When I started blogging I assumed that there were certain things that I either didn’t need to do or couldn’t do because my site was new. Through experiences and courses from my blogging mentor I know that The Quirk Life could’ve been successful much sooner. We live and we learn, right? One beautiful thing about the blogging world is that there are several ways that you can succeed in it. So if you’re thinking that you have to wait until you get a ton of experience before you can hit certain milestones with your blog, I’m here to encourage you to get started – TODAY. Here are 6 things that you need to do within 6 months of launching your blog.
If you’re a blogger or aspiring to become one, you might have a particular glory day in mind. It’s that moment when you walk out of your day job, free to focus on your blog full time because it’s bringing in enough money to support your lifestyle. Ah, a glorious day indeed!
A lot of bloggers have this dream. It looks like a glamorous life. Publishing blog posts, meeting up with other bloggers for lunch, traveling, having thousands of followers and hosting webinars. When you post a pic of your dog on IG it gets 10K likes – that’s big time influencer status right there!
Are you there yet? If not, let’s raise out hands in unison. Let me be clear, it is possible to be a full time blogger without the dramatics above. And I fully understand that not everyone wants to be a full time blogger. Until you get to full time status, however, you’re likely juggling running your blog while working a day job. It’s a hard fact that good blogging requires a lot of your time. To run a blog while working another gig takes much discipline. Here are some tips to help you with the juggling act.
Lately I’ve been getting questions from people who are interested in starting a blog. Woo hoo! Of course I’m totally supportive of anyone who wants to do this because – hello, I’m a blogger! Realistically though, blogging isn’t for everyone. You may start out with great intentions and then lose that wind beneath your wings if you’re not really passionate about doing this. If you are, you can find the 5 things you need to lay your blogging foundation here. To go along with that download, here are 5 questions you’ll need to answer before launching a blog.
The Quirk Life is one year old. Wow!
I remember when I started thinking about doing this. I needed my own platform. I’d written for businesses and magazines but the process was starting to exhaust me. I always had so much to share but was boxed into a certain writing style or topic when writing for other people. I’d had enough.
Lately I’ve gotten a lot of questions from people who want to start a blog. You have an idea, but what’s next? There’s so much information online that it can be difficult to filter through exactly what you need. I considered blogging for about a year before I actually faced the fear and just got it done. A lot of good opportunities have come to me since doing so!
Along the way I found out that no one can tell me exactly how to run my blog. But today I want to share some tips that would work for anyone in the beginning phases of blogging. Heads up, #2 comes in handy when life is just super crazy and you can’t think of what to post!
I have to thank you again and again for letting me touch your life through this little blog. It’s great to be able to connect with so many people and businesses from all over.
However, today is about you! I’ve been getting questions about a few different topics and I’m working on blog posts to answer them. In the meantime I want to encourage you to keep sending questions. It can be about anything. If I have an answer you’ll get it!
I mentioned before that this blog isn’t all about me. You play an important role and this is a community. Feel free to drop questions in the comments below or email me.
Until next time…
The Quirk Life’s first post of the year! I can’t believe I’m doing this – reflecting on 2015. Wow. I’ve learned a lot and been through quite a bit in my personal life. You have to take the bad with the good. One of my highlights was launching The Quirk Life. I toyed around with the idea of blogging for awhile. In the end, I feel like I waited too long, but still released at the right time. Think about it.