Top 5 Tips from a Newbie Blogger

5 Top Tips from a Newbie Blogger

So I have been blogging away now for a few months and love it. It has its challenging moments though and I have come across some terms that have baffled me! Anyway, here are my 5 top tips that I have learnt since entering the blogging world.

Don’t be shy – There is an online parenting blogging community out there with their arms open wide. In person, I am quite shy and found that transferred into talking to people on Twitter and forums but when I went for it it really paid off. There are some great Mummy & Daddy bloggers out there who are more than happy to help you or just have a chat with you about your rubbish nights sleep with your toddler. Chat, ask for advice, read their blogs and comment too. This post would be as long as my arm if I tried to list all of my favourite bloggers but if you head over to my Twitter and check out who I am following that should give you an idea.

Schedule – I work part time and the rest of the time I am with Little Man so I don’t have a lot of free time. I have chosen Sunday afternoons as my main blogging time. I aim to publish at least 3 new posts a week which I write at this time. Any other posts that randomly come to me, I do when and if I can throughout the week. Scheduling is your best friend because you can stack up your posts and then set them to be published through the week. You can also do this with Twitter,Β I use Twuffer for this.

Make Notes – If a blog idea comes to you when you’re sat on the train or when your giving your little one a bath, write it down quick! The amount of times at the beginning I had thought of a great post and then later on remembered that I thought about it but couldn’t remember what it actually was was getting annoying. Now I have a notes page set up on my phone, on my laptop and an actual notebook at home and in my handbag!

Linkys – A month or so ago I had no idea what a Linky was, I didn’t even know it was a word! If you don’t know what a Linky is visit the Tots100 guide to them here. All I can say is take part in as many as possible because it really pays off and you find some great blogs to read too. Win win.

Take good photos – I have to admit I am still getting to grips with this. I don’t take the best of photos but I am slowly learning about using the correct lighting and backgrounds. I think good photos really can improve the overall look of a blog so this is something that I will be spending a bit of time on over the next few weeks.

A lot of established bloggers have written great posts with tips and tricks but two I have found particularly useful are by youbabymemummy and mummyofboygirltwins, click on their names to see what I mean.

So there we go, from one newbie blogger to another I hope you find these useful. If anyone has any tips for me, I would greatly appreciate them!


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  • You Baby Me Mummy
    18/03/2015 at 14:16

    Thanks for mentioning my posts, glad they help x
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    • Mummy in Training
      18/03/2015 at 15:37

      They really do, I have them all pinned hehe x

  • Lianne
    18/03/2015 at 21:11

    Great post and good tips for newbie bloggers such as myself x
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    • Mummy in Training
      19/03/2015 at 09:08

      Thank you, glad you liked it xx

  • Multicultural Motherhood
    18/03/2015 at 23:58

    Some great tips here. I am also a relatively new blogger. Although I started my blog over a year ago I had a break and only started to take it seriously a few months ago. I have found it quite time consuming so perhaps I need to plan better. I like your idea of writing your posts on a Sunday but publishing them throughout the week.
    Multicultural Motherhood recently posted…Learning about the solar eclipseMy Profile

    • Mummy in Training
      19/03/2015 at 09:09

      Scheduling works wonders for me especially for when I’m at work. Thanks for commenting.

  • Mim
    19/03/2015 at 14:25

    Some brilliant tips here – I agree with them all and thank you for sharing them! Mim @ #twinklytuesday
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    • Mummy in Training
      19/03/2015 at 17:30

      Thank you, glad you liked them.

  • Amanda
    22/03/2015 at 13:04

    Hi, I found your blog from #SundayStars. I’m more of a book / baking / lifestyle blogger. I don’t have kids yet. But I found your list helpful, I haven’t heard of Twuffer, so I will go look at that now. Also your list of linkys will be helpful. So big thanks, and happy blogging.
    Amanda recently posted…Book Review: The Divorced Not Dead Workshop, by CeCe Osgood.My Profile

    • Mummy in Training
      22/03/2015 at 17:45

      Thank you, glad you found it useful πŸ™‚

  • everything mummy
    22/03/2015 at 23:04

    great tips hun I’ve been writing mine now for 9 months feels like forever though! but I’m still learning new things almost daily! x
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    • Mummy in Training
      23/03/2015 at 08:49

      Thank you. There is so much to learn isn’t there?!

  • Lisa (mummascribbles)
    23/03/2015 at 09:03

    This is great advice for any newbie, I completely agree with it all. I still need to work on my photos but I mainly use my iphone as that’s the thing I have on me all the time! My actuall camera is way older and we can’t afford a new one lol! Thanks for linking up with #twinklytuesday

    • Mummy in Training
      23/03/2015 at 09:05

      Me too, I have an older camera so use my phone a lot. Glad you liked the post.

  • Lukeosaurus And Me
    23/03/2015 at 16:54

    Great tips! I like the mention of Twuffer! Great advice for newbie bloggers and I totally agree with all of it.
    I wrote a smililar post over on my blog, if you wouldn’t mind giving it a little read? (shameless plug!)

    Ray xx #MummyMonday

    • Mummy in Training
      23/03/2015 at 20:04

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I’ll pop over and have a look now x

  • Mini Travellers
    24/03/2015 at 22:18

    I agree with visiting Jess and Abys blogs too! Some great tips on there. I am always writing notes on my phone to save forgetting that parargraph you’ve just thought of! #sundaystars
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    • Mummy in Training
      25/03/2015 at 18:59

      Glad you agree! Yes! You worry if you don’t right it down you will forget or won’t be able to put it that way again!

  • Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
    25/04/2015 at 09:18

    This is a great post. I started blogging at the beginning of Feb but only came across linkys and the blogging community after I joined twitter very recently. I totally get what you mean about making notes. I usually get a blog post idea in my head about 3am after yet another sleepless night but even at that time, I make sure to make notes so I don’t forget. Thanks for this post!

    • Mummy in Training
      25/04/2015 at 13:00

      Thank you. Glad you liked it, I will head over to have a look at your blog now πŸ™‚ xx

  • Claire - unfiltered mama
    03/06/2015 at 23:12

    Super helpful tips! I’m just starting out with my blog so this was a great read!! The blogging community is so fun & so helpful!!! πŸ™‚
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    • Mummy in Training
      04/06/2015 at 18:51

      So glad it helped πŸ™‚ x

  • Liane
    04/11/2015 at 08:31

    You’ve written some really great tips here! πŸ™‚

    • Mummy in Training
      06/11/2015 at 10:04

      Thank you, hope they are useful xx


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