What I learned from blogging?

16 Jan

I have been doing blog for about a year now.  My first blog was closed by wordpress.  It is was quite a surprise, because there was no warnings – the night before I was able to login, the next day I was not.  I learned afterwards, that the reason they closed my account is because I had backlinks to my self-host website.  So the first important lesson learned from blogging, is to read the contract carefully.  Make sure you really understand the terminologies.  When I first started blogging, I had no idea what backlink is.  I assumed I won’t do anything illegal, then I should be fine.  I did not read the contract word by word.  If I knew that was not allowed, why would I do that?

My first blog was actually doing well.  I gained followers pretty quickly.  I then decided to move to a self-host site, so I can have more flexibility on web layouts.  The first blog’s focus is educational applications (app) on mobile devices for kids, called iGameMom.  App is an area that is developing quickly.  With so many apps on the App Store, it is very hard to find good educational ones for kids.  More and more kids are having access to a smart phone or a tablet nowadays.  As a parent myself, I know I don’t want to my child to play games all the time.  Once I found there are good educational apps out there, I know this is something other parents would like to know.  My blog iGameMom started and grew quickly.  Thus the 2nd lesson learned, find a topic that meets other people’s need.  When people feel the value you offer, they will come back and read more.

When I just started blogging, I am not sure what to write, and how to write.  So I read other people’s blogs.  I read a lot.  Instead of following persons, I follow topics.  From reading, I had a good sense what are people’s concern, what are they thinking, … It helps me form my own topics.  I look for apps that help on people’s concerns.  This is the 3rd lesson learned, to make your blog relevent to your readers by reading their blogs.

That’s all for today.  I will share more at another time.

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352 Responses to “What I learned from blogging?”

  1. Jemima Jamie April 28, 2014 at 7:06 am #

    Great Post and very informative article. Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • mistermaxxx08 May 5, 2014 at 11:32 pm #

      very informative and appreciate you sharing that. enjoy your blog and info. peace

  2. bluesassociazione May 13, 2014 at 2:45 am #

    Reblogged this on Bluesassociazione and commented:
    an informative article on blog managaging!

  3. SG Twins May 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Good advise for new bloggers like me. Thanks!

  4. debb323 June 5, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    Good to know, thanks for sharing. ☺

  5. sheila0405 June 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    I’m not sure that my blog is the best out there, but I appreciated your “like”.

  6. rachelabahl June 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

    good advice. thanks!

  7. JunkChuck June 24, 2014 at 8:13 am #

    Thanks for the like. I still don’t know what a backlink is–probably something I do every day.

  8. earfirst August 18, 2014 at 1:19 am #

    Silly people, to think they can cram the genie back into the bottle. A widget that appears, in some themes at least, is called About.me, just a link to one’s About.me account, where there’s no restriction like that. Haven’t looked at Gravatar lately; months ago I figured it was nothing I was interested in, chiefly because it doesn’t support outlinks. My About.me links to several non-Wp things of mine.

    If Wp locks me out, I know of a few other blog sites I might use. I’m pretty sure a few months absence won’t traumatize any of my followers. Whichever ones follow on Twitter, they’ll easily hook up again. Let the flaming suborbitals bang their heels on the floor. A few more experiences like that and they’ll make Gravatar almost as useful as About.me

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