I'm not going to lie, I find it really disheartening when I see people who have been blogging for only a few months and have thousands of followers. But if I only blogged so that I would get lots and lots of followers, I don't think that I would be blogging today. Don't get me wrong, I would love to have lots of followers! But I genuinely enjoy blogging, and without that, I don't think that it would be worthwhile.
Make sure that everything you post is something that you would want to read, and never post something that you're not happy with
These are two things that I've started thinking about a lot lately before I publish a post. I feel like thinking about these before I publish a post and even before I start writing have really helped to improve my content. When I was in my first few years of blogging, I posted just for the sake of posting, but now I've come to learn that quality really is more important than quantity.
The more you post, the more you grow
Even though I think that you should be happy with and proud of everything you post, I don't think that you should be afraid of posting something because it's not perfect. No post will ever be perfect, but the more posts you make, the better your posts will get. Practice makes something-close-to-perfect.
Don't be afraid to reach out
When I first started my Ask The Blogger series, I was pretty nervous, and I still am every time I email a new blogger! After all, the bloggers that I interview are much more successful than I am and have many more followers. But everyone that I've got in touch with so far have been absolutely lovely.
So don't be afraid to talk to other bloggers, even ones that you look up to! Most of the people that I've met while blogging have been wonderful. It's important to remember that even though you may look up to them, bloggers are just people, same as you and me!
Speaking of Ask The Blogger, this month's blogger is Kailey from Mermaidens! She has one of my favourite blogs of all time, so if you don't follow her already, definitely go check out her blog!
If you don't know what Ask The Blogger is, basically you guys leave me questions and then the blogger of the month answers them. So please comment your questions for Kailey below!
What have you learned while blogging?