5 Things That Blogging Has Taught Me

As I’m writing this blog post I have written and published 100 blog posts on this little blog post of mine. When I think about that, that’s a little crazy to think about and put into perspective for someone who thought I would never be able to keep this up as a hobby, yet here I am, over 100 blog posts later. Believe it or not, this accumulates to just over 48k words in total. That’s almost a whole novel which personally blows my mind.

Anyway, I’m getting off topic from what I wanted this blog post to be about. To celebrate the fact that I’ve written over 100 blog posts I wanted to share with you all what blogging has taught me throughout my little journey. So, without rambling any further, let’s get into the blog post that intended this to be for!

Comparing your blog/growth to others is the worst. Try not to compare your blog and the growth of your blog with other people’s only takes away your joy from blogging and the reason why you’re blogging in the first place. It’s very difficult not to compare, but one of the best ways to do this may be to take a break from social media. Support other bloggers, but don’t compare your blog with theirs as difficult as this may be.

I don’t have a niche, but that’s perfectly fine. I call myself a lifestyle blogger, but within that I write about a lot of different topics from advice and tips to beauty to films and netflix shows. I don’t have one specific topic that my blog is primarily about – it’s a bit of everything really. It’s perfectly fine to experiment with different topics and styles of blog posts to see what you prefer or what your audience prefers, at the end of the day it’s your blog!

Having fun whilst blogging is important. Personally, I tend to prefer the writing side of blogging rather than being behind my phone camera attempting to take half decent flatlays to add with my writing, and so it’s the writing that I primarily focus on. This is the most important part of my blog posts, the photos follow later. Although, don’t get me wrong, I still do enjoy taking photos to go alongside my blog and instagram!

Social media plays an important in promotion. Without the use of social media to aid my blog, I would have found it incredibly to get my blog posts ‘out’ there for other people to read. I’ve come to find that twitter is my favourite platform for this and scheduling apps are also useful in aiding this promotion. Make use of the tools out there to help you! Social media is also a great place to engage with other bloggers and find inspiration, without plagariasing.

It’s also fine to not post for a week. Blogging isn’t easy, whether you’re fitting it around your studies or around full time work. It’s time consuming to say the least, so if you need to take a break for a week or however long you need tot take away from blogging that’s fine, nobody’s going to judge you for it! Taking a breaking can do wonders and motivate you whilst you take a back seat, enjoy other people’s blog posts where possible!

At the moment this post is sitting at around 550+ words with 5 points yet I feel like I still have so much more to say. I don’t want to make this post too long and with that I’m going to leave it there. But if you want a second part to this post then I will be more than happy to write one up at some point!

What has blogging taught you?

Ashleigh

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37 thoughts on “5 Things That Blogging Has Taught Me

  1. Love this! Scheduling apps are your best friend – you have to promote your blog. I also don’t have a niche and write about things I am passionate about – nothing wrong with that! I think sometimes we all need a break and if that means not posting for a week so be it!

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  2. Congratulations on publishing 100 posts, that’s brilliant! I completely agree with what you’ve said, especially about not comparing yourself to others. It just fills you with doubt and makes you want to give up something you actually love.

    Thanks for sharing this. 🙂

    Ruth | http://www.ruthinrevolt.com

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  3. That’s brilliant ….! I’m realising that I want to expand now into social media and am nervous but will work out how to set up an Instagram account (with the help of my son!) … great post x

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  4. Congratulations on hitting your 100th post! That’s a lot! o( ❛ᴗ❛ )o This post basically sums up what I got from blogging too. I didn’t use any social media to promote my blog because I didn’t really want my uni & school friends to know what I was writing but now that I discovered a way to promote my blog using twitter and instagram, I’ve made a pretty good use of it 🙂
    Interesting post, thank you for sharing!

    Tyas | wepsgallery.wordpress.com

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  5. Congratulations on your 💯 posts! I’m new to blogging and just published 10 😂 I have a long way to go – I can relate to this post especially when you said it’s ok not to post for a week. I work full time and sometimes I’m too tired to write. The more I force myself to write, the more my creativity suffers, and it takes away the joy of writing.

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  6. Congrats on 100 posts Ashleigh, that’s awesome! 💖 I definitely agree with all your points here. I don’t have a niche either and I quite like the freedom of being able to post about anything and everything ☺️. Oh yes, that’s so true about Twitter, blogging wouldn’t be the same without it. Thanks for sharing! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  7. All of this really resonates with me too! It’s hard at first not having a niche and finding people in a similar non-niche, but it’s definitely more fun that way. x

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  8. You write in such a lovely and warm manner, thank you for this post. I am new to blogging, so this has helped me with confidence levels when starting out.

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  9. I love this post Ashleigh – I can relate to it sooo much! I agree that blogging should remain fun and enjoyable and focusing too much on other people’s blogs and figures creates a negative blogging environment for me personally! So I set myself my own goals that I look to achieve 🙂

    Emma | http://www.lifeofemmax.co.uk

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  10. 100 posts! That’s amazing! I really enjoyed reading this! I’m the same! I don’t exactly have a niche so some of my posts can seem a bit random at times but as long as I’m passionate about what I’m writing about, that’s all that matters! Great post!

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  11. Congrats on 100 posts! I feel I’ve learnt that it’s okay to hit a bit of a writer’s block, and take time away from your blog until it comes back to you. It doesn’t mean you’ve fallen out of love with blogging, or that you’re giving it up, or you’ve failed yourself, but that you just need some time away for you!

    Beka | astrobeks.wordpress.com

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  12. Great post and congrats on 100 blog posts, that’s amazing! I definitely agree not to compare yourself to other bloggers and just be yourself, although it’s difficult! And social media definitely is a necessity for blog promotion x

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  13. These are great lessons to share – I’ve not been blogging for long and find myself comparing myself to other people’s blogs too often, in terms of photos, topics, regularity of posts and Instagram themes – I keep catching myself though and reminding myself that it’s ok to do things my way, otherwise all the joy will be sucked out of blogging!

    Francesca x | http://glutenfreehorizons.com

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  14. congrats on 100 posts! I think the most valuable thing I’ve learned from blogging is how to advertise my writing and be brave and confident in getting my work out there.

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  15. Congrats on 100! I 100% agree about not comparing your blog to others. I am very new to blogging, and so I almost always get in a funk when I start looking at how successful other blogs are compared to mine. It’s so tough not to do.

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  16. Congratulations on the 100!👏🏼😃 I agree with you, the most important thing is to have fun. As long as you do, people will notice and enjoy more the posts.

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