When I started this blog, it was clear in my mind that I had something in me I could share that would be a blessing to someone out there.
I did not claim to be an expert in anything but I knew without doubts that many people would benefit from reading my printed thoughts.
With that mindset, I began writing and publishing articles on the blog…
But I made the mistake of underestimating the negative backlashes that would come from starting the blog.
Initially, I felt really hurt by the unkind things some people said to me.
“There are too many blogs out there,” I was told. “Nobody will notice yours. You are just wasting your time.”
Someone opined that he was sure I would run out of ideas within three months of starting the blog.
Another person even said he wished the blog was dead already…
Such were some of the unkind things that were said to me when I started blogging.
The painful part was that these people that said those hurtful things were not people I wasn’t acquainted with.
Despite their negative criticisms, I refused to be discouraged. So instead of the blog dieing in three months as they predicted, it is still waxing stronger three years after.
The fact that you are reading this right now is an evidence that the blog has survived the negative onslaughts.
I have not arrived yet, but I have left! Looking back now, I have every course to smile…
In the midst of the harsh criticisms I received, there have also been many positive feedbacks.
These encouraging feedbacks I received coupled with the firm belief in my blogging mission has encouraged me to keep writing the blog.
And I don’t have any plan of giving up…
By not quitting, I have gained alot in terms of knowledge and wisdom. I have grown and I’m still growing.
I have sharpened my writing skills and learning new things. I have expanded my online network and networth.
I have touched a few lives with my posts. And I have been touched as well by posts from other people.
Now I look back on the blogging journey with a broad smile. And it promises to be better…
I have overcome the hurts that would have weighed me down. I have more positive energy now.
Just like me, you might be facing negative criticisms and other challenges with your blog. But you will rise above them…
One little advice I will give to you for free is this:
If you truly believe in your blog’s mission, please don’t quit on it!
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