5 Lessons I Learned On My First Year of Blogging

Life Travel and Soul is One Year Old!

It’s been a great journey so far. Although, I must admit the ride can get bumpy at times. Yet, I’ve got no regrets. I’ve learned a lot from blogging, and it has helped me grow into becoming a better version of ME.

Sharing with you the 5 Lessons I Learned on My First Year of Blogging.

 

1. Take Courage

“I really wanted to start a blog, but…”

I was afraid to put myself out there for fear of ridicule. I was insecure about my writing skills. I didn’t have a nice camera. I had zero knowledge about starting a blog.

Yet, I didn’t allow fear to stop me. I took an online creative writing course, read about blogging, joined WordPress, downloaded Grammarly, and asked a couple of friends to give me feedback on my draft.

I finally got the courage to publish my first post last year.

 

Blogging

 

2. Learn From Your Mistakes

There’s so much to learn. It can get overwhelming. There’s a lot of blogging advice out there, and though it helped me a lot; I also got confused when there are conflicting ideas.

I learned that blogging is like cooking: try the recipe, change certain ingredients, add a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Then, after some trial and error…

Voila! You’re finally happy with the flavor.

 

3. Connect. Engage. Share.

The internet can be a positive space for us not only to learn from each other but also to encourage one another as we go through challenges.

We can like, comment, share each other’s post and spread good vibes in the blogosphere.

 

Love and Positivity

 

4. Set Realistic Goals.

Blogging started as a hobby until I began to set unreasonable goals. Oh yes… I’ve got to write, hustle, and grow (Stats! Stats! Stats!).

Guess what? After a few months, I was on the verge of quitting.

Blogger burnout is REAL!

 

5. Have Fun!

“It’s not all about the stats.”

I needed to pause, to take a break, to reflect on the reasons why I’m blogging, and enjoy the creative adventure again.

 

Burlington, Vermont

 

We have a long road ahead of us, but I’m in no rush to figure out everything right now. After all, blogging is not a competition. So, I’m going to get a drink, put my feet up, and relax!

Cheers to 1 year of blogging and to many, many MORE!

 

 

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone for following us on our journey. We couldn’t have reached this far without your love and support.

Please leave us a comment below. Tell us about your blogging experience. How long have you’ve been blogging? Any lessons or tips you want to share? We’d love to hear from you!

 

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33 thoughts on “5 Lessons I Learned On My First Year of Blogging

  1. Happy one year! It is so important to remember to have fun with blogging – it is so easy to get weighed down and concerned with the statistics. I only let myself look at mine once per week (and at the end of the month) which helps me to enjoy writing more – plus I only look back at what has ‘done well’ at the end of the month so I don’t get too down if something hasn’t been as popular as I hoped. x

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    1. I used to look at my stats several times a day. And, if the post is not getting the views I was hoping – I feel a little bit discouraged. That’s a great tip to just check your stats once per week and at the end of the month. I totally agree that we should look back at our achievements and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. Thanks. x

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