5 Blogging Mistakes I Make Because I’m Lazy

I am an extremely lazy person who should be made the queen of *Procrasti-NATION*. My laziness unfortunately comes in the way of me achieving a lot including making this blog bigger and better. If you are a new blogger, here are some mistakes I make because I’m lazy but you should totally avoid.

Mistake #1: Not replying to comments

I love interacting with bloggers but sometimes I get lazy and postpone replying to comments until I eventually just totally forget to reply. I love getting comments – they are the main reason I write. But when I’m lazy – I’m just lazy. If you are a new blogger, definitely make sure to reply to all the comments you get – that’s how you find your blogging family and make friends from around the world.

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Mistakes #2: Not marketing my blog

I don’t know why I’m scared to market my blog. I guess I don’t think it’s perfect and hence, feel scared to share it with people and really put it out there. I love when people discover it on their own and stick around because they really like my content. But if you’re looking to make money off your blog – definitely market it on social media and with your friends and family.

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Mistake #3: Not working on my blog’s SEO

Yes, it’s been a whole year of blogging and yes, I’m yet to work on SEO for my blog and posts. I enjoy the creative part of blogging but don’t enjoy the promotion and marketing part of it. If you are starting on your blogging journey, take out a few days to do a simple course on SEO to make your blog more successful to be able to make money off it.

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Mistake #4: Not sticking to a blogging schedule

I just can’t stick to a blogging schedule because of multiple reasons. First, I’m lazy and only get down to writing when I’m really in the zone and my creative juices are flowing. Second, I am too excited after writing to wait a week/10 days to post. I am lazy and lack discipline to stick to a schedule. But if you want more traffic to your blog and want to be more organized as a blogger – definitely stick to a blogging schedule.

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Mistake #5: Replying to emails

I get *some* mails from people asking me to review their books, websites or do a collaboration. While I try my best to reply to each, my laziness (add to that social anxiety) gets the better of me and often I postpone replying and ultimately forget to reply. I really mean to do better on this but my work, anxiety and laziness ensure I mess up on email replies. (Is replying after 3 weeks acceptable? 😦 ) If you are a new blogger or an old blogger – do not miss out on any opportunity to interact with bloggers, brands or even general audience reaching out to you for advice. Always ALWAYS reply to your emails.

PS: If you ever reached out to me and I didn’t reply – I AM SO SORRY!

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Is there a cure for laziness? If you’ve secretly chanced upon a potion that makes one less lazy – do share the recipe with me. But knowing me – I’ll probably just postpone making and drinking that too! (ARGHHH!) What are some blogging mistakes that you think you make?

PS: Go check out my other recent posts and let me know what you think-

PPS: If I didn’t reply to your mail in the past – do drop me a reminder mail and I’ll surely reply in 2-4 business weeks. πŸ˜€ JK! I’ll reply this time around, for sure, I promise!

103 Comments Add yours

  1. Agree 100 percent with all of the above. The SEO side is the trickiest I think, because there is so much to learn and boy oh boy it takes a lot of time. Especially when one has 500 travel articles. But the rewards are worth it, you really start to see search engine traffic build. Plus it’s fun to see all those red dots turn green as you plow through all your posts. For anyone wary of diving into SEO, the Yoast app is your best friend!

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    1. Thanks! That was helpful πŸ˜€

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience! Ah – the Yoast app! I’ve heard so much about it – I’m going to get to it soon. πŸ™‚

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  2. Kritika says:

    Can understand. It is difficult to keep up at times.
    Hope you are doing well.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It is difficult to do it all. 😦 Hope you are doing well too ❀

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      1. Kritika says:

        Yes very well. Thank you πŸ™‚ (heart)

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  3. stuff and poems says:

    Same.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Argh! Blogging is a lot of work!

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      1. stuff and poems says:

        Haha, yes but then it depends What’re your motive for blogging. I just do it to consistently write and interact with all sorts of people. Had it been work instead of a hobby, it would be a hell lotta work, for sure.

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      2. Happy Panda says:

        Same – I use it as a space to vent and just be me. But it’s also fun to grow and see those stats go up.

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      3. stuff and poems says:

        Absolutely!

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  4. Vansh Tiwari says:

    I agree with not following a blog posting schedule. At the starting of the day, I use to take more than a month to publish 1 blog post. Later, I realized that this is not happening, then I made a schedule to post.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      That’s amazing!!! I’ve been blogging for a year and yet I find it hard to stick to a schedule. :/

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      1. Vansh Tiwari says:

        Yeah, I can understand!

