Tuesday, 9 February 2016

4 Little Reminders To Make You Feel Better About Your Blog

In todays day and age everything tends to be about numbers. A lot of importance is placed on the number of likes, followers, subscribers, comments and views you have and this has become the way in which we measure success for blogs or youtube channels among others. You, like me may have a very small blog and might find the small numbers discouraging.You might wonder why you bother to blog at all if not many people are reading your posts or commenting on them. This thing is, numbers don't have to be the thing that defines your blogs success. Here are a few little things you can remind or ask yourself she the numbers get discouraging and you need another way to view you blog.

Why did you create your Blog? 

I don't know about you but I didn't create my blog for the sole purpose of getting attention. I created my blog as away for me to keep writing and a place for me to be creative during my gap years. Sure it's great when a post gets lots of attention, but that isn't  the driving factor behind my blog. Reminding myself of this always boosts my motivation and honestly makes me feel happier about my blog. 

Every number is actually a person! 

What? Crazy, I know! But it's true, every number represents a person and they might not write a comment but that doesn't mean your post didn't affect that person. For all you know, what you wrote may have been exactly what they wanted or needed to hear, or maybe they just really enjoyed it. I know I've read lots of posts that I enjoyed or found useful and I didn't leave a comment. So for me, even if a post of mine only reaches one person than that's still pretty cool. A couple of months go I did a post on awareness for modern day slavery and I only got one comment. But that still made me really excited because that one person said she was going to look into it more. If my post only bought awareness to one person, than that's pretty amazing! 

Is blogging still fun?

Blogging may not be your passion, hell you might not even love it. But do you enjoy it? Or has belonging become a chore? If it has become a chore, is there a way you can make it fun again? And if you still enjoy it, remind yourself of all the little reasons why. It's crazy how much a positive outlook can change and the excitement it can bring. Being positive is a choice and focusing on the things that make blogging fun will only grow your appreciating for blogging and for your own little blog. 

Your not the only small blog!

Do you generally read only really successful blogs with thousands of followers who get dozens of comments on the reg? Well stop it. I don't mean stop reading those blogs. They obviously have great content and the people or person behind it probably worked ridiculously hard to get where they are. But what I'm staying is, broaden your blogosphere. Find smaller blogs who you can encourage and who can encourage you in return. Give your fellow struggling bloggers the support you would like in return. Plus it's always oddly satisfying to remember that not every blog has thousands of followers. Remember, everyone has a starting point and that's okay. 

Hope this post has helped you, I had loads of fun writing it! If you have any questions about me or my blog, leave a comment below and I will reply asap! 
Love, Rach xx

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