Hello everyone, Lita here
Today I bring you a post which I have wanted to write about for a while now I was inspired by the amazing blogger FUJINSEI who a while ago wrote about staying true to your blogging style and how to get ideas for blogging. They were such great reads and truly inspired me to write about how I blog and some simple blogging tips for me to past onto.
How Lita Blogs In honestly only the other day I was thinking about I started this blog only in January this year >.< and I look how far my blog has come and how many amazing people I have met through it…..Holy Magickarp. It was great to see when I joined wordpress that people still blogged and that it was still alive, I had no idea of how to blog when I first started it’s taken from then until now of my style, of how I want my posts to reflect of what I am talking about, the layout of my posts, how entertaining and humorous I can make them and interesting other people. My style comes down to reflecting apart of myself in my post which is my humorous and silly side which I know most people enjoy when I get feedback about it. Sure my blog is about anime and talking about my passion for it but mainly to bring humorous atmosphere, not all people want to read serious post after serious post. I realized I don’t like reading over the top series posts and made me think about of my blog being just really laid back but being a balance of seriousness and humor.
I am probably getting all technical talk over here but I wanted my blog to have balance and I feel I have reached that goal. Most people who follow me can tell what some of my style is when I blog when it comes to my posts and reviews, In all my posts I like to center everything I don’t know why to be honest I just do this layout works for me. I love to include a lot of pictures in my posts especially when I review anime or manga, I know nearly every blogger loves to do this but for me there has to be MANY MANY MUAHHH !!. I like my readers to be able to see what I am talking about and see snippets to get them interested in what I am talking about. I am happy to finally found my blogging style if you haven’t found yours yet you will give it chance. Now enough about me… well technically what I got onto next is related to me because I’ll be giving you guys my blogging tips.
Picking What Will Your Blog Be About? This point is so so so important if you are wanting to start a blog and blogging, It is really silly if someone picks a topic they don’t even like and want to blog about that to just get attention. I am speaking from what I have seen when I blogged a few years ago. It’s stupid. where is the fun in that? Please Please blog about something you love and it can be anything, there are all sorts of blogs out there about many things, It’ s no fun to blog about something you don’t even like. Don’t give a crap about what others think you write about what you want!!!!
Write Down Ideas and Interact With Other Bloggers For a while I was struggling with ideas for things I could post about on my blog until when I read Funjinsei How Do I Get Blog Ideas. I took her advice and went out to buy a notebook I love mine so adorable, I use it now to write down any ideas that may pop into my head it’s awesome if I need a new idea I look in here. Also I use this notebook to write down for my Youtube when I need an idea to make a video which has become useful. I highly recommend doing this if you are struggling for ideas but most of the time ideas come right into my head with the amount of anime i watch and stuff I read. Even I take this notebook everywhere with me now because usually I end up having a million ideas roam through my head at once.
Another point I want to stress across is if you are wishing people to check out your blog then you have to interact with others. Effort is required a bit for this to happen it’s a great to check out other bloggers and their posts, I do it all the time I get constant inspiration from various posts, in turn inspires me for many future things to write about. Connection is a vital important thing when it comes to blogging so there is some effort required in this to get to know bloggers and for them to check out what you do. Trust me you’ll meet some amazing like minded- people that love the same things you love and your blog will grow if you wish it too.
Listen To Music
Chill. Relax. Flick on some of your favorite tunes while blogging, I always listen to my favorite music while blogging it relaxes me and lets me concentrate a lot better. There’s nothing worse than feeling stressed and feeling you have to get this post done in a rush, My tip Never .Blog. When. Stressed. I never blog when I’m stressed you won’t have fun do what your doing and you’ll find no enjoyment in it, ♥ Let the music chill out your inner stress ♥
If your in need of some music inspiration to listen to while blogging here are some ones I listen to all the time:
King By Years and Years
I discovered this song recently this year and just chills me out completely it’ll give you the summer feels 🙂
Body And The Sun By Inna
Inna has been one of my favorite singers for many years, She’s a very unknown artist and she is so individual when it comes to her music. It’s so relaxing and chilled out I always listen to her when I blog definitely go check her out, this song I listen to a lot has such a great, unique upbeat to it. 🙂
Hello Seattle (Remiix) By Owl City
Nothing beats good old Owl City, they have some of the most interesting music ever and the main singer Adam is a genius this is one of my favorite songs by them and will leave you feeling happy 🙂
Don’t Let Blogging Become A Chore To You
If blogging to you starts to become a chore, then take a BREAK!! Depending on what kind of blogging schedule you have or regularly update there’s nothing worse when it feels more like a chore and you are not having fun. I don’t let this happen to me because I have found a good balance for me of when I post and when I don’t feel like posting. Don’t worry if you don’t post for 3 to 4 days or a week who cares. Your Blog. Your Life. Real life we all know is more important but so is time to yourself and finding that balance. Only post or blog when you feel like it after all this is a hobby and hobbies aren’t meant to be fun I don’t post sometimes for a few days, I don’t really stress about it when I have a moment of time I’ll blog. Simple as that my pretties 😀
Proof Read Posts
This is one key factor when blogging before you publish always proof read it so you can correct any mistakes you’ve made and if you feel it’s not ready to be published just save it as a draft and come back to it later. I’ve had it happen to me many a times I go to publish a post forget to spell check and proof read it and has a million and one mistakes…. *sighs*
So don’t do a Lita Mistake !!
One key element in wanting your blog to be noticed you have to branch out so go social media crazy !! I mainly use Twitter and Tumblr I find them to be the most useful because you can set up your posts to be posted on them as soon as you have published your post. SO Branch out !!
Finally one most important thing: HAVE FUN WHILE BLOGGING !!!!
There you have it those are my main tips for when for blogging I hope this has been helpful to you. Blogging should be something to enjoy not feel like a chore, you blog the way you want, be yourself in your posts don’t be something you are not, It’ll get you nowhere. Please go check out the amazing Funjinsei and her posts I mentioned link to them up top 🙂
Felt good to finally do this write up !!!
Comment below any thoughts or questions you may have about this post !!
As always I’ll see you in the next post!