LESSONS I’VE LEARNT IN ONE YEAR BLOGGING

LESSONS I'VE LEARNT IN ONE YEAR BLOGGING

Happy Blogaversary,

I still remember the day I was installing wordpress and had totally no idea what I was doing( oh the memories) but I’m happy to say that after one year of lots of writing and learning along the way, I managed to keep at it. So yes people Jocajic.com turned one last week and I had to write a post to tell you how everything was and most of all the lessons I’ve learnt in one year blogging. I’m going to try and make this post not to be too long and just be straight to the point, so let’s get right into it.

1. CONTENT IS KEY

I know you’ve heard about this a lot but I’m sorry to tell you that it’s true. If you want to gain traffic and more readers, your content has to be good enough to make someone stay and read your blog and also want to come back for more, my other post here has more on that do check it out. So make sure you write content that you would want to read and gain something from at the end of it all.

2. NETWORKING

I learnt this the hard way by being late to the promotion party all detailed here. In order for your blog to do well, you need to be able to network with other bloggers by use of social media and joining groups. It may sound as the simplest thing to do but you also have to figure out what kind of groups are right for you and are along your niche. By you doing that, you not only get traffic but you end up learning so much more from other bloggers out there just like you by asking for help where necessary that will help you in your blogging journey. I have been able to join great groups all through Facebook, Pinterest and Tailwind tribes which have really helped me immensely.

LESSONS I'VE LEARNT IN ONE YEAR BLOGGING

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HONEY, GARLIC & GINGER CHICKEN

HONEY, GARLIC & GINGER CHICKEN

Hello Lovely People,

I hope you are all doing great and are ready for the festive season, I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner and I still have to figure out exactly when I’m going to put up my tree I know I’m a bit late but before I do that, I decided to come on here today and share with you all a lovely recipe. All you’ll need is some time and you’re good to go, here is what you need to make this delicious scrumptious honey, garlic & ginger chicken.

HONEY, GARLIC & GINGER CHICKEN

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GIFT GUIDE IDEAS FOR HIM

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, so last week on my other post I gave you guys gift ideas for her and told you that I would be back with another one only this time, it would be for the men in your life. Plus the best part is you get a chance to win a product from Kurtis Paul who if you haven’t heard about them have beautifully crafted bags and accessories for men which you could choose to keep or even gift it for someone special which is a great idea. So without further ado, here are some gift guide ideas for him.

Gift guide ideas for him

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OPEN FACED TOMATO & MOZZARELLA SANDWICHES

OPEN FACED TOMATO & MOZZARELLA SANDWICHES

It’s been a while since I gave you guys a recipe and decided why not? After all I do love my food. This week I got to make my simple, fast and delicious sandwiches. The best part about them is that you can totally add whatever toppings you want to them depending on your preference and you will end up with something good. I usually love using white bread for them but brown works well too. Here is what you need for these open faced tomato & mozzarella sandwiches.

OPEN FACED TOMATO & MOZZARELLA SANDWICHES

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GIFT GUIDE IDEAS FOR HER

Can you believe it?

It’s almost that time of the year again and we all know what that means, it’s time to start figuring out when to put up that tree, what will be on your menu, will you be hosting or attending and when you should start doing your gift shopping. Usually, I try dropping hints here and there and hope for the best which has never really worked out and will be changing my strategy this year, but if you run out of time and have no idea what you could get for the special woman/women in your life, here is a great list on some holiday gift guide ideas for her and I hope you like them as much as I do.

Gift guide ideas for her

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5 REASONS WHY YOUR BLOG MIGHT FAIL

So you’ve read all about starting a blog, decided to start one and are now publishing  posts every week hoping and wishing that everything works out fine and that you will not regret your decision. We all hope for the best in our blogging endeavours but you also come to realise real quick that blogging does take a lot of work and planning. This can either be a good or bad thing for you depending on where you want to take your blog and how serious you are about it. So I came on here today to give you 5 reasons why your blog might fail and see if any of them apply to you.

5 reasons why your blog might fail

As I said before,

There is a lot of planning and work involved when it comes to blogging and as much as I would want to sugar coat it and say we will all make it, I can’t because that would depend on whether or not you came into it for the right reasons or not. So without rumbling anymore, let me just get into it and start with the first reason.

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REASONS WHY I DON’T STAY TO READ YOUR BLOG

So why don’t I stay to read your blog?

I’ve been blogging for nine months now and boy has it been a journey, from learning something new almost everyday, to doing research, getting frustrated at times and correcting mistakes along the way. All in all, it’s been great and as much as I love finding new blogs to read and follow, there are certain things within some blogs that just make me leave within seconds of visiting the blog. Sounds harsh but I’m going to be honest and tell you the reasons why I don’t stay to read your blog.

reasons why I don't stay to read your blog

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TASTY HOMEMADE BEEF SAMOSAS

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and starting this week off right, another week calls for another post and today I decided to come on here and share with you a recipe of one of my delicious bites that I love to make. Samosas are great when it comes to entertaining or even as snacks and the best part is that you can make the filling with whatever your heart desires so long as it’s edible. I used meat in mine but if you’re a vegetarian, you can use potatoes and peas or a medley of your favourite vegetables and you’re good to go. This is how to make my tasty homemade beef samosas.

TASTY HOMEMADE BEEF SAMOSAS

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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR BLOG’S PAGE VIEWS

I’m back,

Hello everyone. I know it’s been a while and I’m happy to be back. The past two weeks have been tough dealing with being sick and just not feeling great at all. But now I am a bit better and getting back to feeling like myself again which is the best feeling ever. This post today is for those people who just started blogging and are still figuring out how to increase their page views without selling their souls or having to buy something to get the information they need. So here is how to increase your blog’s page views if you are a newbie blogger. In case you missed my post on the mistakes I did before launching my blog, do check it out here.

Blogging is really like a hit or miss sometimes whereby what may work for one blogger may not necessarily work for you and that is totally fine. There’s no point of beating yourself up if you tried what another person did and it just didn’t work. All you have to do is regroup and find new strategies that will work for you. I’m just going to stop rumbling here and get on with the main points, clearly it’s been a while since I wrote a post.

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PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES FOR NATURAL HAIR

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you all had a lovely weekend and are ready to rinse and repeat. Last week was all over the place for me, my son is starting school and I’m happy for him and nervous at the same time too. So since it’s going to be school errands every single day, I really don’t have the energy to be making my hair every single day and that’s where my protective styles come in and rescue my life for a month or two. Natural hair is not a joke and the struggle is real, so giving my hair a rest from all the twist outs and flat twists is necessary. I know there are various kinds of hairstyles out there but these are my go to protective hairstyles for natural hair.

 

PROTECTIVEHAIRSTYLES FOR NATURAL HAIR

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