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  5. Sustain blog says:

    A good post on blogging mistakes. I think I should touch SEO. Thank you 😊

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Thank you! SEO is so hard to understand. :/

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      1. Sustain blog says:

        That’s why I kept it to the last. Thank you again 😊

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  6. This was so relatable! The blogging schedule and the SEO are my worst areas!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Bloggers who do stick to a blogging schedule amaze me! How are they doing this? πŸ˜€

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  7. I’m feeling this post😐. I recently started my blog here on wordpress and I think it is doing*okay*. Like, do I have to work harder and then wait for it to blow up gradually? I’ve read many stories in several blog-websites that their blog just exploded in a few days or whatever and fetch them thousands of views. I feel misguided at times *πŸ˜–*
    thanks for this post. It actually did clear some points for me!
    Love, Divi❀️

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hi Divya, Welcome to the blogging world! πŸ™‚
      I definitely don’t think anyone’s blog gets a 1000 views overnight but I know of a few who’ve done really well over the period of 6-7 months. I think it all comes down to what your goals are – if you want to make money off your blog – you definitely need to work on marketing yourself and SEO! πŸ™‚ Olivia Blake is a blogger I’d recommend for tips on how to grow your website!
      Good luck! ❀

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      1. Yeah, but I’ve just realised that views aren’t everything! But you’re right! Thanks again!

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  8. I was hoping to find something that I need to improve on, but I actually keep up with all of this πŸ˜…. I feel like I work too hard now.

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    1. I totally agree with youπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      hahahahah! You’re doing really well, babe! πŸ™‚

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  9. bosssybabe says:

    Haha I don’t think you’re lazy at all… I think you hinted at anxiety and fear.. Those can be huge barriers… Laziness denotes not caring, I think you care very much but you are weighted down bc you possibly care too much… Afraid to fail, say the wrong thing perhaps… Don’t be so hard on yourself, everyone is doing the best they can to get by and whatever you’re doing (as long as you’re happy) is working.. And if you’re not happy, at some point I feel like you’ll work to change whatever it is that is lacking… 😊

    My mistakes are also not advertising my blog more on other platforms and SEO which i kind of still don’t understand lol

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      So most days I don’t really bother about these things because I write to make me happy and this is a safe space for me. But then I see the DAMN stats and it bothers me that I’m not growing! But then I close the app and I postpone thinking about it to another day. πŸ˜€
      I think like Lib mentioned in her comment – most people rave about Yoast for SEO. Maybe get that plug in as step 1? I really don’t know what is step 2. πŸ˜€

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  10. utahan15 says:

    schedule? eh no ritual. write is the rite
    market? i wouldnt either this is me . and i m not for sale ever . somone that i was the attaturk then they took it back. u are you cool beans.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Haha thank you! A schedule is so not me either! I write when I write. πŸ˜€

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  11. Ha adorable! At least you know yourself πŸ’– Also, with SEO, have you done Yoast yet? It’s like so easy, they kinda do everything for you. I’m sure you know about this, you’re WAY ahead of me, but from personal experience, I’m glad I got it. Keep doing you! Your blog is gorgeous and totally marketable!! xo

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yesss, I’ve heard so many bloggers talk about Yoast. I’m going to get to installing it – soon – some day- soon! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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      1. Ha, yes, love it! πŸ€ͺ🀣

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  12. Megan says:

    I feel like this blog post exposed me haha. I’m don’t know why but I just don’t want to market my blog on other platforms, I think it’s the idea of being perceived a certain way by people that think they know me. But, I think you’re doing a great job with your blog! And it’s fun to slowly work on one part of your blog at a time rather than overwhelm yourself.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same!! I also feel like not sharing it with people that I know helps me be more honest and open on here.
      Slow and steady wins the race. It’s just that I procrastinate on doing any improvement work for my blog. 😦

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  13. Yes, I feel the same way sometimes, especially about the social marketing. I see you haven’t replied to any of the comments above, so you’re staying true to yourself πŸ™‚ Haha

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha – I usually give myself 24 hours after posting to laze around and then respond! πŸ˜€
      I am amazed at people who are able to market themselves so effectively on social media. It just seems like a lot of work to me. :/

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  14. vaniheart says:

    Ok except first, i do all of them 😐😐😐
    Okay will work on it from “TOMORROW ” πŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜œπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      hehe! It is SO much work that postponing it to tomorrow seems so much easier! πŸ˜€

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  15. Rishika Jain says:

    why is this so relatable lol?
    great pointers, btw!!! πŸ˜πŸ‘

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah, I’m glad I’m not the only one πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  16. Silver Stone says:

    Guess we’re in the same boat when it comes to procrastination, cause I relate to this a lot 🀣

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah – I think we’re the kind of people who enjoy the creative aspect of blogging more than the business aspect – which makes us procrastinate on all these. πŸ™ˆ

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  17. Shelly DS says:

    Hahahah I love this! You’re so honest and I completely agree with everything you’ve said. I suck st replying to comments and emails… sometimes it feels easier to go for a run than to pick up my phone and just reply! πŸ™ˆ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      IKR? There are these moments where doing anything else seems easier than just replying to comments and emails. I think those are the days when I’m done with my social interaction for the day and can’t muster up energy to do more. πŸ™ˆ

