It’s been seven years. Seven years since the PJV crawled out of my brain and exposed itself all over the internet. Seven years since I had one review and the only person that followed me was my mother. This has been quite a journey.
I had thought to post originally about 7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Blogging, but as I began to write the article I realized I didn’t have 7 things. In fact, I didn’t regret very much about blogging, even though blogging has changed my life—and sometimes not in a positive way. But, all of those changes have led me here. I love blogging…and wouldn’t change a thing.
Here are 7 Things I Learned from 7 years of Blogging
It taught me to write on a schedule. I always wanted to be a writer, even though I didn’t admit it to anyone in the blogging community. Blogging taught me to write on a schedule and have a timeline. I think without blogging I wouldn’t have tried to publish.
Blogging taught me that things change. Roll with it. My blogging endeavor has changed my life drastically. I’ve gone from corporate drone to work-from-home freelance, to author. Blogging has taught me that you need a plan, but you also need to be able to change that plan.
Blogging has taught me confidence. Confidence in my opinion, to back up my opinion with solid evidence and how to speak my mind without backing down. I’ve learned that once I put it out there, I can’t take it back – so it’s challenged me to be ready to stand behind them.
Doing what I love, doesn’t seem like hard work, but it is. I can work hours and hours and come out of that madness a little sweaty but all kinds of satisfied. I like what I do, it’s hard, but it’s rewarding.