When I started this blog, I told myself I would post something to my blog at least once a week. But, I really wanted to strive for at least 2 posts a week. I started this blog at the same time I was starting an infusion treatment for my health problems. What I didn’t know, was how sick I was going to get from the infusion and how difficult it would be to keep up with this blog. I can tell you from experience, blogging is a full-time job. Especially if you want to keep your site up to date and provide consistent, fresh content. What did I learn? I learned that it’s important to have a back-up plan for your blog when life happens. It would have been smart of me to have a few extra posts ready to go for such a time as this. I learned that I didn’t do as much planning as I could have when I started this blog. I did research on blogging before I started, but maybe not as much as I should have. There are a lot of bloggers who are willing to share their shortcomings as well as their successes to help others who want to start a blog. I am quite thankful for this and love that others are willing to help others to succeed. So, I have decided I also want to share my shortcomings and one day my successes as well. If it just helps one person not make the same mistakes I did, it’s worth it. I have only been blogging for a couple of months and unfortunately it hasn’t gone as planned because of my health. But, I have learned already a few things I would do differently:
1.Take your time to launch your blog. Know your niche and come up with a good brand for your marketing. It will be worth the success
2.Have a few back-up posts for your blog for when life happens and you are unable to spend the time to create a post.
3.Learn from the experts. There are many bloggers out there willing to share how they have succeeded and what to avoid.
4.It’s okay to fail, we learn from our failures.
I may not have been able to blog as much as I had hoped these past couple of months, but that’s okay. I will eventually find my groove and be able to keep up with my goals for this blog. I have a lot to learn and I want to share with you, my readers, what I am learning along the way.