Sunday, 29 May 2016

20 Things I Have Learnt In Two Years Of Blogging

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I have been blogging for two years! Two years??? Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? No, but seriously I honestly can't believe that I have been blogging for so long. I know compared to some people it's not a lot, for me to stay focused on something for such a long period of time is quite impressive.

From my awful wish lists to my beauty posts where I had no idea what I was on about. (CRINGE) My content has progressed so much. This year, I have managed to discuss boobs, periods and feminism- things I never thought I would talk about on my blog. 

Within this two-year journey, I have had so many amazing opportunities and met so many lovely bloggers. Today I thought I would share with you 20 things I have learnt in my two years of blogging so far, enjoy!




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1. The blogging community is filled with some very supportive and caring people 

2. And even if I think no one cares- someone on Twitter will! 

3. However, some people aren't always as nice as they seem and do have a lot of arguments on social media 

4. Automatic DM's are the worst! I think someone wants to talk to me but nope! 

5. Twitter chats are the best places to talk, laugh and find so many like minded people 

6. Sometimes you just need a break and that's okay- people stick around!

7. The bigger the photos- the better!

8. Not everyone is going to agree with you or like what you post and that's completely okay!

9. The world of HTML and coding isn't that scary at all (it's still terrifying but it's okay)

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10. It's probably best not to have the words fashion in your blog name- you will only regret it later 

11. Spreadsheets and Google calendar are the most brilliant things ever for organising your blog 

12. It's okay to stand out from the crowd and not do beauty posts like everyone else 

13. I have an incredibly important and powerful platform that I can use to help so many people and that is what I should do 

14. When you make the switch from automatic to manual settings on your camera- you will notice the difference 

15. No matter how hard you try, taking fashion photos on your own is bloody hard

16. Once you start to inject some fun and personality into your writing- people will start to notice

17. There is nothing more people enjoy than a fun, nostalgic list 

18. Nicole, you are addicted to Twitter and you need to start using other forms of social media 

19. Scheduling tweets are one of the most important but boring things you will ever do as a blogger 

20. And most importantly, my blog is still so young! I have so much I want to achieve, so many blog posts I want to write, so many bloggers I want to meet in real life- this is only the beginning! 

Here's to many more years of blogging! I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me and my little blog. Thank you so much to everyone who has been on this journey with me so far, I really appreciate it.

Let me know how old your blog is in the comments below and what you have learnt since blogging X

Thanks for reading, as always x
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  1. Absolutely loved this post, definitely going to write my own now :)

    Rebecca, Libfem.com

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait to read it x

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  2. I only started scheduling tweets about a month ago, and now I'm getting a ridiculous amount more traffic than I ever did - I SO wish I had started sooner! Spreadsheets are also my saviour. I started using them half way through March and it's been a really great way for me to keep organised and actually plan out a varied month of content each month.

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

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    1. Yes, to both of these things! Scheduling tweets and spreadsheets are the best things x

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  3. Aww congrats & happy blogiversary Nicole!! :) I've nearly been blogging for a year now (not sure on the exact date but my blog turns one at some point in June I think) & starting this project was honestly the best decision I've ever made. I feel like blogging helped me a lot with self-confidence, finding my passion & realising that there are people who care about what I have to say. Also I learned a lot about myself and who I am. I'm looking forward to what's coming up on your blog & all the posts you have planned and I'm honestly so glad I found your blog, it's one of my faves x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

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    1. aw thank you so much Sara! I am so glad you have stuck with it and your blog has helped you in so many aspects of your life! xx

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  4. Love this post so much!! Its all so true! Especially about automatic dms xx
    www.chasingbelle23.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. very great post ! and I do agree with everything! I can't stand automatic DM hence I nevr set up one :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I never set one up, as I can't stand getting them x

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  6. Happy blogiversary and well done on getting to two years! I've only been blogging since January and have had to take a few months off from it to focus on the last bits of uni work. It definitely helps to remind yourself that its a good idea to take a break when you need it, and that the world wont end if you do!

    Samantha xo | Blended To Perfection

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    1. Yes definitely, breaks are very important for your wellbeing x

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  7. I love this post! I have been blogging for nearly a year and a half and I understand the need to not have fashion in a blogs name. Looking forward to your next post.
    Róisín
    totallyro.blogspot.ie

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    1. Its annoying because I don't really do fashion posts anymore x

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  8. loved reading it....great post :)

    http://serenesparkle.blogspot.in/

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  9. It's so helpful to read lists like this, I've only been blogging for half a year so I always learn something from people who have been doing it for longer! Recently I've started scheduling tweets and it's making a huge impact on my stats. - Maria | BeautyMatters

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    1. aw thank you! Keep going with it- it will help you out a lot x

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  10. Hahaha well done on two years! It's coming up to two years for me in July!
    Hahaha have to agree that taking fashion pictures yourself is very difficult! XD I can't wait to get involved with a blogger chat soon!

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. aww, that is so soon! I am glad you understand my struggle x

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  11. Congrats on two years, I can't wait to see your blog grow and develop more! My blog was one year old this month xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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  12. congrats on 2 years!! I'm coming up on my one year at the end of july!! crazy how fast time flies with blogging!

    Lee - leethrifts.com

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    1. I know right- I can't believe it x

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  13. Lovely post :) Congrats on 2 years of blogging! Keep up the great work!

    www.raiin-monkey.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this list, what makes you regret having fashion in your blog title? I always want some cool blog name but I just can't settle on one, eventually just went for my name, how creative!
    Rachel // Rachel Ellen

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    1. I don't really do fashion posts much anyone so I feel that I have outgrown my blog name x

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  15. Lovely post, dear! Happy 2 years of blogging <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  16. Being someone who started their blog today(!) I love this post!! Really useful tips!

    katemorgancecilia.blogspot.com

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    1. aww YAY! Welcome to the blogging world Kate! I hope you stick around x

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  17. Love this post! I agree with so many of these, especially scheduling tweets - SO DULL but important :/ I also LOVE twitter, but those automatic DMs. Urgggghh.
    Great post. Happy 2 years!
    Sarah xxx
    www.whimsicalmumblings.co.uk #TheGirlGang

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    1. haha! I am glad you agree! Thank you x

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  18. This was so cute! Twitter has definitely helped me become more comfortable in my own skin, and it has allowed me to connect with a ton of different bloggers from all over the world. Congratulations on your two years! I cannot wait until I am celebrating mine, but I have a long while to go!

    Ashlee Liz
    www.ashleeliz.com

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    1. aw thank you! It will come around super quick! x

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  19. I totally agree with all these points and happy 2 years of blogging ^_^ I don't know how old to say my blog is, like I started it in 2014 but only wrote a couple of posts, it's only in the last year I would say I was a blogger, ahha anyway I'll stop rambling.

    I can't wait for more amazing blog posts in the future xx

    Sophie | http://ssophiespot.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha, that's okay Sophie! Thank you xx

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