One Year Blog Anniversary
I cannot believe that’s its been one year since I started the blog, it has passed so fast, so many things have happened. I thought today I would talk about what I learned after one year of blogging. Please get comfortable and grab a cup of coffee because this will be a long post.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED AFTER A YEAR OF BLOGGING
- I think the most important thing I learned is that there were never be the perfect moment to start. I waited about 2 years to start my blog, the main reason I didn’t start any sooner is because of what would people think, another thing that stopped me is that I did not know anything about blogging. Before I could start I researched a lot, but also I think you will never know everything and just need to jump all in and continue learning on the way. If you are waiting for things to be perfect you will never start anything.
- You need to be consistent, and I know I have not followed this. In the beginning, I think I only put one post a month and when I got pregnant I completely stopped posting for about 4 months, and I missed blogging but I just could not bring my self to write. I already talked about this in THIS post. After I restarted to post again I have tried to be consistent as much as I can but with a toddler sometimes it’s not possible.
- All the work that having a blog entails. Before I started blogging I had read blogs for years and I always thought oh I can do that, take photos looking pretty and post them online. Oh how naive I was. There are all these details that go into running a blog. I think it took me a solid 2 weeks just to get my site up, and I still don’t think I know everything, I am still learning every day. I still don’t have the hang of SEO. Besides that to put one post up there are so many things you need to consider. You have to plan the post, what you are going to talk about, where you are taking the photo, who is going to take the photo or are you taking it yourself, selecting an outfit.
- I know I am still fairly unknown in the blogging world but just by creating my blog I fulfilled my dream and I know it takes time to get people to read your blog I just need to be consistent and patient.
- You don’t need to be a tall, thin woman, there is an audience for everyone. This is also one of the reasons why I didn’t start my blog sooner, I thought I did not look the part. All the blogger I had seen were, tall, thin, gorgeous, they basically looked like models, all the things I am not. But after I started my blog I actually saw many bloggers with different body types and I absolutely love their blogs.
- Don’t get discouraged if you ask a fellow blogger for advice and they try to discourage you from starting a blog. For the most part, I have found that if you ask another blogger for advice they will give you encouraging advice and will answer the technical questions. But, I have also been told to not start a blog because its hard among other things. What I did was not listen to bad advice, move on and look for advice somewhere else.
- When it comes to content do your own thing. If you start looking at other bloggers for inspiration sooner or later you will start to compare yourself and this is not good.
- Plan, plan, plan. In the beginning, I did not plan my posts and then I did not know what to write about. Now I try to have at least two weeks worth of content planned out in my calendar. I prefer a paper calendar.
If you are still with me, taking you for reading this, you make my day.