The flu and blogging don’t mix – Podcast #10

Ideas on failing at blogging by Renee of I Teach Blogging

Ideas on failing at blogging by Renee of I Teach BloggingIn this episode we will recap a tip from the last podcast, a quick SEO tip, and then we are going to get down to it with a conversation about bad planning, the flu and suffering from breaking the rules.

Tip  from Podcast #9

Truth: No one is going to read your blog for what could be a long while. I joke about this often in my classes. Not even my mom reads my blog. We have to be ok with that. While it would be wonderful if you started a new blog and the next day you had 10,000 readers, unless you are a celebrity, it’s not likely. So folks, let’s take advantage of that.

This is your time as a new blogger to learn the ropes and get used to things. So it’s not all bad. Be ok with the feeling of failure for a while. It takes time to grow an audience.


Important but easy:  After you have uploaded an image to your WordPress media library, insert it into your post, right-click once then click on the mountain to reach the attachment details to make sure that the alt title and title tag are filled out. On-site SEO takes time, but it’s always worth it in the long run.

 Get down to it

What you will learn in this podcast:

I did the get started stupid fast method with my podcast. I broke all of the rules. I had good intentions of pre-recording at least several podcasts but just had not done it yet. I was keeping my schedule and all was going well and then …


I got stupid crazy sick. Flu AND bronchitis. My immune system was so hammered I was practically see-through for two weeks. And I sure didn’t plan that.

In this podcast, I talk about my failings and how I didn’t plan ahead well.

You can listen to all of my podcasts at:


Don’t forget to clickety on my PDF download of  Tips on Blogging for Business. It covers some tips about the Yoast Plugin and a few others that I install on all of my clients’ blogs.

As Chris Brogan would say, I’ll take this moment to “Selly Sell:” Do you want a blog design or redesign? I would love to be your person. Please shoot me an email at

About the Author

Renee is wild for WordPress and on fire to empower small business owners with the inspiration, tools and strategies for a healthy blog. SMU CAPE instructor, developer, podcaster. Follow @Iteachblogging on Twitter. Get her FREE SEO Guide Here:

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