5 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging
Why, hello there, everyone!
I have been blogging for just under 8 months now. My experience here as been fantastic. Mid-November, I reached a milestone. I hit 200 posts published on my blog. Amazing, right?
To me, it really is amazing. Outside of books, I am one of those types of people who don’t stick with something for too long. I get bored and I move on. However, with blogging, it’s different. Now, I have wanted to write for my whole life; as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I remember writing my first “novel” when I was camping with the family around age 12/13, maybe. I actually still have it; it has 24 chapters and it has just stalled. Maybe one day, I’ll return to it and see if I can make it into something. Until then, I’ll settle with short stories and my blog.
That brings me to this point. Here are five things I have learned in these short 8 months of blogging:
#1: I have made many friends who encourage me to continue reading and continue on with great things. I am supported by all my followers, especially the people who like and comment on my posts. I love you all. You have no idea.
#2: There are many others out there who enjoy books as much as I do. Growing up, I was always the reader. I was always the bookworm; the girl who was never without a book. Hardly any of my friends were like that. I do remember one childhood friend, to whom I would lend books as soon as I was done with them. Mostly because I got her hooked on the same series I was reading. However, as some friendships do, it ended and I lost my friend. With blogging, I realized there are an abundance of people who share my love for books. In real life, I have maybe three people I can talk books to. That’s sad.
#3: Everyone is supported, no matter what. I have followed a couple people who have needed to take breaks, for their own personal reasons. But I have read the comments and even made my own on their posts, and it’s amazing. Every person was understanding and supportive. Sometimes, life just gets in the way and it becomes too much. We’re here for you when you return. Always. End of story.
#4: My TBR pile has grown. It seriously feels like it is never ending! In the best way possible, of course. All the bloggers I follow, always recommend books in their posts, or I find new books by reading book reviews.
This one is a little more on the serious side, and I am totally guilty of it. Just saying that upfront. Hahaha.
#5: It is not always about the stats. I look at my stats quite a few times during the day, and I have actually gotten a little better. When I first started out, I was obsessed with the daily views number. But now… I’m still a little gaga over it, but I realized that some days my views will be really low. Mostly, those are on the weekend, or when I post a random post. Or when I’m behind in my tags, since everyone else has already gotten to them. I’m just late to the party, which results in low views. And that is perfectly ok. I’m not in this to have crazy high views or to become famous. Sure, I love to see that number go up, but it is not something that is the end of the world if it doesn’t. I would be happy to know that even just five people read my blog and gain something from it.
I’m in this because I finally have friends that I can talk about books with. And it feels pretty damn amazing. I love it. Oh, and it’s fun as hell.
Also, these are just five things. I cannot even voice how much I have learned from all of you.
What have you guys learned from blogging? I’d love to know in the comments below!
- December 6, 2015
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