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Blogging Mistakes: 10 Things Not To Do When Starting a Blog

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Cynthia Wright (2 days ago)
Thank you. Solid advice. Continued success.
Create and Go (1 day ago)
Thanks for watching, Cynthia!
tyvek05 (4 days ago)
there is no such thing as a blog that "fails"....  a blog literally cannot fail.  a blog is something that a person uses to share their experiences with other people,  there is no risk involved at all!  so how can it "fail"??
Create and Go (4 days ago)
When you can't cover your monetary investment
Vgasbaby (5 days ago)
Loved that you put the list in the description as well!
Create and Go (5 days ago)
Thanks!
Tea Tyme with Chalee (6 days ago)
Simply put!
Create and Go (5 days ago)
We agree!
Lazarus Live (7 days ago)
The Slight Edge eh... I'm into it. My issue is that I'm not very computer savvy, I'm a huge book nerd.
Create and Go (7 days ago)
You can pick up the computer skills!
Lord of Cinder (8 days ago)
Austin Texas looks gorgeous
Create and Go (7 days ago)
It is!
ahmed ahmed (8 days ago)
Thank you so much
Create and Go (7 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
Upswing Baseball (9 days ago)
Very useful video! Thanks so much
Create and Go (8 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
Denise Milby (10 days ago)
Thank you for the info, I have been trying to start a blog and just keep trying to make sure I am doing it right before I start. This video has helped give me the confidence and information, I also subscribed here.
Create and Go (9 days ago)
Great to hear, Denise!
Buzz Amos (12 days ago)
Thanks a lot for these tips. I also just saw a video of yours called "What is a blog" I believe and you are very informative and can see why you are making good money. I plan on checking many of the articles and resources that you talked about out and also going to your blog to take the free 7-day eCourse. Also going to subscribe to your youtube channel. So thanks a lot, and I am 61 years old. ;-) This one thing that may worry me but not enough to dive it. ;-)
Create and Go (12 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
Thanks for the value! Good stuff
Create and Go (12 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
Raghu india (14 days ago)
Hey!can i start google free blogger.
Create and Go (12 days ago)
You can, but we wouldn't recommend it.
WhatchaGot2Say (14 days ago)
I am just getting underway with creating my blog your content has been extremely helpful to me. Question: I was thinking of focusing on both Relationships and Reviews. Do you think this is a good idea or is it best to focus on only one niche?
Create and Go (14 days ago)
If you can tie them together, then sure, but if it's too forced, then no.
Chi Zurita (15 days ago)
Nov.26 planning to be a music blogger soon 😊
Create and Go (14 days ago)
Great!
Peter Jezard (15 days ago)
A very helpful video. I've just published my book on Amazon 'Threshold - A Fluid Reality' and I need to start a blog. The Pinterest tip is useful, and after watching this Will probably go the Wordpress route. My book 'Threshold-A fluid Reality' is about how to think about 'Thought' without mysticism or meditation. My maxim is "Never miss a marketing opportunity!"
Create and Go (15 days ago)
Great to hear, Peter!
yemenyboss (15 days ago)
This video was made in 2016 if I’m starting a blog today do you still recommend blue host ?
Create and Go (15 days ago)
Yes, we still do!
Zhonguoria (16 days ago)
You are great! So down to earth. Appreciate that
Create and Go (16 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
Elsa Stark (17 days ago)
Thank you for being encouraging! I just kicked off my blog using Bluehost. I’m trying to figure it out so baby steps. It’s pretty intuitive so not frustrating to customize. My only reservation about blogging is that I only have stories to tell - no product to sell. I’m not so sure how I can make money this way. I’m uncertain anyone would care about what I have to say. Lol I am having fun through this creative process of writing and editing. Thx for helping a sister out! very helpful videos.
Elsa Stark (16 days ago)
Create and Go thank you for replying!! I’m taking your advice!
