I decided to start a blog after a point in my life where I didn’t have any hobbies/activities in my life that I enjoyed doing. I was in desperate need of a creative outlet, and I believed that I could find it with blogging. But let’s be honest, even though this started as a hobby for me, I still wanted people to visit my blog and be “successful.” I know that things take time, but it’s hard not to compare yourself to others. When you see some bloggers getting thousands of views in their first month, it can become difficult to trust in the process. I’m going to share with you what keeps me motivated as a new blogger.
How to Stay Motivated As a New Blogger
Make small, Realistic Goals
I started with very few goals in my first month, and the ones I had was very unrealistic. I decided to change them to smaller, more obtainable goals. It allowed me to celebrate small achievements instead of waiting to achieve one large goal. And if I don’t meet the goals for that month, I move them to the following month and develop steps to help me reach them.
Don’t Over-educate yourself
I’ve read so many different blog posts and e-courses that the information started to become scrambled in my brain. I was taking so much advice and trying them all at once and not understanding why it wasn’t working. Doing and trying so many different things that I realized that I wasn’t giving my all on anything. I was too divided and too confused.
Find people that understand what you’re going through
A lot of new bloggers get their motivation and inspiration from large, successful bloggers. However, I’ve found it best to connect with smaller, newly starting bloggers. Its because you both are going through similar trials and tribulations at the same time. Having someone that you can share your achievements and failures with and having them understand is fantastic in itself.
Keep track of your blog.
Remembering where you came from is the ultimate motivator. Keeping track of each step allows you to revisit the past and say “wow I did it.”
Remember to give it your all, but don’t lose your passion. Don’t forget the thing that initially made you start your blog. Once the fun is gone, it will be harder to find anything to motivate you to continue.