How One Blogger Took Action, Left Her Job, and Began a Lifestyle Blog

今天是我们的系列特色从新博客故事的结尾。我们真的希望您喜欢他们。

Jackie Baker recently started a lifestyle blog that celebrates the beauty in everyday life. She considered blogging as a business because she needed a career change that would both challenge her and leave time for a vacation once in a while.

How one blogger quit her job and started a lifestyle blog

但她会写什么?成龙收窄她的博客的关注的几个主题,带来欢乐,和平,幸福既她的读者和她自己。因此,title of her blog: Pretty Things, Yummy Food.

What Jackie has learned from blogging:

  • 采取行动,继续推进,当你觉得卡住或害怕
  • Create a plan to prioritize tasks you need to get done
  • Sign up for courses that show you how to start/launch a blog
  • Connect with other bloggers who understand your excitement and frustration
  • Embrace social media to find readers and build a community
  • Use Canva to design graphics
  • 不要强调什么别人认为您或您的博客

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达伦:嘿,欢迎到播客ProBlogger情节275。yabo娱乐亚博娱乐My name is Darren Rowse and I’m the blogger behind www.mkt-21.com, which is a site for you as a blogger or someone about to start a blog, that will help you grow that blog, create great content, and monetize it as well. You can learn more about what we do at ProBlogger and check out our two courses at www.mkt-21.com.

Speaking of our courses, today we’re finishing up our series of podcasts from stories who did our free Start A Blog course. We’re going to hear today from Jackie Baker from Pretty Things, Yummy Food, which sounds like the kind of blog I need to check out, particularly the yummy food part of it.

该系列真的是所有项目的最新博客,谁没有已持续太久尚未博客,听,找出他们在博客的第一年学到的东西。我曾经爱过,我们已经对这个系列的反馈。看来,很多你喜欢的新的声音,人们说他们从来没有听说过的,而不是从专家或大师或人谁已经博客了10年才聆讯。新的博客已经被分享一些他们的旅程的为好。

我们真的这样做是为了突出显示,人们正在继续启动博客这些天,有一个简单的方法来做到这一点。这是通过我们开了博客当然,你可以在www.mkt-21.com/startablog找到了。yabo娱乐它是完全免费的,它设置了七种简单的步骤,将引导您完成整个过程。

今天,我们从漂亮的东西,美味的食品了杰基·贝克。这是一种生活方式的博客,它是唯一已经持续了六个月。成龙开始了她的博客是通过我们当然会因此和你会听到她说一下关于在今天的故事。她建议,对于那些你谁是起步,要创造一些很酷的社会图形的理想工具,并为您提供一些好的建议,为好。我会回来的成龙的故事的结尾包东西,并拉出几的东西,我喜欢她的故事。

Jackie: Hi everyone. I’m Jackie, the creator of Pretty Things, Yummy Food. Pretty Things, Yummy Food is a lifestyle blog designed to celebrate the beauty in everyday life and was officially launched on July 6, 2018. You can find the blog at prettythingsyummyfood.com.

我开始写博客在2018年一月的业务回来,在的时候,我觉得我需要转行的想法。我当时的工作是一个很好的工作,但我想要的东西,会质疑我。我还没有在一直在休假一段时间,所以我也希望能找到的东西,可能会使它更容易一些,使其向海边。但更严重的是,我一直想拥有自己的事业,我觉得今年可能是一个好年重拳出击我自己。但是,在做什么?我想用我的技能,作为一名摄影师和作家,但我也知道,我想从做自由职业者的工作,我一直在做脱身。

While I was trying to think through my options, I received an email completely out of the blue from someone who just knew that I was looking to make a change but not what I was looking for specifically. Quite honestly, I didn’t even know what I was looking for, specifically. The email just had a link to a podcast episode about blogging full time. After listening to the episode, I started researching blogging and felt like it could actually be something I might enjoy and maybe a viable business option. So I decided to just go for it.

I left my job which was a really tough decision to make. But I decided to dive in and have the attitude that if this experiment failed, it failed. At least I would have tried it and wouldn’t be wondering ‘what if’ all my life. The only problem was that I had no idea what I would write about. I’m somebody who loves learning about everything and doesn’t really specialize in one specific thing. The thought of choosing one topic and sticking with it was a little terrifying to me.

