Whoa, it seems like it was only yesterday when I first began blogging. It’s only been a short 3 months since I started, which means I’m definitely no expert in the subject of blogging, although I’ve learnt so much along the way, and will continue to learn more each day, it’s been an amazing experience thus far, to connect with such amazing, inspirational people with the same love and passion as I have for everything beauty related. Keep scrolling to see what I’ve learnt in the first 3 months of blogging.
Blogging Is Time-Consuming
When I first started blogging I thought it was going to be super easy. In my head, all I saw was writing an article, snapping a picture and hitting publish. Oh, boy was I so wrong! Blogging is extremely time-consuming, you need to have determination, ambition and creativity. That’s why it’s very important to love what you do. If you hate what you write about, let’s face it, you are going to give up and quit. Heck, there’s even times when I felt like I wanted to quit! We all have our moments, right? If you feel discouraged, just remind yourself why you started in the first place. Knowing the fact that I’m very passionate about what I write about, is what keeps me going each day.
You Shouldn’t Compare Yourself To Others
It’s evitable, and I’m pretty sure we’re all guilty of this, and not just in the blogging community, but in our everyday lives aswell. A quote that I try to remind myself of is “It doesn’t matter what others are doing, it matters what YOU are doing.” Nothing good will come out of comparing yourself to others, believe me, I know, I’m the most critical person in every aspect of blogging and life in general. I strive for perfection, the desire to do everything right, and then in the end thinking It’s not good enough because it wasn’t as perfect as I wanted it be. Although, I’m glad I eventually kicked this habit, I now focus on improving myself rather than comparing myself to others.
Practice Makes Perfect
How many times have you heard the phrase practice makes perfect? It’s true. The more you do something, the better you get at it – including blogging. The reality is, there’s no shortcuts to becoming ‘successful’ everything takes time, and if you continue to push yourself to do better, you will.
Allocate Time For Creativity
I’d admit, lately I’ve been very unorganised with my blog posts, I feel so uneasy about it, and it’s mainly due to lack of creativity, and let me tell you, there’s really a lot more to a bloggers work than a published blog post. It’s the planning process, the photographs being taken, the editing, promoting your blog content, etc. If you’re not feeling inspired to write, don’t force yourself. Read a book, take a walk, listen to some music. The key is to keep exercising the creative part of your brain and eventually inspiration will hit and you’ll tap back into the flow of writing.
And that’s all we have for today. What have you learnt in your time as a blogger? I’d love to know. Share your thoughts in the comments section below.