10 Blogging Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Organic Search Traffic

Top 10 blogging mistakes

Blogging is difficult and time consuming, it really is.

Not only is there a lot of work involved in getting good quality content published on a regular basis, you also need to work hard to keep both your readers AND the search engines happy.

I’ve made my fair share of blogging mistakes over the years. But that’s okay, because making mistakes is the only way to learn and move forward.

Below are 10 common mistakes that I see a lot of bloggers make. And while they aren’t necessarily the end of the world, some of these mistakes can really put a handbrake on the growth of your blog.

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My 2018 Year in Review (Successes and Failures) + My Plans for 2019

2018 year in review (wins and fails)

And just like that, another year has gone by. And lucky for me, 2018 was quite a good year business-wise.

The December festive season is always a good time to reflect on the previous 12 months and to look ahead and start planning for the next 12 months.

And that’s what I am doing in this personal 2018 year in review. I am sharing my wins AND fails, and I will also be revealing my plans for the coming year.

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Should You Start a Blog? 8 Important Things to Keep in Mind

Should you start a blog?

Not too long ago, blogging was a bit like maintaining on online diary. Bloggers would write stories about their daily lives and share them with their friends and relatives.

But over the years, blogging has turned into a real industry. An industry where money is to be spent and earned.

Driven by the many inspiring stories of bloggers making money online and enjoying the digital nomad lifestyle, lots of people have tried to get a piece of that blogging pie.

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How to Choose a Good Blog Name (And Not Regret It)

How to choose a blog name

One of the most important steps in starting a new WordPress blog is choosing a good blog name. Far too often, new bloggers pick a random name too quickly, register a domain and start publishing content. Only to find out months, or even years, later that their chosen blog name is not the best one.

There can be various reasons why, in hindsight, a blog name needs to be changed. Perhaps the blog name doesn’t reflect the niche you’re in well enough. Or maybe the name is a bit awkward or simply too long and complicated for people to remember. Or worse, it could be that (part of) the name is also a registered brand or trademark.

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Best WordPress Blogging Tools for Beginners and Pros

Best WordPress blogging tools for beginners and pros

The Internet is overcrowded with blogging tools, services and other goodies that are meant to support you as a blogger. With so many options available, it’s tough working out which ones you should use and which ones you should avoid.

While a lot of this is related to personal choice and cost, there are tools out there that just aren’t as good as others or don’t do exactly what you expected them to do.

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How to Start a WordPress Blog (Step by Step Guide)

How to start a WordPress blog (step by step guide)

Friends often ask me how to start a WordPress blog properly and how to actually make money with it. The answer to that question is actually not that simple.

So I’ve decided to dedicate an article to this topic that you can use as a helpful resource in case you also want to start a WordPress blog of your own.

Running a blog for most people is not much more than a hobby. It’s a medium that you can use to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with the rest of the world.

For others, a blog is a business that requires hard work. A good quality blog that attracts targeted traffic can indeed generate a full-time income.

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