Well, hello! Since we are still in the beginning of new year and I still have that “NEW YEAR” mood, I have noticed something was wrong. What I did in December 2016 was all a mistake..well not all.. So here is what went wrong. So, I started this blog on December 2016 and was hoping something good will come out of it. Yes… You know what I mean — I can provide income from blogging.
This, my friend, is not a mistake. We all want to have a job that can help us while we are staying at home.
Like me for example. I am a housewife and since I don’t have much to do except doing house cleaning and provide my man what he needs (food and stuff), I decided to do blogging. This really helps me overcome my depression. Oh, another topic for my blog again.
So, is it a mistake? Nope. I don’t regret I started to do blogging. In fact this was the best decision I ever made. My dream’s come true, ever since I tried to do corporate job. I always think, that was not my “thing”. What I want is a job that I love to do, for example taking good pictures, write some words from my mind, and helping others. So, if I can sum it all, it means BLOGGING! So here I am, sharing my thoughts on why I shouldn’t try so hard to monetize my blog.
These past few weeks were HELL for me.
Lesson 1 : Don’t be a JACK OF ALL TRADES
Some may say that I can do everything and I don’t feel stressed out of it. For me, nope. A big NO NO..I became an ANTI-SOCIAL ROBOT who have a new boyfriend that I will look at it the whole freaking day. LOL. Call me overstated but that is literally what had happened. I tried so hard to look for this and that, then applied it on my website and tried to find better plugins, try to find better widgets. Until I felt my eyes wanting to pop out. This is, my friend, what I call a mistake. I should not have been a Jack of All Trades. I should have enjoyed my journey in making this blog. Okay, Let’s say that it was better if I had avoided this mistake and tried differently. But it’s life..we all will make mistakes and will try to become better again. That is what makes the journey exciting!
Lesson 2 : Don’t be ANTI SOCIAL
Like I said before, I become an ANTI-SOCIAL ROBOT. Less talk with my hubby, less cleaning the house, less loving myself. This is so wrong, my friend. Again, we have to prioritize for this. What is your priority? Your life? Your family? or your blog? Set your priorities straight and you will thank me. For me, my priorities are my life and my family. So, you wanna know what I did? I take care of my life first in the morning and then, I sit down and start blogging around noon. And I never felt more balanced in my life than now! So, set your priorities straight and you will thank me because your day will be more productive than ever!
Lesson 3 : Stop stuffing yourself with IDEAS that will overwhelm you
Let’s get real here — I think everyone’s been there. We try to find strategies for our blog to be seen out there. But again, do not set high goals and try to overwhelm yourself. This is what exactly happened to me. Fact is my blog was only 5 weeks old and I was already overwhelmed with some stuff that actually can be added along the way. And the content that I had was not a lot. This is where was my mistake. I should have prepared around minimum 25 posts before the blog was released. This is, my friend, a very important point. Your content is the soul of your blog. People won’t stay long in your blog if you only have little content. They won’t search around because for them, the blog is still new and nothing was gained out of it. Again, plan your blog before and write good content. This definitely will make people come stop by again and again to see what’s new on your blog.
These were all my mistakes from these past 5 weeks and I hope that you guys can learn from them. Don’t let your blog suck all of your time. Make a balance with your life and you will enjoy your journey of life more than ever!