I recently started blogging again after several years of giving up and having to face my fear of writing. I’m far from being a good writer, nor an expert on blogging and I believe those doubt has always had me second guess myself and asked: “Are you a good enough”? My family and I moved to California late fall, looking for a fresh start and finding a job has been slow for me. I’ve had several months to reflect what I wanted to do, so I decided to give blogging another try. I revamped my blog rbbartistry (which focused more on my professional makeup artistry skills) to “Vogue Observer.” This new blog will focus more on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. So here are the 5 things I’ve learned from blogging so far
1. DON’T BE AFRAID TO WRITE AND GET OVER YOUR FEAR
Just do it! We all can’t be perfect, but we can try.
2. DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS BLOGGERS & NETWORKS
Everyone has their style of writing and creativity. Some have been doing it for years, and others are new. I don’t know about you, but I want to connect with other bloggers and develop relationships and learn from each other. Not all of us are in it for the free stuff. That “free” stuff” does not pay the bills. At the end of the day, whether you are successful or not is up to you.
3. CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO READ MORE BOOKS
Boy! This one is tough for me. I’m not a big fan of reading because I distracted very fast. I’ve challenged myself to read more so that I can better educate myself. My husband loves to read and suggested to that I read at less one book per month. I’m currently reading Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
4. GRAMMARLY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
I love, love Grammarly! I have the app on my iPhone, and it’s installed on my computer. This app is helping me see my spelling and grammar errors for better writing and results.
5. CREATE A CALENDAR & PLAN!
Content! Plan Plan and Plan! Provide quality and quantity material. Do your research, check editorial calendars from a magazine. It will help you get Inspired. Create a post calendar to keep on track.