03 June, 2015

THE BEAUTY OF BLOGGING

the beauty of blogging

Do you ever feel your blogging voice gets lost in a sea of thousand of other sh*t hot blogs? I know I do but I remind myself that's the beauty of blogging right - it's your space, your content and most importantly your voice. So with that in mind, how are some thoughts that can help us bloggers to keep on doing our thing and not worry too much about the rest.

Keep up with your own pace


Posting regularly is not easy, kudos to those who post daily! My blogging schedule over the last year or so is 2 posts a week, it might seem a lot or not a lot to some people but for now it suits me. Whatever everyone else is doing, just remember to just focus on what works for you and your blog. I really don't see myself blogging everyday, I only post content I'm completely happy with not just for the sake of posting. If you study or work full time you can't compare your schedule with bloggers who do it full time. Find a pace that works for you and try and commit to it!

Appreciate your readership


I know it's easy to get bogged down with growing your audiences and gaining more followers but I think it's really important to appreciate your existing audience. I'd rather a smaller audience of genuine followers rather than loads I don't interact with. I love seeing familiar names pop up in the comments, it really does feel like chatting with friends, which I love! So if you're reading this and you're new to my page or been around a while - thank you for your support, having a blog wouldn't mean as much without you guys being here.

Grow with your blog


I started hanhabelle with a focus on beauty but as I mentioned in how to find your blogging direction, finding your niche and direction takes time. It takes time to find out what you really love to write about and when you do, just go with it! Some people just fall out of love with blogging and take a hiatus, other focus on YouTube or become creative entrepreneurs. Don't be afraid to grow with your blog and see where it naturally takes you. You can't go wrong if you stay true to yourself. Now go be amazing!


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45 comments

  1. I completely agree with you Hanh and couldn't have expressed these thoughts any better! Focussing on what one has is so so much more important than what one doesn't! Thats my little secret of being happy in whatever I have! Lovely Post! x

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  2. These are all such great points. It's so easy to get caught up with what's going on around you and how well another person is doing etc, but I always try to emend myself how I started and how many personal milestones I've hit which really helps x

    Beauty with charm

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  3. As you have already noticed, I think it's important to be original and not just churn out very similar content (which most people do and it's such a big pet peeve of mine haha) - the other thing is time-keeping, I always struggle to find a schedule so I do it sporadically, but I guess the thing is to just enjoy blogging!


    Cherie x
    sinonym

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  4. First of, loooove your new laout design!
    I definitely need to work on all the abovementioned pointers, more out of complacency tbh.. :(

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  5. Great tips, thanks for sharing.


    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  6. Aw I love point 2, I totally agree! I love having an engaged community rather than 1000s of followers. I definitely think it's all about enjoying it - I want to always write about things I love rather than just cranking out posts! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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  7. It's so true to appreciate your readership! I just looked at a blog with 4000 followers on bloglovin' and only a few comments on each post. If you don't have an active community then all those followers are just an empty number.

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  8. I love your posts like this, you're very inspiring :) I used to post twice every single day (I have no idea how I did it!) and now I find it hard to post once a month! It was really nice to realize that I could just do what I wanted with my blog because it's my blog and there was no one telling me what to do, I didn't have to follow anything I didn't want to. I, too, love the blogging community and I always miss it when I'm away for too long. I'm really proud of my blog and how everything about it is so very "me" and, although it's changed a lot over the years, that's completely natural as a blog should change with its writer.

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  9. Yes couldn't agree more, it's so important to appreciate your readership, after all your blog is for them :) Great to meet you www.shehearts.net

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  10. I'm so glad you're on the same wave length Divya, really appreciate your support over the last year....wow time flies when we're having fun!

    That's a lovely though on being happy :)

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  11. I know how you feel Siham when I look but at old posts but I feel like they're part of my blogging journey! It's all part of growing and moving forward with our blogs :)

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  12. That's a great thought Alina, reminding ourselves why we started blogging in the first place and really acknowledging all the achievements along the way :)

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  13. I think every blog can be unique, just as every blogger is unique. It's just a question, like you say, of being true to your own voice and not getting too disheartened by comparing yourself to others. I try to post twice a week too, but it's a good week if I actually manage to stick to it! Your layout is looking amazing btw!
    Kate Louise Blogs

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  14. That's great Yige! I agree with you, I really enjoy seeing other blogs growing - it's a journey after all :)

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  15. Haha, I try and think outside the box too - I'm sure readers don't want to keep seeing the same content crop up all over their news feed! Yes when you enjoy doing something it really shows in your content and tone of voice - in your case you must be having a great time ;)

