Hey lovelies, can you believe we’re just 25 days away from the new blog re-launch?!? I’m jumping for joy, but also trying not to have a panic attack. Due to all the things on my to-do list for this blog re-launch – it’s 2 miles long; I’m sure of it – I have to keep telling myself why it’s worth doing the re-launch. Therefore I thought I’d share some of my things to remember when blogging because blogging can be hard at times.#1 None of us know what we’re doing 100% of the time, we’ve all had to “fake it ’til we make it.” Even bloggers you look up to are making it up as they go along, that’s how blogging works. There’s no instruction manual for it.
#2 You’ll never stop learning, and honing your skills.
#3 Blogging gets tough, but always remember that life is hard, and things worth wanting are hard. Hard work always pays off in the end.
#4 Be social and friendly. There are some pretty amazing people in the blogging world; you just got to get out there and meet them.
#5 Nothing is set in stone; you can change, and experiment as much as you like, and want to.
#6 Create what works for you – don’t feel like you have to follow someone else’s example.
#7 Don’t keep doing something if you’re not having fun with it.
#8 Share, and write about what you’re passionate about. That’s the entire point of blogging.
#9 Remember, it’s better to have ten loyal readers than 1,000 one-time only readers. It’s better to have $10 than 1,000 pennies.
#10 It’s not possible to run out of content ideas, therefore quit worrying you’re going to “use every good idea up.”
#11 Blogging is supposed to be fun (you wouldn’t have started if you hated blogging), so enjoy it.
#12 You have a voice for a reason, share it with the world.
#13 Just because you haven’t seen it done yet, doesn’t mean it’s not supposed to be done – maybe you’re supposed to be the first person to do it.
#14 Don’t stand in your way by giving yourself limitations, and boundaries.
#15 Whenever you feel a case of self-doubt coming on, remember why you started blogging in the first place.
What tip would you add?
Ally Gonzales is the founder & editor-in-chief of RunningSoleGirl. Along with blogging she is also juggling attending college and majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a Sports Management minor.