~Henry David Thoreau
I like to go down memory lane as it reminds me of where the journey of life has taken me.
Sometimes I’ll recall my childhood days. Other times, challenges I conquered. And today, it takes me to my why I started blogging.
Although it was nearly three years ago, I can remember my first days of blogging like it was yesterday.
The excitement of publishing online. The challenge of learning something new. The thrill of having a platform from which I could share. The hope of helping others. The nervousness of wondering how my words would be construed. The anticipation of my first comment. And the dream of where blogging might take me.
I’m reminded I’m not alone.
Many new bloggers go through the same emotions as they embark on the blogging journey.
Although we can’t change the past, nor erase mistakes we made, I do think the knowledge we’ve gained can benefit others who are new to the world of blogging and who may be uncertain as to what to expect.
With that said, today’s lesson is about sharing what we’ve learned and mentoring to those who are new to blogging.
I’ll go first.
Although I realize it’s often our mistakes that can teach us the most, one of the things I learned is, there is no one right way to blog. Our blog is what WE make it and trying to make it a cookie cutter copy of what someone else is doing only takes away from our authenticity.
To a new blogger, I would say, “Follow your heart, be true to yourself, speak from your soul and proudly showcase your individuality”.
Now it’s your turn.
If a new blogger chose you as their mentor and asked for your best blogging advice, what would you tell them?