Yes! You and I did it and together we can say “HomeWorth Interiors Blog” is ONE YEAR. Woooppp!
Honestly, I never knew my blog would come this far (I’m sure you perceived that from the tone of my writing) while i wrote my first post on September 4, 2014.
People have different goals for starting a blog; it’s either to make money, improve their writing skill, have a voice out there, promote a business or passion and with different goals comes different expectations and measurement of success. Mine was to promote the business, HomeWorth Interiors
I wouldn’t say i’ve succeeded in the goals i set out for this blog, that would rather amount to blasphemy! I have my highs and lows but I am only excited you could tell, that i made it thus far amidst the stress of a day job, a busy weekend and a family to cater for. I am not here to give tips or any of it’s kind on how i got here but to share lessons i have learnt in this one year of blogging while i work on improving myself, the blog and becoming a brand name:
Blogging is indeed hard work and with hard work comes commitment and tenacity. It doesn’t matter if you have to stay up late in the night or skip an outing to finish a post. Do not forget that a lot of bloggers have families and a day job or studies which has to come first before blogging but hey! you cannot afford to throw in the towel just now! You have to set a goal and work towards achieving it. I would confess that most times, my house affairs as well as my day job suffers just for me to work on a project, write a post and put it out here but I am working on a perfect time management.
Blogging inspires some great posts and projects. If you have never come to a point in your blog life where you run out of things to say or write, just raise your hands! *looking around in awe* Surprisingly blogging inspires you to do some creative and fun things and the next thing you are saying “This will be a great post to share on the blog” Who is with me on this? So as a blogger, i have learnt to embrace every space, project, event, activity or experience, you never know what great blog post that will come out of it and because i love you guys, i’d love to share.
Blogging helps build friendship and what would you do without your blog community? If you really want to get your blog out there, you need to develop some pretty meaningful relationships with bloggers in your niche. Unfortunately we don’t have much of design and decor bloggers in my locality but i am most grateful to fellow bloggers who appreciate my uniqueness (I love you guys). One of my many plans in the coming years will be to incorporate my other interests unto this blog and with that grow my connection and community. Did i mention guest posting (I did one for chizzysignatureblog and the result was priceless). This is another great way of building friendships and growing traffic so I am officially open for guest posts!
Blogging frequently is your way to success. I am not promising that i will blog daily (though i’d love to) but I will blog as frequently as once in a week (LOL). I’d love to do more of decor project posts because i have noticed it generates the highest traffic and comments (we are visual beings aren’t we?) and what exactly will i be
blabbing blogging about if i don’t have pictures to show for it? With that, i will be incorporating more of DIY, home tours and lifestyle series to increase the traffic here.
Blogging is a career if you want to make one out of it. Just because you aren’t making the big bucks or hitting the right endorsement/contract now doesn’t mean you should drop it and find another career. Just like your job, you need to develop your skills, improve on them and keep pushing forward. I am at a time in my life that i am looking at studying blogging like i would study for a course. There is never a dull moment in this sphere! rather there is always a blog to read, a comment to put down and something to share.
Blogging made it all the while fun and here’s to many years of blogging!
Thank you dear readers and clients for making this journey a beautiful one