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 🙂
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!?
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.
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 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!