Since starting my blog earlier this year, I’ve been asked quite a few times how I got into blogging and how I even started my blog. I tried my hand at blogging a few years ago and I failed horribly! I didn’t know what I was doing and I didn’t have access to the tools available today. If only I had known back then what I know now, things might have gone much differently! So for those of you who want to start a blog but aren’t sure where to begin, this is for you!
The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog
Before we dive in, I want to let you know that this post is going to be long, intense and full of information. So grab yourself a cup of coffee (or some super delicious mushroom coffee from Four Sigmatic!) or a glass of wine and get ready to learn because I’m telling you ALL the details and juicy secrets behind starting a successful blog!
Finding Your Niche
I think this goes without saying that before you start a blog, you need to decide what you want to blog about. There are so many different types of blogs out there, and a large variety of topics you can blog about. One of the greatest things about blogging is being able to write about things that interest you. You can choose any topic that really speaks to you. Whether you want to start a mom blog, sports blog or a travel blog, the choice is entirely up to you.
Before you start a blog you really need to think about this. Can you see yourself blogging about one specific topic, or would you like to branch out and be more of a lifestyle blogger? When I first started this blog, it was a travel blog called Wayfarer Wanderlust. If you’ve read my post on Why I Re-Branded My Blog, you’ll find out that Chantel Elizabeth is actually the third name this blog has had.
When I first started I knew that I wanted to talk about travel, but I was very impatient and just wanted to start a blog so I rushed into it. Shortly after starting my blog I realized that I had boxed myself into a corner. I wanted to talk about more than travel so I decided to re-brand as a lifestyle blog called What in the Hello. Changing the name of my blog and the niche made it possible for me to talk about other things besides travel.
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A few months after re-branding I again didn’t feel right about the name and wanted to change it to something more personal and relate-able. So when you think about what type of blog you want to have, you really need to think long and hard about what you want to do. Don’t make rash decisions and jump into a blog just to have one. Put time, effort and thought into what you want to do because if you don’t, you might come to regret it somewhere down the line.
I’m here to tell you that re-branding is VERY hard and I don’t recommend it. It takes a lot of time to re-brand and switch everything over, so I cannot stress enough that you need to put some serious thought into this before you move forward.
Choosing a Name
Just like picking a niche is very important, so is picking a name. Like I’ve said already, this is the third name that this blog has had. Don’t be like me!
It can be difficult to choose a good name for your blog, but one of the most important factors that goes into picking a name is choosing one that translates well to the audience you are trying to attract. You might find a name you really like, but is your audience going to understand the meaning behind it?
When I started Wayfarer Wanderlust, I really loved the name. I thought it fit perfectly with my travel theme because a wayfarer is a person who travels on foot and wanderlust is a strong desire to travel. To me, I understood exactly what it meant, but after starting my blog I realized that nobody really knew what it was about.
I had friends and family ask me what my blog was called and they asked what it meant. My fiance told me numerous times that he didn’t like the name of my blog and it didn’t make sense to him. For a long time I thought he was just being rude, but it turned out that he was right! People didn’t understand the concept behind the name and it was confusing to them. It didn’t translate well to my audience, so I changed it.
What in the Hello was the second name I gave this blog. I really liked the name and I thought it fit pretty well. I had that name for about 5 months before I wanted to change it again. At first I really liked the name, but eventually I started to dislike it because it was a mouthful to say, and it felt sort of impersonal. I’m only telling you my experiences because I want you to understand how important it is to think about the name of your blog before you choose one! It’s pretty costly and very time consuming to change the name of your blog and I’m finally happy enough that I’m not planning on changing the name again!
Choosing a Platform
This is one of the most important steps and will determine whether you’ll be able to make money from blogging or if it’s going to be a hobby. Choosing the right platform is very important. I know sometimes it can be difficult to put yourself out there and spend money when you aren’t sure if blogging will work, but you have to be able to invest in yourself to succeed.
I stand by this 100% for a few reasons. Think about anything you’ve ever invested in. Did you go to college? Did you spend money to help you in your career or your current job? For me personally, I went to school to get a Bachelor Degree and invested close to $60,000 to get my degree. If I can spend that much money on college to pursue a career (that I never ended up pursuing in the end!) then why can’t I invest a fraction of that amount on something I actually care about?
