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Tips: Starting a blog/or a new hobby

I’ve come to realize that the hardest part is always the start. It doesn’t matter what it is you are trying to do or accomplish, that first step is always the hardest to take. Just like blogging. Blogging is viewed as something relatively easy but when examined closely it slowly becomes overwhelming to the point you don’t know where to start.

Which brings me to today’s post. I want to share with you some tips about overcoming the hurdle of starting blogging (or anything really).

1 – Know who you are

As I’ve said, the start is always the hardest. That’s why before starting or completely immersing yourself in this hobby, it is important to know what kind of blogger you are or want to be.

2 – Get inspired and do your research

Take time to see what’s out there and see the millions of bloggers and their unique (or not so unique) styles. Doing this gives you an idea of what you want to be and develop the image you want for your personal space.

3 – Create a plan

This is one of the most pivotal steps. After getting a feel for what blogging can be used for or what kinds of blogs are out there, you now how to create a plan on how you want to start blogging. Questions like, which is the best blogging platform out there should be asked and these should guide you on how to successfully start a blog.

There are tons of how-to’s all over the internet that should guide and inspire you to create a site that would reflect who you are and what you want the world to see.

4 – Follow through and do it

Creating a plan is just half of it, executing it will be the other half. This is the trickiest part of starting. It can either inspire or demotivate you. You will face challenges and difficulties while setting up your space or as you try to put into words your thoughts but always remember to just keep on pushing. Nothing is easy! Take those challenges and disappointments as lessons and strive to be better.

5 – Enjoy the adventure

As you continue with blogging, you’ll realize tons of things – maybe the person I wanted to be (as defined in tip #1) isn’t who I really want to be. Don’t get discouraged or sidetracked by those. Remember that you are allowed to grow and evolve as time goes by. You are also allowed to try different things and take a step towards roads you haven’t traveled to see what works best for you. Blogging is an adventure for knowing yourself and it is best enjoyed.

But the best tip out there really is to commit. If you have the commitment to make it work through thick and thin, you can successfully start blogging/or a new hobby. As much as starting is hard, finding the courage within yourself is the toughest. It is so easy to stop anytime but if your heart is already ready and willing, it’ll make things just a tiny bit complicated.

I hope somehow these tips inspire you to start a new hobby or start a blog or improve your blog or whatever. 🙂


This post is inspired by my friend who wants to start a blog but hasn’t done so. I am but willing a teacher waiting for his student.

I know these tips and post is really out of nowhere but I swear, you can use these tips for anything, really. You can even use this as you start a relationship – know yourself, get inspired by analyzing your past relationships (aka research), create a plan on how to be a better partner, execute your plan 100% of the time, enjoy being in a relationship, and commit to it all day, everyday! 😀

12 Comments

  1. I agree blogging can be really overwhelming when you get really invested in it. I was just thinking about this how people’s journeys in terms of blogging start from different places. I’ve always been a pretty consistent journal writer since second grade when my mother bought be a little diary book with a lock on it. It was the most fascinating thing and I realized it was a place I could call my own and “lock” other people out. A safe place to keep my thoughts. When I moved to the blogosphere first year of college it was a weird transition because it meant opening up my thoughts to an audience however large or small it may be. But like you said blogging can teach you a lot about yourself too and help you figure out who you are. I definitely use it as a way to organize my thoughts and have tried to gear it more towards being a tool to keep myself grounded haha

  2. I love this. Sobrang totoo, Ate. You really have to commit and be dedicated in what you do. Kahit na minsan, you don’t know if what you’re doing is right.. Or kung nasa tamang path ka ba. As long as you love what you’re doing, everything else will follow na din talaga. 🙂

    • Commitment talaga ang secret! 🙂 Basta panindigan mo everything will fall into place.

    • Right!! This friend that inspired me to write this post stopped here. Kainis. As in todo na ako magbigay ng tips sa kanya tapos wala. Bibili daw muna siya ng MacBook and mirrorless camera. Hahahaha

  3. Yun nga e. Sabi ko nga ako nga lumang laptop lang gamit ko at phone cam. Hahaha kaloka diba?

  4. I didn’t realise how little I knew about my thought process until I decided to start a blog. I’ve only just started but I feel like it has been months in the planning in my head trying to realise what I might want to say and share. Loved this post!

  5. Honestly, my blogging style is to just be rambling about whatever topic I decide to do at that specific moment lol. And yes, #4 is key to ANYTHING. Just commit and do it! The first step is always the hardest to take!

  6. This is so true! I just started my blog this week and getting up the courage to do it has been so hard. I have decided to just write a little thing everyday, and to have one focus to each post. I don’t go through tons of editing because my main focus is simply to post and not feel intimidated or that it has to be perfect. If I do that then I will never right. So, just do it!

  7. ako naman.. sometimes may problem ako sa number 2 :'( uninspired sometimes! pero so far na-oovercome ko naman din.. hihihi but these are really helpful kat. just keep on doing what you really love! <3

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