Create and Go (17 days ago)
Start out telling stories and you'll figure out what your audience needs :)
Good info thanks
Create and Go (17 days ago)
Thanks for watching!
miki white (28 days ago)
HI Create and Go team.. I like your style. I have subscribed.. see you on FB. Let's do this!
Create and Go (28 days ago)
Great!
David Henderson (1 month ago)
I just came across this video, and I see it has been up quite a while. Do you still recommend Bluehost? How does Bluehost compare to HostGator? Thanx.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Yes we do! We think it's much better :)
Kelly Meadows (1 month ago)
Very informative! Thank you!!
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching, Kelly!
zoobl droid111111 (1 month ago)
very encouraged
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Thanks!
Gaston Bilbao (1 month ago)
Thank you for the webinar. Very encouraging.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching!
Chris Chester (1 month ago)
I was happy to see I'm not making ANY of those mistakes :-) Thanks for the confirmation, word of wisdom here!
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Great to hear!
tpresler (1 month ago)
Hi There Is it wise open a blog in blogger and than connect it to a domain I purchased or you feel it's the same as opening a free blog?
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Blogger is a free blogging platform, so yes.
neBSounds (1 month ago)
This is great, solid information! Thank you.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching!
Cian MG (1 month ago)
I think its time :D
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Yay!!!
Desmond Nambri (1 month ago)
Thanks for that information I guess it really helped.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Glad to hear!
Being Human (1 month ago)
So there is no way of changing your wordpress free acc? Is wordpress ok?
Create and Go (1 month ago)
You can transfer here: https://createandgo.co/transfer-free-blog-to-self-hosted/
Kimberly Quintanilla (1 month ago)
Wow great advice.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Thanks Kimberly!
Vicky Tuali (1 month ago)
You just made me feel maybe I'm not too old to learn new tricks. Thank you.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Our pleasure, Vicky!
Norma Rowson (1 month ago)
Thanks for bringing the reality of setting up my blog into focus. What about costs and how to "do" the blog?
Create and Go (1 month ago)
This article will help with costs: https://createandgo.co/cost-to-start-blog As for how to do it, our course, Launch Your Blog, is best for that: https://createandgo.co/launch-your-blog
Jose Galindo-Herrador (1 month ago)
Tkx 4 this 🎥 Wanna create my own block & u talk like a human👍 We need more like u! Best wishes! Jose
Create and Go (1 month ago)
We appreciate it :)
Eva Kelley (1 month ago)
Thank you for this content Alex 🤗I would love to start my blog as soon as possible. What is the total amount that I would need to start everything including from the domain name to WordPress etc. please and thank you very much.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Hey Eva! This article will help: https://createandgo.co/cost-to-start-blog
Ryan Freeman (1 month ago)
Love the hurdle analogy. Thanks for the great advice!
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Thanks for watching, Ryan!
Bryanna Stepney (1 month ago)
Hi Alex! I've started watching your videos because I am ready to start blogging. The information you give is extremely helpful and encouraging, especially for a first time blogger such as myself.
Create and Go (1 month ago)
Great to hear!
Burris Bunch (2 months ago)
Don’t know how old this video is, but I’m just now starting a vlog and you answered every question I’ve had so far! Thank you! Setting up Pinterest now for my blog. I use Pinterest constantly so I don’t know how I didn’t think of that!
Create and Go (2 months ago)
You can check our channel for them :)
Chandramauli kumar (2 months ago)
Really helpful video thanks man!
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Austin Cabrera (2 months ago)
Thanks for keeping it 100!!!
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks!
Ava Monroe (2 months ago)
Great video! Thank you! I feel VERY inspired‼️😃😁
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Glad you enjoyed it, Ava!
Jeff Blanchard (2 months ago)
You sound honest and up front...I just watched Jeff Rose and he says 'Free' then charges...in this day and climate Being Honest COUNTS BIG it heals my heart just listening to you....look forward to more of your info +
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks, Jeff!
Scott Marion (2 months ago)
Just watched your video good insight. I'm checking all site on how to start a Blog. You had some good tips on what not to do. I got hurt that says it all.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Tyler Jhonson (2 months ago)
great advice and really well explained brother, so thank you for that.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Tyler!
