When I started blogging little did I know how much time it will consume and how much it will cost. I started a lot of blogs which I later left because I was not ready to put in the work of creating content. My mindset was wrong I was looking for a quick fix and failed. Things I have learnt about becoming a Blogger or Digital Influencer, it’s things I wish I knew before starting.
You have to be prepared to spend money from your pocket. Data is not cheap and you cannot afford to be offline for too long because readers tend to lose interest. If you appear to be a one hit wonder.
You need to be on top of your game, posting regularly to increase your google visibility. I know easy for people like me who work full time and still have to create content, but make an effort to post at least once a week.
This is overwhelming because there are a lot of platforms out there, so don’t stress yourself by joining all of the at the same time. It’s not easy to grow a following so at least sign up for 2 or three being Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and grow your numbers.
You don’t need to have a blog.
Not everyone is good at writing (I try) and just the other day I was going through Webfluential and I realised that not every influencer there has a blog.
This is something I wish I knew when I started because it’s something I really would have considered. You can be a Digital Influencer by having a huge following on your social media accounts and even just one is still effective.
Don’t Compare Yourself to other Digital Influencers.
Rookie mistake I made was comparing myself to other bloggers. Got depressed about their huge followings were and obsessed with how many comments they got in their blog post.
Pace yourself because they have been doing it longer than you and probably felt the way you are feeling when they started. Focus on growing your brand.
Finally, I have also learnt that when the time is right, your work and effort will be recognize and all your hard work will pay off. These are the Things I have learnt about becoming a Blogger/Digital Influencer.
What great lesson have you learnt about being a blogger/digital influencer?
DON’T RUSH. BREATH. FOCUS AND MOST IMPORTANTLY ENJOY IT.