Life as a brand new blogger
Well, It’s been four weeks since I launched BLifeToday.com. Man...it’s a lot of work!
My days are now filled with developing content, research, writing, snapping photos, adjusting photos, creating videos; and that’s just to get the subject material together for one blog post.
Where does my content come from? The lessons and resources I’ve gathered throughout my life and continue to collect from life lessons, self-help books, podcasts, therapy sessions, self-wellness gurus, faith, and instinct.
Hopefully the material I’ve been pumping out entertains, motivates and inspires those who follow me. And, before I forget, to all my followers, Thank You for sticking around!
When I first started BLifeToday, I was extremely excited to share my voice. My enthusiasm diminished slightly at the realization of just how much I don’t know about blogging.
Aside from coming up with the daily subject matter, there’s the laborious task of making sure the blog post actually gets seen. Trust me when I tell you there are convoluted codes that need to be unlocked in order to successfully market and grow your blog. I am convinced anyone under the age of twenty-five is born with a key to these codes already implanted in their brain. I’m partially kidding, but just about every video or webinar I watch is instructed by some young fresh-faced super social media wizard. God bless them and I'm grateful to them for sharing their wisdom.
In reality, there are plenty of knowledgeable people out there of all ages sharing their strategies on how to break the code on becoming a successful blogger. In fact, I just participated in a very insightful webinar on how to get the most out of Instagram by Lewis Howes.
There are also plenty of fellow bloggers who are willing to assist us, newbies. When I first started reaching out to other bloggers with similar content it was tough not to compare their work to mine, as there are a ton of flourishing self-wellness blogs backed by some very talented people. But, I look at them as inspiration. And, as confirmation that an audience for the topics I write about exists. I also remind myself there’s enough room in the sky for all the stars to shine.
So, is all the information seeking, hours spent learning about blogging and content creation really worth it? Absolutely!
Blogging keeps me hungry for more information. It promotes creativity, it encourages me to keep improving, and gets me excited to share the tools that help me in my life, with all of you.
If you are a successful blogger, kudos to you for mastering the art of blogging. If you are a beginner like me, buckle up - there’s a lot to learn. Just keep going and don’t give up!