Lessons from 100 posts

Lessons from 100 posts

Introduction to lessons learned from writing 100 blog posts

This blog has finally reached 100 blog posts. It has been a long and challenging road. And to be honest, I felt like giving up so many times. Blogging is not easy. There are so many challenges, that it’s very easy to throw in the towel. But I stuck it out and it is a small win. 

Everybody’s journey is different and yes I would’ve liked to have grown more than I did, but this is where we’re at right now. And every small win is a victory. So, we are celebrating writing 100 blog posts. 

Here are some lessons I learned from writing 100 blog posts.

1. Making money blogging is not easy

I blame the pro bloggers who make it looks so easy.  So bloggers are so good at what they do that they make others think that starting a blog is easy. It is definitely not easy. Blogging is arguably one of the hardest ways to make money online. Especially in 2022 and beyond.

2. Trial and error is key

You won’t know what works unless you try and try again. That is how successful blogs are born. Through trial and error. You try different things until something works.

3. Every blog grows at its own rate

No two blogs are the same. Each one will grow at its own pace. Stop the comparing game and focus on growing your own.

4. Celebrate small wins

Celebrate every milestone that you reach. Every little win is an achievement. If you don’t praise yourself then no one will. Only you know how much work it takes, so celebrate yourself. It encourages you to keep going and try harder.

5. Overthinking keeps you stuck

I remember in the beginner stages of my blog. I used to overthink everything. The smallest detail of my blog would take way longer than needed just because I couldn’t decide. Just make a choice, even if it’s the wrong one. It is better to make a mistake than not try at all.

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6. Remember why you started blogging 

Your why is super important. It will keep you going when you want to give up. Never forget your why. Why did you start blogging? Keep that at the forefront of your mind when you think about quitting.

7. Worrying about what people think is a waste of time

I use to worry about putting myself out there. Scared of what people would think. But the thing is nobody cares about me. Everybody is too busy thinking about themselves and their lives. What’s most important is what you care about. If you love what you do then who cares what others think right?

8.No two blogs are the same

This is why it’s not good to compare. No two blogs are the same, just like no two people are. Not all things work for all blogs. Do what works for you and your blog. And focus on that. It does us no favors by focusing on other people’s blog growth.

9. Blogging creates better readers and writers 

By blogging you will automatically become a better reader and writer. The more you write the better writer you become.

Lessons learned from writing 100 blog posts

10. Your blog will pivot with time

Your blog will evolve with time. The topic you start with may not be what you will be known for in the future. We grow and evolve and so will your blog. It may even change multiple times and that’s ok.

11. You make a lot of mistakes 

You will embarrass yourself and you will make a lot of mistakes. Mistakes are a part of the growing process. No one is born knowing how to do things. We all have to learn them. And that means that will do things wrong. That’s how we learn.

12. You have to be courageous and take risks

Life is all about taking risks. Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. If you don’t life will pass you by. You need to have the courage to take on situations that makes you uncomfortable because it’s there where you find your courage.

13. Perseverance and discipline are key

Without perseverance and discipline, you can do nothing. Motivation will only get you so far. When life gets hard, and it will, you will need to be disciplined and persevere through the storms. Luckily it’s something that can be developed. The harder life hits us the more we persevere and become disciplined.

14. Blogging will develop you

Blogging will help you get to know yourself. It s something that not many people know. And that alone sets you apart from the rest. You are different. You don’t think like the majority of people. And you have no choice but to develop yourself. Especially with all the challenges blogging brings.

Lessons frm 100 posts
Lessons from 100 blog posts

15. Blogging can be lonely 

Working behind a computer at home all day is lonely. Get used to it. But there are ways that you can get around it. Change your working environment now and then. Work at a coffee shop where there are people around. Interact and connect with people in your field. 

16. If you don’t quit success will come

As long as you enjoy the process success will come. If you quit when it gets hard you will fail. But as long as you are trying then you are guaranteed to succeed at whatever you do.

17. You learn constantly 

Learning new things is inevitable. You have to learn constantly. If you not learning, you are dying. With technology moving at such a rapid pace, you have to keep up if you want to have a successful blogging business.

18. Writers’ block is normal

You will get writer’s block. It is normal and inevitable. Lack of motivation is also part of the package. That is why you need to be disciplined. Motivation comes and goes. But when you have discipline you will always achieve your goals.

Conclusion to lessons learned from 100 blog posts

Writing isn’t always fun. Especially when you have zero motivation. But as a blogger, you have to do it. Take some time off if you have to. But get back on the horse as soon as you can.

Try to write as much as you can. You will grow and become a much better writer. Making your job as a content creator easier.

There’s a lot I learned from writing 100 blog posts. It wasn’t easy getting to this point. I felt stuck so many times and felt like I couldn’t write one more blog post. But I got through it and made it. I’m proud of myself and celebrate this little win. I still have a long way to go but that does not mean that I can enjoy this moment.