10 Reasons Not To Give Up On Your Blog

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1) You've made new friends and will continue to do so.
Since I started my blog, I've made some online friends which may sound strange to some, but if you're a blogger yourself, you'll definitely understand what I mean. It's been so good to be able to connect with others who have the same interests as me and I'm sure you'll have online bloggers that you consider as friends. Lots of bloggers have also gone on to meet up at events and then become good friends in 'real life' too - and you can't get much better than that. If you feel you don't get the chance to build up a friendship with others online, I suggest joining in with the Twitter chats especially as there are so many new ones to join in with. 

2) You've had some pretty awesome opportunities and there's still more to come.
Okay, so I definitely didn't start my blog for the opportunities but I'd be lieing if I said it wasn't a perk. I have been lucky enough to work with brands such as Benefit, Diet Coke, John Frieda and Fragrance Direct - I really appreciate these opportunities and they give me confidence in my blog as I feel honoured that these lovely brands trust me! Take a moment to think about the brands you've worked with. Who made your day when you were surprised with a parcel after a long day at work? Have you attended any fun blog events? Remember that you are valued as a blogger and of course, opportunities dry up and sometimes it seems as if everyone else is doing better than you - take a moment to look at how far you've come. 

3) Remember why you started.
Think back to the day when you finally plucked up the courage to start your very own blog. You probably felt nervous and scared - who on earth was going to read what we had to say?! Well, let's eat our words because look how well we've done! If you're losing your way with your blog, look back through your old posts and find out what you love writing about the most - remember why you started in the first place. You didn't start because you wanted to get more followers, you started because you're creative and love writing.

4) You can change Directions.
Just like anything in life, after a while things can become stale. We change as we grow older meaning our interests that we once had don't interest us anymore. Maybe you started your blog purely based on beauty, but after two years you're starting to wonder if there's something else you should write about instead. I think it's important to shake up your posts to keep your interest going. If you're stuck for ideas there's lots of different things you could try writing about such as books, recipes, TV shows, snippets of your life -there's no need to focus solely on one thing.

5) There's so many more ideas to come.
How frustrating is blogging block? Very. I know exactly how it feels. You've got the whole day to yourself, you've had a little pamper and now you're ready to catch up on your blog posts - but you've got absolutely no clue what to write about or where to start. That's when I know that a day of blogging just isn't doable - and that's ok. Remember how lovely it feels when a blog post idea randomly pops into your head from nowhere - that will be back soon!

6) Your blog is yours and yours only.
Your blog is yours and nobody can take that away from you. No blog has got the same name as you, the same writing technique, the same pictures and most importantly the same ideas. It can be hard to stand out in the blogging world, especially as there's so many of us beauty blogging, but you have to remember you are different and despite someone of us reviewing the same products, we are all our own person and have different stories to tell.

7) You can take a break.
This is the best thing you'll do if you and your blog have hit a rough patch. Last summer I completely fell out of love withy my blog, so I completely ignored it until I was finally ready to come back. I do wish I hadn't needed so long to come back but there's no point creating posts if you're just not 'in the mood'. If you're working full time, or busy with other life things then don't forget that your blog isn't always going to be number one and taking a break can do you the world of good.

8) Others have made it through.
There seems to be a lot of us who are finding it hard to keep up our relationships with our blogs. A few bloggers who I followed right back when I started no longer blog because their hearts just aren't in it anymore. It does seem a shame because we all put so much passion into our posts but it's simply not worth carrying on if it's not fun anymore. However, lots of us are still ploughing through, taking a break when we feel overwhelmed with it and then we're back and better than ever.

9) People love your blog.
Sometimes it can be hard not to focus on followers and you can feel like you've hit a plateau - but take a quick look at how many people are following and reading your posts. It may not be as many as the next person, but put it into perspective - imagine 300 people in a room and all of them follow your blog and want to know what you have to say - that's pretty good going!

10) It's a hobby.
I don't know about you, but I don't have many hobbies other than food, holidays and shopping so it's nice that I can have a creative outlet. I love being able to make pretty pictures, writing new posts and sharing with you what I love - it's all part of my fun. The only problem as I've discussed is when it stops being fun - that's when you know it's time to take a break.

How are you finding blogging lately? x
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  1. great reasons. I'm taking a small break this week and agree.... it's good to not quit although sometimes i think about it...i just need to get through my health recovery and i can do more and maybe change direction a bit too! Angela from Daysinbed

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  2. Thank you for your words of encouragement! I just took a two week break because I was getting frustrated :(

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