I am a novice blogger. I started my blogging journey June 2018, so I am fairly new at this as well. But I am going to write some advice for you in hopes to help make your journey a little easier.
Do your research:
When I started my journey with blogging I didn’t do my research. I’ve seen that there are a couple different options out there: WordPress or Blogger. I wish I had done my own research or asked around prior to opening an account with Blogger. I’m not talking bad about Blogger but if you plan on trying to monetize your blog, WordPress is the way to go.
The reason I say this is because it will be easier to migrate your page once you decide on a Site Host and domain name. It was a little more difficult for me to migrate my Blogger account to WordPress. Thankfully the team at Site Ground made that transition easier. Unfortunately I had to redirect all of my Blogger links that are circulating around Pinterest. I’m currently using a Plug-in for that but I will eventually need an individual to re-direct everything on the server for me.
It is not a race:
Blogging is definitely not a race. It takes a lot of time and investment. Do not get discouraged! I’ve seen so many different Pins on Pinterest about their Monthly Blog Income and I’ll admit it discouraged me. However, I’ve come to realize that I’ll get there. It may not be today, it may not be tomorrow but I’ll get there. I just have to keep on going, and keep on learning.
Pinterest is your friend:
Say it with me: Pinterest is your friend. Once you become a blogger you should make a business account on Pinterest. Once you convert your personal account to a business account, Pinterest will start showing you statistics. You’ll also want to claim your page on Pinterest to get information about traffic to your blog.
Pinterest is definitely a huge tool. You can join group boards with other bloggers who can help your pins get out there. This will help you with impressions and get more reach! That means more traffic to your blog!
Network with other bloggers:
Definitely the biggest advice I can give you. I’ve come to realize that the blogging community is very friendly and very helpful. There are bloggers out there who will help you because they’ve all been there. Confused and not sure where to go. That is why it is so important to network as a blogger and establish friendships.
This will also help you get your blog out there. I’ve been really active on my Twitter and networking with other bloggers. I’ve had so many come together to help me reach my goals, it’s truly amazing.
Well guys, I hope this enlightened you a little bit! I’m not an experienced blogger but wanted to share with you what I have learned over the last six months.
DO NOT GIVE UP, KEEP GOING.
What have you learned this year about blogging?
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