First Time Blogger Advice 4 Terrible Mistakes to Easily Avoid



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I never thought of myself as a blogger. In fact, back in 2018, God told me to start telling my story on social media. I was extremely scared, but I did it anyways and guess what? In 2019, I took another Bold Faith step. I launched my blog. I wanted to create a space where women could come, read about my journey and get daily inspo. The only problem was I didn’t know what I was doing. I thought, “If I launch it they will come,” (Kevin Costner voice from Field of Dreams). But I was so wrong! The opposite happened. For three years I would release blogs and I probably had 4 faithful readers. I thought maybe it was because I was not consistent, so at the end of 2020 I began releasing a new blog a week. Still no success. I needed some first time blogger advice.


The Struggle is Real

  • I struggled with creating catchy headlines.
  • I struggled with SEO.
  • I struggled with reaching my target audience.


Whenever I posted a blog it got lost in oblivion – an endless web that no one could find. I longed for one day to search a topic and my blog be the first to pop up. I needed help! So, I prayed to God asking Him for direction with my content. In addition to blogging, I’m also a full time content creator who has created several viral reels and TikToks. I share 7 tips to  create epic videos here. But I wasn’t growing as much as I could and I definitely did not know how to monetize; but this I’ll discuss in another blog post. I felt like I was working twice as hard and no one was seeing blogs. That’s when a representative from the LadyBossBlogger Courses reached out to me. It was definitely God ordained.

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About LadyBossBlogger Course: Grow Your Christian Blog

The founder, Elaine Rau, is a successful blogger, who launched a course to specifically help other Christian bloggers grow. She creates content specifically giving first time bloggers advice. So, I enrolled and on the first day of the course my mind was blown. There was so much that I didn’t know about blogging. There was so much that I didn’t know about my website. I made so many mistakes, and Elaine offered solutions. If you’re interested in growing and monetizing your blog I suggest you take this course. Here’s my code, bookofstar_, so you can get (20% off). Trust and believe, the course works and now I have a new perspective when it comes to blogging.

I wish I had this advice back when I first started blogging, because it would have saved me a lot of time and prevented me from crashing and burning. So I wanted to pay it forward and share with you 4 Terrible Mistakes to easily avoid as a first time blogger with advice from LadyBossBlogger.


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Mistake No. 1

No SEO + Boring Headlines = No Traffic

I struggled with this for many years. I knew what it was, but I couldn’t figure out how to get better at it. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This is the process of increasing your sites visibility with keywords, so that when people search for/ask certain questions on Google and other sites, you pop up. The better your SEO the better traffic to your site the easier it becomes to grow a community and monetize your blog.

While taking the LadyBossBlogger course, Elaine shared a technique for coming up with keywords for your blog. Think about what you want your blog to be found for. Jot it down. Then go on Google and type it into the search engine. You’ll see a series of results. Pay attention to what stands out. Tadaaaa, this is now the content you’ll create and what your target audience is looking for. How simple is that?

But there’s more to it than that because now you’ll need to make sure that your blog is optimized with the right amount of keywords in order to show up just like these other sites did. So, there are other tools and strategies that Elaine shared to help with this. For that info, you’ll want to check out the course. Elaine is practically giving away months of information condensed into a one-week course. This first time blogger advice is crucial to your growth.


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Mistake No. 2

What are you crazy, are you tryna get sued?

This was probably the most life changing thing I learned during Elaine’s class and that is how to legally protect my site. I had no idea that each website needed a Privacy Policy, Disclaimer, and Terms & Condition. As a blogger, it’s important to note that you’re not just a writer. You’re also running a business. There are certain rules and regulations you must adhere to in order to have your site up and running. I figured because I was a small blog, none of this mattered. Rookie mistake! It matters. Whenever you’re collecting information from anyone there needs to be a disclaimer mentioning how their information will be used. The terms and conditions serves as a legal contract that whenever someone spends time on your site they agree with how your site is used.

Once I recognized that my site lacked this, I immediately included it. So, Elaine shared some key points to include in these specific legal documents. The course walks you through drafting your own documents, which is free. But then Elaine also offers another resource so you can purchase these documents and receive a lifetime of updates. You’ll never have to worry about having outdated terms, because whenever a term is changed for doing business online you receive updated legal documents. For example, if the FTC introduced a new regulation, you’ll receive a new updated Terms and Conditions for your site. I know the free option is enticing, but if you want some first time blogger advice, I’d choose the latter route. That’s what I did because it saves me the hassle of trying to stay up to date with all of the latest changes.


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Mistake No. 3

No one ever told me I needed a strategy to grow my blog.

