Do You Need This Blogging Tip?

Recently I was asked about this blogging tip:this-blogging-tip

“If you could only give one tip to bloggers, what would it be and why?”

It’s taken me a few years to figure this out for myself.

Putting this blogging tip into my own words took some thinking back to my own struggles and why I had them.

The bad news for me was that it seemed to take long time to build my blog into something others might be really interested in reading, sharing, and coming back to.

It was the increased knowledge of myself by researching and writing so many posts, that started me opening myself up to larger and different possibilities in my own blogging journey that would start to set me apart as a professional blogger.

So what helped me find my blogging passion?

>>> This blogging tip was my journey and part of the real answer for me.

I had to allow my journey to change and look back on what really made me happy when I was teaching.

  • I loved using my blog as the hub of my Social Media marketing! And, I was, still am, really good at it.

Understanding started opening for me and I realized the meaning of what so many coaches had been telling me and asking me about…

What was I passionate about?

So in response to the question, “If you could only give one tip to bloggers, what would it be and why?”

My personal answer of discovery is this blogging tip that changed my life…

  • Find your blogging passion, make sure there is an audience for what you want to share, and pursue it.

Because:

  • Your passion will make it easier to put in the necessary push to keep moving forward.
  • Great content can come about as a result of passion plus expertise.
  • You need to make sure you have an audience that wants what you have to offer and know what they will come to your blog looking for.
  • Your passion will help you discover and inspire your ideal audience to think differently and take action to implement in a different way…making someone’s life better.
  • You’ll be building your blog from your passion, expertise, and for the number one reader you want to attract.
  • Then you can move to personal branding to monetize your passion online.

You can be a creative writer and successful promoter, but it’s your passion that will help you succeed and keep your blog thriving.

This blogging tip is the one thing that you need more than anything else. 

The next big blogging tip? Make sure that you know You Know Your Blog’s Value Proposition?

==> P.S.S.  Oh – just one other thing. A lot of thought and work has gone into my blog posts and these tips and ideas need to reach more people out there who have a dream to blog and build their business and community through Social Media. 

Can you help your friends find these blogging and Social Media tips? All it would take is a quick email or a share on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus, LinkedIn, or even Stumble Upon.  I’ve included the links you need right here, on this page, to make it quick and easy for you! Thank you!!
Now is it your time….and 

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Are you ready to take your blog to a bigger audience, promoting with Social Media planning, and getting more traffic? You can do just that as you get more training for blogging, Social Media, implement this blogging tip from today’s post and learn more about how to promote your blog at the Blogging Mastermind Community <== Click on the words. And, ask me how you can use Social Media better for your Blogging

 

 

What others are saying?

Vicky Lynn Hollenweger“Before I met Coach Donna, I tried to set up a blog site – I would be up until 2 am just to get one little thing done. Thinking maybe this blogging thing wasn’t for me. Then I met Coach Donna and she talked about how easy it was and with her help I was able to set up my blog. Now it’s fun!”  Vicky Lynn Hollenweger successcellutions.com

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Social Media Manager, Blog Consultant and Trainer at Ask Coach Donna
Social media training and promotion for entrepreneurs, professionals, and business bloggers.
Certified Business Coach, Intuitive Strategist ~ As a Social Media Manager and Coach, I do the work for you and/or train corporations and small businesses how to set up their blog and a Social Media Marketing Plan around their blog/website as their business hub. As a Social Media Marketing Expert, I teach Relationship Marketing and Social Media Mastery, consulting and speaking services for corporate, business owners, and conscious entrepreneurs around the globe!
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57 thoughts on “Do You Need This Blogging Tip?

  • February 18, 2015 at 5:55 am
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    It took me a long time to figure out exactly what I was doing with my blog, but eventually, it took on a life of its own and I love the direction it went in.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:23 am
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      Fabulous, Robin – and I can tell that you enjoy your writing – thank you for your note. 🙂

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  • February 18, 2015 at 6:38 am
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    Very good. I love that you mention passion as being the driving source of a good blog. Nothing else will work unless you have the passion behind what you are doing. Thank you for this great post

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:16 am
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      Thank you, Sherlyn – so very happy to hear that and so happy you enjoy my post 🙂

