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What I learned from three Unsuccessful Blogs

  1. Kelley says:

    I loved this post! I am a new blogger and questioning the process. I have thoughts spinning in my mind about next steps. I feel that I have so much to learn. This is a very exciting world for me because I found a true passion. Looking to learn as much as possible.

    • Emily says:

      Thank you so much, Kelley! I completely understand! Blogging can be quite overwhelming at first but it’s so much in the long run! The biggest thing to think about is what are your goals for your blog? Do you just blog for fun? Are you blogging for a business? Are you trying to build passive income? Asking these questions can really help you get a clearer idea of what direction to take next!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I have had the idea of blogging since December 2017, it is now april and I have yet to do it. I am also an over thinker and I have been reading and doing all the research I can on how to have a successful blog. I am so hesitant because I do not want to fail so I want to make sure I am doing what I need to and I am doing things right. I have my domain name, a niche, but I am lacking how to go about starting it and after that, how to manage it. That’s what I am most hung up on is how to manage it. I need help but unsure where to look. I have read only a few of your blog posts but I love them and might subscribe. Thank you for letting me know through your writing that I am not the only over thinker and that I can to I can be myself through my blog.

    • Emily says:

      Thank you so much, Stephanie! I’m so glad that my blog posts have helped you!! If you’ve got your domain name, a niche and a place to write, then the next step is really just to start writing! Other than that I do think it’s important to think about what the goal is for your blog. Are you blogging to help others? Are you blogging just for yourself? For a business? This can kind of help you think about the direction of your blog. But the easiest thing to do is just start writing! I completely understand the feeling of overwhelm when first beginning but honestly, once you just start writing and enjoying the process, it’s so much fun! And I post a new blog post once a week and every day I go into the blog to reply to comments and I also market my blog but other than that, there isn’t much maintenance required. If you have any more questions about what to do next with your blog don’t hesitate to ask! I’m so excited for you to begin blogging!!!

  3. Kelsey says:

    Thanks for sharing this post! I am a new blogger I always wanted to be a blogger but never did then I finally got the courage to start three months ago! It has been a tough road but a very fun and exciting! I was so happy to finally start and I’m working my way up slowly. I loved this blog post I am definitely going to pin it on Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!

    • Emily says:

      Congratulations on starting your new blog, Kelsey!! That’s so exciting!! Blogging can be a bit overwhelming at first but just focus on one thing at a time and make sure you are enjoying the process! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it and I’m so glad you found this post helpful! Good luck on your blogging journey!

  4. Azelin Davis says:

    I just started blogging, I haven’t even hit publish on my site. I have posts written, but I am having difficulty with setting up my WordPress site and linking my MailChimp account and just figuring the whole setup process. It has turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be. Nothing comes easy, and I am not giving up!

    • Emily says:

      I know there’s a lot to think about when it comes to blogging and it can be overwhelming. What are you having trouble with on WordPress? Setting up a blog has a lot of moving pieces but it’s important to just focus on one thing at a time! I put my focus on three things, adding opt-ins that people can sign up for throughout my blog posts, a marketing strategy and writing blog posts and titles that my audience is searching for. Writing a list of three things to focus on can help reduce the overwhelm a bit. I hope you get your blog up and running very soon!!

  5. I completely relate myself with your articles. My thought process was same until I realize that it doesn’t work in that way. It’s been a year I have started my blog and in my earlier days I didn’t realize that I’m doing everything wrong and now after a year I realized all the points that you mentioned. I just feel you have written my story. 🙂

    • Emily says:

      Wow, thank you so much! Your words mean so much to me. I’m so glad I was able to write in a relatable way because I completely understand what it feels like to think you’re doing everything right and find out later you weren’t. It’s kind of heartbreaking but these are all lessoned learned and I’m learning new things every day! Thank you so much for your kind words!

  6. Serena says:

    This is an awesome post. I am a bit skeptical about the email list, but I think it is time for me to start one. My blog is a few months old, so I am still learning. Great advice.

    • Emily says:

      Thank you so much, Serena! If you don’t mind me asking, what makes you skeptical about email lists? Blogging is really fun but can a bit to get off the ground, keep writing and learning and you’ll get to where you want to be!

  7. Love the honesty! I’m seeing slow growth on my blog, I Spy Fabulous, but it’s definitely more work than I thought (and I’m an experienced copywriter!). I definitely agree with you that collaboration is big – but I’m noticing with so many new bloggers flooding the blogosphere, it’s hard to make those authentic connections. Have you written at all about how you find them and build relationships? Thanks again!

    • Emily says:

      Thanks, Erica! I agree, it can be tough out there for bloggers to find those real genuine connections but I haven’t personally written directly on this topic. I do find the most connections through facebook groups geared towards bloggers and while not everyone is looking to help each other in those groups, most people are.

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