You can either blog on a free platform or you can spend a little bit of money on a self-hosted website. I always recommend going self-hosted because you just don’t get the same experience (or opportunities) with a free platform. Whether you go with Blogger or a free version of WordPress, you don’t have access to a lot of things that you may need if you want to make money and turn blogging from a hobby into full time income.
For example, the free version of WordPress doesn’t allow you to download a lot of plugins or purchase and upload your own theme. So if you want to buy a beautifully designed blog theme on Etsy and upload it to WordPress, you can’t if you’re using the free version. You’ll have to upgrade to the professional version, which costs well over $100. In the end, it’s going to cost you a lot more money to make these things possible if you start out with a free platform.
Having a self-hosted blog is the obvious choice for many reasons. The first reason being that your blog is yours! You’re free to do whatever you want with it with pretty much no restrictions. You can buy blog themes and upload them, download any plugin you want and upload them, edit the code, enable ads, analytics and much more. It’s also the smarter choice because while you might have to pay up front costs to run your blog, it will cost you less in the long run.
Starting a blog doesn’t have to be crazy expensive, and in my experience, it’s not. There are some really great self-hosting platforms out there that are budget friendly and one of them that I highly recommend and have used in the past is Blue Host. I really love Blue Host because you get premium hosting, a free SSL certificate, a domain email, 24/7 support, a FREE domain and much more for only $3.95 per month! I bet you spend more a month on coffee than you would with BlueHost.
Disclaimer: BlueHost offers incredible hosting for roughly $3.95 per month, but requires a minimum of a year purchase when redeeming their offer. That’s less than $50 FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR!
Using BlueHost means that you can do whatever you want with your blog and you have the opportunity to make money and build your blog into a career. I pay more for my cellphone bill in one month than I pay for BlueHost in 3 years! So whether you choose BlueHost or another self-hosted platform, the only thing that matters is that you are going self-hosted instead of choosing a free platform. You just won’t get the same experience and you’ll lose out on a lot of opportunities.
Just to re-iterate, you do NOT have access to all of these things with a free platform:
- Custom Themes
- A wide variety of Plugins
- Free domain name
- Domain email
- Complete ownership of your blog
Another great reason to go self-hosted is that you look more legit and professional when you’re self-hosted. If you choose a free platform, your blog domain is going to read something like: yourdomain.wordpress.com
If you were reading a number of blogs, which blog would you trust more and be more likely to go back and read again:
A blog called: mommyandme.com
A blog called: mommyandme.wordpress.com
The first one definitely looks more professional and shows that the blogger is committed and dedicated to blogging, whereas the free wordpress blog seems unprofessional and like it might not be legit. I personally don’t like to read free wordpress blogs because when I see them, I feel like the blogger is not committed and if I don’t feel like they’re committed to providing a great experience to their audience, I don’t trust them and I won’t go back.
How would you feel if Amazon’s website was: amazon.wordpress.com? I would probably think it was some sort of scam or untrustworthy website. The same thing goes with blogs. If you’re not investing into your website, why should anyone else want to invest in you? I hate to be so blunt and harsh, but I feel so strongly about this!
Picking Your Theme and Creating Your Brand
Once you have your niche and name picked out and your hosting platform set up, it’s time to actually start creating your blog! The first step to starting your blog is picking your theme. Do you want to use a free theme from WordPress or do you want to purchase a theme from Etsy or Theme Forest to use instead? I really love using Etsy and have bought a few different themes that I seriously loved, and my current one is from Etsy as well!
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There’s a lot more to creating your blog than downloading a theme and activating it. A lot of bloggers talk about branding, and this is also pretty important. If you’re starting a blog to turn it into a business, you need to start looking at it and thinking about it with a business mindset. It’s best to go into it with a business mindset from the start rather than blogging as a hobby and changing your mind down the line.
Branding is really important as a blogger or a creative. There is more to branding than choosing a color scheme and a logo, it’s sticking to a theme, a design, color scheme, writing style and imagery that will attract your ideal audience and make them want to come back.
The easiest way to figure out your branding is to create a mood board. My favorite way to do this is by creating a secret board on Pinterest! You can pin anything you want to your board and once you have about 25-30 pins, take note of any color schemes, styles, themes, patterns that tend to repeat. Are you pinning a lot of images with gray and white? How about pink and gold? What are the main colors that stand out to you? Are there any patterns or textures that stand out? Is it light and airy or feminine and girly?