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  • February 18, 2015 at 6:49 am
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    I love that you see blogging as a journey. I do too. I use it as a documentation of my adventures with my little family and an outlet to share all I love with the world.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 6:51 am
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    I agree. Too many people are too focused on SEO, affiliate income, etc and forget why they started blogging in the first place. I’m not saying the others aren’t important, but they shouldn’t be the priority.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 7:25 am
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    Oh this is very true! Blogging for profits all starts with “passion”. I don’t do SEO. I HATE IT!!! SEO is long, takes for ever to get indexed, and SEO is just totally boring. I feel so much more free and powerful when I blog with passion in my own voice. Things just flows so easily. Using a blog to grow my business made a huge impact as well.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 7:34 am
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    I love social media managing. I’ve been in web design and marketing for over 5 years now, but I just started my blog Feb 3rd of this year! I did it because I figured why not, actually I don’t really have a reason as to why I started it but I did and I’m in love with it. I’m really hoping I can make enough money to support my family and leave my full time job to be able to spend more time with my family. Thanks for the tip, I loved your article.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:15 am
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      Congrats on starting your blog – which I consider the ‘hub’ of my online business – and the funnel that helps my audience get my content more easily – thank you so much for your note, Laura

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  • February 18, 2015 at 7:37 am
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    I’m not good with SEO what so ever and never have been. I agree that we need to stick to why we started blogging in the beginning and it will take us far.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 9:01 am
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    Wow, that is a tough one, there are so many things I’d want to say. It really is a journey and you learn as you go! Learn from your mistakes would be good advice 🙂

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:14 am
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      Exactly, Cindy! Glad you were ‘wowed’! Thank you so much for your note 🙂

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  • February 18, 2015 at 9:34 am
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    What a valuable tip to start off with. It is so important to know our audience in every setting

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  • February 18, 2015 at 10:05 am
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    When I read your question, I kept thinking of suggesting.. not giving up , but then when I read your answer it made perfect sense! Passion!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 10:54 am
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    I love how my blog is. I try to mix sponsored posts with my own posts and I focus way more on my personal posts. I hate blogs that are all affiliate stuff and no heart or soul. I give my all to every single thing I post.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 11:53 am
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    Donna, this is a great article and I couldn’t agree more. When you are passionate about what you do the rest comes much easier and it really shines through in your content. I can certainly tell that is true with you. Well done.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:13 am
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      Wow! Thank you Bruce! So very nice that you say that, I am grateful and each day I enjoy more of what I do with my blogging – so glad you stopped by and commented!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm
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    I totally agree! I think there’s nothing more important, and readers will easily see through a blog that’s not fueled by one individual’s passion.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 1:22 pm
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    I have been blogging for nearly 10 years and it has taken me years to find a system that works for me. great tips, great ideas for new bloggers.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:12 am
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      I can certainly identify with what you’re saying, Kristin – my system keeps getting stronger and more direct to where I want to be – thank you for your comment!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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    I totally agree. It’s hard to do things you aren’t passionate about and the same goes for writing your blog.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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    It’s definitely easier to keep up with your blog if you’re passionate about it. If you’re not interested in what you’re writing about, it will show.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 2:53 pm
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    That’s a great piece of advice. I’m still looking for things I’d like to write about and I’ve been blogging for many years!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 3:07 pm
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    Good blogging tips. I know I learned a few things reading through your post.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm
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    Hi Donna!

    Wow, you BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER WITH THIS POST girl!!!!
    LOVED THIS POST! PASSION IS THE KEY for any kind of success 🙂 This is exactly why I do what I do daily so I can help others as well 🙂 Thanks girlfriend this totally hit the nail on the head as I understand where you are coming from as I am/was in the same place!

    BIG HUGS,
    Joan

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  • February 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm
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    I spent a long time trying to fit my blog into boxes it didn’t fill, in the end I just decided to do what I wanted – it’s not so niche but it seems to work. x

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  • February 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm
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    Really great tips! There is a lot to think about when it comes to blogging and many things are overlooked.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 6:40 pm
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    Write about your passions. We cannot pretend to write about something we’re not interested in.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 7:07 pm
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    I think passion is extremely important. It makes the biggest difference when working.

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  • February 18, 2015 at 8:57 pm
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    I’m just finding my passion in writing again and redirecting my blog. It makes a huge difference in how I feel about writing and my blog in general. I’m excited about it again!

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:11 am
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      That’s excellent Lindsey! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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  • February 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm
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    Passions is very important, if you’re writing about something you’re not passionate about then your readers will notice!

