Hi my beautiful greeny apples!
It’s been a little while I know but today I want us to talk about something very important and I know a lot of us have this thoughts in our mind as well.
Today I want to talk about the reality of blogging in 2020 and if the expectations we had about blogging is matching the reality we are getting always.
Before anyone makes the decision to start a blog, I think the first that comes to your mind Is “The Why” before anything else and this is because we really need to be sure this is something you want to do for a long time like a career or just something to pass away time.
Writing isn’t something I developed overnight. I started writing stories when I was 17 and before writing this stories, I could have a whole book played out in my head which gives me exactly what I’m looking for in that particular story. A very good friend of mine suggested blogging when I wanted to make him crawl out his skin with my chatty self one night as a result of boredom. I’m grateful for that playful suggestions almost 3years ago because, blogging has really helped my find my voice through writing. I get to say thing that I couldn’t say out on a normal day to people from different part of the world.
Some weeks back, I published a blog post where I shared some amazing Facebook groups you can join as a blogger. These pages are amazing. One thing I noticed is that everyday, people develop interest in blogging which means blogging is still doing wonderful right?
This means blogging in 2020 is still something people want to do and even though we all have different reasons to start a blog, it’s really good to know that writing / blogging is something a lot of people want to do.
IS BLOGGING EVERYTHING I WISHED IT WAS?
I actually didn’t set any high expectations for myself when I first started blog, even though I was too excited to get my writing out there. The level in which I wanted to post is quite different from now. At first, I had issues staying under one topic because I was putting everything out there but then I slowed down to get the idea of what my blog is all about.
Another mistake I made was forgetting the fact that I wanted to build my own community and grow it to a large household. I was distracted by numbers from other blogger who had been into blogging for years. I also completely ignored the fact that people are reading my blog and hardwork takes time to bloom into success. I wanted everything to happen fast and jumped into the six figures making platform without putting much effort.
If the first thing on your mind about blogging is money, trust me, you will get discouraged, disappointed and may likely quit blogging.
Blogging frequently is a good thing but then make sure you are giving out quality contents. I have a post that brings me nothing less than 400-700 views daily. This post was published last year and it has been a major part of my growth in blogging.
I honestly don’t know what blogging was like some years ago but I do know not a lot of people were into the blogging industry which means, more success because the competition wasn’t much unlike today that we have millions of bloggers.
I may not write often like before but I actually take my time and study my posts that are doing great, then I try as much as possible to write more in that line.
My answer is Yes.
My experience in blogging is actually a reality to what I wished it would be. I didn’t set my self up way above what I should expect and neither did I set the bar too low that will bring discourage and me giving up. I have made a lot of mistakes in blogging and I’m glad that I’m still learning everyday.
Sometimes blogging can and will be overwhelming but always remember why you started it.
IS BLOGGING EVERYTHING YOU WISHED IT WOULD BE?
Thank you for reading…
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