Michellemabellemusic (2 months ago)
Is godadddy.com a good host???
Create and Go (2 months ago)
No, they are not. We recommend Bluehost. You can get our special deal here: https://createandgo.co/bluehost
Jeri Graydon (2 months ago)
Excellent video! All very helpful information and easy to understand, plan on watching it again.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great to hear, Jeri!
Marty Roddy (2 months ago)
thanks fro all of the suggestions- putting it ll together now- opening soon
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Keep us posted, Marty!
Sally Wheoki (2 months ago)
Honest, informative and motivating. Thank you
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Sally!
Kathie Wise (2 months ago)
OMG! So glad I found this. I'm stuck in the mud getting started on my blog & you motivated me. Thanks 🥰 Kathleen Wise (wiseupuall.com coming soon)
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great to hear, Kathie!
Jay Joson (2 months ago)
Thank you for all your valuable information! Question, I’m all about working hard and not giving up. But if a project is simply not working even after all the lessons you’ve learned, at what point is it time to maybe put it down and explore perhaps another niche or maybe something else in the niche you’re in?
Create and Go (2 months ago)
If you think the time is right, then go for it!
Rachel Ngurukie (2 months ago)
Great tips & information.. Thank you for sharing personal examples. I have learnt a lot
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great, Rachel!
Caroline W (2 months ago)
Very helpful. Thank you 😊
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Caroline!
Eric Slyfield (2 months ago)
As an athlete, I loved your hurdle analogy! Solid info here.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great!
Ian Johnson (2 months ago)
I use dreamhost and WordPress, I am quite happy so far...though my blog is only a day old. :)
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great to hear you're having a positive experience, Ian!
Zack Goodman (2 months ago)
Hey, blog release has been delayed because website design is harder than I thought, but we're getting there. I have one question for you though. The preview on for my mobile website and how it actually looks are completely different! How am I supposed to know what to do about this? Also considering buying your beginner course once in a couple paychecks.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Hey Zack! It's difficult to entirely control this because mobile devices do not all have the same screen width. But, design should not be where the majority of your time is spent.
Tendai Faith (2 months ago)
Thank you for the webinar, it was very informative. I just wanted to find out one thing: currently our banking system does not allow online payments (in Zimbabwe) so I have no choice but to use free sites for my blog until the situation changes. Can you give some tips on ways to temporarily by pass that whole issue. Thank you 😊
Create and Go (2 months ago)
We're unfamiliar with the laws in your country and wouldn't want to give you bad advice. Sorry! But, stick with the free sites until you can change.
Alexandra Walborn (2 months ago)
This was wonderful and it felt so honest. I’m getting more and more excited to start my own blog. Also, I was one of those people who found Create and Go through Pinterest! :)
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great to hear!
AA050409 (2 months ago)
My question is bluehost and wordpress included all together or do you create a bluehost and then wordpress too... new and not too too tech savy. thanks for any insights. Looking forward to jumping in
AA050409 (2 months ago)
Thanks!
Create and Go (2 months ago)
WordPress is free to download with a purchase from Bluehost.
roal adam ali mohamed (2 months ago)
Thanks for your advice, it's really good
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Our pleasure!
vigilantezack (2 months ago)
As a person in technology I'm quite skeptical of this idea that siteground was no good so it was bluehost that came to the rescue. I wouldn't wish bluehost on my enemies. SG is a top host for WP sites. That story makes no sense, SG can handle 90k traffic. Anyway, doesn't matter, but in my top 10 list of hosts BH doesn't make the cut.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Everyone has their own horror stories! That's just based on our experience :)
abby marrin (2 months ago)
I have been wanting to start a blog for a while but i have been frustrated that i have no idea how. thank you so much for making this video and creating resources to eliminate all excuses!
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great to hear, Abby!
Nichole Chennault (2 months ago)
Loved it
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks, Nicole!
