I hope you all had a great weekend and are starting this week on a right note. Today I decided to come on here and share with you some of the things I wish I had done before launching my blog. My blog is just seven months old, so I’m still a newbie and it hasn’t been easy, this blogging gig is not a joke but I’m getting a hang of it and learning something new everyday. Blogging has been such a great journey and I wouldn’t want it to be any other way, I now know why I started blogging and that it was the right decision to make. So now that I’ve finished my speech(clap! clap!), let’s get back to the topic of the mistakes I made before launching my blog.
When I started blogging, which is not that long ago, I had to learn a lot of things really fast and correct my mistakes along the way. I still don’t know everything about blogging but I like getting to figure out stuff and learning even much more from other bloggers. Once you get into this blogging world, you realise real quick that you are not the only one and that some have been doing this gig for quite some time which may make you feel discouraged and wonder how you can also get out there and join other bloggers at the top. This is how to get noticed as a blogger.
We’ve all had about this consistency, and yes people it is key. If you want people to know who you are and continue coming back to your content, then you need to have a plan on how you will be consistent in your writing and keep at it. I am not saying write a post everyday, I tried that and ended up just making everything even harder for myself. So I would suggest you create a schedule and have certain days for writing, planning and publishing. The more consistent you are the better for your readers to come back.
Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for this week. So guys, today I decided to come on here and talk about posting blog posts on your Facebook page. After I started blogging, they were so many things that I didn’t know how to do and I had to learn along the way. I noticed that every time I would post my blog posts on my Facebook page, the images would not appear and I would delete the post altogether and start over again. This happened so many times until I figured out a way on how to correct it without driving myself crazy. I am going to show you how to make your blog post images appear on Facebook.
When you start blogging, there are many things you have to do and learn to be able to at least get a hang of it and see where to improve on and what to change to make yourself successful. I am by no means saying that I am a pro at this but I am happy to have learnt so many thing as I go along and ready to continue learning even much more. To some, blogging is easy because they are either tech survey or just know their way around computers but to others it’s a nightmare and to be able to know what to do is a plus. We know that once you start blogging the next step is to make people read your blog, so I have come up with 5 types of blog posts that generate traffic to your site.
You need blog posts that will make people want to come back for more.I am not going to waste any more of your time and will just get right into it.
Happy mid-week everybody, I hope that you are all having a great one. Today, I have another post for you and it’s about blogging again. We all know the basics on how to start a blog, getting blog post ideas and writing posts. Now, let’s talk about the issue of whether or not you are doing things right or just hoping for the best. Here are some tips on what not to do when you are starting your blog.
1.FREE BLOGGING SITE
I know that not everybody has the extra money to pay for a domain but if you are really serious about wanting to blog and making it long-term, I would suggest that you think about spending a bit to get your own domain. Also with free blogging sites, you always have to use their designs and cannot be able to have wordpress and other popular products. Plus if you want to start to monetize your blog and become serious about working with clients and companies, I would suggest to get your own domain to make it look at least professional and not chase away anybody who would like to work with you just because they thought you’re not capable of having your own website.
2.CHOOSING A BAD HOST
This is also another important subject you should think about once you have started your blog, there’s nothing more frustrating than creating your site and making everything look just as you want and then your host starts giving you problems by the site being down or them not responding if you have problems. So make sure to do your research when it comes to the host you choose for your site, know what services they offer and if it suits you best, I use bluehost and so far, I haven’t had any issues. There are many hosts to choose from but just remember to first do your research before jumping in only to regret later.
Almost everyone who starts a blog reaches a point where they start thinking of how they can make some money while doing what they love, after all blogging is work and it takes time and effort. As much as some people may think that it’s nothing other than just writing whatever, I tend to disagree because by the time you think of what to write, then write it and then edit and find images, that is work. So when you hit publish, you know that you are proud of what you have done but will still have to go and do it all over again. That’s why if you think about it, shouldn’t you at least try to make some money from doing it? Plus a little extra money never hurt anyone. I have some few ways on how to monetize your blog.
