Since I have started blogging, I have been noticing some similarities between blogging and life. Here are 4 things that really stood out to me:
1.Timing is important
Depending when I publish my post, the amount of views I get can vary drastically. For instance, if I publish a post in the middle of the night, very few people will read it. However, if I publish a post during the peak hour (when people are most likely to be on their phones/computers/fb), then my chances of getting more views increase dramatically.
Just like in life, timing can make a big difference. We can react very differently depending on our age and experience.
Sometimes, the right person may come along, but the timing is off. Perhaps you weren’t ready, or perhaps it was too late.
2. You reap what you sow
If I want more views, I have to be more consistent and I have to post more. People like consistency and reliability. If they expect me to post often, they will be more likely to follow me.
My friend Karen gets hundreds of views a day. However, she blogs every single day. No matter how tired and/or busy she is, she will not sleep until she has a post up. Her dedication and persistence definitely pays off though; now she has a steady fan base and she is ranked #1 on Zomato! Congratulations, Karen! ❤
If I want to be as successful, I have to be willing to put in the same amount, if not, more work as Karen.
Nothing worthwhile comes easily.
3. We are under control
We control what we want others to see, read, and know. Ultimately, it is up to us whether we want to share it.
On social media, people tend to only want to show others their happiest and most glamorous moments.
What do you allow others to see?
4. You never know who you’re going to meet
I’ve met and/or read a lot of different blogs from people all over the world. I have encountered stories I never thought I would.
I have read about someone who has survived a suicidal attempt. I have come across someone who is now blogging from a jail. I have been exposed to many who are hustling to reach their dreams.
There are so many stories out there. You never know who you’re going to meet.
Sometimes, the most difficult things to read are the ones that touch us the most.
In the end, I believe we all just want to know that we matter.