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  18. tanvibytes says:

    Great post, it gave me a few ideas on how I can improve my blog in the future! πŸ€”πŸ˜
    I’m really good with setting up a schedule for weekly posts, but I think I need to work on SEO more. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I have literally just started reading up on SEO and how to optimise my site but it’s mainly for my work website but I’ll get to doing it for the blog eventually. πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

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  19. Juliette says:

    I am definitely guilty of all of these and I actually never see my “blog email”…πŸ˜‚ Some of those things I don’t really care about though, like marketing my blog and SEO, because I don’t really want to “grow my blog”, and I am actually very happy that I don’t because otherwise I know very well how lazy I would be with it! Another thing that I constantly put off is visiting other people’s blogs, which is weird because I love it! But since I don’t do it regularly, I end up with huge amounts of posts to check out and it takes me so long to go through them that I need a break before doing it again, and then there are again so many posts to read… πŸ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yeah – that’s another thing I totally suck at keeping up with – other bloggers’ posts. πŸ˜“ I have set time in the morning and night to do it but often I get drawn into the world of IG and totally forget about it. πŸ™ˆ
      I get what you mean – I really don’t try either because I’m happy with whatever organic growth I have but just sometimes when I see my stats it bothers me and makes me wish I tried harder. πŸ™ˆ

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      1. Juliette says:

        Aaah I compltely understand! 😊 I mean, keeping up with blogging can sometimes be like a full time job, so it is only normal to skip it from time to time! 😊

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  20. I am with you on most of these mistakes – I just like to go with the flow. I actually am very prompt in replying to comments though but absolutely don’t do any of the rest.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same! It makes blogging feel like work when I try marketing or promoting it. So I chose to ignore that part of it and focus on the fun part that is the writing. 😊

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      1. πŸ’›πŸ˜Š

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  21. Can you give us a heads up once you find this potion? Haha!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha. It might take me a week or two after I find it to do that. 🀣
      Although my impression of you both (from your blog) is that you’re non-lazy go getters!!!!

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  22. I can relate to #3. I like posting and interacting, but I don’t do any promotion/marketing or SEO stuff. Maybe I’ll make that my 2022 goal.πŸ˜€

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same. It’s definitely a goal of mine too atleast the SEO bit. I’m not sure if I’ll ever promote the blog – that just doesn’t come naturally to me. πŸ™ˆ

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      1. Same here. I don’t have any social media accounts anyway.

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  23. Man this post was like looking in a mirror.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      πŸ™ˆ I guess there’s always room for improvement?

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  24. passion says:

    Ah! The same thing I suffer from…..laziness.
    Esp with the marketing and SEO.
    Its so tiring how I have to organize random thoughts to SEO format.
    Thanks

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hhaha same – especially since I enjoy the creative bit more than all this technical & marketing bit! πŸ˜€

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      1. passion says:

        Well, girl’s gotta do what girl’s gotta do.πŸ˜‚

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  25. What should I reply?πŸ€”

    Ummm…go get sleep.πŸ›Œ

    It’s beautiful post Moksha. Loved it. Each point has it’s importance. Thank you for the post.πŸ˜‰

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  26. Siri hegde says:

    Nice.. Thanks for the tips ! As a new blogger, i find them useful πŸ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I’m glad they were useful! πŸ™‚

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  27. I can totally relate to the reply anxiety. For me, the more heartfelt the comment is, the harder it is for me to respond. I procrastinate because I really want to take the time to respond earnestly… Thanks for reminding me I’m not the only one🌺

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      SAMEEE! Someone left me a really nice comment yesterday and it sent me into such a spiral of overthinking. I literally felt like I have imposter syndrome. 😦
      It’s nice to know we are all in this together. ❀

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  28. Hahahaha I know right
    I’m yet to work on SEO I’ve watched tutorials, read blogs, googled, joined groups on social media platforms but j still dont understand what the heck SEO is😭😭😭 hahahaahah
    I’ll need a course which am afraid I’ll keep failing if I enrol.

    I had a blogging schedule but I slack sometimes especially if am too busy

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same. Last month I was off my blogging schedule but I am trying to get back to it this month – here’s hoping! And SEO is SO complicated – I have tabs open right now about how to perfect your SEO. :/

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      1. Hahahahha we’ll be just fine…trust me

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  29. Saparza says:

    It’s so relatable! I’m also scared of marketing my blog . And I’m worst also at SEO. Definitely I’ll have to learn it . Thank you for this post.

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    1. Barichnel says:

      Hey Saparza, you could start by installing yoast seo plugin… if you haven’t already

      It’s not that hard actually… wordpress made it even easier… just do a lil research

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      1. Saparza says:

        Thank you for your valuable advice! I’ll keep that in mind.

