Posted by Kelly Harding on Jun 5, 2019
My Journey As A Pet Blogger
It’s been 6 years since I started my blog. To be completely honest, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing at the time, but it seemed like a fun idea. I mean, what’s better than writing about your pets 🙂 My Journey As A Pet Blogger Posts to my blog have always been pet related, but I’ve decided to step outside my comfort zone and share something a little more personal. Today I’m writing about my journey as a pet blogger. What blogging means to me, the ups and downs of being a pet blogger, and figuring out what the future holds for me as a blogger. In the beginning I wrote from the view and the voice of my dog Edie – if you can imagine how a pug would speak of course. I shared Edie’s adventures, her daily life, the people she met, the struggles we both endured trying to get her to lose weight. There were, and still are, times I struggle with what to write, but more so, wondering if anyone actually reads or is interested in what I am writing? Blogging Has Not Always Been Easy It Can Be Lonely At Times It’s Frustrating Blogging has not always been easy. It can be lonely. At times it’s frustrating. There are many, many hours spent behind the scenes preparing a post before hitting that publish button. There are days I question what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and if I’m good enough? I’ve always taken the cautious side when posting, trying not to be controversial, but then again, maybe controversy is what people would prefer to read and interact with? But honestly, “controversy” is not the real me. Constantly Looking to Improve There is a constant feeling, ok, pressure, to improve my blog, find interesting topics, and of course, increase my blog’s page views. One of the top questions asked is “how many page views” a blog gets. And honestly, it can be a struggle. But what gets me through those days when I question myself is the support and assistance of fellow bloggers, pet and non-pet bloggers, who encourage me, teach me how to improve my craft, and importantly, help me understand my worth. Reinventing & Incorporating What Interests Me Over time I began reinventing my blog and the posts...