A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today*
I remember the days before I started blogging like it was yesterday.
It’s been a wonderful journey; one I’m thrilled I took.
Before I started blogging I didn’t know what to expect. I remember reading the blogs of Darren Rowse (Problogger) and Steve Pavlina and in their posts I found how it had taken them approximately two years to become “successful”.
I saw what they had done with their blogs and remember asking myself if I was willing to devote two years to this hobby.
My answer was “yes”.
In fact, I thought to myself, “Two years from now I don’t want to look back and regret I hadn’t started.”.
Anyone who’s been blogging for any length of time knows blogging isn’t easy. There’s lots to learn, not only about our blogging platform of choice, but also how to get our blog found, how to decipher our stats, how to get more comments, how to build our online footprint plus lots more.
Some will throw in the towel after realizing it too much work, whereas others stick with it and use their blog to build an empire of sorts.
What I’ve seen in the last five years are bloggers who have gone on to become published authors, freelance writers, coaches, public speakers, entrepreneurs, blogging teachers and authority figures in their niche.
Five years of blogging taught me, a blog becomes what we want it to be and oftentimes it’s a stepping stone to a dream.
When you started blogging, were you aware of the opportunities attached to blogging?
Where has blogging taken you?
Care to share?
Photo credit: mshades
*Quote by Karen Lamb , which has become my motto for 2012. 8)