Newbie Blogger: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Eleventh Month of Blogging
It’s so close to being a year now and time has flown! Even though the end of the first year is drawing closer, I’m definitely still considered a newbie blogger in comparison to some of the blogs out there that have been there for years.
1. Read up on Blogging (eBooks, Articles Etc)
It’s almost a year in and I realised that I hadn’t even read up much. I worked on a website and had written literally hundreds of SEO articles, so for me it wasn’t a massive priority. However, even now it’s still worth reading up on things from the pros. I got a free month Kindle trial on Amazon and I’ve been reading lots of different books. So if you’re strapped for cash, this is always an option,
2. Play by the Rules on Social Media
We’re all guilty of not reading the policy statement when it comes to signing up on social media platforms, but sometimes it is worth doing just that. If you’re a newbie to social media, you probably won’t know that you’re usually limited to the number of things you can react to on the site in a certain amount of time, along with limiting how many and how quick you ‘follow’ people. Make sure that you stick to the rules and you’ll lessen your chances of being banned.
Sincerely, a girl with at least six temporary accidental Instagram bans.
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Change Your Website Theme
Getting bored with your theme and think it’s too much work to spruce it up a bit? Then you’re wrong! It usually takes a few good themes to finally find a great theme. Yes, so changing your theme can be a lot of effort – especially when it comes to customising it all, but if you really feel up for a change it can really, really benefit your website. I absolutely love my theme now and to think I was going to not bother because I thought it was ‘too much effort.’
4. Blogging Can Be Overwhelming, but It’s a Journey
When you go into blogging all guns blazing, you just want results fast. You know HOW to get there, but the waiting game is a killer. I’ve always found this as I’m a really proactive person who wanted everything done NOW. Unfortunately, that’s not how blogging works. Blogging IS a journey and it can take years to get anywhere. Something I’ve learnt is to be patient and persistent.
5. Understand the Seasonal Trends in Your Articles
Have you noticed that some of your articles are not getting as much attraction as they used to? Unless your article(s) have completely dropped off the grid, which really isn’t good, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about necessarily. I’ve learnt that gradual dips in viewing numbers for some of my articles can be linked to the time of year. I mean it’s common sense really, seasonal articles appeal to people in certain seasons, so don’t fret!
Like what you read? Are you a newbie blogger? Here are my previous articles on what I’ve learnt on my blogging journey:
- Starting a Blog for the First Time: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My First Month of Blogging
- Blogging for the First Time: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Second Month of Blogging
- Beginner Blogger: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Third Month of Blogging
- Blogging Journey: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Forth Month of Blogging
- Blogging Experience: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Fifth Month of Blogging
- The First Year of Blogging: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Sixth Month of Blogging
- Having a Blog: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Seventh Month of Blogging
- Blogging in the First Year: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Eighth Month of Blogging
- Blogging Tips: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Ninth Month of Blogging
- Writing a Blog: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Tenth Month of Blogging