10 things I wish I knew when I started blogging

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Two and a half years of blogging has taught me a lot of important lessons. I've compiled a list of things I wish I knew when I first started blogging so that it can help those of you who have a blog/ are thinking of starting one.
  • Never apologise for not posting on your blog/ social media for a long period of time; it's much nicer to tell people what you've been up to recently and get on with your post instead of creating unnecessary negativity.

  • Be patient - 1000 followers are not likely to appear overnight. Blogging requires hard work and persistence. 

  • Blog because you love it - not because everyone else is doing it, or because you want free products.

  • Be original (this is so so important). There is no point copying another blogger because their blog already exists and people don't want to read the same thing twice. Create new, unique content and be confident with what you're putting out there. It is your personal space, own it!

  • Use other bloggers as inspiration NOT competition - comparing yourself to others under any circumstances makes you feel miserable so there really isn't any point.

  • Experiment - you don't need to get everything perfect the first go!

  • If you contact a company asking to collaborate and they reply saying that they can't/ aren't interested, always reply to thank them for responding.

  • Pick 2-3 social media platforms (or however many you can manage) and post as often as you can, rather than having 10 accounts that rarely get used.

  • You don't have to do everything on your blog - by focusing on a couple of topics e.g. fashion and food, it's easier to gain an audience as people know what they are coming to read.

  • Give pictures titles when saving them e.g. instead of 'DSC0798' call it the title of the post - this helps drive traffic to your blog i.e. a greater audience that you can reach and connect with! 

If you have a blog, I'd love to hear what you've learnt and then other readers can also learn some tips from you!


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