Things That Can Make Or Break Your Blogging Journey.

When it comes to blogging, I am by no means an expert. I started blogging while I was at University and chose a niche that was very niche. I chose to originally write about theatre shows because we received free tickets, at the time I was really passionate about it. But, since then I’ve branched out into more lifestyle topics and now I write about almost anything. Your traffic is bound to fluctuate throughout the years depending on what you’re writing about which is completely normal. The readers you have will often come back because what they will remember is not your content but you as an individual. So, here’s my advice about things that can make or break your blogging journey.

It’s something that I’m pretty sure you might have guessed. I first learnt about it university and learned how to use tools to avoid copying someone else’s work and wording (not on purpose, obviously). Unfortunately, there are many layers and levels of plagiarism in the blogging community. From stealing your branding to taking your blog to recreate their blog, they think that stealing multiple bloggers’ hard work will give them the result they expect.

I’ve been blogging for a while now, on here and for my job at the marketing company I work at. Honestly, it’s been an extremely hard uphill battle, the main issue I struggled to overcome is comparing myself to other fellow bloggers in my niche. After allowing this concern to affect the success of my blog, I decided I needed to sit down and work out why their blogs were doing so much better than my own. And, do you know what I found out? Not a lot, our content is different, we market our blogs in different ways and we have different writing styles.

Yes, blogging is a numbers game, but please don’t let that consume you. Trust me, I set my expectations way too high and was glued to my WordPress stats watching the numbers slowly climb, sometimes not even increase at all. I mean literally, not figuratively, I would cry myself to sleep some nights because other bloggers were seeing higher view counts than I was. To this day I still like to check on how my views are doing on a daily basis, however, I don’t get consumed by it or allow it to upset me if the numbers aren’t as I anticipated they should.

Everyone needs to edit their writing, even the most experienced writers will often make mistakes. Our first drafts aren’t all that great and will probably need some work to make them better. So take the time you need to shape up your post, look at the little thing like fixing typos, run-on sentences, and accidental its/it’s mistakes. This really helped me to make my blogs 10x better, because at the end of the day, we all have other things going on around us which can affect our concentration.

I hope you found this helpful, let me know what you think in the comments below! And, Happy Blogging!

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  1. I use Grammarly Premium, which has a plagiarism setting, and I use it often. Unique how many words have been grouped together by so many over a thousand years. It’s impossible not to plagiarize some author or blogger, so I don’t fret about it. Stats go up and down, depending on what you write.

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  2. I agree with all of these but especially proofreading! I read so many blogs that have good content but sound terrible because there are so many grammatical errors. I definitely understand why some people think pretty low of bloggers!


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