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“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.”  Calvin Coolidge

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started...

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started…

♥Think through that blog name ~ Choose one carefully and think long term
♥Invest in a custom domain name and use it ~ Buy your name and use it
♥Brand your blog name across a few social media sites not all ~ Stay involved
♥Blogging, like any small business, has growing pains ~ There are quiet and busy times, and times to change direction
♥The blogosphere is a microcosm of the real world ~ There are nice and nasty folk in the community and we learn to seek like-minded bloggers

20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging: When I launched my WordPress blog in late 2008, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew people across the globe were writing blogs about all sorts of things, and I had an idea of what a blog looked like but not much else. Back in the early 2000s, I had checked out a few top blogs on the internet and found it fascinating that some bloggers were not shy about taking positions on controversial subjects and that all had their soap boxes of opinions. Some were personal blogs, others offered information, education or inspiration.

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” Napoleon Hill

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started...

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started…

♥If you want a future in it, treat it like a business ~ This means setting clear goals and managing its growth
♥Quality will always trump Quantity ~ Great original content that helps others learn remains king, and will always bring traffic = fewer better posts.
♥Don’t wait forever to monetize ~ If earning some income is a goal, start building towards that end and then do it whether with WordAds, Affiliates or other.
♥Blogging Can be Healing ~ Writing a motivational blog can offer some surprising insights and rewards
♥The Blog Tank empties/dries; its okay to take five but be consistent ~ Bloggers need time to regroup and rejuvenate. Take it!

To spur me on, my cousin Frieda who was an HP engineer at the time, offered to build a website/blog page for me and I agreed. She built it, I played around on it for a few weeks and then let it fade into obscurity. When I returned to the medium in 2008, I was ready to write, engage, support, promote, build community, align my blog with other service oriented, do good groups and grow.  But, I had no clue how to accomplish any of it.  I joined a few communities: Problogger, SITSGirls, CopyBlogger, and later Daily Post and a few others, and I took workshops to help the blog along; my posts got better. By 2010, traffic was growing but not the readership; that would come later. I persevered and kept blogging and connecting.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started...

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started…

♥Protect and Maintain other interests ~ Blogging can be all consuming, so it’s wise to determine how much time is feasible to assign elsewhere
♥Focus, focus, focus ~ Whether we create a niche or not, become an advocacy blog or not, find a focus and make your blog matter. We can offer a bit more.
♥Building a Readership is important and maintaining it is a full time job ~ Even if we fail first, keep working on connecting with the readers as it is worth the effort.
♥Google Stuff happens: ~ From re-calibrations to Panda, Google makes changes that can kill or increase our traffic in a blink. Key is to keep building great content
♥Get a grip on SEO and HTML basics ~ learning even a smidgen on both can bring great changes and pay dividends in polishing and highlighting our blogs

During those early days, I wasn’t focused much on a name and learned the hard way when a name I chose for my blogger blog was bought by someone else, and I had to change the blog name. Instead, I spent more time meeting other bloggers on line, connecting and interviewing people through social media, and trying out new things, like blog hops, blog carnivals, special promotions or conferences to help my blog grow….  At some point, I had decided to maintain two blogs on different platforms (WordPress and Blogger) to see which I like best. They are quite different blogs (even typealyzer agrees) and I soon learned it meant more work to do. Contd. More below!

“All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” Ellen Glasgow

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started...

Reflections: 20 Things I Wish I Knew About Blogging When I Started…

♥Denial Is not a River in Egypt; Shifts in Readership & Traffic  happen ~ Handle all problems, content theft, waning interests, and even crapola with calm and clarity. Things do improve.
♥With Visibility comes Expectations and a Responsibility to readers ~ Set doable goals and Beyond Blogging goals. Keep adjusting them as you meet hiccups and bumps.
♥Using your Real Name can exact a toll ~ Potential employers might cheer or balk. Spammers love to call and mail you. Do it anyway if you wish.
♥That the Book might take longer to write or not ~ We take our chances and need to carve out time for other plans rigorously
♥Great posts are like Acting residuals and Lame posts are like Roaches ~ Great posts keep building and sending traffic to your blog, and the lame ones just stick around. Mind what you write.

