Okay, first of all, the title of this post is not entirely accurate because I’m still learning about the whole blogging process. There’s a lot to learn if you want to know it all and none of us can truly know everything.
Before even starting a blog, I was introduced to the blog world (more specifically the home project blog world) by researching incredible ideas and real-life experiences of people just like me who were looking to transform their living spaces and create a better and more personalized place to call home.
I definitely got more than I bargained for.
I was blown away by how many inspiring bloggers were out there! They shared their insight, mistakes, successes, and learning curves. They talked about how their blog has made a difference in their life. Often times, substantially! As I began discovering more and more of my favorite blogs, somewhere in the process a light bulb went off in my head.. Yes, I absolutely want to do cool projects in my home and make my ideas a reality BUT I also want to have this amazing ‘memory bank’ where I can document my home-making process, have a creative outlet for my writing and photography, and also rediscover my love of graphic design.
Gosh, I say a light bulb went off in my head, but really it seems like all these random puzzle pieces which used to be floating around in my head are now joining together.. and the pieces are fitting! It’s honestly such an exciting thing!
So I knew this was something I wanted to start, but there were a few other things I wanted as well:
- I didn’t want to mess up
- I didn’t want to spend my money the wrong way
- I wanted inside info. I wanted to know all about how the websites I looked up to got their start
- I didn’t want to be overwhelmed
I hadn’t even started my blog yet, but I was already treating it as an investment. I didn’t want to make rash decisions that would leave me shaking my head later. If I’m going to be putting time into something, I want it to be effective. So, I started with the blog owners themselves since they seemed to have it all together, I would see what tips & tricks they had for new bloggers. Again, I got way more than I originally expected! There is a ton of info out there! Remember that whole ‘not feeling overwhelmed’ thing? Well that can be pretty challenging.
Luckily for me, the first step I took in my process was a good one. I made a $25 investment in the eBook “Building a Framework”. I read the whole thing in two days, start to finish. Which is crazy considering how much is jam-packed in this thing.
It feels like your friend (who happens to be very personable and makes six figures from her blog) is holding your hand through the process.
- How to set up your blog
- Mistakes she made
- How to make money (or even more money)) from your blog
- Utilizing social media
- and so much more
It was a great read for me as an aspiring blogger at the time but I am still rereading sections piece by piece to continue building my blog up to grow to its full potential.
So tell me what you think. Have you read Building a Framework? How did it help you? How did you get your start in blogging or what else would you like to know so you can get started?
Have a great day bloggers and those soon-to-be!