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5 mistakes I made in my first year blogging #bgtb

Hello everyone,
Welcome back to my blog! I hope you all are having a great day so far. Majority of my readers are bloggers, and some are either new or in their first year of blogging. So I thought it would be a good idea to share with you guys the mistakes I’ve made in the first year of blogging. And I’ve finally created another post for my beginners guide to blogging series!

I know, there is no right or wrong way of blogging and what you do with your blog. But, I wish I knew these when I first started blogging. Oh, and I will be featuring past post pictures because I thought it would be fitting for this post 🙂
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Always writing in default

I didn’t realise that I’ve been writing in default for the first couple of months of blogging until I wanted to change my theme which was Sela at the time. This is because for the landing page you can add categories and that’s when I realised that you can categorise your posts. It’s organised my blog so much and now I can control what I want you guys to see on my post sliders which is so helpful. So if you want the best out of your theme and to organise your blog, categorising your blog is the best.
It took me a long time to re-categorises my posts so I advise you to do it if you aren’t already!

Not having a blog schedule

I started my blog when I was 13 and was in school (I still am in school) and I never had a schedule. At one point I was blogging lots and other times I was barely posting and I wanted to change that because I found the magical thing called scheduling posts. I love how blogging is a learning process because I had NO clue that I could do that so I was quite happy with myself, haha. So when I’m buzzing with ideas, I can schedule them once or twice a week so I am consistent.
You don’t have to have a blogging schedule but it’s helpful for when you’re on writer’s block because there are posts scheduled for when you had a lot of ideas.

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Not using images to break text

Realised the pictures throughout this post?? This is something I never use to do and you might be thinking why is this important? As a blog reader myself, I realised that other bloggers break their text and it revives your reader’s attention span. This is really good especially for bloggers who write a lot in a post. It’s great because it keeps the reader on your page for longer.
If you don’t like putting images in your post, then it’s fine. You do you!

Linking social media to every post

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I have no idea why I never did this before? I think that this is a great way to either grow your social media or just put your other platforms out there. Also, you can interact with other bloggers when they check out your links!


So I hope you all enjoyed this blog post because I really enjoyed writing it because I haven’t written nor posted on my blog for 2 weeks! I really wanted to write this for a long time but I’ve currently have mocks, so please bear with me. I just can’t wait until the summer holidays so then I can post a lot more. Have a lovely day everyone x

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  • Shabri

    These tips are so helpful.. I just started blogging and though the blogging community seems extremely warm and affectionate it’s good to know about some tips❤❤

    February 28, 2018 at 7:05 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Ah, welcome to the blogging community!!! It definitely is an amazing community. Glad you liked the post!💗

      February 28, 2018 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • tuvazetterdahl

    Great post! Thank you so much for great tips. Im quite new at blogging so this was a bit helpful. Just followed you! Your blog is amazing! Xx

    February 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      So glad that this was helpful! And thank you so so much xxx

      February 21, 2018 at 9:26 pm Reply
  • bethhil

    These were really helpful, I definately agree with the photos one! x

    February 15, 2018 at 6:15 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Glad you’ve enjoyed this post! x

      February 15, 2018 at 6:29 pm Reply
  • Mish Mash Society

    I’m a new blogger and I’m gonna do all that said

    February 3, 2018 at 5:26 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Awe! That’s great! Glad you found this helpful x

      February 3, 2018 at 10:25 am Reply
  • Beauty And TIps

    Great post!
    xx
    Linda from Beauty And Tips

    January 29, 2018 at 11:55 pm Reply
  • lifewithmrst

    Hindsight is such an amazing thing I wish I had read posts like this before I jumped into blogging, I made so many mistakes

    January 28, 2018 at 9:11 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Same! I’m so glad I made this post. Thanks for reading😊

      January 28, 2018 at 11:58 am Reply
  • My Blurred World

    I loved reading this post and could relate to everything you talked about so much! Scheduling posts is a game changer haha. I’m sure this will help out a lot of people who are starting out blogging xx

    January 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Haha, yes! And thank you so much xx

      January 26, 2018 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • Everything for me and you

    Wow, this helped me so much, thank you 🙂

    January 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I loved reading this, it really made me think about how far I have come and all of the things I have learned and changed a long the way! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk

    January 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Aw, this is so sweet! Thanks for reading xx

      January 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm Reply
  • briannamarielifestyle

    I’m still in my first year so this is helpful 🙂
    http://briannamarielifestyle.com

    January 21, 2018 at 3:25 am Reply
    • Life As Najida

      That’s great that I could help! Thanks for reading x

      January 21, 2018 at 10:21 am Reply
  • Jessica Anna

    Really enjoyed reading this post!

    January 20, 2018 at 7:54 pm Reply
  • whatismaria

    Before starting my current blog, I used to have a really bad one in the summer of 2016 and basically made all of the same mistakes! My biggest fault was arguably including just one photo in my posts, and at times, none at all. However, it is great that we can learn from our mistakes :’)

    January 20, 2018 at 6:57 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Yes I so agree! It’s great how we all learn from our mistakes xx

      January 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • SimpleSerenity

    Enjoyed reading this dear. We all made mistakes, my biggest one is not scheduling more posts so I don’t have to stress out to upload a new post on time. xx

    January 20, 2018 at 6:01 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      I use to make that mistake to and it’s great how we all learn. Thanks for reading xx

      January 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm Reply
  • justbeingella

    This was so helpful!! Thanks for the tips xx

    January 20, 2018 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Goldwrappings

    This was a lovely post! Really enjoyed it. So helpful for all the new bloggers. I wish I knew this things when I first started, I had to learn them all the hard way too!

    January 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Thank you so much! Glad you thought this was helpful😊

      January 20, 2018 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Emsi Rose

    Love a reflective, informative post! I’ve been blogging for 4 years and never had a schedule, however I’m giving it a go in 2018 so hopefully it goes well xx
    emsirose.blogspot.com

    January 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Good luck with the schedule! I hope it works out for you xx

      January 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm Reply
  • justthebeginningx

    Loved reading this! Categories definitely make everything a little more organised, especially when when your readers are looking for specific posts.
    Good luck with your mock exams!
    Tori | JustTheBeginning-x.com
    Latest blog post: Blogging – How I stay motivated

    January 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm Reply
    • Life As Najida

      Aw, thank you so much for reading! Have a lovely day xx

      January 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • Thediaryofellie

    Loved this little reflection post x

    January 20, 2018 at 11:51 am Reply
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