Unless you are super popular or amazing so much time and effort goes into blogging! You have to come up with witty titles, make the body of your post appeal to different audiences, set up social media accounts, join blogging groups, advertise your blog, etc. etc. I had no idea so much work goes into building a small business. It’s honestly exhausting and at times frustrating.
I try really hard not to check how many views my post get or how many likes my Instagram photo gets but sometimes you can’t help it. A lot of times my posts do really well and I get a lot of confidence and motivation to do more. But sometimes it doesn’t do as well as I hoped. You put some much though and time into a post that when you get below your average views it is discouraging. So then you analyze what you could have done differently and grow from there.
I consider myself a lifestyle blogger because I don’t do fashion, makeup, religion, or mommy blogging. But I would probably actually label myself as a realist blogger. I just want to share my pictures and experiences with everyone and hope they enjoy it. Some major bloggers just need to post a couple photos with a small quote at the end and they get THOUSANDS of views/likes/comments! And I want that.
I want to be able to build my readers enough where I can do a simple post and I’ve done my duty for the week. But that’s not where I am at and that is okay. Putting so much work and effort into blogging reminds me that this is something I love doing and will continue to do. I need to remember that growing a business is a process and a learning experience and that I probably have more followers than I even realize.
I need to remind myself more that I blog to have a place to look back on and reminisce on all the amazing times I have had over the years. It’s not a popularity contest and I never intended it to be.