There’s no denying that blogging is more than meets the eye. It’s not always an easy task whether it be creating content, curating photos, or getting enough traffic. One thing that helps take some pressure off is connecting with other bloggers. Over the past year I have gotten to know more bloggers through social media and blogger networking events in Boston. It’s always worth it to ask others for advice or words of wisdom, and I’m definitely glad I got myself out there. Here’s a couple life and blogging lessons that I’ve picked up from fellow Boston bloggers.
Be Confident // If you’re confident in what you’re wearing, what you’re doing, and the content that you’re sharing, it will show. Other people will appreciate what you’re doing and follow along with your blogging journey. Confidence has its way of shining through and other people catch on when you’re radiating that mind set.
Break the Rules of Style // Your personal style is what’s going to get you noticed. Of course following trends is fun and will help you find a niche, but adding your own personal flair is the best thing to do for your brand. Be yourself and be original- that’s what gets you known as a blogger.
Get Out There // Never in a million years did I think I would be going into the city so often for Boston Blogger meetups. Once I went to my first one I had to go to another, and so on. Just putting myself out there and meeting people, connecting on blog ideas, and getting advice made an impact on how I blog. Just the simple task of getting out and doing what you love can make all the difference.
Take Chances // Whether it be taking a chance on an outfit, an event, or a blog post- just do it. I’ve learned that it’s important to go for it and take the chance. The worst thing that could happen is that the outcome isn’t want you expected. With that, you take it, you learn, and you create something new.
Don’t Underestimate your Worth // In general other bloggers (and other non-bloggers) will remind you that you’re worth more than you think. This comes in handy while working with brands. If they ask for your rates on something, don’t underestimate your worth.
Even though these are blogging lessons that I’ve learned from fellow bloggers, I feel like they apply as general life lessons as well. What are some valuable life lessons you’ve learned?