Every New Year I make a list of things I resolve to do “more” or “less” of. This year, I’ve decided to focus those resolutions on enhancing my blogging skills. However, I think anyone who hopes to become a better blogger this year can borrow from a few of the rules I’ve set for myself to get started. Here are five tips that can help us become better bloggers together:
- Read more. I read a mere FIVE books in 2014 after resolving to read at least 20. That’s embarrassing. This year, I am sticking with my goal of reading 20 books in 2015, including finishing the one I’ve been reading for months. Reading always inspires me to want to write more, and I think it will inspire you too! Which brings me to resolution #2…
- Write more. But how much exactly is “more”? Don’t let the vagueness of this resolution set you up for failure. Take a tip from CopyBlogger and set a more realistic goal. Author Sonia Simone suggests writing for 20 minutes every day for the month of January. I’m already late, and will need to write for about 4-½ hours to catch up, but this is a goal I can get behind. Just a little bit of writing everyday counts!
- Learn more. Even this old dog can learn a new trick or two. This year, I’d like to learn some basic HTML coding to use on my personal blog.
- Procrastinate less. Using an editorial calendar for my posts is already helping me generate content ideas I can use and manage deadlines for my posts.
- Back up my data more. Almost every writing blog or site I read at the new year listed this as a goal. Back up your stuff. I have an aging laptop at home and a huge music and photos library. Losing all of it because I didn’t take the time to back up my data would be a tragedy.
What are your other goals for 2015?
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