My dearest friend Lisa over at Stop and Smell the Chocolates has put a lot of time and effort into this series.
She broke it down into bite size pieces for you and you can check it out by clicking on the button above.
We all go through slumps in our blogging so if you are in need of some blogging encouragement, I’d check it out.
There isn’t a whole lot I can add to what she’s already said but here are a few things that I think are important to remember.
1. Don’t compare your blog to another. It’s unhealthy. We are all different and will write different, have different tastes, have different talents etc. You can’t compare apples to oranges. I’ve got news for you. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s okay. Be comfortable in your own skin.
2. Enjoy it. If you don’t enjoy it it will reflect in your writing and people won’t want to read it therefore leading you to discouragement. Blogging isn’t for everyone.
3. Give in order to receive. We all love comments. We are naturally interactive and love hearing feedback. But remember, people are reading even if they don’t comment. I’ve had people out of the blue tell me what a blessing my blog is to them and I’ve never heard from them again, but that one comment meant the world to me. So make sure that you take a little time to leave comments around the blogosphere and be an encouragement to someone because you know how good it feels yourself.
4. The Niche’. I’ve yet to find mine. Yes, after 5 years of blogging I’m still nicheless. I’m a wearer of many hats and you never really know what you’re going to get on my blog and that’s okay. It reflects me and after all, you’re here because of me right? *wink*
Well that’s all I’m going to say on the subject. If you have time and really need some in depth encouragement make sure you check out Lisa’s series and if you yourself have an encouraging post, she is having a link up today. Come join in. The more encouragement the better!
HAVE A LOVELY DAY MY FRIENDS!