Six Essential Blogging Hacks2 min read

There is no elevator to success. You’ve got to climb the ladder. Also, you can’t climb the ladder with your hands in your pockets.

What does this all mean?

There are no shortcuts, there’s no set of rules that will guide you. There’s no secret.

You must work hard. But, at the same time, you must work smart, which means to become as efficient as possible.

This got me thinking: what sort of “hacks” would I say are essential to the modern blogger, especially the one who’s just now starting out?

Essential blogging hacks:

  1. Write every single day. It may be rubbish, but it will help you get into the habit of writing first of all. Habits are essential to reaching your goals.
  2. When you write, write! Punch the damn keys. No distractions – that includes your phone or TV! You can’t use one hand to scroll through Instagram and the other to type a brilliant blog post.
  3. Don’t worry about what others might think, just get the stuff done. There’s a fine difference between writing what your readers want to read, and being anxious about what they might say or think about your content.
  4. Don’t focus on money, focus on your readers. Write quality articles and do everything you can to make your readers happy. The money will come.
  5. Become an expert in your niche. First of you learn, then you earn. Respect, followers, money…
  6. Make it a point to read everything. This is true for all writers, No matter new or old. You need to keep the spirit to write alive. But do not only read the stuff that you like. Read everything, because it will help you.

I hope this short list of blogging hacks serves you in your journey in some form or the other.

What would you like to add to this list? What is something you wish you knew when you started blogging?

Cristian Mihai

Became Internet famous by the age of 23. Never recovered. I write short author bios all over the web. I’m an acquired taste. Don’t like me? Acquire some taste.

41 thoughts on “Six Essential Blogging Hacks2 min read

  1. Good advise! For myself I don’t have a way to earn money 💰, I write for relaxation and to try and make a difference or help someone.
    If I thought of anything to add it might be to follow your heart in your writing, or to write about something you know, whether it’s from experience or knowledge.

    1. Find/Google a Book called “The Artist’s Way” it’s an interesting easy to read book about helping you on your journey to becoming a ‘writer’ no matter what genre you choose to write about.

  2. Thanks, Cristian! I have a fear of blogging (which is why mine is getting nowhere) because I feel like an intruder in the writing community. I am not a “real” writer because I write blog posts, and book reviews.

    I need to change my mindset and these tips are a good way to get going. I am going to start today!!

  3. Number 6 is gold. At the beginning of this year, I vowed to make an effort to read stuff that I normally wouldn’t bother with, and it has pushed my writing to a whole new level. On top of that, I’ve become less of a grumpy old book snob! Every book (and I do mean EVERY book) has something to offer.

      1. That’s very true. I was just telling a blogger friend that I have all these ideas and no time to write while she has the opposite!

    1. It takes a lot of effort. A lot. But then you can keep earning without investing much time and energy. But the initial stage, that requires massive action, and that’s why few ever earn from their blogs.

  4. Thanks for sharing! 😊

    I’ve just recently started writing blogs on June 1 and I’ve decided to do it on a daily basis. It’s really challenging but when you do it daily, it’s true that it becomes a habit. I wasn’t even aware until now that I’m done with the 21 day habit. 😊😄

  5. The points given about blog was very useful to write a creative blog.Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.

  6. Cristian I hate to ask this but: does what I write have to go on the blog? Or does journaling count?

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