4 Lessons Learned From Blogging

I started reading blogs 7-8 years ago and it took me 3 years to finally have the courage and start my own blog. At first, I had no idea what I was doing, the layout and photos were a mess and social media was like quantum physics to me. At one point though, I decided to change some things. Not necessarily in terms of page views, but in the fact that I found a little place that`s my own, where I can be myself and talk to like minded people. Besides editing and coding, here`s what I learned from blogging so far:

1. Change Is Good
At first, I started as a fashion blogger, then I moved to beauty and now I am what some might call a book blogger. While I liked talking about clothes and makeup, I love talking about books. And I want to write about things that I am truly passionate about. Who knows? In the near future, I might indulge in some lifestyle posts. All I know is that I`m constantly trying to make things interesting.  

2.  Always Be Yourself
I know this is some Dr.Phil bullshit. But the truth is that the world is full of blogs, who often talk about the same topics. You need to bring something else to the table. I don`t write the most elaborate reviews, but I try to insert my personality into the content. I am quite sarcastic and I love making stupid jokes, so when I write something you`ll see at least one stupid pun. And to be honest, I had quite a few people that said they laughed so hard at a certain line. It felt so good to know that someone liked my content and that would have never happened if I wrote what I thought to be right.

3. Don`t Compare Yourself To Others
This post turns into such a cliche, stop me when I start sounding as wise as Jaden Smith! I think a lot of us look at famous people and think: why we can`t I be like them? Why is their life so glamorous and mine is so mundane? Well, first of all, they worked a lot for that. You can`t expect brands to approach you after one month of blogging. You should enjoy your life and blogging, otherwise, your readers will sense your bitterness and then things will really go south.

4. Statistics Are Not Everything
Now that you stopped stressing about the fact that you don`t have your own clothing/beauty line, you should do the same about statistics. Some blogs grow faster than others, but any new reader is an achievement on its own. Like everyone else, I check my blogging progress. But I do it more because I want to know what needs to be improved, not because I want to gain something. Basically, checking is good, worrying is bad. Hope you get my logic.

I would also like to say that social media will be your saviour, so always pay attention to your accounts. But most important, enjoy what you do and everything will fall into the right place. 





10 comments :

  1. Great lessons! It’s hard not to obsess about stats, but meeting people through blogging is way more rewarding than the numbers.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I sometimes worry about stats a bit more than I want to, but I try to remind myself that I blog because I like it, not because I want to gain something. It is frustrating when you write a great post and nobody seems to see it, but that`s life I guess.

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  2. These are such great pieces of advice! I do my best to keep each in mind, though some of them are harder than others some days.

    Thank you so so much for stopping by my blog earlier! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. The statistics one is the hardest I think. I stress about them more than I`d like to admit, but at the end of the day, you give your best and hope for the best.

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  3. Awesome post and such great lessons :) Thanks for sharing, Georgina!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  4. I quickly learnt to just do what I wanted on my blog - if I didn't enjoy it then the content sounded super forced! :) Tania Michele xx

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    1. That`s great, it`s good that you found your identity so quick.

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