I have been blogging since 2013, during this period I had started a few blogs but some of these get success and I had to quit a few blogs. Recently, I have shared my blogging journey in which I mentioned my blogging failure.
In this article, I will write about my blogging failure and what I learned from my failed blogs.
So far, I have purchased the below domain names.
In 2013, when I came to know that I can start a blog for free on blogger, I was very excited to buy a domain name. Every domain name was looking good for me because that was the first time I was searching for domain names.
Finally, I decided to purchase the domain name. I have purchased the MyTechnologyService[dot]com domain name from GoDaddy in 2013. I didn’t have much knowledge about blogging but still I wanted to start a blog.
I had started my blog on Blogger with this domain name. I didn’t have money to go for WordPress so I continued with Blogger.
After a few months, I realized that for a long-running blog we should have a unique and simple domain name. Also, the domain name should be short and easy to remember. As my domain name doesn’t have any meaning I decided to quit my blog.
The only reason why I quit this blog was the domain name. After this experience, I have written an article about domain name guidelines for beginners.
- Don’t make a hurry while purchasing the domain name.
- Be unique and simple.
- Don’t copy others while choosing domain names.
- The domain name will be your identity, choose it wisely.
I have written around 150 articles on ScrollBucks about blogging and technology. I decided to move all technology-related articles to another domain name to make a single niche blog.
In 2019, I got an idea about etricks[dot]org and I checked for the domain availability. Fortunately, it was present on GoDaddy and I purchased it.
I started moving all my blog posts to etricks and also I was creating the images for the new blog with its domain name on it. This took around a month to migrate all blog posts and preparing the images.
I was unable to manage the two blogs at the same time since I have a fulltime job as a software engineer.
I hardly get time to look into my blog and in this situation, I started the second blog which I hadn’t looked since started.
After a few months, I decided to quit the blog and again I moved all the blog posts to original blog scrollbucks.
- For the newbie blogger, I would suggest that never start a second blog unless your first one is successful and getting enough traffic.
- When you are writing the articles think about the topic and write only about it. Don’t make your blog multi-niche.
- Before starting a blog check all the possibilities about your time and all other personal stuff.
NOTE- Never start the second blog unless your first one is successful.
As I was interested in Bollywood, I decided to start an entertainment blog. I searched the domain name and I got this one. My main target audience was India so I decided to go for in domain name.
I started writing the Bollywood news, movie reviews, and photos and I was getting decent traffic but no income from Adsense.
I started my Facebook and Instagram page for BollywoodPlanet and I was getting a huge response because Bollywood is popular in India.
When I started this blog I had already ScrollBucks running and I don’t want to quit the ScrollBucks since this was my favorite blog.
In 2019, I hardly get time to look into my blog also I was paying for both blogs for hosting and other expenses. I had taken the decision to quit the Bollywood blog and decided will not start the second blog again.
- Again I will recommend you don’t start the second blog unless your first one is successful.
- Choose a profitable niche.
Right now, I just have one blog ScrollBucks and I don’t want to start the second one because I hardly get time to work on one blog.
Currently, I have three domain names.
Things You Need To Know Before Starting a Blog
- Find a profitable niche in which you are interested and write only about it.
- Search for the domain name, remember it will be your identity so choose it wisely. You can use the domain name generator tools, its free.
- Choose a proper web hosting, you can go for VPS, its cheap and has excellent performance.
- Try to write content that is not easily available on the internet so Google will be proud to show your content on the first page.
- You can purchase the premium theme, domain for your blog because nothing is free in this world.
- Write content thoroughly, make it interesting, and engaging.
- Guest post is just for backlinks, don’t accept the guest post.
I have tried a lot of experiences on my blogs, I started a new one, shut down a few blogs. I like to do experiences on my blogs. During this, I learned new things.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
If you want to start a blog then do it with passionately. A person learns from their mistakes, if you are not doing any mistakes then you are not learning new things.
Also, I saw many bloggers just rehash the original content and write it on their blog. If you want to be a serious blogger then avoid copying others.
If you have made any mistake in your blogging journey, please let our readers know. Do comment your thoughts on it.
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