There are several tough lessons I’ve learned in my blogging journey that I want to share with you.
Here is a sneak peek of my guest post for COMPEL Training Blog about 5 lessons I’ve learned on my blogging journey.
The Tough Lessons I’ve Learned in My Blogging Journey
I remember my heart racing with excitement when I published my first blog post and then the sting of disappointment when I saw in the analytics that I had just a couple of readers per day. I wondered how other bloggers could get hundreds and thousands of readers, although we were writing on similar topics. No, I didn’t want the messages God gave me to sink into the dark depths of the worldwide web. So I asked God for guidance and help and set myself on a course of learning.
Since I started blogging in May 2017, it has been an amazing journey in which I have learned many tough lessons, both blogging-related and spiritual. Blogging has become a holy training ground for experiencing God’s power and help in new, deeper ways.
Here are five lessons I learned along the way which I want to share with you.Since I started blogging, it has been an amazing journey in which I have learned many tough lessons, both blogging-related and spiritual. #blogging #lessons #Compeltraining Click To Tweet
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Blogging Is Not for the Faint-hearted
At the beginning of my blogging journey, I did not know what various activities blogging involved and how big the learning curve would be. Blessed ignorance! But every step of the way, God was faithful to supply what I needed — information, helpful resources, the right tips, and practical help.
I realized blogging is not for the faint-hearted; it requires courage, persistence, long-term commitment, and trusting God with every piece of writing that gets published. There were many times I wanted to give up, but God gave me the strength to keep blogging.
Blogging Means Ongoing Learning
The second lesson I learned on my blogging journey is that I need to stay open and willing to learn new things on an ongoing basis in all relevant areas of blogging. I need to be willing to learn and practice things that scare me, like technical stuff.
Blogging challenges me to go constantly outside my comfort zone, like trying new tools, incorporating new social media, learning to work with new applications, and openly sharing my content in different channels.Blogging challenges me to go constantly outside my comfort zone, like trying new tools, incorporating new social media, and openly sharing my content in different channels. #blogging #encouragement #Compeltraining Click To Tweet
Read the rest of the post to find out the other tough lessons I’ve learned on my blogging journey at COMPEL Training Blog and be strengthened and encouraged.
More Encouragement for Bloggers, Writers, and Creatives
If you need inspiration and encouragement as a blogger, writer, and creative, I can recommend these selected books on the writing life and creativity. Check them out.
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer
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