WHAT I HAVE LEARNT FROM BLOGGING SO FAR...


So my blog had been up and running for about 8 months know and its definitely been a learning curve but i've been loving every minute of it. Since i've been blogging there has been so much that I've learnt and didn't realise went into writing a blog, so I wanted to bring to you some of the main things I've learnt from blogging...


1. A lot more time and effort goes into writing a post than you think! Before I started my own blog I would spend hours reading posts from some of my favourite bloggers but I didn't realise how much time actually went into writing the posts. One simple post involves photography, editing photos, writing the post and social media to promote the post. For most bloggers, like me, this is unpaid as its something we enjoy. I tend to photograph and write my posts in bulk on the weekend or if I have a day of uni and will schedule for the rest of the week. 

2. Bloggers don't automatically receive free products! When I started my blog it was never with the intention to receive free stuff, I started it as an outlet about something I enjoy. However, I did see that a lot of blogger do receive free stuff so that would be an added bonus. Being a relatively new blogger I have received a few free items but the majority of products I have bought myself with my own money. 

3. The majority of the blogging community all support each other! One thing I have found being a blogger is just how supportive bloggers are of each. Going through high school and university I have found you always come across bitchy girls who only want to see people fail, but in the blogging world I have yet to come across that. From speaking to other bloggers online and meeting at events everyone is so supportive of each other and just wants everyone to do well!

4. You don't need to blog about every new beauty product! This is something I am still kind of guilty of, although it is also my makeup obsession. I do have a slight issue with buying makeup, however I have no realised that you don't need every new beauty product in the market to be able to blog. There is so many other post ideas and now that i'm a student i'll be digging into the back of my makeup collection for some inspiration for future blog posts.

5. There is no right or wrong way to blog! Being a blogger and reading other bloggers posts you make think that there is a certain way for it to be done or you can only write about certain things - this is not true. I started blogging as a creative outlet for something I love, and while I make be one of 1000s of other beauty bloggers I think we all have out own little niche. Although my blog is primarily beauty I still throw in the occasional lifestyle post because it's something I enjoy and my blog is for me!

I hope you all enjoyed this post!

xo

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  1. I've only had my blog since July and I definitely agree with you that the blogging community is supportive! It's so nice when people go out of their way to leave positive comments on each others blogs! It just makes writing posts worthwhile and enjoyable!xx

    http://rebeccaoliviacapel.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. everyone is so nice and supportive! thanks for your comment xo

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  2. I just got back into blogging and I totally forgot how much work goes into a post! Loved reading this! xx

    A Little Dose of Makeup

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    1. Thanks for you comment, its great isn't it! xo

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  3. The blogging community couldn't be any better really could it! And I agree there's no right or wrong way to blog, it's your space to express what you want! Great post :)

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for your comment, I was really shocked at how nice everyone is! xo

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  4. Loved this post, agree with all your points but especially the first one! xx
    Chasing Belle 23

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  5. Love this post, definitely agree, most people don't realise everything we go through to put up a post! Lots of love, N x

    captivatestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. This was so well written! I agree with all of the points that you made, especially about posts taking a lot of time to create! I spend about as much time working on my blog a week as I do at my day job.

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Ah thank you! So time consuming isn't it, but I love it! xo

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  7. Wow, you've done so well and you've only been blogging for a few months!! Great post though, I can totally relate to everything you've noted there, especially being a new blogger x

    Aliya x | thecatandthegirl.blogspot.co.uk | https://www.bloglovin.com/people/thegirl09-10150959

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  8. Totally agree with the first one - I definitely didn't realise how long it'd take me to get posts written and put together! My blog's super new but I'm really enjoying it so far and actually enjoying putting all the time in - and yes, super supportive, lovely community :)

    Misia xx | gowashyourface.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment, so much work but so worth it xo

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  9. I've been blogging for what will be 2 years soon, and I have learnt so much - it's not until you start a blog yourself that you realise how much time and effort it takes xx

    sophiejc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I didn't realise either! Thanks for your comment xo

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