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:10 am
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      So right – and we start to notice we’re not having as much fun, also – thank you for your comment!

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  • February 18, 2015 at 10:03 pm
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    Passion trumps everything else when it comes to being happy. When it jives with being successful too, that’s a huge bonus. 🙂

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  • February 19, 2015 at 5:25 am
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    Passion does have to be the most important thing in blogging. You are so right! My problem is I have too many passions. 🙂

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:09 am
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      Awww…I do like that, tho, April – maybe you’ll have the biggest passion blend it together as it bubbles to the top – thank you for your note

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  • February 19, 2015 at 6:35 am
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    I totally agree. Blogging is a lot more work than people think (especially if it’s your full-time job) and without passion, you’re going to burn out real quick.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:08 am
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      Thank you, Beth – that is so right – I discovered that, myself a while back, also

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  • February 19, 2015 at 6:41 am
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    Passion was definitely something I lacked at the early start of my blogging, but as time went on I started realizing that’s the only true driving force.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:07 am
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      That’s fabulous, Roselynn! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  • February 19, 2015 at 7:01 am
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    Yes! I wish more bloggers knew this! It’s easy to try to fall into what’s popular but you lose your voice when it’s not something you’re passionate about!

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  • February 19, 2015 at 7:35 am
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    Hello Donna!

    I agree with what you said in principle, but it isn’t always the case in practice. Now I know this will upset the sheep, but I have a reason behind it. I, too, have a blog that I’m passionate about – in fact, a few. I also have other sites I have setup basically on autopilot.

    Knowing what end result (purpose) you have for your blog (or sites) is key. Is it to have a large captive audience? Maybe develop a close knit community? Or to make money online? (or any combination of those choices).

    My passionate sites have the largest audience and has anywhere from 5 to 10 times more visitors than my automated sites. However, none of my passionate sites have made a dime and cost me time and resources. Those stupid autosites are the money makers. They make up the bulk of my earnings. So in reality, I should be investing more time with them to increase their potential since I depend upon my living from working online.

    Also those autosites cover niches that I could care less about, but others obviously need and find value with them (why I still have them up and running). Even though passion helps and can carry you through – it isn’t always necessary to succeed (depending upon the end goal) 🙂

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  • February 19, 2015 at 8:15 am
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    I think this is good advice. I have been meaning to create a blog that solely focuses on food and drink, which is one of my passions to explore and write about.

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  • February 19, 2015 at 8:52 am
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    Thank you for the blogging tip. I totally agree with that. Actually, it sounds like me when I told the husband about his writing – to pursue it because I truly believe in his talent. 🙂

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  • February 19, 2015 at 8:56 am
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    Ahhhhhh not gunna lie…I’m one of those people that got swept away with success last fal/winter when my blog took off! It was sponsored this and ad that…. I started to lose the people that read my blog from the beginning:-/ so my 2015 goal is to find a balance without overworking myself;-)

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  • February 19, 2015 at 9:01 am
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    Passion is absolutely a necessary component for blogging or anything that you do in life. If you aren’t passionate about it, it will show.

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  • February 19, 2015 at 1:53 pm
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    I love when bloggers post blogging tips! They seriously help me a ton so thank you so much for this!

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  • February 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm
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    I enjoy writing, but have struggled with what I wanted my blog to be in the past. I love doing, and experiencing, a lot of things, and that’s what I went with – a lifestyle blog. Sometimes I wish I could narrow it down more, but it’d be too hard to narrow my writing and myself down to one or two topics.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:07 am
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      Well – I think what you do must be your passion, but where do you see yourself say next year with your blogging? Thank you so much for your note, Denise

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  • February 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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    I absolutely love this post. I noticed a lot of blogs I read are almost all sponsored posts (not that it’s a bad thing) but sometimes I want to read things that are more about their lives and things sometimes. I guess I’m old school like that from Livejournal and Deadjournal.

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  • February 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm
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    Those are good tips about blogging. I do tend to do too many sponsored posts.

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    • February 20, 2015 at 4:05 am
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      Thank you, Tess so much for your comment – so maybe you’re saying you need more of your own passion in your posts? Glad you enjoyed the tips!

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  • February 20, 2015 at 6:14 am
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    100% believe in this, you have to truly have a passion for what you write about. I did not have that passion when I first stared writing.

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  • February 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm
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    I have that problem from time to time too. This will help myself and many others who have trouble writing their blog articles.

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