Shzil Willoughby (2 months ago)
This was a great webinar. Thank you for sharing these tips and some of your experiences. I am new to blogging. I'm in the process of setting up my own blog and it is maddening at times because I'm such a novice and going at it solo. I have had the "stone in the pit of my stomach" for so long that I'm starting to think there is a real stone in my stomach but I refuse to give up because this has been my dream for so very long. Again, thanks for the information.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching! Glad we could be a part of your journey :)
Katrina Tobias (2 months ago)
Hi, i don’t know anything about blogging, but would like to try my hands at it. I found your video to be very informative. Thanks for the time and effort you put into helping others like me. Much success and happiness to you and your family as you move forward.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Great to hear, Katrina! Let us know if you have any questions :)
Primitive Tips (2 months ago)
I've just see this video, NOW I CAN FIND MY MISTAKE AWAY!!! Thank You Create and Go 😍😍💙💙
Create and Go (2 months ago)
That's what we love!
Thanks for all that good info. I'm trying to learn what I can to start blogging myself. Excellent.
Create and Go (2 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Nice piece bro.. Am from West Africa Ghana and I really wanna become the finest and most successful blogger.. Thankx for your tips. Please do well to keep helping me get there
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Best of luck!
Jess Cleveland (3 months ago)
Thank you for all the great info! Just starting out and this was extremely helpful!
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Great to hear, Jess!
lisa p (3 months ago)
Thank you for this. I have been thinking of a blog name for over a year!!! In the meantime I had been writing down soooo much I want to write about. Which really was stupid when I could have had so much content since then. I just decided on a blog name and as you said content matter more than a name. But everyone wants a clever and cute name. ahhh lol
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Make sure you prioritize your time on the things that matter, Lisa :)
ATXK (3 months ago)
Weird. I've heard Siteground is dope.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
We recommend Bluehost! Everyone has their story about a bad encounter with a host, though.
Bonnie C. Haufe (3 months ago)
This video was very informative!! Thanks!
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Glad you found it useful, Bonnie!
Christopher Guleff (3 months ago)
Thank you . . . quite helpful. Subscribed!
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for subscribing, Christopher!
All in 1 (3 months ago)
Nice
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Bumblebee Apothecary (3 months ago)
I didn't realize Wordpress was the way to go. My blog is on Wix. Is that going to hurt me in the long run?
Bumblebee Apothecary (3 months ago)
Thanks!
Create and Go (3 months ago)
It's not that difficult! But, if you need help, we recommend Grayson Bell at iMark Interactive. Here's our affiliate link: https://createandgo.co/imark-website-help
Bumblebee Apothecary (3 months ago)
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I'd be better off switching over. Is it hard to move a site? It's not huge yet. http://www.bumblebeeapothecary.com
Create and Go (3 months ago)
It potentially can. It's up to you. We definitely prefer WordPress
Nicole Kauffman (3 months ago)
I’ve been trying to start a blog for almost a year. There is so much info out there! One thing that I’m curious about is where does the actual revenue come from? Ads?
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Many places! Ads, affiliate marketing, sponsorships, your products!
Mike schmidt (3 months ago)
Btw loved your video, I am thinking about blogging as a minister but haven’t done it. I have Parkinson’s disease and homebound so would love to interact.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Great idea!
Mike schmidt (3 months ago)
Your statement should be “applied knowledge is power” I’ve known a lot of people who have failed in life who were knowledgeable but never applied what they learned. I was very successful in networking because I learned from others and I held seminars teaching people what to do but they never experienced success because they wouldn’t apply what they learned.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for sharing!
Mike De Leon (3 months ago)
I am building a blog right now and I hope I can stay consistent. There are many reasons why I started but its mainly because I want to start a change in my life. I hope I can learn much from your channel. Great tips :)
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Consistency is key!
