At the #jozimeetup Wenchy kept saying how we have know each other for nearly a decade, which means I have been blogging for nearly 10 years which didn’t really seem right but it actually is.
I have been blogging for almost 10 years (ok it is closer to 9 than to 10 but still, it is not less than 9).
It has been one of the only things I have managed to keep doing and keep doing well, without getting bored half way through. Obviously having been doing it for so long means I have learnt some lessons along the way.
- Everyone has a story to tell and there is always someone who will identify. You may think you don’t have anything to say but you do, you have your story. Within your story there are so many stories to tell – you just have to willing to share them.
- I have learnt that my time is valuable.
- There will be always be someone who wants to hear what you have to say.
- Bloggers can be your biggest enemy but they can also be your strongest ally and your closest friend
- I have learnt how to use my voice for good but I have also learnt when to not say anything.
- You have to give more than what you receive, not just to your readers but to your community.
- I have learnt that friendships can be found in the places you least expected.
- Whether you do it for the fame and fortune, you still need to do it because you love it.
- I have learnt that there are no free lunches but that sometimes the price you pay is so worth it.
- I have learnt that my community and relationships I have developed are more important that my page views.
What lessons has blogging taught you?