It is over one month since I started my blog and my goodness what a month! I am currently in bed poorly as I write this, but I thought that would be a good time to reflect on my blog journey so far.
It has been a bit of an up and down month. I think anyone that writes a blog will find that there are days when you’re filled with positivity and feel as though creating this blog has been the best thing ever. Then there are also days when you think deleting the whole website is the only course of action. I can honestly say I haven’t been that dramatic yet, but I can imagine at some point I might. On the whole, this month has been a very positive experience. I have gained some followers, I have had likes and comments, I have had what I think are good viewing and visitor numbers and I have connected with other bloggers which is lovely.
On the other side, I have possibly at times been too concerned with numbers. It can be disheartening when you put your heart and soul into writing a post very close to you and you feel there hasn’t been as much engagement as you would like. I know this is the wrong way to be though. In order to remember my blog goal, I keep telling myself something that a friend told me she heard in a Podcast by a successful blogger. She said that most blogs fail because people give up within a year and are too concerned with the figures. If you can try to post at least once a week for a year, no matter how many people follow you or read it, you and your blog will be in a better place and will more than likely be successful. I also think it is what you consider successful to be though, because at the end of the day we’re not all going to become the next big blogger with a book deal. So, success for me is people reading my blog and gaining something from it. Whether that is support, advice or a little light relief, I will be happy.
Blogging has become a brilliant outlet for me and in terms of my personal mental health recovery it has been incredibly beneficial. There is still a lot I wish to speak about, but I have shared information in my blog that until I wrote it, I hadn’t actually been able to say out loud properly. That might take me into the realms of over sharing, but I think sharing experiences is important to raise awareness about certain issues and to help others know they are not alone. I have said it before, but reading blogs and watching vlogs has helped me, so if I can be as helpful to someone else then creating From Miss J to Mrs P will be worth it.
I think for one month in, I am doing pretty well in the grand scheme of things. I am going to continue to blog at least once a week and we’ll see where we are in the coming months. I am so happy with this past month that I am going to do Blogmas. This is a big undertaking and I apologise now for the Christmas spam that my posts will contain, but it is my favourite time of the year, so I will definitely be making the most of it.
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Thank you for your support.
Mrs P x x x