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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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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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.

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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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MISTAKES I MADE BEFORE LAUNCHING MY BLOG

Hello Everyone,

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.

 

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MY VISIT TO CROATIA HOLIDAY ROUNDUP

MY VISIT TO CROATIA HOLIDAY ROUNDUP

It’s been a while,

I know guys and I am sorry I’ve been missing for a minute or two but I am now back and feels good to be at it again. I forgot how travelling makes me feel so exhausted and worn out by the time I come back. I mean all the packing and preparations was exciting and all until I came back to reality again. My son has always wanted to swim in the sea and I was happy that we were able to plan a trip there. I decided not do any blogging while away and to just have a break from it, relax and enjoy. So here is my visit to Croatia holiday roundup plus photos of course.

This was my second trip this year and unlike my last one here which I went on my own, this time around my family had to be there because if you read my back at it again post here, you know that I lived in Croatia for four years, had my son there and his grandparents always need to see him once in a while.

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HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR HOME

HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR HOME

As much as I like being organised, there are moments where it get’s out of hand and I end up going back to square one and restarting all over again. Most of the time it’s because I haven’t decluttered for a while and that goes wrong real quick and doing it after a while does help to feel that you’re getting a hand on what’s in your home. Plus once you remove all the clutter, it really does feel good and makes your home cleaner and your life much more easier. That’s why today am here to tell you how to declutter your home.

1.ANALYSE

First thing you need to do is analyse what you have around your house, go into each room and see what you have and know which room to start with. If you were organised before and you just declutter once in a while, then you probably already know what’s in every room. I showed you a while back how I get organised and how it has made my life so much better. Once you’ve perused through each room, we now get into the nitty gritty and here are questions you will have to answer in the process.

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IS IMPULSE BUYING COSTING YOU MONEY? LET’S FIX IT.

is impulse buying costing you money? let's fix it

Hi guys, I hope you had a fabulous weekend and that your week is going great. When I was grocery shopping during the weekend I realised how far I’ve come from doing any shopping in general. You see, before I would go into a store and pick something up because it either looks good or maybe I wanted to try it out without even giving it a thought whether or not I really needed it. I still have a juicer which resides in a cupboard because I thought I would be into juicing at the time. Nowadays, I’ve rectified that by knowing that impulse buying was the culprit and was costing me money. So onto the question is impulse buying costing you money?

The answer is YES

I know that sometimes you might really want something once you see it and I also know that unlike me, there some people who would like to have five sweaters of the same kind but in different colours. Don’t get me wrong but I just think that it’s a waste of money and would rather spend that money on something else. How can you fix that?

1.STAY ORGANISED

When I talk about staying organised, I mean know exactly what you have and don’t have around your home and if there is anything that you need to replace. Once your organisation is on point, you will less likely want to get something on the whim when you are out. So remember to get it together first by having an organisation plan. There’s no point of having three kettles just because they would look nice on your counter. To see how I get organised, find here.

2.HAVE A BUDGET

Impulse buying usually happens when you think or assume that you need something and not knowing it will cost you. To avoid that, have a monthly or weekly budget for everything, your groceries, home products, just everything. Once you have a budget in place, be tight with it and stick to it. When I started budgeting, I failed many times because I didn’t stick to it and ended up struggling when I really wanted something and it wasn’t good, you need to sacrifice all the temptations and just do it. A budget planner will really help if you’re just starting out.

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