It all starts with one simple thought: I think I want to start a blog. Most will sit on this idea for a long time debating over which action to take next. Or if you’re like me you sit on it for about two minutes and then start a blog on a complete whim one day choosing a very generic name you plan to change later…
This is really happening.
You’ve chosen your platform, gotten your url, and even picked a name. The only thing that awaits is the first post… The hardest of them all, if you ask me.
The excitement of publishing the first post.
You did it! Now what? …. You write another! And Another, and another! Content is flowing from your finger tips faster than you can type.
This is so fun.
Why didn’t you start this years ago you wonder as you write one brilliant post after the other? Your photos look great, your graphics are amazing, this is your calling!
I’m going to take over the world!
Later day job, you’ve found a much better hobby you’re going to make your full time career. Move over big bloggers, you’re the next big thing.
But wait, where is everyone?
Followers? Readers? Hello? Where are you guys? Good content is happening right now so why is no one reading?
I have to do what to get people to stop by?
Overwhelmed, maybe this is too much.
Link-ups. Comments. Guest Posts. Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. Bloglovin. Google +. Community. Politics of blogging.
One step at a time…
You can do this. You realize blogging is a marathon not a race.
Traffic starts to build.
Your enthusiasm returns once again!
This is great. Time to read all of the blogs about blogs.
Can’t. Get. Enough. Blog. Insight.
But wait, who am I again?
The sneaky voice of comparison sneaks in. In an attempt to read all of the big blogs to get ideas on how they got so big you start to question your own voice.
Blog friends to the rescue.
Others feels this way too? Yay! Maybe all hope isn’t lost after all.
Your stats start to climb. Other bloggers start to comment.
Then suddenly stagnant.
But why? Why did it slow down all of the sudden?
Yay it’s back up!
Can’t stop. Wont’s stop.
(and repeat stages 3-20 day after day after day…)