Setting up my blog’s social media

I’m not a huge fan of social media. I’m trying to avoid doing it as long as I can, but I don’t think I can anymore. I did set up my social media a long time ago for this blog and it wasn’t updated very often. I’m hoping to be able to build these up slowly. I have so much other work to do and it’s hard to keep up with all of the work my blog entails. It’ll get done though. ✅ I’m sure of it. Stay tuned for more updates on this blog. I’m planning a lot of great posts! I’ve also been updating my shop with me page. Stay tuned for more!

Reenergizing Your Blog

I get so many questions on how to start a blog. Many people feel like it’s difficult, time consuming, and just hard. They don’t know what to write about. And some even feel like it’s a chore trying to come up with new ideas. They start to post things that they think readers want to see versus what they actually like writing about. And in the end, they become burnt out and unsatisfied. Blogging is very much like cooking. You have to simmer the pot for awhile. And if you’re slow cooking a stew, it will take hours to cook. What do you do while your stew is cooking??! You wait. It’s the waiting game. Blogging doesn’t happen overnight. It happens over many years of consistently putting out content and trying.

So how do you reenergize your blog?? I really suggest writing content that you feel good about. Write about whatever you want. When you become a different person, people can tell. It just doesn’t resonate with people and you’ll lose viewers. Creating things that you care about is much more meaningful. It will make you feel inspired and the waiting game will not seem that long anymore. Let’s all keep cooking! Our blogs are going to be great 🙂

NOT ENOUGH TIME

Something I’ve learned over the last couple of days is that there is not enough time. I don’t have enough time to complete all of my tasks. I’m a busy person and I have to have a lot of stuff done. There are many things I’m juggling all at once. I mean, you’ve probably seen my post about my calendar already. And you know that I teach more than 40 hours a week. So why am I so surprised when there is not enough time for me?

Even though I’ve been complaining about my calendar, I’ve actually been using it more. I’ve been writing in tasks too and that has changed the game for me. My productivity has skyrocketed! And I’ve been able to find time to do things. Now I just have to find time to practice the piano…

This hasn’t solved all of my problems though. I still want to continue with blogging. And it seems like I’ve only been able to blog every couple of days. Is that enough? I’m not sure. I have tons of content on this blog and my other blog, but I’m afraid that people will stop reading if I don’t consistently post new content. I’m not perfect. And I’m honestly doing a million things every single day. There aren’t enough seconds, minutes, or hours unfortunately to do everything -__-

Update: What Have I Been Up To?

Hi everyone, I’ve been diving full term into teaching lately. And it’s been something I’ve been doing since last December. My schedule has been hectic. Every day is a busy day filled with tasks, errands, lessons, and chores. It’s been nice to find the time to write this post for all of you. I haven’t had much time lately. For the past two months, I have been working with my best students in completing their level 1 musicianship exams. They have been studying and practicing their songs diligently. That also means we had to cram in multiple lessons before their testing days. On top of that, I hosted my third recital! This recital was split into two different days. Parents could pick which day they wanted their child to perform. I organized it this way because I have too many students. And I didn’t want my students to sit through a three hour long performance. (that would be a nightmare haha)

Ohh, and what else is new? I’ve been leveling many of my students up in their lesson books. They have also cashed in on their star pages. The star pages track their progress and helps motivate them to keep working hard. I’ve also been introducing some of my more musical students to singing. This is something new to them but it would really enrich their lessons. They have been working on singing This is Me from The Greatest Showman. Another thing that I’ve been doing is introducing my students to Hanon, and getting them back on track with working on technique exercises and sight reading again. I’ve been working on performing more and my next performance is tomorrow actually! My interest has shifted more into performance and overcoming my fear of playing in front of large groups. I’m getting better at it now!

It’s been great! I’ve been so busy and I wouldn’t trade all the work for anything. Being a teacher is tough. You are definitely pushed to your limits on some days. And I definitely have not shared all of the stuff I’ve been doing these past months, but I am still here. Blogging is something that I love, and expect more blog posts soon 🙂

Is Blogging Even Worth it??

Short answer: Yes, if you are using it to push other products out. Long answer: It’s not so easy to explain.

