On the 25th of February, I published my first ever post on my old blog – Brush and Needle. I’m not encouraging you to read it, as I’m not very proud of it, but I still keep it for sentimental purposes 😀 Since then, many things changed – including me getting my own domain!!
Apart from that, here are some stats:
- 71 posts
- 943 followers
- quite a lot of views and likes 😀
There are a few things that I’ve learned for 6 months:
1. The blogging community is super supportive!
I’ve never ever expected to get so much support and lovely comments! I always thought that blogging is something distant, that you do it secretly on your own, and strangers just laugh at you when they hear the word ‘blogger’.
To my surprise, that’s not the case – at all!! Everybody here is super nice, I’ve never got a single negative comment and even (most of) my friends are happy that I’ve finally found a hobby that I love doing.
2. You somehow get to work with brands!
I’ve always thought that you need thousands of daily views to get noticed and again to my surprise – that’s not the case!
I pitched my first idea to a brand when I was a little over 150 followers and I’m so grateful that they said yes!! Since then I got a tiny confidence boost and although some companies say no, there are still plenty of lovely people on the other side of the computer who would happily work with you!
By the way, would you like to see some more on that topic?
3. You should never compare yourself with other bloggers.
Okay, this one is a bit controversial. You should never compare yourself with Becky, who started blogging two weeks after you, but now has 120 followers more than you.
Instead of being jealous or miserable, you should always think of what can you do to become a better blogger or even a person. Should you write more personal posts, should you learn how to get higher quality photos, should you engage more with your readers… you know, stuff like that. When you write posts that are meaningful to you, numbers will come with no effort at all.
Ahh it’s still unbelievable how quickly those 6 months passed! I’m so happy that I found blogging as my creative outlet and I’m definitely going to keep doing it. But at the same time, I’m still a bit too shy to share my blog on my personal Facebook page and I’m also conscious when I’m writing my posts (what would somebody think of me when they read it) buuuuut argh, I don’t know. I guess you should just keep doing what you love!
What did you learn from your blogging journey and what are your goals for the future?
Thank you for always being here,