“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
It’s a quote that many of us have heard time and time again, but probably not one you would associate with blogging tips. Like many quotes, the more you hear them the more the meaning gets lost, a little like Chinese whispers, nevermind that the origin of this quote can be traced back to 1159AD some 500 years before Newton.
Regardless of who said it, the meaning remains the same. We use the understanding and lessons learned by those who have gone before us in order to make meaningful progress.
I think it’s important where possible to learn from those who have done what we are trying to do. To paraphrase Gary Vaynerchuk; if someone who comes from where you come from or who looks like you, talks like you and has been where you stood, then you can do it too.
It is this philosophy that has not only served us well, but many other bloggers like us.
Regular listeners to the Podcast will know that there is one question that I am guaranteed to ask every guest.
“Give me one thing that you have learnt on your journey that you wish you knew when you started”
This question has been met with so many answers over the course of 50+ interviews that it is by far one of the most insightful parts of the show, for both me and the listeners and really does throw up the best blogging tips that bloggers of all levels can learn from.
I think it’s important to ask these questions, after all, who better to get blogging tips from than the ones who are out there day in day out making it happen. That’s why I honestly make sure to ask every guest that question, I want to bring you guys real blogging tips and advice from successful bloggers who are really making a difference online.
Life is all about perspective, I genuinely believe that and to get the perspective of these successful bloggers about their journey is really interesting.
Rather than have you go and listen to all 50+ interviews (although I think you should lol). I’ve pulled out 12 of my favourite lessons from past guests, which will hopefully help you learn from their journey and give you some insight and perspective into your journey ahead.
Blogging Tips From the Experts
“It doesn’t have to be perfect but it does have to be good, you can’t just throw crap out there, but you have to put it out there. In order to be good, you have to understand who your ideal customer/ readers are and what their problems are.”
“You have got to really know who you are writing to because the watered down version gets ignored so easily, whereas the specific version polarises the audience, it tells them exactly who it is for and who is it not for.”
“However long you think it is going to take to create your content double it, we constantly underestimate how long it will take to create our content”
“Stay true to your why. Stay aligned with your values and your why. Ever failure I have had happens when I stray away from my why.”
“Don’t rush, there is plenty of time. It’s not urgent to get everything out there. When I was building the business I felt that I had to get everything out there yesterday. Slow down you will get there.”
“I wish I understood the importance of networking. Build relationships, it’s the foundation of our business. Build true relationships, give value where you can and offer instead of take.”
“Perseverance, regardless of what stage you are at, you are going to be faced with adversity along the way, you’re going to be faced with obstacles and challenges. Perseverance gets you through those bad days and helps you grow, so hang in there.”
“S.E.O; anything associated with S.E.O and getting your articles to rank. Don’t over look it, learn it. It will always be relevant.”
Try to get into whatever group you can or attend whatever coaching you can afford.”
Sue B. Zimmerman
“That you need to spend and invest money in those individuals that have had the success you hope to have in your business. Who are walking the talk.”
There you have it, some real perspective from those who talking the talk and walking the walk.
While no two answers are the same, there is theme relationship building and continual learning running through a few of them.
It’s quite interesting to hear that even the most successful of bloggers still value learning and coaching. It just goes to show that if you want to get better and reach the top you have to continually evolve and learn.
While we are on the topic of learning and blogging tips, don’t forget we have put together the #30minblogger series for just that reason.
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