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Welcome To Post 200…Well Make that 201

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Holy crap, I’ve published 200 articles!!

I’ve been writing for 2 years and have finally reached 200 post… well technically my video post Bebe – Anuel AA x Ozuna was post 200 and this is technically post #201. Lol

I don’t profess to be a blogging wizard or any kind of expert in the field. What I can say is that I have experienced a lot more of life and blogging and how the two have become intertwined in being apart of who I am right now.

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I am excited, honored and in awe that this is my 200th blog post. Today’s post is dedicated to you: all of my amazing supporters who have followed my journey here. From faithful readers who have been with me since the beginning to those who are reading this blog for the first time, from those of you who have shared beautiful comments to quiet readers whom I have yet to learn are reading my articles, today I celebrate you and how much your support has had a positive impact in my life.

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For my 201st post, I will share with you things that I have learned to get me through some rough times in both my life and writing.

So here it is, my 201st blog post!

It is a milestone that I have been striving to achieve since I hit my 50th blog post nearly 2 years ago. There were many times I almost walked away from this blogging business as I was disappointed and frustrated that my message was never being received. I had to learn to write for me and get over my ego of placing the expectation that anyone else would be interested in reading what I wrote. This shift in mindset has been a tremendous lesson and one that leads me to a continual passion for writing.

I don’t profess to be a blogging wizard or any kind of expert in the field. What I can say is that I have experienced a lot more of life and blogging and how the two have become intertwined in being apart of who I am right now.

For my 200th post, I will share with you things that I have learned to get me through some rough times in both my life and writing.

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Write when you are angry.

Don’t be afraid to write when you are pissed off. Be careful though, cool off before posting! I don’t recommend posting when you are angry. Take some time, read your words before posting, sometimes you cannot take back your words.

Learn to write anywhere.

I used to write strictly in the comfort of my living room. Not only for my inspiration but for the sake of time, I had to learn to write anywhere. I learned to write blog posts on my phone, in the garage waiting for my car to be serviced, in my bedroom in my bed right before I fell asleep.

Don’t be afraid to play.

I cannot express this enough, play with your blog! Try all kinds of themes, layouts, and colors. Making it personal and fresh will keep you interested in this fun hobby. Change is where the growth happens, and your blog is no different. Don’t be afraid to write silly stuff and explore what readers are looking for. The more different things you write from time to time, the more you will expand your writing repertoire.

Make it a ritual to release.

My motto of “never miss a day because everyday is productive” has ensured that I make regular posts to this blog. I have had some awful writing dry spells that would have been blog deal-breakers, but by making sure that I post something daily or at least regularly, it enabled me to fight through them. Ironically, some of my best posts have been written when I was cramming to get something written for the next day. Be consistent with your posts, your followers like that. Your habits will define your life, and this your blogging. Be habitual, ritualistic, and your blogging will become a “non-negotiable” in your life.

Use Grammarly!

Pay for the full Grammarly suite! Grammarly has made me look like an astute writer and let’s be honest, poor grammar will kill any well-intentioned blog post. The unintended consequence of using Grammarly is that it is a great teaching tool to write better and to gain better writing habits.

Share your posts with friends.

Sharing your blog posts with your friends on other social media platforms is a no-brainer. The ideas that you get from friends will give you the energy to write that next post, and then the next post after that! When sharing your post on your social media stream, make sure you add a personal note with the link. This helps give your idea a little more context and will make folks stop the scroll finger long enough for them to relate and click.

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