Remember: You are as good as the people around you – Yaro Starak. One of the key rewards of blogging has been the wonderful connections I’ve made with people around the world. One of the major challenges has been finding a system to manage the growth effectively so I don’t lose those connections. 4 years and counting, I’ve finally become a custom and monetized this blog. I’ve come to see the rewards of writing original posts that continue to bring in strong traffic. I’m still puttying around to finalize a new blogging schedule, and I’m still up at all hours playing catch up with fellow bloggers… It all matters because reaching out to others creates reciprocity and helps build community. My new goal is to get a virtual assistant to help stay connected with everyone and keep growing. Another goal is to write more quality content. What about you? What do you wish you knew?

PS A wonderful exercise gleaned from Darren Rowse’s Webinar post is the 15-minute challenge: Every day, for 15 minutes do a little something towards one of these blog challenges:
“write an eBook/Book
contact potential advertisers
write emails for your auto-responder
create videos for a course
create a media kit and advertiser page
build a relationship with a charity that you want to support
develop an affiliate network to promote your existing product
develop a coaching/consulting service
start approaching other blogs to guest post for
plan an event (online or offline)
look at what other blogs in your niche are doing”

This post was partly inspired by a Daily Post Prompt: Quick Tip: Stay Regular What’s your posting frequency like? Are you challenged to post as frequently as you’d like, and how do you overcome that? What would your ideal schedule look like?

*Please bear with me as I’m finally beginning to catch up on your blogs and commenting… I’m back on track; albeit at a slow pace. Thank you all for your patience! :-)

Positive Motivation Tip: A blog goes through phases and changes, don’t despair and keep on writing, taking action beyond blogging and doing the best you can… Pay attention.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Blog comments, Blogosphere, Blog1 My blog, Blog IconBlog blog, via Wikipedia

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

122 Comments leave one →
  1. 22/02/2013 5:12 am

    This is so useful and interesting! Thank you.

    • 01/03/2013 5:21 pm

      TY Julie and pardon my absence… Hopefully March will be more forgiving. 🙂

  2. 22/02/2013 5:21 am

    Great insight and tips for all! I did not know the history of your blogging and this was very interesting! Hope all is well with you! So hard to get around but thinking of you and Tamgy often! xoxo

    • 22/02/2013 5:22 am

      Tangy- fumbling fingers on phone!

      • 01/03/2013 5:26 pm

        It’s alright… He is doing great! He’s such a wonderful and intuitive companion. 🙂

    • 01/03/2013 5:23 pm

      TY and I’m thinking of you too… It’s been a challenging year and I’m swimming as fast as I can… Blessings! 😉

  3. 22/02/2013 6:28 am

    Excellent info, for now I am just passing through as a pilgrim.

    • 01/03/2013 5:27 pm

      It’s all good Seeker… so am I, and exhausted to boot! 🙂

  4. 22/02/2013 6:31 am

    A blog goes through phases and changes,
    don’t despair and keep on writing…

    • 01/03/2013 5:29 pm

      Yes, my dear! We all do… or at least most of us who write our blogs alone… No helpers! It’s my latest dream; to have an assistant to help with it. 🙂

  5. 22/02/2013 8:25 am

    A very nice post full of useful information. I guess most of us don’t know what we get into when we start blogging. It sure is both time consuming and rewarding. Yes, keep at it!

    • 01/03/2013 5:30 pm

      My dear Munchow, you are right! It is bigger than us and more than we think. TY! 🙂

  6. 22/02/2013 10:01 am

    Thank you so, so much, Elizabeth! Those are great tips and advice. Mirth and Motivation has been a wonderful virtual place that I come to be inspired, motivated, educated, guided, and directed.
    Happy Friday!

