I have been in and out of blogging for nearly 2 years now, but 2016 was the year I really decided to get involved in the community and take time to dedicate to EarthtoLoz.
I have so many plans for it for 2017 and some exciting changes coming, but before that I wanted to reflect on how much I have learnt.
It can be frustrating, but the benefits are worth it
I don’t get paid to blog, and sometimes I had times where I was like – is this even worth it? I don’t have spare time as it is – what if it is just a waste of time? But I easily kicked myself out of this vibe because the benefits overlook everything. I love blogging, I love writing and I love having something to keep my fast-paced brain busy – especially as Fibromyalgia can take a lot of my physical abilities.
It is ok to not feel in the mood to write
Blog for fun, not because you feel you have to, especially if it is a part-time thang. It isn’t a chore, it is a passion and a hobby. When I feel bogged down with work, I never want to feel that blogging is work to me (part of the reason I spent so long picking a day to weekly post). I love the idea of doing it at my own pace in my own time.
I love to be inspired
Everything inspires me in one way or another, and the best thing about blogging is being surrounded by like-minded individuals who share this passion for writing and creating content with you. I love going on Pinterest or flicking through magazines or Instagram and effortlessy having a look at pictures, content, reading through other’s blogs and really just enjoying what others may see as ‘research’. It is literally like a daily hobby to be inspired.
The supportive community
I adore how supportive and welcoming everyone is to blogging and it inspires me to be kind too. I love sharing thoughts and views with the community, and it is such a nice atmosphere that makes you want to be involved. I love that aspect of blogging and it definitely keeps me sane on the days that I question my input!
Self-motivation is key
It is so easy to get caught in the trap of demotivation, especially when you are full-time working and not getting paid to blog, and I know I’m definitely not the only one here. But blogging teaches you the deeper whys behind the reason you publish content for others to read. It teaches you how to be confident in your own work and respect other’s too. I am ambitious and determined to succeed and blogging definitely fuels these elements of my personality!
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