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!)
I can’t even take you seriously if you aren’t on WordPress and I think you are all the way playing if you URL says HeyGirlHey.blogspot.com! Seriously tho? And if you are doing this to elude the technical aspect of blogging, kill yaself! Wait, sorry that was harsh I meant…delete your blog.
Having a free blog limits your growth and monetization options! And we all like them coins, right. Even though you are new to the game you still need to have a professional look and set up for readers to become loyal.
Here’s what you should be doing…
Select your own domain and start with your own hosting company. Go ahead, buy the house and the land please and thanks! What’s great about doing this is that many hosting companies offer a hosting plan with free domain for the first year. GoDaddy will even install WordPress on the domain for you.