TheMichael408 (3 months ago)
I want more followers on social media. Is that the right reason to begin my blog? I still want to express my ideas. But yea.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
There's a difference between popularity and profitability. You can be an influencer, but you might not make any money from it
Kimberly Ann Farish (3 months ago)
I really needed this today. Heading over to your blog now. Thank you for being real about the process.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Of course, Kimberly!
Martin Andreevski (3 months ago)
Thats a great video, thanks !
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Glad you enjoyed it, Martin!
My Travel Katha (3 months ago)
Thanks. Very informative. Quite interesting to know that Pinterest helps generating so much of traffic. I need to work on it.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Yes! We love Pinterest :)
Evelma Allen (3 months ago)
Thank you so much! Your video is honest and informative.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Evelma!
Holly Becker (3 months ago)
You give some very down to earth useful information.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
That's our goal, Holly!
Mich Rich (3 months ago)
Just, one thing which most people probably don't notice~the sound quality. Your voice "echoes" like you are talking in a big empty room/space, and turning the volume down, to lower the echo, makes what you say indistinct. I have subscribed, to underscore how valuable and top class I find the content besides the sound issue, thank you so much.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for your feedback (pun intended)!
Obsidian (3 months ago)
Still confused about the Pinterest bit but still this video put me at ease!
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Pinterest is great for bloggers! We have other videos on the channel on it if you're still confused :)
LOL, I only really got distracted when he said: "let's exit out of these things I don't want you to be distracted".😋
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Ha! Thanks for watching :)
Robin Odowd (3 months ago)
Is Blue Host a platform like Word Press? Thank you for the video because the technology is confusing to anyone over the age of thirty.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Bluehost is a hosting provider, Robin. The put your site on to the world wide web for everyone to see. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Billie Edwards (3 months ago)
I can't stop laughing, so, sorry. I couldn't get over this. You said we know what we are doing and we are not just blowing this out our asses. Well, you now, you are very professional to me. I was and am getting into your video really serious and out of the blue, you spoke those words.I am a Christian But I give yo two tumbs up and 5stars for this I am impressed and understand exactly what you are saying. I agree with all. Thanks for Your Class
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Billie!
Josh&Danielle (3 months ago)
This is great information! Thank you! :)
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Rick Hema (3 months ago)
Hey Alex, thank you so much, appreciate you sharing so that others can learn , awesome.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Great to hear, Rick!
Val Heike (3 months ago)
Your good and right young man,I talk about and for people innocent of being falsely accused and NO ONE CARED TO INVESTIGATE THE TRUTH.
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Val!
Codepunk (3 months ago)
Appreciate the personal examples. —MS
Create and Go (3 months ago)
Thanks!
Victor Ballatine (4 months ago)
I have a blog but no traffic since 2016.....I used blogger and bought a domain for it.....must be doing something serious wrong lol
Create and Go (4 months ago)
We highly recommend self-hosted WordPress!
Adedotun Adesanya (4 months ago)
Thanks for the tips, very useful!
Create and Go (4 months ago)
Glad you found them useful!
Linda Davis (4 months ago)
Thank you for this helpful info!
Create and Go (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching, Linda!
Hendyz (4 months ago)
How many people actually make liviable income doing this? Probably no one. What would sell?? Ads? Clickbank? Amazon? Your own product? What is the benefit?
Create and Go (4 months ago)
Many people make a livable income doing this! More than you would think :)
ArtsyFartsy (4 months ago)
I'm not entirely sure why you said "don't use free blogging websites," yet you use a free host website (WordPress) which hosts 25% of all content on the internet...
Create and Go (4 months ago)
We use WordPress.org, which you need to pay for hosting to use. So, it's free to download, but it costs money. Hope this helps clarify things for you!
restart revolt (4 months ago)
thank you so much...
Create and Go (4 months ago)
Thanks for watching!
Inwardsistheway Out (4 months ago)
Anyone recommend WIX
Inwardsistheway Out (4 months ago)
Create and Go! I used WIX on the advice of someone helping me to understand the blogging process! I hope I’m able to do all the things I need with wix
Create and Go (4 months ago)
No, we recommend WordPress!

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