Yesterday was the first anniversary of this lovely brain child of mine that you have somehow stumbled upon, and if this is your first time here; Welcome.
Blogging was never a goal or hobby of mine, but one day I needed an outlet and 3375F was born. One year later, lots of name calling ( not by me of course), and a huge out pouring of love later here we stand. I get lots of questions about how I became “successful” at this whole writing thing and to be honest, I don’t consider myself accomplished, yet. If you think having a thousand followers is success, then I guess I fall into that category, but writing here is more of a personal thing then trying to reach X amount of people a day.
So after a year I’ve learned three key things that have kept me going, and kept this blog child of mine true to who I am.
1. Write About What Comes Naturally.
There are topics I know and topics I don’t. When I started I wanted to write about what was popular as opposed to things I was passionate about. Love, politics, faith, and relationships are my bread and butter, writing about things I’m not so well versed in, make me seem like I’m trying to be popular as opposed to writing because I love it. Stay true to what you know,and don’t try to copy other blogs that have a ton of followers. You’ll get there too.
Getting on a writing schedule will do you and your followers some good. It keeps you on track and let’s you prepare pieces in advanced. I know for me writing whenever I wanted didn’t hold me accountable. Now whenever I have a topic I want to write about, I write it and schedule it to fit into my posting time frame. Posting frequently is also nice for followers who love your writing!
3. No Matter What, Someone Won’t Like What You Write
Before you even make your blog you have to understand there are going to be people out there who will not like what you have to say. They will call you names and bash your opinions or even make you question yourself. Don’t let them. Write for you, and only you. There are a lot more people in the blogosphere that enjoy what you write about, focus on the good. Don’t stop writing because someone says you suck, they suck for not seeing how great you are!
Thank you, dear reader, for sticking with me through this first year of my writing journey. Hope to keep you entertain for many more to come.