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52 Comments

  1. Nilakshi
    March 16, 2020 @ 3:16 pm

    Great post. This will help immensely someone who wants to start a blog. We all face lots of challenges during that phase. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:24 am

      That’s what I aim to do. Thank you for passing by

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  2. Ana
    March 16, 2020 @ 4:05 pm

    I appreciate your honesty. Starting a blog isn’t as easy as it seems at first. There are so many things to consider and one choice can impact later choices. It can be overwhelming. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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  3. Zanaposh
    March 16, 2020 @ 4:23 pm

    Keyword researching was mine own mistake, thank goodness I was able to correct it a year and some months later

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:23 am

      I’m glad you found out about keyword researching and worked on it.

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  4. Chelsea Sauve - Wandure
    March 16, 2020 @ 6:25 pm

    Such strong advice for those looking to earn via their blog! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:22 am

      Yes I always wish I had started off earlier.

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  5. Manahil
    March 16, 2020 @ 6:26 pm

    Wow! The tips are amazing for a newbie blogger. I wish someone could guide me that good when I started off blogging

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:21 am

      It’s always my pleasure to help you out should you need any advice as a newbie.

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  6. Amber
    March 16, 2020 @ 8:20 pm

    Great post. Monetizing my blog is something I want to improve on. Luckily, I have my blog powered by Bluehost but I want to eventually get on a self hosted site โ™ฅ๏ธ

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:20 am

      Keep pushing on. You will definitely get to that point

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  7. LV
    March 16, 2020 @ 11:31 pm

    These are some pretty good tips. I wish I’d known them before I started, especially about the free blogs. I am now looking to move my blog.

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:18 am

      That will be a smart move you will always be glad for doing. I wish you all the best.

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  8. Zim
    March 17, 2020 @ 6:29 am

    “Google does not rank blogs that are free on google” – this is not true. I’ve moved all my self hosted WP blog to Blogger – and only needing to buy a domain name for one. SEO does not depend on who hosts your blog

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:16 am

      True. But In my my opinion subdomain blogs hardly rank on page 1 and does what I meant. Thank you very much for your comment.

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  9. Gervin Khan
    March 17, 2020 @ 12:17 pm

    These are important to know before and when creating a new blog. I will definitely save this and will share with my blogger friends as well.

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  10. Firewolfgirl
    March 17, 2020 @ 2:57 pm

    It’s very helpful for new bloggers like me and prevent us from making same mistakes. Thank you

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  11. Kondwani
    March 17, 2020 @ 3:54 pm

    Very helpful posts. I made some of the mistakes you made but Iโ€™m glad I learnt from them too.

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  12. Amber Hurley
    March 17, 2020 @ 4:08 pm

    These are really helpful tips. I have people asking advice all the time!

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  13. Celebrate Woman Today
    March 17, 2020 @ 5:26 pm

    Always helpful to read many opinions and best practices before starting anything new. Blogging has a lot of science in it, and a lot of creativity. But we need to know where to begin to get started.

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:09 am

      Exactly my reason for writing this needed blog post on starting a new blog as a beginner.

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  14. Razena
    March 17, 2020 @ 6:46 pm

    I wish I had read this 5 years ago before I started my own blog. I made many of the mistakes you mention and many others I can’t even recall without wincing at my own ignorance ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:08 am

      Learning from your mistakes makes you an experienced person. Take pride in the fact you have learnt from your mistakes and you can also help other newbie bloggers with your experience.

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  15. Sedija
    March 17, 2020 @ 8:02 pm

    These are some great things to definitely be aware of, when it comes to blogging, thank you for sharing!

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:05 am

      Indeed they are really great tips for new bloggers to be aware of. Thank you for commenting

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  16. Micki Tapper
    March 17, 2020 @ 10:45 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing from your past mistakes. I am brand new to blogging and everything you have shared makes perfect sense. It is so great that you are willing to help others avoid these potential road blocks. Best Wishes

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:03 am

      I wish I had someone tell me these things when I first decided to blog. I hope to help new bloggers like you more to help make your blogging journey a success.