Want to join my exclusive Pinterest Group Board for Lifestyle Bloggers? I’m currently accepted new contributors, so head on over to my Lifestyle Ladies Blogging Board and follow the instructions to join!
Whatever your mood board is showing you, this is how you’re going to brand your blog. Choose 2 main colors and 3 secondary or supplemental colors. You want these colors to be consistent throughout your logo, your color scheme on your blog, your social media, your images and really anything you want to put on your blog.
This is a sample branding board I decided to create for the sake of this blog post. There are 5 basic colors and one thing I want to point out is that you can use different shades of the same color. If you choose pink you don’t have to stick to one shade of pink, just as long as you’re using pink throughout your theme.
The next step to branding is creating your logo. If you know how to use Photoshop, create your own! Otherwise you can purchase pre-made logos on Etsy, have a custom one made on Fiverr, or you can use free templates on Canva and create your own for free!
Photos are also a big part of blogging. You can take your own photos or use stylish stock photos, but either way, make sure you’re sticking to your brand colors. If a photo doesn’t fit in with your theme, don’t use it because it will stand out, and not in a good way. There are free stock photo sites out there like Pixabay, but I personally love the Styled Stock Society because Elle has hundreds of beautiful photos exclusively for members of her stock photo site!
Creating an Email List
A common mistake bloggers make when starting out is not utilizing email lists. I am still kicking myself for not creating an email list when I started my blog. There are literally thousands of people who came to my blog and could have potentially signed up to my email list, but I didn’t have one!
Not having an email list is a horrible idea because it makes it that much harder for you to grow your following and it makes it harder for readers to come back to your blog and remember you. Unless you’ve done something that really stands out and will make people come back, it’s hard to remember all of the blogs you’ve been to.
How many times have you gone to a blog and liked it so much that you signed up to their email list? I do it all the time! It doesn’t matter that I’m a blogger and have my own blog, I still love to read other blogs and support other bloggers, so being able to sign up to their email lists is really important.
I bet you’re asking yourself “but I have no idea what I would even send to subscribers!” I get it, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t know! Just create one and work on the details later on. The great thing about email lists is that you can really do anything with it. You can send out weekly or monthly newsletters, you can send out specific emails to different groups of subscribers, you can even use them to promote your products, affiliate links, or lead up to the launch of a product or program. Create freebies and hook people and then take it one step at a time.
Create an incredible opt-in, a valuable freebie, exclusive discount or anything you want to create (lists, printables, worksheets) that will get people interested in what you have to say and sign up. It’s really not as difficult as you think, and you’ll come to regret it if you put it off. There are many different mail services out there, and one that I think is perfect for beginners is Mail Chimp. You can use it for free up to 2000 subscribers.
Create Your Content
Now is the time to start creating content. My rule of thumb is quality over quantity. Yes, you need content on your blog for readers to view, but you should focus more on creating high quality posts rather than pushing out post after post.
Create less but with more impact. The more information and the more your content has to offer, the better. I’ve read blogs before that have hundreds of post, but they don’t really give me the information that I’m looking for and I feel sort of mislead and betrayed. Don’t be that type of blogger!
Some bloggers might tell you not to give away all of your information for free, but sometimes you have to and that’s just part of being a blogger. For me, my goal is to help other people and give them information that truly helps them, so part of my job is to give you all the details, even if I don’t get anything out of it.
Create social media accounts for your blog. You can keep your personal accounts and link them or create brand new ones. I personally kept my personal accounts and then created a Facebook page for my blog, but you don’t have to. I found it easier to stick with my personal accounts because I already had so much content on them, but if you’re confident that you can start from scratch or your blog has a unique name that would make using a personal account difficult, then create new ones!
You want to make your blog easy to find, so you want to have more than one social media platform you use to direct traffic to your blog. Create accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. You don’t have to put all your energy into every single platform. Don’t spread yourself too thin. I recommend putting your energy into one or two when starting out, and then you can focus on the other ones later.
When I first started out, I put all my energy into Pinterest and I grew my following to over 1,000 and brought my monthly views to over 150,000. When I was confident with my Pinterest, I started focusing on my Instagram and brought my following from about 70 to almost 600! Instagram is definitely the hardest platform to increase growth and build a following, so I don’t recommend starting with it. If you already have a great insta following, then by all means, continue working on it, but also put some of your focus onto another platform.
