Lies You’ve Been Told About Your Blog [Episode 43]
In this Episode 43 of the podcast, we’ll be discussing some of the common misconceptions around blogging and provide you with the tools needed to break through the lies preventing you from getting the most from your blog. We’ll also be talking about how to stay focused, the importance of consistency, and using social media for your blog. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of how to build a successful blog by being armed with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your blog that will help it reach its full potential and have more confidence in your blogging journey. Are you ready to take a hard look at the lies you’ve been told when it comes to blogging? Take A Listen Now!
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In this Episode of the Niche Blogging Tips Podcast, we're going to talk about Five Lies, You've Probably Been Told About Your Blog. Stay tuned.
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So you've heard a bunch of things about your blog, a bunch of things you've thought about your blog, we all have these different things that I guess that we think of when we think about our blog. But are they all true? I guess you won't know until you start a blog. And you stick with it and start to see some of the things that occur with your blog. But here's some lies that you've been told about your blog, here are five lies that you've been told about your blog building, it happens quickly, building your blog happens quickly. For most people, that's not going to be the case, for the vast vast majority of that's not going to be the case, it takes time to build these things out takes time to upload content, it takes time even takes time even just build it out from the very beginning. You know, once you purchase the website and get hosting and all that stuff, if you're brand new, anyway, if you're spanking new, and you have no idea about blogging or starting a website, or anything like that, it's gonna take your wax, you're gonna find yourself watching videos, you're gonna find yourself listening to podcasts like this, you want instructions on how to build it. And then man, when you run into a problem, that's gonna take time. So there's all these different stages and all these different elements, about building a blog building it. For most people, it's not going to happen quickly.
Okay, the second lie, you've been told about your blog, you will never run out of eye, Diaz, you will never run out of ideas, you will run out of ideas, depending on how niche down that you are with your blog. So if you have a particular niche, and you don't have a lot of topics, or you don't know how to create off of those topics, then your ideas are going to be a little slim. Now, at some point, you can, you can expand, you can expand your blog, you can expand the the niche, you can expand your topics, you can always do that. But if you are in something that's very, very, very niche down, you can possibly run out of ideas. If you are not, too, I don't want to say if you're not too crafty, but I can see I can see some things that's very, very niche down or you can, you can run out of ideas. But if you know what you're doing, you'll, I can't say you'll never run out of ideas, but expanding the blog and speaking about different things other than that core core topic of that particular niche. You can be okay, but at the same time, it can't happen.
Number three, the third lie that you've probably been told about your blog is, all bloggers make money. That isn't true. All bloggers don't make money. Some are not going to make money because they're not going to even keep the blog long enough that I don't even put out posts long enough to see if they can make money but everyone don't make money with their blog. Now they make bring awareness to some things about their blog every now and then to every blogger is not blogging just to make money. Yep. So it's not all about money, when it comes to blog and for everyone, and there's so many examples out there of different content creators that don't make money off their blog.
Fourth lie, you've probably been told about your blog is that it's not a huge investment of work. And time, I'm telling you right now, if you go all out and do what you're supposed to do with the blog is gonna take a bunch of work. It's gonna take time, will you stay the course is more of the issue, or is more of the question. Will you create a bunch of content? Will you stay on a schedule? Will you be consistent with it? Are you willing to stick with it, only the strong I guess, survive. When it comes to blogging, you have to be sure that if you are putting money into it, that investment also but the work aspect, if you don't have a team around you, and you have to create the content yourself, you have to do all the research, you have to do the keyword research, you have to do the writing, you have to set up the blog, you have to set up your email marketing campaigns, you have to set up your maybe there's a course there's a free course there's a free, but you have to set all these things up. That takes time. But the content itself takes time you run into a problem that needs to be fixed. If you're gonna fix it yourself, it takes time. If you are a pay somebody that's going to take an investment of money, I can say work time and money, but we'll just stick to work and time. But all these things you have to take into consideration when it comes to blogging, then the investment, it is a huge investment.
Number five, the fifth lie you've probably been told about your blog is that if you create it, they will come that is a lie. That's definitely a lie. There's a lot of different things that you have to do in getting traffic to your blog, you better know something about SEO, on page SEO, with your titles and all that stuff, the different semantic keywords that you should use off page SEO, backlinks, anchor texts, guest blogging, all of those things. Now, social media, you can use social media, if you have a community that will share your stuff out. Maybe you have some sort of Facebook group or if you're Reddit, you know anything like that, you can definitely, definitely get traffic from that. But if you create it, they're not going to automatically come. It's gonna take work. Got to create the content, you have to know about SEO on page SEO, off page SEO, even technical SEO, make sure your Sitemaps are uploaded, your robot txt files are uploaded to your root directory you found file managers in your on your hosting plan in your database. Basically, if you create it, they will come is a lie. You have to write content, a bunch of it you have to be active on social media if you choose to do so. So there's a lot of different things you have to do in order to get traffic. If you create it, they will not come just because you created it. So those are the five lies you've been told about your blog, check out the show notes at nichebloggingtips.com/Episode43 nichebloggingtips.com/episode43. Check out our private Facebook group at nichebloggingtips.com/group. Also, make sure you check out our YouTube channel at nicheblogging tips.com/YouTube. Thanks for listening to the Niche Blogging Tips Podcast and we will see you in Episode 44. Thank you.
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