5 Things I've Learned in My First 2 Months Blogging

I realized today I started my blog 2 months ago and I have to say I was completely shocked it hadn't been 6 or 7 months. Not because I feel I have 6 or 7 months of experience.because I've worked so many hours trying to learn how it all works. It's been a difficult couple of months, but it's definitely been a learning experience I am grateful to have undergone.

It's more difficult than it seems.

Today, almost everyone is a blogger so the pool of "competition" is very deep. Being successful requires catching a person's attention, keeping it long enough for them to hear you out, and being interesting enough to have them come back for more. Each of those areas require a lot of work, dedication, and thick skin (because not everyone will care).

No one cares about you, only your content.

This is both good and bad. When people are critical or uninterested it is usually in your content, not you.but your content is a representation of you and who you are (or at least it should be). So, either you're not clearly expressing your thoughts, or you haven't figured out how to express them in a way people find interesting or unique.

It's easier to share with the world than the people you love.

It is extremely difficult to put your thoughts, your believe, and your activities out there for strangers tosee, but it's even harder to have people you know and care about find them. If a stranger thinks it sucks you can take solace in knowing you may never actually meet them or have to interact with them again. If a loved one is critical it can be difficult to swalloweven if they are being constructive. You want their honesty, but sometimes you need their praise and reassurance more.

There is always something new to learn.

Blogging encompasses website development, website design, SEO, photography, social media expertise, knowledge of what's going on in the world, what they care about reading, and knowledge in whatever your niche is. There will always be something to learn in each of those areas no matter how much you know. Fortunately, this ensures it will never become boring!

Time management is 80% of the struggle.

Unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day. While you're trying to learn everything there is to know about blogging and actually writing blog posts, you have to also find the time to live your life. (If nothing else, you have to live in order to have something to talk about!) Blogging is one of the most hobbies a person can have and because of that it's difficult to not let it control your life. You must learn to be extremely organized, plan appropriately, and find time for yourself and the important people in your life.

These 2 months have flown by yet moved slowly.I've learned a lot and nothing at allbut I'm happy to finally be able to call myself a blogger.

Posted in Web Design Post Date 06/27/2017






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