Hey guys! Welcome back. Today I thought I would share the things I have learned from blogging, as well as what I want to accomplish in the future. I wanted to document my goals and teach you guys what I have learned in my time blogging. Let me know in the comments if you like this kind of post and if you want to see more of it in the future. Also, let me know what you have learned from blogging or what you hope to accomplish from your blog. So here are the things I have learned.
1. Appreciate your audience. This is something I knew from the very beginning, but I continue to learn just how important it is to appreciate and value the people who take their time to stop by my blog. No one has to, but so many of you choose to every day. All of you chose to follow me or stop by today and that means so much. It’s so important to value your audience because they are more likely to come back if they know you notice them and appreciate them.
2. Be yourself. People love bloggers who are authentic. There has never been a time when I wasn’t being myself and I think people can recognize that. I love sharing and letting you guys be a part of my life because that is really important to me. I never pretend to know things I don’t or be someone I’m not. I want to be transparent for my audience and all of my supporters.
3. Don’t be afraid. I was afraid to share my blog with people in my real life. I was afraid they wouldn’t be supportive. But so many of them are. I also learned that there is no need to be afraid because if I’m doing what I love and what I feel is right, nothing else matters. It’s just who I am and people can either accept that or move on. What matters is that I am doing what is best for me.
4. Some people follow me, not just my blog. I was so shocked when I figured this out. Some of my followers aren’t following me for my content, they are following me for me. That is incredible. I love both of my groups of followers, but I never thought it would be possible that people would genuinely want to know me. My life updates and Q&A’s are always super popular and that means so much.
5. I’ve learned about myself. I have learned what my passions are in life and what I want to do. I have learned what my strengths and weaknesses are. I have learned to be open and vulnerable and not care what other people thing. I have learned that who I am is just as important as anyone. I have learned that what I don’t do is just as important as what I do.
6. Don’t give up. I have learned that there is no reason to give up because there is so much potential. If you put in the work, you will always get results. Giving up won’t do anything except waste all of the time you put in. So keep going. There is no shame in asking for help. We all ask for help all the time. Whatever you do, just don’t quit.
7. Don’t try to please everyone. It’s not possible. There will never be anything that makes every single person in the world happy. Do it for you and the right people will come along. The people who don’t matter won’t come along, but that’s okay. Not everyone is going to love your blog or what you have to say, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t say it.
8. The more you create, the more you will get. The more content you have, the more people you will reach. The more times you create a social media post, more people are likely to come across your page. Creation is a vital part of blogging and the more you do it, the more success you will find.
9. Don’t worry about word count. Some people will say the higher the better. Some will say you need 1500 to 1700 words. But I find that if you try that every time you will get burned out very quickly. Also, not everyone likes to read super long blog posts. I try to have a variety on my blog so there is a little something for everyone. I say what I want and need to say and I don’t try to add fluff. It’s unnecessary and boring.
10. Blogging changes you. Blogging has made me a more social and outgoing person. Before I was so afraid to say anything or be an open person. I always kept to myself and never really talked to anyone. But blogging has taught me that I do have a voice and I should use it. It has given me so much confidence.
And now…what I hope to accomplish.
1. Grow even more. This is an obvious goal. I want my audience to become larger and more connected. I want to build my team and hire on more people.
2. Create a branded look. I want to create my own logo and signature. I want to turn this into a business, so it’s time I made it look like one.
3. Start affiliate marketing. I want to start working with brands I really love to make money and bring you guys the best content.
That is what I have learned and what I want to accomplish! What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments. Also, let me know what you want to see from me in the future. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!
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