They say, “Blogging isn’t for everyone.” I say, “Why not?”
After all, many people are blogging these days, and you needn’t be an amazing writer to express your thoughts.
Of course, being a writer helps, BUT if you are not already a writer (you’ll be one, soon) that’s not really the excuse!
My blog has always been a happy place for me. I didn’t start with the intention of monetizing my blog or making a living out of it. It all started by logging my daily life events into a journal and ended up in this blog (where my heart is).
So, mark my words, you don’t have to be a tech expert or a top-notch author to start blogging. All it takes is lil courage and loads of passion and you are good to go!
Read some of the highlights of my blogging journey.
I am sure it will give you the balls to overcome your fears and get started.
Life Before I was a Blogger …
Speaking my heart out to people about everything I experience in my day-to-day life was always my thing.
But, blogging was something I knew almost nothing about.
I started blogging just to spare my friends and family from the ramble about my daily activities and personal stuff. lol.
Last year, when everything was stuck in the pandemic, it proved to be a turning point for me.
Initially, I started jotting down my daily activities in a journal.
Here is the thing with journaling: Nobody reads you until you hand over your journal to someone, make them sit, and read.
One day while I was exploring the internet, I came to know about the idea of blogging.
Just like anything new we start, a whole flock of fears and self-doubts surrounded me. But, the idea of pursuing something that I will enjoy forever and connecting with so many amazing people didn’t let me stop.
So, I let go of the fears, stepped out of my comfort zone, and started my blog.
(And, oh my goodness, blogging opened new doors for me.)
Tasting the Fame
I could show my life, talk about it, and share my stories with my new blog.
Just after a few months of posting regularly, I noticed a huge spike in my audience. So many people were interested in what I had to say.
And who doesn’t like to enjoy fame and appreciation, after all?
That was the time when I realized blogging could be like a REAL career.
This was a life of full freedom. Blogging changed my life as a person too. I became more disciplined and spent my life more purposefully because I had to tell my tales to the audience waiting for me.
I got to do things in my life that I loved, blog them from home (or may I say from my couch?), and I was making an income doing what I enjoyed.
Above all, I was experiencing a sense of growth. As a blogger, as a storyteller, and as a person.
What Does My Day Look Like?
I was not as disciplined as I am today in my early days of blogging. But, discipline is the norm. It has helped me a ton in achieving the level I am today.
I start my day early, plan my day, and keep MIT’s (most important tasks) in the morning.
Here is what a normal day in my life may look like.
- Creating content for my blog
- Answering emails
- Engaging with my social media followers
- Look at analytics
- Devising ways on how can I improve on my content
Somewhere in between, I manage my other routine stuff as well.
The Invaluable Lessons Blogging Taught Me
My blogging journey has not been sunshine and rainbows all the time. I had had frustrating times when I didn’t feel motivated anymore and had doubts and fear of failure.
But, no matter how hard the gloomy phase hit me, I never told myself that I deserved it. So, instead, I got up again. I gathered some more courage and got to work again.
My blogging journey has taught me a few things.
- Be true to yourself. Be unique and be authentic.
- Be patient.
- Consistency is the key.
- Stay in the know of trends in your niche.
- Don’t shy away from asking for support.
- Believe in yourself.
When I sometimes think about my blogging journey, I realize it’s been a WILD journey overall. However, the journey is not over yet. It is imperative that we unlearn, re-learn, and learn a lot.
But, I loved the growth period and enjoyed every moment of it. Because it made me uncover my true potential—the energy of putting on so many hats a day and then returning to the REAL me.
Having read this far, I’m sure you’ve gained some courage and are prepared to roll up your sleeves and start blogging.
So, shoo away all your fears. Write your first blog. Hit the publish button. Enjoy your life as a blogger.