Thursday, 30 June 2016

5 Things I Have Learnt in One Month of Blogging




I have officially been blogging for one month - yey! Go me! One month ago, on the 30th May, I was sitting at home on a Bank Holiday Monday, nursing a two day hangover and whiplash(!) and I wrote my first blog post. This had been something that I had been wanting to do for years, but never had the courage. Maybe the painkillers affected my thinking! The last month has been whirlwind. My blog is growing by the day and, with this, I have learnt so much.


1. The blogging community are the most lovely people 

I obviously came to the 'blogging world' knowing that I would be a teeny, tiny, little fish in a pretty huge pond. There seemed to be so many successful bloggers with thousands of followers and, to be honest, I was a little bit intimidated. But what has really stood out to me is how nice everyone has been. From sharing tips about blogging, to giving nice feedback about my blog, everyone has been so supportive. It's fab!!

2. Twitter chats are the most fun 

Twitter chats have been so useful for networking and getting to speak to lots of the support people I mentioned in my first point. If you are new to a chat people are always so welcoming. It's also been a great place for me to learn blogging tips, find new blogs to read and also find recommendations for beauty products (not that I need the encouragement to buy any more cosmetics!) If you haven't tried a Twitter chat, you are totally missing out.

3. It's a lot harder than I looks

Now, before I start with this, I didn't think that blogging was easy. But I didn't realise how much of my time it would take up. It's like a part-time job in itself! With the taking images, editing the images, writing the post, proof reading the post, gathering the links....I mean, I could go on. There is so much that is involved in blogging that I didn't really consider. With all of this said, I really wouldn't change any of it. I am loving every moment and really enjoying have a creative outlet that I didn't have before. All the hard work is totally worth it.  

4. Numbers aren't everything

Blogging has taught me that some people are so focussed on the 'numbers' and 'follow4follow'. Don't get me wrong, I know having a blog is useless if no one is going to read it. But for me, my blog is my little space on the internet where I can write about the things I am loving or whatever is on my mind. I have been blow away by how much my blog has grown over the last month, but I know its important to remember why I started my blog in the first place - which wasn't for thousands of followers or loads of 'freebies'.

5. You can do anything if you set your mind to it

Before I started this blog I was so down on myself and did have any confidence in my ability to write a blog. But here we are, a month into my blog and I have been able to write a number of pretty good (if I say so myself) blog posts. So doubting Kate, you were wrong! I have grown to genuinely love blogging and I am so excited to push my blog and myself further.

I don't know where this blog will take me, but I am so excited to find out. Here's to many more months. Thanks again for all your continued support.

Love, Kate xx
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  1. This is a lovely look at blogging, I can relate to so many of these! When I started again I found it so hard to keep it going, to keep the posts on coming haha, I didn't estimate the work involved xD it feels so lovely to put things out in to the world that I care about, I adore the chats and meeting new bloggers too! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you!! Thanks for reading. Chats are the best. I don't think anyone really realises the work involved! xx

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  2. I definitely needed this. I started this week and it helps so much to read things like this so thank you! I must admit that I am still hesitant to start Twitter though.. Did you do that from the beginning or later on?

    Lots of love,
    http://dilarabosak.com

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    1. Ahh, I'm really glad to have helped you. Congrats on starting your blog. I would 100% recommend that you get twitter. It is the best place to get your blog noticed. Also the twitter chats are amazing for meeting other bloggers. I had a twitter account right from the beginning - now a month later I have 300 twitter followers.
      I've just added you on Bloglovin so I will check out you blog too!

      Kate xx

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