Blogtober

Blogtober – Day 22

Let’s talk about five things I’ve learned about blogging or the blogging community!

  1. There is no perfect schedule that will fit every blogger! Before I started blogging I was looking at tons of blogs, Pinterest schedules, etc. trying to see the schedule that most people followed. What I found was that although most people post twice a week that you have to find a schedule (or don’t have one at all) that works for your life!
  2. The blogging community has lots of helpful and nice people! I was so scared that I would find the “bigger” bloggers to be unhelpful when it came to my blog. However, I have found LOTS of helpful people that regardless of their follow count or success rate are very welcoming to new bloggers!
  3. You don’t have to only have one niche! When I first sat down to figure out my niche I was like “Man, am I going to be able to create enough content on a single niche??” And it was overwhelming! I blog about a number of things and still get views, likes, and comments so I’d say it’s a win! LOL!
  4. It’s a lot of work… I had NO IDEA the amount of time, effort, and pain went into having a blog. I thought I’d write stuff and people would interact. Nope. It’s definitely not that easy but I love it!
  5. Setting goals helps tremendously! My first couple years blogging I never set goals and always gave up because I wasn’t into it anymore. Creating goals and actively working to achieve them has helped me connect not only with other bloggers but my blog as well. I enjoy blogging now! It’s amazing what a couple goals, no matter how small, will do!

What are some things you’ve learned since beginning your journey? Share in the comments below!

Until tomorrow…

xoxo

17 thoughts on “Blogtober – Day 22”

  1. Yeah , right.
    When i started my website for the writers and bloggers (As my website is an open platform and i am trying to help writers) i got support and now i am working with some best writers from all around the Globe and i believe we will make things possible and will reach more .
    Support is important for everything and that will help everyone to achieve what they want .

    Hope you would like this
    http://www.flyhiee.com/blog/poems-and-short-stories/ode-to-autumn.php

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  2. I am new to blogging, just a few months in, and I am really enjoying it. I am curious as to what some of your early goals were? Right now I have two goals: to write a post every week and to create 1 new video per week. (Plus put together my email for Constant Contact once a week.)

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    1. I think the goals you’ve got lined up are great! When I first started mine I didn’t have any goals because it began as a sort of online diary for me that I wasn’t as passionate about as I am now. Once I actually got int blogging I set small, reachable goals of how often I wanted to post and how often I wanted to sit down and spend time interacting with other blogs (commenting, liking, and following). Don’t set too many because it can become overwhelming and I always found myself falling away from my blog when that’d happen. So I’ve been setting just a couple at a time and it’s worked much better! Thanks for reading!

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  3. I am relatively new to blogging but I totally agree with all of these. Especially how much work it is. I thought it would be easy but I have realised that a whole lot of work goes into blogging & maintaining social media interaction with the community.
    Also, the thing about bloggers being nice and helpful. I used to think that I won’t be able to find my place but this community is honestly so kind and welcoming that I don’t feel like I’m new at all.
    Everyone is ready to help and support and that seriously means a lot.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I definitely have to agree with all those things. It is a lot of work, but luckily the blogging community is an incredibly supportive one! 🙂

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