Don't Make the Same Mistake as Me

Last Update: February 01, 2019

The biggest mistake I made in 2018 was letting my blog go. For close to four months (from April to August), I did not make a single blog post. I let life get in the way. Looking back on it now, I am 'V8ing' myself on the head for doing so. What was I thinking!?! I feel so much regret for that time.

If I had stuck with my blog and posted on a regular basis, I would not have gotten any penalties from Google. Traffic might have stagnated but it would not have dropped like you see in the picture below.


The point is this. Think how much farther along you will be if you post regularly. Right now I am making, AT A MINIMUM, one post a week. Even if I made that minimum during my four month break, I would have made at least 16 posts blog posts, probably more. When you make at least one post, you do not put your blog on the back burner. It is in your mind and you are thinking about it.

You are much more likely to make more than one post a week.

I know life gets in the way. I am a student and it can be difficult when I have essays due and midterms coming up, but I do not let those challenges stop me. Sometimes I have to dial back the tempo to make time for other priorities.

More importantly for me, things are looking up. Since I have been posting about four times a week usually, Google and social media have been rewarding me. I am at almost 800 people a month now. It is excellent. The traffic curve is heading up.

Granted my search engine traffic is no where near the level I want it to be at, but I am making substantial progress.

Keep posting on a regular basis (at least once a week :)) and you will be just fine.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you make it a great day!

Alex

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SnazzyIT Premium Plus
Hey, it takes a few mistakes to learn and succeed :)
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AlexO1 Premium
Absolutely, mistakes were made... But I've learned from them!

Thank you so much for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!
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Vickic3 Premium
Let go of what has gone and look forward to greatness ahead Alex
You rock and I love your site
Vicki
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AlexO1 Premium
I appreciate it Vicki. I am looking forward to what lies ahead :).

Thank you so much and I hope you make it a great day!
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lesabre Premium
Hi Alex, all you can do from regret is learn. Other than that it is a totally negative emotion. You took a chance and now you are moving, new emotion for you.... Be Proud
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AlexO1 Premium
Yes, it is important to learn. You are right I should be proud I have learned and I am moving forward.

Thank you so much and I hope you make it a great day!
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gbmarketing Premium
Glad to see you saw your mistakes and corrected them.
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AlexO1 Premium
I am too!

Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!
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SondraM Premium
Alex, you are doing great. You have a good point.

Yet a the same time, sometimes is necessary to walk a way for a bit. Otherwise you could get so burnt out that you never want to come back.

I am glad you came back. I predict that you will do phenomenal is you keep it up.
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AlexO1 Premium
I appreciate it Sondra. I do agree it is important to walk back from time to time to prevent burnout, but four months is too much of a stretch.

I definitely agree with your last sentence. :)

Thank you for sharing and I hope you make it a great day!
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