A list of what I would do differently and what I will definitely do again.
I can’t believe I finally completed one year of blogging! Let me tell you, it’s been a HUGE rollercoaster ride! It’s full of many highs, lows, and everything in between. This year has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, but also the most rewarding. I wanted to give some insights on what I learned from one year of blogging.
- Figuring out why I should blog
- Writing about what brings me joy
- Developing my own opinions
- Not being embarrassed about doing what I love
- Being myself rather than a second-rate version of someone else
Figuring Out Why I Should Blog
I get questions on a regular basis about what I’m wearing, using as makeup, etc. All of those things are the pieces that make me feel confident and beautiful on a regular basis. I thought I could help other women feel the same thing by sharing the things I learned and what brought me joy in life. It was difficult at first because many people told me I would never succeed (They said it nicer than that, but the advice was the same.) I knew what I wanted to do and believed in my purpose so I kept doing it and I’m very grateful that I did.
Writing About What Brings Me Joy
I think it was very important for me to write about the things that I love. I only review products and talk about things that I am passionate about. Sharing my love of fashion, beauty and everything that helps build confidence and makes my life easier. Indulging in the little things make the big things in life seem easier to handle for me.
Developing My Own Opinions
Sometimes, I may not have the most popular opinion about certain things. I learned that it isn’t good to hate on people, but making your opinion known isn’t a bad thing as long as there is a healthy balance in reviewing different things.
Not Being Embarrassed About Doing What I Love
I used to be ashamed of telling people that I started a blog. Since moving to Utah, it seems like everyone and their dog is doing something on the Internet: blogging, modeling, photographer, YouTubing, etc. I didn’t want people to think I was cliche, but guess what? It doesn’t matter. I do what I do because I love doing it. If it helps even one person, that’s good enough for me.
Being Myself Rather Than a Second-Rate Version of Someone Else
I’ve mentioned this before but it is the most important lesson I’ve ever learned from my one year of blogging! It can be so easy to fall into the trap of copying other people. It’s okay to gain inspiration from them, but be own self and add your personality to make your brand stand out.
I can’t believe one year of blogging is through and I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for me.