Six! Yep, six years blogging. I don't even know where the time has gone. Plus, I'm like a pre-OG blogger. And to be completely transparent, this is only the second thing in my entire life that I've consistently done. Well third if you count motherhood (but who gives up on that, insert duh emoji). Writing is something that I do every single day. Whether it's a long oversharing Instagram post, or a 500 word rant on Facebook, I am always sharing my thoughts.
The number one question people ask me is, "how did you become so successful?" First off, how y'all know I am successful. That word is relative and depending on the day...but I will say that being successful is a state of mind that is only determined by you.
But when I look back at those six years there are a few mistakes that I made that maybe you don't have to if I spill the tea! So here's 8 mistakes you need to avoid when you start blog (or even if you're blog is old, stop doing these things now!)
Now when I say this I mean publish dope content every day. It’s really important that the quality of your published posts is stellar. If you write something just because you want to meet your goals you’ve actually failed at this goal and you’ve wasted your audience’s precious time and risk them never coming back again.
Here’s what you should be doing…
Write stories with original perspectives. Make sure that your blog posts are supported with original graphics (this is something I am working on too, don’t judge me). Try to have at least 40% of your content evergreen long-form (1500 – 2000 words) content. But don’t forget about your past content you’ve already published. You can always research more on that topic, update your post and socialize it again. The extra effort keeps both parties happy–the search visitors and Google!