These were my exact words when I was taking the course. I never had a strategy to get traffic to my site. In fact, I’d write my blogs and then promote it on Instagram. I have a decent following on the platform, but my audience very rarely visited my blog. I hosted Giveaways and free courses to get people to my site and it didn’t work. My focus was so narrow; I needed to broaden my reach to other social platforms.

Elaine shared her Pinterest strategy for getting traffic to your blog. Now, I love Pinterest. I’m a serial pinner. I go there for fashion ideas, interior decorating ideas, party décor ideas, photo shoot ideas and much more, but I never thought to utilize the app to bring traffic to my site. The reality was I actually didn’t know how to use the app except for pinning. I have since updated my profile to a business account, included my blog information, and now pinterest is part of my strategy for growing my blog. This is probably the best first time blogger advice you could receive!

Another strategy to bring traffic to my site is using my email list. I have subscribers, but I only communicate with them whenever I launch a new blog. However, I found that I could create email automations to better serve my community. This really helped me to set up reoccurring emails, funnels, and a landing page. This helps me to engage with my audience and new subscribers. I don’t have to worry about anyone feeling left out or not regularly engaging with my audience.


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Mistake No. 4

First Time Blogger Advice: Monetize your content

One of the things I struggled with was monetizing my blog. It’s fun being a full time blogger, but it can take a toll on you when you don’t see the reward. One way to monetize is by having affiliate links. Now, I used to cringe at the thought of this because I never wanted to sell to my audience. We’re sold to all the time and I wanted my blog to be a safe space that people could genuinely come and learn about God. But after taking the LadyBossBlogger Course, I learned that the affiliate links help me. It’s one way to make passive income without the hassle of tricking my subscribers to buy. It’s more like me sharing great resources with my audience and it’s up to them to purchase or not. And of course, a disclaimer is needed for this. With this information I went and signed up for a couple of affiliate programs especially for the products that I use on a daily basis.


First Time Blogger Advice Wrap Up

Now that I’ve corrected these major mistakes please follow my lead, so that you’re not wasting valuable years creating blog posts that are going nowhere. This will give you a head start in your blogging career. If you’re thinking of starting a full time blog or wondering how you can monetize your blog I strongly suggest taking the LadyBossBlogger course: Grow Christian Blog because it will help you master SEO and create catchy Headlines, create a strong email funnel to monetize, and increase your traffic. Use my code, bookofstar_, for 20% off your purchase.


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God Delivered Me From Spirit of Divination pt 2

This is part 2 of God delivered me from spirit of divination.

In part 1, I covered what is the spirit of divination and how it manifests. Now in part 2, I walk through how God delivered me from it. You can see all the details in the above video.

“YOU’LL NEVER GET OUT!” I heard Fear say to me. I laid curled up on my prayer mat crying out to God, “What’s wrong with me?”

I could barely breathe and I felt this pressure squeezing me from within. I didn’t realize it was the spirit of divination constricting my entire body. It was squeezing me until I no longer desired Godly things.

Even worse, my biggest fear had come true, I felt TRAPPED!

As I lifted my head from my tear drenched arm I noticed it was covered in snot. That’s when I recognized I was going through a deliverance. This was the first time I ever did this on my own. I had been delivered from the spirit of control 2 years prior, but my friends helped me through it. This time it was just me and God.

God said, “This spirit has been traveling through your bloodline.” This deliverance was bigger than me.It was for my entire family. A family stuck in a perpetual state of terror causing them to dream big, but only accept scraps. We were breaking a Generational Curse.

Join me on this journey as God exposes the spirit of divination, spirit of fear, jezebel spirit and lust operating in my life. I share how they manifested and how God walked me through my own inner healing and deliverance.

The best part is you can be set free too.

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God Delivered Me From the Spirit of Divination

I’m dropping details about the spirit of divination, why it attacks prophets, and how it manifests. **GRAB YOUR PEN AND PAPER**

God delivered me from the Spirit of Divination. The crazy thing is, I didn’t even know that I was oppressed by it. See, I grew up in a church that believed Christians didn’t need deliverance. Because Jesus Christ died on the cross, that means He broke all curses and disarmed all demon powers Col 2:15.

And this is true; however, Christians still need deliverance.

This is the reason why many of us feel oppressed. God set us free, but we do live in a Kingdom that operates under law and order. And by Kingdom, I’m referring to the Kingdom of God.

Our Father, is a great Judge, and He’s not too keen on going against His laws. So when we break a law, we allow the enemy access into our lives. Acknowledging this is the first step to deliverance. (I’ll cover this in another blog)

That’s why a lot of us are still battling generational curses today. Some us feel bound by “the system” and we seem to be so far behind in life. Or there are many christians that feel sick all the time. There’s no medical explanation for it, but you’re always sick. Chances are you need deliverance.

