STRUGGLES OF A BLOGGER

It’s not easy as I originally thought. Honestly, my original purpose of creating a blog page is for me to have a platform where I can share my sentiments to. My intention then was to post about my personal struggles. However, I realized that it’ll be too negative when what I want is a positive vibe so I shifted to writing other/random things that interests me. I used to write as well way back on College so I really thought it’ll be easy-peasy.

 

Boy, I was so wrong. You have to invest time, energy, creativity, ideas, etc…to make a good blog. You can’t just type away on the keyboard and expect traffic (unless you’re really really good, maybe). I’m guilty of doing this. I wrote what immediately comes to mind most of the time.

 

I now realize you have to prepare everything before you post. You have to think it through. Write your content, take photos, edit them. You have to make sure that whatever you’re posting, it’s useful, positive, and significant.

 

During my free time at work (which is just a few hours), I read other blogs. I check how they create their posts, pages, and that’s where I saw the difference: they’ve given theirs time. They truly invested on their blogs and pages.

 

What causes this struggle for me is the lack of internet. I have no Wi-Fi at home. I’m only able to post when I’m at work (thank God WP is not blocked). Because of that, I didn’t feel the need to take photos because I won’t be able to post them anyways.

 

It’s refreshing (and envious) to see a good-looking page and posts. You guys inspire me! I plan on investing on a reliable internet connection (if there’s such a thing in the Philippines) and a laptop so I can post at home and edit photos as well.

 

Another struggle is the lack of ideas. I’m not a creative person so at times, I have nothing to post about. One thing that helped me on this aspect is again, visiting other blog pages. See what others write about. You may get an idea what to add on yours.

 

I’m also struggling with traffic. Not the typical traffic along EDSA which is always a struggle for commuters (kaway kaway sa kapwa ko Pinoy!) but the traffic for my blog page. It’s tremendously difficult to get people read your blog. Especially for me. Believe it or not, I’m shy about me blogging. None of my friends know that I blog. That I have a blog page. And that I’m shifting paradigm. I’m not confident with my work – yet. But I do appreciate kind words from other bloggers. They make me feel good about what I’ve written and they encourage me to share more. I’m very grateful to the first person who has believed in me and appreciated my blog enough to ask me to guest post on his page – Mohamad Al Karbi. THANK YOU! I can’t thank you enough. The opportunity you’ve given me is very much appreciated. The attention I have received on my post on your page is crazy. I also appreciate the comments left by my fellow bloggers on that post. The Philippines is really a beautiful country and we have beautiful people.

I hope, now that more people know that I exist (in the blogging world), I’d be able to touch more lives as I move along. I’d like to share ideas, positivity, and happiness to anyone who needs it. We all do. Sometimes, we just need someone to help us see it. I hope to be that someone.

❤ ❤ ❤

Thanks!

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10 thoughts on “STRUGGLES OF A BLOGGER

  1. Great post, yes we should leave a positive print while posting. particularly, beautiful stuff need to be posted not only just typing and throw away in blogging world. There are a lot of people who looking for gaining likes. respectively, I call them ” likes gainers” . In brief, we have to focus on benefits while creating such simple post either short or long post. Thanks for sharing, you have such great views 🙂

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  2. Investing in quality is something that definitely takes a great deal of time, but it’s worth it. Traffic doesn’t grow out of the blue (unless one’s really talented) and certain engines help out with it, like Google Analytics. It helps you with a lot of stuff, such as checking what hours of the day/days of the week your website gets more views. It’s really worth it. To aid me during blog posts blanks, I keep a blog post ideas list.

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      • Don’t worry. It’s an important tool, but I’m still trying to figure it out. I think it’s only available for self-hosted websites. As for my blog posts ideas list, it has become easier to have ideas after a chose my niches. I talk about women and mental health, so I’ve narrowed down the possibilities. This week I’m attempting to write only feminism and I’m writing ideas as they go. Some people prefer to jot down all the ideas as soon as another month starts. Maybe I’ll do that too. Hope I’ve helped and sorry for the long comment.

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      • It’s okay! And I appreciate your tips 🙂 I tried that but I really had so many ideas that I can’t just pick one topic to discuss. Hence, I came up with my tagline ‘Anything under the sun’ :’) I also add a few topics as I go along, as long as it’s something that interests me ❤

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  3. I totally get your struggles! Sometimes I’m full with ideas and then I don’t know where to start from! But I can assure you that you are doing great! x

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