3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog

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After all, hindsight is 20/20: it’s challenging to forecast the future, but it’s easy to figure out what to do once it’s happened. This is particularly true for rookie bloggers who are getting their feet wet in the blogging world.

Frequently, I’d think to myself, “If only I’d known then what I know now.” The fact that I began blogging was the start of many things I wish I’d known earlier.

Because I’m wiser than everyone else, this blog isn’t going well. It works in practice because I learned from smarter and more knowledgeable people at the time than I was.

When I initially started blogging, I failed badly, but I persisted and eventually figured out how to make a living. I had no idea what I didn’t know, to put it another way.

Even though this blog was an instant hit, I still made blunders and fell. I’ve wasted my time (and money) on a few projects, and I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did.

Make no Plans Do it

I’m overworked, which is a typical blogging complaint. What’s the best method for me to get my new blog off to a good start? 

The following year, I created a dropshipping website to profit from customer sales of outdoor adventure goods.

For many hours, I labored over the firm’s name and branding and its logo, product range, and design. I even developed a Facebook page and retargeting banner adverts to promote the brand.

Before launching my website, I made an account with an eCommerce platform and imported products from a dropshipping source into my Shopify store.

In addition, I (embarrassingly) alerted my friends and relatives on social media about the new company. The well-designed – but ultimately failed – endeavor created a lasting impression on the public.

I decided to create a blog on the site to grow its audience following all of this planning. I started writing blog entries, but I spent far too much time on them because I was afraid my (non-existent) followers would criticize me if they weren’t flawless.

To avoid a setback, I meticulously planned and perfected every project component. I had no idea I required backlinks and had made no contacts. I didn’t even get out of my chair and approach it as a serious matter.

I quickly realized that I hadn’t finished constructing a new website. It’s only a short distance to the starting line!

I could have spent all of my preparation time on something more beneficial. It’s funny to consider how much time (and money) I finished getting ready for this.

As a result, I’ve chosen to experiment with this site differently. I focused on content production and requested guest contributions rather than fretting about minor details or striving for perfection.

Instead of wasting hours trying to develop the perfect domain name, I chose my own, confident that it would not change and that I could easily update the content.

Using free web tools, I developed my logo.

Before embarking on a large outreach drive to create links with other bloggers, I posted only a few blog posts.

Even though nothing was perfect, I put in a lot of effort and came up with many good ideas. As a result of this realization, my focus moved from perfectionism to vulnerability.

Learning Lessons: Don’t get too caught up in a project’s planning stage. Blogs are dynamic, live publications that can be updated at any time. They’re an excellent example of this. Publish your work, put in the time, and make any necessary modifications.

Your passions can only take you so far before they exhaust you.

What is the best method for picking a blog niche? Isn’t that something that everyone wonders about? Most bloggers will tell you that sticking to a topic that you enjoy is the best way to be consistent and write about what you adore.

This is an approach I’ve tried before, but it hasn’t worked for me. Given that 95% of blogs fail, I politely ignore this standard advice.

How to Pick a Topic for a Business Blog

In my perspective, success breeds passion; if you start making money from your blog, you’ll be more motivated to keep going. To summarize, novice bloggers interested in creating a profitable niche site should concentrate their keyword research on list pieces, how-to guides, and comparative blogs.

It will be impossible to compete in all of the top ten ranking sites with an Ahrefs Domain Rating of 75 or higher. In the long term, finding a top ten site with a lower Domain Rating (under 60) means you’ll be able to compete with high-quality content.

It’s best to choose a specialization based on commercial factors rather than personal inclinations.

Make sure you avoid the following blunders: Don’t choose a specialization only based on your personal preferences. You’re usually more excited about engaging in a hobby than writing about the same topic for years.

Don’t push yourself too far from your comfort zone.

Is it better for me to write on issues A, B, or both? In the blogging community, this is a commonly asked question.

You’ll need to keep improving your subject matter expertise in that discipline once you’ve decided on a field of specialization.

The Google Knowledge Graph is a network-building engine that combines data from various web sources to create a network. The results become more accessible as Google’s search results improve and grow more sophisticated. Other alternatives for quickly accessing thematically related content include featured snippets, information panels, and image carousels.

Ranking for a single term is a thing of the past. You wish to be ranked for a specific topic instead.

It will be necessary to develop subject area knowledge on the problems you write about. This ability can be acquired in a variety of methods, according to Google, including:

On search engine results pages, links from high-ranking websites can be advantageous.

I’ve learned the hard way not to stray too far from your specialization. If an article you wrote about a specific topic received positive feedback, you should write more about that topic.

Make sure you avoid the following blunders: Trying to be everything to everyone simultaneously is a formula for catastrophe. 

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