How To Enjoy Your Blog….

Happy Sunday everyone!

If you’re reading this, I hope you’ve had a good weekend so far and are going to be enjoying a relaxing one today πŸ™‚

I really wanted to write this post, not only for you reading this, but also for me to learn as well. As I am writing this, I’m having the chance to think about how I can enjoy my blog even more myself!

I’ve noted down a few key points to help me and us enjoy, and get the most out of this blogging experience, and hopefully it will help. After all, this is like a hobby, and although it is hard work (yes it really is) it’s also really important to enjoy your hobby…otherwise what is the point, I always ask myself!?

No Pressure

If you’re new to this, and even if you’re not, you may have seen lots of posts recommending how many times a week you should post etc. If you are panicking thinking this will just be too much amongst all the other weekly duties like work/uni/School etc then don’t worry. I personally don’t think there is an ‘ideal’ number as such. I think it’s down to you. No-one else knows your schedule as well as you do, therefore you should choose when you want to post and how often you do it. You shouldn’t worry if you only posted once when you were meant to post twice. Does it really matter? Is it the end of the world? NO. What i’m getting at is, post when you want to and there is no pressure. This blog is yours, do you work with it, how you wish.

Blogger Chats

Okay, so I only discovered these on Twitter about a month ago, and they are so great! I try and join on a chat at least once a week because they’re simply enjoyable and you get to chat to so many like-minded bloggers who are all genuine. Everyone seems to really help everyone, like sharing tips and advice. I’ve learnt so much since chatting to other bloggers on these chats. I’d strongly recommend going on Twitter and following a few great accounts. The ones I’m loving at the moment are: Bloggerssparkle, thebloggershub_, GRLPOWRCHAT….but there are loads!

Still Live your Life

I didn’t quite know how to title this point, but I guess what I’m saying is, there is still a life outside of blogging. I have recently got into a trap with blogging, where it’s all I ever seem to be thinking about, and doing essentially. I am not actually living my life, which I really should be. It’s hard because as a new blogger, you feel like you need to be constantly engaging with others and reading other posts and scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc. The reality is, you can’t possibly Β spend ALL your free time doing this, otherwise you start to forget your own life. My boyfriend knows this too well, he actually feels like I’m neglecting him…. Kind of awkward. Anyone else get this???

Number’s AREN’T everything

I think this is one of the most talked about things in the blogging world. You see the big bloggers who have over 1M followers and everyone wants to be there (because it’s pretty amazing right) but they took years to get there and a lot of hard work and passion went in to that success. I mean, I get excited when I hit milestones, recently 1k on Twitter I was pretty proud of, I’ll admit. BUT, if you are blogging for the right reasons which I think I am for myself, then numbers shouldn’t really matter if you look at the bigger picture. If you would like to work with PR companies, then often they are looking for engagement and not always if you have tens of thousands of followers, because what does that actually show?

Do what you love…Love what you do

I really like this saying, and it’s a good one to wrap up this post with as well. You will see there are lots of bloggers out there, some are really specific and some are a bit of everything, but that’s the beauty of this world. Chances are, if you are looking to read about something so specific, I can guarantee a blogger has written about this. There is no right or wrong thing to post about, because no matter what you are writing about, it is almost definite someone else out there can relate to it. I’m trying to say, write about what YOU love, not what you feel you should write about, otherwise it’s not coming from your heart. I mean, I write about quite random things, mainly beauty because it’s what I’m really interested in. I couldn’t image writing about ‘Space’ for example just because there may be a gap in the market for this, because I have no interest in it at all, and it would be evident in my writing I have no passion for it.

So…there you go! I hope this post kind of helps other bloggers out there who may be going through a MEH moment (which we all do). I do think it’s important to enjoy your blog, and sometimes just taking a moment or two to think through these points can help you get back on track!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, happy blogging, and if anyone else has some tips/ advice, please comment below!

Much love,

Rebecca xx

 

33 Comments

  1. 28th March 2017 / 17:43

    Your blog is so pretty, I truly admire your work! And blogging community is really supportive so you cannot not enjoy being part of it xx

    • Rebecca
      29th March 2017 / 11:48

      Aw thank you so much! This is so nice of you to comment this. Thank you for stopping by x

  2. 10th March 2017 / 07:34

    I loved this post on blogging – it’s great to know there are other bloggers who feel the same as I do. This is a hobby I love but it’s not my life.

