A Full Year of Blogging & What I’ve Learned
I’ve officially hit my one year blogging anniversary and I can’t believe it! I never thought my little piece of the internet would’ve given me so much in the past year. After beginning this adventure when I had some extra time on my hands after work and on the weekends, I started using it as a creative outlet going through a hard time in my post-grad life.
I used my blog as a way to feed my passion while figuring out the rest.
The biggest change in the last year was that I finished my time in Denver and (finally) made the move to New York. I’m so glad I have this project to look back on in the future so I can read through my story (& outfit choices) again and again. While I’ve had the opportunities to be a brand ambassador, style influencer and story teller, it’s only just the beginning…I have to much to add in years to come!
Blogging has taught me so much this year. Here are a few things I’ve learned….
- It’s a lot harder than I thought. It’s harder because you’re ultimately starting a business. First you have a vision on what you want to give your readers and you become inspired on what the blog is going to look like, which also means learning to code. Then the NAME, the PRODUCTS and all the ORGANIZATION in between without losing sight of your original vision. I can’t forget to mention the constant attention you have to give all of the social media channels and the ways we have to keep up with the industry. I feel like I’ve challenged myself on one huge project.
- Putting myself out there was a challenge for me. I’ve always seen myself as an introverted extrovert, which means I don’t open up to someone until I really know them. This makes it difficult to post pictures of myself and give you little details about my life. I finally feel like I’ve found the happy medium between sharing what I want to share with people and not being a blogger that shares too much. I started this blog to share my love of fashion and style tips. I want to try my hardest to keep it that way.
- There’s an amazing (& inspiring) blogging community out there. Imagine being in a room with a group of fashion lovers, like yourself, who are also entrepreneurs and business owners. THAT is what it’s like to be a part of the blogging world. I’ve met some of my closet friends that are in Denver, New York City and everywhere in between. We take each others photos on the streets when everyone is giving us weird looks, make jokes about the industry as a whole when we feel like we shouldn’t take ourselves as seriously and kept up with each others lives through our blogs and personally. I feel so incredibly lucky to have met the people I’ve had the opportunity to meet.
While blogging is sometimes difficult to keep up with a full-time job, I plan to continue it as a side-gig as long as the passion is still there. Thanks for following my journey!