    • 01/03/2013 5:33 pm

      Dear Amy, TY for being so generous with me and for the support… I truly appreciate it and it pains me when I fall behind because I’m a big advocate of supporting other bloggers… It’s been a tough year.. TY! again! I love your blog too. 🙂

  7. 22/02/2013 10:39 am

    A lot of good tips here, interwoven with your own experiences. Thank you! (And I had no idea you were on Blogger, too).

    • 01/03/2013 5:35 pm

      TY Freedom and Happy New year to you! Glad to see you here again and to catch up again. Merci! 🙂

  8. 22/02/2013 11:13 am

    I only post twice a week. Great frequency to think about my next post and mind other blogs than my own. My agreement is direct. Quality overrides quantity indeed for me.
    It’s fitting that a very successful bloggers like you is the one giving us great advice that we allcan learn from. And wow, you do a lot for yourblig. *Phew*
    I need to register my blog to groups like the widget you hav. I also want those minute to minute stat counter.

    • 11/03/2013 1:51 am

      TY Rommel! i haven’t been feeling successful lately as I’m overwhelmed by other life challenges and have dropped the ball a bit on commenting and blog visits! I hope to get back on track soon! 🙁

  9. 22/02/2013 12:30 pm

    aaahhh the old days! This is my 3rd anniversary (2/25) and heading into year 4 of blogging I’m more excited than in the beginning. In no small part due to friends like you Elizabeth. This is a wonderful place, the blogosphere, full of great people. I wouldn’t give it up for the world and I’m glad we’re in it together!

    • 11/03/2013 1:53 am

      TY for your unrelenting friendship; especially nowadays as I’m dealing with stuff that makes it harder to stay on point in blogland… Things will turn around soon I pray TY! 😉

  10. 22/02/2013 12:52 pm

    I’ve been blogging for less than 12 months now and am still finding my feet. I love this post – thank you, Eliz! 😀

    • 11/03/2013 1:56 am

      Good for you! You are doing very well. In my first year, I barely had any visitors… but with time and effort, we all grow…. 2013 is proving challenging on many fronts for me and it’s not Writers block at all. so I pray that I can stay involved. TY!

  11. 22/02/2013 1:10 pm

    Hey Eliz, This was so good I had to share it on Twitter! I wish I could have read this back when I started. Excellent tips, my friend.

    • 11/03/2013 1:57 am

      TY dear one… and I am still learning a lot about the medium. 🙂

  12. 22/02/2013 1:28 pm

    Thanks for the ping back, my post is causing quite a bit of a stir for a change!

  13. 22/02/2013 1:53 pm

    This is fascinating. When I decided to blog, I watched a 5 minute YouTube video and started a WordPress account. Then I poked around and tried to figure out something new every day. This explains why I’m still hoping against hope to someday be Freshly Pressed……

    • 11/03/2013 2:00 am

      And some day you will… Your approach is as valid as any other. I’m a bit retentive and that’s why I did and continue to do extra work. TY! 😆

  14. 22/02/2013 2:34 pm

    I’m still relatively new at blogging. So am always learning and willing to learn. Thanks!

    • 11/03/2013 2:01 am

      TY! And that will hold you in good stead. I still make the effort to learn new things and fix minor problems… I’m still learning too. 😉

  15. 22/02/2013 3:23 pm

    Really a very interesting blog, great info!!

    • 11/03/2013 2:02 am

      TY Willowdot21 and forgive my absence… 🙂

  16. 22/02/2013 5:39 pm

    Hi Eliz,
    Blogging does require time and it’s a commitment, but it’s worth it, especially after meeting wonderful people out here in blogoshphere…people like you 🙂

  17. 22/02/2013 6:19 pm

    Phew! You do your research! I jumped in blind. That’s why Genevieve and I are on the Freshly Pressed back burner – way back in my case. But hey! I’m having fun. Can’t teach an old dog blah blah blah. 😉
    Kudos to you, Eliz 😀

    • 11/03/2013 2:04 am

      You are going to be fine… We all come to it differently. Your approach works too. TY! 🙂

  18. 22/02/2013 9:27 pm

    Great advice Eliz. I began my blog 2 years ago as an assignment for a personal branding class. At the end of the semester, most of the other students abandoned theirs. Mine is still evolving and I’m always surprised when someone actually reads it.

