Coming up with new and fresh blog post ideas on a regular basis can be so hard. Writers block can strike at any moment and all of a sudden your creativity goes out the window. I remember when I was first finding my feet at blogging, I really relied on other bloggers posts sharing content ideas. Thats a main reason as to why I love this community so much. We are constantly looking out for one another. It can be really hard to stick to a blogging schedule and find inspiration at times when other things are going on in life. Your blog can’t and isn’t always the number one priority.Read more
Being an authentic blogger in a world full of fake online lives can be difficult. It’s not easy to feel like you can be yourself when we are constantly told that we should be a certain way to be liked. Authenticity can be really hard to come by, especially when it comes to relationships and on social media. Everyone loves to put on this persona online, and its one that I will not get behind. Being an authentic blogger is something I have grown to learn. When I first started back to blogging I found it hard to open up to my readers. I still keep alot of my life private, but choose to share the vulnerable parts of me in hopes that it will help others.Read more
As bloggers we are constantly messing up and doing the wrong things. I have spoken openly about my blogging mistakes in the past and will be the first to hold my hands up to a mistake I have made. We are not perfect, and none of us have ever claimed to be either. But something I am noticing quite often recently in the blogging community, are bloggers who just get it wrong. Whether it’s the advice they share or the way they speak to their readers. There is this increase of bad advice and no thought going into posts and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen this happening either.Read more
Something I wish I had learnt earlier on in my blogging journey is how much I needed blogging friends. I think alot of us when we first start out blogging just do whatever. Which is expected, because when you go into something blindly you don’t really know the right or wrongs. I don’t know about you, but I did zero research before starting my blog. I just found WordPress, entered my details and created my site. Without actually thinking about the stuff I needed to do, in order to achieve my goals.
Having an email list is one of the most important things you need to do if you have a blog. I didn’t realise this when I first started blogging and it wasn’t until a few months ago that I decided to create one. Having an email list means you have a number of people you can directly market to. I know you have your blog for this, but there’s something about emails that make it that little bit more personal.Read more
Protecting your privacy is something you should do regardless of whether you’re a blogger or not. Having a private life is a happy life. Nobody knows your wins, nobody knows your losses. How blissful does that sound? As bloggers we really do put ourselves out there. Some of us share personal things, health struggles, financial issues and even the family problems we face. This really opens us up to criticism and judgement from people on the internet.
I have had faced some instances in life where people have tried to find out things about me when I don’t know them. Thankfully this has never happened to me since I have started blogging. But, thats mainly because I have set those privacy boundaries that not many people can cross. You may not realise it yet, but blogging really makes you visible to the world. I mean, I share my whole name for the world to see. I show my face on my blog and Instagram. People know who I am and know my name. Thankfully thats it though and thats about as much as I let people know.Read more
Blogging saved me, in so many ways. You can probably relate to what I’m about to write as I know alot of other bloggers feel the same. It gave me a sense of purpose and provided me with a life long hobby. It has connected me with new amazing people that I never would have met. It’s given me countless opportunities to spread love and good into this dark world. I am so thankful for that.Read more
Olivia, how do I increase traffic to my website? Well Anonymous 12625, I honestly have no idea. And that is usually how my conversations with people go, because I actually really don’t know.
There are so many variables as to how you grow your website and increase traffic. Thats why I wanted to create the 30 day blogging strategy so much. It has so many tips and tricks for you to use and actually makes you put in the hard work to achieve your goals. Growing your blog is not black and white and actually takes so much work. Its not as easy as me sharing a secret and your blog then growing at a fast pace. Sometimes grow is slow and not noticeable at first, and thats just the way it goes.Read more