Bloggers: What Is the One Thing You Would Have Done Differently?

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Here's what I want to know. If you knew what you knew now, and you were starting your blog all over again, what is the # 1 thing you would have done differently?
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  • Profile picture of the author govindvkumar
    I dont whether it is different or not. Creating quality backlinks only.
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    That I can SEO everything in my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author jtndbs
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    Focussing on regular fresh content. Plus, doing appropriate interlinking. and create credible backlinks.
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  • I would worry less about how long my blog posts would be. I was so worried about meeting a word count I had a hard time writing about other things I liked.
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    • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
      Originally Posted by John Jonas Phil VA View Post

      I would worry less about how long my blog posts would be. I was so worried about meeting a word count I had a hard time writing about other things I liked.
      Interesting. My most popular pages are all over 1,500 to 2,500 words. Do your shorter posts get lots of views from the search engines?
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    The # 1 thing I would have done differently is outsourced from day one.

    I would have hired a writer for my content.

    I would have hired someone to do my social media.

    I've never built a link for my blog myself, so I wouldn't have done anything differently with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nortus Fitness
    Thanks for sharing your valuable inputs
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  • Profile picture of the author Olivia Thomas
    Hey Chuck,

    That's a very interesting question!
    What I would have done differently is that I would have engaged more with fellow bloggers, and be more consistent.
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    • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
      Originally Posted by Olivia Thomas View Post

      Hey Chuck,

      That's a very interesting question!
      What I would have done differently is that I would have engaged more with fellow bloggers, and be more consistent.
      Engaging with followers is very important. What's weird is, considering the amount of traffic I get, I get very few people who leave comments. Not sure if it is because of my niche or audience. I always try to be responsive to people who do leave comments though.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Not regret Chuck

    Everything happened at the perfect time in the perfect place over my 10 year career as a blogger. I live with no regrets because we NEED all experiences to become who we are today. As bloggers, as human beings.

    Example; I have written 560 guest posts on Blogging Tips alone. Most bloggers celebrate 1 LOL. All quality posts too. Bloggers wonder how I do it, being floored by my prolific nature. My answer: I spent years struggling blogging-wise and got SO frustrated, angry, upset and humiliated, that I felt these fears, cleared them, and began practicing my writing like made, not being burdened by fears.

    Life is like a springboard. All success now occurs because you struggled, and learned, not because you avoided struggle....for those struggles are steps carrying you higher on the blogging ladder, into higher blogger circles.

    Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Not regret Chuck

      Everything happened at the perfect time in the perfect place over my 10 year career as a blogger. I live with no regrets because we NEED all experiences to become who we are today. As bloggers, as human beings.

      Example; I have written 560 guest posts on Blogging Tips alone. Most bloggers celebrate 1 LOL. All quality posts too. Bloggers wonder how I do it, being floored by my prolific nature. My answer: I spent years struggling blogging-wise and got SO frustrated, angry, upset and humiliated, that I felt these fears, cleared them, and began practicing my writing like made, not being burdened by fears.

      Life is like a springboard. All success now occurs because you struggled, and learned, not because you avoided struggle....for those struggles are steps carrying you higher on the blogging ladder, into higher blogger circles.

      Ryan
      Great points, Ryan. The first five years were a HUGE struggle for me, but the last four years have been pretty darn good. I'm even more excited about the next 10 years. If I can grow as much in the next 10 years (as a blogger), I expect my income and traffic to go up 100 folds. This is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. Half the battle is just sticking with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Self Hosted Life
    Imdoing affiliate marketing differently I highly recommend you to check out this post that will open your mind for aff marketing >>>
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    Different on topics, the way to visualize the content.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    Another thing I would have done differently is only have ONE blog.

    I started with two and still maintain two. Both are huge and successful. But, had I just had one and put 100% of my focus on that, I'm sure it would outperform the two I have now.

    Focus is key.
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