17 Things I Have Learned From Two Years Of Blogging

May 29, 2015

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

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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.

    The Life of Little

  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!

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

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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

  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

  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!

  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

  8. I agree with all of these!

  9. jadiee bevan5/29/2015

    amazing blog post

    I love it :D

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    Have a nice day


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

  11. Nancy Wilde5/29/2015

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


  12. Congrats on the 2 years writing!

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

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

  14. I love this post, thanks for sharing.

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

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

  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 ☺️

  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


  18. Totally agree with #17!

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

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

  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.

  22. Awesome - thank you for reading!

  23. Thank you for reading.

  24. Thank you so much.

  25. Thanks for reading, Nancy!

  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!

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

  28. Thank you for reading

  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.

  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.

  31. Thank you so much!

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

  33. Thank you so much, Sarah!

  34. Absolutely - I completely agree.

  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.

  36. Maireem Maneje5/31/2015

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


  37. And many more!!


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

  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!

  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

  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/

  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!

  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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