Monday, February 29, 2016

What I've Learned From Blogging

I've only been blogging a couple months, but I feel like there is so much I have learned already! And even so, that's not even the tip of the iceberg.  There is so much more out there that I don't even have a clue about. I thought I'd share today the things that I've learned in my short couple months as a blogger.

What a flat lay is and basically how to master it

 The first time I heard the term flat, I was like what the what? What is that? So naturally I did what any blogger would do and I spent hours some time on Pinterest finding out what the heck a flat lay was and how to master it.

Always have your nails done

You never know when you're going to need to snap a picture of that delicious coffee, that yummy donut, your cute new mug, or whatever else it is that has to be displayed for Instagram.  You wouldn't want to be caught dead without a manicure for that, would you?!

You can make actual friends blogging 

I didn't think anyone would actually even read this little blog of mine, let alone actually make friends from it. Little did I know that there are some amazing ladies in blogland and I love talking to them and reading all their posts!

Having a friend with you at all times is nice

Who's going to take a picture of you in that cute outfit or in front of that totally cool wall you stumbled upon or hold that book just right so you can take the perfect picture of it? Having a friend that is patient is like having a personal blogging assistant with you almost all the time and they are pretty much obligated to help you,

Blogging takes a lot of work

Before I started my own blog, I'll be honest, I thought blogging was all sipping lattes at cute little coffee shops while you quickly write a perfectly worded post that everyone loves.  Little did I know there was editing, writing, promoting, and more.  And that's just to write the post! That doesn't include the million other things that writing a blog entails, but I won't name them here because you all know way too well what that is.

Your real life friends might not get it

When I told one of my friends that I had started a blog, her response was, "So do you just reblog things that other people post?" First of all, ouch, and second of all, this isn't Tumblr.  They'll come around, and they'll become your biggest fans! This was after Mattie and I had to explain what a blog is for about 20 minutes. (Love you Allie!)

In all seriousness, I'm so glad I made the decision to start this little blog.  Even when I'm frustrated with that setup I took a million pictures or the post that I can't get just right I think of all the wonderful people I've met already and am reminded of how great this community is.


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