I know I’m a new blogger but in the 9 months I’ve been blogging (yay!) I’ve learned a few very important things.
You guessed it!
I’ve learned that a blog doesn’t have to be perfect.
If you want to start a blog, if you have the DESIRE, you should do it!
Trust me. I’ve thought of all the excuses not to.
You think you can’t blog because you don’t know anything about blogging.
You tell yourself:
I’m not creative.
I”m not tech savvy.
I’m not a super-model skinny young girl type or dashingly handsome young man.
I’m not photogenic.
I’m not a good photographer.
I don’t have time.
I’m not funny/witty.
I don’t have extra money to invest into it.
I don’t have a laptop.
You can always think of a million reasons why you shouldn’t do something.
But you need to look at both sides.
There are also a million reason why you should.
To all those negative excuses I say, “So what!”
You can learn how to blog, be more witty, take better pics. You can find the time and the money. You are more creative than you may think.
You don’t need a laptop and you don’t need a lot of money. I started my blog with just under $100 and I even think some of the money I spent was unnecessary. (Another lesson learned. I didn’t read the quick start steps thoroughly enough. Follow directions carefully!)
Your blog doesn’t have to be perfect to have value.
Do you like helping others? Then you should start a blog.
Do you like meeting new people and networking? Then you should start a blog.
Do you like sharing things you’ve learned? Then you should start a blog.
Do you want a hobby that could potentially lead to extra income?
Do you WANT to start a blog?
Start a blog! You can do it!
How you ask?
I learned everything about blogging by reading other blogs.
I followed Just a Girl and Her Blog’s 10 day blogging quick-start and it turned out to be SO easy! By day 7 I had posted my first article.
Now I’m not saying it was perfect. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t even on HiP. It was on a different blog site that I started with a friend. After a few weeks we realized we had different visions and we each developed our own separate blogs.
Wanting to start a blog is the first step but desire is not necessarily determination.
It’s a lot of work. It can be frustrating at times. You need support of people in your life.
I don’t feel qualified to tell you every detail about how to start a blog.
I can only tell you what I have experienced.
Hitting the PUBLISH button for the first time was soooo scary. Sometimes it still is! But it’s also exhilarating!
It’s been a great experience with some very unexpected benefits.
I now know what blogging is. LOL!
I have learned a lot about social media and technology that I never had a reason to know before.
I have had to step out of my comfort zone and do new things (like a photography session and asking people to Like my Facebook fan page). This has given me confidence to try other new things.
I have learned more about photography and staging.
I have been challenged to come up with things to write about and this has given me a new perspective on how to look at the everyday things in life.
Blogging has made me a better writer.
Blogging is therapeutic and a GREAT distraction if you need to take your mind off something.
It has also made me organize my time and priorities better so I can find time to fit it into my daily routine.
One of the most unexpected benefits of blogging has been the interest my youngest children have shown in helping me and together we are learning new things. Nothing makes this momma happier! 😍
This is just a brief overview of my experiences so far.
Blogging can be a lot of fun and I really do encourage you to give it a try if you are curious about it. It’s been a wonderful hobby for me.
It may not be the same for you, however, how will you know if you never try it?!
What are some tips you’ve learned about blogging?