I have been blogging for less than a year but its never too early share some lessons, mistakes e.t.c with you guys already. I get a lot of questions from different people in regards to blogging, mostly from people who want to start or have just started. So here is my little message.
Allow yourself to learn along the way
When I started all I though I had to do was write, add pictures and publish which is maybe 20% of the work I’d say.I came to find out that there is so much that came with blogging especially if you plan to monetise it,so much and I am still learning every other day. I was also not confident enough with my work being the little perfectionist that I am but I put it out there anyway and now I am more confident than I was knowing that this is how I learn. We constantly need to push ourselves to put better work out there.
“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can”
Do not compare yourself to other bloggers
When I begun I somehow started comparing my work to bloggers who have been doing it for two years or more and I always felt the pressure to keep up with their work. I am sometimes a perfectionist and that made me go out of my way to do things differently than I would normally do . The word niche was something I came across every article I read on blogging, which made me feel the pressure to categorise my self . Months later I found my own voice and I am comfortably doing things my way but it took me a while to get to that point. The reason I started blogging was to share my experiences and connect with like minded individuals. Always remind yourself why you started and seek inspiration from other but be careful not to compare yourself in the process. Remember you are a new born you need to crawl before you start running.It will be rough in the beginning but better days will come.
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous in the end”
Few will support you
Not everyone will support you, but you understand why you started so let that be your motivation and keep the few that will support you close.Be your main supporter, push yourself through it because you understand this better than anybody else. You will make friends along the way, readers turned friends, people who understand your work and vibe with you. It is through blogging I have realised that there are a lot of positive people out there. Don’t listen to naysayers, and the ones who will mock you just challenge your self to be and do better than you already are.
Sometimes people who care for you and you trust the most will be the doubters, because they tend to want the best for you and they aren’t sure if this is it. Look at this as one of the challenge keep going and one day they will celebrate your work with you.
I am yet to do so much through blogging, I would also like to go through this journey with fellow bloggers so incase you have any questions in regards to blogging and everything around it feel free to reach me out on my social media @bintiesque on instagram,twitter, & Facebook or simply email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 11 months of blogging have transformed my life in wonderful ways. Hopefully one day I will get personal and also share this with you guys.
Sending you lots of love and positive vibes. Remember if it is something you really want, go for it and “You got this!”
PS: You can pin these images if they are pinterest worthy 😜