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I Have To Admit....

Hello everyone! I was reading through some of my old posts (for inspiration) and I came across some of my blogging advice posts. I started reading through them and I realized, sometimes I don't follow all of my rules. So this post is going to be walking through my advice posts, and seeing if I can switch it up a little bit to make it more...human.



Post 1: 5 Don'ts Of Blogging

The one that stuck out to me was number 3, here let me share:

THE ORIGINAL ADVICE:

3. Think about the numbers

Who cares if you have 4 followers or 400 followers, well you shouldn't! Blog for happiness, not for fame. Sure, it's awesome to have 400 followers, but it doesn't really matter, as long as you're having fun!

THE HUMAN ADVICE

Let me just say it.... I THINK ABOUT THE NUMBERS! I get excited when I hit another 1,000 more pageviews, or gain a new follower! It's okay to do that kind of stuff, but if you base your whole blogging career on numbers and becoming famous, you might have to change your ideas a little bit.



Post 2: 5 Blogging Tips

THE ORIGINAL ADVICE:

1. Don't post more than twice a day. Sometimes I check out new blogs and I see 4 or 5 posts all from the same day. What catches my eye even more is that the posts are 2 or 3 sentences. Here's the main tip: try to post once a day, and keep your post longer than 5 sentences so that people are actually interested. Also, if you post too much then people won't be able to catch up with all of your new posts. 

THE HUMAN ADVICE:

If you're going to post good, actually productive content, go ahead and post as many times as you want! If you're going to post crap like a random selfie or a sentence about what's going on like 10000 times a day, don't post it. Save that for Instagram or something.



Post 3: Basics You MUST Know (BBK post)

THE ORIGINAL ADVICE:

The first tip is to make your blog pretty! Get a new design, I know Eve and Lily do some great designing! Another thing you could do is check out websites like Cutest Blog on the Block for some backgrounds and templates. Libbie did a post not so long ago about this so check that out! A good design is important, people won't like your blog if you don't have a good design.

THE HUMAN ADVICE:

Your blog doesn't have to be amazing, with a custom made design and everything. Sure, it would look nice, but not everyone focuses on the design. Maybe a simple background (a solid color or something simple, but not too crazy) and visible text? If you post good content, I'm sure no one will care about your design anyways.

I hope you enjoyed this little post and that it helped you out a bit :D I have a fun summer-themed DIY for you all coming up soon YAY!

Mkay bye,
Noor

30 comments:

  1. Great advice noor! I can't wait for the diy! Xoxo

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    1. Thanks Miss Internet! It's up right now ;)

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    1. Thanks Creesian, I'm glad you could relate!

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  3. Great advice!! Looking forward to the DIY!! Check out my blog:

    pengirl9.blogspot.com

    Exactly as I have written it!! Thanks!!

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    1. Thank PenGirl, I'm so happy you liked it! DIY is up now :D

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  4. Wow! Amazing advice I can't wait for the summer themed post

    Neong Girl, Growing Dark

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    1. Thanks Neon Girl, I am glad you enjoyed :D

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  5. Haha I think we all say that in the beginning when we have no followers, it's to make ourselves feel better when we see no one is reading your blog! It's only natural that we get excited about numbers, we're glad people are reading what you wrote and care enough to comment.

    Meme xx

    New post:
    'The Book Mouse Suggests: The Raven Boys'
    http://thedayinthelifeofmexoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Brilliant post xx these tips have really helped me out :)
    http://agirlblogx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Thank you, your advice is extremely helpful to new bloggers like me!
    -Kiran, worldsmyoyster.weebly.com

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    1. Yay! I'm so happy I helped you out :D

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  8. This is real, total human advice, I love it!

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  9. This is such a great post! It's wonderful to have realistic advice ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  10. It's funny how we look through our old posts and we are like, "Wow, I have so much of a different mind set then I did *insert how much time has passed*!"

    xoxo Morning

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    1. I do that all time, it gives me cringe attacks sometimes, but sometimes I smile at how much I've learned!

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  11. I used to post like 5 times a day when i first started a blog. I was so eager it was kind of funny. I'm not a fan of posts with just a random sentence, unless the sentence has meaning to it and really makes me think. Good content is certainly key.

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    1. I think we all did XD. I agree, sometimes those 'one sentence' posts can be inspirational!

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  12. I liked your original advice, but your new advice is way cooler. :) I care about numbers, to be honest. If bloggers say they don't ever think about numbers...I always think they're lying. XD Probably not though. I don't think there's anything wrong with caring about numbers. :)

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    1. Thanks Jo! You're right, everyone has thought of numbers at least once :P

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  13. I like these little edited snippets of advice, because it's true that blog designs aren't everything and numbers don't not matter. I mean, your original advice was good, but your edited advice is spot on x

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Thanks M! I'm happy you liked them :)

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  14. I like your blog design and I get excited about new follower as well - totally get it !
    dreammorebabe

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