Thoughts on My Blog

With the year slowly winding down (or up?), I’ve been spending more time thinking on my blog- where it’s currently at, where I’ve come from, and where I want it to go. I firmly believe that blogs are living things that grow and change with us (or away from us), and it’s a good exercise for any blogger to take stock of what they are creating and publishing.

Thoughts on My Blog

 

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The Pinterest Question

Pinterest is a hot topic in the blogging world. I think it’s calmed down in the actual world, but it still consumes hours upon hours of bloggers’ lives and it’s very much considered an integral part of blogging for many people. Each form of social media is a living and breathing animal that behaves however it’s creators want (which is completely unbeknownst to the rest of us). In my quest to educate myself, I’ve tried to find as much information as I could about Pinterest, and after much thought, these are the conclusions that I arrived at!

The Pinterest Question

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4 Blogging Regrets

Blogging is a bizarre hobby when you think about it. There is a huge divide between people who touch their blog once a month, and people who check it countless times throughout the day. Many of us hold ourselves to these weirdly high standards (that only apply to the most successful of bloggers that have monthly traffic of millions) for some reason, when we could just be enjoying it for what it is! Today is all about introspection-┬á I’m sharing my blogging regrets, and how I’m feeling about my blog now.

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How to Run Social Media for Your Blog

I am by no means an expert in social media or running a blog, but I have learned quite a bit in the almost three years that I’ve had my blog. There are countless courses in how to boost your traffic with Pinterest, create the perfect Instagram story, and increase your mail list by offering something for free. However, most of these are not free and those that are usually land you on a mailing list that you can’t unsubscribe from no matter how hard you try. Today I’m sharing my social media tips that have worked for me – I’m no expert but in the past year and a half I’ve spent a lot of time trying out different things,

How to Run Social Media for a Blog

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Becca, of Married Cat Lady fame, has very kindly nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! This is a particularly lovely award to receive, as it is so nice to know that you can make someone smile with your blog ­čÖé Becca’s blog is a great mix of honesty and hilarity, and you find yourself laughing a little too loudly at The Lawful Brothel and The Deathly Vinos! Before continuing on, I will give you a few moments to make your way through Becca’s blog!……… Now that you are back, let’s get to it!

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The Real Neat Blog Award

So, I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by one of my favourite new blogs, The Loyal Brit Wit. I discovered it in the WordPress Community Pool about a month back, and I love her daily posts that give a glimpse into what a particular British slang word might look like when fleshed out into a story. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been caught laughing to myself after reading this by numerous people- totally worth it! My favourite recent posts? Programme and Whinge! So, shall we get on with this?

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Blogger Recognition Award, Courtesy of The Lindsey Vibe

Lindsey of the fantastic The Lindsey Vibe┬áhas very kindly nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Lindsey’s blog is bright and fun and will make you want to do┬ámore, no matter what it is you are doing. My favourite recent posts from Lindsey are the Jumbo Tassel Paper Clip, Freebie Friday (Sassy Edition), and Lilly Pulitzer Agendas! I’ll wait here while you go and read her blog… Now that you are back, we will get onto the meat of the post!

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What I’ve Learned From Blogging Groups

Blogging groups- some bloggers swear by them, some have never been in one before. They can five people or five thousand people, could be organised around a theme, a goal, or even an area. Some are easily found and some are harder to find than Fight Club. No matter what kind of blogging group it is, I’ve found that the way to approach them doesn’t change. These are five biggest things that I’ve learned from the blogging groups that I’ve been in, and I hope that it helps you, too!

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Blogger Fitness Challenge, Summer 2017

The main aspect of blogging that I am still here for is the community. So, when I sat down and thought about the fact that my blogging might be cutting down on my exercise/ fitness time, I figured that there may be other bloggers who feel the same way. I could have simply written this down in a notebook but I figured that I would share this if anyone else is interested!

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 Making Blogging Connections

Everyone starts blogging for different reasons. Some start to be an influencer, some to make money, some to promote a service or a product, and some to update friends and family. I started (and continue) blogging for the community; I love meeting new people across the globe and getting a peek into what they do and how they think! Yes, you can always buy followers or sign up for services that use your account to like and follow other accounts, but I don’t personally understand the draw. Today, I’m going to be sharing my tips and advice on making blogging connections and widening your sphere!

Making Blogging Connections

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