4 Important Lessons From a Year of Blogging

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Carla Tensuan

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The blogosphere has become a place for people passionate about what they do to share their expertise and insights with the world. Over the past year, I’ve gotten the chance to explore this passion for writing. Through trial and error, reading countless articles, and having great support from friends and family, I’ve learned much about blogging this past year. Here are four critical lessons from blogging for my website.

Lesson 1: Blogging takes discipline

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Having a blog is not as easy as it sounds. You need to maintain a consistent writing schedule so you don’t burn out. You need to be flexible and open to change to avoid getting stuck in a rut.

I’ve learned that if you take blogging too lightly, you will quickly discover that it is not lucrative. You need to have discipline and time to become better. The more you write blog content, the better you will get at it. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect.

Lesson 2: Be inspired by everything

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The best content ideas don’t come from within you but from anywhere and everywhere. While sitting at your computer, there is plenty of inspiration out there. You don’t have to find something profound to write about—the simplest things can inspire blog posts.

When I started this blog, it was easy to think of topics. But as the months went by, I was running out of ideas. This meant I had to get creative with what I could blog about. I asked friends and family for suggestions; I used blog topic generators; I wrote down ideas as they came along.

Lesson 3: Pay attention to details

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When blogging, you must focus on a certain level of detail in your posts. How does the blog post sound to your readers? Have you written a meta description for search engine optimization? Have you formatted your blog post to make it easier for search engines to find your content?

Skipping small but essential details can easily lead to losing readers and gaining a bad reputation. Remember: minor details can make a difference.

Lesson 4: Blogging is a journey

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The path to blogging success is winding; no one approach will help you become a better blogger overnight. Blogging is not a quick fix—it’s a journey where you will make mistakes and discover new things every day.

It takes months or even years to reap the results of your blogging, so the best thing you can do is to enjoy the ride.

Final words

The blogging world is a thriving community of people who love to write. It’s a great place to share your knowledge and experience. While blogging can be much work, it offers an exciting opportunity to find your voice. With dedication and effort, you can make a name for yourself as a blogger. When you start blogging, keep these lessons in mind.

About the author

Carla Tensuan is a freelance writer, editor, and communications specialist. She specializes in crafting creative copy, blog content, and press releases. She enjoys listening to podcasts, reading books, and practicing yoga in her free time. She lives with her husband in Manila, Philippines.