Today, I’ve reached 100 followers on this blog. I’m writing this a day early, so today is December 8th, 2017. I also just reached 400 followers on my main blog today as well, and I am very grateful for everything.
Now, for those who may not be following me or familiar with my blog, I want to let you know both of my blogs took over a year for me to reach 100 followers.
So, if you are wondering if I was a successful blog within one to three months of starting, nope. By far, I am definitely not one of them.
I was the blogger who questioned my writing, my blog, and if people cared to hear what I had to say.
Both of my blogs shared some similar problems, and this post is going to focus on this blog’s journey, as it should. 🙂
I started this blog at the end of October/November 2016. I knew I wanted to be able to share more life posts, and just thoughts in general that I wasn’t always able to find a way to convey on my other blog.
When I first started, I didn’t write weekly, and I was still very shaky about what I was planning to write. I updated about my bird watching (which I miss, but I can’t have a bird feeder where I live currently.) I had the occasional post here and there.
At the beginning of this year, I wanted to be more consistent with writing. I, along with some friends of mine, was ambitious in doing daily/weekly writing prompts. My friends became not as consistent toward the end of January, beginning of February. I kept up writing prompts until June.
The writing prompts tended to get 10 views or under. Most times 5 views or less. It was really discouraging. I wasn’t enjoying the challenge, and people weren’t responding to it, so I let it go, and I’m glad I did.
It was also around June I came up with Mondays to be Provoking Poetry posts or Quality Quotes. The posts got around 10 views, sometimes less, and sometimes a little more.
It wasn’t until August I started thinking of other ideas on things to write about. I had the passion, but no direction.
Which explains why it was not till the end of October when I finally sat down and thought about what I wanted to write, how to break up those categories, and pick days to write specific things.
I was able to find what topics I wanted to write about, which ones of those would be weekly posts, and which ones wouldn’t be weekly. I found days the categories went to. This really helped me, and I did notice not only was I enjoying writing the posts more, but gradually the views were going up. Having 20 views for posts is really good for this blog, especially considering for several months I was used to seeing 5 views or less.
Don’t push yourself too hard when you are finding your footing.
It is going to take time. You may not have a particular audience for your blog yet because you aren’t sure what the point of your blog is.
The overall goal of this blog is to inform, discuss, and encourage, and I do this in different ways on different days. 🙂
Which leads us to today.
I’ve made it this far because you all supported me, gave me a chance, checked out some of my pages, my posts, and at least 100 of you have stayed.
Thank you. Thank you for giving me a chance to figure out what to do with this blog while I try to find a stability that works.
Thank you for stopping by, even if you don’t plan on staying 🙂 hey, how are you doing?
Take your time and never give up.
And don’t be afraid to try. 😉