5 Things You Should Know About Blogging

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Being a full-time blogger seems to be so rewarding and fulfilling but not everybody is cut out for it. Here are 5 Things You Should Know About Blogging.

1. It Takes Time to Get Noticed

Beginner bloggers often quit after a couple of months because they don’t see any increase in their site’s traffic and this a HUGE mistake! It takes time for your blog to get noticed. Keep on writing and continue posting regularly even though no one seems to be reading them. Experienced bloggers often say that only you “make it” as blogger if you’ve been blogging for 3 years!

2. It’s Not as Easy as it Seems

Blogging takes work. You need to constantly think about creating content that is relevant and interesting. Aside from that, you need to think about how to market your site through different social media platforms. You need to make connections, keep an eye on the updates of search engine algorithms and creating EVEN MORE content!

It is hard work and that’s why a lot of people fail at it because they expect it to be an easy way to earn money. Remember that nothing worth having comes easy.

Related: Important Tips New Bloggers Need To Know

3. It’s Not Free

Most people blog because they want to make money off of their content. But if you use free blogging platforms such as Blogger, Medium, Tumblr and WordPress.com then there are limitations when it comes to monetizing content from your site.

In order for you to have full control of your blog you need to self-host it by buying a hosting and domain name. This will cost you around $50 to $100 dollars a year.

4. The Shorter the Better

Make your posts reader-friendly by:

  • Adding images, videos or infographics
  • Use headings
  • Limiting yourself in using difficult words in your articles
  • Write 3 to 4 short sentences per paragraph
  • Use list bullets whenever appropriate

Related: How to Increase Blog Traffic for Beginners

5. Design is Important

The design of your site is the first thing people will notice. No matter how well written your posts are, if your web design looks untidy then chances are the visitors will click out immediately. Be sure to create a good impression on your visitors by making your site look neat and professional.

People everywhere are on mobile devices so it is also imperative to make your site mobile-friendly. This way, you can are able to reach more people and it will make your blog functional in ANY device.

29 Replies to “5 Things You Should Know About Blogging”

  1. Jane says:

    Thanks for sharing! Very useful and informative!

  2. Michelle says:

    I love that you opened with “it takes time to get noticed.” I think a lot of people –myself included– think it’s easy to get noticed and when you get into the thick of blogging, you realize it’s such hard work. But, if you love it, you’ll definitely stick it out.

    Thanks for sharing! x

    Michelle
    dressingwithstyle-s.com

  3. Tanya Young says:

    I 100% couldn’t agree more! I love posts like this because it’s showing those who want to blog it’s not as easy as it looks!

  4. Becca says:

    Super useful info! I wish I’d known before starting my blog that WordPress.com was different from WordPress.org, it was such a hassle to transfer all my content over! But it was worth it for all of the customization and plugins I can add onto my blog now!

  5. Prabashii says:

    It’s true. It doesn’t seem easy.

  6. Pari says:

    I needed to read this article. I have been blogging for a year now and I have seen no improvement in traffic which I must say is FRUSTRATING. Having experienced bloggers like you tell me that it will take 3 years or so helps me be more patient. Thanks!

  7. G says:

    Thanks for these tips! Patience is a virtue 😊

  8. Ashley says:

    Such great information! It is definitely encouraging for a newer blogger like myself!

  9. Keaha says:

    Great post! I’m taking notes 📝

  10. Maysz says:

    This could be help me a lot! nice article! thanks for sharing.

  11. Jaleysa says:

    These are great tips especially for people starting out.. it’s alot of research that has to be done as well..

  12. Thank you for this informative post. From your post, I have learned to manage my expectations as a blogger. I have been blogging for just about a year and found that even in this time frame. My traffic has exploded. It is a labor of love indeed! 💕 Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com 💕

  13. Linh says:

    Very informative! Thank you for sharing. I am still quite new to blogging and will def. try out some of your tips 🙂

  14. gail says:

    Agree with all of these! I need to work on my patience 🙂

  15. JP says:

    Blogging is no easy feat. It’s so important to stay motivated and keep going, but it can also be a little frustrating when you see blogger posting how they made a 1,000 bucks in month 2.

  16. Brie says:

    Very good insight into blogging. It took me about 3 mos to launch my blog.

  17. Swapna says:

    Very useful for a new blogger like me. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Vaishali says:

    I have been blogging for 7 months now and I cannot agree more!

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