There are a lot of reasons why I started blogging. I had been thinking about it for a long time, but I was anxious about actually starting it. It seemed like such a futile thing to invest time into. Who would even read what I wrote? What if I run out of things to write about? There were a lot of things holding me back from starting my blog. Most of it being self-doubt.
Then one day, I just decided to try and start one. I didn’t care about who would read it or how often I would write on it. Didn’t think about if my blog would make a profit or if people would like it. I simply just started writing. My website, Being Alaia, went up on March 5th, 2019 and my first blog, Who Am I, posted March 13th, 2019.
For the rest of that year, I would post here and there. It was difficult because I was pregnant at the time. As a result of that, I felt exhausted constantly. I had to take several naps throughout the day. That left me with little time to do other things. Like, prepare for the twins I was about to bring into this world. If you’re interested in reading about my pregnancy journey, you can start here. As a result, I couldn’t write as much until after my little ones were born. And even then, I was adjusting to motherhood. I couldn’t commit to my blog like how I wanted too.
Finally, in December 2019, I started to write more consistently. I dived deep into the world of blogging. It all started when I joined Facebook groups. This opened doors for me and my blog. There was so much more to blogging that I had no idea about and the groups that I joined enlightened me to all blogging had to offer. This is where I learned about self-hosting, SEO, blog trafficking, monetization, and a ton more.
Connecting with other bloggers and having access to all this information about blogging got me excited to invest more time (and money) into my blog. The community itself is nothing but welcoming and caring. The Facebook groups I’m apart of have only been encouraging and supportive. I highly recommend joining some groups if your new to blogging or have been blogging for a while.
Then, in January 2020, I decided to fully commit to my blog with weekly posts. I even ended up adding Muse Mondays to my blog so I can have even more content go up. So far, I have been pretty consistent and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon.
I started blogging just for the fun of it and because I had the time too. Now, I blog because I love it. I’m a writer and I finally have a place to write. It’s my virtual sanctuary. My blog helps me so much more than anyone could ever understand. Maybe I’ll write about how important and beneficial my blog is to me in another post. But it’s a little personal, so I’ll have to think about it.
There is still a lot I have to learn and I am nowhere near advanced about blogging. I have not quite nailed down SEO or how to monetize my blog yet. But when I am ready, I am going to figure it all out. I truly love blogging and it would be a dream if I could make a career out of it. Maybe someday. Who knows?
Thank you for reading today’s blog! I wanted to open up and talk about why I started my endeavor into blogging and why I love being a blogger. My blog truly does mean a lot to me, despite that it’s only a year old and I’m only an amateur blogger. I work hard to improve my blog every single day. If you liked reading about this, please leave a like. If you’re considering starting a blog, feel free to leave a comment about what you would want to blog about. Thank you again for supporting me, and I hope to see you at the next one! (: