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5 Life Lessons I Learned Through Blogging

I’m so glad that I started my blog and now that I’ve been blogging regularly for 2 years, I can say that it’s the best decision I’ve ever made! I’ve had some ups and downs in my blogging journey, and those things made me learn and realise so many life lessons so I thought I’d share them with you.

Je suis tellement heureuse d’avoir commencé mon blog et maintenant que je blogue régulièrement depuis 2 ans, je peux dire que c’est la meilleure décision que j’ai prise! J’ai eu des hauts et des bas dans mon parcours de blog, et ces choses m’ont fait apprendre et réaliser tant de leçons de vie, alors j’ai pensé les partager avec vous.

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EVERYONE WILL MOVE AT THEIR OWN PACE

Blogging isn’t a competition, there aren’t any winners or losers in this game and it’s not even a game to begin with. I’ve seen bloggers gaining thousands of followers within a couple of months which can be quite disheartening if you’ve been blogging for years, but you have to understand every blogger will move at their own pace and time.

You will eventually reach your goal whether it’s in a few weeks, months or years. It will not make your achievement any less meaningful, you don’t have a time limit nor a deadline so enjoy your blogging journey as it is.

Bloguer n’est pas une compétition, il n’y a pas de gagnant ou de perdant dans ce jeu et ce n’est même pas un jeu pour commencer. J’ai vu des blogueurs gagner des milliers d’abonnés en quelques mois, ce qui peut être décourageant si vous bloguez depuis des années, mais vous devez comprendre que chaque blogueur évoluera à son rythme et à son temps.

Vous finirez par atteindre votre objectif, que ce soit dans quelques semaines, quelques mois ou quelques années. Cela ne rendra pas votre accomplissement moins significative, vous n’avez pas de limite de temps ni de date limite alors profitez de votre voyage de blogging tel qu’il est.

 

DON’T COMPARE YOURSELF WITH OTHERS

You don’t need to compare your blog with someone else’s blog because your content is unique and original as it is! The only person you should compete with is yourself. Comparing your blog or yourself with another blogger won’t change anything, it will only make you feel bad about yourself for no valid reasons.

If you want to gain as much as traffic as another blogger then work on your content & social media and implement some strategies. If you want to take beautiful pictures for your blog, practice whenever you have time on your blog photography and you’ll see a difference. There is no point in comparing with another person when you can achieve the same thing or even better!

Vous n’avez pas besoin de comparer votre blog avec le blog de quelqu’un d’autre, car votre contenu est unique et original tel qu’il est! La seule personne que vous devriez concourir est avec vous-même. Comparer votre blog ou vous-même avec un autre blogueur ne changera rien, cela ne fera que vous faire sentir mal sans raison valable.

Si vous voulez gagner autant de trafic qu’un autre blogueur, travaillez sur votre contenu, sur vos médias sociaux et mettez en œuvre des stratégies. Si vous voulez prendre de belles photos pour votre blog, entraînez-vous chaque fois que vous en avez le temps et vous verrez une différence. Il ne sert à rien de comparer avec une autre personne quand on peut faire la même chose, voire mieux!

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MATURITY

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’ve had some not great times while blogging which didn’t have anything to do with my blog traffic nor followers because obviously these are things that you can work and build therefore I don’t really worry about those things. Long story short, I had some situations where I had to deal with people who didn’t really like me.

If you are going through something, you don’t have to make it public, create a drama and involve other people. Obviously I’d always stand up for myself and I have boundaries when it comes to certain things, but it doesn’t mean I will act like I’m in middle school when I’m in my early twenties.

Comme je l’ai mentionné précédemment, j’ai eu des moments difficiles en blogging qui n’avaient rien à voir avec le trafic de mes blogs ni avec des suiveurs, car il s’agit évidemment de choses que vous pouvez travailler et développer, donc je ne m’inquiète pas vraiment pour ces choses. En bref, il y a eu des situations dans lesquelles j’ai dû faire face à des gens qui ne m’aimaient pas vraiment.

Si vous traversez quelque chose, vous n’êtes pas obligé de le rendre public, de créer un “drame” et d’impliquer d’autres personnes. Évidemment, je me suis toujours défendu et j’ai des limites à respecter en ce qui concerne certaines choses, mais cela ne veut pas dire que je vais agir comme si j’étais au collège lorsque j’ai la vingtaine.

 

IT’S OKAY TO BE DIFFERENT

I had always felt like an outcast or different compared to others, I always had/have a different view of life and other things in general. Since I started blogging, I realised that it’s okay to be different, we should love and embrace it!

More importantly we should take it as a compliment, there are so many bloggers who are very vocal about it and in a way, it made me accept who I am and that I shouldn’t change myself to fit in a group of people.

So many bloggers are very open about their insecurities as well, they share all the aspects from it, the good and bad without filtering anything. Those insecurities don’t define who we are as a person and don’t validate ourselves.

Je me suis toujours senti comme un exclu ou différent des autres, j’ai toujours eu/ai une vision différente de la vie et d’autres choses en général. Depuis que j’ai commencé à bloguer, je me suis rendu compte qu’il était bien d’être différent.

