When I first started blogging I was hired by a company to make daily posts on “Prudent Living on the Home Front”. I was comfortable working on a computer, but there were so many lessons I learned while blogging.

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Blogging is work and sometimes it is more work than I care to admit. I approached blogging like a job and was committed to spending a good part of my day on the computer. I posted five times a week. Some bloggers post three days a week, but for me five days a week was my goal.

It helps to have a schedule of what you plan to post each day. I would also try to have several weeks worth of blog posts done ahead of time. You never know when you might have an emergency in life, and if you want to keep your blog going it is good to have some posts on hand.

Always proofread before publishing! Even with reading and re-reading my posts and then having my husband read them I can still go back later and find typos!

Posts should link to other posts both internally and externally.

It takes at least a few hours to come up with a final blog post. Having good pictures is important. Often it is the picture that will catch someone’s eye and lead him or her to read your post. Posts can be fine with only 300 words or they can be much longer.

Your blog should have a look and feel. Readers should know what to expect when they come to your blog. Have a logo and consistent colors.

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If you are on Word Press have Yoast SEO to help you with your SEO and readability. It’s almost like a game to make sure you get all green lights.

It’s ok to accept guest posts and to offer to write guest posts for others.

Social media is a good way to let others know about your blog. It’s ok to try and focus on just one or two social media platforms instead of trying to keep up with all of them!

One of the most important lessons I learned was you don’t have to do this alone. There are all sorts of blogging groups you can join to give you support and a place to ask questions. It’s also fine to join a group to host a blog hop where other readers share a post.

Have fun with blogging. Let your posts be entertaining, educating, informational and inspire your reader. You will find that the lessons learned while blogging are many!

5 comments on “Lessons Learned while Blogging

Kathi on December 30, 2019 2:07 pm

I loved seeing the image from our Simple Homestead blog hop in your post!

Great advice for new and experienced bloggers alike. Thank you!

Sheryl on December 31, 2019 8:17 pm

Thank you for sharing your experiences.

mireille on January 1, 2020 8:47 pm

I have been blogging for 10 months and have enjoyed the connections I have made with other bloggers.

Jean | Delightful Repast on January 9, 2020 1:39 pm

Wow! Five posts per week would totally wreck me! When I started blogging nearly 10 years ago, I knew I’d never be able to consistently post more than once a week, so that is the schedule I’ve stuck with from the beginning. I post every Thursday like clockwork and can’t imagine ever attempting a higher frequency. I hope you’ll be leaving your blog online. All the best to you and yours in your new location!

Nancy Wolff on January 9, 2020 5:45 pm

Thank you Jean!

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