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?
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