This post is a little different to my others, I thought I would share with you three things I wish I had done when I first started blogging…
I started my blog at the end of February/beginning of March 2018, when we had all that snow. Me and James where in the process of moving house, most of our belongings were packed away in boxes and I felt a little lost waiting around. So I started my blog.
I mean by no way am I an expert in the blogging scene (far, far from it!) but I thought I would share the three things I wish I had done when I first started blogging…
One. Don’t Give up – Keep on going.
This might be a strange way to begin, but I wish I had not given up so easily when I first started my blog.
When I first started, I was so excited to write down my ideas and publish my posts. However, even though I really enjoyed writing for myself, being a new ‘blogger’ was a little disheartening as I felt like no one really cared what I had to say, or read my posts for that matter. How dramatic of me. I soon ran out of steam after 2 months of consistently blogging and then unknowingly had a two month break. It wasn’t until June that I really missed writing posts and having that creative outlet away from everyday life, so decided I would continue blogging for myself and just enjoy the creativity!
This brings me to the present day & I am still very much enjoying my little space on the internet.
Two. Share my posts on Social Media.
So, I set up a separate twitter account straight away for my blog and had no problems sharing my posts on there and interacting with other bloggers (everyone was so welcoming!).
However, I have only just started sharing my blog posts on Instagram and I really wish I had done this sooner. The main reason for me not sharing on this platform, was the fear that people I know IRL would laugh at me and wonder what the heck I was doing. I shouldn’t of worried though, no one has laughed (that I know of anyway!) and I have found that it has helped drive traffic to my blog, which is a win win!
Three. Start my blog sooner.
So my final point is that I wish I had started my blog sooner. I started a blog way back in 2014 when I first discovered blog posts and thought it would be something I would enjoy. I’m not sure how long I had that blog for before deleting it, or why I even deleted it for that matter?
So fast forward to today, I wish I had started my current blog sooner as its been something that I have really enjoyed doing in my spare time.
So there are the 3 things I wish I had done when I first started blogging. Let me know if there are any things you wish you had done differently when you first started your blog.