Let me start by giving y’all a few facts:
- I’ve been blogging for over a year now.
- I’ve been uploading videos to youtube for four months now.
- I’ve been daily posting on Twitter and Instagram for over a year now.
So why do I do all these things? I spend so much of my time on social media and a lot of my friends think or believe that I do it for vain reasons. But that’s so far from the truth, honestly. I don’t do any of this because I want attention or because I want fame. I spend hours on end writing, editing, posting, scheduling, and for what? I don’t get paid to do this. I have a day job that pays the bills.
I’ve now taken on two challenges, the first one was back in December when I decided to do Blogmas, and I successfully completed it! And currently, I am challenging myself again!
This past month, April 2017, I have been challenging myself to daily upload on the blog and upload every other day over on my youtube channel!
These are not easily things to do and that’s what I think people misunderstand about all of what it is bloggers / YouTubers (no I’m not calling myself a youtube, but I defiantly know the workload!) go through, just to put out good quality content.
So, Megan, if you don’t get paid to do this, you’re incredibly stressed about it, why do you keep doing it and then challenging yourself?
Because I need the challenge to grow.
This month is mainly for me to really test the waters on what it is that I like to upload. Over on my youtube channel, I’m trying out tons of different things. And here on the blog, I’m working on really perfecting my skills and working on my marketing strategies.
So, why did I start blogging?
- Because I needed a creative outlet.
For a long time, I felt like I didn’t have a real way to express myself and that lead to a lot of tension in my person life. It leads to me wanting to drink a lot. It leads to me doing things I wouldn’t normally do (not good things) to make myself feel accomplished. It was an incredibly dark and strange place, one that I hope to never return to.
- It helped with my anxiety.
I know a lot of people would say that having this kind of commitment would cause them more anxiety but honestly blogging, having deadlines, having a goal, plans, etc., really helped with the anxiety that I had started to feel.
- I was bored.
Not like I was bored with what I was doing, but I was bored with my life. I was at a point where I really felt as if I wasn’t going anywhere and that really sucks. I felt stuck and like I wasn’t ever going to get out of that. I stumbled, quite literally, across blogging and I took a giant leap. I will say that I did everything backward compared to what all the articles say to do when starting a blog. While I wouldn’t recommend doing what I did, I also would recommend that you do it the way that works best for you.
So once I started blogging, it really came to my attention just how much I loved all things social media. So that then bloomed my idea to grow my social media platforms and that’s what I’ve successfully been doing over the past year.
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Love, Megan Anne