My First 30 Days of Blogging & What I Learned

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Hip Hip Hurray!!

Sorry, but I couldn’t stop my happiness. It is a wonderful day for me.

This day i.e. 8th October 2016 marks the first month of my blog, and I am glad that I have successfully crossed it and no less passionate than I was before starting my blog.

Why is it a big deal?

I know this question is roaming around your mind and you want an answer to that.

You see, when we start a new project, we stay consistent, hardworking and passionate at the beginning. But, as time passes, we start losing our consistency, and ultimately we quit the project.

Personally speaking, this has happened to me almost every time, but it was not the case with my blog.

Due to some college work, I wasn’t able to give time and complete my first month blogging goals. I have achieved some pretty good results within the first 30 days of blogging.

So, let me share some insight of my blog reports.

Content Writing

All total, I have posted 18 articles on my blog (excluding this) for the first month.

It comes to be an average of 4 articles per week. Insane.

I wanted Google to index my site as much time as possible, but from now on I will limit this to 2-3 posts per week.

Note that, almost all of my articles are more than 1000 words longer, and I haven’t compromised on the quality.

Three most popular posts of the month are –

21 Tips to Write An SEO Optimized Article that Will Rank on Page 1

17 Actionable Traffic Tips to Get Your First 1000 Visitors A Day

How to Mask Affiliate Links for Better Click Through Rate

Traffic

I am very greedy when it comes to traffic. I love it when there are thousands of visitors reading your articles and appreciating your hard work.

In the first month, my blog received more than 1600 page views, not a big number to brag, but still I consider it as an achievement.

First Month Blogging Traffic Report

There was a traffic drop for few days, but overall the result is satisfactory.

Top traffic sources for me were –

Flipboard
Google
Inbound.org
Pinterest

I have started spending more time on researching and writing SEO articles, which should provide better result next month.

Also, after learning about the potential of Pinterest, I am spending at least 30 minutes every day using it. Hope to see some nice traffic from it.

Followers

I am active on only two social channels as of now, Pinterest and Twitter.

Pinterest Followers – 450 (Follow Me)
Twitter Followers – 140 (Follow Me)

I am yet to start a Facebook page, and I am planning to create it in the next week itself.

I have added subscriber widget and popup to collect emails and grow my list. But, till now only 17 users have subscribed to it.

I am thinking of writing an Ebook to share with those who subscribe to my newsletter. Let’s see when I get time to do this.

A quick question for you, what could be a good topic to write Ebook to give for free in exchange of subscriptions? Comment below.

So, overall I have around 600 followers on my blog within my first month of blogging.

Earnings

$0

Yes, a big zero.

I didn’t make any cents from my blog in the first month, and I hope this would not be the same for upcoming months.

The funny thing is that it is not heartbreaking or demotivating because I didn’t even expect to make money for first 90 days (I will be on stars if I did).

What did I learn?

Except for all the blogging tips I have shared on my blog, here is what I learned extra –

1. Blogging is not easy, and you will have to treat it like a job to see the expected results.
2. Content is the king, but promotion is equally important.
3. You need to spend some money if you are serious about blogging. Free things do not always get the job done.

It was the insight of how my blog performed and what I learned from blogging for 30 days.

All credits go to you, and I am thankful for the support I am receiving. Let’s keep it this way.

Now it’s time to set new goals and keep me devoted to them.

Blogging Goals for Next 30 Days

Pageviews – 3000
Pinterest Followers – 700
Twitter Followers – 200
Facebook Followers – 10
Subscribers – 40
Earnings- $1+

Bottom Line

How was your first month of blogging? What were the results and how are you doing now? Share with me.

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P.S. – Check out my second-month blog income & traffic report.

First 30 Days of Blogging and What I Learned

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Shafi Khan

Hey Readers, Welcome to MyBlogLift.com. I am Shafi Khan, the person behind this blog from Mumbai, India. I started this blog to share my knowledge on SEO, Blogging, Email Marketing, and Making Money Online. Know more about me ...

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14 Comments on "My First 30 Days of Blogging & What I Learned"

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Kewal Dubey
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Hi Shafi
I am really happy to find your blog. Your blog is really a inspiration for other new bloggers cause you are also starting from zero and a blogger feel more motivated by seeing newly rising blogs rather than already established blogs. So keep doing the good work.
Thank you

Emenike Emmanuel
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Hi Shafi, This is awesome. You mean you got that level of traffic in 30 days without a single advert? Wow! I’m challenged. But did you guest post? Though not consistent but I made over $100+ from consulting in my first 30 days and few adverts. But my page view was poor. Very poor. In 3 months I was getting 2000+ with an average of 4 post per month, lol, November I published only 2 posts. I can be that lazy for bloggers but everything has changed now. I’m now ready to work. I learnt it through the hard way… Read more »
Aditya Vikram
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@shafi
Its a very awesome beginning for a newbie blogger, i am really impressed by the way you write articles and your blog does’t seems to be managed by a newbie blogger.
Neat and Clean Theme with good loading time.
I would like to say all the best to you for the upcoming blogging days.

Keep Rocking Buddy

Regards
Aditya

Palesa
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Just a thought, how are you writing about blogging and seo when you are so new to blogging. It could make people not trust your advice

Karim | GrowCheap Blog
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So far so good. October 2016 is actually my third month blogging. I loved to read your insights and looking forward to read about you second month with more progress and things to learn. Following you
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Thanks for the awesome post.

Leanna
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So far the most concise and informative guidelines for blogging I have found. My question applies to my amateur launch into blogging. I do not have any one topic where I excel, I write what I feel which I know us doomed to fail. Would a topical calendar be advisable or will separate blogs be required per audience?

shirish
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Well! From day 5 I am visiting your site since I have started my blog on your day 5 due to some examinations I didn’t concentrate on my Blog. I hope you definitely cross your goals of one month within 15 days because your one-month success showing the result.
I almost read all your blog posts I am very thankful for your writings that helped me a lot in the beginning because I entered into the new world of blogging.

I think your Ebooks can be on How to become a successful blogger and another book to guide noobs about adsence earnings.

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