Why I started blogging
In May of last year, on my way home from work I was sitting on the train. I thought about starting a business in something I was passionate about. I felt I needed to start a financial education and coaching business.
After learning as many ins and outs of starting an online business, I realized that blogging was going to be a big part of my plan. My goal for 2018 was to write one blog post a month because it wasn’t going to be my main focus. I realized after writing that was too easy and decided I could accomplish way more if I wrote once a week.
Blogging is interesting. It’s only been around for a little more than a decade. But the amount of good it has done for people is crazy! The internet has exposed all the information. You can find answers to all of your questions. We’re blessed to have all the information at our fingertips. I’ve learned so much from Google and its added a lot of value to my life.
What I’ve learned in the past 6 months:
- The process is the result – You don’t get to a point where you feel like you’ve made it. It will always be an ongoing process of producing content and that is the result for me.
- It’s about genuine human connection – It’s been a great way for me to connect with other people to talk about things I’m passionate about.
- Success does not happen overnight – This is the case with any business but especially for blogging.
- Nothing comes to you, you got to go get it – At first, I thought if I build it they will come. Now I really understand it’s about putting yourself out there and getting noticed.
- It’s possible to make money – Making money has never been my primary motive. I’m going to be 100% honest. I’ve made $5 from my blog from someone using a link to sign up for something and it was my second blog post. But I see the real potential and know if I continue to produce good content and build trust with my readers the blog will make money.
- How to type faster without looking down – I’ve always been somewhat of a slow typer and I’ve learned to type so much faster, it’s awesome!
The biggest thing for me was connecting with other people and having a way to help them. Many people start a blog simply because they heard how much money can be made from it. They go for two or three months and don’t see any progress and so they quit. My focus has been to give my best content away for free in order to build trust with my readers.
Six months is a long time. But, its flown by.
Many people would have given up by now. I’m still warming up!