Tomorrow is my 2 year blogging anniversary. It’s weird because I feel like I have been blogging for ages but really 2 years isn’t long in the grand scheme of things. Blogging was something I knew very little about when I first started out, I just thought I had a few interesting bits to say and wanted my own little hub. There are a few things blogging has taught me too I thought I would share them with you.
Being organised is easy, staying organised is hard
If there is one thing you need as a blogger it is organisation skills. There are a million and one different components to blogging and then if you have a day job on top of that it can quickly spiral out of control. I try to stay a couple of weeks in front when it comes to my blog. This isn’t always possible but anything to make life easier, i’m on board!
Balance is key
I love blogging and I enjoy doing all the little bits and then getting the finished project. However, one thing I have learnt is that balance is key. Like everyone, I have a full time job, a boyfriend, amazing family/friends and my blog – I love all of them so its about making sure each one is feeling the love. I’m not perfect and it is definitely easier said than done but I find focusing on one thing at a time helps.
Natural light is the best
I love summer – even more so now that I am a blogger. Everything looks so much better in natural light. Those few extra hours of light in summer means that I don’t have to wait around for one day in the middle of winter that has decent light. Before blogging I obviously thought my selfies looked better in natural light but I only really appreciated it when I wanted to up my photography on my blog. So if you are starting out in blogging don’t waste your time buying all those fancy lights all you need is the good old natural sunlight (when it appears).
You can’t do everything
I guess this comes into the balance is key bit. It is hard sometimes when you really want to go to an event or you really want to write a post while you have it in your head. You have to learn that you can’t do everything, unless you have a team, you are one person and shouldn’t burn yourself out. A schedule helps if you want to do more but it isn’t the end of the world if you miss a post because you are too busy.
Do you blog? What do you like about it?