Hello my love, happy Tuesday!
Finally, the post that most of you have requested. “How to blog for living and how I started my blog”. So let’s get right to it.
I started my blog a little over a year and a half ago and here is all the information I have learned and challenges I faced.
First most important question; Is blogging for everyone? I will say no! It’s really not for everyone because we’re all different and have to do things that makes us happy. If you start a blog and you don’t make the time to work on the blog or you just hate the ups and downs, it’s not for you. Before anyone decides to start a blog, you have to ask yourself, is this for me? Will I love it? Will it make me happy? Do I have the time to spend on my blog? M I patient enough? Why am I blogging? What is blogging? I’m I doing it for fun or just for the money and to become Instagram famous?.
If you have all the right and positive answer for these questions, than you will be successful at blogging.
See when I started, I had no idea what I was doing to be honest. I just had so much passion and was doing it for fun. I wanted to inspire women of all shades, I wanted to share my stories and help women live a positive and healthy lifestyle. So I called my blog “Secretofdd” because I felt that my secrets of how I became who I’m might help that one girl out there. I felt I have a voice and I believed in that voice with in me. Maybe this will help decide on why you want to blog. It shouldn’t be all about the Money, it’s not fun at all this way trust me.
Blogging Takes Time:
Blogging is not easy at all, if someone out there told you it’s easy, they’re lying to you. It will take up all your time if you don’t plan your schedule right. I was going to school and working at UCLA when I started my blog and that was so hard and time consuming. I wanted to quit so many times because I was so caught up in how hard it was instead of just sitting down and planning my days right. When I got my schedule down, it still wasn’t easy. I knew I had to give up my blog or my job. I realize I love blogging so much, I love telling my stories and helping you guys online so I quit my job and started blogging and going to school full time but it’s till a lot of work but you have to be patient, work hard and you will see amazing results. You’re not going to be famous or have people reading your blog over night. It takes a lot of time.
How Do I Get People To Read My Blog:
Facebook, my family and friends were my blog’s best friend. When I started, I link my blog to my Facebook and told my family and friends about my blog and why I was blogging. They when to check out my blog and gives their honest opinions and that kept my blog going.
Let’s talk about Instagram for a second, I had an Instagram account before my blog but it just didn’t line up with my blog, it wasn’t the audience I was trying to reach so I started a new Instagram page and had no followers when I started. I told my followers from my other page about my blog and the once that love reading blogs came over. It started to glow slowly as I was posting consistently, I didn’t give up even though it was hard. I kept at it and worked very hard day and night. People saw the great content, my hard work and how helpful it was to them and they started following and recommendations me to there friends and my blog and Instagram page started growing.
Please do not buy your follows or likes on Instagram because it’s just bad for your blog and your health. I know so many bloggers that have fake audiences and they do this for the money. They are fooling the brands and themselves, it’s called low self-esteem and not believing in oneself. While they might get paid by the brands, it is so noticeable and sad. So try to be true to yourself and work hard and your blog will be amazing. Also the brands won’t fall for the fake followers much longer.
The next post will be more on how to grow your blog. Coming soon.
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