Decisions! Decisions! Decisions!
I can’t believe the blog is almost 1 years old. I also can’t believe I’m questioning if I want to continue with the blog. The blog started as just something to do. Which something to do then in turn became something I truly enjoyed.
Blogging takes a lot of time, research, thought, and a true desire to write in a saturated community of the best writers. For me, I also have to be able to be vulnerable and to expose my real life stories to encourage and inspire others.
I have no niche such as travel, food, or fashion. My niche is living and sharing real life experiences.
When I first started to blog, I had no idea about domains, self hosting, google analytics, blog stats, bounce rates, ads, and of course how to make a profit. When I first started blogging, I just googled “how to start a blog” and WordPress appeared, not realizing it’s a WordPress.org and WordPress.com.
I have truly learned a lot about the blogging industry within the last year. And with all of that knowledge decisions must be made.
To blog or not to blog?
Initially I posted daily, then I posted three to four times a week, because I wanted quality content verses quantity. Then, I posted monthly, or whenever life happened.
I lost consistency, and some passion along the way.
My initial goal was to inspire 1 person, which I have achieved. Many supporters of the blog say I have inspired and encouraged them. To know that I have touched at least one soul brings me so much joy.
Not only that, I have met some really great bloggers in the community. I have enjoyed reading their blogs and learning from them. However, again all of that takes time, and when I don’t have time to read I feel bad.
Supporting fellow bloggers, is as important to me as blogging.
I have received several awards, which I love. I look at those as life accomplishments, because I have been recognized by my peers.
So much to consider!
Fellow bloggers, I have a few questions?
What’s keeps you motivated to blog?
How long have you been blogging?
What encouraging words do you have for the community?
Most importantly, Why do you blog?