As this year comes to a close, it is a perfect opportunity to look back at the progess we’ve all made and the things we have created. I have gone back through my blog and reread all of my posts. I am still in disbelief that I have been able to stick with it for so long! I’ve amassed over 62k words just in ten short months of blogging here at Antiquarius. Below is what I feel are some of my best posts. Some of the newer followers here may have missed some of these older posts.
Please give them a visit if they spark your interest!
If you have any posts you’d like to share from your own blog during the year of 2018, link them down below!
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Take care, and don’t forget to take your medications!
To all the business start ups out there who may be feeling like their stuff can’t compete with the professionals, just remember that everyone started somewhere! I know it sounds so cliché, but if you believe in yourself and your dream, you can be just as good someday. Just make sure that you are taking steps to reach that Everest of yours, even if they are baby steps. Each day we learn something new about blogging, about entrepreneurship, about leadership, about working on our crafts. Think how far you’ve come already, and never forget why you started. You can do it! Keep going!
Today I reached 100 followers! Thank you all for following me. It might seem like a small accomplishment, but it means a lot to me. I look forward to getting to know you all better!
Also, followers looks an awful lot like flowers. That is a cool fact.
Hey there, friends!
I have recently been going through a period where I’ve been very hard on myself about this blog. I wasn’t entirely sure what direction I wanted it to take, and ultimately, I ended up feeling like I should be posting what people wanted to see instead of what I truly felt inspired to write. And that really defeats the purpose of blogging, right? I have my own unique voice, so why would I try to mimic other blogs? This blog is not going to be exactly like those other lifestyle blogs out there, because I’m an aquarius, a free spirit, and stubborn.
Instead of worry about what I think others should be expecting from me, I should focus on the kind of content I would want to read as a consumer. No, I don’t want to read about the same sort of lifestyle over and over again. I want to read experiences that I relate to. But it’s difficult to be consistent with something like that when you are, yourself, inconsistent. But I suppose that is one of those life lessons I have to overcome if I ever want to be successful in life. I have a real problem with finding and using my voice.
If you create a certain type of content that readers love, and then stray from that to create something else you fancy, will your readers stay? It’s a difficult thing to approach, but I suppose one must ask themselves who they write for. And the answer in my case should be, I write for me. And the readers who it resonates with will stay, and those who do not relate to it will leave, and it’s as simple as that.
How many bloggers or writers out there feel pressured, once you find a reader base, to produce things based on what they want as opposed to what you feel like writing? Is that comparable to sacrificing your voice for your business or brand? Or is it an inevitable thing that every creator faces?