I’ve had my blog a little over 2 years now and although I neglected it for months in 2017 it has been an enjoyable experience and learning curve so far. Even after the amount of neglecting I did, I was still happy to have my blog to come back to. With the support I’ve received from one Mr J, it’s something that I am proud of.
It’s been a lot of work maintaining my little blog but it has been rewarding for me. No matter how many times I thought my posts weren’t good enough or I felt down that I didn’t think anyone was interested in reading my blog or even when I’ve had writers block, it was still rewarding for me to see my writing and thoughts on-screen and for sharing them with the world. You just have to put the effort in. You have to think of all the planning, writing, editing, promoting and networking to go with your blog.
When I started my blog, I didn’t think anyone would read what I published. Sometimes I’d try to think why people would even pay attention to something written by me, just because I didn’t have the confidence in myself which gave me a lack of confidence in my writing. It’s not a fantastic blog like some blogs in the industry that I’ve read but I think my writing and my blog as a whole have improved.
Blogging’s not all about the views for me. I blog because I want to; because I want to write, because I want to share my thoughts and because it’s a creative outlet for me. I’d still write even if I didn’t have any followers but you can’t argue with how you feel when you see your views going higher in your stats. Whether you’re a follower or if you’re here just for one post I want you all to know how grateful I am for the time you take to come and read my blog. Every view, like, follow, comment or share does really mean a lot to me. It’s been one of the main key points to my motivation to actually continue to write.
Some people see blogging as a way of just getting free items. Yes, I’ve had some free items myself from brands for me to review but it’s not the be all and end all. It’s not the reason I started my blog and it shouldn’t be the reason you start one either. Blogging is about the writing.
I enjoy what I write about. It’s things I have some knowledge of. What kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t write about what I know. Can you really imagine me having a section on my blog for parenting when I’m not even a parent yet? It wouldn’t make sense. That’s why I write about life in general, gaming, food and asthma to name a few.
There are plenty of times that I wish I hadn’t been so neglectful of my blog for all those months but my focus was elsewhere in all honesty. My focus was fully on starting up my online shop but I think if I did come to my blog to write I would have been sitting there, staring at a blank draft for most of the time because of writers block. I still feel it a little now but I’m looking for more ways to inspire and motivate myself. I really want to bring some great content your way.
I’ve learned a lot in my short time blogging and I continue to learn and improve every day. I want to start learning a bit more about flatlays and how to make them look good. Improving my photography and blog photos is something I’ve wanted to do for a while instead of using stock photos as often.
How do you all get your blog post inspiration? What do you wish you knew before you started blogging? I’d love it if you shared your tips with me. I’d also be interested to hear what you’d love to see me bring to my blog in the future. You can let me know in the comments or by sending me a tweet, Facebook/Instagram comment or an email.