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3 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging

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Blogging takes time and effort. I’ve learned a few lessons since I began my blog, and have compiled a breakdown of some of things I wish I’d known when I started my blog that I will share with you.

Maintaining social media can be tiring

It takes time and work to maintain various social media accounts. As I write this post, I mentally note that I’ve barely opened my Instagram app in days. I sometimes feel pressure to consistently post on my blog and social media, but it is a good idea to take a break from posting. Consistently posting and preparing content can feel draining and it’s important to acknowledge that it’s okay if you don’t have posts prepared for every day of the week!

Be passionate

Writing about topics that you are passionate about will majorly benefit your blog. If you aren’t passionate about your niche and ideas, you’ll find it difficult to make it as a blogger.

Joining social media groups in your niche will be helpful 

I’ve joined multiple Facebook and Twitter groups related to beauty and lifestyle topics since I began my blog. These groups are beneficial for multiple reasons. First, it’s wonderful to have a place where other bloggers share the same ‘language’ as you do. I also adore these groups when I’m stuck for inspiration. Finding new bloggers or content to read is an excellent source of inspiration when you encounter writer’s block.

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3 Mistakes That Are Preventing Your Blog From Growing

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Blogging is not always easy. If you’ve never blogged before, it’s quick to assume that it’s a no-brainer job. I remember when I first began my blog, I was daunted and had no idea where to start. Once you write your first few posts the act of blogging will become easier. It’s easy to make mistakes that will stunt your blog’s growth, and here are three common ones!

You don’t post consistently 

Consistency is key when it comes to blogging. Writing content that is consistent and fresh will encourage your readers to return. I publish new content three times per week, and this routine works well for my blog. There’s no rule about how often you have to post, but bear in mind that posting content regularly is key.

Poor blog design or difficult navigation 

First impressions count. A blog theme that is easy to navigate and eye-catching will encourage readers to come back. When you first design your blog, it is important to keep in mind that it can be changed and built-up over time. I started with a bare, basic theme which I gradually modified and enhanced.

Neglecting your own voice 

This was a big thing I learned throughout my blogging journey! Striving to create perfect content and writing can prevent your own voice from shining through. Once I learned to stop striving for perfection, it became easier for my own tone and writing style to emerge.

 

 

 

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4 Things I’ve Learned in My 20s

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As I approach my mid-20s, I realize that I have learned a lot of lessons in those few short years. I’ve seen so much growth and development in my life and within myself. The woman I was at 20 even feels different from the woman I am at 23. I wanted to share a few things that I’ve learned along the way in hopes that it’ll help any of you who are in their 20s!

Know your self-worth and value

This is something that I’m still learning. Knowing your self-worth is important when you’re speaking up for yourself or advocating for changes. I would be afraid to speak up if I noticed something wasn’t right, or unfolding in a way that it should, and silence only hindered me. Know that you are an asset, and you have so much to share with the world!

It’s okay to make mistakes

I often felt guilty when I made mistakes, and believed that the mistake was my own fault. If I failed an exam, or had an error in judgement, I blamed myself for it. If I could tell my younger self anything, it would be that mistakes are part of the learning and growth process. You will make mistakes along the way, and that is not a sign of weakness.

Take care of your skin 

Love your skin, and it will love you back. This is a huge thing that I wish I’d realized upon entering my 20s. Take care of your skin and it will be worth it. Until a few years ago, I didn’t have a consistent skincare routine, and my complexion paid the price for it. Now that I have a routine that works for me, my skin is brighter, clearer, and much easier to care for.

Follow your own timeline 

I felt like I had my entire path mapped out at aged 20. I know people who graduated university in the standard 4 years, and I was envious. It’s taken me nearly 6 years, and I’m set to graduate this spring. Life is not meant to have a strict timeline, and you often have to follow your own path. It may take longer than expected, but you’ll achieve the same result in the end!

 

 

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3 Interesting Lessons I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Blogging

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As I approach my three-year blogging anniversary, I decided to reflect and write a post about the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

1. It’s okay to take time to reset 

I’ve blogged consistently for the past year and a half. In that timeframe, I’ve taken a few breaks. One important lesson I learned from these breaks: It’s okay to step away from your blog, as needed! Instead of feeling down about not posting as usual, a break provided me time to reset and develop new ideas, content, and inspiration.

