Tuesday, 19 January 2016

What I've Learnt From Blogging in the Past Year

blogging tips

I still can't believe that I've been blogging for a whole year! It's crazy! But, I have learnt some things along the way which I would like to share with you.


1. You can't use products until you've taken good enough pictures of them for a review on your blog

Uh. Palettes, mascaras, lipsticks... I could go on. It's annoying when you buy a new product and you can't use it until you've taken good quality photos of it. Unless, you're very organised and take photos/swatches straight away.

2. It's bloody hard work! So much planning and organisation goes into it

When I first started blogging, I knew it wasn't going to be easy but I didn't think that it would be a lot of work either. I didn't realise how much in advance you have to plan your blog posts to stay organised. When I don't plan my posts, I don't have a clue where to start and I just feel lost.

3. Don't compare your blog with other blogs

I know a few bloggers that have done this, myself included. I used to do it all the time. Remember, your blog is yours and it's meant to be different.

4. Don't get stressed

Blogging is my hobby and I love it! But I do admit that I have become stressed before whilst blogging. Don't stress yourself out. Blogging is fun!

5. Write about what you want

I write about what I want anyway and my followers will either like the post or dislike the post. Not everyone will love what you write about. It's your blog, so you write about what you want to write about.

6. You really need a new camera, Megan

Ok, so I have a love hate relationship with my camera. I have a Canon Powershot SX150 IS. Sometimes I can take fantastic photos on it and sometimes they're so crap that the photos come out better on my iPhone 5S. Recently I have been using my iPhone 5S as the quality is a tad better, but it's not amazing! I need to save up for a new camera.
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  1. wow great post! i'll definately will keep these tips in mind for my own blog.
    since i just started blogging, do you have any tips for a newbie like me? https://timnaaatjeuhx.wordpress.com/

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    1. That's great! Just be yourself, that's the best way. Happy blogging!

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  2. Love your tips Megan, you're right you shouln't stressed out or compare your blog to others! every blog is unique & lovely in it's own special way <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. Definitely! I sometimes still compare it now and I tell myself that I shouldn't x

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  3. Agree to all of the above! Blogging is so hard, I think YouTube-ing is too so I hate reading hate comments when people say their post or video will be uploaded late. Haha so true about taking photos, I always keep my products all wrapped up still in their boxes until the right time!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. I would love to start YouTube but I just don't know how I'd find the time with blogging and my life as well.

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  4. Agree with all of you points.
    Alicia :)
    http://bambidreaming.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Torturous having to stash your new make up away until there's a good lighting day! I find it really hard not to compare myself to others though, I love others blogs! x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. I know, tell me about it! Especially now it's Winter, it's such hard work taking blog photos when the weather's crappy x

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  6. I couldn't agree more with these. I hate it when I get stressed about blogging, because it's meant to be something I do for fun!xxx

    wwww.dimpl3dbrunette.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Exactly! But when something doesn't go my way (blogging wise) I get way too stressed and tell myself that it's just for fun so chill out haha! x

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