What I learned in my First Year of Blogging

Blogging is very time consuming. I have spent hours on the computer just typing away. Bottom sore, legs asleep, but heart content. Staying consistent is one of the key elements in this unique world of bloggers. Consistent and persistent to be exact. Listen Linda, listen, you don’t have to take my advice into consideration what do I know? I have only been in the game for one year. But there are some lessons I have learned along the way. To be honest, consistency was a struggle for me towards the end of my first year of blogging. I knew blogging would have to take a back seat once I decided to pursue my master’s degree. My blogging life become close to nonexistent. I struggled with the fact that I did not have the time nor the energy to blog as I used to. I took it very hard at first. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel though. I realized my ideas, creativity, and blog was not going anywhere. I prefer quality over quantity. What helped me a ton was getting a simple notebook where I was able to jot down ideas for outfits and posts. I figured out my own method to feel consistent and connected to my blog. Even if you are not actively blogging at the moment because of life’s curve balls you can still take notes on ideas you have. This is equal to being consistent, think about it, it is all work you are putting towards your craft. Be patient, stay positive.

As the female species its in our biology to compare ourselves to other women. It can be the natural flow of hate juice or the thought of how she is a trillion times better at this than you. STOP right now. Look for inspiration NOT to compare yourself to another Queen. Being a newbie can get pretty intimidating. You start admiring the creativity of these amazing women and then it slowly shifts to comparing. Let me tell you something sis, we are ALL inspirational and beautiful in our own way. There are 7.53 billion people on Earth according to Google. So there will be many who dig your style and content. Continue to be inspired, but there is only one YOU. Be you and do you boo boo. You are dope.

Nothing can be more exciting and nerve racking than your first collab with another creator. Within my first year I was lucky enough to be approached. I remember being so appreciative and humbled for the opportunity. It helped boost my self-confidence to eventually reach out to other creators for possible collaborations. Some were interested others not so much and that’s okay! Don’t take it personal. You are still bomb at what you do. Life is all about taking risks. The worst someone will say is no. Collaborating is another great way to build relationships with your fellow peers, inspire, and support each other. We all have one thing in common we are passionate about creating content.

No matter what stay confident. It can be a challenge, if you don’t believe who will? Let your content speak for itself and take pride in your work. There is no greater feeling when you start to see comments of how much you’ve inspired someone or how much they enjoy reading your stuff. Your late nights and stress will not be in vain. Keeping creating!

I hope this post inspires you to continue forward in your blogging journey. Happy writing and creating!

xoxo Mel

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An artist at heart who loves to create and design. I simply want to share my ideas, thoughts, and images with the world. Come follow me. XOXO Mel

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