    • Rebecca
      10th March 2017 / 11:43

      definitely agree, thanks for reading πŸ™‚ x

  3. 6th March 2017 / 06:56

    I wrote something similar recently, because I felt like I was focusing too much on the numbers that I forget why I blog.

    • Rebecca
      6th March 2017 / 20:14

      Ah really, I’ll have to have a read of your post!

    • Rebecca
      6th March 2017 / 20:14

      Thank you lovely, thanks for reading x

  4. 5th March 2017 / 22:12

    Blogger chats are one of my favourite things about blogging- being able to connect with people on the same wavelength as you is amazing! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

    • Rebecca
      6th March 2017 / 20:13

      I know me too, they’re so much fun πŸ™‚ thanks for reading x

  5. lolitambonita
    5th March 2017 / 21:51

    This post is great. I often used to worry about not posting as much as I wanted but I learnt to let go! Blogger chats are the best I just cant find the time! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      6th March 2017 / 06:43

      Thank you, glad it was useful! I know, I try and find the time but been so busy recently x

  6. 5th March 2017 / 21:46

    Love this post – really helpful to those who have taken a break or just starting out πŸ™‚

    xx

    • Rebecca
      6th March 2017 / 06:40

      Thank you lovely x

  7. 5th March 2017 / 21:21

    I love this post! I think most of this gets forgotten about, blogging should continue to be fun. If it becomes something you hate, you should just pause for a second. Some amazing tips, I’ll be taking them all on. I also LOVE your blog, I’m glad I came across it!!

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 21:26

      Ah thank you so much for this lovely comment! I agree with you, it so needs to be fun πŸ™‚ xx

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 21:27

      Thank you lovely πŸ’œXx

  8. Kayleigh Zara
    5th March 2017 / 20:56

    These are some really great tips and it’s always important to realise that numbers aren’t everything – it’s very easy to get disheartened when you enjoy something.

  9. 5th March 2017 / 16:55

    This was a great post and this is what I needed after coming out of a two week slum and feeling like a terrible blogger!! I definitely put too much pressure on myself! Thank you for sharing this! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 18:04

      So glad this has helped you, everyone has those meh days but it’s good to get back on it and enjoy what you do! Thank you for reading πŸ’—

  10. 5th March 2017 / 16:45

    Fantastic post, as a new blogger sometimes I need a reminder of the positives on my blog. As soon as I’m on my computer I’m following your blog!

    Itsallzara.blogspot.co.uk xx

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 18:02

      Thank you hunny! I’m so glad this has been useful πŸ’œ I will follow you too, have a lovely evening xx

  11. 5th March 2017 / 16:42

    Lovely read, it’s so easy to compare and feel like your blog is so inadequate compared to others – but above all, I think if you love what you’re doing, that’s all that matters!

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 18:00

      Exactly πŸ™‚ I think it’s so important to enjoy it.. thanks for reading lovely πŸ’—

  12. 5th March 2017 / 14:45

    Loved this post! Thought it was really helpful, especially for us newer bloggers! x

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 17:59

      Thank you! I’m glad it was helpful! Xx

  13. 5th March 2017 / 14:24

    This is such a great post. I know what you mean about engagement. I follow probably too many higher end brands on twitter who obviously don’t engage with general chit chat posts. Should have a cull really!
    We think we should blog everyday but like you said, does it really matter! Would anyone even notice right now. Takes years to establish in the blogosphere anyway 😊Happy Sunday Hun x

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 14:34

      You’ve got it so right! It really does take ages to be established, it’s best now to just enjoy it πŸ™‚ and you lovely x

  14. 5th March 2017 / 14:06

    Definitely agree with the no pressure thing, I recently cut my amount of content because it was getting too much – it’s a hobby and it should never feel unenjoyable!
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 14:33

      Yes I 100% agree, thank you for stopping by xx

    • Rebecca
      5th March 2017 / 14:21

      You’re welcome, thank you for reading x

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