Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Confessions Of A Blogger

A couple of days ago Caroline from VA is for Lilly lovers tagged me in the post, “Confessions of a Blogger”. I normally don’t do tag posts, but this sounded like a fun one to participate in. The idea behind “Confessions of a Blogger” is to give readers a little more insight to the story/process. 

When did you first start blogging?
December 24, 2012, Christmas Eve, my favorite night of the year!

Had you had any past online presence (YouTube, other blog)?
No, honestly the only social network I was apart of before I started blogging, now I wonder how I ever lived through life without Pinterest!

Why did you start a blog?
I started I started blogging as a way to share my ideas and thoughts with others. I have always loved reading, writing, and connection with other people, and a blog seemed like the perfect creative outlet for me.

What was your first post?

What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Overall I have really enjoyed blogging, coming across other blogs, and discovering new things. I guess my biggest challenge has been updating my blog’s Facebook and getting followers for my Facebook page.

Where do you see your blog in one year?
I honestly haven’t thought that far ahead. Blogging is something I really enjoying doing and I just hope that my blog continues to grow and that the content and overall look of my blog continually improves.

What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
I honestly haven’t had an experience with blogging that I have perceived as negative so far. I think one of the most important things to remember when you first start out blogging is that a blog is not going to be an overnight success, like anything else it takes time and effort. As selfish as it may sound I think when you first start out blogging it has to be something you find joy in, because in all honesty it takes time to grow, to get followers, pageviews, etc. Ultimately it’s rewarding; you make great connections, opportunities, and get to connect with other bloggers. In the end it is definitely worth the time and effort.

What’s your lasting inspiration or motivation?
I think my biggest motivations and inspirations are just being able to see how much my blog has grown, the feedback I have received, other blogs, and the simple fact that blogging is something I enjoy.

44 comments:

  1. It was really nice to know more about you! You have a wonderful blog and I wish you success you desire. Have a sweet day!

    noradulce.blogspot.com

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  2. This is such a great post Lauren! I love reading this. Thank you so much for sharing this! You're a really great blogger. You're one of my favorite bloggers.

    xoxo Zoe
    http://thatszoe.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for such a great compliment! I am so happy to hear that you enjoy reading my blog!

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  3. Great post! Really enjoyed it!

    xo, Summer
    http://www.belleandgrace.blogspot.com

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  4. Great post! Your blog is so lovely and do are you! So glad I found it! Have a nice day dear xx

    fashionvitae.blogspot.com

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  5. Well, i just love what I'm doing, and that's my biggest inspiration :)

    www.confassion.blogspot.com

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    1. Loving what you are doing is always a great inspiration! :)

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  6. Lovely to read i like the answers!

    XX 1310bynora.com

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  7. Thanks for sharing this, as a new blogger I find very interesting reading about others process

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  8. Thank you for stopping by my blog an your lovely comment.
    Sure we can follow... following you via GFC and Bloglovin. will await your follow...
    http://icynosure.blogspot.in/

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  9. Loved reading your answers!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  10. I love that you started blogging on Christmas eve!

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    1. I just love Christmas time, I can't believe Christmas eve will be hear in less then 2 months!

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  11. You're approaching your one year anniversary - how exciting!

    xo,
    Rachel
    Suppose Anything Goes

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  12. I love this post so much! These are always so interesting and I love getting to know how and why all my blogging buddies started blogging :)

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  13. haha yeah it's really a challenge to get new facebook followers. gfc is more easy :) and the most important fact is being happy about blogging, and have fun doing so.

    thank you for your comments! i always enjoy reading from you, you're lovely <3

    have a great day!
    dahi

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  14. This is a wonderful post, it really gets me reflecting on the purpose of my blog! Its great to know how you got started and what your goals are! Thank-you for being honest and just know that honesty {even blogging} goes a long way!
    <3 Melissa

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  15. Lauren, this is the reason people love you. Your blog is happy! There are no negatives, just as you said. Onward and Upward, darling !!

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful compliment! I am thrilled to hear that you find my blog happy :)!

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  16. I definitely agree with your advice to understand that a blog won't be an overnight success and it has to be something you find joy in. Love learning more about you!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  17. That is the perfect blogger attitude, doing it for the enjoyment and whatever comes along with that is an added bonus!!

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  18. Christmas Eve is my favorite night of the year too! It's my birthday!

    Whitney
    http://www.McKenzieWild.blogspot.com

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  19. Many thanks for sharing this interesting facts about blogging :) I started on Dezember 31th, 2012, so our blogs have nearly the same age. And like you for me blogging is especially fun and my motiviation was (as I like it also very much to read and to write) to share my hobbies with more people - and to improve my English ;) And like you I´m excited about the feedback, the opportunities and the network which develops through blogging.

    Wish you further the success which you deserve <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  20. Love this post! It's so interesting to hear why and how people started blogging!

    Maggie | nineteenmays.blogspot.com

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    1. I love hearing why people started blogging! I am glad you enjoyed this post!

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