Facepalm.....definitely over sharing. To the point of feeling a little nauseous after I posted, then feeling so embarrassed that I've taken the post down. I think I was trying to be real and honest and just...share.
Not being consistent. I'd always start off well, but my posts became more sporadic over time. Reading my "Insights Report" on FB really helped me to see the correlation between consistency & readership....during the times when I wasn't consistent, my readership was the absolute lowest. Now I've started another blog and I'm really hoping I remain consistent, lol!!!
Started my blog to update my relatives who are abroad and also to write some memories. Little did i know that it is open to public. After reading some comments from readers that i didnt know, i started to share everything i discover, tips on everything i encounter, my life etc...
Not getting a domain name for my blog is one of the biggest mistakes i made, i would have loved to be on .com. Secondly i was a newbie and those that knew never told me that i should use my blog name as my URL, instead i used my Last name. But thanks to God that i still get OPP despite that and is not in any way affecting my blog..
accepting more tasks than I had time , now stuck with some 13 reviews dating back to sept . Never doing it again. First prioritizing my family plans and then taking the tasks.
I should have started 4 years ago when I first heard of http://dooce.com! Oh well, I am here now. :)
I think my recent giveaway was disappointing. It was at a time when I din't have time for my site and so didn't promote the giveaway much. I think I will wait a little while until I do it again, and do it interdependently with a sponsor.
Making a blogging post schedule - but NOT STICKING TO IT!
For this coming 2012 - I am aiming to write a better blog by religously writing every day!
My family knew but never visited my blog, HA. It took a TV interview for them to find it..so weird, right?! Your blog is your business period! Jamie said:I am totally blogging in the closet right now. The only person who knows about my blog are my husband, mother and best friend. If my sister-in-law found out, I would never hear the end of it. I'm so scared I'll be discovered. I'm thinking about just coming out already.
More Milestones said:Telling my cousin was a HUGE mistake. I was going through a lot of stuff at the time and I hoped this new hobby would take my mind off things. Then I told her of my exciting new blog she was less than supportive.... which really added to all the crap that was going on. I'm glad I stuck with it dispite her support.
was giving away side bar links for Free!! I now charge and make a bit of spending money. I no longer write free posts to spread the word on this on that MY time is valuable and so is my blog and content. If they want me to advertise they will have to pay me something or compensate with a product review. Billions of $$$ are being spent on advertisement it's time to stop advertising for free. The more of us who say we charge the more company's will take us seriously and stop trying to get by on another blogger who will not charge
. DOn't work for Free ladies!
I am new and still learning, so I am sure I am making many mistakes but not sure what they are yet...
Yeah I hear ya! Giveaways seem like a good idea to get more following, but I didn't know you must make urself well-known via other sources to have good number of entries in a giveaway. I had to cancel my contest coz of low entries.
Holding a giveaway before I got a bigger audience! Well, live and learn.^^'