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Does Blogging Often Help Your Blog Gain Recognition?

For everyone that is looking for the short answer, the answer is yes.

If you are constantly updating your profile, your blog posts will arrive at the top of the new posts for the week. Your followers and new people will see it. This goes the same for posts that you make on Instagram or Facebook. I hope that this advice helps a lot of new bloggers. I remember searching for answers to this question when I began blogging many years ago. I saw many complicated answers. I wanted to answer the question in a simple way because it takes too long for many posts to answer this simple question. Best of luck to the new bloggers and I will see you in the next blog post!

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Thank you so much for all of the new followers 🙏 I am almost at 600 followers

Truly, with all of my heart, I am so thankful for this blogging community. I know that I have been inconsistent with posting on here, but I have never left this platform since I created this blog. Pocketfuloflearning means so much to me and I would never leave this blog. Even when I don’t post for weeks, I am still checking the notifications and updates for this blog. I have the WordPress app on the home screen of my phone. This matters to me and I am eternally grateful for all of the support that I have received.

Starting this blog from its first inception was a scary decision. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was about to make a decision that would change my life forever. I have met fellow bloggers that are so good at their craft and are the nicest people ever. I’m not even exaggerating. When I wrote my post about being estranged from my family, I was afraid of being judged for my decision. I realized that I had nothing to be afraid of because everyone ultimately supported me. It was the most difficult situation of my life and it broke me down seeing how everyone still continued to support me. I think it’s difficult to share my life so openly on here, but this community is different. There is so much support and love here that I don’t see on other platforms.

Life continues to surprise me. Year after year, I find that I’m still learning about myself. And I hope that you will continue to write on your own blog. Sharing my life and writing has been one of the best experiences that I’ve had. I hope to inspire others who may want to start a blog to begin writing.

Thank you again for all of the support. I know that I am constantly thanking my followers, but I would be nothing without you all. Thank you so much.

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Update On My Latest Student Issue With Piano Lessons

I have been trying to update everyone as much as I can. I feel that it is necessary because what happened to me can help prevent someone else from being taken advantage of. I told the parent that I paid for the exam fees. He paid me for half of the lesson payment and the exam fees. He still owes me the full payment for the missed lesson, but he refuses to pay for it. I gave him a payment due date. And he flipped out of control. He began threatening me by saying that he would find another piano teacher. I learned that he has began searching for another piano teacher. He posted on Facebook. Little does he know, he are actually friends on Facebook! I don’t know how he doesn’t know that. I saw his post about an hour ago. And it’s amusing to me that he would blatantly lie about me to everyone.

All in all, I am okay from the situation. I think that I made it out of the entire issue completely unscathed. He had given me the exam fee money that I had paid an advance for. And I can replace the time slot with a student that will pay much more for the time. I was charging them 50% of what I usually charge for the time. I was charging him $30 for an hour of lessons while I now I charge $60 for an hour. He paid me $15 and refused to pay me for the full hour of lessons that he missed. In summary, he only owes me $15, but he is not going to pay me the money.

If I have learned anything from this situation, I’ve learned that people will continue to look down upon you no matter what you do. I traveled to their home for lessons, gave free piano books for all the piano levels (seven books worth about $70), two recitals every year, free piano rehearsals that were also lessons, leniency for sick days, and I only charged them $15 for 30 minutes of lessons. The current rate for 30 minute lessons in our area is $30. I did all of this because I believed that we had a laid-back understanding/respect. I was wrong.

I will begin trying to come up with solutions on how to recuperate the time and money that I lost. I will be working hard on trying to make sure that my family and I will continue to be stable. Financial worries are stressful, but I’m so proud that I stood up for myself. For so long, I was afraid of taking a stand on what I believed was right for myself. I would like to thank my husband for giving me the strength to stand up for myself. I will be okay and I hope that anyone who is going through hardship knows that they will be okay also.

As always, thank you so much for reading. I truly appreciate it.

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Self-Care Days Are The Best Days

This won’t be a long post, but I want to remind everyone to take some time off of work for yourself. Today, I watched an entire movie by myself. And I’ve never felt better. I can’t recommend self-care days highly enough.

Also, thank you for all of the support on this blog. I truly appreciate it. I’ll see you in the next blog post. Happy Tuesday!

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I care too much about what others think

Good morning! Today is Friday and I already know that it’s going to be a great day.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what others think of me. And honestly, I think that it has a lot to do with my insecurities. I constantly think about what others think of me. I can’t help it. There is a friend that I have that has never looked at me as even a equal. I have moved out of my parent’s house more than four years ago, lived on my own, pay my own bills, own my own car, created a big piano studio full of 40-46 students, gotten married, and taken care of my family. Even though I am light years ahead of him in life, he still can’t compare me as a equal. He thinks that I dance around my city all day. Haha and I can’t figure out why he thinks this way of me.

I’m only 27. I’ve been in my career for eight years at this point. Why can I never gain the respect from others that I am a successful person? I don’t get it.

If you want to read more of my content, I am also writing on medium.com. It’s a great way to establish yourself as a writer and it brings tons of traffic back to your blog. I’ve written a lot of blog posts about medium, but I will continue to talk about because it’s such a great blogging platform for writers.

You can read my medium articles here.