While being a blogger is an excellent hobby, skill, and for some, job, it can be a little overwhelming for others. About 8 and 1/2 months ago, I remember being very excited to start my new blog…but also slightly nervous. Monitoring your own blog is like a new adventure that can be a little challenging to start, just because most of us don’t know what outcome to expect.
However, just because it’s a challenge doesn’t mean that it isn’t worthwhile. Here is some of the BEST ADVICE for any blogger, whether you’re contemplating whether you want to be one, you just became a blogger, or you’ve been one for years. I bet that in no time, you’ll be blogging like a pro!
Keep a Positive Mindset — The truth is, we can’t do anything to the best of our ability if our mindsets are not positive. Keep in mind that blogging is a good source of income, but it is also a source for you to improve on your writing, spread the word about a topic that matters to you, inspire others, and simply BE YOU! If we start blogging with a negative perspective, then how can we expect to grow?
Don’t Procrastinate–Do It Right Now– If you know you want to do a blog or that you want to be more active on your blog but you keep putting it aside, let me tell you that procrastination is never going to get anyone anywhere different. Obviously, it can be hard to try something new, but if you feel that it would be beneficial to you, what’s stopping you from doing it? If we procrastinate, we are simply saying in the same spot. And sometimes progress requires us to move.
Think about the Journey and the Destination — You may set a goal that you want to earn 100 followers or make $10 a week from blogging. Small goals like this are a great way to think about your future and the progress that you want to make with your blog. That being said, don’t get too caught up in getting so many followers or so much money from it (unless it’s your job, of course.) Instead, think of the smaller forms of progress that you are making. For example, you may be getting more views or comments then you were 1 year ago–that’s progress!
Even if They Don’t Say Anything, People Are Watching– I think one of the main reasons for inconsistency among bloggers is that they aren’t getting the amount of response from their audience as they would like or anticipated. Gaining an audience who will comment on EVERY post can take time to build. Besides, many times people will just read your posts to see if you will be consistent before following you. Just because they don’t like or comment, doesn’t mean they don’t like your content. We just have to KEEP PRESSING!!!
Be Authentic — In all honesty, the blogs that are written by someone who isn’t trying to be like every other blogger are some of my favorites. When I look for quality content, I want to read about someone who I can relate to, learn from and be inspired by. Those are the blogs that are real, funny, and fun to read. What I’m trying to say is, just be your authentic self in your blog–trust me, it makes a big difference.
Posts where I get to inspire others are the most fun to write. As bloggers, we have more fun when we are writing and posting about what we love. We begin to think more about the meaning behind each post and less about statistics. In everything, just remember to appreciate every victory–both the large and small. Each one will help us reach our final destination.
Thanks so much for reading and I’ll see you next time! God bless y’all! ✨