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What I learned my first month blogging | happy one month blog -iversary to me!

What I learned my first month Blogging.

I’ve been blogging for a little over a month now. Happy one month anniversary to me! This past month I’ve learned so much about technology that my brain is on the verge of explosion 24/7. Who knew there was so much that went into creating a blog?! Here’s a few things I’ve learned so far!

Posting Every Day

When I first started the lady bible to life, I thought that I would be able to post something every day or every other day. Although I’m working on my blog everyday, I haven’t been able to post as much. I’m either trying to figure out how to put a privacy policy in my footer, making graphics, researching things to be put in my posts, at work, or trying to figure something out that needs a tech savvy brain that I don’t have lol. Not to mention we haven’t had wifi until just last week. AND, we just moved. Check out my moving tips and tricks to help make moving easier and less stressful. So its been kinda hard. But now that we have wifi I’ve been able to switch over to WordPress and post more. Yay!

 

Moving from Blogger to WordPress

2 weeks ago I made the switch to WordPress from Blogger. I’m really happy I made the move. I’ve read many blogs posts that really encourage and promote WordPress. I started on Blogger because a) it was free and b) I didn’t want to spend money on something I may not even like. And although it was a pain to get used to one website then switch to a whole different design, it was better for my blog. Not to mention everything is easier on WordPress.. at least for a non tech savvy person like myself. The only part I don’t like is I had finally gotten to 2k views on Blogger and now I’m back to square one. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but for me it made me feel more confident in what I was doing.

 

Confidence

Being confident in the blog world is so important in every aspect. This is what I struggle with the most. It’s hard to be confident when you’re first starting out and you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing.

 

Goals accomplished this month

When I first started this blog, I made a goal list. I really wanted to cross everything off this month, but I didn’t get to. And that’s okay. I got a lot accomplished without having clue what I was doing.

Goals for this month

  • Switch to WordPress
  • Change name to The Lady Bible (already taken)
  • Post 3-5 times a week
  • Work on pinterest advertisement
  • Get media kit
  • Set up social media icons
  • Revamp “about me”
  • Be confident that I can do this and achieve my goals
  • Schedule/write all posts in one day for the week
  • Find my tribe
  • Set up email list
  • Make post schedule

 

This month I accomplished a bunch of things that aren’t even on this list, like starting and launching a blog! The first most important step! The next biggest step was switching to WordPress. This was huge. And It’s done. So happy about it!

I didn’t get everything on my list checked off, but I knew I probably I wouldn’t. Just because I’m starting out from nothing.

Finding my tribe is WAY harder than I thought. Most bloggers are mommy bloggers or budget bloggers or both. And the blogs that I would consider a good tribe candidate are super popular. I don’t think they would even blink at a small time blogger like me. I really need to work on finding a tribe to grow my blog.

I’m transferring the things I didn’t get done this month to next month as well as adding new goals.

Goals for next month

  • Set up adsense
  • Set up affiliate marketing
  • Work on pinterest advertisement
  • Make my first blogging paycheck$$ !!!
  • Start using my own stock photos for posts
  • Schedule/write all posts in one day for the week
  • Find my tribe
  • Post 3-5 times a week
  • Post on insta 3 times a day
  • Have 1k insta followers (super long stretch, I know)
  • Connect with all of my readers
  • Set up bloglovin
  • Set up facebook page
  • Guest post for 2 blogs
  • Be confident that I can do this and achieve my goals

Some of my goals are a bit of a long shot for this next month. But I really want this blog to take off and I feel like if I set the bar low, I won’t try as hard. This is a doubled edged sword though. If I don’t reach these goals I know I will be really hard on myself.

This next month, I want to have a set time to work on my blog. I feel like right now, I just hop on my laptop whenever and I tend to get distracted. If I set time specifically for blogging, and treat it like a job, then I think I will get more accomplished.

I also want to work really hard on my Pinterest presence. I hope to join a few blog boards to help with that. I have been reading a lot about Tailwind, but I’m not ready to pay for it yet. I’m always on Pinterest anyway, so I’m not too worried about it yet.

Because we have wifi at home now, I know I’ll be able to post a few times a week. I’m hoping to start a 30 day blog challenge to help with that.

The biggest thing I need to accomplish is adding ads and affiliate links. I know there is a lot of controversy when it comes to whether or on not to put ads on your blog. I don’t want my blog to look spammy, but I’ve read so much about how much you miss out on if you don’t. I’m going to try it out and see how I feel about it.

Of course getting page views are really high on the goal list too. With Pinterest, hopefully a few guest posts, bloglovin’, a FB page, and more posts in general I know that my page views will increase.

Although page views are important, I really want to concentrate on my content as well. I’m going to try to make my posts longer and more in depth.

 

This past month I’ve learned so much and I continue to learn a little more every day when it comes to blogging. I can’t wait to write more and connect with more ladies out there. That is the ultimate goal. Connection.

 

Later Gators!

Savannah

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