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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Started Blogging

I just wanted to say, thank you guys so much for the love on my last post, I am honestly not 100% confident with outfit posts yet, but i'll get there. I've seen a few of these types of posts floating around recently, and I thought i'd share some of the things I wish I'd have known before I started blogging. Just in case you're feeling a bit curious, or if you want to start blogging yourself. 


PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
This might be a bit of an obvious one to some people, but you can't expect to be perfect at everything after your first few blog posts. For example, my older photos used to be awful, however i'm so happy that I have managed to improve my blog photography, but it has taken time. Not just to perfect the shots and know how to position things, but to learn my perfect editing style and things like that. Don't expect immediate results overnight.

NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO HELP YOU
You have to watch out for the snakes in the grass, because not everyone is out to help you or be your friend. The blogging community is amazing, however there are a few individuals who are selfish, and only want the best for themselves. Trust your instincts and if something doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. Don't let people take you for granted. 



PR GIFTS ARE NICE, BUT COMPANIES MIGHT TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE
Okay, this is a lesson I have recently learnt, know your worth when it comes to collaborating with brands. I won't talk about my recent experience, but make sure if you're going to work for free, that the expectations aren't too high. If you can, charge a fee, because creating content is a lot of work. It's important that if you collaborate, it benefits both parties, know your worth and don't settle for something you're not completely happy with. 

IT'S NOT THAT EASY
Luckily, I never started blogging for the money, or the free gifts. (I don't need to tell you that if those are your motives you're not going to get very far.) Anyway, I didn't realise that once I started taking it a bit more seriously, it's actually not as easy as people think it is. Everything from creating content, editing, writing, scheduling tweets and promotions is hard work and takes a lot of time. Finding the perfect balance is hard, especially seeing as i'm currently in my third year of uni, but it's all worth it, just make sure you love what you're doing. 

These are some of the most important things (in my opinion) that you need to consider and take into account if you want to start blogging and they're the things I wish i'd have known before I started blogging. I'd love to know your thoughts and if there's anything you wish you'd have known before starting a blog. I hope you all have an amazing week!


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  1. i really had to learn that i can only be happy with my blog and blogging if i do what i want to do and the way i want to do it and it made the biggest difference to me.
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    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. Yes! I love having that outlook about blogging, it makes it so much more enjoyable! It's so easy to get sucked into comparing yourself to others xx

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  2. Companies trying to take advantage is definitely something I wasn't prepared for when I started blogging. So many companies expect the world from you for very little in return, it's really awful.

    Chloe x

    http://www.yourschloe.co.uk/

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    1. It's actually awful, i've had a couple of bad experiences recently that I wasn't prepared for, and it's so eye opening! xx

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  3. I have been blogging for four years now and its so tough to gain a following I still have so much work to do regarding that.

    Candice | beautycandyloves.co.za

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  4. This is a super interesting read! I'm trying to grow my blog so these points are definitely helpful Xx

    http://asplashofsharan.com/

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