I’ve been blogging for what feels like forever now, it’s been a long journey for me and I feel like I have achieved so much in that time. The blogging community has changed so much during that time but then again so have I. I’ve tried to stay true to myself, my blog and everything that I have achieved during that time, I think that it is a massive learning curve in blogging. There is so much to take into consideration, and it isn’t just as simple as taking a picture & writing a blog post. So what are some of the things I wish I knew when I started.
1. It’s hard work but it is so worth it.
I’m never one to shy away from hard work, actually I thrive on it, but blogging is really hard work. There might be days when you’re trying to write a blog post and it literally doesn’t happen. I’ve literally had days where I just stare at my computer screen and hope that it is going to work out for the best.
2. Hard work does pay off
The amount of times I’ve sat there attempting to think of a really good angle for a blog post, the hours that I’ve just sat there. But do you know what? The best feeling is when brands acknowledge how hard bloggers work on something, whether it is the entire thing, photos, blog post, basically everything, a little comment goes a long way.
3. Have fun with blogging
Blogging is such a creative outlet, you should have fun with it! When you have fun it will show and honestly it is the most fabulous thing when you realise that something you have fun doing is getting noticed. You never know it could turn into a career!
4. Numbers aren’t everything
It is so easy to get caught up with numbers, whether you have x amount of followers, whether you’ve had x amount of views today, but really, views aren’t everything. The numbers don’t define you, I actually wrote a post why I’ve stopped worrying about page views because honestly they don’t define your worth as a blogger. You could have 100 views a week but that doesn’t define how much of an asset you are to the blogging community.
5. Don’t give up
When you feel like you’re going to give up on blogging, whether it is the drama that goes on, don’t give up on your blog. Your blog is amazing, your blog is relevant, and you will get somewhere with your blog. Your space on your internet is an amazing place. Don’t give up
6. Make sure your passion comes across
Passion is such an important thing in blogging, it makes an entire blog post for me! I adore it when I see how passionate someone is about a product or a topic & it just comes across in their writing, blogging is all about passion & love of creating for me.
What are some of the things you wish you knew when you started blogging? Let me know in the comments!
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