    I have enjoyed interacting with you these past couple of years and I’m in awe of your tenacity. How do you manage to publish a post for each day of the week? Truly amazing!

    • 11/03/2013 2:07 am

      TY Miriam and I remember when we first connected over Seth Godin’s special on Emerson. We were quite the troopers then… I don’t post every day anymore as I’m in the throes of many challenges on the home front… Will catch up with all soon I pray. TY! 🙂

  19. 22/02/2013 11:47 pm

    You started in 2008? You’ve been blogging a very long time, which makes you an excellent source for giving advice! There are so many things that aren’t precisely as I would have them if I were starting today with my blog, but I was flying blind at the time! This is great advice, Eliz!

    • 11/03/2013 2:08 am

      TY Deb and I was flying blind then too… I have had my share of regrets and joys… It’s like life really; ups and downs, TY! 🙂

  20. 23/02/2013 12:12 am

    A must read for all! Like you, I got no idea what blogging is. But if there is one thing I learned it’s speaking or shall I say writing with your heart. Share your joys and pain and let others know you are just as human as they are. Sincerity…sincerity….sincerity..goes a long, long way. Extend a hand, cherish and value the friendship and community. Share images that delights the mind and heart. Having faith and just persevere with passion.

    • 11/03/2013 2:10 am

      TY and you have done all of the above quite well… TY for your friendship always. 🙂

  21. 23/02/2013 2:12 am

    This is an enormously interesting read – really choice post.

    I didn’t think long term, or the importance of, my blog name, but thank goodness it remains okay. As for ‘by your name and use it’ – I don’t understand. How do we buy our name? And is it not already our own?

    Re SEO and HTML & you say get a grip on them, & that can enhance it all for you – I wouldn’t mind if you actually did an article on their meaning to us bloggers, what we can do re them, for I have no idea!

    This is just a great post. Cheers!

  22. 23/02/2013 3:31 am

    Really a great post, interesting and filled with good advice… 🙂

    • 11/03/2013 2:28 am

      TY so much and the journey continues even at the slow pace I’m on lately.

  23. 23/02/2013 3:37 am

    Very interesting and very true post. Good advice for starters too. Thank you

    • 11/03/2013 2:29 am

      TY so much. I’m glad you found some value in it. 🙂

  24. 23/02/2013 10:04 pm

    Great post, Eliz. Your tips are excellent reminders for blog development and change, so thank you for passing them along! It took me two years of research and thought before I launched my Studio Diary. I created the blog as a way for people to get to know about me as an artist, and all that encompasses my creative mind. My blog is to help grow my Etsy business. It has been a process for me to balance creative development of new jewelry design, narrow down inspiration context to load, and maintain my production schedule to keep up with my order deadlines. I am still working on a flow that works for me. Blogging has been a wonderful experience regardless. I appreciate the inclusion of Napoleon Hill’s quote, which I believe in. Your perseverance and passion is amazing!

    • 11/03/2013 2:35 am

      Ty Allison for all the support… I have had a trying year so far but things will improve. I’m glad some folk found something here to mull over. It’s been a long journey for me and not always easy. I do love writing, and that has sustained me. 😉

      • 15/03/2013 10:31 pm

        Dear Eliz, I just wanted to send a note saying that I have missed your posts and hope the “tryings” in your life will lessen in the days ahead. I am sad to hear that your year so far has been a tough one. XX, Allyson

      • 24/05/2013 12:46 am

        TY and sorry about my absence from your blog. Will catch up I pray. TY!

      • 30/05/2013 8:59 pm

        Liz, I am sorry I missed your comment. I have been thinking about you and hope that all is well. I am here in Manhattan if you need anything. :). Take care.

