1) Don’t start a blog to get invited to events, be “glamorous” and “famous” and get free stuff. So many people venture into this field for the completely wrong reasons, and it’s embarrassingly obvious when you’re one of these people. I blogged for over two years without ever being recognized or invited to anything, and I was genuinely perfectly fine with just sharing my passion with an online audience. Free stuff, events and fashion may sound very glamorous, and I guess it is on the surface, but it’s also only the superficial element of blogging which everyone now seems to strive for. If you’re in it for the wrong reasons then you’re honestly better off not in it at all.
2) Be individual! I hate it when other bloggers copy what I do - yeah it’s a sign that they look up to you, but with so many bloggers now, the key thing is to market yourself on something different. Develop your own writing style, find your niche audience and be good to them, design your layout so that your blog is the best expression of you and not anyone else. Be inspired by other people, but stay true to yourself. Nothing puts me off a blog more than when I detect hints of other peoples’ originality on a blog that just turns out to be a carbon copy of everyone else’s creativity.
3) If you’re following steps 1 and 2 (doing it for the right reasons and staying true to yourself), then you would’ve probably fulfilled this step too, which is basically just have fun. Don’t take yourself too seriously and enjoy what you do. It’s that sole, simple joy of blogging that appeals to me most, and that’s the way it should be.
(Sorry I sound super rude and harsh and pushy but these are things I feel strongly about hahah)