Timeless Blogging Tips for Bloggers

A good proverb can communicate an abundance of wisdom in a simple sentence. These sayings can be applied to many areas in life and blogging is no exception.

While these sayings were first spoken many years before blogging was even thought possible, their meanings still ring as true today for modern bloggers as they ever did.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket When it comes to making money online, especially from a blog, don’t limit yourself to a single source of income. Different methods of monetization are naturally going to suit some types of blogs and niches better than others.

If you only use AdSense and never branch out into other ad providers, affiliate marketing, paid reviews or the many other ways to earn online (that are increasing every single day) then you are only taking money out of your own pocket by limiting your options.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer While you shouldn’t consider other bloggers in your niche enemies as such, you shouldn’t forget that they are also your competition. When it comes to the quality of your content, it’s these other blogs that you will be compared against.

For this reason you should always keep an eye on what other bloggers are doing and what they are writing and never let yourself get left behind. Reading should be as important to a good blogger as their writing is as it’s the best way of knowing what’s going on in your blog’s world.

A picture paints a thousand words While blogging may rely on the written word, at it’s core it’s really about communication and there are situations where an image can communicate something far more effectively than words ever will.

Images in a blog aren’t just about making things look pretty or breaking up a wall of text, when used correctly they can speak volumes to your readers and help you get across an idea that would be wasted in words.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and your blog wont be either either. There are thousands of new blogs created each and every day but if you visit these blogs again in 3 months time, most of them don’t survive, instead they get neglected and abandoned.

Success in the blogging world doesn’t happen over night, it requires a lot of patience to build a blog into what you want it to become, so don’t give up too quickly.

Two heads are better than one No matter how much of a blogging genius you may think you are, you are still only one person with a single perspective. By discussing your ideas with other bloggers and getting feedback on what you do, you’ll be able to improve upon what you are capable of creating.

Networking with other bloggers is fun, rewarding and easy! You can find other bloggers on forums, through email & blog commenting and don’t forget Twitter, which is getting more popular all the time. So don’t be afraid to talk to other bloggers and become a part of the community.

If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again Most of the time, your first idea will fail, no matter how much you believe in it. This is a hard fact to accept for a lot of bloggers but it’s an unfortunate reality. This doesn’t mean that you should give up or even consider these setbacks as failures, instead think of them as lessons in what no to do next time.

Thomas Edison was quoted as saying “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” and that’s the attitude bloggers should adopt as well. If something isn’t working then don’t waste your time struggling to keep it afloat, instead try throwing all your ideas out there and seeing what sticks.

So what’s your favorite saying and how can it help other bloggers?

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