Not sticking to the first blog I ever started, it's the only blog-moment I regret.
Spending way too much time using Blogger.com as my platform before switching to WordPress. It's a pain to learn at first, but worth it ladies.
Not watermarking my images. I had an image pinned on pinterest and consultants starting using it as their own…and linking it to their business sites. I still get very frustrated thinking about it, but lesson learned.
I think the biggest mistake I've made is completely shutting down some of my social media (mostly Facebook) and newsletter when I "quit" blogging. I had over 200 subscribers and over 4000 Facebook followers. At that time, my family was going through a lot of hardship and I just felt like I couldn't continue blogging. Well, about 3 months in, I started missing my blog & followers, and decided to start up again. The hard part? I had to regain my FB followers (which I haven't even reached 500 yet) and my newsletter subscribers (haven't hit 70). It killed my readership, but luckily, I am working my way up again.... slowly.
We've all done that at some degree or another. It's so important to just keep going even if things look bleak.
Oh wow, I never even thought about getting hacked! I will be backing up my stuff too. Good advice!
LOL! Totally agree with this! I get as much traffic posting once or twice a week than I did when I posted daily....and I don't get burnt out.
My biggest mistake is not having good quality pictures. I am a visual person, so I need to try harder on creating more interesting photos for the blog.