The beginnings of blogging are very difficult. It is also the time when most mistakes are made. Today I would like to present the most common mistakes that I made at the beginning of my blog adventure. Maybe thanks to this you will not make the same mistakes as me.
No "About" tab
I have already written about how important this tab is this note. Now I will remind you by giving an example of our blog. As you know, I started blogging myself. A few years later Piotrek joined blogging.
At the time, we didn't think about introducing ourselves. Of course, there are posts in the style of some facts about us (we are going to refresh this post in the near future, what do you think about it?). There has never been a place where we could say something more about us and you get to know us a little closer.
To be honest I was surprised looking at the statistics. I didn't think that so many people would want to know more about us. And yet it turned out quickly - we were wrong w
No Social Media channels
I could talk about this topic for hours because it is the industry in which I work. Social Media channels are used not only for informing about a new post, but also for faster contact with readers. I always try to answer e-mails in order, but I visit FB very often. So if you want some information on "already" write on FB or Instagram.
A blog that has no fanpage is as if it did not exist.
FB and Instagram are also a good place where you can show yourself from a slightly different page - not only as a blog author, but also as a traveler, a gourmet of oriental cuisine, or maybe a person who does something cool outside the blog? Take a cool picture, add cool text and unique hashtags and Fanpage post ready. That's what Social Media channels are for 🙂
No post publication schedule
We have learned the hard way that this is important. At first, there was no such thing as a timetable. Posts went when they were written. Sometimes it was a few days, sometimes a week. There were also such periods that several notes went through during the day.
About the chaos that prevailed on our blog (and which we had no idea!) We found out during the archiving of old posts (which I will also mention soon). today posts are published on a schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday.
Thanks to the schedule of posts, readers know when they can expect a new blog post.
Our archiving mainly concerns photos. After problems on the blog related to older notes (photos did not work for us in the 2010-2012 years) we decided to archive all photos. Now, if some graphics stop working - it is much easier for us to replace it with a working one.
I think it's worth thinking about it, especially if you've been blogging for a while.