Working With What You’ve Got – New Blog Tips

I’m pretty sure we’ve all dealt with feeling worried about not being good enough when it comes to blogging. Are our pictures going to look good enough? Will our posts be interesting enough? Am I going to have to spend buy the most extravagant things to make sure my blog is perfect enough? Questions, questions, questions.

Let’s be honest though, like everything else in life it’s all relative. Things you’d like to read probably aren’t going to be the same things your neighbours want to read. I’ve looked at some pieces of art and wondered what the artist was thinking, whereas others have looked at the same piece of art and felt inspired. It’s all down to preference and odds are if you find what you’re writing interesting or useful someone else out there is too.

Find the right people and stick with them. 
This doesn’t just go for blogging, but that’s a whole other post we’ve got for ourselves. There is something for everyone, with so many brilliant bloggers and readers nowadays and an abundance of diversity your content is going to appeal to someone. Not everyone is going to love what you do, as long as do it carry on.

Work with what you’ve got.
This is the most important tip for myself. I’ve started a blog before but I stopped because I wanted everything to be as perfect as they could be before I had even started. This time around, however, I just decided to use the tools I had. We’ve all got flat surfaces in our homes that we use for pictures and I had an old cream throw, which I am now using for flat lays. You could always take a look on Pinterest for flat lay ideas or pictures.

Try not to compete or compare.
In life we regularly compare ourselves to anyone doing something similar to us. I’ve been trying not to do this when it comes to blogging, because so often you’ll be looking at someone else and wanting that they have and someone may just as well be looking at your content and wishing the same thing. Just stay original and true to yourself 

Do what makes you happy.
I’ve found it helpful to blog about what I would want to read about. Luckily being pregnant I’m not going to be short on things to write about anytime soon. I’m generally a nosy person, so anything that gives me an sneak look into someone else’s life is fun for me to read. If taking pictures and writing blogs about the burn life of a candle makes you happy, then write about it! Bloggers should be doing this ourselves as well as other people.

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect, it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

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32 Comments

  1. February 16, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Love this advice! I honestly needed to see this myself !

    • February 16, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you so much. I just tried to write down what helped me actually take the step into blogging, finally.

  2. February 16, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    This post is brilliant! Yes we all want likes and comments but if we aren’t happy with the content we produce just because it is popular maybe we need to re think what we are doing!!!

    Lovehayleybeth.co.uk

    • February 16, 2018 / 10:56 pm

      Yes, exactly. If you’re not enjoying it, it’s turning more into a workload and less like a hobby you enjoy doing. Thank you for reading and commenting lovely, really appreciate the feedback. 💗

  3. February 17, 2018 / 4:44 pm

    A brilliant post. As humans, it’s in our nature to constantly judge ourselves! We need to try harder to give ourselves a break! X

    • February 17, 2018 / 5:31 pm

      So true, we put pressure on ourselves to be as good or the same as someone else instead of enjoying where we are now x

  4. February 18, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    Love this post! Definitely guilty of comparing mine to other people’s blogs! x

    • February 18, 2018 / 4:03 pm

      It’s such a common thing to do, definitely a bad habit we all need to break! Thank you very much for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it x

      • February 18, 2018 / 4:16 pm

        Isn’t it? Sometimes I don’t even realise what I’m doing to begin with! You’re very welcome – I’m glad I discovered your blog x

        • February 18, 2018 / 4:27 pm

          It’s definitely not easy. Then again, what habit is? Aw, thanks! I’m glad too, because your pictures are absolutely stunning! Very inspiring. X

          • February 19, 2018 / 8:52 pm

            Thank you so much – you’ve made my day! x

          • February 19, 2018 / 9:02 pm

            I also read your older post about pink trousers and now I’m dying to pink a pair up for spring! X

          • February 23, 2018 / 12:24 pm

            Thanks for reading! I love them soo much – nothing like a bit of pink to brighten up you day haha x

  5. February 18, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Such good advice 💕 it’s so hard not to compare your blog to others but this really helps and makes so much sense! Xx

    • February 18, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you darling, I’m so glad you think so! I was basically just thinking about what helped me start properly blogging. Hope you’re doing well! Xx

      • February 18, 2018 / 9:49 pm

        It’s so good to ready about other people’s experiences and see that you’re not alone 💕 I’m good thank you I hope you’re feeling better now xx

        • February 18, 2018 / 9:52 pm

          That’s very true, it’s definitely nice to be able to identify with other people and what they are going through. That’s good! I’m doing a lot better this week, thank you. Xx

          • February 18, 2018 / 9:53 pm

            Definitely 💕 aaah glad to hear it lovely xx

  6. February 19, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I also read your older post about pink trousers and now I’m dying to pink a pair up for spring! X

  7. February 24, 2018 / 2:05 am

    These are amazing tips, especially doing what makes you happy. I think that’s the reason why I’ve been sticking to blogging this time around as I’m finally writing about the things that make me happy instead of what I think others would want to see and what would grow my blog faster.

  8. March 4, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    Cool tips Hannah and awesome blog, like the style you’ve got going on, have definitely made it unique!

    • hannahslifediaries
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      Anytime lovely

  9. March 9, 2018 / 10:49 am

    My blog was ready to launch for 2 months before I actually got the courage to launch it. I was so nervous and it was not as good as other bloggers’ sites… But I decided what the heck and went for it! To date, no regrets! 🙂 thanks for the lovely and positive post! xx

  10. March 14, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Good tips here. Thanks for posting and thankyou for following my blog too.

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