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.
3.SPENDING TOO MUCH
I know someone is out there screaming at me saying, but you told us not to have a free site, I did but you have to remember that you are not going to start a blog today and make thousands tomorrow. The saying you have to spend money to make money might have crossed your mind but you are just beginning, don’t go paying for everything that comes your way and say it’s all about growing my blog, choose where it’s necessary and put the rest on hold to think about later once you start getting a hang of it and have extra earnings.
4.NOT SPENDING WHERE NEEDED
I am going to go against my previous point above, all because I should at least elaborate more for those who want to know. Once you start a blog, there are many things that come up that need subscriptions and all and also require paying. When I talk about not spending where needed, I mean like for your sites’ security and protection, also to get rid of spam we all know how they can be annoying. It’s mostly about the maintenance and what will make your site run smoothly until you reach a point where you would maybe want to spend on new themes and courses. You have to remember this is what not to do when starting your blog keyword here being STARTING so spend where necessary.
5.CHOOSING A NICHE FOR THE SAKE OF IT.
Once you start a blog, you have to remember that you have to keep on writing regularly and the niche you choose is important for your success. For answers you need when choosing your niche, you can check here. Don’t choose a niche you are not passionate about or even care less of because you will just be setting yourself up for failure, think about it and be ready to have to simplify them until you find the one that is right for you and your blog.
6.STRESSING OVER THE NAME
I have seen that many people are ready to start their blog only to get stuck when it comes to naming it. Yes I know it’s all in the name but if you think about it, the longer you take to think of a name, you would have done so many things on your blog like having written down posts to be ready then change later and decide on a more permanent one. If people like your blog at first and then you change your name, it doesn’t mean they will not come back because you changed it. If you have good content, they will always come back. So stop stressing about your blogs’ name and start already, it will come when you get into it.
7.IGNORING SOCIAL MEDIA
I have said this in my other post, that social media is taking over and it’s where everybody is nowadays, know that when you are starting your blog, not to forget to also start being active in social media if you don’t have accounts, do open them because for you to have traffic to your blog, you will need to start involving yourself and try to converse with others who are in your niche and get to know them. Not being in social media is a big NO if you are a blogger. Pick few accounts you want to be in and start getting active.
8.DON’T GIVE UP
You may have started a blog but forgot to think of these tips due to some reason or something else, but guess what, you have learnt something through it all. Stop comparing yourself with a person whose had their blog for ten years and think that you can never do what they do because you can, don’t give up continue brainstorming ideas and writing posts, for beauty and lifestyle blog post ideas, find here. All you have to do is know what you want, go for it and never give up. There is always a way.