How do you measure success? By the amount of awards you win? Number of views you get?
Following on from my Failure? blog post and how well that went down, I wanted to just have an honest open chat with my readers because I feel like I don’t give myself enough credit for the hard work I put into my blog. Today marks the 1st July and the end of me posting 3 times a week (I did chat about this in the other post but I just wanted to discuss it on a little bit more) and I am so damn proud. It had its ups and down but I succeeded in keeping up 3 times a week. In hindsight I feel like some of the posts were not my best but I think my favourite one was definitely the Blogger Box Swap which was actually my most viewed post for June!
I normally post 2 times a week and never struggle with it because it fits around my college schedule so well. I enjoy it, even when it rarely becomes a struggle. I thought that upping it to 1 more would be just as easy but I was wrong ,nonetheless I got through it and I can say I really did succeed.
Sometimes I forget I haven’t even had this blog a year and i’ve gained 1.1k followers, a hugely supportive Twitter community and bagged myself a few sponsored posts too… which really is amazing. I think as bloggers we put ourselves down a lot because we tend to compare ourselves to bloggers who have a massive following and collaborate with big brands. One day we will get there, we just have to succeed at little goals first.
I’ve also decided to start tracking my monthly figures, in terms of blogging. As much as numbers don’t matter, I think it’s important to keep track to just see how you’re improving. I gained 453 followers on Twitter which i’m super happy about, pretty much equalised my blogging views and gained a whopping 29 Instagram followers…but we don’t talk about Instagram!
In other news college has been the worst experience of my life this year for various reasons but if you read my other post then you’ll know I won an award for the best short film which made me super proud. College really has been so unorganised which then makes you really half-arse it and to have an award to show for it really gives me a sense of pride! However, I’ve handed in all my work and I hopefully won’t have to go back there in September- that means I need to start looking for a job!
This week has been so, so sunny! I’ve loved the heat because it’s got me in the mood for my holiday, i’m going tomorrow and cannot wait to share my travels with you on Twitter and on my blog!
I just want to say thank you again for the constant support I get and i’ll see you Wednesday 11th July to tell you all about my holiday where i’ll be going back to 2 weekly uploads on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s!
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