Three Years Owning a Blog: 3 Things I have Learnt

Inspiration / Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

Time truly flies, as they say; the month of September make it three years owning a blog, this is a moment of gratitude, and I would like to share 3 things I have learnt.

I started to share my career insights as a marketing professional and also to provide learnings along the way for early to mid-level professionals navigating the lonely road or job search and career building. Although I have been writing but not published in a long while, I have no excuses, but I’ll say life happens. 

If you follow me on IG, you’ll know that since February, I have been video-blogging weekly on IG Live on different career topics until June; check it out here.

Along the way, I have learnt some lessons about setting goals and failing or keeping them; let me share my three essential lessons as follows.

1. You’ll Fall Below Your Set Expectations

Owning a blog has made me realise that you would likely fall below your set expectations; hence, make sure to set huge goals. I acknowledge this would differ according to our everyone’s personality. 

Still, I now firmly believe that setting scary goals can be an opportunity to supercharge what we achieve in every new endeavour we undertake. 

2. Mistakes Help You Learn; Make More

From being a self-built blog to few redesigns or even deciding on putting out some content, you’ll never be sure how good or not the outcome would be.

Just ensure you’re okay with making mistakes if they are not harmful, like don’t kill you. Then, you’ll learn how to improve the same thing, not do it or try it a different way.

“I have not failed 100 times. Instead, I have found 1000 ways that won’t work”.

Thomas edison

3. Learn To Ask The Right Questions

For most of us, when something goes wrong on our journey, the first line of action is not to rush to provide solutions. Instead, I have learnt that asking questions puts us back on a better route.

Asking the right questions improves your self-leadership abilities and traits; one essential resource I would recommend on this is the article on Surprising Power of Questions by Alison Wood Brooks and Leslie K. John for HBR.

Running a personal blog and having a committed career is not a walk in the park. Still, I am grateful for the individuals this has impacted, the relationships it has helped me build, and other benefits it has brought my way.

Big thanks to everyone who has supported me in one way; you are special cheers.

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