How to Become a Better Blogger in 20203 min read

No matter where you are in your blogging journey (maybe you’re just starting out or maybe you’ve got a few years under your belt), there is always more you can learn and do in order to inspire more folks with your words.

In today’s post, I’m sharing seven ways you can become a better blogger in 2020.

Let’s dive in.

1. Read all you can on blogging, writing, social media, copywriting, etc.

If you do not learn, you cannot evolve. It’s as simple as that.

And there’s always more to learn, more to find out, and the truth is that the moment you think you’ve got it all figured out, that’s when everyone else starts to surpass you.

2. Study other bloggers in your niche

What are others doing that seems to work? What about their mistakes? How can you improve when it comes to effectively communicating with your target audience?

Blogs on blogging are essential, but the most you’ll ever learn is by reading other bloggers in your niche.

3. Be passionately curious about everything

Here’s the thing. The truly successful bloggers can connect dots that no one else can see how they could ever be linked together.

This means that you need to absorb a lot of information. As a matter of fact, imagination is simply being able to absorb and remember a lot of information.

Remember, you are a mental factory. And you must consume before you produce. You must read, listen to podcasts, watch movies, tv shows, documentaries.

Feed your brain this year, and you will be able to come up with ideas faster.

4. Listen to the feedback

What do your readers want to read from you? What is it that they don’t like? What areas can you improve upon?

If you do not know, ask them.

Feedback is crucial to being able to evolve.

5. Obey the rule of “more.”

Don’t have enough readers? Network more. You think your content isn’t good enough? Spend more time editing your content.

In order to become more, you need to do more.

If you think you’ve tried it all, and it’s not working, it means that you need to learn more, so you can do more.

More often than not, the problems that seem impossible to fix are the ones we don’t understand in order to get them fixed.

If what you have is not enough, then you need to do more.

6. Guest blog

Submitting your writing is a fantastic way to challenge yourself as a blogger. It motivates you to spend time polishing your article because you want to submit your best work.

Also, it allows you to know for sure if your stuff is any good.

Give it a shot. Maybe you’ll gain a few new readers, maybe the blogger you collaborate with will invite you to work on a project together.

You never know unless you try.

7. Punch those damn keys. Every single day!

If you need thousands of hours of practice to become an expert at your craft, then punching those damn keys every day is the quickest path to becoming a master.

In 2020, don’t think. Just write. You’re not laying a gold egg, you’re just punching those damn keys.

Not everything you write has to be read by others, and that’s okay.

Ideas come to those who sit down and do the work. Never forget this.

This year as you seek to improve your blogging and follow the steps in this article, use yourself as the measuring rod for judging your work.

Is this article better than the one you wrote before it? How can you make it better? What can you do to improve your skills?

Above all, remember to have fun. Keep punching those damn keys!


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  • ChangedLife365

    I honestly needed to read this. I have been in a certain rut with my blog for a while now. And a goal of mine is to get A LOT better with my blog in 2020 so this should be a good place to start 😛

    • fabulousread

      Sweet! I need to do a lot of homework on this! But it’s exciting! Totally love your post! All the best

  • ssr98

    For a beginner like me, this post was very helpful☺

  • Sam Semako

    “In order to become more, you need to do more.”

    That’s the challenge! I have to do more.

    Thanks always.

  • JanBeek

    Always helpful … always insightful … always appreciated. Thank you, Cristian. <3

    • Cristian Mihai

      Thank you so much, Jan! I appreciate your constant support.

  • wokingkid

    So totally new to me, I don’t even know if this is the ‘right’ place to thank you for the follow…but thank you. I hope to learn from you.

  • Sadagopan

    Great tips. Thanks.
    How does guest posting work? How does one submit guest post? Is there any generic process? I always thought one gets invited by the owner of the blog.

    • Cristian Mihai

      Well, most often you have to be the one who goes after them. If you find a blog you like reading, if they have an audience similar to yours, then you can e-mail them and ask them if they’d like to feature one of your articles. It would be ideal if you could connect first with them, by reading their content, commenting, etc. So they know who you are, and thus they are more inclined to accept your proposal.

      • Sadagopan

        Makes sense. Thanks Cristian

  • mickholt

    Good word as usual. For me, #7 has been my “Achilles,” for FAR too long. All 7 need work but I have just not been able to get myself to sit down and write.

    • Cristian Mihai

      Well, try this trick: You sit at your desk. Just two rules. You can either stare at a blank point on a wall, or you can write. Nothing else. You are not allowed to read anything, to listen to music, no Internet access, nothing. The idea is to use boredom to your advantage. How much time can you spend staring at a wall? Eventually, you’re going to start writing.

      • KK

        This looks like an idea.

      • mickholt

        Good idea. It really ha to do with me getting my @$$ in the chair.
        Part of me want to take you up on your challenge and find out just how long I CAN “spend staring at a wall.” 🙂

      • Cristian Mihai

        It depends. If you really don’t feel like writing, you can stare at a wall for a long, long time.

  • JC home

    …to become more, do more.
    That is great advice, not only for blogging. It is a saying that we could use to live by.

    • Cristian Mihai

      Indeed. A lot of my blogging advice can be applied to all other areas of life as well.

  • sullivanspin

    Point 1 is probably the number one thing that has helped me. I am probably the only 36 year old that listens to audio books on CD but I pillage the library of anything related to writing/blogging/creating and consume it on the commute to work.

    Point 3: If curiosity hadn’t killed the cat, a curious cat blogger would rule the internet. As humans we’re at a disadvantage compared to cats, but bloggers should live in awe and wonder which leads to more interesting posts.

    • Cristian Mihai

      The more you learn, the more you earn. I believe in this. Also, I think that an inquisitive mind is one of the best things to have, no matter the kind and level of success you desire from life.

      • KK

        Any ideas on being inquisitive most of the time?

      • Cristian Mihai

        Tough question. I think some people are just like that. I read an article that some people get a dopamine hit every time they learn something new, so they are always eager to learn new stuff.

      • sullivanspin

        The knowledge gives you options. When a publisher writes a book about blogging/writing I pretend that somehow I actually won a sweepstakes to have a sit down and soak that audio book in.

  • wordatsu

    thanks for your motivation

  • Susan K. Hagen

    Many excellent tips in this post. Many I should follow! Thanks for the reminder.

  • ninazee78

    This is a great blog! While I have read this, I need to re-read it several more times as a reminder. I am looking forward to looking at what else you have to read!

  • Avatar Tea

    Thanks so much for this. I wish to learn more from you, and meet fellow bloggers in the niche of Entrepreneurship.

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