Blogging is the best.
I think that’s something we can all agree on, since we’re all here reading blogs or writing them ourselves. 😉 Today I’ll be collabing with Anna from Anna Pastelle to bring you 10 ways to enjoy blogging and make it even better than it already is!
Anna and I have been wanting to do a collab for a while, so I’m really excited it’s finally here. Definitely make sure to check her lovely blog and to read her part of the post. I’ll be sharing 5 ways here, and she’s sharing the other 5 over on her blog.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
1. Comment on other blogs!
I know I’ve mentioned this one before, but I can’t stress it enough. Ever. XD
Commenting on other blogs has made blogging an amazing experience for me! Getting to know other bloggers is just the best. You’re able to make new friends
(even if it’s through a screen), talk about books with people who love them just as much as you do, and you support their blogs by commenting, too.
The blogging experience is just made so much more enjoyable when you’re sharing it with other people- and commenting on other blogs is a great way to find those other people.
2. Participate in tags & awards
There are so many amazing tags out there, and the best part is you don’t even really have to get tagged to participate! You can just join in if you want to. Everyone is welcome!
From blogger awards to personality questions to book tags, they’re all fun. And you get to tag other blogs if you’d like, which is also a great time because sharing the love is just amazing. And, your readers will get to know you a lot better.
It’s a win-win situation, honestly. 😉
3. Take hiatuses if you need one
Hiatuses are a very healthy and necessary thing.
Sometimes they’re made out to be negative, but they really aren’t! Life comes first, and if life is crazy at the moment, it makes sense to step back from blogging. If you’re struggling with mental or physical health issues, then of course a hiatus is a great idea. And if you have no more inspiration? It’s best to take a break instead of continuing to publish half-hearted posts.
A lot of the time, a short break is exactly what you need to come back feeling better than ever. If you don’t take a break when you really need one, then you might end up stopping blogging all together or getting sick of it!
One of the keys to enjoying blogging is knowing when to take a break and taking it. You’ll thank yourself later. Drops mic.
4. Blog about what makes YOU happy
One of the hardest things for me, blogging-wise, is finding the happy medium between what people want to see and what I want to post about.
Often, they’re the same thing. (I love it when that happens.) But sometimes they aren’t, and that’s when things get tricky. At the end of the day, it’s much better to blog about what makes you happy, what fills yours soul with joy, what makes you feel complete than what you think will be popular.
Of course, as a blogger, your audience is SO important! I’m not saying you should ignore what they want to see or not interact or anything- I’m just saying that you should ultimately blog about what sets your soul on fire. It will make blogging so much more enjoyable!
5. Do collabs with your fellow bloggers
Like this one! 😉
It’s so fun to collab with other bloggers. You get to bounce around ideas with someone else, co-write or guest write a post, and then hopefully let other people know about their blog, too. If you’re still stuck or lacking inspiration, collabs are a great way to get that back and enjoy writing your blog posts.
And those are my five ways to make blogging more enjoyable! I hope these helped you or can be filed away for future reference. XD
Don’t forget to check out Anna’s blog, and read her post to see the other five ways we came up with! Leave her a comment and maybe even a follow while you’re over there, she deserves it for sure. 😉 Thanks again to Anna for collabing with me, I had the best time!
So, what do you think? Do you like participating in tags and collabs? Have you ever taken a hiatus? I’d love to chat with you in the comments.
P.S. This is a bonus post, meaning it’s not my normal posting day, even with my summer schedule! Look at me, throwing caution to the wind and posting three times in a week.😂