我决定,我可能会选择一个主题,或者可以跨壁龛的想法。当我想到了什么,那会,我一直回来,我喜欢漂亮的东西和美味的食物的事实。漂亮的东西不只是要东西,虽然他们当然可以。他们可以是一个精心布置的房间或与朋友度假或茶的只是一个安慰的杯子。它是一个漂亮的东西的主要要求是它是否能带来快乐,平安,幸福到你的世界,所以似乎经常把这些东西拿走,而不是给他们。

我对漂亮的东西的目标,美味食品是它的,读者感到鼓舞追随自己的梦想的地方,不论他们是小想使焦糖布丁或大如周游世界。当人们问我有什么漂亮的东西,美味的食品是的,我告诉他们这一切的一点点。还有我最喜欢的饼干食谱,地中海之旅我把帖子是朋友,我对旅游有自己的技巧,再加上,可以帮助照亮你的家DIY项目。

虽然这只是从我甚至开始大约一年started the process of starting a blog, it feels like so much longer ago because I’m grown so much since then. I’ve learned that I have way more ideas when I ever knew I had and that I possess more boldness and tenacity to follow my dreams than I ever gave myself credit for. That’s why I would encourage anyone who’s thinking of starting a blog to do it. You may feel like you don’t have anything to say or that you might not be creative enough, but I really believe that once you get into that blogging mindset and find your message, you’ll find out that you have plenty to offer the world.

Over the past year, I’ve learned that so much of the time when you’re feeling stuck or scared, the best thing to do is to take some sort of action. The longer you stand still, the harder it is to get going. But if you just keep pushing forward, even doing small pieces at a time, the momentum will pick up and you’ll slowly start chipping away at your to-do list.

Creating a plan, even just for the day that prioritizes what needs to get done—and it actually possible to get done before you go to bed that night—is so helpful in sorting the truly important things from the things that are just cluttering up your head and making you nervous. I’m not an actual plan maker but I found that prioritizing tasks for each day helped a lot in actually accomplishing these tasks. If you feel like there are just so many things that need to get done that you can even start to sort them out, take advantage of some of the free resources out there from bloggers who have been where you are and want to help you push through and get your blog started.

当我终于到了,我觉得我可以真正开始一个博客,但根本不知道从哪里开始的阶段,我签署了ProBlogger的终极指南来开始一个博客当然,我发现了一些东西是让我过去我的分析瘫痪。yabo娱乐有什么需要做一个列表以及如何真正做到这件事是我的工具居然发动漂亮的东西,美味的食品。从别人谁是越往下一般道路比你得到的意见是通过粗糙的修补程序变得如此有用。与人谁或你在哪里也有助于连接。

When I first started, I was a little bashful about admitting that I had started a blog because what if people actually looked at it and didn’t like it? But I forced myself to tell people and in the process, I found out that one of my close friends was also thinking about starting a blog and we hadn’t even thought to mention it to each other. But having someone else who understands the excitement and the stress of starting a blog has been a huge encouragement for me in my first year of blogging.

不要像我一样,尝试做你自己的一切。有这么多令人难以置信的资源,在那里,可以使得开办博客更容易yabo娱乐国际。例如,我总是接近的社交媒体就像一个人从20世纪20年代,这是说,我真的一点都没有接近它。当我开始了博客,我避免Instagram的瘟疫一样。但最终,我看到的方式,它可能是在建立社区周围的博客如此有用。我终于得到了Instagram上,我很高兴我做到了。

Instagram’s a great starting place for new bloggers in finding readers because these readers are already on Instagram. You just have to go out and find them. Reaching potential readers by finding them on Instagram is a much faster and more efficiently way to connect with them, than just hoping that they’ll find you by stumbling onto your brand new blog buried somewhere in the internet.

I also cannot say enough good things about Canva, which is a free website that helps you design graphics for your blog. When I started out, I made all my pins, my logo, and other blog graphics using Photoshop. Big mistake. What took me hours on Photoshop takes me minutes on Canva, which simplifies so much of the blogging process.

Finally, I just want to encourage you to remember that the only opinion that really matters is yours. What I mean is that if you truly feel like you found what you’re called to do, then do it. Ignore your previous opinions on the subject and ignore all the things you’re imagining people are saying about you, which honestly they probably aren’t because they’re too busy trying to figure out what they’re going to do next to really think about anyone else’s life decisions. Just follow your gut and work towards making your dream a reality. Don’t worry if it feels like it’s taking a long time. Things that are truly worth doing rarely happen quickly. Full disclosure, I’m still working another job while I continue to build my business. Your dreams are worth the effort so I say this year’s the year. Go out and make them happen.

