If you are one of those people who have chosen to start a blog of their own, you have made up your mind to go down the blogging rabbit hole.
In my case, I started going down the blogging rabbit hole when I joined Blogger (also known as Blogspot) back in 2008.
Today, I am having the time of my life on WordPress and I am still going down the blogging rabbit hole.
This so-called, “Blogging rabbit hole,” is an analogy for one’s never-ending lessons in the area of blogging. If you are honest with yourself, you would know off the bat that there is always something new that you could always learn about blogging.
As experienced as I am, I am still learning (And, from the looks of things, I will always be learning once I am involved in the content creation process).
A Lot Of Bloggers Started Off With The “Trial And Error” Method
When I first started blogging, all I knew was how to write.
I did not know the importance of tags or the other technical aspects of blogging.
I was in a lovely yet strange new world ― a digital world that I was eager to learn more about and explore.
The majority of personal bloggers have ventured into blogging without knowing much about it or what the hell they were really getting themselves into.
The only bloggers who were fully prepared for what was ahead of them were the professional bloggers (They had to know because their livelihood depended on having full knowledge of blogging and their chosen niche).
There Are Things That You Can Learn From Other Bloggers
There are a lot of knowledgeable bloggers in the blogosphere who can teach you:
- How to write a blog post.
- How to optimize your blog posts for SEO.
- How to attract readers.
- How to make improvements to your blog.
Luckily for the newcomers to blogging, there is a wealth of information that is readily available at their fingertips (That is provided that they are willing to look for it on the internet).
Also, some of us will learn those things at a faster or a slower pace than others, and sadly, some of us may never learn those things at all.
There Are Those Things That We Will Have To Learn On Your Own
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that we have to learn a lot of things about blogging on our own (Despite there being documentation available for the particular piece of blogging advice that we so desire to learn); for example:
- Figuring out how to find our way around the Block Editor.
- Finding our way around our WordPress dashboard.
- Learning how to use the WordPress Reader.
- Learning how to create a blog post via the WordPress Mobile App (Which is something that bloggers who do not have a computer do or are merely curious to find out if they have what it takes to use the WordPress Mobile App).
- Figuring out when is the best time for us to publish a blog post.
- Figuring out how often we should publish blog posts on our blog.
- Figuring out how long our blog posts should be.
On a positive note, we ended up figuring those things out (But the outcome of those things turned out to be different for each blogger; which resulted in them coming up with their own way of doing things).
The Journey Down The Blogging Rabbit Hole Can Be Tiring And Depressing For Some Bloggers
It is a known fact that when some bloggers do not get the types of results they want from their blogs, they abandon them (And, unfortunately, there is a large number of abandoned blogs in the blogosphere).
Those of us who were patient enough to endure the journey got what we wanted; for example:
- More incoming views to our blog.
- More comments in the comments section of our blog.
- More likes on our blog posts.
- More followers.
But what we enjoyed most of all was the interaction with like-minded bloggers.
So, thank goodness that we did not cancel our journey down the blogging rabbit hole.
The Deeper We Went Down The Blogging Rabbit Hole, Is The More We Learned About The Blogosphere
The further we went down the blogging rabbit hole, we learned that:
- Not everyone who follows our blog is genuinely interested in it (Some of those people who pressed the Follow button on our blog merely wanted us to follow them).
- Not all likes are genuine (Some people pressed the Like button on our blog posts with the hopes of us checking out their blog and pressing the Like button on some of their blog posts).
- Not everyone is friendly (A small percentage of WordPress bloggers are actually hostile; which is probably the reason why they are trolls).
- Not every WordPress account is real (Some were autogenerated by bots).
We discover the truth about things when we journey further down the rabbit hole.
The Blogging Rabbit Hole Is Way Deeper Than We Thought It Was
Despite reaching some great depths, we realized that we have deeper to go.
So, hopefully, next year around this time, we will know even more about blogging.
The truth is that the learning process never stops; it only ends when we give up on blogging or when we take our last breath on this Earth.
There are many blogging mysteries that are waiting to be discovered down the blogging rabbit hole (The choice is ours to go deeper and discover them for ourselves).
Are you willing to traverse the depths of the blogging rabbit hole?
Or do you want to stay where you are?