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  16. Thanks hun! Hope you're well? Aww it's not easy keeping with these things, life really does get in the way! x

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  17. Glad you agree Jasmin - yes quality content that you love is much better than posting just for the sake of it :)

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  18. Hi Eva, hope you're well :) wow that's a lot of blogging but you're right, we all fall into different patterns and schedules. It's just about finding a happy medium :) that's a great point about changing as writers, it's only natural our content with grow and change too. xx

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog Laura, appreciate your comments :)

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  20. Great point Tegan, it can be just empty numbers if you don't have the interaction with your audience and community :)

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  21. You're so right! i really love this post, because all of us are unique and different and that's the good thing of the blogs :)

    Nisa, Couple of Cups

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  22. Fabulous and inspiring post as always. I'm here to stay ;)


    Lucy
    www.lucylovestoeat.com

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  23. Learning to keep at your own pace is so important! I spent a long time trying to put out as much content as those who have blogging as a full time job.


    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  24. Have a personal blog with your very own style is such an important concept. When it comes to blogging the best part is the people you meet, the comfort of all your post and info in one place and appreciating everything that comes along. Thanks for sharing! It such a great post.


    Stephanie | www.dearstephiiie.com

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  25. This is such a lovely post. I also post twice a week and it works fine for me however, I always question myself to know if I should do more :) The beauty of blogging is that there is no rules and as you said it's your little space. Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  26. Thanks Alexandra! Yes exactly that :)

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  27. I agree Stephy, the people you meet along the way is great! Thanks for reading :)

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  28. Yes I agree! We can't compare or try to keep up with those who do it full time :)

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  29. I agree, that really is the beauty of blogging - we're all unique and have something different to share :)

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  30. Glad you agree Kate! Yes I try not to compare myself to others as everyone is different :)

    Thank you! xx

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  31. This post rings true for me! There was a time when I felt that I needed to do daily posts and that was very challenging. There have also been times when life just happens and I needed to take a hiatus, which felt so disappointing from a blogger standpoint. Now I just want to refocus my blog to write whatever I want and what makes me feel good! :) This is such a wonderful and encouraging post. xoxo

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  32. This is all so true. I started my blog and had no idea what I actually want to do with it, it takes some time to grow with your blog (:
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  33. Yes exactly, I felt the same way Nati! x

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  34. I completely agree Vivienne, I used to feel the need to post daily but what I churning out wsn't good quality. I soon realised it was better to post less frequently or when I can with better content! Thanks so much for reading! xx

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  35. Yesss, so agree about appreciating the readers you have. It's more important to treasure the loyal ones who actively comment than to focus on simply growing the number. I definitely think I've grown with my blog as well, I'm a very different writer and everything than from when I first started.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYF9WleGEPk

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  36. Yesss, so agree about appreciating the readers you have. It's more important to treasure the loyal ones who actively comment than to focus on simply growing the number. I definitely think I've grown with my blog as well, I'm a very different writer and everything than from when I first started.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  37. This is a great post and it's good that you've mentioned the points above. The one I like the most is keeping up with your own space because it's really important that we as bloggers remember that most of us started blogging as a hobby and we shouldn't feel like we have to compete with others and get as many followers as they have. My blog is going to be an extension of my website and business and as I'm still a student I understand I can't blog everyday because I'm not doing photoshoots everyday. I'm more concerned with showing off my best work than blogging every day. As long as two posts a week means your content is good then that's what matters in my opinion :)


    www.yasminqureshiphotography.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Great blog post! I was searching around and ended up here! A blog I would definitely like to keep reading! :) really good and helpful tips

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  39. Thanks so much Louise! Glad you're here :) xx

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  40. Absolutely Sheri, I feel the same way. It's all about growing and adapting your blog to suit you style and taste. Also congrats on 1k followers - how awesome is that?! xx

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  41. Thanks Yasmin! I think that's great, a blog really does help alongside your other creative hobbies, I know it helps me loads! Yes quality content is key, people will soon notice if I don't put effort to each and every post. xx

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  42. I have a bit of an addiction to post as much as I can and usually spend my weekends blogging. After 2 years of blogging I am still discovering myself and what I am comfortable with on content and for now; I am writing whatever I want that keeps me happy. Carve our own path and not what other's are doing.

    May

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  43. Hi May, yes it's all about doing what feels right for you and your blog. I used to try and compete with full time bloggers but it just doesn't work for me! Thanks for reading :)

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