7 Things Blogging Has Taught Me

I’ve got 7 things for you. Seven super simple things! With 3 years of consistently learning this blogging skill, I have some important things to pass along.  I may not be a PRO, but I’m confident these things will be helpful to you. And today, that’s what I want to be—helpful! I hope this encourages you and gives you new energy to continue blogging even when it’s hard and slow.

So here we go!

BloggingLessons

1. Be just as confident with 5 followers as you are with 100+ followers.

We shortchange ourselves all the time. I only have 5 followers, so basically no one really cares about my blog. I only have 19 followers, it’s going so slow. Why should I even write? Maybe all of us bloggers have been there…??

But here’s the thing, have the same attitude with 5 followers as you do with 100+. Write with the same passion and the same confidence. Strengthen your community. Thank them for being there. Enjoy when you grow. Enjoy when you don’t. A fall in stats should not make you re-think your entire blogging career. Just keep writing. Keep enjoying the 5. Those 5 turn into 100.

Enjoy the process.

2. Spend two hours every week just getting to know your blog.

It might be hard to find that kind of time in this crazy thing called life. But if you can dedicate at least 2 hours of your week to figuring out your blog, your widgets, your set-up, your design, then your blog will improve by eons. You will start to really understand how you want your blog to look and what kind of content you desire to post.

Two hours goes a long way, and all the behind-the-scenes work really pays off! Read more

A “Like” Is Not an Inch

Let me explain,

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Getting a certain number of “likes” on statuses, photos, or blog posts is not an accurate measuring stick. One like is not one inch. Getting 12 “likes” is not a foot and 36 “likes” is not a yardstick. In other words, the number of “likes” you receive on any sort of social media should not be the way you measure your worth, your memories, or your life.

It’s funny to me that Instagram and Facebook like to label your ‪#‎bestnineof2015‬ or your most “liked” photos. What is that about?! I prefer to keep my best, most wonderful memories to myself.

It’s not always bad to check out those fun, social things, but please, please remember that the amount of “likes” received is useless information and says nothing about the moment itself or the life you’re living.

In short—

Likes don’t mean Life.

I posted the above photo on Instagram the other day and according to Instagram, it was a pretty dull moment. According to me? It was one of the happiest moments of 2015! My husband was taking pictures and making me laugh while we were standing where he had proposed to me a year ago.

a “like” is not an inch.

So, just remember that your memories and life events aren’t measured by what social media tells you. And if that’s your measuring stick, take a break from social media and just enjoy the sweet beauty of making memories without an audience.