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  17. Claudia
    March 17, 2020 @ 11:20 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I have made a few of these mistakes, but some of these I will implement now. Thank you again.

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:02 am

      I’m glad I could be of help

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  18. Marysa
    March 18, 2020 @ 1:17 am

    These are all great points to consider when starting a blog. There are definitely some things I would like to go back in time and change! So useful to know before creating your site.

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 9:01 am

      The good news is we always learn from our mistakes as non tech savvy bloggers. Thank you for your kind words

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  19. KatWalkSF
    March 18, 2020 @ 1:20 am

    So many great tips here! Ugh I wish I had them years ago ๐Ÿ™

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 8:56 am

      We have all been there and done that. Just do what you can to correct mistakes you have made.

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  20. Berlin
    March 18, 2020 @ 4:04 am

    We also started blogging for free and so many press releases on our blog. Now I don’t have much time to remove them all but they hurt my stats somehow.

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    • Francisca
      March 18, 2020 @ 8:59 am

      There are alot of cheap self hosting sites you can start with. It’s never too late to start again.
      you can use this guide to start.

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  21. Ruthy
    March 18, 2020 @ 12:05 pm

    I agree. There is also something satisfying about starting a self-hosted blog. Paying for a host and domain gives you the zeal for consistency. This is a good post.

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  22. Sabika
    March 18, 2020 @ 3:05 pm

    I know many bloggers personally who made the mistake of not investing in their blog from the very start. As a result, they only continued for a few months and then gave up. Thanks for sharing these mistakes, it’ll help a lot of new bloggers!

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  23. Gabi
    March 18, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

    Great that I found this post because Iโ€™m considering the idea to open a new blog! Great tips

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  24. Sydney
    March 18, 2020 @ 3:37 pm

    Great advice! So many people start with a free host and regret it immediately. I’m glad I had people like you to guide me when I first began and I’m STILL learning!

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  25. Kathy Kenny Ngo
    March 18, 2020 @ 3:41 pm

    Really great points. I’m in the same boat as you with the name coz I started mine 14 years ago. Thankfully people have come to love it so all’s well that ends well.

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  26. Grace Dada
    March 18, 2020 @ 3:54 pm

    Super helpful article. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  27. Lauren Kimler
    March 18, 2020 @ 3:59 pm

    Thanks for the tips. I will keep them in mind with my blog.

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  28. Kristine
    March 18, 2020 @ 4:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing steps that have helped you along your journey and for your honesty. We can all take these tips into consideration when running our blogs.

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  29. Jessica
    March 18, 2020 @ 5:14 pm

    These are awesome tips!!

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  30. Kimaya
    March 18, 2020 @ 5:46 pm

    Oh…I remember my early days of blogging. I was doing it as a child lost in fair. Then gradually Iearned many things in the field of blogging.
    Your post is really informative collectively,for a beginner.
    It would defined helpful for them.

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  31. Jackline A
    March 18, 2020 @ 7:13 pm

    I have been blogging for awhile and I made so many mistakes. Thank you for sharing this .

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  32. Monidipa
    March 18, 2020 @ 7:22 pm

    Free blog and wrong hosting had been my biggest mistakes ever. I am sharing this post because I know a few people who wanna start their own blog.

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  33. Lavern Moore
    March 18, 2020 @ 11:28 pm

    These are some great tips for starting your first blog that I plan to implement right away!

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  34. Aliana
    March 19, 2020 @ 12:49 am

    When I started my blogging journey I definitely made a lot of these mistakes and ended up quitting for 4 years cause I was over it. I’ve started this journey again with more knowledge than ever. I am still learning a lot though and this is a great list. Thanks!

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  35. WanderlustBeautyDreams
    March 19, 2020 @ 1:48 am

    These are such great points you made for those considering creating a blog. I need to take a few tips into consideration for my blog!

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