Tuesday, 10 February 2015

What Blogging Has Taught Me

Queen Bee Becca is officially 3 months old! It's been quiet a journey so far and I've already learnt so much, so I thought I'd share with you how blogging has affected my life since November.




I honestly didn't think blogging would affect my life much, I mean how can writing what is essentially an online diary really change your life? In the 3 short months I've been doing this I've learned a lot and it certainly has changed the way I look at my surroundings!

I started blogging as I love reading blogs, I rely on them for product reviews, I also thought it would be a nice thing to look back on in a few years too. I didn't think I'd be close to 6000 page views and have had the opportunities I've had! I've worked with some awesome brands, met some amazing people and picked up loads of hints and tips along the way.

I spend hours a week photographing things and thinking of blog posts I want to produce, if you let it blogging can easily take over your life and it's so easy to get caught up in the social media side of it, with hundreds of chats, meet ups and brand opportunities, it really is a labour of love. I've spent hundreds in new technology from DSLR cameras, to tablets, laptops & phones, all things that help me develop and grow as a blogger. Obviously you don't have to have these things but they do make life a little bit easier!

I've found I look at the world in a different light too. I no longer just walk my dogs, I take my dogs for a walk and end up using it as a photo op! I wake up on weekends and take the free time as a chance to photograph in places I couldn't due to work in the week. I'm constantly writing down idea for blog posts and try to take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere.
I've also learnt that my style and writing style isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea and actually, that's perfectly okay. Being myself is the only person I can be and I'd  rather have genuine readers who like my blog for me, than 50,000 readers who like my blog because I'm similar or trying to be someone else.
Blogging has made me accept who I am & given me the confidence to be totally cool with not being a size 0 or look like BeyoncĂ©! 

There are down sides to blogging and one has to be doing through hundreds of almost identical photos to see which one is the one to use. I also have more bad photos of myself than anyone could ever need! From unflattering angles to wind blowing my hair into my lipstick - I've had them all!




I think blogging should be fun, I think the moment I start to dreading writing posts or not looking forward to logging on is the day it's over for me. Yes, blogs can turn into full times jobs and be a good source of income and if that happens for me I will be over the moon but I'm not putting pressure on myself. I enjoy what I do, I love the blogging community and I love the people and opportunities I've had! As long as I continue to blog about what I love, I hope I'll be around for a few more years yet!
I've learned a lot about online traffic, domains & HTML and I'm thankful for the new skills I now have! When I started I had no idea how to get around BlogLovin or how to even get my own .com domain but it's all happened pretty organically and the skills and confidence come with time. It's really not as scary as I thought it was 3 months ago!
 Blogging has changed my life - for the better. So I'd like to take this moment to thank each and everyone one of you that's read, commented, contacted, worked with, tweeted, liked or anything me. It's honestly been brilliant so far and I can't believe the support and kind words I've had.
Thank you all so much!
Until next time,
Becca
xxx




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  1. You have achieved so much in three months , thats remarkable.

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    1. Thank you! Been hard work but totally worth it xx

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  2. I was tittering to myself reading this post, there are so many similarities with me - taking endless photos, seeing everything I do as an opportunity for a blog post. I agree you really can spend hours on the social media side of things!

    You really have crammed a lot in those three months, well done on all your hard work.

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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    1. Thank you! I know we do this for fun but it is proper hard work and it totally changes how you look at life! Thank you for stopping by xx

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