So this is a bit of a truth post now. About all this blogging malarkey. In a months time I’ll be wishing my little space on the internet a very happy Birthday. Of course I’ll be celebrating as a year in the making of, well, me is a truly big thing for me.
When I started my blog almost a year ago I literally just started it as a “new year new me” resolution and I never thought I would be still typing up my thought process this far down the line. But here I am and my passion and love for it grows stronger and stronger. My writing skills have improved dramatically but no doubt there will still be typos and misspelt words within this very blog post. But who gives a crap!
I have learnt a ten tonnes of stuff along the way and I am still learning a lot on what blogging is all about but the truth is it’s all still very alien to me. It’s been a gift being able to learn on the job. Learning new writing styles, where to put a comma, what to write about, what to post, what to wear, who to write to, who’s my audience, am I doing this right? And so forth. The list is endless but so exhilarating when at the end of each post I know that I have done this. I have created this all from that little pea brain of mine. Trust it’s a small brain.
So that leads me into my next thought. I have had some amazing messages and comments on both my content and writing and it brings me absolute joy that you, yes you, have been reading my hard work. The praise is phenomenal so I couldn’t thank you more. You’ve asked me how I do it? How do I start up a blog? Well leading back to the title of this post, I have no bloody clue! Nada!
However, I wanted to share with you my best advice from what I have learnt and hopefully it’ll help you start your own, I guess, online diary about you!
There’s nothing worse then seeing someone’s beautiful personality being shattered because they want to be like someone else. My biggest and most important message is to just be you. Find something personal about yourself, something interesting that someone (or you) would like the read and see. The best bloggers are authentic and each to their own and I love that personal touch.
Don’t say yes to every brand:
There will come a point that brands will want you to promote their stuff by either gifting or paying you which is absolutely amazing. It’s ok to say no sometimes, if you don’t value or trust the brand don’t post? It’s a thing I have picked up along the way. If you yes yes to everything you begin to look like an online shopping portal like eBay or Amazon and you lose your sense of personal touch. Value your loved brands 💗
LOL! Did I actually just title this section “find yourself”? Well, to be honest it’s true! Blogging has kind of taught me who I am, what my interests are, slowly, I am developing my own theme across my blog and social media which fits me and who I am. It’s a trial and error process but exciting when you finally figure it out!
Put your phone down:
Head space. Keep your head clear at the most part of times as it will help you think more. I tend to put my phone on flight mode when it gets to a certain point in the evening. A good nights sleeps is well needed especially when you’re the type of person who can’t switch off.
Doodle pad and notes:
Here I am again nattering about my notepads but they honestly work. Write down your ideas when your out and about if you have a brain wave for a blog post. You’ll never go short on what to write! It’s also great to doodle in.
Write from the heart:
God these titles are getting a wee bit cringe now aren’t they? There’s nothing more noteworthy when a blogger writes from the heart. You can tell there is care and it’s all the more distinctive to read. Be passionate and don’t do it just because it’s ‘work’.
I guess you could almost say I am writing this as reminders to myself as well as just for you! I’d love to say that I have cracked the whole blogger scene but truthfully I am still in the process of learning the ins and outs and the rights from wrongs.
The most important thing for me is that I have found something which pushes me to the limits and beyond, its something I am proud of and finally I can say I have a passion for something.
ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝕊𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕞𝕪 𝕞𝕠𝕠𝕟 𝕓𝕖𝕒𝕞
Oh and here’s some photos of me which are totally unrelated but the beret was pretty chic so here this are: