On the 10th of March 2019, I took a leap of faith and said ‘f*ck it lets do this.’ I started this blog and little did I know how great it would turn out and how it would bring so much joy and healing for me. I’ve always been a writer but I had never thought anything would come out of that hobby. In this article I will be sharing with you five important things I have learnt from blogging.
Do Not Compare Yourself.
Every blogger / writer has a different story to tell and a different mark to leave. Just as we are all different individuals on different journeys, so are our blogs. I have had difficulty accepting this or rather difficulty not comparing my blog to the next persons blog until I started making it a habit to remind myself that my blog is here for a different reason and I created it for a different purpose than the next person created theirs.
Comparison is the thief of joy and there is so much truth in this saying. The more one compares themselves to others the more we are unhappy with ourselves. It is the same with being a blogger, the more I compare my blog to the next persons blog, the less I see the beauty of my own and the greatness I am serving and receiving back.
The second important thing I have learnt is that, everything takes time!! I always say that the problem with me is that I want to build Rome in one day. I am slowly but surely attuning all of me to deeply know that everything takes time, all I need to do is to keep at it and trust in the process. Writing / blogging, like most creative endeavours, is something that will take time. Gaining a following with it will take time. Making money from it will take time. But since it has become my passion I know that waiting is part of trusting the process. “Do not despise these small beginning” – Zechariah 4 vs 10. Need I say more.
I am a brand.
My values, what I stand for, what I believe in, what people see when they see me, what I associate myself with – these are some of the aspects that make me a brand and my blog has to align with the brand I am and constantly evolving into. To build a strong audience and to take up space in society, one needs know who they are and to know who they are serving. Writing and having a blog has made me see that the gifts and talents you have are not for you but for the world to experience. In other words, I am sharing my gift of writing to influence and to heal and that is the kind of brand I am building for myself and my blog.
In the year that I have been blogging, I have learnt to embody authenticity because that is what will draw in attract your audience, the people that this blog was created for. Authenticity and vulnerability are what makes me human and this is what people are yearning for. I am an avid believer of the fact that one should not release anything to the public if it was not made wholeheartedly, for me to post an article I have to immense myself in it and I have to feel it deeply.
And lastly, love what you do and do what you love. Everything after that will be a beautiful journey.
Happy Birthday To My Blog. 🎈
Thank you to all my readers for being a part of my journey and for being so patient and kind, and so very supportive!! I appreciate you all and I appreciate all the feedback I receive. It does not go unnoticed. Love and eternal peace to you all.💕