Hey there everyone!
So it’s official my blog, Hannah Rose is one year old & I cannot even believe it! Looking back a year ago I would have never thought that I would have been in this spot that I am today. I started this blogging journey just for fun & I am just amazed at how far I have come. I have found myself & my own personal style through this journey which has helped with my confidence as not only a writer but as a woman. My passion with this blog has always been to spread positivity & love through blogging so, I am very happy that I have been able to accomplish that in just a year that I have been writing for Hannah Rose. I have learned so many important lessons about blogging & what it means to be a content creator. So, I’ll stop rambling & share some lessons that I have learned through becoming a blogger!
Blogging can be time-consuming
Finding & creating content for every week can be insanely time consuming, especially as a full-time student. Lucky for me, I absolutely love to write which made it really easy for me want to sit down & create new content! Even with my busy schedule for working & school work, I found that with a little planning I can create content on the regular if I just make it a priority with everything else in my life.
Find a blogging tribe
Sometimes the only people who will support you through this journey will be your other blogger babes! Now don’t get me wrong, I love my friends & family’s support, but there is nothing like having a group of other bloggers to lean on for support during your blogging journey. Since I have started this blog I have connected with other women from all over the country & it’s so nice to talk to them about their start and create new content with them. I am so lucky to have some of these amazing & supportive people in my life!
It’s okay that I may not make money doing this
That’s not why I started this blog in the first place. I started this blog so I could connect with other people & spread positive vibes through my writing. I am lucky enough to be a part of FabFitFun’s Affiliate program (which has been amazing) & my goal is to keep building up my brand so hopefully, it could possibly start paying for itself. However like I said earlier, it’s totally okay that I am not making money off this blog. I do it for the love of writing & creating every day!
Social media is key
I had a pretty decent social media presence before I started my blog, but after I had started blogging is when my presence really took off! I started developing my own style for my images, I was easily able to share new blog content with everyone & social media really helped me build up my brand. I honestly don’t know where my blog would be if I wasn’t able to share through my social media. (PS: Follow me on all my social media!)
My writing is ALWAYS improving
Looking back to when I first started writing, I almost have to laugh at my writing style back then. It’s crazy how much my voice has changed through writing & part of that is how much confidence I have gained within this past year! I used to be so nervous & second guess my writing before posting it. Now I have a little more confidence in myself & my writing which has made all the difference.
Plan Plan Plan
Planning out content is key. When I first started writing for the blog I didn’t have much of a plan when it came to what content I wanted to post & when I wanted to post it. I’m not saying I have gotten AMAZING at planning, but I am slowly but surely improving it!
It gets tiring trying to be like everyone else, but of course, it is very hard not to compare your self to other bloggers out there. There have been plenty of times that I have tried to change my writing or my style for the sake of trying to be similar to other successful bloggers out there. The truth is the only person you can be is YOU! Since I have discovered this, I have found my own style & started writing content that I have been insanely proud of. The best advice that I can pass on after this year is just to be yourself!
These are just a small amount of lessons that I have learned through this past year of blogging. I would share more but then I would have a novel! I just want to thank everyone who has stuck by my side through this blogging journey. It honestly means the world to me that all of you have stuck by my side since the very beginning. I can’t wait to keep writing content & sharing all my adventures with all of you. Cheers to one year & I hope for many more to come!
Sending Positive Vibes,