Sitting in a Burger King, almost 700 miles from home, I sign in to four different accounts to check for emails and updates. I just came on here and saw the notification that today is my 3 year blog anniversary. Who knew, right? Three years ago I started this blog as a thirteen year old girl, trying to make a difference in the world. So, to celebrate I wanted to just share a couple of lessons and tips I’ve learned from blogging…
Solitude inspires greatness – A huge percentage of the ideas for my posts were brought forth in a realm of complete seclusion. When you get away from the stress and noise of the modern world and find a hiding place in the woods, in a closet or under a table, those brilliant philosophical ideas can come to the surface.
People won’t always like you – “If you live for people’s acceptance; you will die from their rejection” – Lecrae . If you write for the likes, the hits and the comments, trust me, you won’t be fulfilled in your writing. I’ve been there. Refreshing your stats every ten seconds isn’t going to make you more popular.
Take it all in – The more you take in, the more you can let out. Read other blogs. Scour the non-fiction section at the library for books on random topics. Do a bible marathon; sit down in a quiet place and read the word of God until you get hungry or fall asleep. Start conversations with strangers and ask lots of questions. There is so much to learn!
Get it all out – Write. I’ve begun to carry a notebook with me almost everywhere I go. Whenever some interesting, random thought comes to my mind, I try to write it down as soon as possible. Who knows? It could lead to something beautiful and amazing. Don’t discount any thought, feeling or word.
I hope this has been helpful for some of my fellow bloggers out there as well as the rest of my lovely readers!