Time sure flies and hurray it’s been two years since my first post!
First of all, a happy new month and welcome the ember months. What a year 2020 has been(pwwwwh!). If you are reading this, I want to say a big thank you for finding time to do so. You might have already noticed I am super excited and buzzing because it is my second blogiversary!
Suppose you are coming across here for the first, again, welcome! My name is Princewill, a user-centric marketing specialist and career adviser. I am a multi-faceted individual, for example, I recently discovered I’m fascinated by the global tiny house movement, cool right?
On this day in 2018, I published my first post, starting a journey to use this medium to share my thoughts on marketing and career-related content. Its been a fantastic journey; which has led to opened doors I didn’t envision when I started, and it has helped build my brand, impact people’s career and brands. All that didn’t happen without challenges and mistakes, but it is what makes life exciting, right? Here are some of the top things I have learnt along the way…
My Second Blogiversary Lessons
Learn by Doing: Life’s situation would never be perfect for you to start doing something you always wanted to do. I had a phobia of not being able to do this, because of inevitable failures I in the past building another blog platform with some colleagues (a story for another day). Still, I can assure you that the best way is to learn by doing. There’s a bare minimum you need to know, but practice would get your forward faster.
Seek help from others if you get stuck, I designed this blog, and there were times I got stuck but very grateful to Emeka, Onyema and Okey for all the support they gave during those early days. Dear Friends, please learn by doing and allow yourself to fail forward.
Start Where You Are: I started my blog to share my thoughts on my career in marketing and give actionable career advice to early years and mid-level professionals. But in two years, it has also opened me up to opportunities I didn’t set out with intent. Most times, it is only our inertia that stops us from moving forward. Please, commit to starting from where you are, you’ll figure it all out as you go, you’ll earn new things grow in expertise, so, take that action now.
Nothing Good Comes Easy: Battling having a 9-5 and being consistent with a blog is very tough. Some times the mental drain is unimaginable. I have found cardio exercise, seeking inspiration from what’s around and support from loved ones very helpful. That said, do know that difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. Its hard work, smart work and more work. There are months, I would not meet the tasks I have set for myself, but I have learnt to, keep going rather than backing out.
I’m thankful I took this leap, it feels surreal its already 2 years. From this second blogiversary to as many more ahead, I am grateful for the lessons and blessings along the way. I am looking forward to where the journey leads and hope to be more consistent.
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