17 Things I Have Learned From Two Years Of Blogging

I can't believe this blog is only two - so much has changed in what feels like such a short amount of time. Last year I shared wha...

Things I Have Learned From Two Years Of Blogging

I can't believe this blog is only two - so much has changed in what feels like such a short amount of time. Last year I shared what I learned from one year of blogging, now a whole year has passed I have learned a whole lot more.


#1 Things change - your space, your friends, your opinions
#2 Knowing why you do what you do is important
#3 Reviewing your reasons regularly is crucial
#4 If you don't feel OK with something, don't do it
#5 If something doesn't feel right, don't do it
#6 Just because you can make money doesn’t mean you have to
#7 It’s OK to try stuff out just to see how you feel about it
#8 10,000 readers seems to be a milestone that changes some bloggers
#9 Blogging is great for business (but only if it’s done with genuine passion)
#10 Juggling a business, blog, and a busy life can be tough
#11 The more you write, the more ideas you’ll have
#12 But sometimes you will need to take a break
#13 Blogging should be an enjoyable habit
#14 An editorial calendar is super useful
#15 Your own archives can be a source of inspiration
#16 Keep things fresh and blogging won't get boring
#17 Consume less, create more


Thank you to everyone who reads this blog

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  1. disqus_7aXfwFCYMG5/29/2015

    Blogging should be enjoyable, and isn't it lovely - the way we can draw inspiration from our old work.

    -M
    The Life of Little
    Me

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  2. I feel same with 1, 11 and 15. Been blogging for 2 years now and I bet, my space and friends has changed. There is one I want to add: I have become 10x knowledgeable than I use to be!

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  3. Here's to many more girl! You're killing it x

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  4. #17 is so so true. I forget this VERY easily however, but I really am much happier when creating things than buying things.

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  5. I have blogged for years and I have learnt so much! You are right about changes, things change. Happy 2 years of blogging, amazing stuff because reading your blog is like you have been blogging for years. You are a natural!


    Katrina Sophia

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  6. "The more you write, the more ideas you'll have." It has taken me at least five years to learn this. Even just writing nonsense on a sheet will bring ideas. Just writing more for myself has completely changed how I feel when I sit down to blog. Keep up the great work!

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  7. Brilliant, brilliant learning tips - the 10k one is very interesting indeed, and it certainly is tough juggling a blog with life

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  8. I agree with all of these!

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  9. jadiee bevan5/29/2015

    amazing blog post

    I love it :D

    would love to know your thoughts on my new post Jadiee'sLittleBlog

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    Have a nice day

    Jade

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  10. #3 is so critical! I try to do that every 6 months.

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  11. Nancy Wilde5/29/2015

    all of this is true! gospel actually. ahah. I wish I had more time to blog...

    nancywilde.blogspot.com

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  12. Congrats on the 2 years writing!

    All very true. Taking time off it's refreshing.

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  13. congratulations!!!! everything you said is so true :)

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  14. I love this post, thanks for sharing.

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  15. Just discovered your blog today. Happy 2nd blogiversary - mine is one today! :D

    Nosebag NI | Food & Lifestyle - www.nosebagni.com

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  16. I've just discovered your blog (yesterday!) and absolutely love it! My blog is about 2 as well but we haven't really pushed it hard. Got to the stage where I can finally compile an alright media kit but reading yours is an inspiration ☺️
    Http://SaintsOnAPlane.com

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  17. Siobhan Amelia Hattersley5/30/2015

    Happy two year anniversary, I set up my blog not that long ago as another release for my creativity and I love it! It's become a hobby for me and I'm addicted! I miss it when I haven't blogged for a while :) Thanks for the inspiration and tips! :) xx

    www.vihsee.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Totally agree with #17!

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  19. Thank you so much, Sofia - it really means a lot.

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  20. I think it's one of the most important on the list :))

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  21. My blog has been a great creative side project to my business too, it's a fun creative hobby to have running alongside what I do for a living.

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  22. Awesome - thank you for reading!

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  23. Thank you for reading.

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  24. Thank you so much.

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  25. Thanks for reading, Nancy!

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  26. Thank you! I find it hard taking time off.. but I feel like I meet need to ease off in the next few months. Changes are ahead!

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  27. Absolutely - I try to keep it in mind every time I schedule a new post.

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  28. Thank you for reading

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  29. I feel like it's a turning point, I think it's when people realise they can really make money from their blogs and they make decisions that change the way they blog.

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  30. We often believe we will "run out of ideas" and this idea that post daily means we're choosing quantity over quality - I don't believe any of it.

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  31. Thank you so much!

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  32. I'm very cautious now about how much I consume.

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  33. Thank you so much, Sarah!

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  34. Absolutely - I completely agree.

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  35. Congrats on two years of blogging! #11 is what I'm feeling right now. I just have so many ideas coming in from everywhere.

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  36. Maireem Maneje5/31/2015

    Great post :) Congratulations on 2 years of blogging :)


    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  37. And many more!!

    Gemma
    www.fadedwindmills.com

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  38. Really inspirational! Thank you for your words and all your work for others creatives and bloggers. You've helped me sooooo much!

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  39. Congratulations on 2 years! I only recently started reading your blog, and can't wait to see what's in store for the future!

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  40. Congrats on 2 years of blogging! It's amazing how time flies when you're having fun :-) Completely agree that you need to keep things fresh so blogging doesn't get boring - I'm going through that at the moment and having fun with it. Love all of your insights! To many more years ahead x

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  41. Annie Anzaldua6/09/2015

    Congrats on your second year of blogging! I just found your blog through bloglovin and I am so impressed! My blog is only about two months old but I really hope one day I can make it to where you are! Congrats again!

    Annie Abbey / / http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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  42. Couldn't agree with this more! I've just had my '2 year blogging birthday' as well and I totally get so many of those points.
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  43. Oh, my! I can definitely relate with most of those things and yes an editorial calendar is useful. Congratulations for your blog. xx

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