What Blogging Has Taught Me♥

Hiya lovelies!!♥

HOW ARE YOU ALL ON THIS LOVELY SUNDAY MORNING! I say lovely.. the sun is out.. BUT THERE IS ICE EVERYWHERE! We are in April.. this should not be happening, ha! ANYWAY…. aside from my update on the weather.. I hope you have had an absolutely amazing week… what have you been up to? I had my first full week at work in what seems like ages.. and surprisingly it passed very quick (woop!).

So… I was having a little think of what I could blog about.. and it dawned on me that I have been blogging for around 7 months.. and I have learnt quite a fair amount (if I do say so myself, hehe) about the blogging world.. and thought it would be fun to share all of these! Now darlings.. bear in mind this is a light-hearted post (as is everything on my blog)… so grab a cuppa, and be prepared to find out what I have learnt from blogging!

Diaries/Notepads will become your most favourite/used thing EVER♥

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Because they make amazing blog props, they are your LIFE when it comes to planning posts/jotting down ideas… etc. ALSO.. there is nothing more satisfying than writing (with coloured pens) in your notebook, and ticking off things. BEST FEELING EVER.. I feel SO liberated when I can tick off a post I have just put up! WOO!

The hours between 6-9pm are dedicated to Twitter chats♥

Now of course.. I am sure not ALL bloggers take part in Twitter chats.. but I try to take part in AT LEAST ONE a day. They are honestly one of the BEST ways to catch up with fellow bloggers and just ramble on about different topics! So… for at least an hour a day.. I am glued to my phone.. typing away… just make sure you have it on silent because your notifications WILL GO CRAZY.. and all you will hear from people around you is “TURN THAT BLOODY PHONE OFF”. Ha.

Flat lays give you the worst back ache EVER♥

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BUT THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I am a massive lover of a good old flat lay… I have recently tried REALLY hard to make my photos look as GOOD as I can.. and in the few months I have been doing this.. I heave learnt the pain that comes with getting that perfect image. Picture this guys… me in my PJ’s.. no makeup on.. hair an absolute mess.. standing on my wooden dining chair in front of the massive mirror (I do get a few stares by the way ha)… snapping away! Now.. I like to take all my photos on one day (today is actually my photo taking day).. so obviously all this bending down gives you SUCH a back ache hehe! Oh.. the things we do for a good blog photo (sigh).

Weekends/Evenings become blog orientated♥

Now the good thing for so many of us bloggers is that blogging is our little escape from the craziness/business of our daily lives.. so I LOVE to spend a few hours every weekend/evening especially for blogging. So much of my life revolves around blogging (haha.. COME ON.. fellow bloggers I KNOW you are with me on this).. almost every single beauty/fashion item HAS to featured on my blog. When I discover something AMAZING, spot a good deal or use something that bloggers have been RAVING about.. IT HAS TO BE SHARED WITH YOU ALL. That is just the way it is when you become part of the blogging world.

SO much more happens behind the photo♥

This is what you see:

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This is what I see

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Say hello to Cookie!

There is ALWAYS someone to talk to♥

I have learnt that whatever time it is… if I need an opinion on a product, some fashion tips, a recommendation OR just someone to have a giggle with… I just tweet. YOU GUYS NEVER LET ME DOWN. I am completely obsessed with Twitter, and the majority of bloggers are too.. so a CRAZY amount of time is spent on our phones!! This also means that there is always SOMEONE up to talk to.. yay!

The blogging community is SO supportive!♥

Now… I was welcomed into the blogging world SO WELL by everyone… it is honestly such an amazing community to be part of. Bloggers are always willing to help you out… and because we have SO much in common with each other.. it is SO easy to get along with everyone! I recently started a YT channel.. and the support I have had from bloggers has been absolutely INSANE!!

You can never have enough fake flowers/props♥

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Any cute, flowery, funky looking prop is essential… and I have got a right lovely little collection going on at the moment. I have learnt that no photo is complete without some sort of prop.. whether that is fake flowers, confetti, cute little bunnies… yep I have a little box of blog props going on! My aim for the next few weeks is to DIY a few shoe boxes to create a cute box!! Would you guys like a post on this?

Blogger Emails/Mail is the most exciting thing EVER♥

Enough said. I cannot even tell you the excitement you get when a company you love emails you/responds to you. AND DO NOT EVEN GET ME STARTED WHEN YOU RECEIVE BLOGGER MAIL! (I love this phrase by the way hehe).

