aysa is a self-proclaimed hotelier without any culinary talent. She used to fly around Dubai for ten years via her magic carpet but destiny led her to a new path. She is now a little mermaid swimming in and around the Maldivian waters. If she is not reading her books, writing something comical, leaving rubbish comments on your posts or strumming her guitar, then she's up to some mischief.

59 thoughts on “Not Your Usual Blogging Tips: Things I Learned From 5 Years of Blogging”

  1. Nice! Pinaka-true ‘yung “Write Something You Would Want to Read” lalo na para sa mga tulad kong wala namang niche. Mahalagang bagay talaga ‘yung self-assessment patungkol sa sarili kong taste bilang reader hehe.

    At alam mo, dati medyo picky ako sa mga nila-like at fina-follow ko. Tapos baks may nabasa akong post tungkol sa hindi ko pag-follow back — hindi naman siya galit, stating a fact lang — tapos na-guilty ako huhu. Simula ngayon automatic na ang pag-follow back ko (unless hindi linked ‘yung blog nila d’un sa notifs haha). Na-realize ko na wala namang mawawala; mas masaya rin kasi mas marami akong babasahin hehe.

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    1. Hahahaha parehas tayong walang niche.

      At ako din nagfofollow back kahit alam kong spammer lang haha…pero di ko naman binabasa mga posta nila haha… wala akong pinipili sa mga finafollow pero pag Pinoy or yung mga hindi mukhang spammer, yun sinisilip ko yung blog….at yun yung mga binabasa ko πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      1. Ang hindi ko talaga sinisilip ay ‘yung mga blogs na hindi FIlipino o English ang language. Ano pang point, hahaha.

        Btw, Aysa, miss ko na ‘yung song covers mo! Tumutugtog ka pa ba? I always read about your being a hotelier and a blogger, nami-miss ko na ‘yung “rockstar in between”! πŸ˜€

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        1. Ha ha ha yung totoo antagal ko na hindi humawak ng gitara…well tumugtog ako last week dahil baka magtampo na gitara ko…sobrang nakukulangan ako sa 24 hours a day, paglabas ko ng office ng 6pm lalangoy ako, magpapalit at magdidinner hanggang 8pm, magsusulat from 8pm to 9pm or 10pm, tpos magbabasa pa ako ng 1 hour or two….yan kapag hindi ko kelangan mag OT….isa pa parang nahihiya na akong kumanta LOL

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  2. salamat sa tips brad, tingin ko kalahati ng mga nilagay mo nagawa ko na, yung kalahati sabihin na natin na di full blast…

    pero walang nangyari or siguro short doon sa expectations ko kaya eto shut up muna at nangungulit nalang sa mga blogs na namimiss kong nababasa at nagi-iwan ng spam pero sincere comments (kung meron man noon)…

    brad tuyo na yung kape tapos naging lupa na yung cheeseless pizza mo na utang ko ;-P

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    1. Hahahaha brad… ibang klase kaso mo…dapat sayo dinadala na sa supreme court eh haha…

      Baka naman sinukuan mo agad (trying hard hugot)… subukan mo ulit hahaha…naisip ko sa’yo yung paglangoy ko…since January lumalangoy nako pero hanggang ngayon ako pa rin pinakamabagal lumangoy…di ko alam kung anong mali ko pero dahil gusto ko lang lumangoy…lumalangoy pa din ako kahit naiiwan ako sa arangkadahan at minsan pinagtatawanan hahaha…

      But as I have always said…just keep writing kahit para lang sa sarili mo πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

      Anyway…anu ba yan kelan ba yang kape na yan πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  3. I’m not familiar with the 10,000 hour rule. So I googled it. Now I learned something new. Though there are some authors/experts (after reading about this) that refute Gladwell’s 10,000 hour theory. Whether it is the exact number of hours or not, I think to be good at one endeavor takes time and practice. Thanks again.

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  4. ‘Wag mo ko ijudge huhu pero ano yung 10,000 hour rule 😦 bat ang tanga ko? huhu thanks sa tips Aysa!! ❀
    Wala din akong Niche eh. Tinatry ko pero wala talaga kaya natuwa naman ako sa write something different from time to time. At least may makakagets ng pagka-random ko hahaha

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    1. Yung 10,000 hour rule ay nasa book ni Malcom Gladwell, sabi niya para daw maging mahusay ka sa isang larangan, dapat mabuno mo ang 10,000 hours na practice he he

      Ako din wala namang niche…ok lang yan..basta sulat ka lang ng sulat

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  5. Tumitips na siya ngayon! Ibang level na! πŸ™‚ Guilty ako sa “Write something you want to read.” Napaisip tuloy ako kung yung mga sinusulat ko ba e kabasa-basa ba. hahaha! I think this post is challenging also in a way. πŸ™‚

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  6. Nasan na yung comment ko hindi ko ata nahit ang enter haha! Anyway, ang tagal ko na di gumagawa ng tula. Yung stories ko nung college mahaba kaya kailangan series ng blog post . Haha. Salamat sa mga tip at syempre salamat dahil ikaw ang unang pumansin sa site ko noon..O tama na baka maiyak ka pa :p

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  7. Hi there! I didn’t know that you’ve been blogging for 5 years! I feel like I am behind in the game haha! Great blogging tips. I love these posts. I’m always learning something new. The blogging community has definitely done wonders. It let’s me unleash my emotions but at the same time I meet incredible people 😊

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    1. He he thanks a lot for taking time to read and comment πŸ™‚ yes it’s been five years (already???) Time flies. The next thing you’ll know, it is you who will be celebrating your 5th anniversary already πŸ˜…

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  8. Wow congrats on five years of blogging! I am reaching my one year blogging anniversary soon and have found it to be a lot of work! The key thing I’ve learned both through blogging and even in my marketing classes is to be authentic and show your passions! No need to be someone you’re not in the blogging world πŸ™‚

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