First of all, I don’t apologise for not uploading any content for the past 4 weeks as I have been so busy with work and life in general. I was also in New Zealand for 2 weeks for work but we will come back to that soon. I am slowly getting back to normal as I only landed last Thursday but my jetlag has still not gone (It’s mainly my fault because I came home and slept instead of staying awake all day).
I have so much content to put up including videos so expect a lot more activity on my blog and channel over the next few weeks. But this blog post is all about how I have done this whole blogging thing for five years! I know I can’t believe it myself either. It all started back in October 2013 when I decided to start this little blog of mine. As some of you may know if you have been following me for a while then you will know that this blog isn’t my first one.
I actually had a blog before this that I closed down as I wasn’t putting much effort into it. I told myself that if I was to start again that I would really need to make it work and put all of my time and energy in it which is what I did. Fast forward 5 years and I have written a fair few blog posts and also filmed a vast amount of YouTube videos. I never knew that this whole hobby of mine would last this long as there have been a few times where I have wanted to give up due to being “too busy”.
Something I learned the other day is that we overuse the phrase “I’m too busy”. When in fact yes everyone is busy but also everyone has time to. It’s just a matter of making time for certain things. I joined the gym in October which I love going to but I find that unless I pack my gym stuff and take it to work then I probably won’t go. It’s the same thing with my blog if I don’t allocate a day to sit down and write blog posts then nothing would ever get written.
I usually allocate Sunday’s to my blog and my YouTube channel as I know I actually have the time to sit down and write blog posts or film a video. Depending on what I have planned on the weekend sometimes I will go to a nice coffee shop and work there or I’ll just stay at home. I often find that I get a little more inspired when I am writing a blog post away from home but I also like the comfort of being at home so both options work for me.
A few things I have learnt over the past 5 years:
– Don’t rush into growing your blog instead let it grow naturally
– Believe it or not blogging can become quite lonely at times
– Take every opportunity that you get given as it helps you grow as a blogger even if you don’t feel comfortable doing it
– Make as many blogging friends as you can whether it’s in person or online
– Be as open as you can I have always found that my most open blog posts really do well because I am showing my readers who I really am and not just creating fluffy blog posts
The one thing I have learnt the most is that if you want to do something then give it a go because you lose more if you don’t try. You can’t really fail at blogging you can only learn and grow as a blogger along the way. If you are thinking of starting a blog then DO IT because it’s something everyone can do in their own way. Enjoy every part of your blogging journey because even the lows teach you something and make the highs of blogging all worthwhile.
I’m not too sure how much longer I will do this for who knows maybe one day everything will be erased from the internet and everyone will have to start from scratch. But for now I’m happy with how everything is going and I will continue to take content my passion for it is no longer.