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Blogger Generations | 1+ Years

Blogger Generations | 1+ Years

ABOUT BLOGGER GENERATIONS
After reading posts by a range of bloggers with titles along the line of ‘Things I’ve Learned About Blogging’, I found that – as you would expect – each post’s content differed most according to the blog’s age. This inspired me to find a way to compare how one’s perception and knowledge of working in such a new and exciting industry can alter so quickly.
I thought it would be interesting to interview bloggers across the board and collate their answers to create a post which can inspire and teach us about working as a blogger (full time, part time, or as a hobby), the industry and its recent development.
Hence I started this series, Blogger Generations. Consisting of six posts, each includes an interview with a blogger/bloggers who have more experience in the industry than the previous interviewee.

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CONTENT 
I focus on topics that I’m interested in and fit in with my lifestyle, such as self-improvement, minimalism and a lifestyle good for yourself and the planet.  The Navigatio also covers travel related topics, as I travel a lot!
BLOGGING FULL TIME? 
Blogging is just a side-project for me at the moment. I’m finishing my university degree this summer and hope to put more time and effort into the blog once I’ve got all my exams out of the way. It would be great to make my blog into something that I could live off, but I’m aware of how difficult that can be. For now I’m happy just to blog for fun.
FAVOURITE PART 
My blog allows me to share things that I’m interested and passionate about. I love interacting with my readers and doing my best to give them something worthwhile to read.
LEAST FAVOURITE PART 
I hate how the blogging industry put so much focus on appearance and numbers. You don’t have to look like a supermodel and take photos with the most expensive cameras to be a blogger! You also don’t need 100.000 views every month in order to call yourself a blogger! There’s a lot of negativity in the blogging community because people compare themselves to other bloggers. Follow your own journey instead, it’s way more interesting!
WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN How much time it consumes! You think “oh, I’ll just quickly write a post and that’s it!”, but no! Thinking about topics to write about, doing your research, actually writing the post, taking and editing photos for the post, editing the post and after that you need to make sure you promote the post properly! And then I haven’t touched social media yet haha! It’s so much fun, but I had no idea how much time it takes to get everything just right.
GOALS I want to continue growing my audience and try to improve my content as much as I can! There’s still a lot that I can learn and I’m excited to see where this journey is taking me.
ADVICE 
One thing I wish I’d known before starting my blog is that you can literally write about ANYTHING. Don’t force yourself to write about topics that you aren’t interested in, just because you think it will get you readers. Readers will come when you show your passion!

Please take the time to check out the blogs of the talented and lovely creators featured in Blogger Generations – as you can see, each one really does have something different to offer.

Feel free to comment with anything you’ve learned about the blogging industry since starting out!

Check out my previous post here!

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5 Comments

  1. May 16, 2018 / 3:51 PM

    This is a very interesting and original idea for a series! Great, great, great 👏🏼 I’m loving it.

    • May 16, 2018 / 9:10 PM

      Aww thank you so much for such a lovely comment- I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!

  2. May 15, 2018 / 7:00 PM

    Don’t force yourself to write about topics that you aren’t interested in and following your own journey – we’ll said.

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