As the New Year approaches I've been thinking a lot about what I've learned this year, blogging wise. I thought I'd put a little post together to share my thoughts. Hopefully throughout 2015 I can look back at this and remind myself of a few things too…
Take a break
If there's one thing that I've learnt this year it is that its important to take a break. This year my blog has sometimes become a bit less of a hobby and more of a stress and I don't want it to become something I don't enjoy doing anymore so I've learnt that it doesn't really matter if that post about a new eyeshadow palette doesn't go up during a certain week, what matters more is that I continue to enjoy what I'm doing and take a break if I need to. A good piece of advice for any of you as well and not just related to blogging either!
To use my camera
Vince bought a fancy new Canon 600D last year and I use it all the time for my blogging. I'm not saying I'm the best photographer in the world and there's definitely some things I need to work on but looking back at my old blog posts, I can see such a huge difference in the images and I'm really proud of that.
In 2015 I hope to use the camera even more and learn as much as possible. There's always room for improvement so hopefully I can step up my photography game even further in the New Year.
Organisation is key
When you work full time and only have weekends to spare it can become a little difficult to fit so much blogging in. Sometimes I want to spend my weekends with family/Vince or just relaxing at home. Sometimes I don't feel like writing posts or taking pictures and this brings me somewhat into the taking a break lesson I've learnt this year, but I've also learnt that organisation is key. I have learnt that blogging ahead is really helpful, writing notes and keeping reminders in my phone are all really handy organisation tips and in 2015 I hope to improve this even more. I've already bought myself a big blog calendar and hope to have blogs prepared well in advance.
To do only my best
I guess I've known this pretty much my entire life but this year it has become more apparent in the blogging world. There are people out there that have more followers/more popular blogs but I can only do my absolute best and as long as I am happy with the content I'm producing then hopefully my readers will be too!
What have you learnt this year, blogging-wise? Let me know in the comments.