Hi to all Mothers and Wifeys
I am Mary Ann Garson from the UK, originally from the Philippines. I've been living in the UK for 7 long years now. I was 7 months pregnant when I flew to the UK. I was unemployed for many reasons, although, I kept adding value myself each day such as listening to motivational videos and read all books pertaining to self-development or any self-help books.
I have done all that process in order to build a strong foundation in myself, it took many sleepless nights and fights between me and my husband because he couldn't understand my strong personality of wanting to be financially independent.
I have no friends and families except my son and my husband. I built everything out from scratch. My human interactions are limited due to the environment I am living at, I am living at one of the remote areas in the UK, yes, a small Island where only 100 population living in which the majority are in retirement age.
I am living in the UK for 7 years but haven't tried to work outside from home. I became self-employed as Ebay Entrepreneur which I am earning more than my husband does.
Early 2015 I decided to quit doing Ebay for it no longer makes sense to me, my soul is longing for something and that I decided to empower women or to inspire everyone and share everything that I have learned so far in Life.
October 12, 2015, when I decided to be part in the blogosphere, with no prior experience on how to create a website, but I managed fine.
I bought a domain name using my real name, started to work out on a daily basis, my Alexa rank to start with is 7 million and up to this date, I was down to 2.8 million and every day it went down and improves a lot. I didn't pay attention at first because all I want is to write down my thoughts in anything that I know it can benefit to my readers.
It was a big accomplishment on my part knowing that I have done all the process on my own, even to the point where my husband said to me many times that I have to give up on blogging because it is a waste of time.
I didn't give up and never will because it is where my heart is. My target is to reach 100k Alexa rank before the end of this year because I believe everything is possible if you set your mind to it.
Here is my advice:
-keep doing, don't give up, regardless, if you don't see the whole staircase
-don't compare yourself to the expert bloggers or feel intimidated because everyone undergo the same process, all that you have to do is to take action and you are set to go.
-don't wait for the perfect time to start blogging, if you are passionate into and feel like you have something to share with the world, then, don't second guess, do it.
-don't worry if no one has your one, regardless, if all your friends and families won't bother to read your blog, you have the whole world within your reach.
-don't use your mind when you write, because it gets you nowhere, the mind is where your ego sometimes, it tells you something that you aren't, it tells you to be perfect, but instead, use your heart because your heart knows that you are perfect just the way you are.
-get rid of the excuses such as 'no money' to pay for a domain name, you've got to get one if it takes you to borrow, do it.
-don't use your husband or children as excuses, regardless, if they support you or not, you are still the one who can make your dreams come alive.
-don't worry if none will bother to read your blog, just aim for one and you'll be alright, the rest will follow.
-if you want to have a result faster, then update your blog daily.
I don't want to say GOOD LUCK to you, but I would say CONGRATULATIONS FOR A JOB WELL DONE. I believe you can do it.
visit me at http://maryanngarson.com
Thank you for the words of encouragement. I have recently restarted blogging after an unsuccessful start a few years ago. I ended up putting all my energy into my YouTube channel. I've had a renewed interest in writing and have decided to funnel some of my "free time" into getting my blog off the ground again.
One of the reasons I stopped was due to the lack of readership. It is so easy to get caught up in checking the stats to see if there have been any views in a day. As you said, post and the rest will follow. I am doing my best to focus on content and cleaning up any issues I'm finding with my blog structure.
I needed to read your words today. Thank you for sharing.