Many of you saw a post I wrote that talks about how bloggers don’t really need SEO, called Ever Consider Blogging Without SEO. That post came from the heart, and it was meant to encourage people not to give up if they’re having difficulty getting over the “SEO hump”. You see, when I first started blogging back in 2009, I had very little understanding of search engine optimization – but my blog managed to reach a page rank of 4 on Google’s scale. And I did it without using one bit of SEO – I didn’t even have my own domain or any keywords in my title. I submitted the post over on SERPd, and as you can guess, the post wasn’t actually “embraced” by the community. No hard feelings though. I got plenty of fantastic feedback in the comment section on my blog from people who knew exactly where I was coming from.
Who doesn’t need SEO
Ok, now hold on, I’m not trying to suggest that SEO is a bad thing or that it doesn’t work or anything like that. Quite frankly, I realize that it can be worth it’s weight in gold – if it’s done properly. I’m also not suggesting to anyone that they should abandon SEO methods that are already getting them good search engine placement.
My post was meant to speak to people that are blogging simply because they love it. It was not meant to be advice for people who want to make money online or create niche sites. I just wanted to clear the air and perhaps ease the frazzled mind of someone who was about to throw in the towel and call it quits with the blogosphere. After all, everyone knows that many bloggers get burned out and quit blogging after only a few months (or days even) and I don’t like to see people giving up just because they can’t afford the cost of hiring an “SEO guy”.