What I’ve Learned From 7 Years as a Blogger – And Why It’s Just The Start.
When I first started out as a blogger, back in 2011 (OMG 7 YEARS!It’s actually longer as I had a very small blog page before that too.) I just wanted to share my journey.
The journey across new countries as I started travelling and back packing. The academic journey through my literature degree and other studies.
The uphill blooming hard but totally rewarding journey of a single parent overcoming the usual home maker hurdles.
I wanted to inspire others, to show them anyone can follow their dreams. I had no intention of making money, who did that?
7 Years Ago = My first blog post:
Hello, I’m just starting on my new blog site. I’m hoping to get to grips with it all soon, but hey forgive me if I take a few days to get used to this page.
My writing group will soon have a new group blog too, so I’ll let you have the link shortly.
I look forward to you checking out my twitter, facebook and this blog as you go along with your daily routines…maybe it’ll add a little something cultural, optimistic or thought provoking…let me know!
Ha! No images, no chat, no SEO (what the heck was SEO?) no affiliates, just a few random words, but they were genuine.
I wanted to prove something.
I wanted to prove to people that I could work full-time, run a home, be a single parent (which involved getting up at 5am to get to the pool, and not arriving home until 7pm) I was a volunteer mentor for teenagers, a YHA volunteer, I was undertaking a BA in Literature through home study, and buying and redeveloping my very own dream home along the way.
Well what better way to inspire people (and my daughter) to step up and work hard for their dreams, than to show them by example.
Wow, has my life changed in that 7 years! Those years since my first tentative steps into the online world.