What I've Learnt In 3 Years Of Blogging

Wednesday, 12 April 2017


I can't quite believe its coming up to my 3rd year of blogging, (on the 14th) and I don't know where the times gone!

Today I thought I'd share what I've learnt in three years of blogging. To be honest, its quite a lot and only in the past year I'd say, have I properly got to grips with the whole blogging thing. 

Get involved
This is something for the first two years of blogging, I did little of. Of course, I had a Bloglovin' account where I'd follow others, comment and read their posts. But what I mean by getting involved is using Twitter and Instagram to your advantage, and joining in with the blogging community. Its so lovely to chat to other bloggers and make friends, and I think thats the thing I love most about blogging. Also, get involved in Twitter chats. It gives other bloggers out there the chance to discover your blog, and also for you to find others. 

Photos can speak a thousand words
I know blogging isn't all down to the photography, and I admire a lot of bloggers for their writing style. However, I do believe that the photo you put at the beginning of your post means a lot. When I first started blogging, my images were unedited, and didn't look 'professional' at all. Since then, I've learnt how to use the manual setting on my camera, and worked my way around Photoshop. Although, you definitely don't need a fancy camera or Photoshop. iPhone cameras work wonders, and if you can get the composition right, and all that jazz, you're good to go!

Invest in a cute design
The default templates that come with blogger, or wordpress aren't anything special in my opinion. Sure, they're great for when you're getting to grips with the whole blogging thing, but if you want to give your blog a bit more 'something', then investing in a proper design is the way to go. It doesn't even have to be expensive, for example mines from Etsy for just under £10, bargain if you ask me! 

Don't get obsessed with numbers
Sure, numbers are important. Its always so pleasing to see your follower count go up, as it shows people like what you're doing and that can be a great feeling. But I've learnt not to get bummed down when your follow count isn't going up, or you're losing some followers. At the end of the day, if you're enjoying blogging and your content then who cares. You keep doing you, and people will follow if they want to/enjoy your content and style.

Have fun
Of course, you've gotta have fun. Your blog is yours and you've got to do what YOU want to do. Don't always follow the crowd, and make sure you write about things you're passionate about. I love beauty, but I'm also passionate about lifestyle type things, such as photography and mental health, which I try and incorporate into my blog. Make sure you sprinkle a lil bit of you into each of your posts. 

What have you learnt in your years of blogging?

- Lucy

19 comments

  1. I definitely agree with so many of these points, if I look back on my old photography, truth be told I completely cringe over it! I invested in a cute design from Pipdig and think it was such an important thing to do - I got one of my friends to help me customize it a bit more, but it was so worth it! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. I cringe over my old photography as well haha - so worth investing in a cute design in my opinion!

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  2. Three years seems like such a long time but time really does fly whilst you're having fun, I'm not actually sure how old my blog even is, oops! Although it isn't everything, I really agree that having a cute, nice blog design is really important, I'm always drawn in and likely to follow blogs that are aesthetically pleasing!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. Definitely does fly doesn't it - me too!

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  3. This is such a great post, I am just about 2 years into my blog and I love it so much, I can't imagine not doing it anymore!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  4. How crazy! Three years is a long time and I would be so proud if I were you since you've grown your blog so much. Photos definitely get me interested in someones blog so a good photo is key!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  5. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging Lucy!! I still remember when I first started reading your blog agees ago and I've loved watching your content grow with you :)

    Hannah xx
    thedreamersclubs.com

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    1. Thank you - aww thats made my day, I'm so glad you enjoy reading my blog!

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  6. i started enjoying blogging way more when i started twitter chats and just being involved in the community.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. Me too - such a good way to interact!

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  7. I've been blogging for years too but I recently just got involved and the effect is stunning! It's nice to connect with like minded people and my engagement has increased :)

    http://thewallflowersecrets.com/

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  8. I've learnt from a few months of blogging that nothing comes easy, you can't just post a blog and expect people to flock and comment. It's hard work and you definitely have to give to get. I agree about photography, a few photos on an iPhone camera is better than a blank blog post, it draws the eye way more in terms of readers. Getting involved is definitely a major as well, I'm loving the community so much. Here's to another three years for you!
    Kate || www.katerattley.com

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    1. Exactly - hard work is what gets you somewhere! Couldn't agree more, any photography is better than none in my opinion!

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  9. Wow 3 years is quite a long time, that's amazing! I've only recently started so still leaning but I love what you've shared xx
    Liv// livslack.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you - I hope some of these things help you out, good luck with blogging gal!

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  10. congratulations on 3 years of blogging! I need to start getting involved with twitter chats!

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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