Writing a Blog: 5 Things I’ve Learnt in My Tenth Month of Blogging
Writing a Blog: Month Ten
It’s month ten of writing a blog and I’m still learning every day. As I always say, thanks so much for still reading almost a year later! My stats are looking better than ever and I’m still working on what works and what doesn’t. 😉 So, if you’re writing a blog yourself, read on!
1. Quality, Not Quantity
Don’t get me wrong, quantity is also very important as the more of your articles are out there, the more you will be found. However, quality comes up trumps in comparison. You could have 10 rubbish articles that will never be found or 1 well thought out, valuable article that is read by hundreds (or thousands+) of people.
2. After Visiting Somewhere New, Write the Article Promptly
I have a terrible habit of letting all of my articles build up and then I don’t end up writing my travel ones until months later. There is nothing easier than writing a quality article right after you’ve visited that place and/or have had that experience. The article flows better, you’re less likely to struggle with ideas and it’s just better overall. I did this EVERY damn time and now I say no more.
3. Go Through Your Plugins and Check That You Still Need Them All
Does it seem like your website is running slower? Whether it is or isn’t, it’s always worth checking out your plugins from time to time. Make sure they’re all updated and if you’re actually using them all – especially in the early stages. Having loads of different plugins running in the background means that your website is going to load much slower and if you’re not using half of them then it’s just pointless. This is also something to do if you website starts going a bit buggy – deactivate and reactivate one by one and see if you can spot the issue.
4. Always Find Your Placement on Google
After you’ve posted a new article and you’ve put your heart and soul into the SEO, then don’t forget to keep checking back and see how it’s ranking on Google. You might find that it will take a while at the beginning, as the article needs to be acknowledged by Google and its bots. If you’ve managed to secure the top spot and you think you’re safe now, think again. Everyone is fighting for the top spot and you may find that other articles will overtake you over time. So keep checking, keep updating your articles and keep fighting for the top spot.
5. Focus on One Social Media Platform at a Time (Not All at Once)
I made the huge mistake at trying to get to grips with blogging, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest all in one go. I’ve never used Pinterest and I’m not great on Twitter either, so give yourself time to get used to them all. I found my strengths in Instagram and now I’m sticking to that to the meantime so I can build up a decent following. It’s better to have amazing stats in one or two forms of social media than having mediocre (or bad) stats on every single one. I was so overwhelmed and now I feel much better about it.
Like what you read? Writing a blog yourself? 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