5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting A Blog

Friday, January 26, 2018
 
This year will be six years of blogging for me and I still feel like I’m just starting. Back when I first decided to blog, it wasn’t as popular as it is now. I had no one to talk to for advice. There wasn’t really any post on how to start a blog and if there was, I didn’t know about it. I’m not one to really give advice on what to, I can only share my experience and hopefully you’ll learn a better way to do things. I do have some things I wished I would have known when it comes to blogging, but I don’t regret them because it helped me become better. So here are the five things I wish I that I knew before blogging! 

Promoting Your Blog 
I remember when I first started blogging, I had no clue what I was doing. To be honest I was so consumed with views and numbers. But who isn’t when you first start blogging? I wanted people to read what I had to say and the things that interests me. I didn’t realize that promoting your blog, was the key to get views and comments. I don’t know what I was thinking, except that I thought people would just somehow find me.

You’re Not Alone 
When starting out as a blogger I felt so alone. Some of the people I talked to regularly on social media weren’t bloggers, they were all on YouTube. So no one really understood how I was feeling and most importantly I didn’t tell anyone I knew in real life. It wasn’t until the next year in 2013, when I started meeting other bloggers through Twitter that I felt like blogging wasn’t so bad. There was this community of other bloggers sharing the things that they love. 

Don’t Give Up
My attitude now feels like, giving up is not an option for me. But back then I was ready to throw in the towel so many times. I didn’t give up though, because of that blogging is the first real thing I’ve been consistent with. It’s important not to give up and that motivates me more than ever before! 

It’s Important To Be Organized 
I fought so hard not to plan or schedule anything related to blogging. Honestly I didn’t feel it was necessary at the time. Whether it’s a hobby, part time or full time job I believe it’s important to keep track of posts and pictures. I’ve learned so much about being organized and it has really helped me. 

Be Confident 
It’s important to believe in yourself and the work that you publish. I’ve been blogging for a while now and I only started gaining confidence during my third year! I started as blogger with low self esteem and lacked a lot of confidence. I didn’t really have anyone to talk to about it, because no one in real life knew. I wish I could’ve talked to other bloggers, but I didn’t know them or have the confidence to talk to them first. It was 2015 when I first posted a picture of myself as my profile and I felt a huge relief. I realized I wanted people to know who I am and I wasn’t afraid anymore. I will never forget that moment! 

I hope you enjoyed reading! What are some things you wish you knew before you started blogging? 

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 6 years! That's amazing! Blogging really is extra tough when you're first starting out, but you have a lot of useful and very helpful tips here for new bloggers, and veteran bloggers could definitely benefit from reading this as well.

    I still need to work on being more organized with scheduling and planning, I'm still all over the place, but I know how important it is.

    Thanks for sharing!
    XOA
    www.alexandraquinlann.com

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    1. Thank you! I definitely want to start writing more helpful tips for bloggers!

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  2. Six years - wow! That's such a great achievement. I'm relatively new to blogging but already know that organisation isn't my strongest area!

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    1. Thank you, I’m surprised it’s been that long. But I’m glad I still blog, couldn’t imagine not writing!

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  3. Congrats on you six years of blogging!
    I definitely didn't realise how much planning I'd have to do and how much networking on Twitter �� but I do love getting to meet other bloggers on Twitter chats!

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    1. Thank you! I didn’t realize either how much work, but it has really helped me!

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  4. Great advice!!! I'm new to the community, and it's all a bit overwhelming when you don't know exactly what you're doing. But that's all part of the journey! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad to help. I understand about it being overwhelming, sometimes I still feel like that. It does get easier though.

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