This December will mark the start of my 9th year blogging! That’s crazy to me. When I started my blog I never had the intention for it to be a full time job. In fact, I was shocked after a year I had kept up with it. Now it’s hard to imagine my life without it. I wanted to share 5 lessons I’ve learned blogging with you guys because a few of these have been on my mind a lot lately.
5 Lessons I’ve Learned Blogging
Be Nice To Everyone: You know that brand that emailed you but you aren’t a good fit? Don’t just ignore the email. Politely respond because people in PR move jobs all the time and you never ever want to burn a bridge. You know that blogger just starting out? Be a mentor. Trust me.
Expect Nothing: Do not go into blogging expecting to be a full time blogger within 3 months. That’s just unrealistic. Do not go into blogging expecting to work with huge brands right off the bat. Also unrealistic. Do go into blogging expecting nothing other than to do it because you love it!
Be Grateful: For every single opportunity, sponsored post, event invite, freebie, PR package, friend you make, etc. The opportunities are endless but be gracious and grateful for them.
Take Every Opportunity: This is something I did a LOT when I first started. I went to every meet up, event, lunch, dinner, brunch, meeting, conference, etc. Now I pick and choose a little more because I have a husband and baby who I want to spend my free time with. But take as many opportunities as you can! They will only help you!
Guard Yourself: To me this has a lot of meanings. You may have noticed that you don’t see pictures of my baby on my blog. You may also notice you RARELY see pictures of my husband, my parents, or my friends. There is a reason for that. This is my blog. This is about me and not them. They have their own private lives and I do not want to force them to be a part of my blog. I do not share a TON of personal stuff that has to do with others. I do share a lot of my own personal things though. To me this also means that not everyone is out there to be your friend. A lot of people are out for themselves so guard yourself to that. Most people you meet in blogging are genuine and wonderful, but there are the occasional bad apples.
I hope you found these 5 lessons I’ve learned blogging helpful! I would love to know a blogging lesson you’ve learned!