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Grace @ No.21 Sunday, August 4, 2013
   I, my self, only have running this blog for about 7 months now - not a remarkable amount of time compare to others, I know. However, I always find these kinds of post, Blogging Tips, are very interesting yet helpful to read. So I just want to share some of my thoughts with you on blogging - You know, you get lots of thinking going on at night? Well, that's how i am right now so if I'm rambling, please understand.

  *These are not the must-have-to-follow rules, but crucial/important rules of mine.

1.  I want to have my own blog but don't know where to start.
  Obviously when I first started my blog, I had no idea on what I was doing. I just wanted to have my own little space on the web to documents everything that I loved. I first started off as an 'everything' blogger which I posted basically everything or anything. Then, I figured since I have a huge interest on beauty, art and diy related stuff, thought I should start making posts about it. That was a month after blogging 'anything/everything.' What I want to say is that if you really want to have your little own space on the web, don't think about anything just go ahead and make it. I know, it would be much better and nice if you know what you want to blog about however you don't have to get stress over it because you will know one day when the time comes!

2. Oh followers.
  I know there are many people who get frustrated or stressed with number of followers they have. To be honest, in the beginning, I was the one who gets very frustrated with it. It's like I am writing and talking on my blog but nobody is listening to it. Well, that's how it is though. In the beginning of blogging stage, which I'd like to call it as a solo-play, of course there's not a lot of people coming over to your blog. It's a new and people don't know until you let them know you are there existing. As of right now- after getting some followers on my blog, I really don't get frustrated over the number of followers as much as I did before. if you blog for yourself,enjoy writing it and posting a quality contents, the number of followers is just a matter of time. But if you really want to advertise your blog, I have a suggestion for you. I've joined blogging community, blog hops, and advertising on other blogs etc.. however I found that the blogger chat on twitter is way more effective on 'letting people know about your blog / advertising' as well as advertising your blog on other blogs. If you are a beauty blogger, join the #bbloggers chat, lifestyle- #lbloggers , fashion - #fbloggers use the social media wisely.

3. Realization.
   I know in blogging community, there's tons of bloggers that are nice and very supportive towards others + thoughtful. However there's a ugly truth that not all of bloggers are going to be as nice as you want them to be. I mean you can't expect everyone to like you obviously. Not all bloggers are encouraging and they all have their flaws no matter how perfect their life and personality appears online. I'm not saying that i'm perfect. I've been snarky and rude at sometimes too; I’m human just like you. However i've seen some bloggers act like they are a celebrity and using their popularity in a wrong way. Also, have seen other bloggers leaving very rude comments on other blogger's blog? Well clearly that's not nice at all. But what we you do? keep thinking of bad comments and let it to ruin our entire day or just let it go and keep going? I know this sound terribly negative and ugly however you will experience some 'blog bitchiness' sooner or later. The point I wanted to make was just don't get involve in such dramas. Mind your own business and keep blogging for yourself, not for others. The negativeness over other bloggers will only hurt yourself and your work.

4. Don't stress yourself out over posting every single day.
  To be honest, I am far from posting regularly however I remember once i was really stressed out over posting every other day to keep up my work with others. Long story short, I got burnt out quickly and seriously thought I should stop blogging if I can't post regularly.  Well, now I'm more like post things when I feel like it. Again, you should blog for yourself. Blogging should be fun, not to give you bunch stress and headaches. Also in my opinion, making a post every day is too much. Too much for you to write/plan and also to your readers to keep up. You should give your readers some times to catch up and read all your recent posts. If you have to write a post every single day or two, there's a feature to schedule your post - Also you can schedule your tweet too, if you didn't know about it!

5. Interaction is the key.
 Visit and read as many blog as possible - which i need to do more often. Get inspired by other bloggers and interact with them. If you enjoyed reading their blog/ specific post, leaving a comment is always nice thing to do. Once more, an interaction between other bloggers is the key of blogging success and here you are, on my blog, reading this post! Thank you and thank you.



Of course, there is no such rules when it comes to blogging. It's your blog, your style and your way - it's all about you. So enjoy your time blogging and let's be happy!


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57 comments :

  1. These are all truthful words.
    I was so worried about getting followers for a while and I was so busy that I didn't have time to ever post to take advantage of social media when I started. Things have changed over the past month and it's all starting to pick up! I really enjoy posting, even though I don't have too many followers yet and I never do those "follow for follow" things which I think are so ridiculous. I just don't care for people who follow me just to ask me to follow them back and I can't believe I've run into so many of those people already!
    Whoa mini rant there; I got a little carried away. ;)

    xx
    Celina | The Celution

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  2. Your tips are really good! super helpful. Keep up the awesome blogging!