Darren: Hey there and thanks, Jackie, for sharing your story. You can check our Jackie’s blog at prettythingsyummyfood.com. I’ll link to it in today’s show notes as well, where there will be a full transcript of today’s show. I’ll also link to her recommendation of Canva and might pop in a couple of further listening recommendations as well.

I love this story and I thought it was a great one to finish up this series that we’re doing because it touches on a few of the things that I know many bloggers or prebloggers, particularly, would be feeling as I get into this process of starting a blog. Firstly, she talked about being stuck and being scared. Very common feelings for people who are going through this process. Even though we’ve outlined the process in seven relatively easy steps, it can feel overwhelming at times. I really would encourage you to take the advice that Jackie gave of taking action, even small steps that take you towards your goal, will help to build some momentum and also help you to overcome that feeling of stuckness because you are moving.

Also, I find personally that when I take action when I’m scared, it kind of put the fear in its place. The fear for me doesn’t tend to disappear completely but it kind of lessens as I move forward, as I learn new skills, as I can gain confidence by taking small steps. She talked about creating a plan as well. That is great advice and it’s something that I do as well everyday. I start my day by putting aside a few minutes to come up with a to-do list for that day. I tend to prioritize that list to the most important things first and then work through the list over time.

有一个朋友去一个旅程是另一个伟大的事情,我会鼓励你,如果你不知道谁正在开始一个博客的时刻,看看我们的Facebook群组。人们总是在我们的Facebook组开始了新的博客。你会发现那里的人谁可以帮助您完成这个过程。我会链接到组和展示了当今但你也可以通过搜索ProBlogger社区在Facebook上找到它。yabo娱乐这是一个地方,你可以问任何问题,你喜欢写博客,并有很多经验丰富的博客在那里,以及新的博客在那里谁可以帮助您完成这个过程。

也喜欢上启动Instagram上这一建议是一个伟大的地方开始对社交媒体。它可能会在你的利基依赖一点点,有了它,你已经有了一个视觉元素为你的利基。但是,特别是如果你正在开始一个生活方式的博客,关于食品或漂亮的东西的博客,那么Instagram的是一个超级聪明的地方开始。这一想法的找到你的读者,而不是希望他们也能找到你,就是这样的关键究竟要我们教过上ProBlogger,特别是在我们的31天建立一个更好的博客课程。yabo娱乐下车您的博客,并开始采取行动的地方,你的潜在读者都挂出来为好。

无论如何,伟大的故事也从成龙。我迫不及待地想看到的是特定的博客去。我想你在成龙的声音听到她的人,谁是真正想聪明这个。她服用有点风险通过退出她的工作和启动一个博客。我很高兴听到右侧的尽头有,她也得到了另一篇博客把自己的经历,因为它需要时间来建立一个博客。我不建议你刚刚辞去工作开了博客,除非你有别的东西来喂你,要你的抵押贷款,并支持你的家人通过这一过程也是如此。所以,它听起来就像成龙的还有做正确的事。道具给她采取的行动是很大的一步,我不能迫不及待地想看到作为一个结果会发生什么。

同样,你可以在prettythingsyummyfood.com看看成龙的博客。退房的节目笔记今天www.mkt-21.com/podcast/27yabo娱乐5。亚博娱乐你总是可以找到我们的节目笔记。如果你只是去problogger.cyabo娱乐om并查找播客选项卡上方,它会带你到最新的播客在哪里。亚博娱乐

如果你有一个时刻今天在系列的结尾,我会喜欢它,如果你会分享一些播客,我们一直在和一个朋友做的。亚博娱乐你认为应该开始一个博客谁的人。它们发送到任何在过去六个左右的发作或只是直接到发端于www.mkt-21.com/startablog当然博客。yabo娱乐给他们有自己的博客,表达自己并与世界分享他们知道什么和爱的地方的礼物。

非常感谢您听这个小系列。我们将我们与六这个小一阵激烈完成后到现在回去一次的周播客。亚博娱乐我迫不及待地想看到的故事,结果被共享时,将打开博客。

I should finish up by saying thanks so much to those of you who submitted stories that we weren’t able to use. We got a lot of stories submitted and we just couldn’t use them all but we do hope to use some of them in the future and continue to use the podcast to highlight what other people are learning about blogging. Bloggers at all stages of the journey.

If you want something else to listen to, dig back in to the archives, head over to iTunes, and check out some of the 274 other episodes that we’ve got. There’s tons in there on all aspects of blogging. But until next week, have a great week of blogging.

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