My Blog is One Year Old!
It’s been a great journey so far. Although, I must admit the ride can get bumpy at times. Yet, I’ve got no regrets. I’ve learned a lot from blogging, and it has helped me grow into becoming a better version of ME.
Sharing with you the 5 Lessons I Learned in My First Year of Blogging.
1. Take Courage
“I really wanted to start a blog, but…”
I was afraid to put myself out there for fear of ridicule. I was insecure about my writing skills. I didn’t have a nice camera. I had zero knowledge about starting a blog.
Yet, I didn’t allow fear to stop me. I took an online creative writing course, read about blogging, joined WordPress, downloaded Grammarly, and asked a couple of friends to give me feedback on my draft.
I finally got the courage to publish my first post last year.
2. Learn From Your Mistakes
There’s so much to learn. It can get overwhelming. There’s a lot of blogging advice out there, and though it helped me a lot; I also got confused when there are conflicting ideas.
I learned that blogging is like cooking: try the recipe, change certain ingredients, add a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Then, after some trial and error…
Voila! You’re finally happy with the flavor.
3. Connect. Engage. Share.
The internet can be a positive space for us to learn from each other and encourage one another as we go through challenges.
We can like, comment, share each other’s posts, and spread good vibes in the blogosphere.
4. Set Realistic Goals.
Blogging started as a hobby until I began to set unreasonable goals. Oh yes… I’ve got to write, hustle, and grow (Stats! Stats! Stats!).
Guess what? After a few months, I was on the verge of quitting.
Blogger burnout is REAL!
5. Have Fun!
“It’s not all about the stats.”
I needed to pause, take a break, reflect on the reasons why I’m blogging, and enjoy the creative adventure again.
We have a long road ahead of us, but I’m in no rush to figure out everything right now. After all, blogging is not a competition. So, I’m going to get a drink, put my feet up, and relax!
Cheers to 1 year of blogging and to many, many MORE!
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for following us on our journey. We couldn’t have reached this far without your love and support.
Please leave us a comment below. Tell us about your blogging experience. How long have you been blogging? Any lessons or tips you want to share? We’d love to hear from you!