Hey guurrl! Thanks for your nice note! We should be friends! And welcome to the weird and wonderful but mostly weird world of blogging!
I should preface by sayin’ that I don’t have the slightest idea what I’m doin’ with my blog most of the time, so you’ll probably wanna take whatever bad advice I’m about to give you with a giant grain of salt.
Off the top of my head, here are a few thoughts about blogging and stuff:
- Keep it real, yo. Alternatively, this tip could be, “write what you know.” Or alternatively, this tip also could be, “create a very well-defined blogging character and run with it.”
- Don’t be a jerk. For whatever reason, (some) bloggers can be kinda sorta jerky and stuff. Take the high road and nevermind the bollocks. Apparently, some peeps like to stir up shizz and fight with anonymous peeps online. It’s weird.
- Have fun! Cuz if blogging becomes a drag for you, why do it, amirite? I’d say blogging is 70 percent fun, 25 percent drag and 5 percent black magic voodoo.
- Forget about likes or followers or whatevs. If your primary objective is to gain likes and/or followers, you probably wanna re-examine your motivations (and probably switch to a different, more “legit” publishing platform besides Tumblr). Like, are you tryna make a business from blogging? Cuz that shizz is hard to do, yo. If you wanna write cuz you gotta write, then just write, regardless of how many likes and/or followers that you have. If you have good-slash-interesting-slash-authentic-slash-relatable blog content, peeps will find you. Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself when I’m cryin’ myself to sleep.
If all else fails, you can do stuff like tag your posts with appropriate tags and stuff (I don’t really subscribe to this practice, as I’m kinda sorta anti-SEO, but I’ve heard that this works for peeps). Also, you can follow like-minded peeps, and comment and stuff, I guess?
Thanks for your question and good luck with your blog!