So, this July marks exactly one year since i started this blog. Starting out, i wanted something i could do as a hobby and i enjoyed writing so what better than to start a blog. I wanted to create an online diary which i could look back at in the future and say “look at all the amazing things i did”. What i didn’t imagine was how addictive blogging was. It wasn’t just writing about things i’m passionate about, it was connecting with other people.
I’m usually a person who prefers what she knows, – staying in, keeping to myself etc but blogging has made me open up and connect with all you lovely people whether it’s via wordpress, twitter or instagram! I find myself wanting to get involved and i’m working myself up to possibly attending events (watch this space, i’m still completely terrified of meeting new people) and i’m sure in another year things will be completely different.
I didn’t start my blog thinking i would receive free things and i’m still not under that impression. Although i have received some really great products and worked with some amazing brands, that’s not what blogging is about for me. I enjoy writing to connect with people – even if it’s only one person in the entire world. I know some great people in the blogging community and although i haven’t met other bloggers (YET!) they are the best community of people! Always there for each other and so supportive.
I’m still learning – my pictures are not the best and i’m well aware of that. Sometimes i have NO ideas what so ever about posts so there’s nothing for a few weeks but it’s my blog and i’d rather post when i have something to say rather than because i’ve told myself i will post a certain number of times etc.
I’m hoping blogging will bring more great opportunities to connect with others!
Thank you all so much for reading my ramblings and for connecting with me – you have no idea how much it means to me!
We all want our blogs to automatically go viral, to be up there with the top blogs with thousands of views upwards per day. You might wonder why this isn’t happening to you and here are the top 3 reasons:
1) Your content & title don’t match.
You want to write a fashion blog but instead find yourself writing about baking, travel and farming animals. Suddenly your blog title of Fashionmecrazy.com doesn’t seem so relevant. Make sure you chose a blog name not associated directly with one certain niche, you can then change your content when you find exactly what you want to write about.
2) You don’t promote your content.
Writing is a post is all well and good but who is going to see it if you don’t link it up to social media? It will just sit in the huge cavern that is the blogging world and only a few may see it. Social media can reach on average 6,000+ people per day per post. Get yourself out there!
And finally –
3) You expect too much.
You have posted your first blog post – an hour later only 5 people have read it. DO NOT WORRY. 5 people is better than 0 and eventually if you follow the points above, that 5 will turn into 500. People will not flock to your blog just because 1 post has gone up. Be consistent and unique and you will get there. Plus, it’s not all about the followers 😉
… just over a week ago, I thanked all my 50 beautiful followers for taking the time to read and follow my blog. Now, i have 100 followers and i was going to post a picture of my smile, but it doesn’t do it justice to how i’m feeling right now.
I never in a million years thought in less than 1 month i would have this many followers. Thank you ALL for giving me the greatest audience to write for and interact with.
I love all of your blogs and you’re all amazing at what you do, whether it’s for fun or for a job. Keep it up guys 🙂
I shall keep my posts coming and if any of you have any feedback or comments, please let me know 🙂
SO MUCH LOVE FOR ALL YOU GUYS!