I started this blog two years ago. It wasn’t any easy starting off. I recalled I had opened a WordPress account to begin blogging 4 years ago, but fear set in that I could never write anything meaningful. So, I halted the idea. Days went into months and the torment continued. A part of me longed to write and express myself while the other part was entertaining trepidations that no one will notice my blog. And I danced to the tune of fear and continued with my daily work, which of course was my source of livelihood.
In October 2015, I took the bold step. I jettisoned every apprehension I may have conceived and wrote my first post –Procrastination. The post had only one like that day. Well, it has garnered 5 likes as of today after 2 years, lol.
Then on October, 16th 2015, I wrote another post, this time it was a poem. That poem stands out as one of my best poems. However, it did not attract any like on WordPress. The poem actually got its first comment on February 18th, 2016, four months later and today it has 9 likes. Isn’t that progress? Lol.
Well, the next day after posting the poem on this blog, I decided to post it on Facebook as I needed to know how other people perceived the poem. I was happy when it generated a number of good comments and likes on Facebook. And that spurred me on. The poem is titled – October Is Fall. I might have to re-post it here again ‘cos it’s very much synonymous with the season.
Since then, I have never looked back with my activities here. I continued to blog and in November 2015, I wrote only 4 posts in the entire month. Why? I was still not sure that I knew the art of blogging. I wasn’t sure that people fancied my blog… Well, all manner of thoughts emerged within me. Perhaps, I was expecting a kind of magic to happen overnight. I really don’t know. But it took me time to realise that first, you take the baby steps in learning the art of expression…
Blogging and getting viewership and followership takes a gradual process. It’s not an overnight success as some new bloggers think. No. It’s slow but consistently doing your part of the bargain by writing – albeit, by creating good content and interactions with other bloggers.
And I’m still here these last two years, trying to get better. I am a work in progress, evolving in every way. But I wish I had more time to focus on this blog to give it my best. Regardless, I’m planning on changing the entire outlook shortly. It’s long overdue but paramount in my thoughts now. My blog is begging me for attention and a facelift and I’ll do just that, soonest.
At this juncture, one thing is sure. I wouldn’t be here today if I was still not getting any good response from other bloggers. I would have exited the scene a long time. But thankfully, my blog got noticed as I continued to express myself. It took determination and consistency. Someone began to appreciate me and to like my yarns. My posts started to garner likes bit by bit and people began to comment eventually. Slowly but steady, my stats increased. I increased the amount of content and my blog expanded as well in followership. And here I am amazed by the journey thus far; overwhelmed by the support and friendships I’m cultivating on this platform.
I wish to express my profound gratitude to everyone who has stood by me since the very beginning of this quill journey. I am most grateful to my ardent supporters and to those who have developed a genuine love for me and my blog.
I appreciate everyone both new and old followers because, without you, I wouldn’t be here posting my daily musings.
Thank you for your kindness over the years. You are the reason I still continue to work on this passion.
God bless you all.
In response to The Daily Prompt – Express.
Peace and Love!
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