13.11.14

My experience with Blogging...

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In the past 2 and half years of blogging I have had quite a few people ask me "How do you even start a blog?" "What do you write about?" "How do you even know what to write about?" so I just wanted to give my opinion and tell you what my experiences with blogging have been. 

  • There are some people who start their blogs who know exactly what they are going to write about because they have a passion for it. I knew what I was going to write about because I knew what type of blog this was going to be, it was going to be about me and my life and that includes so many different topics that I can write about that if I am ever going through a bad emotional patch and don't particularly want to write about what I am feeling there are a million other things I could write about that aren't so deep. Whereas others who don't particularly know what they want to write about it takes time to discover what it is you want to write about but that gives you a chance to explore and discover what you really want to write about.
  • In my experience if you don't like what you are writing about people probably aren't going to like reading it.  
  • How do you start writing a blog? Well if you do what I did I just started writing my about me page that's what came easiest for me because it was something I already knew and could express well it was just like reciting a story for me, at that point I wasn't sure how much of me I wanted to share or whether I could really fully share all of that on here but it came with time. 
  • If you're going to write a blog I think you should be writing it for yourself because you enjoy it not because you feel like you have to produce something for your readers. I carry on writing my blog because I really like writing it and I know one day I will look back on my posts and be able to truly appreciate what I went through/am going through and that is something I am really looking forward to. 
  • Keep at it. I find that if you don't write regularly you tend to stop and then I get annoyed with myself because I didn't write for a while whereas if I write regularly I find it much easier to keep on writing if that makes sense.
  • Don't be afraid to share your blog with others. You will be surprised how many people actually relate to what you are saying and if you are anything like me it's nice to find people who feel the same way you do without feeling judged.     
  • Lastly people ask me how I "did" my blog as in the design. Admittedly these are people who have little experience in the blogging world. The short answer is I didn't! I paid someone to re-design the layout and colours of my blog. I told her what I wanted how I wanted it done, the colours I wanted and all of that and she did it. This is simply because I am crap when it comes to technical computer stuff and I wanted my little space on the internet to look pretty and it was worth it for me especially if I was going to look at it 2 to 3 times a week. 

As always, thank-you for reading guys and chat soon 
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3 comments:

  1. That is so true about just writing whatever you like writing. And I wasn't so sure about the letting people know part but I think I agree. It's just difficult being a little judged, that's all. I know many of my friends have no idea I have a blog or if they do, they don't know what it's called. I feel as if the two lessons overlap, and it's difficult to write about what I want if people I know are reading. As for the blog design, if only I knew about that back when I first made my blog...

    -M
    The Life of Little
    Me

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  2. I don't think I let people know about my blog for ages because I was afraid my sisters were going to make fun of me and that people would just think it was a little bit silly but a friend of mine encouraged me to and I never looked back. The way I look at not everyone is going to like everything you write but that shouldn't matter :).


    Also about the people who know you reading thing I find that sometimes they don't like some of the stuff that I write but they appreciate me doing it, it gives them a insight into me and they appreciate that I share it with them.


    Hope you are well M? xoxo

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  3. I really agree that you should blog to make yourself happy. I will continue to do it until I don't enjoy it.

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