I'm nearly twenty years on this earth, and I've been blogging for over four.
So you're telling me I'm old and not afraid of commitment?
I don't believe it.
But I do believe being a blogger has taught me some valuable things.
- Love words, not numbers.
- Give back to the community.
- Always be yourself.
- Never stop learning.
- Do your best.
- Don't forget why you started.
- Create greatness.
- Keep it simple.
- Practice as often as possible.
- Push your perceived limits.
- Be your own boss.
- Listen to those who matter.
- Ignore the noise.
- Keep improving.
- Ask for help.
- Stay humble.
- Rise to the challenge.
- Chase what you want.
- Live life.
- Put your happiness first.
What have you learned from running a blog? I'd love to know down below. After all, sharing is caring.
These are twenty-two things I have learned as a writer. Or I’m still learning. Or I hope to learn.
- Start writing.
- Believe in your story.
- Take it one word at a time.
- Hold onto your dreams.
- Pursue your passion.
- Set small goals.
- Never settle for less than your best.
- Make the right sacrifices.
- Stay true to your vision.
- Write for yourself.
- Be your own critic.
- Be your own cheerleader.
- Don’t let the bad days win.
- Talk to other writers.
- Accept rejection.
- Embrace failure.
- Find a support system.
- Ask for help when needed.
- Exercise your brain and body.
- Remember why you started.
- Forgive yourself.
- Finish your stories.
What’s a lesson you’ve learned?
People just love testing my patience.
For the longest time, I could not for the life of me understand why certain individuals make rude remarks.
But I have come to realize that these people are simply testing my patience and are improving my tolerance for bad manners.
That doesn’t mean I condone their words or even their actions.
However I will like to thank them for teaching me an important lesson.
You don’t get respect if you don’t give it. Or at the very least, you won’t have my respect if you don’t treat me with respect.
Is it really too much to ask for?
The first two I’ve done before, but the last one is just for your amusement.
- Writing during family dinners.
- Writing during a lesson/lecture when a professor is trying to teach.
- Writing during an earthquake, tornado, and/or when the world is ending.
This is a testament to a writer’s willpower.
I can’t be in two places at once.
There is only so much I can do in one day.
There is only so much a girl can accomplish in 24 hours. That is, without compensating the quality or the integrity of said project, relationship, etc.
So if I have to sacrifice something or someone, I am deeply sorry. But I have to do what I have to do.
And call me selfish, but I need to put my own needs first and foremost.
With that being said, I advise those truly altruistic people to try it sometime.
Know when to be selfish. And know when to be unselfish.