Yes indeed, it is the birthday of my sweet little blog!
Three years ago today, I published the first post on this blog. I had no idea what I was doing. (Let’s face it – I still don’t! HA!) I didn’t know what would happen with it. All I knew was that I needed to have a creative writing outlet, and I hoped that would be what the blog would become. And it did! It became all that and more!
And you know what? I learned a few things along the way! (These things I’ve learned are mainly about blogging…but when I went back and looked at them, I realized they could apply to any part of life!)
1. Do what works for you
I came to the point when I realized that, unfortunately, I could not blog seven days a week. It just wasn’t happening. I mean, there are still only 24 hours in a day, right? Sometimes that seems like such a short period! So I had to modify things and do what worked best for me.
2. Blog about what you LOVE
I could easily get carried away on a variety of topics, but I make it a point to blog about things I love and nothing else. Kind of like I make it a point to only purchase clothing, or household decor, or anything else optional unless I LOVE it.
3. Create guidelines as you go
When you’re doing something new to you, there’s a lot of trial and error! So when you find something that works, and works well, make it standard practice!
4. Ask questions
No matter what you’re doing, there are always others who have been doing it longer. Find those people and ask questions. Ask LOTS of questions. It’s how you learn!
5. Be yourself
No one wants to read a bunch of blogs that are all the same, right? So be yourself! It’s okay to have an inspiration…in fact, I think that’s important! But make sure your inspiration inspires you to be the best YOU you can be…not just a carbon copy.
And there you have it!
Oh, and without further ado, in honor of my 3-year “blog-a-versary”, I’m giving away at $30 Amazon gift card!
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Many thanks to all my readers and all of those who have answered questions and encouraged me along this Road to Domestication. Here’s to even more great years ahead!