Blogging To 111 Destinations | Encouragement For Aspiring Bloggers

Greetings, so today the blog has officially reached readers in 111 islands and countries. Thanks very much to everyone who’s been here for awhile and to those who are now finding it or eventually will. I started what’s now called itsjoywithin.com to the sound of crickets on a farm in Bim and it’s organically grown into one of the “Top 40 Caribbean lifestyle blogs & websites to follow” by FeedSpot. Currently at #17. I doh write for likes but am glad y’all who visit here feel the love. 

This March makes it a 10 year labour of love with over 300 multimedia posts and 30 guests from around the map. When the most High gives you a seed, water it well, work diligently, rest when you need to, learn from mistakes, ask for help along the way, fan off the flies and mosquitoes in life, don’t compare your assignment or journey, know when to share and when to quietly press in, have faith, watch it flourish, be humble, avoid arrogance no matter how trendy it seems, ask for wisdom from above to know how best to inspire others and remember who gave you that seed in the first place. Even a seed can sprout into an idol. Stay thankful. This was launched at a tough season to say the least so here’s hoping knowing that can be real life encouragement to anybody who’s called to start a blog or any kind of project but might be doubting if you can do it.

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 journey at 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, set your rhythm, schedule well and think sustainably.

The call to share something online can come with nerves or tech-intimidation along the way and especially when you first click publish and realise that it doesn’t stop there. In fact it’s only now started and the nature of a blog is continuity, for the most part.

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 2019-2023, has 300+ multimedia posts and features guests writers from around the map. ‘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.

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

Albania

Anguilla

Antigua & Barbuda

Argentina 

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Barbados

Bahrain

Belgium

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Bolivia

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada 

Congo – Brazzaville

Croatia

Cuba

Curaçao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Dominica

Ecuador

Egypt

Estonia

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

Swaziland

St. Kitts & Nevis

Russia

Bermuda

Indonesia

Oman

Samoa

Senegal

Slovenia

Spain

South Korea

Sri Lanka

Sweden

St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Nepal

Pakistan

Sudan

United Arab Emirates

Switzerland

Tanzania

Thailand

Turkey

Namibia

New Zealand

Tunisia

Lithuania

Uganda

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

If by chance you don’t see the country you’re in or from yet, sound your voice so I can add it. Thanks for visiting Its Joy Within.

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Refreshment for the journey. Join singer, songwriter and artist, Indra from Barbados for nature walk vlogs, tropical recipes, organic artistry and travel journeys on what has grown into one of the leading 'Caribbean Lifestyle Blogs & Websites to Follow in 2022' by FeedSpot reaching readers in more than 105 countries.

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