If you already have some products that you use all the time and have even reviewed once or twice, why not make some extra money from them. All you have to do is find companies that relate to your niche and see if they have an affiliate program or if there is an online store that you always shop at, also check it and sign up. Once you do that, your job is to do honest reviews and try to tell your readers why you bought it, or how will it help them and if someone thinks they could do with that product, then buying it earns you a commission. At the end of it, it doesn’t cost the reader anything when you tell them about what you like only if they decide to try it out. There are many companies with affiliate programs nowadays, don’t miss out.
So, how was your weekend?
I hope that you all had a good one and were able to do all that you had planned for without any mishaps. Today I am going to talk about blog post ideas. We have all been there, where you know you really have to have a post up and then you get to sit down to start writing and nothing like literally nothing comes to mind, and so you just end up disappointed, frustrated and even start questioning why you even started a blog in the first place. Well you are not alone, happens to all of us and it’s fine. Here are 60 beauty and lifestyle blog post ideas.
Here we are again, another month another update. Last month I wrote an update on how my month had been here and decided that I would continue with updates each month in order to track my progress and see whether I achieved any goals I put out and add other goals for this month and what I will be doing better. February has been busy but worth it. This is a glance at February-My Monthly Update.
Health and Living
I am happy to say that I have maintained the weight I lost and will continue going at it to prevent disappointment. My son is adjusting with his school and is enjoying it more, which shows from all the stories he tells. This week, I am going for vacation for the first time ever since I had my son. Can you believe that? like I will be all alone without hearing “MUMMY MUMMY” non-stop which if you think about it, should be relaxing but is freaking the hell out of my life.
I have never left my son alone from when I had him and I thought it would be easy but it’s not. I am so into routines that I don’t even know how I will function, all I know is that I just might make too many phone calls which will make my family hide my phone or something like that, I have promised myself that I will really try and relax and enjoy every minute of my vacation without over thinking everything. Hopefully I stick to the plan and don’t end up regretting why I didn’t make it worth-while. I will be making a post about that when I get back.
So you’ve been thinking for a long time whether or not you should start a blog and already decided that you are ready to go ahead, but then there comes the issue on picking your niche. What will you write about, will you have different types of topics or will you stick on one particular one or will you be more adventurous and pick around four topics. Either way choosing your niche should not drive you crazy it just might be easier than you think. These are the answers you need when choosing your niche.
What is a niche?
According to the dictionary, a niche is a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment. So let’s get started and see what you need to find your niche.
WHAT’S YOUR PASSION?
What are you passionate about? What do you think strongly of? That’s what you should be looking into, finding your passion can be difficult at times since you may just really love a lot of things that you can’t be able to select a number. What you should do is take a pen and paper and write everything and I mean everything that you are really passionate about and makes you really happy when you think about it. After you have finished writing your list, go through it and check whether there are any subjects that have similarities with each other. Put all that have similarities together and within no time, you will notice that you will have different categories and all you will have to do is choose the one with more points to the other and find one title that sums it all up.
Hello everybody, I hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to tackle this week head on. My weekend was the same, you all know I do grocery shopping then come back home and try to relax. I am so into routines, and I think it’s high time I change it up a bit and do something new. Enough about me, today I want to tackle ways in which pinterest can be fun and help you as a blogger or for business. These are ways on how to use pinterest effectively as a beginner.
What is Pinterest?
Unless you have been living under a rock or something, you should know what pinterest is by now. Pinterest is a platform where you can find a catalog of ideas from all around the world, from parenting, food recipes, fashion, style ideas to try, literally everything. The best part is you can find the ideas you want and save them to come and look at them later. So now that we have elaborated on what it is, let’s see how you can use it effectively. If you are a blogger or a business, jump straight to no.6 and if you want to know how to start a blog find here.