Wow. What a year 2018 has been! I cannot believe that I have had my blog for just over 4 months now… That is absolutely crazy! 😂 Already, I feel a tiny bit wiser as I know the basics of blogging, and WordPress – before I created my blog back in August, I had no clue of the online world that is WordPress – and I have been amazed at what I’ve found! There are so many lovely blogs out there, and it is crazy that so many people have no idea about our blogs & this online world!
I don’t think that I’d call myself a blogger yet, though. Although blogging is one of my passions now, I sometimes have to pinch myself to remind me that Autumn’s Angle exists. It’s kind of weird, and secretive too, in the real world. I haven’t told any of my friends about my blog, and I think this will always be the case, as it allows me to be a lot more honest & saves me worrying about what they’ll think. (Also, it allows me to write posts about them when things aren’t going so great, which is a bit of a relief, I’ll admit! 😬 Sorry guys…)
This does mean that so few people around me know that I am a blogger though! Sometimes, I find this hard, almost, as if you hit a certain milestone, you can’t necessarily talk about it, or discuss it. I don’t think that if you looked at me, you’d think I was a blogger; but then again, if I looked any random person in the world around me, I’d probably never think to myself ‘they look like they have a blog’. Who knows who has a blog and who doesn’t!
What I’m trying to say is that any type of person can have their own blog, you can’t pinpoint a type of person as the ‘normal’ person to have a blog. I guess that’s one of the things I like about blogging, there are so many different styles of blogs out there, and so much VARIETY. 😊 Variety is key.
Another thing that blogging has taught me is that if I put my mind towards something, then anything is possible. I mean, I never thought I would get near to 100 followers, although here I am, with about 96 or so followers (if you’re new around here, then welcome! ✨). My family didn’t necessarily believe I’d get so many followers as well, and every time another person likes my blog enough to give me a follow, it’s a big success for me. I’m trying to get to 100 followers by the end of the year (only 11 days to go – no pressure, hey!😂), so please do hit the follow button if you’re not already following! (Thank youuuu, and so sorry for the self-publicity! *hmm… is that what it’s called? Never mind, you know what I mean…*)
I’ve truly thrown myself into blogging, and look where I am now! It’s crazy (or at least to me, it is!), but it has taught me a lot. If you’re scared to try something, then go for it. Don’t hold yourself back, don’t think too much, just have a go. You never know where it’ll take you.
One of the most important things I’ve realised is that blogging takes a LOT of hard work. It’s not something you can just do overnight et voila, your blog’s a success. You have to put lots of hours of hard work, thought & effort into it, to get your blog how you want it to be perceived. It’s mainly a lot of fun, but I’m not gonna lie, it takes time! (It is very rewarding too, don’t get me wrong! 🎉). When I first started, I thought that I’d be able to write a post in 20 minutes. Wrong! It takes me about 30mins to an hour to write a post, and then another 10 or so mins to properly edit it & make it as best as I can! But I love it, hence why I’m here!
I love writing! Yep, the last one’s as simple as that! I truly have found a passion to write posts, letters & other pieces: it’s always been there, but blogging has definitely helped me to realise it! It’s made me want to maybe even pursue a career in writing or in that kind-of area in the future, as I’ve realised that you’ve got to do a job you love when you’re older.
So, those are my top ‘things’, if you like, that blogging has taught me. I think I’ve definitely changed as a person a little bit, it’s made me a little more self-motivated (although I can still definitely work on this 😂 – can’t we all?!) and I think I have definitely found myself a hobby for many years to come, after lacking one for a few years!
I hope you enjoyed this post (and I hope it wasn’t too much of a bore!), it was really useful to write & help me reflect on my blogging journey so far!
What has blogging taught you? What lessons have you learnt through blogging? What has surprised you about blogging? Do you think I can reach 100 followers by the end of the year?
Last, but by no means least, I would like to say the biggest THANK YOU to you all! To you, who’s reading this post! You guys are the best thing about blogging, the people that you meet over the whole of the world is incredible & what inspires me to post more!