Unexpected lessons from 6 months of blogging

It took 6 months of blogging to answer 2 important questions

Harley Bell
7 min readDec 22, 2023
Spourts in a patch of soil.
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It took 6 months of blogging to answer 2 important questions

Do I enjoy the process of blogging?
Do other people find value in my blog?

I’ve made many mistakes in the 6 months since I made this website. I will make more. But I keep coming back with a willingness to learn and improve.

Reflection is an important part of learning. As is talking about our experiences.
It’s how we feel connected to the world. It’s how we find the magic of community.
Sharing knowledge is the heart of this blog.

Let’s explores the unexcepted lessons from 6 months of blogging.

Blogging is a lot of work

There’s a lot to learn about SEO and backlinks and domain authority and authoritative content and…it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

People want to help you understand all this, right? They want to convince you that blogging is an easy way to make money. It’s not. These people are trying to sell you something. Even if they are not asking for your money right away, they want your time.



Harley Bell

I write about writing, creativity and business. I'm currently working on a poetry book, titled Wild Altar. www.harleybellwriter.com