10 Things I Learned In My First Year Blogging

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I’ve been blogging my journey since around 2010, but more seriously from about June/July 2013 – indicating that a full year has now past and I’ve written something like 130 posts since then!

I have learned so many things during this time and I wanted to share some of that knowledge with you. I hope my you can learn lot of things from my one year experience of blogging.

So, without further excitement – I give you….

10 THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING

1. Blogging Success is A Marathon, Not a Sprint

You can expect result in days. You have to give your best, and then you can expect result with the time being. First five or six months are always crucial for new blogger but you shouldn’t surrender. You have to do work with consistency, focus on your blog, try to share informative article and keep engaging your readers.

2. Your Social Presence is Must

As you know social media playing very important role in SEO, so you can’t miss power of social media. You should use popular social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and many others. It will help you to increase number of your regular readers. If you were ignoring social media, then you should join all social media channel right now, create attractive profile, and build niche related community over there.

3. Build Relationships

Building relationship is with other bloggers or related community is very essential. No doubt social channels are most suitable platforms to build better relations with other bloggers. Simply you can add them in your friend list, in your Circle, or follow them. After that you can take better advice from them as well. So try to make your online presence.

4. Stay Organized

Majority of bloggers fail due to this mistake. If you desire to become a well known blogger, then try to manage things effectively. Mean when, where, what you have to do. Time management is a key to success, if you can manage your time, then you are a successful blogger, but if you fail to do this, then you can’t achieve your target.

5. Quality Content Is The Key To Success

May be you are annoyed with this word now, but to achieve success, write quality and informative articles. Write for your readers instead of search engine. Do proper research about your topic before going to write, collect all material related to topic and then write in your own words. Your article should be in heading and sub headings. Attractive images are still useful to get the attention of the reader.

6. Copying Is A Bad Karma

Copying articles from other websites is just time wastage nothing more. You can get benefit for short time, but you can’t run for a long time. Now we are in 2014 and now Google is much advance as compare to 2000 or 2001. Now Google has many algorithms to hit these types of websites. So, if you are also doing this mistake, then you are also wasting your time nothing more.

Read: 5 Reasons You Should Avoid Copying Content From Other Websites

7. Helping Helps

If you have any kind of skill, then you should help others. It will help you to increase your popularity and better image in the eye of your reader. No doubt it will waste your precious time, but will increase your reputation as well. So I’ll recommend you that if you want success, then you should apply this suggestions.

8. Failed Attempts Are Just Some Funny Stories For The Future

Ahh ! In my blogging carrer, I faced lot of obstacles. I was not good in SEO, I was not good in WordPress and I was not good in writing. So, man learn from his mistakes and these mistakes can give you a lesion and you will never repeat it. At start, every blogger struggle, but as I mentioned above that try to find best solution for that instead you surrender it.

9. SEO is an Essential Part of Blogging

Without SEO skills, blogging is nothing. If you want to do blogging, then I will suggest you that lean SEO, how to do SEO and how to implement SEO techniques on you blog or website. Everyone can do blogging, but everyone can’t achieve success.

10. There will be Haters.

Not that I have experienced much of this yet (to my face) – but they are always around. Be yourself, haters are going to hate-simply because they have hate in their heart. Or they are angry about other things in their lives…or maybe they just really don’t like you. That is okay!
Many people will discourage you even your own family members can be. Don’t pay attention toward them, your success will be slap on their face.

Conclusion:

These are some points that I have noticed as a blogger. So I hope you can learn may things if you want. If you want to add something, please must share in comments.
Don’t miss to share with your friends and others. Keep enjoying your blogging journey icon smile 10 Things I Learned In My First Year Blogging

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20 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Yeah Waqas,

    I think you have learned many things as new blogger should not have capability to learn those strong things. Best of luck

  2. Nice and helpful info, most special is that new blogger make biggest mistake that they copy/paste content, which make them unsuccessful.

  3. Hi Ahmed,

    First of all congratulations on your first anniversary in this blogosphere. It isn’t something easier to achieve. Many quit blogging during the early months into blogging.

    Blogging of course has some hard lessons to be taught and your eighth point is very important; ‘Failed Attempts Are Just Some Funny Stories For The Future’
    Yes; they are funny at the end.

    PS: I found this post of yours on kingged.com

    • Thanks Emmanuel for your appreciation and feedback here.
      No doubt that archiving this target is not but if you work hard with presestancy, then nothing impossible to achieve. Yes, mistakes are good and man should learn something from his mistakes.

      Thanks for visiting here :)

  4. Hi Ahmed,
    Every blogger has story to tell. It may be a potpouri of good, bad and ugly! Your experience is peculiar with many people and I admire your courage in sharing them. Yes, there is no doubt that we can still learn from your experience.

    Every blogger should see blogging as marathon. It is not a get rich quick syndrome. Rewards are earned after investment of time, energy and money!

    • Thank Sunday for your feedback here and i’m totally agree with you. You can’t get without investing your time and efforts, and more important is, it’s a marathon.

      Thanks for your feedback here.

  5. Hey Waqas,

    Congratulation for completing your first year in blogging. I saw a lot of bloggers to quite within 3-4 months. It’s good to see that you’ve completed one year successfully and you learned a lot!

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. Keep it up!

  6. Andrew M. Warner

    Hi Waqas,

    Number 3 is really important. In blogging its all about building those relationships that can truly determine your success. I learned that important point about 6 – 8 months into blogging. I’ve only been blogging for a year and I’ve made HUGE mistakes that I’ve learned from and I’m still learning from them.

    Glad to hear about your year and all you learned.

    • Thanks Andrew, no doubt building relationships is an essential part of blogging now and without better relation with other bloggers you can achieve you success.

  7. Hi,

    Haters will come in every stage, one needs to take them casually and move on. Engaging with readers and bloggers is an essential ingredient. One need to understand that a blogger grows only if readers are happy.

    My first few months have been very terrific, now it is little stable. The best thing about blogging should be it’s healing effect.

    I feel less stressed blogging. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    P.S. I found this post on Kingged.

  8. Hello there Waqas Ahmed! In my first year of blogging, I’ve also learned a lot, but not all of them are used or applied.

    Just like you, I have understood how essential, Build Relationships, Being Organized, Quality of your content, helping others and so on in blogging.

    In our early days in blogging we’ve felt like we’re lost in an ocean, sure many can relate, they need help and reading post from different bloggers is such a big help.

    I found this post shared on Kingged.com, the Internet marketing social bookmarking site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

    • Thanks metz for your feebback here. You can’t apply all thing that are moving in your mind but 50% of them you can try to implement practically. Thanks for your valuable comment here.

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