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    2. Happy Panda says:

      For me – I think that in my blog I am 100% me and I’m scared to share it with others because I’m scared that they will judge me. :/
      I have just started learning about SEO – so we are all in this together. πŸ™‚

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      1. Saparza says:

        Ya , you’re right! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  30. Barichnel says:

    I definitely relate about the not marketing and not sticking to a schedule part. Well, I’m lazy too. But lately I’ve been making a few efforts to ask people to share on WhatsApp, hopefully I get some discipline -altough just like you, I need to be “in the zone” to write someone would love reading.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I think not staying on schedule is a real killer of stats. So I perfected my schedule this year and my stats doubled but in April due to personal reasons I wasn’t able to keep up and my stats took a real tumble! So – a schedule is really important!

      So my trick to getting around the “in the zone” writing bit – is that whenever I’m in the zone I keep writing snippets and saving them as drafts. So later I just improve those drafts and post. (I currently have 50-60 such drafts)

      I hope I get better at doing this too. :/

      PS: I can’t see your blog – since it isn’t linked to your name. Might want to check on that.

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      1. Barichnel says:

        Oh, I actually run 2 blogs with this account… my personal one (barichnel.com) and my music blog (14h25.com) … if you intend checking on them, I’d be glad if you googled the sites before clicking so they get recognized as keywords

        Ok, back to your reply – yes, you’re right… not sticking to a schedule is a stat killer… but i have so much going on right now, as a student + part time store attendant

        That’s also mostly why i find it difficult getting in the zone – but I’ve noticed a few patterns… i write better either first thing in the morning… or really late at night (when not tired)

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  31. Sarjay says:

    Thanks so much for the information

    Someone please drop a follow my Website.
    Let us grew together πŸ’ͺ

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    1. Barichnel says:

      Done. Would you please follow mine too?

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  32. ACUTABOVEMOSIACS says:

    I love this, and your title Rocks! I’m so new, a d lazy. Scared and a writer person I’m not. Thanks for your post. Keep fighting the good fight my friend

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hi! Don’t worry about it – in a few months you’ll feel be addicted to this blogging world and giving advice to other newbies. ❀

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  33. telugubloggersreenadh says:

    Very nice content dear , thanks for sharing. Me also doing same things.

    Hahaha…lol

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaa – I think a lot of us make these mistakes. But to grow our blogs we need to work on these aspects! πŸ™‚

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      1. telugubloggersreenadh says:

        Yes, it is useful for most of us .
        Tq for sharing happy panda

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  34. Hannah Roberts says:

    Definitely agree with this! Trying to find keywords, market my blog, and connect with others is really time consuming. So, it usually affects how many blog posts I actually write and my posting schedule.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      It is SO much work! Managing a blog and a full time job – is so difficult! But it is also so rewarding! πŸ™‚

      Sticking to a schedule is hard but motivating since I’ve seen a rise in my stats whenever I stick to a schedule.

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  35. vbing7 says:

    This post is really useful for me. Keep writing like this.πŸŒΈπŸ¦‹

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  36. TravelCuddly says:

    Sometimes we doesn’t call it laziness, if we are busy sometimes we can not do that all.., it’s my experience. We want to write a post but due to some other works ..we can not do consentrate. So it is not 100% laziness. BTW all the best and keep writing well. Love your post. Thanks to share your thought.

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  37. emryn07 says:

    Thanks for telling, I am a new blogger and will keep this in my mind

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Happy Panda says:

      Yay! Welcome to the blogging world – it’s so much fun once you find your blogging friends. ❀️

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      1. emryn07 says:

        ❀️ thanksπŸ’œ

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  38. thebenneys says:

    Interesting, I am yet to try many of your tips so they are classed as my mistakes aswell. Thank you for your blog.

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  39. It’s rare that you see a blogger being so honest in their posts, thank you for sharing this. This was really great advice, I’m actually looking into Yoast SEO plugin thanks to someone’s reccomendations in one of the comments above. Don’t worry, I think most of us can relate and forgive you for sometimes taking time to answer comments or emails. We all go through the same, know that you have our support either way.

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  40. Procrastination station over here. LoL!!! But, you did it and that’s all that matters. πŸ˜‰

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  41. IDK about a cure, but sometimes I get soo caught up that I don’t have time to reply to comments or respond to emails so I make sure that all comments have to be approved so I don’t forget and since I am such a freak that I NEED my inbox clean I don’t mark email as read and a full inbox (like even 7 emails) itches me sooo much that I must respond and delete the emails…..
    By the way, this was such a relatable post, I’m just as lazy as you!!! (no offense intended)

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  42. good stuff here, will need a relook.

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  43. Wow. This is exactly what my problem is as well.

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  44. Thanks for the content, will help me as a new blogger!

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  45. Reblogged this on .

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