Just got a notification that informed me that a year ago, I joined the wonderful world of WordPress!
Although I don’t have the thousands of admiring followers I would love to have, I’ve been thinking about the other benefits that blogging has done for me over the year:
- Firstly, I’ve learned about blogging. Everyone has their own voice. And although I am still developing my own and learning as I go, I’ve learned it is very important to keep your posts to the point and accessible to everyone.
- Don’t ramble if it’s not necessary and remember that everyone has the attention span of a peanut – it’s not very big.
- Attract those readers with pictures, catchy phrases and good quality writing. Make them excited about what you’re writing, get personal with your readers.
Essentially you are selling yourself to your readers and that’s another thing I’ve learned over the year:
- How important it is to market yourself as a writer.
It’s important to sell yourself to your readers as much as it is to make your writing readable. Show this through your writing – through your posts, through your confidence, your ability to be versatile in your writing. Write what you know of course, but don’t be afraid to stretch the boundaries – to learn as you go.
I might be preaching a bit here, but it’s something that I struggle with A LOT and I’d like to take this time to remind myself and anyone else who cares to listen:
Along the way, Don’t be afraid of failure.
Just don’t. It doesn’t do you any good and makes you procrastinate and not get the things done that you need to get done.
And on that note, it’s time to get to the point of this post:
I’ve decided to expand my writing knowledge and try my hand at Copywriting and Freelancing. It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a while now and for some reason this time I feel serious about it. Going to order my copy of The 2014 Writer’s Market now!
I’m not sure what will come of it, but maybe I’ll get a part-time writing gig! 🙂
Happy writing people!
PS: More posts to come on this new venture of mine – it might change the focus of how this blog started out, but I’ve decided to treat every new journey as a learning experience. There is always room to grow!