50 Ways to Become a Better Blogger

Do you want to become a better blogger? Silly question, eh.

In that case, I’ve got some great news. The best way to become a better blogger is to blog. And to keep blogging.

If this blogging thing is difficult and frustrating, then you must force yourself to do it, and do it, and do it, until you get better at it.

As bloggers we have to produce words daily – even when we don’t feel like it. Even replying to comments or e-mails is a good way to enhance one’s creativity.

Then there are a number of thing we can do to become better at this blogging thing. Quite a few of them…

Doing these things can help you become a better blogger:

1. Blog every day.

2. Use self-imposed word limits.

3. Accept all forms of criticism and learn to grow from them.

4. Read your posts over and over again, until you can’t find any more mistakes.

5. Ask fellow bloggers for feedback.

6. Outline. And then write according to that outline.

7. Edit, and edit again. And again.

8. Be bold.

9. Be open, curious, present, and engaged.

10. Take a break from blogging once in a while.

11. Learn a new word a day.

12. Punch the damn keys.

13. Experiment. Write a poem once in a while, or a short story. Try your hand at a lengthy essay on a topic that inspires you.

14. Read grammar books.

15. Turn-off the Internet. The TV. Your smartphone…

16. Challenge yourself: write at least 500 words a day. In a crowded place, such as a cafe.

17. Take a trip. Road trips, beach trips, bus trips, plane trips.

18. Watch movies and TV shows. Could you have written the story better?

19. Read, think, read, write, ponder, write – and read some more.

20. Read your stuff aloud to anyone who can stand it – including the cat.

21. Go back and cut 10% from your word count.

22. Talk to people.

23. Listen to how people talk. Listen to what they talk about.

24. Read lots of books. Both good and bad.

25. Write down all your ideas.

26. Use simple, declarative sentences.

27. Avoid passive voice.

28. Limit your use of adjectives and adverbs.

29. When in doubt, cut it out.

30. Be inspired by other art forms – music, dance, sculpture, painting.

31. Read your old stuff and acknowledge how far you’ve come – and how far you have to go.

32. Make blogging your priority. Do not struggle to find time. Make time.

33. Punch the damn keys. Even if you don’t feel like it. Especially if you don’t feel like it.

34. Tell everyone: “I’m the blogger.” Not “a” blogger, but “the” blogger.

35. Comment on your favorite blogs.

36. Keep it simple.

37. Try new ideas or hobbies – the more variety you have in your life, the more likely you are to keep on generating good ideas.

38. Rethink what is ‘normal’.

39. Work on brilliant headlines.

40. Take time to muse and mindmap.

41. Ask someone else to edit and proofread.

42. Break out of your comfort zone. Daily.

43. Write at the scene. If you want to write about a beach, get a picnic rug and go write by the sea.

44. Exercise. Run. Lift some weights. The endorphin rush, the serotonin, all of that will help boost your focus.

45. Think of yourself as a storyteller.

46. Think of stories as the what keeps our universe in place. The fundamental force of human society.

47. Approach blogging with gratitude, not just with a ‘must do this’ attitude.

48. Deconstruct and analyze the blog posts you enjoy.

49. Socialize with other creative individuals.

50. Take risks – don’t be afraid to shock. You are not who you think you are.

51. [Add your own suggestion in the comment section below!]

I hope that one or more of these suggestions has inspired you. Let me know which ones resonated with you. And please add to the list. I look forward to reading your comments!

This is another snippet of the kind of content you are to receive on a daily basis if you enroll in our Blogging Bootcamp. Aside from being able to reach me and Cristian on a daily basis and ask for feedback and such.


33 thoughts on “50 Ways to Become a Better Blogger

  1. I love all of this feedback from you guys, especially being so new to this. Thank you!
    I try to get inspiration from reading other blogs and seeing different styles of writing.

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  2. This is awesome inspirational stuff. THANK YOU!!!
    I can do this. I do this in my journal every day. It’s scary, but hell, it’s exciting to get it out THERE. You know, THE BIG OUTSIDE WORLD!!!
    I’m in the ‘fuck it! just do it’ mode at the moment!

    Enjoy blogging!

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  3. There are a couple that resonates with me..

    No.23– I love listening to how people talk, in fact i have a feel recordings from (BBC radio)stories.
    No.44– I often do so weight lifting.

    Great stuff Cristian!!!!

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  4. Reading is definitely a big one. Read anything. The news, a book, the shampoo bottle if you have nothing else. There’s so much that can spark an idea.

    I’ve noticed doing dull tasks when I feel blocked also helps a lot. Can’t find the words to write? Go do the dishes or fold laundry. My brain decides coming up with ideas is better than doing chores and off we go. 😀 (I still do my chores at some point, though)

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  5. I have several tips that work for me that I actually shared with a blog buddy via email earlier today. While they may or may not help me be a better blogger, I find that they help keep me focused, inspired and interested!

    1. When you have ideas for a blog post, write them down in a notepad file on your phone or computer to refer back to when you need to draft a blog, but aren’t sure what to write about. The more ideas you have written down, the more you’ll come up with – they tend to expand.

    2. When possible, pick themes for your days. This will help you focus your thoughts/ideas into a specific area – shockingly, it’s difficult/overwhelming to write when EVERYTHING is available to write about.

    3. Write a series of blog posts connected with each other – same idea, but no need to pick a specific day for a theme…a bit more flexibility.

    4. Keep WIPs (works in progress) in draft form until you’re ready to publish. I usually have several WIPs at the same time that I work on as the mood strikes.

    5. When in doubt, ask your readers what they want to see from you. Pay attention to their questions after your blog posts – they may inspire future blog posts. Check out every new follower/subscriber to see what their blog is about and glean what caused them to follow you. Review your stats to see which posts are most popular (likes, comments, views) and figure out why. Having the answer to all of these questions will help you focus what kind of posts people enjoy seeing from you most.

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