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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 can’t be worried about numbers when you star blogging,” Young said. “Do it for yourself.”
Young’s blog has been featured in Upscale magazine and Black Enterprise, to name a few.
Be consistent in theme and frequency
“I believe everyone’s purpose for blogging is different,” Bruce said. “ A few purposes may include: bloggers choosing to help instruct viewers through certain processes, or offering their unapologetic opinions, building a professional network, or some bloggers just want to simply document their daily lives online. Everyone’s motivation to start blogging differs from person to person.
Confidence is key
The last tip is pretty self-explanatory. Confidence is needed to put one’s self out there but it is required when maintaining that identity through out one’s blog.
“My one advice would be to know your worth,” blogger Jewel Figueras of “Jewel’s Fab Life” said. “Know exactly who the audience is that you influence.”
By Ju’lia Samuels