Attracting Your Ideal Audience
What type of audience can you see reading your blog? Are you a mom blogger appealing to stay at home moms? How about a beauty blogger or budget friendly fashion blogger? No matter what niche you’re in, you should have some idea what type of audience you want to read your blog.
Sign up for a Google Analytics account to link to your blog so you can track statistics and see where your traffic is coming from, the gender, the age group and other demographics that are relevant. It’s free to sign up and absolutely necessary! If you don’t have a self-hosted blog, you may not be able to link your analytics account to your blog!
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Check your stats frequently. You don’t need to check them every day, but I recommend checking them at least once a week or twice a month. Make sure that the right people are viewing your blog. If you have a beauty blog and your ideal audience is females ages 18-35 but the majority of your visitors are men and the bounce rate is extremely high, then you’re doing something wrong and you’re not attracting the right audience!
I made this mistake early on when I created my now defunct business blog: The Influencer Nation. What I was doing was linking both my lifestyle blog and the TIN to all of my social media and my Pinterest. So instead of getting the right people to my lifestyle blog, the TIN viewers were directed to my blog and were leaving just as quickly as they showed up.
So if you notice that you’re not attracting the right audience, then you’re doing something wrong and you’ll have to figure out what it is so you can change your approach!
Building Your Blogging Business
Now we’ve finally reached the part where we talk about the moola! So far we’ve covered picking a niche, picking a name, choosing hosting, picking a theme, establishing your brand, creating an email list, posting content, creating social media accounts, and identifying your target audience. By now you should have a beautiful blog with great content that will make everyone and their mother want to read it, or at least you now know exactly how to create one.
But there’s more that goes into blogging than just getting it started. If you want to take it from a fun hobby to an actual career, this is the part you’re going to have to pay attention to. If you’re not interested in making money and just want to know how to start a blog, then we’ve covered everything you need to know and there’s no need to keep reading! But for the rest of you, pour yourself another cup o’ Jo and let’s dive back in.
How do Bloggers Make Money?
There are a few different ways that bloggers make their money and the first one I’m going to talk about is using ads. There are a couple different ad programs out there that enable bloggers to earn an income. One of those is Google Adsense. I used to use Adsense on my blog when I first started, but I eventually stopped using it completely. I didn’t like the fact it put random ads all over my site and I had no control over it.
Adsense is a pretty easy program to get accepted into. When I applied, I had started my blog just a few days earlier, only had about 4 published posts, 500 total pageviews and a small social media following. I was accepted almost immediately and was able to start using ads on my blog.
There are some other programs out there that are a little harder to get accepted into. A blogger fav is Mediavine because they pay really well, but there’s also a requirement of 30,000 monthly pageviews in order to be accepted into the program. Some bloggers get more than this, so using Mediavine is a no brainer.
I have never used Mediavine, but I’ve been to other blogs that do and sometimes it seems a bit much. I just read a post the other day and there were 9 ads from Mediavine in ONE blog post and it wasn’t very long. Definitely not more than 1000 words. That seems like a lot of ads to me. There are pros and cons to using ads, so it’s really based on your personal preferences.
This is definitely my favorite way to monetize my blog! Affiliate programs are awesome because you can apply to companies you know, love and trust and promote them on your blog. When someone purchases a product or signs up for something through your link, you get paid a percentage of the profits. Sometimes you can also get paid a set amount when someone signs up or buys through your link.
There are SO many affiliate programs out there and now you can even apply directly to companies for their affiliate program. There are some sites out there that allow you to apply to a wide range of companies. My personal favorite is Shareasale. Once accepted into the program, you can apply to tons of different merchants and get accepted right in the platform.
I am a workout fiend and love using Myprotein powder, so when I saw that Myprotein was a merchant partnered with Shareasale, I immediately applied and was accepted! I love that you can search through different categories and apply to programs that are relevant to your blog and the things you want to talk about. Click here to apply to Shareasale!
There are other programs out there besides Shareasale. Another one of my favorites is the Amazon Affiliate program. I love using Amazon’s program because you can find specific products you want to recommend and if people purchase them, you’ll receive a percentage of the sale. Are you raving about an awesome phone case you bought on Amazon? Link the exact product on your blog so you can tell people and if they buy it, you earn some money!