When you start a blog, you have this great dream of becoming a huge blogger. You’re so excited to choose the name of your blog, start creating blog posts, and you’re pushing out content all the time. A month goes by, and you still have your momentum, but it’s starting to wane. And you’re finding yourself upset because your viewership wasn’t as strong as before. A couple weeks go by and you haven’t posted a blog post in awhile. You’re unmotivated… You’re thinking, “it’s just not working!” What do people even want to read? Why aren’t they reading my posts?

And then you ask yourself: is blogging even worth it?

First of all, ask yourself what your goals are. Blogging is a tool, people. You use it to supplement your other stuff. It shouldn’t be considered a business even though it takes so much of your time like a business does. And you have to actually like blogging!

Blogging is not something that you pick up as a whim. It takes SOOOOO much time to build. And it takes patience, effort, and a passion for blogging. Eventually, you will build something successful. You have to keep telling yourself that. As for now, stay calm. Don’t overwork yourself. Keep going and keep a smile on your face 🙂

Are you a new blogger?

I’m looking for bloggers that are open to guest blogging and swapping posts 🙂 We can use each others’ blogs to link back to our blogs. If you are interested, please comment below! I’m hoping to blog multiple guest blog posts!

How to Manage Your Website

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If you’re anything like me, you’re horrible at managing your time. Even though I own two businesses, I’m not perfect. I have to spend hours working on my tasks and that takes a lot of my energy. I often feel like I am at a lost for how to manage my time. When I look at my website, I often feel like I am not doing well enough to manage it. It’s true, we will all feel this way at least once, but you have to pull through. I’m going to give my best five tips to how to manage your website effectively:

1. Practice

What do I mean by practice? I mean that you have to work on your website A LOT. You have to put in many hours day and night. It takes practice to get good at something. If you are not comfortable with all of the settings and programs, then you need more practicing.

2. Hire an assistant

I’ve said this many times before. If you don’t have an assistant helping you, I’m sorry but you’re not working effectively. You cannot do everything. Hire someone to help you. If I could, I would hire two assistants to get double the work done.

3. Plan out your blog posts in advance

I think of the blogs posts weeks in advance, and then I have my assistant create the banners and ads to go with it. This saves me a lot of time that I would have wasted thinking of new content. I also always have a backup if I need something to write about right away.

4. Set your expectations day by day

Set four hours in the day to work on your content. You have to work really hard within those four hours. If you’re not putting the work in for that day, you are easily going to lose track of your to-do list.

5. Set up days that you want to work and make it your routine

Managing your website takes time and if you don’t make time to do it, then you are going to be at a huge loss. Try to post content frequently. When you have a great schedule, everything else will seem so easy. Good luck 🙂

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How to Build a Website

It’s finally the time for you to build your website! This is the most exciting part. And I think that I kind of miss this part of the process. It’s exciting… just remember that this is just the beginning of everything! Therefore, embrace the moment and be prepared for an amazing journey.

When you are building a website, you have to first choose which website company you are going to go with. There are tons of choices: blogger, wix, wordpress.com, wordpress.org, and many others. Personally, I chose wordpress.com because their creating interface is great. I never considered any other website building company because I heard that wordpress is one of the best. It’s easy to get started and the way that they structure their site makes it a very useful tool to get started with. I think that you have to really spend time building your website in the beginning. We often think that websites can be built in 10 minutes and that is just not the case. Ultimately, it takes lots of time and effort. However, once you have created your site, the hard part is already done.

The next thing that you have to do is to learn all the different customization tools. Believe it or not, I had to teach myself how to build a website. I didn’t learn it from anyone else but myself. And it was hard. So if you are struggling, know that you are not alone. I’ve found that youtube videos and other blog posts really helped. Having a idea in your mind for how you want to set up your website helps a lot. I think that many people will change their layout in the future anyways, so don’t worry about it. You will always be able to go back and change your layout.

After this is all completed, you have officially built your website. The best part is announcing it to all your friends and family so that they can go look at it too. I hope you enjoyed some of the advice I gave. If this post helped you, please give a like and follow this website for more blogs.

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