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Some tips for you to be a successful blogger

caines | 9/27/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Insiders share their secrets to success

In an era of Pinetrest and Tumblr, blogging is becoming increasingly simple and accessible to anyone who might be interested. As the blogosphere fills up, new and old bloggers might find themselves wondering what it take to be a successful blogger. Bloggers chime in on the tactics that have worked best for them.

Be true to who you are

Although it may seem like cliche advice, local Miami bloggers all agree that it is important to be yourself when plugged into the blogosphere. The ability to create a new persona is a rather tempting prospect but new and old bloggers are advised to resist the temptation. People can tell when you are not being yourself, blogger and life coach, for Core Connection Lifestyle, Takeyah A. Young said to a group of bloggers at a local Blogalicous event on a Wednesday night, which was curated by blogger Donnet Bruce of Donnet Bruce.

Numbers will come

The general consensus at the blogger meeting was that persistence is crucial for the success of any blog. You cant be worried about numbers when you star blogging, Young said. Do it for yourself. Youngs blog has been featured in Upscale magazine and Black Enterprise, to name a few.

Be consistent in theme and frequency

I believe everyones purpose for blogging is different, Bruce said. A few purposes may include: bloggers choosing to help instructviewersthrough certain processes, or offering theirunapologeticopinions, building a professional network, or some bloggers just want to simply document their daily lives online. Everyones motivation to start blogging differs from person to person.

Confidence is key

The last tip is pretty self-explanatory. Confidence is needed to put ones self out there but it is required when maintaining that identity through out ones blog. My one advice would be to know your worth, blogger Jewel Figueras of Jewels Fab Life said. Know exactly who the audience is that you influence. By Julia Samuelsjsamuels@miamitimesonline.com