And the only way to do that is by understanding what Demon has a legal right to you, your stuff, and your health. And break it so you can be free. If you want to learn more about breaking generational curses then feel free to check out this video HERE.

I have a saying, “God created us to be free and loved, anything contrary to that needs healing and deliverance.”

  • If you find yourself always angry you need to be delivered from the spirit of anger or the spirit of rage
  • If you find yourself sleeping around and masturbating uncontrollably then you need to be delivered from the spirit of rejection and lust. I actually have a blog on this and you can check it out HERE.
  • If you find that your prophecies are tainted, you can’t breathe when you pray, and you physically feel constricted then you need to be delivered from the spirit of divination.

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What is the spirit of Divination

The spirit of divination is the python spirit or it’s also known as the spirit of witch craft. This spirit gives illegal access into the spirit world by giving dreams and visions to people.

There’s nothing wrong with entering the spirit world, in fact it’s normal. We should spend as much time here as possible with God. Apostle Paul says, “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” Gal 5:25. In this scripture He breaks down why we should die to our flesh and live in the Spirit. When you live by Holy Spirit, He will lead you into all truth. Truth including our purpose for operating in the spirit world.

The issues is when you enter the spirit world without Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is our guide, He’s the one still teaching us today. He wants to reveal spiritual things to us, but through His love and on His time. 

The Spirit of divination, wants to assume the position of “god” in our life, often times sounding like Holy Spirit. 

But his motives is always to lead us away from God’s will. This spirit deceives psychics, witches, and new agers. It convinces them that they can operate in the spirit realm without God. Thus, leading them outside of God’s will.

Now before you start thinking I’m picking on new agers, let me also say, that some Christians are being led by the spirit of divination and don’t even know it. Like me, when I got delivered, God told me that the spirit of divination was tainting my prophecies. I had no idea that the spirit had been part of my life for a long time. But that’s why we gotta trust God. He knows all things, sees all things, and knows what we need to be delivered from.

Therefore, in this video I do talk about other spirits that God delivered me from including Jezebel, Lust, Fear, Unbelief and much more. I also do a deeper dive into the spirit of divination, its manifestations, and how to be delivered from it. You can watch it HERE or just scroll up.

The Spirit of Divination has a hold on people, churches, and whole nations.

But in the presence of God all things must submit. We can see the spirit of divination in Acts 16, where the Apostle Paul, casts it out of a young girl. See HERE:

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

 This scripture is so interesting because the girl didn’t say anything wrong about Apostle Paul and Silas. She was speaking the truth and yet Paul still discerned that this spirit was not of God. The Spirit of Divination does tell the truth, it’s part of the reason why some psychics are really good at their job. Because the spirit of divination has given them keen insight.

But again, the problem is getting that insight from any spirit, but Holy Spirit. And that’s why Paul told the spirit of divination to come out of the girl. She had illegal access to the spirit world, her gift of prophecy could have been tainted and then her masters pimped her gift.

How to Get Delivered From The Spirit of Divination

God does not want us to be slaves, not to people and definitely not to spirits. That’s why healing and deliverance is so important to a Christian.

You’ll see in my video, that I didn’t know I was oppressed, but I was getting attacked by the python spirit anyways. It wrapped itself around me and constricted so hard that I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t deliver the word of God, I was on the floor crying, and I wanted to give up. That’s what this spirit does to God’s people, especially if you operate in the prophetic. If God had not delivered me from this spirit I would still be bound.

The key to any deliverance is discovering the legal right, letting go of satan’s lies, and holding on to God’s truth. But the only way to be effective is to listen to what Holy Spirit tells you to do and DO IT!

Join me on this journey as I recap the spiritual battle I faced with the spirit of divination, Jezebel, fear, lust and other demons. And see how Holy Spirit led me through it.

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If you’re struggling to break the spirit of divination on your life then leave a comment and I’ll share a resource so you can be delivered from it.

God Delivered Me From Covid

After weeks of comparing myself to others on social media I had convinced myself that I was not worthy nor good enough. I was overworked, exhausted, and lacking faith in God’s promises for my life. That’s when God told me to take 2 months off to rest. One day while spending time with Him, He told me to command COVID out of me and my mother. I was confused because I was healthy. I had no symptoms. The very next day I entered my battle with the illness, which really turned out to be a spiritual battle with a demonic spirit. Follow my journey as I talk about what Godly rest is and how God gives us insight into the attacks coming our way BEFORE it happens.


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