Blogging has been a huge part of my life for the past six months. From the minute I wake up to the minute I go to bed I am working on making my blog a success and making it my career. Blogging isn’t easy. Each day there is something new to learn and improve on.
I love blogging. There has been so many good things that has happened to me since the first of May. I have become a part of an amazing community and have made some amazing friends that I know will be there for me when I need them.,
The blogging community is an amazing community to be a part of. I am never alone. They understand the hardships of blogging. I am so proud to be a part of it all.
So many opportunities have come my way since beginning my blog.
For example sponsored posts, brand work, starting my own business and becoming an intern for a growing blog! without my blog these opportunities would have never crossed my mind. Before blogging I never saw myself as an entrepreneur but here I am.
Blogging is a learning curve.
Each and every day I learn something new whether it’s to do with google ranking, SEO, social media marketing, etc. I love learning it all. Although some of it does make me want to rip my hair out. Which leads me too..
A lot of people who don’t run a blog may think all we do is write and post. That’s is definitely not the case. We have to brainstorm, create content, write, edit, make sure our posts will rank in google, create graphic, take pictures,etc. That’s just the blog side of things we still have marketing jobs, social media engagement and interacting, reading other blogs and commenting, working on our email list and so much more.
All of this can be overwhelming and can cause a lot of stress to us bloggers.
Like any job it can become too much sometimes. I have had a few moments of this, feeling like I have so much to do in such a short amount of time. Having a schedule helps a whole lot, It took me awhile to get into a proper schedule and routine in regards my blog and I am a lot less stressed now.
I know what I’m doing on my blog isn’t what you call a traditional job.
A lot of people don’t understand how having a blog can earn you an income. Due to this I have received some backlash but it’s nothing. I have learned to ignore it and work my ass off to prove each and every one of those people that this blog will successful.
I don’t want to be under someone’s authority or get told what to do each and every day. Fuck that. I am going to become my own boss. Work on my terms, work the hours I want and have days off when I want.
As mentioned above I’ve had a few moments of almost making myself bald while trying to change something up on my blog.
In the past six months I have had a few “ oh shit “ moments. This is all because I have tried to change something on my site and then completely mess it up! Those are some scary moments. I am not a techy person at all so if I really do mess up my website I will have no idea how to fix it.
My first six months of blogging has been a roller coaster of emotions.
The ugly side of these six months has nothing to do with my blog but to do with my mental health. Throughout these six months I have doubted, second guessed and almost quit many times. This is all because of my depression and anxiety.
Trying to get through this mindset has been tough and it usually does take me a few days and many hours of conversations with my boyfriend to make me feel better about my blog and believing in myself.
That’s what mental health does. It tries to cripple you. From now on I will do my hardest to not let my mental health affect how I feel about my blog.
There you have it. My first six months blogging: the good, the bad and the ugly. It’s been amazing and I can’t wait to write my next post which will be celebrating my blogs first birthday. Here’s to another six months of hard work!
Do you have a blog? If yes, how long have you had it for? Let me know in the comments below!