Ok so I am a brand new blogger.. Approximately 1 month in..I started with a plan (Haha who am I kidding, a plan?) I seriously have no idea of what I’m doing! I am proud to say my vocabulary has increased with words like SEO, Affiliate Marketing, Tags, URL, and so much more! It feels like I’m trying to learn a foreign language.
My head is spinning with all the things I should do. I keep looking for an instruction manual for success. Just when I think I may understand this new world I stumbled across a post stating ” 10 mistakes of blogging” Panic then strikes me as I think OMG have I been pouring all my valuable time to find out I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time??? Is that why my traffic is slow, and pathetic.
I notice I have found myself crazed with the idea of success in this new blogging world. I am obsessed with checking my “Stats” 4-5 x a day..To find out that my followers, views, and likes did not budged much at all! 😥 Does anyone else do this or am just nuts?? Patience is the common thread, I keep ready that word! In this world of instant gratification this is hard for me.
Last night I actually had a plan. I sat down with my laptop and a list of suggested ideas from the experts, and those who post things like” 10 easy steps to go viral and attract a billion followers”, and went to work. All of a sudden it was 11:30 pm! Where did the time go? This really can suck up a lot of your time, especially if you are like me, with no technical skill in my body. (I have to ask my kids how to turn the TV on.) I also have to stop and google every term because I don’t know what it means or what it does and if its right for ME? The stress starts to set and all of sudden that 1 glass of wine has turn in to 3!
I then go to bed and dream about having that one awesome post that people flood too and I magically gain 10000 plus followers and money is raining down on me!! haha I actually listen to a podcast promising this type of success. I am obviously doing it wrong ! So I proceed to wake up get ready to go to my real job as I feel deflated, frustrated and disappointed. It’s like a toxic relationship. What do I do now? Well I pick myself up, dust away the negative thoughts and forge on down this path. I will continue learning, posting, tagging, pining, liking, following, and all those other suggestions out there. I will work on “Patience” but in the mean time If anyone out there has any ideas or “magic pill”….. please share! 😊