It’s official, Beegether’s been around for one year. On April 7th, I decided to make my dream into an action. Here’s five things I’ve learnt for your benefit (if you want to start a nonprofit) and so you know how I’ve grown.
1. If you’re going to start something, finish it.
You may (or may not have 😭) noticed I took a small blogging ‘break’ from June to October. I’m so glad I picked it back up, because I’ve gotten better at balancing out Beegether and life, and have made a huge impact too! That’s important ’cause without that one thing has to go.
2. Blogging is work. But you can make it happen.
As 2016 went along, I practiced what I called as ‘half blogging’. Half blogging is blogging once a month…same on the newsletter and on the website. Now that I’ve created some habits and mastered the art of writing when I have time and posting when I don’t, I have new content every week. AND an entire section on my desk about Beegether’s new blog post ideas.
3. Revising your blog is important.
I’ve just posted my first blog update post and I had so much fun editing my blog. Really, that’s all that needs to be said.
4. Social media helps.
Social media (Twitter) is the reason why I have 60 unique visitors a day instead of 0-5. And while that is not a lot measured to famous bloggers with their 13K a month, that’s (on average) 1,800 visitors a month. And for a twelve year old with a one year old blog and 26 followers on Twitter, that’s not bad.
Some people don’t like your posts. Some people will adore them. But whether you have 5 followers or 3,000, you are making a difference, you can and will make a difference and the only people who succeed are the ones who try.
Thank you all for your support as Beegether has grown! I hope to be celebrating even more as we continue on…into nonprofit status!