7. Not everyone is going to LOVE your blog…that’s okay, sister!
Not everyone is going to love you. Huh?!! This is kind of embarrassing but I would totally get my feelings hurt if I saw that my followers on Instagram went down after a certain post. It would discourage me and I would wonder if anyone benefited from my blog. This is ridiculous and I spent negative energy worrying about something that I could have turned to positive energy and focused on doing something to grow my blog and just be HAPPY. If someone unfollows me it’s probably because they don’t really care about getting a good deal so they are doing me a favor because they’re not my audience. Why would I want someone around that doesn’t want to be around? I don’t! We all want readers who are interested in what we have to say. You don’t love every single blog out there, do you? Well, neither does everyone else! We all have niche and we want those people around that will support that.
There are SO many things you can be doing to grow your blog. Learn SEO, start a newsletter, post to Pinterest more, and the list goes on and on. Focus on a couple things that will make a big difference for your blog. You can’t do it all. Narrow in a new things and really put your effort into those things. If you don’t see growth and result, reevaluate what you are focusing on. Don’t get overwhelmed because this person is doing and it’s really working for her, but this other person is doing this and it’s really working for her and so on and so forth. You can’t do EVERYTHING that everyone else is doing to grow so pick a few things and narrow in. Don’t continuously look at how many new followers you have, and how many page views you have. Who wants to live like that?! Look every now and then to hopefully see growth, but don’t get obsessed with it. If all you’re focusing on are your numbers, I promise you won’t be happy. Focus your energies on improving your blog.
Keep learning and growing! You need to be open to the fact that trying new things might sometimes fail but also might sometimes make all the difference. Don’t get discouraged…nothing that was ever worth it was ever easy.
I hope these help you to either keep going if you already have a blog, or know some pitfalls to avoid if you are thinking about starting a blog. I am always open to answering questions that you have, so feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below. Keep shining!!