My 1 year Blogging Anniversary!
I wasn’t actually going to write a post about this but then I thought hey why not! I should celebrate my achievements no matter how big or small. So here we are, 1 year since I started Blogging. I actually can’t believe its a year even though it seemed so long ago. I have learnt so much and I still feel like I have so much more to learn but there have definetly been some great moments.
Creating my Blog
For a long time blogging was something I just thought I could have ago at but never thought I would actually do it. But then I took on the task of creating a blog and let me tell you I was out of my depth. I literally had no idea what I was doing. I would spend hours and hours reading about something that would take about 5 minutes to actually do. And even though it’s by no means perfect I’m really happy I challenged myself do it. The theme of my blog is something I would still like to improve in the future and I wouldn’t say no to some help this time haha.
Finding my niche
I’ve felt over the last 6 months I’ve really started to understand what direction I want to go in with my blog. At the beginning I did a couple of posts about performing but I felt like I couldn’t be that creative with that topic and it was quite restricting. I also focused heavily on beauty, which I still want to pursue but I feel like the lifestyle aspect of my blog is where I feel most comfortable. I have enjoyed talking about personal topics that I hope people can relate to. It is definitely something I have become a lot more interested in reading with other peoples blogs and I think it’s great to have a space to share some ‘real talk’.
Putting Pressure on myself
I have felt like I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself with my blog. Sometimes that’s been good and productive but sometimes it’s been unrealistic. I have found it hard not to compare myself to people who do this for a living. And there’s been times where I’ve felt like I’m doing it all wrong because I have no clue what I’m doing. But I think that everyone starting must feel like that and Ive started to put less pressure on myself about creating certain types of content that I don’t have the time or the money to do in my current situation.
First sponsored post
My first sponsored post was a big achievement for me. I couldn’t believe a brand had actually got in contact with *ME*. I really enjoyed creating that post as it was something I love (watching TV ha). And I was lucky enough to work with them a second time too. And of course it’s lovely to get a bit of income for something that you are putting a lot of time and effort into. It can also come with a bit of disappointment when you’re a small time blogger like me and you dont hear anything from anyone in a while. But hey I’ve got this far and I’m still enjoying it so no point packing it in just because there’s no ‘exciting’ emails that everyone else seems to be getting.
Thats really weird to write because I don’t feel like I really have the right to say that. But the most rewarding part of having my blog apart from creating posts is from you guys who read and comment on them. Especially on my more personal posts, the comments and feedback has really ment a lot and makes me want to keep writing and finding new ideas to share with all of you.
I have mostly learnt to just enjoy it and not drive myself mad if things dont always go to plan. And thank you to all you guys who take the time to read 🙂 xx