A brand-new blog really is like that metaphorical clean, white sheet of paper. A blank page can be both daunting and exciting; it’s full of possibility and potential. A blog waiting to be written is the same.
If you’re just getting started in blogging – take advantage of this time. Appreciate what you don’t yet know, and use the resources our community now has available that make getting started, breaking into the industry and getting on your way to building a business easier.
Here’s why it’s great to be new to blogging:
You’re fresh and full of ideas.
This might be the best part of being a new blogger. That feeling of excitement and newness is motivating and inspiring. For some, your content creation may come about like a steady build up, one idea flowing after the next. Or, you could be faced with a dizzying, spinning, overwhelming buzz of ideas. Jot them down! Start an editorial calendar!
You can be fearless and take risks.
The way I see it, you’ve got nothing to lose! Try a new content idea. Play with your posts and how you structure them. Broach a taboo subject. When you’re just getting started, you don’t have to be inhibited by worries or fears that what you’re trying won’t go well.
You can only go up.
When you’ve been blogging for a while and you feel your traffic slipping, or that your audience is less engaged, it can be tough. When you’re just getting started, you’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t and you can only improve. Seeing that growth, starting to get comments – it feels so rewarding, and will inspire you to track your analytics and hone in on what works for you and your audience.
Your human side really shows through.
One thing that’s great to see in a new blog or blogger is how open and honest they can be. When you’ve been at this for a while, when you’ve developed a routine, that can show in your content. You’ve figured out what you will and won’t say, what topics you do and don’t cover. As a beginner, still figuring things out you can be all over the place – in a good way. You might be more candid and personal, which your budding audience will appreciate and relate to.
You’re not jaded.
I don’t want to sound cynical, but there may come a time in your blogging career where you start to feel like if you’ve seen one fashion blog, you’ve seen them all. This isn’t true, of course, but we can all go through a phase where nothing feels new anymore. As a rookie, you don’t have the “baggage” of time spent. Take that positive, genuine attitude that comes with your first months or year in blogging and carry it with you as you grow and gain experience.