Thank You! Blogging To 75 Destinations | Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Every new blogger hopes their online writing will connect with people interested or invested in what they have to share. If we didn’t, we’d all still be journaling only and not posting anywhere publicly.

Did I know this blog would grow? Yes. But if you ask if I had a sweet clue that while I was struggling to sit still after taking a break from travel, my blog would start making moves beyond tiny Barbados into homes and hands in 75 destinations? No…i didn’t.

The journey of blogging didn’t start off as a sweet slow dance for me but as the longtime love for writing (something other than songs and scripts) was rekindled one post at a time, I began noticing one country after another popping up in the analytics part of this blog. I didn’t start off with a goal to reach this amount of people in that amount of places by such and such a time…in fact, I started writing online when it was one of the few things I had the strength to do consistently at that point in my life, beyond the basics.

I’ve grown since then and so has Joyful Life|Creative Career.

Thank you!

While I enjoy writing, the fruit of the content you’ll find on Joywithin blog is designed and intended to encourage and equip you. I don’t want to ever take for granted the fact that you choose to come by and read posts you like, share a link with someone you love, comment every now and then and subscribe to join the journey. I appreciate you all.

In quite a few posts written for aspiring bloggers, I mention the fact that people don’t have to visit our blog, read our posts or even like our content, so it means a lot when they do – when you do.

When you’re new to blogging, it can feel like you’re writing a message in a bottle, peltin’ it in the vast blue ocean and hoping that someone – the right set of someones sees it, picks it up, cares enough to read it, recognizes the value and hopefully does something good and productive with the info shared whether for themselves/others – or at the very least, has a brighter day because of the experience.

It’s not always a sure thing, but it is something sweet when the right set of people show up and shine through. So thank you!

Just a few months ago, itsjoywithin.com had readers from 25 destinations – and now – 75+ – and that’s a whole lotta grace, organic growth and 300+ posts – purposeful planning and S.E.O in motion but no social media ads, paid promotion or hard selling.

While I wouldn’t advise anyone to define their growth or success by figures, fans, subscriptions and notifications, I always want to remember that you are more than a number, demographic, destination or random reader. You are a living breathing someone taking and sharing time (amidst billions of sites) to be here. That means a lot to me. And hopefully it’s encouraging to you too if blogging is something you’re gearing up to do.

If you’re a new or aspiring blogger, you might find there’s little or no applause, confetti, bells or whistles when you share your vision or start your online writing journey at first. When you remember the purpose in your writing, and the person – the people on the other side of the screen, you’ll know it’s worth every effort to keep on writing…keep on sharing…set your rhythm and schedule wellkeep on showing up (but don’t be afraid to take breaks), and always remember to give thanks in all things.

So thank you!

Here’s where y’all are logging in from:

Antigua & Barbuda

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belgium

Brazil

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada 

Cayman Islands

China

Curaçao

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Ecuador

Georgia

Ireland

Israel

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Taiwan

Trinidad & Tobago

St. Lucia

Ukraine

United Kingdom

United States

India

Haiti

Phillipines
Portugal

Malaysia

Mauritius

Mexico

Morocco

Nigeria

Netherlands

Hong Kong

Kenya

Italy

Greece

Guadeloupe

Grenada

Germany

Fiji

France

Finland

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

South Africa

Russia

Bermuda

Indonesia

Maldives

Martinique

Oman

Senegal

Spain

South Korea

Sweden

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Nepal

Pakistan

Sudan

Switzerland

Zimbabwe

Thailand

Turkey

New Zealand

Anguilla

Tunisia

Lithuania

Cuba

Uganda

Vietnam

Lots of love from Barbados

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Thank you!

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Hi sweet sis, your life has a purpose way beyond your to-do list. Joyful Life On Purpose is meant to be a refreshing place to visit online sharing content steps for the creatively-inclined and refreshment reminders for everyday life. If you're called to reset the quality, pace and volume of your life for the better, there's lots of inspiration here. Join the journey for gentle notes with Indra, a writer, singer, and publishing entrepreneur from Barbados (now on a travel stint in the U.K.) As a teen, she almost gave up on life. Now as a woman saved by grace, she lives with purpose, writing, recording, enjoying nature walks and managing one of the leading Caribbean blogs. Subscribe for firsthand updates on new posts, music highlights, guest features and tropical recipes along the way.

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