Today I am sharing the last post in my blogging series. The eight lessons I learned in my first year of blogging.
8 Lessons I Learned My First Year Blogging
Lesson #1: Never Let Fear Stop You
FEAR. Fear is something that held me back so long from starting a blog. If I had realized what my life and my blog would look like a year later, I would have started way sooner. Never let fear stop you from pursuing your goals. The worst thing that can happen is that you fail or you end up hating it. At the end of the day if you don’t give it your best shot you will never know.
Lesson #2: Some People Won’t Get it and that’s OK
Lesson #3: This is a marathon, not a sprint
Lesson #4: Don’t Compare Yourself to Others
Lesson #5: Invest in Blogging Education Early
Lesson #6: Blogging is only 20% Content Creation
Lesson #7: Track Everything
Lesson #8: Done is Better Than Perfect
I hope that you enjoyed this series and that it encouraged you to start a blog of your own. If you have any other blogging question please let me know in the comments. Find the other post in my blogging series below.
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Corine Mapes says
Thank you so much for the encouragement and ideas. I just started my blog and was already getting discouraged.
This makes my heart so happy! Congrats on your new blog, I love it. Just keep going!
Aira Aleesha says
Great post. Thanks for the good point, especially on #3 and 5. Totally agreed on this. #6 seems a new lesson for me. And, #7, I think this is a good idea for me to start tracking, it’s might help me to track my progress on a daily basis.
I love your posts. Thank you so much for sharing all of these blogging insights. I am going to be starting my blog in January and I am saving all of your posts. I have two questions for you. 1) for a home decor blog and IG/IG stories do you think it is necessary to post pictures of me? I know you don’t do it a lot, but you still share about you. I really hate taking pictures of myself! 2) I am also not a great photographer. Do you take your own photos or do you pay someone else to? THANK YOU!
Hi Rachel! Congrats on deciding to start a blog. As far as showing pictures of yourself you do not have to do that at all for a blog. You could even write anonymously if you wanted to. Instagram is a little different you will be more successful if you share yourself along with home decor. That means showing your face and sharing in stories. If that’s is not something you want to do, you can be very successful at blogging without having an IG. I do take all of my own pictures. Just keep practicing I was not good at it at first either. Depending on the blog post though you can also use stock images. Best of luck!
Do you use any sort of app or camera filter when taking pictures?
And do you just use your iPhone or did you invest in a nice camera?
I use Lightroom mobile to edit my photos. I have used both my iPhone and my Canon to take photos. Most are with my iPhone.