When I realized at the end of August that I had been blogging for two years, I couldn’t believe time had flown by that fast. It still honestly feels like just a few months ago I started blogging regularly, but it also feels like I’ve been doing this for most of my life. Like with everything else in life, I’ve learned a lot along the way and it’s been such an amazing journey. So I thought I would share what I’ve learned from two years of blogging + what I’ve enjoyed the most!
Overall blogging has taught me to give up perfection completely because it’s not possible, but especially when it comes to photos. There have been so many times when I’ll have a certain photo in mind and when I go to take it, it looks nothing like how I thought it would. But this makes me branch out in my creativity and take something different that always turns out even better than I could imagine. I’ve learned that no matter how much I plan something, it will never turn out the way I expected and to just go with the flow because, in the end, I’ll get where I needed to be.
You get what you put into it, which is something that is very true with blogging. All good things in life take a lot of hard work and time, but it is all worth it in the end. The amount of time and effort you put into a blog post will reflect on the quality of it, although sometimes the best posts come to you so quickly it takes 20 minutes to write.
If you don’t promote your blog posts, then it will be harder for people to see them. You have to be your biggest cheerleader in both life and when it comes to blogging. Once you’ve hit the publish button on a post, share it across your social media channels. Tell people about it and why they should read it. Shout it from the rooftops if you have to (or just out your window so you don’t fall). It takes time to get people to read it, but you have to put it out there for them to find it.
You can read my tips for promoting blog posts here!
You’d be surprised how much blogging can help in other parts of your life. It can improve your writing skills, photography, email skills, and so much more. It also can help you discover what you want to do with your future. For me personally, it has helped a lot with taking online college classes.
Just like with everything in life, blogging has taught me that what is meant for me will happen. It will take time and work, but someday it will happen so I’ve learned not to stress too much.
Honestly, the best part about blogging has been connecting with amazing people online, both bloggers and non-bloggers. I always love reading other people’s blog posts and seeing the amazing content they’re creating, and it always inspires me to create more. Just being able to comment and interact with people on social media from all over the world has been amazing.
I’ve always been a creative person and it’s been so nice to have a place to share that. I can write and create as much as I want on here, and I love being able to share the photos I take over on my Instagram.
Photography and taking photos has been a love of mine for years, and that’s probably why I love blogging so much. I can create and take a wide variety of photos for different posts, and they end up becoming little memories of where I was at that point in my life.
And that is what I’ve learned and loved about blogging! I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has read or commented on any of my posts. I’ve enjoyed connecting with each and every one of you reading this, and I’m so excited to keep on blogging for years to come!
Do you have a blog? If so how long have you been blogging and what’s one thing you’ve learned so far from it? And if you’re thinking about starting a blog, be sure to read my 5 reasons why you should post!