12 Things I've Learnt From Blogging!


1. Blogging is more time consuming than it looks - taking photos, editing, writing , admin can easily take up a good few hours!

2. 'Rome wasn't built in a day' - that old chestnut of a saying is so true when it comes to blogging - it takes time to build a readership, find your way and generally figure out what kind of content you want to produce.

3. Negativity exists in every walk of life - sadly, theres always going to be some negative issues when it comes to blogs. Theres been quite a bit over the past few weeks. Personally, I choose to ignore it and focus on the good things.

4. Which brings me nicely to no.4 - that there are some awesome people out there!

5. You want to buy every new release - As a blogger and reader, I have a massive wish list. Thank God I have some self restraint.

6. You purchase unnecessary things for photo props - I didn't need that makeup bag, tray or notebook but they make my photos look prettier!

7. You will compare yourself to other bloggers - its so easy to do but its unnecessary pressure. Being yourself is what sets you apart and makes you stand out.

8. Its ok to take a step back - taking a break can bring new and fresh ideas

9. Stats are not that important - If blogging is your source of income then obviously they do but as a hobby, I don't think they're worth fretting over. Sure, its interesting to see what blog posts are most popular and whereabouts your readers are from but if you're enjoying writing/blogging then thats all that really matters.

10. However, if you do want to get your blog out there then networking is a must - twitter chats, commenting, sharing your blog link etc will help do that.

11. Not everyone is going to like you/your blog - your blog isn't going to be everyones cup of tea and that's perfectly ok. It would be boring if everyone liked the same things.

12. Blogging can really improve your confidence - I wasn't in a great place when I started this blog but finding something I enjoy and actually sticking to it has really helped to improve my self esteem. I'm a naturally shy person but putting myself out there a little has given me a boost!

These are just a few things I've learnt in over two years of blogging. I'm sure every blogger has various things they've learnt about the blogging world and themselves in their blogging journey. If you have any, I'd love to know!


  1. Couldn't agree more with what you've said! Great post lovely x

  2. Great post, it was really interesting :)


  3. This is such a lovely post, I really like that the blogging community is something that everyone shares and understands. You're so right about all of these points especially things like comparing yourself to others and having to take the time to build up a relationship but when it happens it's so worth it!

    Jade | skinsweet

  4. I just kept smiling and shaking my head yes to all of these, great post!
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  5. Fantastic post girl! I can't agree more with every point. It's good to know that others compare themselves even though we know not too ;)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  6. I never realised how time consuming it could be until I started for myself!


  7. Oh god - number 6 LOL! Been there :)

  8. I have to keep remembering number 2!! It's so hard to be patient and wait for a little bit of luck so you can develop some readership. I think another point should be that blogging teaches you patience! haha
    timid lioness

  9. Oh yes! They're all true for me as well!


  10. awesome post & i was nodding my head in agreement to a lot of it!

  11. How much you had followers after a year of blogging? More than half of these facts are really for me to. :-))
    Sorry for mistakes.
    http://markgirla.blogspot.com and http://aqbuu.blogspot.com

  12. I completely agree with everything you said. I think if blogging is what makes you happy, it can really help you to become more confident and make you happy on a daily basis:)

  13. I feel the same way. Especially about your 1ste comment and the last one. I wanted to blog for so long but I felt very insecure and ashamed. Now I finally got my blog and I'm very proud of it. I spend a lot of time taking pictures and writing so it basically is a new hobby and I don't have time for the negative things anymore. So yes, 12. So true. xx

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  14. This is such a lovely and honest post! Thank you for sharing! Charley xx

    ps. is there an app you us to put the text over your photos?

  15. I did a similar post called 8 things I've learnt as a blogger. Here's the link if you want to have a look: http://bit.ly/1dXMR0D.Great post, I agree with everything that you've mentioned. Another point to add is going to meetups/events as well is a great way to meet bloggers in person and make new friends.




  16. I completely agree with this! It's a really helpful post for my self-esteem when it takes to blogging :) xx


  17. this is such a nice post i really enjoyed reading your post i agree so much with the first point made blogging is so understated

  18. awh this was such a nice post to read and so helpful as I've just started my own blog recently :) puts some of my fears and anxieties at bay x

  19. i totally agree with you! keep the good work!

  20. great post! i agree, I always want to buy the latest make up products to create new blog posts, but recently i've been trying to cut down on my spending. its very hard but better than wasting money on things i really don't need!


  21. Number 6 is sadly very true for me haha :') Great post - so relatable!

    All Things Elsie

  22. I love this post :) So true!



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