What I Learned From One Year of Anonymous Blogging
It’s been one year since I started this journey of blogging anonymously.
When I researched and purchased my domain name, set up a pretty basic and free WordPress theme. Signed up for a few free online courses. And dove headfirst into the glamorous world of beginner blogging.
Along the way, I’ve learned a few things.
Your website doesn’t need to be that fancy, since most people will be reading your blog over mobile anyway.
Pinterest is a quick way to start getting traffic, but it isn’t the end-all-be-all of blogging strategy. And it shouldn’t be your only means of gaining traffic.
Also, a lot of people will try to sell you stuff. The magic elixir to blogging success. The way to increase blog traffic by 5000%. The secret sauce to making an affiliate sale within 5 hours so you can haul in $80,000 of profits in your first 30 days. Ha.
But a lot of them are really good at it because I’ve fallen for so many of these sales pitches over the past 12 months.
Also, I happen to be an extremely optimistic and trusting person, giving most people the benefit of the doubt. So I’m sure that played into the equation as well.
And, oh yeah, the MOST important thing I’ve learned as an anonymous blogger —
Blogging is HARD work.
There is A LOT to learn.
And it can be overwhelming.
So why would anyone want to begin blogging in the first place?
And why in the world would you even think about blogging anonymously?