I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I created The Butler Journal. It has been an amazing journey so far. I honestly feel like this is just the beginning. I like blogging more now than when I first started. 2 years is a long time. I want to share with you a few things that I’ve learned during this time.
Blogging is not for everyone.
Bloggers come and go. I’ve seen so many people start strong and then stop. It’s not as easy as some people think. There could be several reasons why a person decides to stop. I’ve talked to a couple people who have stopped blogging. They told me the main thing was that they didn’t have the time to do it. Creating a blog that people like takes time. It takes more than some people might think. An hour or 2 each week will not cut it.
There will be days when you don’t feel like writing. If that happens just take some time away from your blog. I usually write on the weekends. If I have writers block I jot down ideas or go outside if possible. Being in a different environment should help get those creative juices going. If going outside isn’t an option try going to a different room in your house or apartment.
Everyone is not going to support you.
Don’t get frustrated if all of your friends or family don’t support you. Sometimes people just don’t understand what you are doing. They might not even believe in you. That’s life. Don’t let that stop you from writing dope shit. Soon they will start paying attention.
Don’t worry about what people may think.
When I first started writing I used to worry if certain people would read if I talked about certain things. After a few months of blogging I didn’t give a damn anymore. Remember, it’s your blog and not anyone else’s. As long as you are happy and people are reading don’t stop! Some people may not think that you are qualified to write about certain things. In my opinion if you’ve been through it (the topic) or are going through it feel free to write about whatever you want to.
Last but not least keep writing. The only way that you will get better as a blogger is to keep writing. I compare some of my older posts to some of my more recent ones and I can see a remarkable difference. If you’re not the best writer keep at it. Practice makes perfect.
Last year I had a giveaway for my first blogiversary. This year I am having another one. Instead of giving away 2 prizes I am giving away 3. The 1st prize is $40 PayPal cash, 2nd prize is a $15 Amazon gift card and 3rd prize is the book “Who moved my cheese?” The contest runs until April 1st. You can sign up below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Finally I want to share 10 of some of my most viewed and most commented posts from the last 2 years.
5 Habits That are Keeping You From Success
5 Helpful Sites That Bloggers Should Use
31 Life Tips
Cross Country Trip: A Year Later
January 2015 Debt Update
I’m Tired Of
10 Things Every College Freshman Should Have In Their Dorm Room
My Price is Right Experience
5 Ways to Help Build Credit
5 Things We Should Be Taught in School
Thanks for the support!