    • 17/06/2013 12:08 pm

      TY Allyson! i will take you up on it someday… Take you for sharing your light… I plan to be back on track and looking forward to reading your blog and many others again. 🙂

  25. 24/02/2013 12:14 am

    Again, great advice.
    Of all the things you have listed, staying connected is my biggest challenge. I really need to work out a system to organise ‘catching up’ better 🙂

    • 11/03/2013 2:38 am

      My dear Madhu… you know it is mine too! This year has been difficult and I’ve fallen in more ways than one… WE pick up where we left off and I hope to do so. TY! for your patience too.

  26. 24/02/2013 11:47 am

    Excellent advice!

    I’m thinking of taking a blogging break; I feel burned out. Keeping up with comments and other blogs is exhausting and it’s like having a full time job.

    • 02/03/2013 5:44 am

      Welcome to the club!!! Plus, it pains me to be so behind with visits to others. You know how much I value commenting on other blogs as I believe it fosters a sense of community… I’m swamped with serious family stuff and I hope things will shift this month so I can catch up with every one.

  27. 24/02/2013 3:06 pm

    Wonderful wonderful post Elizabeth! I needed your advise as you have two years of experience on me !!!! I find it hard to set goals now and just write mainly for me. I also write daily which may be too much or bothersome for readers but I just love to write/ it is hard to know what way to go. It would also be wonderful to make some money as I feel like it is a very time consuming labor of love but I haven’t made a dime. What are word ads? My dream is to someday monetize the blog and donate all the money back to all the NGOs I write about!!!!

    • 02/03/2013 5:45 am

      Yes you can and will. You need you own domain name to start with WP and then build from there. TY! 🙂

  28. 24/02/2013 4:33 pm

    once again, very helpful tips you shared. i like your point about a blog going through changes. good to know ahead of time to avoid a freak out moment(s). as far as posting, i find sometimes it flows often but other days, due to other distractions, it drips out. i’m still learning to deal with being so inconsistent. you motivate. thank you!!

    • 11/03/2013 2:42 am

      TY Sunshine and apologies for my absence… I’m under a lot of changes and will catch up i pray. Yes, blogging is like real life; ups and downs … Stay with it and keep plugging away. it’s not how much we write but what our readers want that matters.:-)

    • 17/06/2013 12:08 pm

      I concur. TY! 🙂

  29. 24/02/2013 7:45 pm

    Great post, Elizabeth.

  30. 25/02/2013 6:48 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful and useful advice 🙂

  31. 26/02/2013 4:39 am

    A brilliant post. You really always are an inspiration, and here you go again. I don’t know anything about coding and the like, but perhaps I could do with finding out. I fear I’m a bit of a slow learner, but I’m getting keener to learn

  32. Goz permalink
    26/02/2013 10:05 am

    great tips, written in such an engaging style.. thanks Liz!

    • 11/03/2013 2:49 am

      Thank you dear one and I wonder if it was beneficial… glad to hear! 😉

  33. 28/02/2013 8:51 am

    20 very useful advice! Blogging… it’s also a path and of course when we start we always kind of make mistakes at some point, prepared or not. Blogging is a learning process for me 🙂

    • 11/03/2013 2:51 am

      It is a great learning process for me too… and this post was to share parts of the journey. I’m still in progress with ups and downs too. TY! 😉

  34. 28/02/2013 6:50 pm

    You’ve done it well. I’m always stunned/impressed by how many comments/likes you get–every time!

    • 11/03/2013 2:54 am

      You are so kind Jacqui! Not always, but my blog friends have been incredibly patient with my struggles. I will catch up with them soon I pray!

  35. 05/03/2013 3:23 pm

    Very useful information, Eliz!

    • 11/03/2013 2:57 am

      TY so much Fergie! Glad to see you here again. 🙂

  36. 14/03/2013 5:13 pm

    I love this blog post! Can I quote you in my blogging class?

