Some Things I’ve Learned Being a Blogger. ANNDDD, Cute Little Puppies or Kittens??

Posted August 22, 2016 by Keionda Lei Lewis in #LifeyThings, Discussion / 18 Comments

WHAT I LEARNED

I remember being so scared, yawl. 

Literally so scared to publish publish post that I would just sit there. and STARE at my computer, wondering how in the heck I was going to be able to do this. What I didn’t get the responses like I wanted? What if this was a big fail? Believe me, I wanted to run away.

 Yeah, you guys legit terrified me at first.

BUT, one day came in which I felt more confident and then you know what? I hit the post button and then BOOM. I was a blogger. I could finally count myself among those other cool people that were already established. But still, I have those days where I don’t think it’s going as fast as I want it to, you know??

dont be afraid

This is probably the most important part. Especially as a beginning blogger, it’s hard to be yourself because sometimes, and like in my case, I wasn’t confident enough to display myself–my real self to the world. But one day when I’m a published author, of course, I want more open and share things so blogging and being yourself, no matter what anyone thinks is the way to go! In the end, WHO THE HECK cares what people think? Either they’re going to like you or not!

make it your own
Find something you like and do whatever the heck you want with it. You like using a a bunch of Gifs? You like adding little moving letters? You like using a sporadic ray of colors that are probably not on the color wheel? You want to blog about books? Food? Your last trip to Bollywood…. PURPLE LLAMAS ?? Do whatever the heck you want. You wanna know why??? IT’S YOUR BLOG, AND YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT!

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dominate change

Some are afraid of change, they’re afraid of having to re-adapt to anther way of doing things. Psst: Here’s a hint: Don’t be that person. Because in the end, you’re going to love the person you become and you’re going to see the results of the hard work and your bravery.♥

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Embrace Your quirks

Are you loud blogger? A quiet one? It doesn’t matter because you can be who you want! I found it’s WAY easier to find your voice if you “talk” on your blog, just like you talk IRL because we all have a different way of speaking. You’ll stand out and people will know you from the crowd! Almost all of my blogger friends I visit on the regular, I can spot out each of their writing voices from others. You’re going to see more success and you’ll be happier because you’re not trying to be someone else. ♥♥

I’m here for you guys if you EVA need anything. 

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Now it's your turn 2

What do you guys do to stand out more? Do you see results  from doing it? Oh! And puppies or kittens?

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18 responses to “Some Things I’ve Learned Being a Blogger. ANNDDD, Cute Little Puppies or Kittens??

  1. No puppies and no kittens, please… I’m allergic. Aaaa-choo!

    I love your overall message that there are No Rules when it comes to blogging and you should just do your own thing. YES! I think many bloggers feel the need to conform to what they see from the “popular” bloggers but if you’re just going to copycat – what’s the point? There’s already someone doing THAT (whatever THAT is), so do your own thing in your own voice and you’ll be unique! Some people will love it, some people won’t (oh well, we can’t be all things to all people) but at least you’re being yourself. Otherwise, why bother? Another awesome post, love!

  2. Tbh, I don’t think I do anything to stand out.
    I do my best to write decent reviews, and to read books I feel like reading and that’s it.
    I don’t feel the need to stand out, but it is nice to know that people visit your blog and read what you write.
    I am fairly new blogger, only started this year, so I feel like I’m probably still trying to find my voice.

  3. Sophia Rose

    I’m a co-blogger so much of the blog is Shari’s personality, but I’m pretty sure people can tell the difference between our reviews and other posts. LOL (hint: I’m the wordy one). I agree, the big thing is to be honest and be yourself. People will appreciate that more.

  4. Kittens! Although I do love cute puppies too. I had one back in 2010, but we had to put him down because of the seizures and pain. I cried for a week. I’ve become fond of cats these past 3 years, so I may be biased. Anyhoo, I’m a quiet blogger. Well, a quiet person in general. I think my depression and shyness holds me back a lot, but I like the pace I’m at but I do want to quit sometimes. I don’t do well with drama and hate in any part of my life, that includes this blogging journey. I try to be myself and let the chips fall where they may.

  5. My daughter has this poster in her room that reads: Be Yourself. Because Everybody Else is Taken. Depending on the kind of day I’ve been having, I can be my awesome self or I can be my sucky self. At this point, my readers never know which version of me shows up. But I do what I can to make sure I’m putting my best out there, and I’m my worst critic. So I hope the best version of me shows up each time. 🙂

  6. It took me SO long to finally make my blog. I was mulling it over for so long but I’m glad I finally went for it! I think writing the blog that you want to read is the best advice. And being yourself! I’m trying to embrace both of those things in my blogging.

    And kittens! Although how can you make us choose?!

    Hope you’re well! <3

  7. BOTH!! Puppies and Kittens – you can’t make me choose!! It’s funny, I just wrote a discussion post for tomorrow that is sort of, not really, but kind of close to this one. Totally up lifting!! YES, we all need to blog our own way and not listen to anyone else!! It’s our stinkin’ website to do whatever we want, right?!

    How do I make my blog mine? I talk through my reviews. I have a very narrative voice in my reviews. It just works for me. I don’t really care if no one else likes it. *shrugs*

    • BAHAHA! IKR?? Sometimes it’s sad when some posts don’t get as many views as you would like! But at the end of the day, like you said, WHO CARES how many views or comments you get?? POST WHAT YOU WANT! 🙂

  8. Definitely puppies! <3

    As to your question, I don't know that I really do much to try to stand out ha! 😀 I'm so overwhelmed with my littles, taking special care of my hubby, my home, watching anime or Japanese dramas, and playing video games! Not that this is a bad thing, but I guess what I am trying to say is, I'm not really conscious about trying to stand out so to speak. My blog pretty much speaks for itself, I've only managed to post 3 times this month! Gah!

    • I ALWAYS lov to go to your blog because everything is alway so neat and your color schemes are ON THE POINT! <3 It's super creative and I could totally go on, and on, and on, and ON. teehee!

  9. Olivia-Savannah

    You’ve definitely learned a lot from blogging and you should be proud, because the majority of it is about being yourself and embracing who you are <3 And those are some of the most important life lessons you can ever end up learning. I think one of the biggest things I have learned and am learning is to never pressure yourself too much – just be you and do you and be happy 😀

    • “Just be you and be happy!” This is such a good reminder and one that I wish that I would take more often! It just gets so hard sometimes when the pressure to have a lot of views or comments overwhelms you, you know?