This is a long overdue post. Before heading back to my two post series on strong-willed children, I thought I would take a break here and conclude the “Year One Blogging” Series with this final post on lessons learned. If you are new here, please do check out my other posts in the blogging series here and here.
So without further dilly-dallying, here goes 10 important lessons learned from one year of blogging. Hope this helps relatively newbies in the blogging world to learn from my mistakes:
1. Being Active On Social Media and Networking With Other Bloggers In The Same Niche
For most part of first year of my blogging journey, I was not at all active on social media (I did not even have a working Facebook Account!) and the only audience I had were the people in my immediate friend/family circle. But for a blogger to find her niche audience, it is very important to network and be active on social media. Without it, no matter how amazing your SEO is, the right kind of audience will find it difficult to traverse the vast array of similar websites and make their way to yours. So yeah, advertising your brand is very important when it comes to blogging.
As you can see in the Google Analytics data for FertileBrains, there is a very distinct jump in stats in from the Mar-Apr period, ever since I started actively promoting my content on social media (or as I like to call it I started “tooting my own horn”!)…