Preconceptions about blogging that could be holding you back

It’s not as complicated we make out

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1. People care about you

Don’t write about your day, your favourite products, your pets.

2. SEO is hard

SEO can be hard if you’re looking to hack the system and get a lot of pageviews quickly.

3. I need to be a photographer

You don’t and you don’t need a fancy camera.

4. I need fancy equipment


5. I need fancy software


6. I need to promote my blog

This one is controversial.

7. I need 1000 pageviews a month from day one

It’s so disheartening reading about how new bloggers are getting 1000s of pageviews a month in the first few months of their blog being launched.

8. I need an email list

I have a whole post on this here.

9. I need a consistent upload schedule

Google doesn’t care. Your readers don’t care, especially in the first year.

10. I can buy success

If you’re rich, you probably can.


If you’re reading this, you don’t need anything more to start a blog. You already have access to some kind of internet-enabled device.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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