I know how it feels when after spending months on something you realize that you were going in a completely wrong direction just because you were misled by some greedy people or by people with incomplete knowledge. I was one of them and today after spending 1 year and 9 months on blogging I realize that things could have been different if I had done the things which I am going to tell you in this post.
This post is actually for newbies, if you are an experienced blogger then you may not get anything new out of it but you can relate all these things to you for sure.
Here I won’t be talking about the technical stuff because of two reasons :
i.) It is impossible to write all the things about blogging in a single post.
ii.) As a newbie you need to understand something else before the technical stuff.
Now I have told you what you will be getting here then without much ado lets come to the point.
Things You Should Keep In Mind Before Starting A Blog
1.) Prepare Yourself To Face Failure :-
I hope you are not shocked with the very first point. Are you ? Well, this is the thing you should prepare your mind for because to be very true every newbie fails at some point. Why newbie fails ? Because they don’t follow or they don’t know about the things which are written below. Following the below doesn’t assure that you won’t fail, you can and you should fail as failure is the best teacher in the world and if you fail then don’t get demoralized. You are reading this on Kingged, if you read the bio of the admin, he too has failed several times.
Failure is the part of success!
2.) Invest In Real Things :-
No business either online or offline can start without investment, you will surely invest in something but keep in mind that you invest in real and genuine things. I remember the day when I was cheated by someone just because I didn’t had any knowledge of it, I had to purchase a theme for my blog, it cost 6000 bucks but someone told me that he can get me the same for 4000 bucks, I went greedy and decided to save the money but didn’t knew that I was actually losing much more than that.
So in my advice, go for the real, saving in this way can make you suffer huge losses.
3.) Don’t Rely Only On One Person :-
This is somewhat confusing for newbies, the person here I am talking about is the person with incomplete knowledge who himself hadn’t achieved anything with the methods he used to follow. Obviously if the person is someone like Neil Patel, then this statement would go wrong completely because he is the man with knowledge and experience.
Explore yourself, give this thing a self study.
4.) Read Before You Write :-
Actually this is what you are doing right now and lemme tell you that you are doing the right thing by doing so. Speaking of my personal experience I never read anything, even after 3 months of starting the blog, actually my first website was not a blog, it was a classified website to post ads but had no knowledge on how to promote it. Not reading the blogs before starting the website was one of my biggest mistakes.
Like I told I was cheated, not only this I was fooled too, can you imagine how I was told to blog ? That man showed me the WordPress admin panel and said something like this – “This is the add new button, here is the text area where you have to write, this is the title line, here you need to insert your keywords for which you want your article to appear on Google’s first page and finally this is the Publish button”. Just this. Are you laughing after reading this ? I am.
Do some research please.
5.) Learn The Technical Stuff :-
Are you waiting for me to write something silly what I did in my early days? Me too, not because I like to make fun of myself but because I don’t want anyone else to face all these things, what’s use of that experience which can’t save the others.
If you have done some research then you may have come across the word “Keyword”, lemme give you an example what I did with the keywords told by those same highly talented (in a sarcastic way) people, if I was writing an article on a tutorial, say “How To Resolve 500 Internal Server On Only One Computer” then can you imagine what keywords I used to optimize this article, control your laugh if you can after reading the next line, the keywords were – Tom Cruise, how, to, resolve, 500, server, error, one, computer. The funniest was Tom Cruise 😛 . It was just because I was not even told what a keyword actually means, I was not told how Google works and refine results.
Learn the basic stuff like how to write, what to write, link building, SEO, what WordPress is, what blogging means.
6.) Learn To Give :-
Here is some give and take relation. If you can’t give then don’t even expect to get back. By giving here I mean by giving links and credits to the deserved. Don’t be ever shy of giving credits to someone who deserve like if you have taken some image from a source then do not mention to give links to that source, it is good for you too.
7.) Backlinks, They mean A Lot :-
Backlinks, backlinks, backlinks. Have you heard of this term before ? If yes then please don’t ignore them, they are very very very important but only when they are genuine and not spammy. Follow Brian Dean for a massive exposure to this term, he is damn good.
8.) Don’t Be Afraid Of Experimenting :-
Every successful thing comes from both successful and unsuccessful experiments. Blogging is all about experimenting, if I had not done some experiments then probably I may be doing those silly mistakes today even.
9.) Learn To Write Yourself :-
I have met some people who say we can publish article but can’t write the stuff by own, all we can do is copy the post, paste it in an article spinner and then publish that spin article on the blog, if you too think the same way then I would advise you to stop thinking of blogging right now, internet is already filled with massive content, nobody needs your copied and spin content, neither search engines nor humans.
10.) Only Writing Is Not Blogging :-
If you have understood the above point and can write yourself then lemme tell you the jobs doesn’t end here, you need to promote your content, let people know what you have for them, writing content without promotion is like building a shop and not opening the shutters ever, no one will ever come.
These are the things which need to be taken care of, don’t hit the arrow in the dark. If you have anything to say then feel free to say via comments.