    • 21/03/2013 3:34 am

      Hi dear one! Yes, always and no permission needed. I’m on hiatus for a bit… 🙂

  37. Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty) permalink
    01/08/2017 12:36 am

    I completely relate to this post! You never know what to expected. I mean, you think you know, seeing other bloggers but then you realize it’s different. Great tips I wish I knew too

  38. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    28/10/2019 4:33 am

    Blogging was SO DIFFERENT when I started, I don’t think I ever would have had any idea it would be like this today. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  39. jkblooming4gmailcom permalink
    28/10/2019 5:25 am

    I love the way you wrote this post and also the added value of those great tips.

  40. Searcy permalink
    28/10/2019 5:49 am

    I just started blogging and these tips are great. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Pink Frenzy/Öku Möku (@Pink_Frenzy) permalink
    28/10/2019 9:50 am

    Thank you for all the great tips. I totally agree with you the quality over quantity. That will get you readers x


  42. Owen G permalink
    28/10/2019 11:10 am

    I like the inclusion of Darren Rowse’s tips. Very solid advice. All these little pieces of action are a step in the right direction.

  43. Play2WinApps permalink
    28/10/2019 11:46 am

    great information for new bloggers so they dont make the same mistake but be a head of their game!

  44. Heidi Dee permalink
    28/10/2019 1:17 pm

    Such great tips! I wish that I had known these when I first started out as well!

  45. itsahero permalink
    28/10/2019 2:57 pm

    This is a great list. I wish I would have had this as a reference when I first started!

  46. Traci Edwards permalink
    28/10/2019 4:19 pm

    I knew nothing about SEO when I started, man I wish I wouldve known more about that lol

  47. amayszingblogs permalink
    28/10/2019 4:52 pm

    Such a lovely tips about blogging actually blogging is not an easy job it take a lot of effort before publishing it. Your tips would helpful a lot especially to those people who wants to start on their blog 🙂

  48. Crickete, The Things I Have to Say permalink
    28/10/2019 5:20 pm

    You are ON POINT on so many things. I’ve been blogging since 2004 (online journaling) and then I started real blogging in 2008. I wasn’t too serious about it though, I just really love to write and I’ve kept my blog because writing is sustenance for me.

    My problem was I didn’t look around. I realized the entire blogging world had changed since I started and I’m so behind in the game.

    So I started this new blog, because my voice and my life has really changed through the years. I am looking at your points here and they’re really nagging on me especially on the monetization front. I really don’t know what’s taking me so long. And LOL on the book because believe it or nor, I have BOOK that I’ntve been writing for years and it’s stuck on Chapter 5. Meanwhile I’m a freelance writer and am able to complete tons of ebooks for clients. HAHAHA.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      28/10/2019 10:54 pm

      Welcome to the club. Don’t give up and do keep at your efforts. 🙂

  49. Ch. Nikhila permalink
    28/10/2019 7:25 pm

    This will really help out new bloggers. Great article.

  50. Sushmita permalink
    28/10/2019 8:47 pm

    This is motivating! At least I realized that I need to be even more patient! Thanks you 🙂

  51. Eileen M Loya permalink
    28/10/2019 9:25 pm

    My goal is to stay true to myself. Blogging is a way for me to share my thoughts and feelings in the hope that others may benefit from the life lessons I have learned. Right now, my biggest challenge is staying consistent. With everything going on in my life right now, it is difficult for me to find time to site down and write.

  52. MUDPIEFRIDAYS permalink
    28/10/2019 10:52 pm

    I really love this. Thanks for this very helpful tips. All newbie must read this and learn through it. And there’s a lot of good advice and so knowledgeable. You are great!

  53. TweenselMom (@TweenselMom) permalink
    28/10/2019 11:28 pm

    I can relate so much in your realizations. I’ve been blogging for six years and it is a roller coaster ride, up to these days. Gained and lost friends along the way but still, I don’t think life will ever be the same without blogging. I’ll be forever thankful for my grade school friend who urged me to try blogging.