If you’re going to use affiliates on your blog, you should only be referring to brands and products you know, love and trust. Don’t recommend something you don’t know anything about. To be a successful blogger, you have to be genuine and not mislead people because you want to make money. Don’t recommend something you don’t like or aren’t sure about either. I only recommend products and services that I truly support, and that’s how everyone should be doing it.
Another way bloggers make money is by sponsored posts. Basically you write a post about a product or service in exchange for payment. I’ve read sponsored posts from bloggers promoting beauty products and some even promote hotels. A lot of travel bloggers get paid by a hotel, or they get a free stay in exchange for a post. You don’t need to have a blog to get paid by brands or businesses and many Instagrammers make money doing this too.
If you’re interested in sponsored posts, reach out to brands or businesses you love. Send a media kit, send a simple email detailing how much you love their company and would love to collaborate with them about a product or service you support. Do you love Victoria Secret’s perfume? Reach out to them and let them know and ask if they would be open to collaborating with you.
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It doesn’t hurt to reach out to brands. The worst they can say is no, and sometimes they’ll say yes, so don’t be afraid to reach out for fear of rejection. One of my favorite stories of a blogger getting paid to create content is Julie Solomon of The Influencer Podcast. She once reached out to a company and ended up getting her home renovated and the renovation was televised! It was worth $200,000 and she didn’t have to pay anything because she got all of this in exchange for social media and blog exposure.
If you’re interested in working with brands and businesses, sponsored content is a great option. If you don’t have a large following or readership yet, you can start out small and reach out to brands for free products in exchange for posts. There’s an app I love to use called Influenster where you can get free products in something called a VoxBox and you just have to review the product on your blog or social media. I’ve gotten free products, including a full size Belif Aqua Bomb Jelly Mask that I’m totally in love with! It’s totally free to sign up, but it’s invite only, so I’m extending an invite to you! Click here for your invite!
Another aspect of sponsored content is becoming an influencer. Influencer agencies also work a lot like affiliate programs and they are basically the same thing. The only difference is that these agencies typically require bloggers with a bigger social media/blogging presence and they are usually invite only.
Influencers can join programs that enable them to get access to sponsored content. There are two programs I love to use, and they are both invite only. The first one is Linqia. As an Influencer with Linqia, you can partner up with your favorite brands. This program is really good and high paying, but there are some requirements to join. They only accept bloggers who have 2,500+ monthly visitors or followers, and it’s also invite only. Partner with brands you love and get paid within 30 days! If you meet the requirements, Click here for your invite to Linqia!
Izea is another really great program for influencers and bloggers to join. You can work with brands to make money from sponsored posts and even sponsored Instagram posts. As far as I’m aware, they don’t require any specific amount of followers or monthly views, it’s free to join, but it is invite only so here’s your invite!
Products and Services
Another way bloggers make money is by creating their own products and services. For example, you can create ebooks, printables, workbooks and even online courses that you can sell. Are you a graphic designer? Can you create beautiful, custom made logos for people? Are you really good at coaching people? Offer your services to people for a price. Charge clients for coaching services, sell your ebook, sell your online course. Create digital or physical products that other people would love and sell them.
Your blog can be the gateway to you developing products and selling them, and it can also be the gateway to you starting your own coaching business. One of my favorite bloggers, Jenna Kutcher, is also a photographer and a podcaster. She has created physical and digital products and sells them on her new online shop. Jenna is incredible because she does so much to help other bloggers and female entrepreneurs. She has also created online classes and free workshops people can sign up for to learn more and grow their businesses or their blogs.
What are you good at? Think about something that you’re really good at and ask yourself if your talents can help someone else. I’m really good at writing and giving advice, which is why I’m working on launching my very own online course. I want to be able to help people beyond writing an extremely long, detailed, info rich blog post. Now what can you do? Maybe you’re good at writing and could write an awesome ebook? Or you love to design and organize things, so you create a beautiful planner that bloggers and entrepreneurs would love!
The opportunities are endless, and the fact that we now live in a world where creating things and selling them both physically and digitally is incredible! The blog theme that I’m using was created by an incredible designer and I bought it from Etsy for under $100! I purchased a digital product that’s helping my blog and also helping the creator who worked so hard to create it.
