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#socialbloggers 33 – Why you should love your blog.

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I feel like there’s a lot of self doubt amongst bloggers. People often compare themselves to others, feel bad about their stats and think their photographs aren’t good enough.

So I wanted to dedicate a #socialbloggers chat to the things we love about our blogs and encourage bloggers to be proud of what they’ve achieved.

When you put aside sponsored posts, free things to review and the amount of followers you have, you uncover the things that you’re really proud of. The things that are skin deep. The things that are worth celebrating, giving yourself a pat on the back about and smiling.

For me, blogging is much about self growth. Being committed to something, bringing together two of my passions and improving them – photography and writing. It’s about learning about myself through the things I enjoy. It’s giving away little parts of me that I want to share to world and hopefully will be something I continue with for the rest of my life.

I imagine myself in the next 5 years, still blogging. Having known some of you for years, having lost touch with others and having made connections with many more. I wonder what my layout will be, if sidebars will still exists. Will we still use twitter and will bloglovin still exist? It’s scary and exciting to think about.

Here are some things I’m proud of:

  • Blogging for 2 years.
  • Blogging daily for over 7 months.
  • Improving my writing style and finding my voice.
  • Improving my photos.
  • That happy, warm feeling I get when I create a post I’m proud of.
  • Tweets, comments and e-mails saying I’ve helped or inspired or helped someone.
  • Working really hard at something and seeing results from it, in many ways.
  • Having something that is mine.
  • That feeling in my stomach I get when I’m inspired to write.
  • Understanding of social media and marketing.

Remember to #loveyourblog

I would like you all to tell me what you’re proud of. Go!

Q1: Name one thing about your blog that you’re proud of?

Q2: Think back to your first post, what have you improved the most?

Β Q3: What things make you feel unhappy with your blog and why?

Q4: Is comparing yourself to other blogs a positive or negative thing for you?


Q5: Link your first ever post and the post you’re most proud of.

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1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.

19 Comments

  • Amber

    Great post, shame I missed this chat! I am proud that I work hard at my blog and of the post ideas I come up with, I like to think my blog is a little bit of everything and friendly πŸ™‚ I don’t like to compare myself to other blogs cos it gets me down, I find inspiration in my own life and from my own passions πŸ™‚ the only thing I found from other blogs that improved mine was discovering disqus for comments! Best change ever! xo

  • Lucy

    A great social chat. Really enjoyed reading this. I go in waves with my blogging, I am really proud of lots of things that I have achieved, at the end of this month I will have been blogging for a year wow. With work being full on sometimes I find it difficult to find the time and then this makes what is an enjoyable hobby a stress. Lucy x

  • Emma

    I really enjoyed this chat – it’s nice to look at such a positive side of blogging and note the things you appreciate about your blog.

    Emma | frillsanddoodads.com

  • Imogen

    This is the perfect post. What I love about your blog is that as well as seeing you beautiful collection of dresses, you seriously come up with the best topics. For my blog, I am proud that I kept it up for so long and I have always posted frequently over all the years. It is actually the one thing I have never lost the motivation for when I have lost interest in so many other things over the years. I don’t have many followers given the amount of time I have been blogging and often I don’t understand why but there are definitely other focuses to blogging. I am so happy with the friends I have made, it is just the best. I find things like reaching a personal goal in terms of followers something to be proud of rather than comparing the number of followers to others. I don’t receive that many free items (just got the best offered recently and was so disappointed when the company revoked it after finding out I live in Australia) but I am proud of the ones I do get because I never thought I would get any.

  • Victoria

    I really need to read this right now Corinne. Thank you so much. I’ve been doubting my blog a lot lately. I know I get readers but I never receive any comments or feedback which can be a bit of a downer at times. Your post has made me realise I should be proud of the fact I get people the other side of the world reading my blog. I’ll think of them as my shy readers πŸ˜› thanks so much xxx

  • Becca

    This is a great post, I honestly think there is no point in blogging if you don’t love your blog! I personally love that mine is like an online diary, that I can look back on in years to come πŸ™‚ xx

    xbeccabe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Amber

    I definitely feel like I’m lacking in the department of loving my blog. Not because I’m not proud of the content I’ve put out, but rather because I’m just having difficulties finding the time to put my all in it. Reading this post really made me so inspired to do something about it, though!

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