  54. Cassie permalink
    29/10/2019 12:49 am

    Such great tips for everyone starting out

  55. AMY permalink
    29/10/2019 2:58 am

    So interesting post. This is really useful especially for the new blogger. Thanks for inspiring us. Looking forward for more blogs. Keep it up!

  56. Joanna permalink
    29/10/2019 3:18 am

    It’s amazing how fast things change in the blogging world. What is trending today, can be just a fade tomorrow. I started writing online probably around 15 years ago and so many things changed since then.

  57. aisasami permalink
    29/10/2019 4:12 am

    Great post as the many things you have pointed out is things that I have experienced in the past. I had taken a break this year to focus more on my sister visiting me for the summer. I also take time off the rethink how to make money off my blog and rethink.

  58. Samar permalink
    29/10/2019 6:27 am

    It’s really good to see how a successful blogger started it.

  59. myspiritualshenanigans permalink
    29/10/2019 7:04 am

    This was so profound. I really agree on most of these – the rest I am yet to experience (and gulp, not looking forward to it). I’ve made the mistake of being overly diverse with social media and now that I know what isnt working (or what has stopped working), I’m concentrating my energy to fewer aspects. And I totally wish I knew about SEO before! OMG! I feel like such a noob – I was under the impression wordpress takes care of it, but I guess not. Sigh. But thank you so much, this really felt comforting to read – not alone and definitely not the only one seeing this as a fulltime business with little returns and lots of pains 🙂

  60. momelite2 permalink
    29/10/2019 8:04 am

    This really hit home for me. I’ve been blogging for 10 years now and have learned so much along the way. I wish I had known some of these things. But what I didn’t know has brought me to where I am today.

  61. Rudy permalink
    29/10/2019 1:39 pm

    this will be great 4 folks starting out

  62. Kristin permalink
    29/10/2019 4:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information. I am glad to see that you are keeping up with your blog (even with the highs and lows). It gives me hope! 🙂

  63. Erik the Hungry Traveller permalink
    29/10/2019 11:27 pm

    Variety adds spice to life! Im glad i got to read this different kind of inspiration. I blog as i love writing and hopefully i can get recognized for my write ups.

  64. Gervin Khan permalink
    29/10/2019 11:56 pm

    Very useful and interesting. Very inspiring to those who’s just starting blogging. Keep it up!

  65. Shadrack biwot permalink
    30/10/2019 2:44 am

    This is really inspiring. I couldn’t agree more it’s bigger than us. Love that part. This tips will surely be of help thanks for sharing

  66. Ntensibe Edgar Michael permalink
    30/10/2019 4:11 am

    Hihi….the point you mentioned about “keeping up with Google” is one that applies to so very often. I used to think that once I am “set” on the web, it’s going to be that way forever but these search engines always pull one under me and I find myself going back to learn a bunch of new stuff!

  67. JEssa B permalink
    30/10/2019 4:40 pm

    I have been blogging for 10 months now and i definitely do agree that blogging is very therapeutic! But how i wish i have read this before i even started out my travel blog!

  68. Simon Starchevsky permalink
    31/10/2019 2:23 am

    Great information. It is much aporeciated. Thanks.

  69. Agnes Vazhure permalink
    31/10/2019 2:28 am

    Your experience is really inspiring! To be honest I can relate to this and I also wish that I have had read this when I was still starting.This article will be a great help to those who are starting in this career.

  70. Olya Amanova permalink
    01/11/2019 9:45 am

    For me it is a journey of self-exploration and self-expression. I know it can be hard to get to know yourself better))))))

  71. Sanjota Purohit permalink
    03/11/2019 2:46 pm

    Ikr, but i’m glad I learned everything on my own. Making mistakes and learning on our own will lasts forever 🙂

  72. Adventures with Shelby permalink
    20/11/2019 5:19 pm

    I agree these are great things for bloggers to know


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