Today is a very special day here at Aisles of Life because, with this post, this blog has finally reached the 100 posts milestone! And to celebrate this small win – though I feel like it is a big win for me because I never thought this blog would come this far – I wanted to share the 100 lessons I have learned through blogging. 

Being a blogger hasn’t been easy, and it has involved a lot of ups and downs. There were so many times when I felt like quitting and abandoning this blog, but somehow found a way to keep going. This is why reaching the 100 blog posts milestone is such a big achievement for me. So, to celebrate, here are the lessons I have learned on my blogging journey so far… 

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100 Things I Have Learned after 100 Blog Posts

  1. Blogging is not dead or dying. It is still as popular as ever.
  2. Starting a blog is easy. Creating content and keeping your blog running is the hard part.
  3. Patience pays when it comes to growing any aspect of a blog because it takes time to gain followers, raise your Domain Authority, drive your blog traffic, get sponsorship opportunities, etc.
  4. Burnout happens even when you are doing something you love, and it is okay to take blogging breaks.
  5. What you consider your best work may not be the most popular.
  6. Having time management skills as a blogger is essential because they help you create a balance between blogging, work, and personal life.
  7. When in doubt, don’t be afraid to ask questions. So many people are willing to help.
  8. Experiencing writer’s block is normal, and sometimes you will run out of ideas.
  9. Keep a notebook and pen or phone close at all times to write your blog posts ideas down as soon as you get them because you might forget them.
  10. Don’t focus on the blog stats too much or look at them too often.
  11. Write for yourself first, and not for other people. 
  12. Blog post ideas and inspirations can come from anywhere and at any time.
  13. Consistency, engagement, and creating high-quality content are key to blog growth.
  14. Create a blogging schedule and stick to it.
  15. The law of reciprocation applies in blogging because supporting other bloggers often results in them supporting you as well.
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  1. Even if you are scared about how it will turn out, trying something new can be fun.
  2. Celebrate all your wins no matter how small they may be; For example, I was so happy when my blog recently got nominated for two The Sunshine Blogger Awards by two awesome bloggers, Derrick Ogara from Wellbeing Spotlight and Clementine Julep from Pastern Corner. Please check their blogs out.
  3. Always keep in mind that every blog grows at its own rate. 
  4. Every post has different engagement rates, even when it is on the same topic.
  5. Preparing in advance, for example, by making drafts and bulk-creating content, helps you produce better quality posts.
  6. Don’t wait for the perfect moment. If you want to do something for your blog, just do it. You will learn the rest along the way.
  7. Focus on creating evergreen content but also seasonal posts as well, only in fewer quantities.
  8. Making money blogging is not as easy as the ‘experts’ say it is.
  9. Trial and error is the best way to know what works well for your blog. Adapt and be flexible to change things if they are not working.
  10. You don’t need to be an extrovert to be a great blogger.
  11. If you are going to put your content in a public space, you’ve got to develop a thicker skin because some people just suck, and you can’t please everyone.
  12. Blogging enables you to learn so many other skills besides writing, such as management, organization, planning, web design, networking, among many others.
  13. Upward blog comparison can help you stay focused and motivate you to work on your blog. For instance, using the bloggers who have already achieved similar goals to yours as role models or sources of inspiration.
  14. Don’t underestimate or undervalue yourself.
  15. Never stop learning new things and skills.
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  1. Your mood affects your writing and the message you end up sending out either negatively or positively.
  2. Starting from scratch and watching your blog grow makes you learn to be grateful for every person who takes their time to read your blog and engage with your posts.
  3. Writing is therapeutic and can be good for your mental health.
  4. Other bloggers are a great source of inspiration for new blog post ideas and motivation.
  5. Don’t overthink your post before publishing it. 
  6. In order to stand out as a blogger, be original, and try not to be like everyone else.
  7. Always remember why you started blogging
  8. View your blog as an extension of yourself.
  9. The blogging community is quite nice and helpful. 
  10. Blogging is not for everyone. You have to be willing to put in the work and be passionate about it to succeed.
  11. Don’t worry too much about what others think. Just post your thoughts and opinions.
  12. Stop comparing your blog with others, and focus on making yours the best it can be instead.
  13. What works for one blog may not work well on another.
  14. Multi-niche blogging is not as bad as they say it is.
  15. Knowing your subject and being passionate about it makes you write better content on it 
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  1. Not every person who claims to be an expert is one. Thus choose the advice to follow wisely.
  2. Your writing style and skills will change and improve the more you write.
  3. Blogging makes you a better reader. 
  4. You learn how to become more observant. 
  5. You and your interests are going to change over time, and so will your blog as well as your readers. 
  6. Making someone’s life better or solving your reader’s problems through your posts feels really good.
  7. You will make mistakes, and there will be other setbacks along the way, but that’s okay because that is how you learn. 
  8. The quality of your content matters more than the quantity.
  9. As a blogger, you need to be courageous and ready to take risks. Every time you hit publish, you are taking a risk because you can’t know with certainty how readers will react to your posts, especially when they are about controversial topics. 
  10. Like anything else, to get returns from your blog, you will need to invest both your time and money in it
  11. If you love writing and blogging, you must develop perseverance.
  12. You learn how to tolerate different views and respect other people’s opinions, even when you don’t agree with them. 
  13. Researching and writing about your readers’ pain points makes you understand them better and empathize with them. 
  14. Blogging is not a solitary activity as it enables you to form connections and engage with other like-minded people. 
  15. The only thing that remains constant in the blogging space and WordPress is change; bloggers come and go, strategies work until they don’t, you gain new followers and lose some, among many other changes.
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  1. Writing is only a small part of blogging. There are so many other activities you need to do for your blog to be successful, including promoting, reading other bloggers’ posts and engaging with them, learning new skills, looking for new blog post ideas, etc. 
  2. Whatever you write about, maintain your authenticity.
  3. Write when you are feeling inspired or when you are most productive. 
  4. It is okay to say no, especially when something will not be beneficial to you or your readers. 
  5. You should have your own way of defining and measuring the success of your blog
  6. Through all the research you do for your posts and the skills you learn, blogging is an opportunity for personal growth and self-improvement.
  7. There is nothing you can’t learn to do if you have the right attitude and motivation.
  8. Set goals for the future of your blog, but be realistic and manage your expectations to avoid disappointments.
  9. You can’t be productive all the time, and it is normal to feel like not writing even when you have blog post ideas.
  10. Through blogging, you get to know yourself better, and may even discover some hidden talents you never knew you had.
  11. Be proud of your blog because it is your baby and requires a lot of work. 

