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December 18, 2011

5 Blogging Lessons I’ve Had to Learn

5 Blogging Lessons I've Had to Learn

I’ve learned a heck of a lot since I started blogging five years ago. I’m counting on learning a lot more as this dream continues but in the mean time, here are 5 blogging lessons I’d like to pass on.

  1. Not everyone is going to like you or what you are doing. It’s pretty hard to let that go at first (especially when I got my first negative comment) but it gets easier with time.
  2. Trying to please the people that don’t like you will only lead to more unhappiness. If you change your direction and content to please others, rather than yourself, blogging/vlogging won’t be fun anymore and you may quit.
  3. You are going to lose some followers/subscriptions along the way until you find your ideal audience. People come and go for a lot of reasons. Often it is (in my opinion) because you hadn’t found your “voice” yet when they subscribed, so when your content changed they didn’t see what they liked anymore. Don’t stress about it! The right people will come along.
  4. Everyone grows at a different pace. Just because another blogger/vlogger started the same month as you but has double the subscribers that doesn’t mean she/he is better then you. This was the hardest lesson for me to learn (I’m still kind of struggling with it). It is really hard to stop comparing yourself to others. Just consider that even if they grew faster, that doesn’t mean you won’t catch up. Sometimes they happen to have a viral hit and other times it is because they are generally considered gorgeous. I’m sad to say it but sometimes looks is a factor. Also, you could not be marketing yourself as well as you could be. There is too much to consider so I try not to think about it that way.
  5. It isn’t about the numbers. The number of subscribers you have should not be your first thought. Rather, are you enjoying yourself? Are you proud of your content? If both are a yes, then you can think about your ratings. Professionally, numbers are important; however, your first concern should be the content. If not, what is the point?

What is your number one blogging tip?

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5 Comments

  • Chloe

    I knew I was going to like this post when I saw it in my bloglovin feed! You rock girl! I think the tips you mentioned here are the most important ones! The most important being if you are creating work YOU are proud of! Great list, and btw you are gorgeous! ;) Keep on making your Mark! ;)

    December 18, 2011 at 7:03 pm Reply
  • Silvie Pink

    I wanted to see that post from the moment I checked my fb from my cell!!! So helpful advices from someone that really knows!! :)

    December 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Kelsey

    Thanks so much! I really appreciate that.

    December 19, 2011 at 5:30 pm Reply
  • Rebecca Kelsey

    Thanks Chloe! That is really sweet of you. I'm so much happier now that I am focusing on work that I want to do and not what others expect from me =)

    December 19, 2011 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Chloe

    Its your dream, and your true voice will be heard by true people who appreciate it, and that is the most important!

    December 20, 2011 at 7:28 am Reply
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