2011 is when I became a blogger. I have been blogging since 2008, but it wasn’t until May, 2011, when I began the Deuceology blog that I actually became a blogger. I’m still in the learning stage (I actually hope that I don’t ever get completely out of this), but I don’t know if I will ever learn as much from my own blogging as I did from May until now.
I learned about persistence. From having hardly anyone read my blog to having grown to where a few read, I learned that you just don’t wake up and have a hit blog.
I learned about being positive. Some of those early blog posts were negative. I was going through a negative experience in my life and I let everyone know about it on my blog. Bad move. Bad move for my blog. Bad move for me personally.
I learned that you don’t find your voice immediately. It takes some time. I think I’m getting closer.
I learned that you can’t blog alone. You need to network. You need a tribe. You need to make friends. You need people like Rob, Bill, Chad, Arny, Matt, Jon, Rhonda and many others in there helping you.
I’m sure that I learned more this year and I’ll learn even more going forward. Thanks for going on the journey with me.
If you’re a blogger, what did you learn in 2011? If you read blogs, what did you learn?