Blogging | One Year On

I can’t believe how fast a year has gone. I wrote my first, and pretty shit if I’m being completely honest, blog post on 6th August 2015. You can read it here if you really feel the need to 😛 When I started I didn’t really have any idea what I was going to write about, how my blog would evolve or that I’d keep writing posts so regularly.

I’m pretty darned proud that I’ve kept it up for a whole year, so here are ten things I’ve learnt about blogging:

  1. Spending time to take the perfect shot makes me feel more proud of my blog. I’ve also learnt it can take hours. And sometimes tears. I’ve also learnt sometimes I don’t need to be so much of a perfectionist.
  2. I still care about stats, but in a different way than I did when I first started. I write more for me now.
  3. It’s okay to turn down opportunities because they don’t fit with my blog. Although who doesn’t want to review a sex toy that been used in a promo vid? (Me, that’s who!)
  4. Non-bloggers really, really do not understand blogging, think it’s easy as hell to bash out a quick post and don’t understand when you’re trying to take food flatlays. Don’t touch the food till I’ve finished! FFS.
  5. People are not only curious about blogging but are also blunt about it “oh, you’re a blogger? How much do you get paid?” Well, how much do YOU get paid? What kind of sex do you like? Why is that somehow more inappropriate than what you’re asking me?
  6. There are massively supportive online blogging communities who build each other up rather than tearing them down. However, there are some people who will argue just for the sake of it. And that’s what the mute buttons are for.
  7. I have more patience than I thought I did. I own a product I bought over a month ago but haven’t used it as I haven’t been able to get that perfect photo yet.
  8. It’s okay not to blog if I don’t feel like it and don’t beat myself up for not posting. It’s less stressful that way and my posts aren’t forced and crap. Hopefully.
  9. I own too much stuff. I have a chest of drawers full of products and samples. It’s now starting to encroach into J’s drawer. Oops.
  10. Scheduling tweets is necessary but a massive pain in the arse. I love spending my evenings scheduling, honest!

What have you learnt since you started blogging? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

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  1. Congrats on one year! I’ve definitely learnt a lot of the same things as you in my year of blogging, to be honest. Also that scheduling tweets for the month is the best option; although it’s like 2-3 hours of scheduling, it’s mostly (apart from post promo tweets) done for the month. And that I have zero patience. It takes so much to hold myself back from using/opening a new product until I’ve photographed it! Haha x

  2. Congrats on one year of blogging 🙂 It’s all so much more work than I think people realise! I’m still quite new to it all so have lots more to learn x

  3. Congrats on the 1 year! I totally empathise with number 1. Although I did definitely laugh at the tears, sometimes you just gotta let go haha! Don’t even tell me that ‘perfect photo’ was of what we were doing on the pier?! Hahaha!

    Tania | teabee x

  4. Happy Blog Birthday, you should be proud, you’ve worked so hard into making your blog look so amazing. I love reading your posts.
    Sharon xx

  5. Happy 1 year blogiversary. Ooh the stress of people touching the food!! Why can’t people just conform to the bloggers protocol of not eating until necessary photographs have been taken?

  6. Congratulations on one year of blogging! I agree with all of your points especially about not realising your own patience. | Amy x

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