6 Things I learned after 3 Years of Blogging

6 Things I learned after 3 Years of Blogging Patrick M. Greene 5 of 5
Pixabay.com I remember vividly the very first time I hit that publish button for my site. I was excited and worried at the same ...

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I remember vividly the very first time I hit that publish button for my site. I was excited and worried at the same time.
What would people think about my article?
Is my writing skill going to be good enough for them?
But I made up my mind the day I decided to build my site. This is going to be the site that will showcase my creativity. I do not care if it clicks to my audiences or not. What matters is that I am diving in to this field and I will make a name for myself.
Well, I did dive in but after 3 years there was not much of a growth—except that my site has been having some 40,000 visitors every month. Yes, I know it is not much yet, but looking back, it was more than I asked for.
Blogging, like any other career, has some lessons to be learned. And after 3 years, here are the things that made me look at blogging in a different way:

Consistency in blogging does not mean everyday

In your first 6 months of blogging, it is fairly normal to be so hyped up and motivated to post articles every single day that happens.
But as more months pass by, it becomes less important especially when you have other commitments that consume your time. Working for the whole day and then writing for your blog when you get home can be exhausting.
Researching, I found out that posting an article does not have to be done in a daily basis. And the consistency rule does not have to be daily as well, once a week of posting is good enough for your audiences, even for Google.

Blogging can open up career opportunities


Once you have established a reputation as a blogger with your site, you are considered as an authority in your field. No matter what your niche is, the point is people will look at you as an expert of the said topic.
Business companies and individuals will start noticing your passion and skills. And since you have been an authority for a certain field, they could use your blog and reputation to promote their own.
Blogging can be a means to showcase yourself and introduce a professional side of you to the world.

Social media for blogging


If you do not know SEO, your best alternative is using social media to promote your blog. Without it, there is no way for your site to get noticed at all.
Social media is a tool for promotion, community management, exposure and communication. There are more people that you can interact with if you engage yourself and some of your time using the various platform of this tool.
But be aware that not everything in social media is good for you. You must practice moderation every now and then and do not quantify yourself with how many followers you get and the sheer number of comments your status update is gathering.
Do not let social media dictate your quality and your value as a creative agent.

The importance of networking


As bloggers, we spend most of our time in front of our computer screens. While that is a given necessity, we also need to meet our clients and customers face-to-face.
It is important that we give time and effort to get out and establish a more tangible interaction among our prospects. Meeting someone in person secures the deal and makes everything more official than just emails and private messages.
It makes the transaction more real than just negotiating and talking digitally.

Bloggers are our friends


Blogging can be a lonely career sometimes. You may have your families to support you but they will never fully understand how you live with your craft.
Having someone to really understand you can keep your sanity and motivation in check. That is why it is also important to reach and communicate with our fellow bloggers as most of them in the community are very supportive and inspiring.

That I made the right decision


When I first started blogging, I only knew about a handful of things. I thought that having little knowledge is enough and will get me through miles and miles of the journey in front of me.
But I was wrong.
There are more to blogging than just showing the world what I am capable of. It enhanced my skills, made me open my eyes to the other side of the world that I am living in and made me realize that small efforts with good intentions can go a long way.
And 3 years is just a start for me. I will continue to do what I have started and will try to help more people with what I can offer using my writing and other things I am willing to share to the world using my blog.
If you have thoughts you would like to share, please feel free to leave a comment and let us discuss it.




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Patrick works as a contributor at essaytwist.com. He is a former editor of a small town newspaper publishing. He is an avid fan of social media, and runs his own page for writing enthusiasts for his college. With the rising clamor for healthy living, Patrick immersed himself with water sports.






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About Patrick M. Greene

He is an avid fan of social media, and runs his own page for writing enthusiasts for his college. With the rising clamor for healthy living, Patrick immersed himself with water sports.

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