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March 24, 2015

5 Things Bloggers Don't Have to Do

There are so many great posts out there providing bloggers with advice for things that they must do in order to be successful, and I will say that I have found many of them to be very helpful as I have navigated through the technicalities that are simply a part of the blogging world. 

However, in just over three years of blogging, I have discovered that there are five things bloggers don't have to do, and if you are a fellow blogger, I hope you will find them encouraging as you continue on in your endeavors. 


1. Bloggers do not have to spend a lot of money. For most services, there are free options available. If you are willing to take the time to do a little research...tackle a few techie things yourself...and get creative, you will be amazed at what you are able to do for free or at least without breaking the piggy bank. 

2. Bloggers do not have to post everyday. Rarely is there a need to apologize for a lack or posts...or too many posts. Your blog is your online space, which means you are free to post [or not post] whenever you like. 

3. Bloggers do not need to change to keep up with other bloggers. Your readers are loyal to you because you are you. Attempting to keep up with others in your online community will exhaust you and confuse your readers. 

4. Bloggers do not need to try to be someone they're not. Be you! There is freedom in telling your story...from your a way that will speak to your readers. Embrace why you began blogging in the first place. Don't be afraid to learn and grow along the way, but always stay true to who you are and the reasons why you believe your story matters! I promise you, your story DOES matter, and no one can share it like you can. 

5. Bloggers do not need to be perfect. Your readers will love reading your success stories, but they will also appreciate learning from your struggles. Don't be afraid to be real and vulnerable - When you share the good, the bad, and the ugly, you will be amazed at the authentic connections you will begin to make. 

Each blogger will have individual goals for their on-line space. With that being said, I realize that there will be varying opinions on the tips I have shared in today's post. You may find yourself with a different purpose beyond your blog, but to read the reasons why I write, check out:

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