THE FIRST TIME I FAILED AT BLOGGING
I started my very first blog in 2011. I had no idea what I was doing, or really what a blog was. After completing my degree in Creative Writing & English Literature, plus starting my freelance work, I saw it a way to keep up my writing & learn more about the online business space.
At the time, many of the blogs I was reading online were posting daily. Some were even posting multiple times per day so I decided I was going to blog every single day.
I didn’t even last the first week.
I set myself up for failure from day 1. At the time I was building a freelance social media business, a product business & still learning all about the online world.
I had no plan & I didn’t know what I was going to blog about.
Learn from my mistakes
What I recommend now is to start slowly. You’re better to start with 1 blog a month & build up from there, rather than aiming big & stumbling before you get going.
After I missed days 3 & 4, I was ready to pack it all in. I didn’t realise I needed to plan, to have interesting topics & give myself time to write, edit, publish & promote.
I felt like a failure before I’d even given myself a chance.
Fortunately, I wasn’t ready to quit & after a few false starts, I set myself 1 blog post a week. This was something I knew I could stick to, gave me a chance to create content & gave me confidence with my blogging skills.
I’m so glad I didn’t let this stop me from blogging. My life would have been very different if I’d given up because I set my sights too high. It’s ok to start small & slowly grow into what you’re doing as your confidence & skills increase along the way.
If you haven’t blogged for a while, set yourself a goal of getting back into it. Set an attainable plan, think of a few topics & get going. It’s always worth it when you get back into the blogging groove!
Caroline Towers is a blogger, blogging educator & multi-passionate business owner. She is the founder of The Content Edit. In her spare time she loves to travel, go to the movies, watch sport & drink prosecco!
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