After two years as a blogger, I discovered that it takes you a lot of things to run a successful blog. I headed into this thinking it would be easy and that you don’t need much more than a laptop and a connection to Wifi to be a blogger, but truth is, if you want to grow your blog, you’ll need some help. Just like a surgeon with its instruments, a blogger needs its tools. These are 14 of the best blogging tools to help you grow your blog!
When I started blogging, I was a bit all over the place. I didn’t really know what I was doing or where to go for more information. Heck, that’s still the case now, even after almost two years of blogging (!!!). There are a lot of things I wish I had known before I started blogging, and one of those things is what blogging mistakes I was making. I would have saved so much time if I had known these things when I first started!
So today I’m sharing with you 5 blogging mistakes newbie bloggers often make when they first start blogging, and how you can fix them!
Can you believe this is already my 100th post on A Wanderer’s Adventures?! I sure can’t! I can’t believe I’ve had this little corner of Internet for almost two years. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far! I’ve tried several times to have a blog before, but I never kept it as long and invested in it as much as I did with one. Who would have thought that almost two years later, I would be writing this post? If you had asked me at the very beginning, I would have told you that of course, I would be a super famous blogger (let’s laugh at that for a minute) by now, but deep down, I knew I would probably give this up in a couple of weeks. You have no idea how glad I am that I didn’t give up! A Wanderer’s Adventures has allowed me to make friends with people from all over the world, to express myself in a creative and fun way, and to help thousands of students and young women. I would never have been able to achieve that had I not continued working hard on this blog.
To celebrate my 100th post, I thought I would do a little blogging recap of some of my favorite and best blog posts. View Post
It’s every blogger’s dream to get more pageviews. Whether we care about numbers or not, in the end, we all want to reach and help more people.
Back in March, I had around 300 pageviews. That was an all-time record for me back then. Now, I get that amount in a day (and some days a lot more than that!). I went from having 300 pageviews a month to a monthly average of now 18,000 pageviews. In the span of 9 months, I 60x my pageviews. But that didn’t happen overnight. That took a lot of efforts, but I’m happy to say that it paid off. So how did I grow my blog’s traffic? View Post
Every blogger out there knows just how big of a role social media plays in bringing traffic to your website and generating engagement. It’s written in the “how to be a blogger” book. Every blogger and their mother are on several platforms, promoting their posts and their website.
But as much as I love this tool as a way to connect with others and promote my content, I’ve recently found myself overly obsessed with social media. I invested in some online courses about growing your following across different platforms, I checked my channels every hour or so in the hope of creating engagement, I kept thinking of what to post next… Social media has taken over my life. It had gotten to the point that it takes me away from spending time on other things such as studying or writing new content for my blog. I became so obsessed with social media that I forgot why I was even blogging. I lost my purpose and became solely focused on growth. I mean, growth is great. But how can you even grow when you’re not being true to yourself? View Post