As I myself am still figuring how to get better at it everyday to get the attention of my audience and most importantly staying true to my PASSION. Why I said that is because when you focus on what the audience want, sometimes they tend to make you create contents you’re not passionate about thereby making you run out of ideas which leads to inconsistency.
Here are some common mistakes I made that you should avoid!.
- CHOOSING MY NICHE
As a newbie and all passionate to start my own blog, I wanted a platform where I can write myself to content but guess who my role model was? LINDA IKEJI ! No doubt lindaikejisblog.com has made a big name for herself in the Blogging industry but was she the right Mentor I’ve chosen for myself? NO!
It made me go into the Entertainment NICHE instead, I started copying contents to post instead of creating mine because as an entertainment blogger. You’ll need to possess this stalking ability to be able to know what’s going on in the industry. Keep ears on ground for the latest occurrence, so you can be the first to blog about it. Thereby making you the primary source to other bloggers. Which is the area I sucked at!. It became time consuming, as entertainment Niche requires your 24/7 online attention.
So before you start, make research on the Niche you’re passionate about for consistency and good content creation.
2. FINDING MY BRAND NAME
Again, LINDA IKEJI did me hard on this one; smiles. Without further thoughts I decided to also craft my name as ‘VICTORIA EJEH’s Blog’. You can see that there’s no authenticity in that.
So in 2019, a need arised for me to change my web host. Then I needed a new name and a fresh start. You can imagine how that feels, well that’s blogging for you. I have come to learn that you don’t become a blogging guru at once, you grow through it.
With the help of my auntie, VEENA’S CORNER was birthed and I don’t see it changing in years to come. Because the name fits into any NICHE I’m in now or decide to go into in FUTURE.
So again, before you go to the next stage which is launching your blog, search thoroughly for a unique and resounding Brand name that leaves a touch of you wherever it goes.
3. WHERE TO LAUNCH MY BLOG
Without having deep knowledge about which website to host my blog, I started blogging on Blogspot.com because it is totally free. But with time I began to learn about it and became aware that I don’t actually own it. It is a free platform that can be taken down any freaky time.
The next step I took while getting a domain name was to host my site on WordPress. You can see the benefits of hosting your site on WordPress Here .
This is helping me a lot with the templates, plugins and lots more. Consider launching your blog on WordPress when you are ready to begin your blogging journey.
Will do an update to this post in the long-run.
In the meantime, those were the basic mistakes I made when I started blogging that I think you shouldn’t make. But hey, mistakes make you advanced in experience. So just start blogging those awesome ideas you have locked up in your head. START YOUR JOURNEY!
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