Plus important encore, nous devrions le prendre comme un compliment, il y a tellement de blogueurs qui parlent très fort à ce sujet et d’une certaine manière, cela m’a fait accepter qui je suis et que je ne devrais pas me changer pour s’intégrer dans un groupe de personnes.

Tant de blogueurs sont également très ouverts sur leurs insécurités, ils en partagent tous les aspects, bons et mauvais, sans rien filtrer. Ces insécurités ne définissent pas qui nous sommes en tant que personne et ne se valident pas.

 

WORK HARD, IT’S WORTH IT!

Last but not least, to work hard and you’ll see a difference. This applies to so many things in life and that includes blogging. You can’t expect anything without doing anything, it doesn’t make any sense right?

Your hard work won’t be fruitless, it will all make sense in the bigger picture. It’s always better to have a slow and steady growth than have a fast growth and be stuck in the same place.

Dernier point mais non le moindre, travailler dur et vous verrez une différence. Cela s’applique à tant de choses dans la vie et cela inclut les blogs. Vous ne pouvez rien attendre sans rien faire, ça n’a aucun sens, non?

Votre travail acharné ne sera pas sans fruit, cela aura un sens dans l’ensemble. Il est toujours préférable d’avoir une croissance lente et régulière que d’avoir une croissance rapide et de rester coincé au même endroit.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!

xo N

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98 Comments

  1. This was a great read. It’s very hard to be understood by people who aren’t on you’re same journey as you. Trying to get them to support you is very hard because they don’t get you. I feel like you understand. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  2. As always, this post was needed! I started a year ago and everything seemed to be moving at a snails pace. It wasn’t until I began to find my voice and be as original as possible, that I began gaining new followers here and there. Its all such a learning experience. Blogging is my passion so I wont give up, but its posts like this that gives you motivation to keep going. You’re awesome and thank you!

  3. Merci pour cet article qui est une nouvelle fois très intéressant 😃 ! Personnellement ça va bientôt faire deux ans que je bloggue également et j’ai appris énormément de choses !
    Merci pour ces superbes articles ☺️

  4. I love this and think it’s so true! As I was reading it, I thought that these things were not just applicable to blogging but to life in general. You just gotta do you, whether in life or blogging, and our unique equalities is what makes us and our blogs special!

  5. It’s been a 3 years’ journey for me so far. The thing is probably the hardest for me. I guess I like to benchmark things? It isn’t healthy. Somewhere along the line I questioned myself whether I’m simply bad at it or I didn’t put enough effort into my blog etc. I am way more chilled these days. Anyways, I am glad that you’ve opened up this conversation. Thanks.

    1. Aw don’t be too hard on yourself, it’s so hard to grow your blogs nowadays. We’ll get in the place we want eventually! Thanks for reading x

  6. This post very much resonated with me. It has been a test of courage for me to “put myself out there!” And yes that does leave me feeling vulnerable but I need this for my personal growth and healing so I’m going with it and embracing it even though it’s way out of my comfort zone!! So thank you so much for sharing and reinforcing my confidence to continue despite some setbacks! Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com

    1. I totally agree with everything you have said Donna, being new to the world of blogging and putting myself out there is scary but it has helped me so much in my personal growth and healing too.

      great post New Lune – thank you!

  7. Excellent life lessons! It’s especially important not to compare ourselves with others. Galatians 6:4,5 reminds me “But let each one examine his own actions, and then he will have cause for rejoicing in regard to himself alone, and not in comparison with the other person. For each one will carry his own load.” Acknowledging our own uniqueness and value is important.

  8. Your blog is so amazing and all ur posts are helpful and exciting! Thank your for this list, it’s super helpful like always ♡♡
    It’s amazing to see you’re blog is only 2 years old, it makes me want to work hard too and try my best to do this blogging thang!
    Thanks for sharing!

    — Kiki | soyvirgo.com

    1. Aww thank you so much babe! Means a lot to me! I’ve had my blog for 4 years but I’ve only been blogging consistently for 2 years now. I wish I had been active when I first started but I guess it’s never too late to start or continue anything ❤️

  9. This is such a great post! I was agreeing with every point you mentioned 🙂 It’s so true that everyone moves at their own pace and we shouldn’t compare ourselves to others. We each have our own unique journey 🙂 and I especially love the part about just being yourself even if it is different from others. I always enjoy reading blogs from people who are not afraid to be themselves even if it means not following the crowd. Thanks for sharing, such an inspirational post ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  10. I feel like this post just talks to me. I’m always comparing my blog to other blogs and I pressure myself to write a post without actually working on a post! But I’m definitely driving for a change now

  11. Thank you this was so helpful. I started to dis heartened by the fact I only have a few followers and thought of can I change my blog, my contents, how to look like others. However what you wrote makes sense that it is unique and my own. Maybe I was being a little naive that I’d have lots of followers liking my site over night. So I will carry and do what I enjoy doing 😊👍🏻

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