You can also use your blogs as a means to expand an already existing business. I know of business owners who run photography businesses or have a restaurant or bakery and they use blogging to gain exposure to their brand and also offer advice, tips and tricks to people interested in the same things.
I’m totally going to use Jenna Kutcher again as an example. She started out as a photographer and now she’s a multi-millionaire with her blog, her podcast and all her other business ventures. She started a blog and began sharing tips and talking about photography and eventually she became an expert and her business took off.
Whatever type of blog you decide to start, the possibilities to turn it into a business and a full time career are endless. There are so many different ways to do it and today we are all immersed in so much content and in so many different forms. There are a lot of successful people out there, and just because the blogging industry has blown up doesn’t mean that it’s no longer possible to turn your blog into a career.
Information is recycled sometimes, but the thing about blogging is that each and every one of us has our own unique perspective and twist on it. I may have done things similar to another blogger, but my experience with it is totally different! No two bloggers are the same, even if they have similar content and that’s okay.
Let’s review everything again. I talked about how to start a blog:
- Picking a niche
- Picking a name
- Choosing your hosting
- Picking your theme
- Creating your layout
- Branding your blog
- Creating an email list
- Creating content
- Creating social media accounts
- Identifying your target audience
These things are all necessary to actually start your blog, but they don’t guarantee your success. In order to be successful you have to expand, and if you’re looking to make money, these are the ways that bloggers can make an income from their blogs:
- Affiliate Programs
- Influencer Agencies
- Sponsored Content
- Physical and Digital Products
Putting Yourself Out There
You know how people used to say “build it and they will come”? This doesn’t apply to blogging. You can create your blog, design products and offer your services, but if you’re not putting yourself out there, people aren’t going to know about it!
If you put time and effort into creating content and creating products, but you never tell anyone about it, how can you expect to make any money? Promote yourself! Promote, promote, promote and then promote some more. Share your blog posts on your Facebook, all over your social media, create numerous pins and share them to a variety of boards and group boards. Shout about it from the roof tops! Tell your friends and family about it and ask them to share it.
If you never tell anyone, all your hard work will have been for nothing. It would be so nice to just create a new blog post and have tons of people rush to your blog to read it without any additional effort, but that’s not how it happens. I wish it were that way, but as a blogger, putting yourself out there and promoting yourself is absolutely necessary.
It can be frightening to tell others about your blog and put yourself into a vulnerable position. Sometimes people don’t like what you have to say or they won’t agree with you, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting out there and sharing the things you’ve created.
I used to be very afraid of telling people about my blog and to this day I still struggle with sharing it, but I’ve learned to ignore those feelings (for the most part) and just do it. If I don’t share the things I’ve created and put so much work into, nobody else is going to do it for me.
I want to make an impact and isn’t that every bloggers goal? If you don’t put yourself out there, you’re seriously doing yourself a disservice, and not only are you doing that to yourself, you’re doing it to a potential audience who could really benefit from reading your blog.
We’re finally to the end of this mammoth of a post and I know it was really long, but there was just so much information I had to share with you! Whether you’re a newbie blogger who’s just starting out and wanted some tips or if you’ve been thinking about starting a blog for awhile, I hope I covered everything to help you with your blogging journey. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave me a comment below!
P.S. Blogging takes time. It’s okay if it doesn’t happen over night and if anyone tells you that you can start a successful money-making blog in 15 minutes or in one day, then they aren’t being honest with you and are most likely trying to draw attention to get views.
It takes time, hard work and a lot of effort to get a brand new blog off the ground. The best piece of advice I have for beginner bloggers is to reach out to other bloggers and continue to share their blog and their content even if it isn’t fully finished or there’s room for improvement. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was this blog, or this post!
It’s taken me months of change and re-branding to get to the point I’m at, but I’ve learned a lot and now I’m confident enough to be able to share what I’ve learned to help other people. Even this post wasn’t created in a day! In fact, it’s taken me two days, multiple snack breaks, lots of coffee, a mimosa or two and a lot of hours on Photoshop to get this post ready to be published. A 6300+ word post isn’t an easy feat, but I’ve finally accomplished it and it definitely didn’t take me 15 minutes.
So keep working, keep pushing through, keep your head held up high and share your new blog for the world to see!