What I Discovered A Month Into Blogging.
A Month has past since I started my blog. I started it with no knowledge of what I was doing, and when i say no knowledge i mean nothing, zero, I was starting from square one. And let me tell you, it has been tough! However it has been a great decision. I get to write about my children and the things they do, and their daily routines make life very interesting. Blogging has definitely had its ups and downs. But is something I haven’t regretted…so far.
My first steps into blogging.
Because I had no idea what I was doing (at still don’t most the time,) I knew I would need help. I purchased a blogging course, Blog By Number from startamomblog.com. This is a course I recommend for any of you thinking of jumping into the blogging pot. She has shown me how to do and add things that I didn’t even know I would need! It has been a life savor. Even with this great course there is still such a learning curve that I am on. And I think that even if you could read up and study on all the how to start a blog articles that are out there, you still would be in a lurch on how to do things. In the last 30 days I have studied so much on blogging but have come to the realization that I need to just take it step by step. I can’t expect to know everything at once.
Things I would recommend.
Of course anyone could use help and recommendations. Here is a small list of the things I would recommend.
1- I would recommend getting into a course, find someone that can help you with all those plugins and SEO jazz. Believe me when I say its not easy to figure out. If you have help it will save you a ton of stress.
2- Join some blogging Facebook pages. The people on these are amazing and can help with any question you can think up related to blogging.
3- The thing I struggle with most is figuring out social media and how to drive traffic to my blog. If you study up on this a bit before you start, it might help come day 30.
4- Know that it will take time. I have been discouraged a few times this month, sometimes I feel like I don’t understand how to do some of what pertains to blogs. Most of the things I have a hard time understanding have cleared up though, I just need to give things time.
5- Put away about $100 or more to get your blog up and running and buy a course. I know money always seems so tight, but I am a believer in taking a risk sometimes if it will help you in the long run.
Blogging at day 30.
I started this blog for two main reasons. The first is to help my family financially. And in a months time I haven’t made a dime. That was to be expected. I have heard to give it six months, so that is my goal. Even if it’s only $50 a month, every little bit helps. The second reason is to give myself a creative outlet. Being a stay at home mom I have discovered you need a little something to make you feel like you can do something creative and fun too. So if you are thinking of starting a blog, really you just need to start it, learn as you go. It really is so much fun.
Why I wrote this post.
Before I started blogging I had wondered what the first month or two was like. But when I read blogs like “How I made money in a month of blogging” and such, I discovered these awesome bloggers had been at it for longer then a month. I decided I wanted to give others who were considering taking the dive, a little sneak peak at how it is at an early stage, even a month into blogging. I hope it has helped.
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