I came across a post the other day that was about new bloggers and maybe some tips that could be given to them in order to help them in their journey. Now, I am by no means a seasoned blogger, but I think every blogger has a few tips and tricks that they can share to help others.
I do want to first start off by saying that there is never an instant success when it comes to blogging. Blogging is about work and dedication and knowing how to combine everything into a post to make each one as amazing as the previous. There is something that you have to do which is just about summed up with paying your dues. You have to pay your dues. There are a few off situations where a person has become an instant success, but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t have to work just as hard. They just might not have been showing their hard work in learning the steps of photography and how to market themselves. It all combines into a really long process which a few have mastered and I feel like the rest of us are just picking up the pieces to get to this point.
With this said, I have a few things that you might want to listen to. The first thing would be to work on your photos. Never think that your photos are just good enough. I have a problem… slight problem… because I just am hardly ever satisfied with my work. I always feel like there is a step farther I could have taken something, or maybe a different setup that I might could have used. The take from with this is that you can always improve. Don’t settle for learning one thing and that being it. You are a student and you need to listen and learn from others. The second thing is postings. I have heard people complain about designers requiring a certain amount of views on Flickr or requiring to post in Facebook groups. Why complain about this? This is their hard work that they are giving to you to show people… why not require something in return so that you know the items will be seen? If you don’t receive the required views on Flickr to apply for an event or designer then work harder. Follow more people and receive more followers. Post in Flickr groups and look for inspiration for your own blog. I am sorry if you feel it is not fair but this has to do with paying your dues. The third thing ties into these other two perfectly. Don’t complain! Instead of taking things personal when it comes to being turned down, turn those into positive things. Let these things motivate you to do more and be better. You will hear no about a thousand times more than you will hear yes… and sometimes you will hear a no from the least expected place. I can tell you that you will need to be able to eat that humble pie.
There is so much more to list here, but I think you will probably get sick of reading my rambling. These are just my top three tips for bloggers who are wanting to work at being better. You will find your stride at some point and when you do there will be absolutely no stopping you. TOOTLES!
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