Since it’s officially been one-and-a-half whole months since I started blogging (woohoo!), I decided to sit down today and share my thoughts on the whole shebang. I got this idea from one of my favorite bloggers, The Blissful Mind, and I loved reading what she had to say, so I decided to try it out myself!
01. I can’t stop thinking about blogging.
This is something that has slowed down as of late (thank God), but when I first started, the only thing playing on my mind was my blog. I kept thinking of content ideas, photography opportunities, promotion strategies…and I devoted a HUGE chunk of my day to it. Some nights I even dreamt about it!
02. None of my stuff ever feels perfect.
From my posts to my pictures to my aesthetic, I never feel like anything I put out there is good enough. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so I understand where this feeling comes from, but I also think it’s a good thing because it constantly keeps me striving to do my best. I just try and stay away from comparing myself to other blogs, because that is where it usually drains my creativity and turns negative.
03. I hate the idea that people I know in real life read my stuff.
When I first started my blog, I was stupid enough to give my mom the OK of promoting it to her friends and our extended family. Although nobody has given me anything but support, I still feel like I have to micro-monitor everything I put out. It takes the authenticity out of my content a little bit, as I feel like I can’t talk too openly about certain things. I wish I had waited until I got a better hang of my writing and stuff before I told people. If there’s anything I could change about my blog, this would definitely be it.
04. I’m constantly on the lookout for blogs to read.
This is a super saturated industry meaning there are a LOT of blogs floating around on the internet, and I make it my sole mission to read as many as I can. I want to find some I really enjoy, and I’m constantly on the lookout for more. (Leave yours below and I’ll check it out!) I also find a lot of inspiration from reading other people’s blogs, and that’s usually where most of my own posts are born.
05. Promoting is by far the hardest part of blogging.
This is what held me back from blogging for so long; I just didn’t know how to work with SEO and social medias and all that jazz. With the help of YouTube, podcasts, and free online courses, I’ve actually come to enjoy this part a lot. It might even be my favorite part of blogging, even though it’s definitely the most time-consuming and difficult.
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve come to find about blogging?