An Uncomplicated Life Blog: 3 Biggest Blogging Lessons

Monday, April 10, 2017

3 Biggest Blogging Lessons

Happy three years to this blog! Here are some of my favorite posts from over the years and three biggest lessons I've learned

I've been blogging here now for a full three years. The time has FLOWN by. I started it as a hobby to have while I stayed home to have babies, and it's turning into my legit part time job. I actually earn a decent living. I've had to learn how to take photos in manual setting on a fancy camera, had to learn about HTML coding, and how to pitch myself and my brand to other brands. I've had to thicken my skin from random negative comments some posts have garnered and also made some really amazing friendships. I've put together my three biggest lessons I've learned in three years, and also dug in the vaults to round up some of my favorite posts. I went WAY back for some of these!

Don't make these mistakes! One blogger tells all

3 biggest lessons learned in 3 years of blogging:

1) Do not respond to the negative comments cowards post "anonymously." Just don't do it. It's a waste of time. Whenever someone posts something nasty, it's all about them and their inner demons that they're taking out on you, not about you or your content. Think about it: normal and mentally healthy people scroll on or leave your site if they're reading something they don't like. Disturbed people want a fight. Cowards don't leave their name so that you can't properly reply to them. And trolls come back and stalk your blog to see if you've deleted their nasty comments. So, just don't engage. You can't fix crazy.

2) You're never going to make decent money from ads. When I installed adsense on my blog, I was like, whoohoo! I'm a monetized blogger, here comes the paychecks! But the truth is, ads yield me the smallest percentage of my income. Yes, some bloggers say they make thousands a month with ads, and good for them. They also slow down the load time for your site and annoy the hell out of people, so consider that when adding pop ups and video ad plugins/widgets. For me, I'd rather not annoy people and make less. Trust me, there's plenty of opportunities to make money blogging elsewhere!

3) Yes, you will make REAL friends blogging. One of my dearest friends was met via blogging. We talk nearly everyday. I'm also in a small group of bloggers from all over the country and the U.K. that's actually going to get together in real life, and I'm SO excited for that trip. If you're a SAHM or working from home, it's a really great way to have a social outlet, meet similar people and build some great bonds.

Favorite posts from over the years:
This is my most viewed post
This one was one of the hardest posts I've ever written 
This one has the most viral pins
This was my very first sponsored post
This was my first ever post to get a comment!

If you're new here, welcome! If you've been with me for a while, thanks for sticking with me and for reading! This has been such a fun adventure and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.


  1. YAY for 3 years!!
    And yes to the cowardly comments. Cut it out already.

  2. I'm starting to learn some of these things. I have only been blogging for a little over a year. I hope to make more friends and to really get to know people who do the same thing as me.

  3. Happy 3 years! I love reading your blog! Keep up the great work!

  4. Gread advice regarding negative comments and I 100% agree you can make real friends blogging!

  5. Yay for three years of blogging! The time really does fly! I can't wait for our trip next month!!!! And seriously, you can't fix crazy. :)

  6. Congrats on 3 years! Blogging goes up and down for me depending on what else is going on in my life. It's nice to have the side income though even just a few hundred dollars a month.

  7. I definitely wouldn't mind meeting blog friends. And Happy 3 Years!

  8. I have only been blogging for less then a year and I have learned the same things! I am so glad that we are all in this together

  9. Really interesting. I especially agree about number one-it's not worth it to engage with trolls!

  10. YAY FOR 3 YEARS, BUT EVEN MORE YAY FOR OUR MEET UP!!! PS - I can't believe people post mean comment anonymously?! WTF?!

  11. These are great lessons! I turned off anonymous comments because I'm not brave enough for them haha. I have also made some really close friendships from blogging.

  12. I am glad that people write blogs with such passion.