5 Myths about Blogging

(Last Updated On: June 7, 2017)

 

 

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.

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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:

A List of Pinterest Group Boards that Helped me Boost my Traffic

The Best Facebook Groups for Bloggers

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.

Happy Blogging,

Elena

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Author: Elena

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22 Comments

  1. cheap gadget insurance

    April 27, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Amazing a lot of great knowledge.

  2. Christine

    May 4, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I needed to read this today. Blogging is not a piece of cake and is such hard work. I think I am working longer and harder now than I did with my full time job. Sometimes I think it is too much but plan to not give up and stick with it. I’m hoping it will get easier. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Christina

    May 4, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Keeping up with the social media presence can be a full time job of its own! I hear a lot about Stumbleupon, have you ever tried it?

  4. Amber

    May 4, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I could have used an article like this when I first started blogging! I stressed out about so many of these things, especially the niche part. I didn’t want to focus solely on one topic, and I realized that my favourite bloggers were writing about a mix of topics as well, so I ended up just doing what I wanted after a while, and it’s been working out fine 🙂

  5. Ali Rost

    May 8, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Wonderful post! I couldn’t help but smile. When I started my blog I DID think .. I’ll write a good story and post a great recipe and everyone will come. (not so much) After that one of the hardest things was social media. Until I started marketing my blog, I didn’t have even one account (on purpose!) So, initially I hired someone to get it all set up for me and then gradually she transitioned out and I transitioned in. I tell you .. if I didn’t love blogging so much, there’s no way I would be able to keep up with everything it entails

  6. Noblandmakeup

    May 8, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Quality definitely wind wins over quantity. And I always hated that super niche rule. I write about make-up and body painting. They have almost nothing to do with each other, but it makes me happy. As long as you’re happy with what you wrote, then who cares.

  7. Divya

    May 18, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    SO true! Earlier this year, I struggled because I was advised to “narrow my niche.” I was frustrated by that because when I tried to do that, I lost my motivation and drive to blog. Which defeated the whole purpose!

  8. Ana De- Jesus

    May 18, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    So true that people think it is a get rich scheme when in actual fact it takes a lot of hard work. Also I agree you don’t need to have a niche either x

  9. August

    May 18, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I agree with you. We are complex human beings and cannot be on EVERY social media site. Also thanks for the group boards link on the end. I’m having trouble getting traffic on pinterest!

  10. John

    May 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I think the most important one here is quantity vs quality. I see so many “How to Blog” posts that recommend people post daily. I cringe every time i read that. Sure you need to have a enough content on your blog to keep people interested, but there is no way you are going to be able to launch a blog and post quality content daily. I think it is much more beneficial to post less frequently, but much higher quality content.

  11. Danielle

    May 18, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    This is spot on — blogging is a ton of work. Just keeping up with social media alone is incredible. Quality is super, super important, too!

  12. Anupriya Basu

    May 19, 2017 at 2:47 am

    That’s a very informative post, Elena! I am very inconsistent with my blogging and at times, I promote a lot on social media and then stop doing it altogether! And, then I think how come others are getting so popular, and my blog stats continue to be dismal. Blogging is a ton of work, but equally rewarding!

  13. Annemarie LeBlanc

    May 19, 2017 at 6:08 am

    I used to be so worried about my stats and compared my work with some other blog. But when I learned that success is not gained through that route, I started focusing on improving content. Yay. Success. Quality over Quantity!

  14. Brandy

    May 19, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I think that you have to have a presence on all social media. This means you can have your updates auto post. For example, I have been blogging for over 8 years and I have auto posts to Tumblr but you won’t find me on there being active. Yet ,I get traffic from there so auto posting makes sense. I do the same with Google+ – all posts get auto posted there however I rarely am interactive on there and yet I get comments +’s and all that jazz still which helps my blog. After 8 plus years there’s still learning to do as the times have changed and the blogging community has changed too with all new people. This list is a useful list to help others realize that not everything you hear about blogging is a “must” as some things work for you while it may not work for others and it’s important to run your blog as you see fit and in a way that works. I made thousands upon thousands blogging but I did it my way while morphing tips/suggestions or what worked for others into a method that works(ed) for me 😉

  15. Mardene Carr

    May 19, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    You are so right…if you build it that does not mean they will come. There is work involved if you want to see great results

  16. Mary

    May 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Blogging is definitely not easy. From trying to come up with ideas for posts and then garnering traffic, it takes more work than most people expect.

  17. kathryn Maher

    May 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    I am blogging a year and a half now and its a fashion blog…a mixture of vintage and modern…..initially I thought I would only blog about my love of this but quickly realised my passions for other related subjects spilled into my posts too. So I agree with you you must include everything your passionate about and want to write about. Its no easy road to ” Get Rich Quick ” either. x

  18. Courtneylynne

    May 21, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Yes! When I first started out I thought I had to have a niche. I was definitely wrong. You can start and figure the niche part out after!

  19. Elizabeth O.

    May 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I initially thought that blogging was a piece of cake. It would be as simple as writing a post and that’s it. Boy, was I wrong! There’s definitely more to it than that. These are very well explained!

  20. Crystal

    May 21, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I’ve been posting less often, but trying to create more in-depth quality and publicize more. The “rules” for blogging are always changing, but I try to crack the current code.

  21. Ana Ojha

    May 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    I agree with all your points! Blogging is tough and it requires a lot of hard work and a clear strategy to make a successful blog and earn from it! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea!

  22. katrina gehman

    May 21, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    i always get “oh you got that for free” nope, nothing i do is for free. lots of hard work but i love my job.

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