5 Myths about Blogging
No matter how long you have been blogging, there is still so much to learn. The internet nowadays is full of information that are not that useful so it is difficult to know what is true and what is not. I remember when I first started blogging I came up to some articles about most successful blogs, and after I was done reading I realized that they were just words that were not making any sense at all. Many articles that I read on the internet were just a simple SEO articles that were written that way just to use the right amount of key words so they would rank high on Google, and after you finish reading you know that they are so full of nonsense. I have been writing SEO articles long enough to recognize a good quality article from bogus ones. This time I will expose some myths about the most successful blogs, because I have paid my fare share when it comes to distinguishing which tips are true and which are false.
You need a niche for your blog
At the beginning I thought that this is true. But then I realized we are complex human beings so it is not possible to be interested only in one thing. I myself am interested in many topics and I would love to write about them too. I honestly do not believe that this applies to everyone. If you decide to blog about one specific thing then so be it, but if you do not, you have the freedom to write about everything you want to.
The only thing that you need to establish in your blog is the demographic of the target audience. You cannot afford, actually no one can afford to target everyone. So as long as your posts are interesting to your audience you will find someone who will most likely read what you have to write.
The most successful blogs Flock people to their site
Just because you wrote something and you think it is interesting that does not mean that people will immediately find it on the Internet. You need to share your content on social media to get noticed. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Stumble Upon are very powerful tools that you can use in your favor. The most successful blogs do not wait for potential readers to come to them, but instead present their work online in the best possible way.
Quantity over Quality
This is so wrong on so many levels. People will not read your 1000 blog post be sure of that. I do not read long blog posts either. If I do not find the information I need in the first minute I am leaving the site. Quality is the right answer here. You do not have to post every day just to be present on the social media for instance. Put a real effort in a good blog post and with time you will see the results.
Blogging is a piece of cake
Well if you have not been blogging so far, you might think that blogging is easy. But if you want to be a successful blogger you need to work really hard. This is not a “get Rich fast” job. In order to start actually earning from your blog you need a good amount of followers and page views, and that really takes time to build. And it can be so exhausting at times, so there might be times when you would feel that it is better to find a ‘9-to-5’ job, but once you get the gist you will realize that it is not that difficult.
You need to be present on every social media
It is impossible to be present on every social media, since there are a lot of them now. It is time consuming and you might end up wasting your time updating your status instead of working on your next blog post. Of course you can try different sites at the beginning, and I would encourage you to do so. Later you will see which is more beneficial for yourself. The most successful blogs use Pinterest, Facebook and Stumble Upon, which are also my favourites.
If you are struggling to bring traffic to your blog post then you can find some tips and trick here:
If you still do not have a blog you have no idea what you are missing. This is the most convenient job in the world. You can earn from the comfort of your home. It might be difficult at times but it is very rewarding. If you do not know how to start you can check my post Start a Successful Blog in 3 Easy Steps.
If you have any questions feel free to ask in comment section bellow and I would be happy to help you.
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