Here is the final instalment in this three part series.
Having spent about close to 2 months away from my blog and the blogging sphere, some realisations have surfaced for me.
My blogging journey hasn’t been an extremely long one – 3 years give and take – but it has been a very eventful one.
I consider it a great part of my personal growth – it was part of my “opening up” and putting my voice out there. It also allowed me to be creative and to write whatever I felt strongly for.
But the entire process wasn’t all that easy.
There were plenty of mistakes made, time wasted and plenty of (unnecessary) money wasted.
The blogging world can be hard to navigate. As a rookie blogger, who do you take advice from? How do you know what you are doing is right?
You will come to realise alot of information can be contradictory and you’ll also see some of the “dark sides” of blogging. People pitching sub-par products and giving advice that is not only unhelpful, but downright dishonest.
There are great bloggers with great products and advice out there, but sometimes it can be difficult to discern them from the rest of the crowd.
In this 3-part series, I talk about 14 different things that I’ve come to realise about blogging. Yes, most of them aren’t gonna be super positive. But I do feel that some things need to be said.
These are my personal experiences and are not in any way framed as facts.
Presenting Part 1!
One of the first few things to do – if you’d like to take your blogging seriously – is to purchase a domain name.
What is a domain name and why do you need it?
Oh, and why is it better to have a domain name purchased separately from your web host?
I address all that in this post. Come on in!
Are you a beginner blogger?
Pinterest has been a great social marketing tool for my blog. But the thing with Pinterest as with other Social Media sites is the need to constantly go on your feed daily and pin stuff manually. Ain’t no one got time for that!
Introducing Tailwindapp and BoardBooster. Two of the biggest Pinterest Marketing schedulers. I use both and they have been absolutely instrumental in my blog’s traffic spike and my Pinterest profile’s growth.
Let’s explore both, shall we?
This list is made up of the tools and courses that I’ve used in my journey as a blogger, and have been extremely helpful to me.
After spending several months researching, trying out different methods/courses and spending quite abit of money (some TOTALLY worth it, some not so), I’ve come up with a list of blogging tools and courses that would be ideal for you – especially if you are just starting off as a blogger.
But some of these can also be used if you are further along in your blogging journey. The recommended tools cover almost everything you would need as a blogger.