Happy 9th birthday to My Inner Shakti!

I can’t believe I started blogging nine years ago! I remember it like it was yesterday.

My very first blog design!

Even though blogging has changed completely since 2011, I still love it just the same. I foresee myself keeping up with my little corner of the internet for another 9+ years at least. Mainly because y’all would miss me! 😉

I thought I would share the nine biggest lessons I’ve learned from blogging to help celebrate this momentous occasion! And of course, lots of chocolate will be consumed today as well!

In no particular order…

  1. Don’t focus on other people – what they think, what they might say, etc. When it comes to things like this, it’s more about them anyways!
  2. If you feel a strong pull to share your creativity (whatever that looks like) with the world, do it…NOW! When it comes to blogging, there’s honestly no time like the present. And trust me when I say, once you get started, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do so much earlier.
  3. Don’t focus on the numbers too much. They should never be your driving force. Those who are meant to find you will do so when they are meant to find you.
  4. You passion/creative outlet doesn’t have to turn into a side hustle or your full-time job. Sometimes it’s better to let a hobby stay a hobby.
  5. Your blog will grow and change as your life grows and changes. That’s ok. I started out mainly writing about my healthy living journey. I now mostly write about motherhood. Not because I don’t love healthy living type stuff, but because being a mom is front and center right now. That’s also where a lot of my creativity and ideas are. So that’s what I write about. It’s a lot simpler than we make it, people!
  6. IRL > online life. Every now and then, forget about your blog, your IG page, and social media in general and live your life. Don’t write/share about it either. Let IRL stay IRL!
  7. Don’t ever compare your journey to anyone else’s. Creativity is unique to each of us. There’s no use in comparing, so just keep doing your thing!
  8. Use whatever your thing is to connect with like minded people. It’s WAY more fun that way!
  9. If something truly brings you joy, find a way to keep it in your life. I connected with so many bloggers early on who I LOVED. Sadly, most of them no longer blog. I know time become scarcer as we get older, but I truly believe that the things we love always deserve a place in our lives. Find a way to keep going!

And that’s all she wrote, folks!

I know I say this a lot, but THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for making time to visit this little space of mine. Every single interaction means the world to me! MIS would be nothing without youuuuuuu!

Lots of love!

By Parita

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