What Bloggers Wished They Knew Before They Started Blogging. There is a saying “The Grass Looks Greener On The Other Side.” The blogging world seems like so much fun.
Look how easy those bloggers make money just by blogging about their lifestyle. Wow, that blogger is so popular, and she is not even a celebrity. Maybe I should start blogging, earn full time from home and soon the world would recognise me.
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Those are just examples of how some of us decided to take a leap into the blogging world. But when you are on the other side, then you realise that nothing comes easy. Success doesn’t happen overnight. Starting a blog is only just the beginning of the journey. A journey that is not only
The Secrets, Bloggers Wished They Knew Before They Started Blogging
Speaking of knowledgeable adventures, recently I mentioned that I have started the second part of the Roundup Post Blog Series. 3 bloggers took some time off their busy schedules, to share their secrets about What they wished they knew before they started blogging.
Monidipa from With Love Moni
When I started blogging it was a hobby, now it has become my passion. I do
not monetize my blog or compete with anyone but I had seen people getting help from my posts especially the mental health topics. But now that it has become a passion and one of my work as well, you can say that I have officially entered the blogging world. Now I wished I should have known many things.
1: SEO: I am still learning it
2: Getting the exact keyword for the blog post
3: Using internal links for people and Google to find my site
4: Not leveraging call to actions (CTAs) on my blog was a major mistake.
5: When starting a blog, headlines matter because they make your readers
click on your site in organic search results.
6: When first starting a blog, you put up a contact form because you think
it’s something you need, even if you’re not expecting anyone to use it.
Karen Says: I completely agree with Monidipa on all the points that she has given. I wished I knew about SEO before I started blogging. I believe that even blogging is just a hobby for some, every blogger needs to know at least the basics of SEO.
Dalene Ekirapa from
Dalene Ekirapa- The Quintessence of Life and Style.
I wish I went self-hosted right from the beginning because owning my own blog came with so much good; I got targeted traffic, collaborations and people took me more seriously.
I wish I optimized my images and posts because it really took me a couple of days to optimize all the old posts and images as I was revamping the blog.
I wish I wrote optimized content right from day one because frankly, I had to delete a lot of old posts and create redirects for them.
Karen Says: Yes being self-hosted has so many advantages. And my advice for those of you that are serious about earning an income from your blog, do take that step to move to a self-hosted site. Anyway, if you want to know more about starting a lifestyle blog, I suggest that you read Dalene’s post on How To Start A Lifestyle Blog From Scratch
Abbey From BlissfullDesigns.com
Before I started blogging, I wish I had known how much communities help especially Facebook and Pinterest. I have learned so much from fellow bloggers. It’s such a great way to learn and build relationships and connections.
It’s also a perfect platform for asking questions because you get such a variety of opinions.
For my first blog, I wasn’t active in many communities. However this time
around, I spend probably half of my entire workday (as a
just talking to others
Also, with my first blog, I had no idea that pay per click affiliate programs existed. This time around I started making money in my very first week of blogging without any affiliate sales, just the clicks! Now, not every retailer pays per click. It’s definitely worth it to find the ones that do as a new
Karen says: I love both Pinterest and Facebook. Besides organic traffic, both of these communities are my main source of blog traffic
What do you think about this topic … What Bloggers Wished They Knew Before They Started Blogging. Do you share the same view as Monidipa, Dalene and Abbey? Share with us your secrets in the comment section below.