The Tough Lessons I’ve Learned in My Blogging Journey

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.

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.

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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. 

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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

Do Your Art: A Manifesto on Rejecting Apathy to Bring Your Best to the World by Chad R. Allen  

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins

The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry

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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18 Replies to “The Tough Lessons I’ve Learned in My Blogging Journey”

  1. I began freshgracefortoday in 2017, too!!! ❤️ It has been an incredible journey of learning learning and lots more learning! God is so good and has helped walk me through every step of the way and I am blessed!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Donna! Sounds like a great journey! Praying blessings to your blogging and writing ministry!

  2. Good morning, Hadassah.
    I started blogging as a form of expression, but God has transformed my little space into one that I pray will reflect His love. I doubt I will be an “influencer”, but if one person’s heart is encouraged, changed, or drawn to Christ then my words will have mattered.

    Thank you for this encouragement today.

    Blessings,
    Tammy

    1. Thanks so much, Tammy, for sharing your story! This is a great motivation: to change or encourage or draw to Christ at least one person’s heart. Blessings to you!

  3. Thanks for this advice! Blogging is something I’m still learning about. I love to write, but still learning how to craft my writing for this sphere. I know the LORD has called me to be faithful, and learning how to navigate these challenges is part of that journey!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Emily! Yes, blogging is a journey in which we learn how to navigate many challenges and become better in our writing. Blessings to you!

  4. Blogging is not easy. I started my blog a few months after the pandemic started. I did it for fun., but had no idea the amount of work that is involved in blogging or even starting a website. But i have learned a lot on this journey. I am still learning and navigating

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience, Kevin! Yes, you are right – blogging is not easy and there is a big amount of work involved and a lot of learning. But it is also very rewarding!

  5. One of my reasons for starting a blog was to minister in that way. I keep coming back to that when I get concerned about low stats and such. Though I want to reach as many people as possible with God’s truth, I don’t want to write just for numbers. Yet it is a learning curve to try to figure out how to expand one’s outreach.

    1. You are absolutely right, Barbara! Our primary goal is to reach more people with God’s truth and we need to learn how to expand our outreach. Blessings to your blogging ministry!

  6. Blogging is definitely not for the faint of heart, Hadassah! I agree with you, “Blogging has become a holy training ground for experiencing God’s power and help in new, deeper ways.”

  7. Blogging is so much more involved than I ever thought it was, but over the last year and a half, I’ve learned so much! It’s definitely a long haul journey!

  8. Blogging certainly has its challenges but is also worth it if you can get past those hurdles – though there will always be new ones popping up as you go. I really enjoyed seeing your breakdown of lessons learned in your blogging journey

    1. Thanks, Sarah! Yes, you are right – blogging requires constant learning and overcoming new challenges but it is definitely worth it. I am glad that you found the post helpful.

  9. Yes, it’s true, blogging is not easy, but there are valuable lessons to be learned. I always compare blogging to running a marathon rather than a sprint. There are also a lot of pleasant surprises along the way, like making connections with great people such as you. Thanks for the encouragement you’ve given me along my blogging journey!

    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Lisa! I like the comparison of blogging to running a marathon. And yes, making valuable connections along the way is some of the rewards of blogging. 🙂

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