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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Lessons Learned from Daily Blogging


My project of Daily Blogging in July has finally come to an end. It feels a little strange. Whilst I didn’t manage to post something new every single day, I did come pretty damn close. It’s been a really exciting and productive month, and has got me really excited for what August will bring. I’ve decided that from now on I will be daily blogging on weekdays, taking the weekend off. So there’ll now be five new posts per week. I’m feeling pretty good about this decision. I can’t imagine going back to posting so irregularly but I’m also pretty excited to be getting my weekends back. I’m so glad that I gave myself the challenge of blogging every day this month, as it taught me so much that I can use in the future.

Done is Better than Perfect
Before this month, I was very careful before posting things. I’d leave them to stew for a bit, before coming back and editing like crazy. When you’re pumping out a new post every day, that isn’t really an option. I quickly learnt that done was better than perfect. Better to actually put content out in an imperfect form than endlessly wait to make it flawless.

There Are a Lot of Hours in the Day
I’ve been completely amazed by how much I can do in a day. Doing an 8 hour shift at work, coming home and writing/photographing a post, before flopping into bed really made me wonder what on earth I was doing with my time before. I feel so much more motivated to spend my time wisely. I’m hoping to vastly reduce the number of hours I’ve squandered away scrolling through social media and online shops. I now realise how productive I can be with my time, if I choose to be.

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway
There are certain topics that I’ve been scared to post about e.g. Sticks and Stones and 7 Ways to Be a Better Ally to the LGBT Community. I’d hesitate to click that publish button, in fear of embarrassing myself or saying something wrong. These posts are usually the ones that I get the best response from however. They’re the ones that provoke messages in my Instagram inbox or kind texts from friends. Whilst it’s fun to write about lipsticks and shoes, the posts that really set my heart on fire are the ones that scare me.

People are Generally Nice 
The number of people that have said lovely things about my blog, both online and in real life, has been a little astounding. It completely makes my day whenever it happens and I feel so thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful people. Little moments like this really emphasised how supportive people are.
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  1. I have really loved your posts this month so I'm super excited you're going to be blogging daily every week day :) xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Natalie, feeling so lucky for your support over the past month xoxo

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  2. I'm in awe of you doing this. So impressive. xxxxx

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    1. Thanks lovely! It was challenging but I'm feeling very proud of myself xxx

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