What I've learnt from blogging (nearly) every day for a month


So in January I set myself the challenge of blogging every day for a month and I almost completed it! I managed to post every day apart from yesterday, which left me so mentally drained that the last thing I wanted to do was write a blog post. Anyway, seeing as I managed to blog nearly every day, I thought I'd share some of the things I learnt along the way...

Creating daily content is hard - Trying to think up blog content ideas for daily posts is fun but very hard! I'm really proud of some of the content I created in January, particularly my 5 tips for working at home and post on Finding Inspiration post but towards the end of the month I found it much more difficult.

You have to be organised - The whole process of creating and promoting blog posts takes up a lot of time, so organisation is key (and easier said than done). Whilst I did start off the month by writing posts in bulk and scheduling them, I then decided to just blog when I was in the mood to, which felt much more natural and enjoyable. Taking blog photos in bulk in the morning was something I got pretty good at though. Getting out of bed earlier to make the most of the little daylight we're getting in the UK right now is a sacrifice one has to make!

Who my most loyal readers are - One of the best things I learnt this month is who my loyal readers are! I love getting new followers but it's so lovely when you see people coming back again to read and comment on your posts.

Buffer is awesome - I know some people are against scheduling social media updates but I think tools like Buffer are so useful! Not only can you use Buffer to set up Tweets and Facebook updates for new and archived posts but you can also use the analytics to see how many click throughs you get and which updates created the most interactions.

I love blogging - Posting (nearly) every day for a month confirmed to me just how much I enjoy blogging. I definitely found it hard work at times but it was also very rewarding. Having said this, I've decided to go back to posting every other day this month. I've taken on more work recently and as much as I love what I do, I definitely need to spend a little less time sitting at the computer and blogging every other day will allow for that.

How often do you post?
What's your favourite thing about blogging?
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18 comments:

  1. They're so gorgeous! I just wish they weren't as expensive haha. xo

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  2. High waisted jeans are gorgeous! I don't wear proper jeans very often at the moment but when I do, it's always a high waisted pair I go for. xo

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  3. As much as I love jeans, I've never found them particularly comfortable so I like how jeggings offer the best of both worlds. xo

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  4. The one's from Next aren't the cheapest but mine have lasted me ages. I bought a pair from F&F recently and they aren't nearly as comfortable. xo

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  5. Sheepishly Charlotte1 February 2015 at 16:36

    Blogging 3 times a week almost kills me off, huge respect for you managing every day! I've just started using buffer and I don't see the problem with scheduling posts. It means you are more organised and you can put out posts at regular, optimal times.

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Congratulations on even nearly blogging every day, I tried last October and just gave up - for me it took the enjoyment out of it!

    Holly Sparkle | Petite Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  7. Congrats! Such a big achievement that I'd love to accomplish one day ahha :)

    Littleblackblazer.blogpost.com

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  8. Well done on blogging almost every day! I don't think I'd be able to do it without some serious preparation and planning. I try and post 3-4 times a week, but don't always stick to that. I'm trying to be more natural and not force posting because I feel I have to post something. I've also been loving blogging recently, I love the community and I love reading blogs and also I love writing posts.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  9. Well done you! I would still say you blogged everyday for a month, if people wanna get arsey over 1 day, then they need to get a life! I am now going to be signing up to Buffer purely from this post!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  10. I completely agree! I think it's great for keeping on top of social media updates! Thanks lovely - every so often I might go back to blogging every day but every other day is definitely a lot more manageable at the moment! xo

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  11. I know what you mean, I still really enjoyed it but because I'd challenged myself to blog every day I did feel a lot of pressure - which is silly as it was my own challenge haha! xo

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  12. Thank you lovely! Haha I thought I better say *nearly* every day incase someone pointed out that I didn't post on 31st ;) hahahaha. xo

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  13. Thank you Emma! I completely agree with you - you shouldn't just have to blog for the sake of it :) xo

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  14. I love the summer when I'm off from uni and I can post every day, it really gets me into the swing of things and it's so much fun!

    Megan x
    London Callings

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  15. Even though it was hard work I found posting every day a lot of fun too! xo

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  16. I loved this post! I've been thinking about daily blogging for a while but this has given me food for thought. Well done, though! xx
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  17. Definitely have a lot of admiration for bloggers who post everyday! Sounds like an interesting thing to try out and see how well you can do. At the moment I'm aiming to blog twice a week and even find that difficult haha. Great post!
    Saadiya
    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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