Two Years of Blogging: What I've Learned

Monday, March 13, 2017

A lot has changed around here in the past two years since I've had this little space on the internet. Not just on my blog but in the blogging world in general.

Over the past couple of years I've used this blog for a lot of things, as a way to connect, as a place to keep digital memories, and much less frequently as a source of income.

After two relatively consistent years of showing up here, I thought I'd share a few things I've learned so far with all of you.

If you fall off the blogging planet for any period of time, it will still be there waiting for you. Life gets busy, we've all got a million and one things to do. If you take a little hiatus it will be okay. The blogging world will take you back.

Write for yourself. This goes a little into the first point. This is your space, and these are your words. Write what matters to you, when you have the time, and if you happen to connect with others out there than it makes it that much better.

Don't be afraid to reach out. If you want to connect with another blogger or a brand, don't be afraid to reach out. Start with a few comments, or email a company to tell them how you could help them promote their product. The absolute worst they can do is tell you they're not interested at the time, and that's okay too. Just keep trying.

Use other social media's to share your posts. If you are looking at increasing your readership, using other social medias to share your posts is one of the best things you could do. I love using Pinterest to share my posts, especially if I have a relevant picture that would look appealing on a Pinterest board. Find out which social media accounts work best for yours through trial and error.

Idea's will come and they will go. I like to try to have a few "series" type posts that I know I can use each month to fill in space when the inspiration isn't necessarily flowing. You can also always try to find things in your life that you could use for a post, but don't be discouraged if you're not full of ideas at some point or another.

Don't compare yourself. It's easy to see someone else's blog and automatically assume they're doing something you aren't because they have more comments on a post, or because they always seem full of interesting and new blog post ideas. But the worst thing you can do is compare yourself to them. Instead, engage in other people's posts. Spend some time putting in the work, and likely the results will follow.

Have fun with it. There isn't anything being expected of you, so have some fun, get creative and make your online space something you're proud of.

Have you been blogging for awhile? What have you learned so far? 
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3 comments

  1. This is a great post and so true!! Happy 2 years, it's amazing how fast it goes by. I'm coming up on my 9th year and it has flown by.

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  2. What a lovely post! These are all great and so true. Your blog will always be there if you take a break, and it's important to write for yourself and be happy with what you create. That's something I've been trying to learn these days. Thanks for this post love it was a refreshing read! xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

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  3. I know I shouldn't compare myself to other bloggers... But it's so hard sometimes to stop myself!

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