Blogging: 5 things I’d tell myself


On the second October post I’m going to list 5 things that I would tell my past self about blogging. Don’t know if I’ve shared this but blogging has always been something that I wanted to start doing like years back, but never had the confidence or the resources to actually start one. It also didn’t help that I had no one to really ask for advice on how to start a blog because no one close to me or none of my friends had one (or at least none that I knew of). So, for my past self, these are the things that I would like to tell you as you start your blogging journey.

  1. HAVE FUN: Don’t let blogging feel like a full time job that you hate because at the end of the day it’s yours and you should enjoy the process of it. Remember it is only a hobby at the moment.
  2. BE PATIENT: It’s okay wanting to rush to the finishing line of where you see yourself and your blog being in like 10 years, just don’t expect it to happen overnight. Your blog will slowly get more followers/views as time passes; you just have to be patient enough to let the process take its course.
  3. BE CONSISTENT: Try not to leave gaps in your blog timeline. I know it’s easier said than done when you’re busy but if you have free time, then why not write a couple of blog posts a day then schedule it for the coming weeks. That way you don’t have to worry about not having a blog written for that specific week.
  4. INTERACT: I want you to reach out to other bloggers out there, whether it may be through Twitter, Instagram or their blogs.  Why be alone in the whole blogging journey when there are people out there that would love to interact and share blog ideas/tips with you. Don’t be afraid to get yourself out there!
  5. IT’S OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES: You will find yourself making errors here and there when writing, which is okay, as no one’s writing is ever perfect the first couple of times. Do not let minor spelling and grammar keep you from writing and sharing your work with others. These are things that you can work on with overtime and when it’s picked up on, don’t see it as a fall, but as a learning curve for yourself.

If you have time then please share below in the comments, 1 thing that you would’ve possibly told yourself about blogging, especially when getting started for the very first time. I would be happy to see what you would say. Thanks again for reading today’s blog post and be sure to share it with your friends/family.

Till next time!

Yours Truly,

Melanin Talks x



  1. This is only my second month of blogging and feel like I should be further along with views and engagement than I am but reading this helped me realise that I’m still finding my feet in blogging and finding my rhythm so I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences they’re so valuable to newbies like me! I like number 5, a quote I use a lot in my job is “mistakes are evidence that you’ve tried” xxx

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    1. Take your time in blogging and your viewers will come to you, it’s always hard with blogs as you see other people around you do so much better (I know this feeling well). But as you said you’ll find your rhythm after a couple more months for sure! also like that quote you’ve given, it’s very true 😊 xxx

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  2. Fully agree with all these things. We’ve all made mistakes somewhere down the line, for example I just realised rhat I’ve been spelling “traveling” wrong after a year of blogging.

    One thing I’d tell myself is to be authentic, especially when it comes to engagement. This post seems perfect timing as tomorrow would be the 1st year anniversary of my 1st ever blog post.

    Johnny | Johnny’s Traventures

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment! most people forget that everything is all about trial and error, even when it’s just spelling 🙂 also happy 1 year of blogging for tomorrow!!


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