    Melissa|melissacoull-herewini.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad it's helpful :) same to you Melissa, enjoy blogging!

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  3. This is lovely Grace, I've being blogging over a year now and I'm still learning lots of new things :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. Thank you Amy, same here :) I am still learning also haha

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  4. I totally agree with most of these tips. I've only been blogging for about 2 months now, so I'm still learning, but these completely make sense. I have just started looking at twitter too, so hopefully that works out!

    Ring-a-Round a Rosey

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    1. Since after using social medias, it definitely helped me find new bloggers and interact with them better :) it's good way to expose your blog as well.

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  5. Fantastic post Grace.. very well written, and every point you've raised is valid. I'm sure this post will help other bloggers who are new to the whole blogging thing :D xox

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    1. Thank you lovely! :) I hope it will help other bloggers :)xxxx

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  6. Great post :) I just found your blog and I love it, such a nice layout and design.

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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    1. Thank you so much Annie :)

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  7. Lovely post.
    I definitely took some pointers on this.
    I just really started to pay attention to my blog in July.
    So I feel the same way about what I write sometimes
    xx

    Velia | Cocoamourr

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  8. I really wish all of the bloggers read this!
    xx, moonchild beauty blog

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  9. I feel like all bloggers should read this! I feel like sometimes all people care about is numbers. Sometimes I feel like the posts aren't even personal or good quality. It's just like they want to post everyday and get it over with. I can't stand that. Anyway, great ideas and tips :)

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    1. Thank you Hollie! I know right? Most of people seems like they are obsess with 'numbers.' I mean, of course big number of followers are awesome and will give you a feel sort of achievement however numbers of posts or followers are not the most important thing of blogging.

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  10. Hi,

    Found your blog via twitter - #bbloggers

    glad i did!

    new follower!

    come and check out mine if you'd like to :)
    http://zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

    Zara (Bows and Pearls)

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  11. Great post :) thanks for all the tips! :)

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    1. you are very welcome Paola :)

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  12. I just started my blog a couple months ago. You have no idea how helpful this was :)

    otheality.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad it was helpful for you that's so nice to hear xx

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  13. This was really helpful! I've only started blogging recently and I'm loving it :)

    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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    1. haha Yes just love what you are doing and enjoy Emily ;)

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  14. This is a really helpful post! Thank you! I've just started blogging a week ago, I would love it if you would check it out and give me any feedback you may have.

    victoriabeautyy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank YOU for reading my post and I will!

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  15. Great tips!
    I really notice that indeed interaction is key, even if it is about returning follows and such!

    xo
    www.SarandaAdriana.com

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    1. you're welcome and thank you for your comment :)x

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  17. These are wise words! I started taking advantage of social media such as Twitter and it has made a massive difference already!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Right? my twitter account was dead until i started my blog lol

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  18. This is such a brilliant post! It's very interesting and everything you said is true! I'm sure that it would be a massive help for everyone who reads it! <3

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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    1. Thank you Andrea, and yes I really do hope so :) xxx

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  19. Brilliant Blog, I am a new Blogger myself and can agree with everything you have said!! thanks for the Tips!x

    gifts4gifts20.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you for reading my post and your comment :))

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  20. Great post! I've only just started blogging so I find these posts extremely helpful. Thank you for the tips!

    Olivia from Rumara

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  21. I love reading posts like this. I've had my blog for about 1 month and to be honest am amazed that I've even got 10 followers! It's amazing to know that 10 people are enjoying what I write about. I think the next step I need to make is Twitter but that terrifies me! Argg! :)

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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    1. I know that's how I felt when I had my first few followers. sure that feels awesome that someone is reading your blog :)

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  22. These are great tips. I especially agree that blogging shouldn't be about the numbers - number of posts, number of followers. It should be something you do because you love it!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. I absolutely agree with you Ellie :)

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  23. such an interesting post! everything is so true! Xx

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  24. We really needed this! Thanks for posting! :)

    P.S. Really love your blog and background!

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    1. you're very welcome and thank you for your sweet compliment on my blog!

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  25. Really love your tips! Very realistic and practical!
    ♥,
    Shari

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  26. Love your tips, I've only started blogging frequently this past month and i am really enjoying it. Love your layout on here also!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  27. These are awesome tips! I feel like if you are passionate and blog from your heart, the numbers don't really matter at the end of the day. Some of my favorite blogs are 'undiscovered' ones because they are more unique and I prefer their original content xx

    Jordan | Boho Vanity

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    1. You are so right Jordan. How do you usually find 'undiscoverd' blogs? like trough twitter?

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  28. great advice! thank you :)

    Marina x

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  29. Hi Grace, I really enjoyed reading this post, you have given some great advice and have spurred me on to keep going. Thanks lovely. Laura | A Scottish Lass ❤

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