2. Developing a blogging schedule is a good motivator

Determining a schedule for my blog post topics has been a great way to stay motivated. I know exactly what to write on each day, and it has kept my ideas flowing.

3. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers

Everyone has their own path to success. It is easy to get sucked into the competition surrounding blogging, but it’s important to remember that there is no formula to achieve success. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved so far in my blogging journey, and recognize that everyone achieves different levels of success. (Reaching 1, 000 subscribers has been my biggest accomplishment to date!)

What lessons have you learned since you started blogging?

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4 of the Simple, Effective Beauty Lessons and Tips I Learned in My 20s to Enhance My Daily Routine 

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I’ve learned a lot about beauty in the past few years. Different products, lessons, and routines shaped how I view beauty. Here are three of those pieces of advice I learned:

1. Skin care doesn’t have to be complicated 

, I simplified my skin care routine based on what suits my skin best. I tried a range of products and steps to care for my skin. What I discovered was the more steps I used, the worse my skin became. Your skin care regime doesn’t need to be complex. I primarily use soap/water and supplement it with a charcoal mask weekly.

2. A new haircut is liberating 

I started cutting my hair short in the last two years. Each trim creates a sleek, professional style that I will keep once I graduate. My hair feels lighter and smoother every time.

3. Drinking enough water does wonders for your skin 

I drink more water than I used to. The more water I consume, the brighter my skin appears. Adding more water into my routine has vastly improved my skin. I’ll admit – it’s difficult to drink enough water sometimes. I add extra fruits and flavouring to make the task more exciting.

4. Find your signature colour 

A signature colour is one that you feel confident and unique in. You can incorporate this colour into your makeup, clothes, or accessories. My signature colour is a bright red, seen often in my makeup,

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10 Things I’ve Learned in My 20s

Although I’ve newly entered my 20s, I’ve learned a lot in the past year and a half. For us Millennials, the 20s are a time of trial and error. We’re still learning, growing, and developing.

1. Never settle

This counts for anything from relationships to a job. I’ve heard this piece of advice time and time again, and always sticks with me. I have learned that if there’s an aspect of my life I’m not content with, I have the control to change it.

2. There is beauty in everything

It’s possible to unearth beauty in anything. While I may not believe it 100% of the time, I’m beautiful. As I’ve alluded to in earlier posts, beauty is both internal and external. Beauty is not only just within yourself, it’s also found in all aspects of life.

3. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again

It sounds cliche, but if you aren’t successful the first time, keep trying. I’ve learned this many times. All goals, and dreams, are attainable. Some may take longer than others. Some may include a failure or two. But if you work towards a goal long enough, you’ll achieve it.

4. Self-care is important, too

Maintaining mental and physical health are equally important. I truly recognized how important self-care is upon completing my social work placement. It’s difficult to take care of others until you take care of yourself first.

5. Say no to people/places/things that don’t add value to your life 

Letting go is hard, but liberating. It is scary to let go of people who have been a constant in your life, whether it’s been for months or years. I realized myself the feeling of change that occurs once someone is let go from my life. It feels different – strange even – for a while. With time, I adapted to the new normal.

6. Strength will guide you

I learned this before turning 20, but it still holds true today. Strength and resilience guided me to where I am today. These two qualities were important keys to overcoming adversity. I often say I’m like a rubber band – I always bounce back. Strength and resilience guide you, shape you, and empower you.

7. See the best in people

Not seeing the best in people won’t benefit you, or them. See beyond imperfections and flaws to recognize the other person’s qualities.

8. Being selfish is okay sometimes

Sometimes you need to be selfish; take time for yourself to relax and indulge. Decompressing and focusing on yourself does wonders for your health and well-being. After a busy few months, I’m taking time for self-care and relaxation.

9. A good night’s sleep does wonders 

Sleep heals and repairs. I’ve often heard how a good nights sleep will heal most ailments, and I certainly believe its true. Unwinding and recharging with sleep helps, and does wonders for the mind and body.

10. Surround yourself with people who reflect who you want to be

Energy is contagious. I’ve learned to surround myself with people who share the same energies as I do. This has contributed to increased happiness and motivation.

What are pieces of advice have YOU learned as a Millennial? I would love to hear about it! 

 

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