30 Day Blog Challenge Final Update: 7 Key Lessons Learned

30 Day Blog Challenge Final Update: 7 Key Lessons Learned


Hey what’s going on everyone and we have come to the end of the 30 Day Blog Challenge which I started back on the 18th of December last year. When I started the 30 Day Blog Challenge I did it for a
number of reasons and so here they are. Number one: I wanted to be of value to
others. I also wanted to increase traffic to my blog because my blog was actually quite new. I had only set up in November or actually no October. It was in December that I started the blog challenge and I really wanted to get lots of content on
my blog and get things nicely populated. I also want to learn how to write
well and improve my writing skills. I wanted to make new blogger friends you
know to be around other writers as well and learn from other experienced
bloggers and pro bloggers. I also want to learn how to monetize the blog so
only read how other bloggers actually have a blog actually makes
money for them even while they are sleeping, so I want to learn how to do that. And I
wanted to create a habit of writing, publishing content every single day. And
I also wanted to experience what it was like to have high engagement. Let’s dive a
little deeper each of those points. I want to be of value to other people and
I wanted to use the blog as a means to share my learning. One of the things
about the blog said it’s a place for me to share what I’m learning but also when
I’ve learned something I actually used a blog to revise the things that are
actually recently learned. The next point is I wanted to increase traffic to my blog
so and as I said my blog was only set up in October 2015 and I needed to get
lots of content on my blog very quickly. I knew that this 30 day blog
challenge was very good way for me to create really good quality content every
single day and also get lots of readers on my website – make the blog come to life.
And also want to get traffic into my blog from Twitter Facebook LinkedIn and you know social channels like that
that’s proven to be quite successful to see a lot of them came from Facebook and
some of them came from Twitter and other places. No organic traffic just yet. That’ll
happen probably in time. The other thing is I wanted to learn how to write
well as part of that I also did a copywriting course like a really short
course online. It’s very very interesting how learning a skill I copywriting can
completely change the quality of the message. The other thing I learned as well
is about how to write a really well crafted headline. A lot of people actually
will skip reading a blog after reading the headline. If the headline doesn’t
pull them in then you’ve pretty much lost a potential reader. So it’s really
important to get the headline right. Another thing I learned was to write
like I would be talking to one of my friends. So you know, the language,
tonality and all that kind of stuff he’s more natural so it’s not like it’s [getting]
very technical or cold. It was a real connection to [with] the reader. The next
point was that I wanted to make new friends who also bloggers or writers so
I could learn from them. And I was lucky that I stumbled across a network of
other really prolific writers and these guys come up with amazing content every
single day. I learned a lot from them in the lot of them I met on Facebook itself.
Also learned that this network of bloggers, they actually reciprocate
comments and shares its all it’s like a network of friends who comment on each
other’s blogs as well as they share the blogs that they enjoyed on Twitter and
Facebook and Linkedin and Pinterest. And all that sharing on Twitter, Facebook,
all those social channels mean a big deal when it comes to search engine
optimization and how Google will give higher priority ranking for those kind
of websites that obviously shared across number of social channels. The next thing
I also wanted to learn was how to monetize my blog I learned how it’s
important to understand who your niche of your blog is. Like, who’s the niche
group? Getting a specific as possible. I also learned how to craft a really clear
call to action at the end of each blog post or even, you
know, multiple times throughout the blog post. How it’s important to ask the
reader to do something. I also learned how it’s very important for the sake of
monetization to make sure that you’re using the right keywords. Choosing the
right keywords in your blog post for the sake of search engine optimization so
that if someone happens to do a search in Google or wherever for a particular
set of keywords and your article or your blog post has those keywords then that
means that new reader will come on to your website and read your article which
is very important to get traffic and getting your message out to as many
people as possible. The other thing I learned as well as
about creating content that’s really good value. You have to create content
that is a real value to the readers. At the end of the day the readers don’t
really give a crap about you. They’ve really come to your blog to have a
question answered. Have some kind of problem solved. If my article, my blog post
doesn’t answer their question or doesn’t solve a problem in some way then they’ll
just leave and never come back. So that’s that’s one of the things I learned. It’s
actually creating articles creating blog content that’s real genuine value
because that’s how you have repeat, almost like missionary readers who come
back in the spread and share your content organically to all their friends
and their network. The next thing I also wanted to do was to form a new habit of
creating content or publishing new content daily. Part of this is also
planning or having overriding calendar or writing schedule, something I really
didn’t do well but I actually had a lot of articles that were drafted and had in
the “bank” you could call it. You know I just had lots of articles lined up and
it was just a matter of me going in an editing publishing them but I did have a
fair few articles written and kept in the back end that I never really
published [yet]. And the last thing I wanted to do was experienced a blog with high
engagement, have lots of comments left my article getting feedback and all that
kind of stuff. I was fortunate to somehow stumbled upon a group of bloggers that I
mentioned who each reciprocate comment on each other’s blogs. It was a
very satisfying experience to wake up the next morning and see you know
getting notifications of, 10, 20, 30 comments left on a particular blog post.
and then you know the jumping on and actually responding to all those
comments. Another thing it taught me was it’s not all about getting lots of
traffic on to my blog. It’s about getting quality traffic on each particular post.
I rather have 5 readers a day come on to my blog and genuinely get good value
from it, and hang around on the blog and learn as much as they can than getting a
hundred people on the blog everyday and skipping through and just leaving,
without ever coming back. So that’s all for now. If you found this video of value do
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