It’s blogging award season. The nominations are in, the top bloggers have been shortlisted and guess what!!! Nope… you are nowhere to be seen.
Perhaps a bit of them all?
It can feel a bit disappointing not making the ultimate list, but you know what… you don’t need an award to be a Superblogger. Heck, you don’t even need a nomination either.
Here are 5 top tips that will have you wearing your pants on the outside of your trousers in no time at all.
Sounds simple, but it’s harder than you think. Blogging from the heart takes some consideration. It means digging deep and putting yourself into what you are writing. Giving your readers a good flash of who you are will help them to connect to what you are saying and let them not just ‘read’ but feel a post. Ever skim-read something for the sake of it? Yep? Well, you don’t want that post to be yours do you. So take your time and give it some proper welly.
Oh bum… you think. You have been busy all week and have yet to write anything for *Monday *the next linky *double bum… your OWN linky! Cue a few paragraphs on nothing particular and a sprinkle of photos for good measure. Phew… at least you have something to post right? Wrong. No one wants to reads scraps when they can have the full roast with all the trimmings elsewhere. If you find that you are struggling with what to write when it comes down to the crunch, try carrying a small notebook around with you. It can really help to jot down ideas as and when they pop into your head, that way, you should always have a few juicy lines or two to hand when you need them the most.
Think about your absolute favourite bloggers. Would you recognise their posts if they were jumbled up amongst other bloggers posts? My guess is that you would. Why? Because they have a distinctive writing voice or style that is so ‘them’. The good news is that all you need to do is be yourself for the magic to happen. If you stick to being you, then you will hopefully fall into a natural rhythm with your posts, and before you know it, you will have found your writing voice.
A great example of a blogger with a strong voice is Dawn from Rhyming with Wine. No matter whether I am sobbing tears or shrieking with laughter through her posts, I would recognise her writing anywhere.
Whether you are a complete newbie or seasoned blogger, there will be times when you may need to ask for a bit of help or advice. Who better to ask than another blogger who has been there, done that and got the picture to boot. Superbloggers are somewhat social media and linky butterflies, you will often find them in the conversation or getting it started. Give it a go and widen your blogger pal circle by getting involved. Ask questions and in return, if you know the answer, give it freely.
One of my favourite bloggers for blogging tips is Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, she runs a very popular blog club that you won’t want to miss.