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Friday, 17 March 2017

5 THINGS YOU SHOULD AVOID NEW TO BLOGGING


I am no expert when it comes to giving advice with blogging. Although some of you may find this helpful and that's what I am hoping the outcome will be. I've been blogging for around a year and a half / 2 years. I did start a different/total random blog when I was 17/18? I based it on fitness, and soon fell out of love with it. I didn't have a flipping clue about fitness, I just thought I did as I wanted to become one of them fitness freaks. Epic fail that was! So I've had my time with Blogger and have learnt so many things. So hopefully I've got you covered on a few things and you learn something here.




ACCEPTING WORK WITH EVERYONE
It's so easy to jump at any opportunity when you first start blogging. You see others on Instagram/Twitter totally winning at it. It's so easy to not only jump at the first oppertunity of working with a brand, but to want to work for anyone that comes to you. When you have this opportunity, you want to only work with brands that relate to your blog. Like I wouldn't work with a brand about protein shakes and etc, as I work with more Beauty related. I have added Lifestyle type posts into my blog, but my mind isn't set to want to even try out fitness shakes and etc. If a fashion pr company came to me about working with them, then I might think twice about it as I'd love to add more Fashion posts to my blog. But ONLY if I'd purchase it myself in the first place - with my own money.

POSTING MORE THAN ONCE A DAY ON YOUR BLOG
It's so easy to get carried away at the beginning. When you're at the first stages of your blog, it's so easy to want to post and post and post. However, that isn't going to get people to come read your blog, that isn't going to draw people in. When it comes to blogging, it's such a long winded hobby to get to your first 1,000 blog views. It takes forever to even get 100 followers on Instagram. You want to space out the amount of times you post a week. I think 2/3 posts a week is healthiest. You want to work out when your blog gets most viewed throughout the day/week. 

DO NOT BUY FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM/TWITTER OR ANYWHERE
Ok, this is something that so many bloggers are currently doing - whether you're new to this or not. WE KNOW WHEN YOU ARE BUYING FOLLOWERS. I mean, it's your blog and it's yourself your cheating - not your followers. I will follow someone if I like their accounts/blog, whether they have 100 followers or 10K. However, I will tell you this now..
When you see someone that has 10K followers but only receives up to 100 likes on each photo and gets 1 or 2 comments - that doesn't seem so realistic does it? Keep that in mind, I'm all for supporting and loving on others and I just want to follow you in the correct direction. <3

GOING OUT AND SPENDING AND SPENDING
Ok, so when you start up.. You wanna go out and buy a funky camera, good lighting, props, buy yourself a domain name and a sassy layout for your blog. DON'T DO IT ALL IN ONE BLOW. I did this. I got so so so carried away with not only buying this, but spending and spending on make up and anything I saw in sight basically. I fell out of love with my blog as I was just picking things up for the S A K E O F I T. You might be starting your blog and are totally loving it, but you might find in 6 months time - you're actually not interested & blogging isn't for you.

DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHERS
This is so so SOO easily done. You just compare and compare. I've done it, you've done it - yes you reading this. We've all done it. However, try not too!!! You could come across someone that has over 1,000 followers than you - but they could have started a month/year before you. You just need to keep at doing you, and keep doing what you're doing. Don't watch other people, don't question other people - just focus on yourself - that's when you go far. It's when you least expect it - ALWAYS IS. When you're so fixed on other people that's when you don't realise, you're not doing too good. You forget about your ambitions/goals and how far you've already came.


Have you got any top tips you'd tell yourself if you were new to blogging?

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6 comments

  1. This post is just on point! I was so tempted to just spend when I first started but I definitely didn't need to! And the comparing too, it's so easy to do but not everyone started on the same day! Great read lovely.
    Emily-May x

    www.theaurasoflife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I hear ya sista! Got to a T. It's so hard not to compare, but we do and that's what makes us carry on and what to achieve more and better <3

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  2. What a great post. I agree with you on all points. I would tell myself that traffic is slooow in the beginning and will not increase in a linear way, like I imagined, but that's totally normal. And that because traffic is so slow in the beginning I would allow myself to be even less perfectionistic and try everything because no one will see it anyway ��

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    1. I totally agree with you! It's really like a waiting game to get to a new achievement on followers and etc. Everytime you do reach a goal, I think it's totally acceptable to reward yourself too - because it's a tough game blogging. Thank you reading gorgeous <3

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  3. These are all great tips. I wish I had read something like this when I first started out blogging 4 years ago! I ALWAYS compared myself to others and looking back on that, I realised how unhappy I was with blogging back then because I thought my blogs weren't good enough. Over the years I've learnt to focus more on myself and what makes ME happy! Lovely post x

    Charlotte | http://fadingtulips.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've got 5 Things You Need To Do New To Blogging coming this Friday too, as I want to get positive and negatives out there. Comparing yourself is something we all do in day to day life, let alone in the blogging/career side of things. I think if you're happy about writing about something and taking photos, then your readers will enjoy it too!
      Thank you for reading lovely <3

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