Happy friday everyone! Again I am so excited for this weeks FBFF post. This week there is just one question (which is the hardest one yet…at least for me) but with five (yes! I said five) answers. So you ask me “what have been the five hardest blogging lessons you’ve learned during this process and have helped make you a better blogger as a result?”
1. Well for one, I have learned that I have to stay true to heart. I see all these other bloggers with their amazing blogs, and I have always felt like I fell short in the blogging community. I learned to get over that, and I find that I am much happier posting things that really interest and inspire me. And even though I don’t have a swarm of followers, I am proud that the few I have are following me, because they really like what I have to offer. And that means a lot.
2. That being said, I have learned how time-consuming blogging really is. Having to come up with idea’s on what to post. I run into of a lot of what I call Bloggers block..(my version of writers block) Other times I have so many idea’s running through my mind that I don’t know which one’s to roll with. With all of that I learned to become more organized, and I now have what I call my Holy Grail…which is my blogging book!! I keep absolutely everything in there. Magazine clippings for inspiration, lists, ideas, and pre written posts ( I find that writing things on paper first makes me feel more free).
3. Another lesson I learned is to not stress about my stats! When I first started blogging, I would get so bummed that no one was viewing my content, or didn’t comment on the stuff that they viewed. I would consistintly think “Oh my gosh..people hate my blog.” But being in the game a little longer has made my confidence grow, and I have learned not to stress over the little things. And I reminded myself that I began this blog for me. A way to get my thoughts out. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, and I have learned to accept that
4. Blogging has also made me reach out to others. I have always been very avoident social and never really liked interacting with other people, but through blogging I have made a lot of friendships, and it has taught me to come out of my shell, and stop being so avoident social with people. I am honestly enjoying every minute of it.
5. The last lesson I have learned (and certainly not the least) is that blogging is not easy peasy like I thought it would be. I came in thinking “oh, I can just post some pretty pictures and a word or two and I’m good.” Boy was I wrong! But it was one of those things I was glad to be wrong about. I love throwing my all into a post, and really working hard on everything I do. I am so proud of each post I put out, because when people comment on them saying how much they like it, I feel so good because of the fact it took time, thought, and effort.
I used to be shy, and not give my opinions, or talk about the things that interested me for fear that people would ridicule me or think that what I liked was ridiculious.I am so glad that I have found a community and a group of friends through blogging that have allowed me to open up and come out of my shell.
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