I can’t believe another year has passed since the re-launch of my blog. Every year, when I get around to doing this post, I am shocked that another year has passed by. When I first started blogging, I didn’t expect it to be as successful as it is now. I’m astonished and proud of the accomplishments and milestones that I have made during these past four years of blogging.
As with all my anniversary posts (click here for Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3), I like to go over what I have learned in the past year – in terms of blogging. Most of the tips are usually the same however, I like to reflect to see if anything has changed or if I’ve learned something new from the same tip.
So, without further ado, check out the lessons that I have learned in this past year of blogging.
Over this past year, I have learned that batching content is more important than ever. With a lot of people heading back to work, having content already planned and scheduled is a huge help. I feel like a broken record when talking about batching content because I mention it at least once in every blogging tips blog post.
I have done a whole blog post about batching content and stressing the importance of having content prepared for your social media pages. With that being said, batching content has been extremely important for me during this past year. As I got a new job, my work-life balance has been reset again and I must figure out how to manage both life, work, and blogging.
Engage with other bloggers has been on the top of my list. I will always comment back and return the engagement. However, in the past year, I knew I had to step up my engagement with other bloggers. So, I tried doing blogger post collabs and guest post collabs. While each of those had its pros and cons, I believe both provided different types of engagement for my blog.
I love working with other bloggers and I hope to continue to work with other bloggers. So far in 2022, my blogger collabs have been far and few in between but I hope to bring that up in the second half of the year. All in all, engaging with other bloggers by collaborating with them has helped me not only grow my blog but build good relationships with fellow bloggers.
For the first time since my blogging journey began, I took breaks when I needed to. In 2021, I took a week off when visiting St. Lucia and another week off, when visiting my family for Thanksgiving. These breaks help me realize that it’s okay to have a breather now and then; and that I don’t need to be consistent so frequently. Taking breaks is good and well needed when you want to provide quality content to your followers.
This year, I have already taken a week off here and there and feel so refreshed. Every time that I take a break now, I come back with fresher and more unique ideas. I have realized that it’s okay to step away, take a break, and come back more refreshed. I hope to continue to take more frequent breaks from the blog, in the future, to provide the quality content that my readers deserve.
I hope you enjoyed the lessons that I have learned in this past year of blogging. As someone who loves to blog and enjoys her blog, I hope these tips were helpful to you. What is one lesson, from above, that applies to you? Let me know in the comments below!