Blog Building- Part 4 – What I’ve learnt so far

I hope you have enjoyed reading this mini series about my journey going self hosted and building up my blog from scratch. (you can find Part 1 part 2 and part 3 here)
It really is a learning curve and theres still so much to do on the blog (most of which will come with time).I throught that I would conclude with a little post about what I’ve learnt not only about building the blog but also blogging in general.
I really hope I have been able to help with these posts, I’m not a pro by any means but I’m really proud of the progress I have made in a short space of time.
  • Dont be afraid to go it alone, fear only stops us doing things if we let it. Have faith that you and your blog are good enough. Check out my post about feeling your blogs just not up to standard here)
  • Do your homework, check out different hosting companies and what they can offer you. Also think long and hard about your chosen domain name this will be the focal point for your blog
  • Play around with themes to find out what really suits you and your blog
  • Check out other bloggers to see what they recommend in terms of plugins etc
  • Don’t go crazy with plugins ,too many will slow the site down
  • Join Linkeys- These are a great way to promote your blog and find other great blogs to read and support (you baby me mummy has a fab list)
  • Up your social media game. Be active on social media and make your online presence known, this will get brands to eventually notice you
  • If you want to work with brands then in the beginning you will have to approach them, come on whats the worse that can happen
  • Comment comment comment. Not only will commenting also get you noticed it’s a great way to show support in the community
Good luck building your bl
ogs from the ground up. I’m sure your all going to be fab 🙂

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. October 22, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Great tips. There is always more to learn but you just need to get started. Kinkiest have been great for me and brought me so much traffic and introduced me to some amazing blogs which in turn gave me ideas for how I wanted my blog to look/run. Finding the right theme was a big turning point for me as it really changed the way I felt about my blog x
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      October 22, 2016 / 9:18 pm

      the theme is important its the whole thing really (next to content) I think newbies always panic thinking they need to spend money when it comes to a theme when really wp themes are just as good. Thanks for the comment.

  2. October 30, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    Building up a blog is exciting but such a minefield. I am still at the beginning of my blogging journey and believe me or not – it took me good part of September to decide on a theme, which I changed twice anyway.. I am not sure I will have the courage to approach brands but I am determined to work on the traffic generation and social media. Great tips!!!

    • Kris
      October 31, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      Dont overthink things like themes and plugins, they can all be changed at a later date. I hope my mini series has helped a little my blog def isnt one of the big contenders but it certainly holds as much worth as some of the bigger ones. Dont be afraid to approach brands, the worst they can say is no. I would suggest start small, for example I approached MAM when I first started blogging and they sent me lots over the years to review they didnt care about my DA or wether I was self hosted. Dont count yourself out of the race. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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