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One Year Later My Blog Grew

Today, or around this time, marks a transition – I started a blog

I started my blog this time last time. It might have something to do with the lazy summer days and the long evenings which made me feel like I had enough time to do it. I had been reading blogs and watching YouTube tutorials for years and kept thinking I could never do it myself. You always think I could never write anything worthwhile or interesting. It’s true the ‘market’ is saturated now and certainly when I started reading in around 2008 there weren’t as many bloggers around. Anyway I digress.

My blog in one year

My blog started off as a photography blog as I love taking photographs and making things look pretty. I wanted a way to show them off and so I started uploading them and making comments or analysis of them.

Having a niche on a blog is a bit of cliche but it’s difficult, for me anyway, to stick to one topic as I can randomly come up with ideas all day every day. It’s great to be able to write about whatever I feel I may want to see / what I may have looked for in the past. I do write about topics that interest me which generally fit into lifestyle but fashion and beauty, my main interests, do feature. The photos take the time up!

I did take a hiatus at the end of summer as a ‘wobbly’ was thrown; we all have rubbish months! I got back in to it probably around the time I quit my legal career. Suddenly I wasn’t drained from constantly having to think about what I should be thinking about. I was free!

There is still so much I want to do and change but it’s all a work in progress. I have gone self-hosted (minefield and did a lot of searching online). I bought a cool theme and like to change this regularly and more recently have been refining what I write and making it less wordy.

Why you could do it too – the blog starter

It can be about whatever you want and who cares who reads it! Seriously though; concentrating on figures and stressing about growth doesn’t get you started. I just write for me really and it’s a bonus if people enjoy it. You can share what you have done on social media and friends and relatives can comment so at least you will have some readers when you kick off.

Blogging is a passion and you have to be passionate as it takes up a lot of time. I don’t need to spell it out but start with words and the rest flows. I am literally mostly learning as I go along but also from free courses, people with greater knowledge than me and tutorials.