Wednesday 15 August 2018

20 Things I've Learned About Blogging

October this year, will be my 5th birthday of this lil slice of internet that I call mine. I was looking back at some of my old posts the other day and came across this blog post about some things I had learned about the world of blogging. It's been a few years since then, so I thought I would do an updated one. Here are 20 more things I've learned about blogging.
  1. A lot of companies that want to collaboration with you, will never reply back to your response
  2. You are allowed to take a break from blogging if you need it
  3. Stats aren't everything
  4. Your life will not be over if you miss a few days of posts because you've done a 40 hour week at your full time job
  5. Getting paid for a collaboration is amazing
  6. Freebies are not common for 'lower' bloggers
  7. You will become more tech savvy
  8. You will end up with a playlist of songs to help you write!
  9. Series or regular themed posts are great! Series such as holiday diaries, or regulars like monthly playlists
  10. You will end up with a dozen planners and notebooks to help you keep on top of things!
  11. China wedding dress companies will contact you relentlessly
  12. As will companies who want to help grow your Instagram following
  13. Bots are everywhere
  14. It's fine to take inspiration from someone else's post - and it's always polite to ask them first, and tag them in your post to help spread some blogger love
  15. A blog schedule doesn't mean you have to post something that day if you've not been able to get a post sorted
  16. Bulk writing is either welcomed with open arms, or resented for the day!
  17. Treat other bloggers as friends, and not your competition
  18. Don't copy verbatim, someone's blog post. 
  19. It is so therapeutic to get things typed up
  20. Write for yourself - not the mass media

Can you relate to any of these things? I've been wanting to do this new version for ages - and it feels great to have finally typed it all out! What things have you discovered about blogging? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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  1. Great post! I related to everyone of these points so much, particularly the one about taking time off for your full-time job. I feel guilty if I don't get posts up, and I never properly understood how difficult blogging/social media can be when trying to juggle a job!

    XO Zoe |

    1. I always feel bad if I have a week away from blogging to focus on my job, but it has to be done sometimes, to stay sane! xx


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