19 May, 2011
Things I've Learned after 3 years of Blogging
When I decided to start a blog back in 2008, for those who can remember my very first personal blog Field of Dreams, I had no idea what I was getting into. I didn’t know much about blogging for one thing. My intention was to include updates on what was going on in my life, talk about my recent travels, my latest adventures and whatever else was going on at the time. I've learned a few things since then.
Some people might be interested in what you have to say – This was the most surprising realization for me. I knew my friends and family would be interested, but, I remember my first comment from someone I didn’t know. I remember that the dots started connecting in my head and I began to realize the potential of blogging.
There are a lot of INSPIRING PEOPLE out there – Since starting my own blog, I have also been reading many other blogs and finding some amazing inspiration as a result. Everyday day there are new articles written, and whatever inspiration you need, you can find it. Inspiration on career, health, technology, travel, art, lifestyle, there really is so much content out there. If you are struggling in any area of your life, a great place to start your search for answers can be blogs.
There is a lot of SHIT out there – There are so many blogs out there that claim to have the best advice, the perfect list to happiness, to a perfect career, relationship, travel itinerary, whatever. It gets overwhelming. Do not take these articles too seriously, many people are doing this as a hobby… like myself.
I love to connect and keep a conversation going – I’m going to continue to enjoy blogging, reflecting, keeping my friends and family informed. I’m going to try to blog once a week or more, but I’m not conforming to any schedule. I’m going to blog when I can. I’m going to blog about what I want. I’m going to blog when I think I have a good idea for a post. Don’t worry, this does not mean I will not take your suggestions and comments to heart. I’m not going to ignore anyone. I really want to know what people have to say, and what they want to hear more of.
It’s Fun – There is a revelation. I’m really having fun blogging. I was really self conscious about it at first. Blogging is all about putting yourself out there, and it can be scary. Even now, I share my blog posts on facebook or tweet them (almost everyday). As you begin to put yourself out there more, it gets easier, and becomes fun. You also meet really great people, just look at my Followers/Top Readers (you know who you are). Although not many, that just further shows what kind of people they are. They have been super supportive from the beginning, just start looking back at past posts to see how nice these people are, and how they are always offering their comments and support. They are super talented people (You guys have no idea how much I appreciate your comments, thank you!). Special mention to my Top Commentors who won my Free .com Domain namely Bino of Damuhan and Rommel of One Acre of Diamond.
So thats my recap after the 3 years. I hope you enjoyed reading along. I would love to hear from you. What you have learned since you started blogging? Did you agree with a lot of my realizations? Lets hear it…