Blogging To Readers In 100 Countries | Thanks & Steps For Aspiring Online Writers

100 countries?

On ‘Top 45 Caribbean Lifestyle Blogs & News Websites To Follow‘ by FeedSpot amidst all those big budget companies 2 years and counting? With no paid promotion, blogging on a phone for a year with dinky wifi half the time – working from home before it was trendy these days?

God is good, gracious and kind. I’m no rocket scientist or top strategist.

So, I started this blog – to the sound of crickets in Barbados. That March in 2013, I only knew one blogger in Barbados, a journalist. Although I knew it would grow by grace with every post and a lot of faith, now that it has officially reached readers in 100 countries, I still have to blink my eyes sometimes to process the fact that we’re here. From writing to an audience of one to now many people in different destinations (thank you!) and featuring guests from around the map, it reminds me to keep on encouraging other aspiring bloggers who have a message to share and fear to overcome.

If you’re an aspiring blogger with a knack for multi-media things or an online writer who could do with a refresher, this post is for you.

picking mangoes in the morning

What started as a random collection of photos from hikes, cooking and gardening moments is still blossoming into what I hope to be a refreshing place for you who want to find something wholesome, uplifting and resourceful online, when so many loud and shiny things fueled by nuff marketing muscle are all over the place.

Through the years, questions roll in about how to start and grow a blog organically, how to navigate the dashboard to add, edit or embed this or that and how to overcome nerves when it comes to pressing publish. To shave off countless hours of research, video watching and online seminars for you to launch your online writing journey and grow your blog (and so I don’t miss out important steps with each conversation) I wrote an ebook to sum it up and walk aspiring bloggers through the process. 

To see the list of countries with people who have come by to read posts, comment or share a link with friends, scroll to the end. If by chance you don’t see yours yet, sound your voice so I can add it, okay?

Every new blogger hopes their online writingwill connect with people interested or invested in what they have to share. If we didn’t, we’d all still be jotting down entries in our journals only and not posting anywhere publicly. Not every thing we think makes it to the blog. The blog is how we share a message that reaches others outside of our immediate circle and community. When that message is pressing, holding it in becomes a burden especially if what you’re called to share can help someone else.

While worth, personal growth and success isn’t defined by figures, fans, fame, likes, subscriptions or notifications, I always want to remember the truth that you are not a number, and more than a 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 I don’t ever want to take that for granted.

A resource for aspiring bloggers

Blogging Essentials” is now available in the online shop right here so feel free to get your copy, download and print it out to use as a real-time reference for your writing rhythm, blog launch and growth plan. When your payment comes through, I’ll email it straight to you within 24-48hrs (same day for the most part but in case I’m out on a nature walk or on heading somewhere, gimme a little time to see your request and send your book.)

If you’re a new or aspiring blogger, you might find there’s little or no applause, confetti, bells or whistles when you start and share your online writing journeyat first if you’re not on the trending list of public figures. At least there was none on my side, writing from a little island in The Caribbean where the word ‘blog’ is only now picking up as something interesting and innovative to have, when you’re not part of a big company or organisation. But that’s not why writers write.  

When you remember the purpose in your writing, and the person – 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 well…keep showing up (but don’t be afraid or too proud to take breaks), and always remember to give thanks in all things.

Alright, here’s the ebook I was telling you about that’s now available in the online shop: “Blogging Essentials.”

‘Blogging Essentials’ is ideal for aspiring online writers and already-bloggers who could do with a refresher. Get the courage to launch your online writing space, the stepping stones to produce content and be consistent, or get refresher info on how to fine-tune your message, boost your blog and start taking bookings for your services. In this printable book, I share how my blog grew from having an audience of 1 to readers in 100 islands and countries (without any paid promotion.) itsjoywithin.com is on the ‘Top 45 Caribbean Lifestyle Blogs & News Websites To Follow” by FeedSpot from 2019-2022, has 300+ multimedia posts and features guests writers from 7 destinations. ‘Blogging Essentials’ is 40-page handbook sharing creative resources including a 7-step blogging checklist, content management program tutorial, encouragement for new online writers, motivational writing prompts and key steps to expand your blog’s reach and keep up with content. Get your copy here.

Yes, I’m ready for my eBook

Thank you to the FeedSpot team and of course to you, the readers in:

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Bahrain

Belgium

Brazil

Bolivia

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada 

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Ecuador

Egypt

Georgia

Guam

Hungary

Kazakhstan

Kuwait

Unites States

United Kingdom

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Jordan

Taiwan

Trinidad & Tobago

St. Lucia

Ukraine

Cayman Islands

India

Jamaica

Japan

Haiti

Macau SAR China

Panama

Phillipines

Poland
Portugal

China

Malaysia

Maldives

Martinique

Mauritius

Mexico

Morocco

Myanmar (Burma)

Nigeria

Netherlands

Hong Kong

Kenya

Italy

Fiji

France

Finland

Greece

Guadeloupe

Grenada

Germany

Luxembourg

Romania

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

South Africa

St. Kitts & Nevis

Russia

Bermuda

Indonesia

Oman

Senegal

Spain

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Sweden

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Nepal

Pakistan

Sudan

United Arab Emirates

Switzerland

Zimbabwe

Thailand

Turkey

New Zealand

Tunisia

Lithuania

Uganda

Vietnam

Thanks for coming by and reading today’s post. Your visit to itsjoywithin.com means a lot. In this 9-year journey of blogging, there have been over 300 articles with online writing steps, work at home tips, creative career talks, recipes, encouragement and multimedia refreshment content. Joyful Life | On Purpose is listed on the ‘Top 45 Caribbean Lifestyle Blogs & Websites To Follow‘ by FeedSpot (for two years now) and is a labour of love. There is no behind the scenes interference, secret billionaire shareholders or message influencers so the posts that reach you are shared with love using whatever resources and access I have. If you’re inspired to support this blog whether with a $1. today or more monthly, the PayPal email address is itsjoywithin@gmail.com – thanks very much and hope to see you in the next post.

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Greetings, if you're ready to purposefully adjust the pace and volume of your life for the better and live lighter, there's plenty of resources and inspiration here. Join songwriter, singer, homecooking gardener and creative entrepreneur, Indra from Barbados for refreshing reminders, nature adventures, freedom songs and tropical recipes here on what has organically blossomed into one of the leading 'Caribbean Lifestyle Blogs & Websites to Follow in 2022' by FeedSpot.

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