This morning, a new blogger asked me to name 3 mistakes I made when I started blogging so he could avoid the same pitfalls.
I thought this might make a good discussion starter and something that might help new bloggers. So… take a few moments to answer these two questions.
- What are the mistakes you made when you started blogging?
- What would you have do differently?
Here are my 3 mistakes and what I would do differently:
Not getting my own domain - I should have bitten the bullet and secured a domain for my first blog the day I started.
- Choosing profitable topics rather than topics I was interested in – at one point I had 30 blogs, most of which I thought would be profitable. I couldn’t sustain them. I should have stuck to blogging about things I was interested in and passionate about.
- Expecting that good original content was enough to attract readers – I should have spent more time OFF my blog, interacting with people where they gathered, rather than having a ‘build it and they will come’ mentality.
So now it’s over to you. If you started your blog today, what would you do differently?
I’m looking forward to hearing your responses!