Lessons Learned While Blogging

“Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.”
― Ernest Barbaric

I have written about why I started blogging, group session gave us different ways to handle depression.

What I haven’t written about are some of the lessons that blogging has taught me along this journey.

I have always loved to read, blogging however has instilled in me the joy of writing. Now I am no Hemingway, but, I look back over the years I see quite a difference in the way, the style of my writing.

Here are some other lessons I have been taught since blogging:

  • It has given me purpose. Purpose that I felt I had lost when I stepped down from active ministry.
  • It has opened up so many doors. The people I have had the pleasure of getting to know them through their own blogs. Also when they interact with myself.
  • That we have more in common than that which we are different.
  • I now know I am not the only one with some of the struggles I face from day to day.
  • I have been reminded that on the whole people really are warm and caring.

There are probably many more lessons since I started this journey. All in all though I can honestly proclaim, “I have no regrets”.

So dear reader I would encourage you to do a deep dive within yourself to find some lessons you have learned since you started blogging.

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  1. ashleyleia

    Something that never even crossed my mind when I started was the amazing level of community there is.

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  2. Sara

    Thank you for sharing. As a new blogger I find myself often searching for purpose and direction in this – asking myself why I choose to write and share.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Just keep writing. I was for many years hovering around 10 follows.
      I asked for some tips from a fellow blogger. The answer was “tags”, “Categories”. Also, interact with other bloggers. I started doing this more, building relationships. These all made a complete difference for me. Just keep keep moving!

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      1. Sara

        Thank you! 💕


  3. Debi

    I have been blogging for awhile and am just not really getting any interaction? But I like your idea of interacting first. So I have been finding time each week to search out new-to-me blogs to start following. is there an easy way to do this searching out of blogs??

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Yes there is. Instead of using the search function on top of the reader, on your left of the reader click on the “Tags”. Type in a tag you would like to search and hit return. You will have a more defined search. I have found some great blogs that way.


  4. cheriewhite

    The friendships made! I never thought I’d meet so many wonderful people and make so many friends here! It’s been truly amazing and I’m so grateful!

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