My Major Blog Fail, Then vs. Now

My Major Blog FailMajor Blog Fail!

I’ve been blogging for about 4 months now. I read blogs for years and always “wished I could that”. Then one day, I said to myself, well, I can be a blogger too. I did a ton of research, read more blogs, and thought, heck, blogging is easy! So why was I putting it off, I asked myself.

A week or so later, I was reading a blog post on Facebook about making money through blogging. Now keep in mind, I had just gotten an associate’s degree in Business Administration in May 2016, at the age of 42. (Proud mommy moment especially since I was going through a divorce at the same time!) But anyway…

I was not finding work, no matter how hard I tried, how many interviews I went to, or what field I was looking in. (Desperate times call for desperate measures and I knew within 6 months the student loans would be starring me in the face!) I needed an income, now.

Back to that blog post

I wish I could remember which blog it was, but honestly, I was reading so many, that I just don’t have a clue. I clicked on the link for Bluehost, and bought my host service. Blogging world, here I come, I was officially a blogger! I set up my blog fairly easy with WordPress and so it began. I can’t even count how many times I changed my theme, just feeling it wasn’t right.

Finally I got the look I wanted and thought I was doing well, I started writing blog post, haha, when I look back at them now I cringe, I literally cringe! You can see one of them here. Go on, check it out, have a laugh, but DO NOT share a post like this, ever! No wonder I wasn’t getting followers, or any email sign ups, etc. This was absolutely horrible!

I quickly learned blogging was a lot of work, especially for someone new to the scene. Through trial and error, I did and still am, learning many new things. I am getting followers, and have even started to make money, nothing to write home about yet but it is a good start. After 4 months of blogging fails, picking myself up and starting over, I do believe I’m heading in the right direction. I love blogging too much to not figure it out and have fun with it!

Don’t give up

Anyway, I just wanted to share my fail so if there is anyone who thinks they are failing or not doing well, please don’t give up if you love blogging. Recalculate your blog and yourself, ask for help through Facebook groups and keep moving forward. You learn through the mistakes you make and it all takes time.

*Tip, you have to like what you are doing and what you are writing about. If you don’t, your going to feel bored or hurry through it just to get your “post” out there. Your readers can feel the positive and negative energy in your post.

If your reading this and have thought about blogging but haven’t taken that step yet, take it from me, it is fun, yes, even when you make mistakes and get frustrated, the writing and sharing part is fun. I love to share my thoughts with others and this is the best way to do it.

If you choose to start a blog, Bluehost (link above) is having a special of $3.95 a month! Check it out and jump on the bandwagon in the blogging world for a special price!

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  • He, he. I don’t even want to look at my posts from beginning of my blog, circa 2007 😉 I actually go slowly through the archives now and redo old posts, and if they are unsavable, I delete them. My photography back then was sooo horrible.

    • I plan to do the same, but isn’t it amazing to look back and see how far you’ve come? haha I’m quite proud of myself at the moment because I have noticed such a huge change in 4 months!

  • Lauren Jane Cooper

    ive just started so great tips!

    • Welcome to the blogging world! I’m so glad you found this useful, good luck with your blog and keep pushing it forward, it all takes time. 🙂

  • Dawn DawnBlogtopus

    Thank you for the tips. I use Bluehost as well, it’s such a good plan to buy your domain before you get too far into blogging. It’s a pain to move everything over!

    • I agree and if you don’t do it right, all is lost! Bluehost has worked very well for me far, no complaints! I’m loving the blogging life and what I’ve learned on my way!