It is sometimes difficult to believe that I’m blogging for more than 4 years now. And I must say what a fun and amazing journey it has been!
On the whole, I love blogging because I am getting to know other people’s thoughts and majorly enjoying the part of writing and reading. However, if I had to begin my blogging journey all over again, I will have done things otherwise.
As I’ve learned a lot over the years.
Sadly I can’t return in time and undo the mistakes that I had done, nor that I am saying that now I have learned it all, but my participation in the BlogchatterA2Z challenge 2020 had made me realized a lot needs to be changed.
Here are some lessons that I learned from blogging for 4 years…
- A headline is the most important part of the post, so keeping them short and to the point can attract readers. Moreover, utilizing negative words within headlines is an awesome way to boost your click-through rates.
- Well everyone knows that spelling errors and grammar affects your readers along with the search engine rankings. Utilizing numbers and bullets is an easy way to make your content more readable.
- Having headings and subheadings within the blog posts does help you to rank more keywords.
- To pick up new post ideas, I used to just search the internet, but later I realized that a magazine, newspaper, book, or a simple conversation can also give you unique ideas.
- I make a mistake of not utilizing properly email marketing.
- Not publishing blog posts regularly can make it hard for your website traffic to grow. Planning a regular posting schedule and sticking with it is important. Whether it’s weekdays or weekends, just stick to the schedule.
- SEO is a struggling area for all of us, while some say write content for search engines while others say write content for humans. It is one hell of a difficult choice to make for any blogger. But I am coming to the terms that to make unique you just have to be you (here I am not talking about the commercial aspect). People follow people not just blogs.
- The most important part is to make mistakes and not to be afraid to embarrass self.
- Asking for help does help to resolve a problem. Even if you don’t get the solution/answer, you didn’t lose anything by asking.
- Social media buttons are important because every single share helps and to value every person who takes time to stop by your blog.
- DO NOT GIVE UP EVER!! Nothing comes up easily and even though it comes, it can go as quickly it came. All we can do is work hard.
I’ve learned a lot about blogging in the past 4 years. I’ve enjoyed my journey( the ups and downs), and I am pretty sure that I will keep on learning more as I blog over the years to come. As I’m an HR by profession, I never that I’d ever find myself in the blogging world, every year apart from the above-mentioned lessons, I got to learn a lot of technical stuffs too (solving them was nerve wrenching though). I hope you could gain some insights from my experiences and grow your blog at a much faster rate than I did.
What have you learned from blogging?