In this post, I am going to show you 10 common obstacles that every new blogger(me also) faces and what I did when those problems were fallen on my blogging journey. Here are the major issues:
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1. Choosing A Subject or Niche
Most of the newbies fall in trouble at the time of selecting a topic or niche for their blog.
When I started blogging, I asked myself- “In which thing, you have a fluent knowledge ?”
But the answer was “nothing” and “everything but tiny”. So I was very confused about the niche of my blog. I started writing about Android phones, apps, tricks and all about Android but some days later I found that I can’t write more posts on Android because I was bored of Android. Then I read many posts on the web, about developing a website or blog and getting traffic on them. Then I heard about Search Engine Optimisation, and some days later I feel that I can write about Seo (Search Engine Optimization) because even I write on any niche, I have to do search engine optimisation to float my blog in the sea of websites. Then why not I write posts about SEO by this way, I am writing about which I am doing to promote my blog.
And like other new bloggers, I also want to earn some money through my blog. For this, I started researching on the internet about how to make money online and started writing on this.
Whereas I started HelperBus on Blogger platform, I started writing about Blogger Platform.
This way, I finalised my blog’s niche.
2. Choosing The Perfect Domain Name
There are two kinds of the domain name you can choose for your blog. The first one is finding some keywords about your niche and mix them, and the other one is to take a different name, not related to your niche, but that can leave a mark on people’s mind.
It’s also a very complicated matter. You can choose a domain name which contains your niche’s keywords, and the other is choosing a different name because if you pick a keyword as your domain name, then it’s on luck because someone may be taken it. The other problem is these are common domain names and have a petite different with others. But if you choose a different but short and easy name then people can remember it quickly.
Among these two types, I choose the second. At the first time, I was confused about my niche, but I was sure that it is going help people, so I put Helper, and in the second part of my domain name, I was searching a slight and a little different word. I tried for some, but somebody already takes those. Then I put the word ‘bus’ after helper. The word ‘Bus’ came with no planning. I was just searching for a very short and straightforward name. This way I finalised the name HelperBus.
3. Buying A Domain and Hosting
Purchase a domain was an immense problem for me because I am still under 18 and I have not a credit card or anything like that to pay online. Then I ask my computer privet tutor to pay using his credit card. He tried to ignore because it was not online shopping it’s buying a domain, and few people know what a domain is. But at last, I was successful to procure him and bought my first domain helperbus.com using his credit card.
Now it was the time to set up my domain with my blogger blog. I have not a computer yet, so I used to go to the internet cafe to setup my domain. I take help from the youtube videos to setup my domain, and it was then done.
4. Choosing A Template
Every blogger should try for the simplest design. Because people comes to our blog to read our writing. If you use any eye-catching or very sophisticated design, then visitors can be irritating. So, I used and still using a very simple design.
But the problem is the credits of the template maker and hidden links or codes. I suggest all buy a model because then It will not include any credit link.
In my case, I am using a free template, but I have hidden those credit link using some codes. Don’t worry! I will also publish this post later.
The other important thing is your template must be both user-friendly and search engine friendly. Day by day mobile devices are growing rapidly, so in this time your template must be responsive.
5. Writing The First Post
I think it’s not very tight, but everyone tries to publish something very useful. My first post was –
6. Adding Widgets
As many of you and also I am not a coder, so we can’t make a widget. Hence we use to go to the other(third party) blogs to find out the great widgets to add them into our blog. But some of you may notice that 99% of third party blogs publish widget codes with their blog links to spread and rank their sites higher. So it was also a big problem for me. But I can’t do anything because I am not a coder, ultimately I also used those third-party widget codes to decorate my blog.
These were the main obstacles. But some other little problem I faced when I just started blogging. As I haven’t a computer yet, I encountered some additional challenges as the result of using my smartphone for blogging.
That’s it for today. Don’t forget to leave a comment below. Sharing is daring…