  1. Understanding and applying Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies can be a game changer for your blog.
  2. You don’t have to be an excellent writer or a native speaker of the language you are writing in to be a successful blogger. 
  3. Write for humans first, then search engines second.
  4. Craft your headlines wisely because they are what prompt readers to click on your posts, whether on search engine result pages, social media, emails, the WordPress Reader or when scrolling through your site’s webpages.
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  1. Shorter posts may get better engagement, but longer posts with 1000+ words rank better on search engines.
  2. Proofread, format, and edit your blog posts before publishing to improve readability.
  3. Internally linking your posts to each other increases your views and the time visitors spend on your site.
  4. Your website design can affect your bounce rate.
  5. You don’t have to be perfect. Just write content that is helpful and valuable to your readers.
  6. You can launch and manage a blog just fine, even without any technical expertise.
  7. Incorporating pictures and videos in your posts not only helps with SEO but also retains audience attention and improves user experience.
  8. Other than ads, affiliate marketing is a good way to earn money from your blog.
  9. Use your old content that performs well as inspiration for new blog posts and to build more internal links. 
  10. Creating shareable high-quality content helps to increase your traffic and build backlinks without trying too hard. 
  11. You don’t have to do everything yourself. Delegate where you need to, for example, by using social media scheduling tools, allowing guest posts on your blog, and hiring professionals for the technical stuff you don’t know well. 
  12. Simply creating good content is not enough to bring readers to your site. You need to market and promote your blog. 
  13. Blog traffic fluctuates from time to time.
  14. Though it is not a must to have social media pages dedicated to your blog, promoting on socials plays a big role in growing your blog. 
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  1. Some people in your real life won’t get what blogging entails.
  2. You are your worst critic and might hold yourself back.
  3. Writing all the time puts your health at risk.
  4. Spammers suck.
  5. Blogging can be lonely.
  6. It is easy to be discouraged by your blog, especially when starting or when your blogging strategy seems like it is not working.
  7. Engaging and creating relationships with other bloggers is not easy if you are an introvert. 
  8. Not everybody will love your work, and that is okay. People like what they like, and all you can do is learn how to deal with negative feedback when you get harsh comments and reactions.
  9. No matter how beautiful some fonts, colors, and themes may look, they might not be user-friendly. And a good user experience is what you should be focusing on. 
  10. You can never say that you have completely figured blogging out because there is always more to learn and changes in the algorithms.
  11. Don’t take blogging too seriously or focus too much on trying to make money from your blog. Instead, do what you can, and just enjoy the process. If the money comes, good for you!

Did you make it all the way down here? I know that was a lot! I have learned many lessons, skills, and things from blogging that I can use in both my personal and professional life. And even though I have been blogging for some time now, I still consider myself a new blogger, and I still have a lot more to learn. THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me on the journey so far.

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