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My Biggest Challenges as a Blogger

Hey guys! It’s been a while but I hope you enjoyed my last blog post. If you haven’t read it, go check out 5 Things I do in Korea that I Wouldn’t in London.

Today I come to you with a blog post that is kind of hard for me to write! I find that it’s easy for people to talk about the things they are good at, but it’s a bit harder to admit things that you find challenging or that you are not good at.
Since my school has closed for the 3rd week because of the Coronavirus outbreak in Korea, I have a lot more free time than I would normally. So, I should blog right?!

Let’s begin! Here are my biggest challenges as a blogger.

Finding Time to Blog

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As most of you know, I am currently an English teacher in Korea. I’ve been here for 6 consecutive years, 3 of those years I’ve been at my current academy. Since I have been here for so long, I’ve been offered several promotions by my boss. I have accepted all of them as I want a pay rise, and I like having more responsibilities.
While this is good for my current career, it means that I keep putting off my dreams of becoming a journalist or blogger.
It has also left me with a super busy schedule, where I do a lot of overtime. So, I find it very hard to fit in time to blog with my work schedule, social schedule, spending time with Aurora, and sleeping!

What I am going to do to overcome this:
Since I have a very good relationship with my boss, and she considers me as her business partner more than her employee, I don’t usually ask for overtime pay. So, I am going to try to cut down the amount of overtime I do to put my hobby and life goals first.

Coming up With Blog Posts

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A few years ago, I used to post about my dating life in Korea. It was so popular and very easy to write as I would just write a blog post after each date! At that time, I was in a job which wasn’t as busy as my current job, so I had a lot of time to date. However, I felt kind of bad for writing about these guys because they had no idea that things that happened on our dates were published online (not that we did anything inappropriate). I also had really bad luck with the guys I wrote about (maybe they found my blog), so I decided to stop, even though there was high demand for new content!
After that, I have had a few ideas like sharing information about myself, reviews and suggestions, and other posts that are often covered in the blogging world. While this went well when I had more time, I have hit a writer’s block!
I know that there’s a lot of “blog post ideas” that I could find and follow, but I want to be a bit more original. I want to write things that you guys would find interesting!

What I am doing to get over it:
I am using the “blog post ideas” that I can find online… haha I know I just said I didn’t want to, but until I pass this writers block, I think it’s what I need to do. It would still be interesting to you guys if the content I give is good, right?!

Finding a Theme I Feel Confident Using

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When I was younger, I was really tech savvy and I even knew html codes, but when you don’t use something, it is very easy to forget it. So, my blog looks so basic and I don’t feel confident with using themes. I also feel like my lack of skill has made your view of my website boring and a bit hard to navigate.

What I am doing to get over it:
This feels like a challenge that I can take control of and take action with immediately, so I have a lot of solutions!
I have watched tutorials and reading instructional blogs about how to use certain themes and how to customize my website better. I am also trying to relearn html codes. Although it’s not necessary, I feel like it would make me feel more confident. On top of all of that I am experimenting and using trail and error with one of my inactive blogs.

Making Money From My Blog

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This is a given challenge because of the previous 3 challenges!
Obviously if I work harder on my blog, I could make money from it. I just need to make better content and work on advertisements and monetizing my content.

What I am doing to get over it:
I am trying to blog more, look more professional, invest more time and effort, and be continuous. As well as all of that, I am researching into partnerships, advertisement, and monetizing.

Well, there you have it! Those are my biggest challenges as a blogger.
If you have any tips on how I can get over any of them, please let me know! I need all the help I can get!
If you are a blogger, please write a blog post about your biggest challenges and leave the link in the comments below. Or, let me know if your challenges are the same as mine, I am curious about your challenges and solutions!

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2 years old!

Happy Birthday to my blog!! Today you turn two years old!

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This week has been great for my blog! On Sunday I received my highest views ever on my blog, thanks to my blog post about the Jay Park concert. I received over 200 views from Korea alone and about 500 views all together in one day! And now it is my blogs birthday!

Thanks to the success of my Jay Park concert review, I am more determined to write more. Soooo, although I am not a K-Pop fan, I will be going to more K-Pop, K-Indie and K-HipHop shows. There are only a few shows in the UK, but the number of K-Pop concerts are increasing here, and I hope that K-Indie would become more popular or at the least, just have a few shows in London.

As today is my blogs birthday, I decided to read my first post and reflect on how much my blog has changed and grown.

Of course, visitors to the site have grown, but I believe my blog has kind of started to fit in to a target audience. I have always had an interest in Asian culture, but since I came back from Korea, it has been the main focus of my writing.

Having said that, my blog is still random and although I posting more about Korean related stuff, I will always have the random posts about other things.

I hope that my blog will become more successful in the future, and I think that will be more possible when I am in Korea. My goal is to receive more subscribers! Although I do get a lot of hits on here, I don’t have many subscribers (but to those of you who have subscribed, I love you the most!). With an increase of subscribers I believe my blog would be more interactive because I do want to talk with my blogs visitors and I want to write what you want me to write about. So comment below already!!

Honestly, thank you all for reading my blog posts, If it wasn’t for you guys, I wouldn’t be so motivated to actually publish my blog posts. I hope this next year will be better than my last two and I hope my blog becomes more interesting for you.

Again, Happy 2nd birthday blog!!!