Blogging is the best decision I ever made♥

Hands down. BEST DECISION EVER. I enjoy it so much.. I have “met” so many lovely people.. worked with some of my most FAVE brands.. and love coming home after a hard day at work and just settling down with my blog. My favourite things to do is think up different blog ideas, catching up on other blogs and spend time typing away!

So lovelies.. these are just a few things that spring to mind when I think about how my life has changed since blogging. I honestly cannot believe it has been almost 7 months since I started my blog… it really has been the best decision I have ever made! It even gave me the confidence to start a YT channel.. something that I have wanted to do for the longest time! It is SO weird to think that at one point these things meant NOTHING to me haha! 

ANYWAYS LOVES.. I hope you enjoyed reading this post.. make sure to let me know what things YOU have learnt since blogging. Have you been blogging for months, or years? SO… Lets see what the next 7 months brings us ey?!

Have a lovely Sunday darlings.. and make sure to check out my new YouTube video (that went live yesterday!).. I also cannot even believe the response that has had.. I had over 100 subscribers in less than 2 weeks! Eeeeeek!! That is thanks to all the support you amazing bunch give me.. I really do love you all *gives you all the biggest hug ever*.

Thank you SO much for reading lovelies.. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already! I will see you all in my next one!

Lots of Love,

Saira

xo

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23 Comments

  1. April 10, 2016 / 10:23 am

    I really loved reading this post, Saira! Your photograph is great. I agree with all the points you’ve made. Good job girl xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  2. April 10, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Such a great post, I completely feel you on all of those points! Blogging is a ton of work, but totally worth it! Q for you — I used to be more active on Twitter, and still participate in chats once in a blue moon, but I’d love to hop onto more! Do you have any chats that you really enjoy that you could recommend?? I’d love to check them out! Keep on killing it, girl! You’re doing such a wonderful job!

  3. April 10, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Wow I love this post! I think I will try to implement your twitter advice next. I just started blogging and I can say for sure it has been the best decision for me as well. I’m still trying to learn new ways to take pictures, and the best posts to come up with. Thanks for this really helpful post! http://www.runningtomilan.wordpress.com

  4. April 10, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    I’ve loved blogging too, the community really makes it amazing. I love your behind the flatlay photos ahah, if anyone could see me trying to do mine they would laugh. My windows are really high up so I have to balance on my bed ahah. I really need some fake flowers as props x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  5. April 11, 2016 / 12:04 am

    I love the behind the scenes peek! 🙂 Great post – I’ve never done a flat lay with fancy props – they always looks so nice but I can imagine it’s a lot of prep & work.

  6. April 11, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    Ohhh this was such a cute read! You’re right, notebooks and diaries have definitely become my favourite thing… You can literally see one everywhere you look in my room haha! x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  7. April 11, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Blogging is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made as well! And you’ve gotta love a good notebook 🙂 xx

    Toasty

    • April 14, 2016 / 10:58 pm

      Definitely is!! I know nothing better than a good notebook hehe! Thanks for reading darling x

  8. April 12, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Flatlays are SUCH a pain but they do make great photos!

    I also have so many notebooks on the go, making lists is the easiest way to stay on top of everything.

    http://www.dippywrites.com

    • April 14, 2016 / 10:57 pm

      Haha they definitely are but they are just so LOVELY I have to make the effort! xxx

  9. April 13, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    All of these points are so relatable! Even though I have many notebooks and don’t use them! I just buy them because they are pretty haha, I have also had funny looks while taking flat lays! I love your style of writing and your pictures are incredible X

    Olivia – http://www.describingolivia.com

  10. April 14, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Love this post! Totally agree with it all. My family wonder how I can spend so much time on my laptop, they don’t realise how much blog work is going on ha. And my notebook collection is huge now! And I’m currently looking at more to start Bullet Journaling ha

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • April 14, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      I know it takes so much time haha people just do not understand!! Ahhh notebooks and blogging just go together! xx

  11. April 14, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    Hi Cookie! S/he looks just like my mum’s cat 🙂 I love the comparison of the flat lay. Your photos are amazing, I can really tell you put a lot of effort into them. I can’t believe you stand on your chair for flat lays – I need to start doing that! I would love a few tips as to how you edit, as your photos are really fresh looking and beautiful! x

    • April 14, 2016 / 10:52 pm

      Haha! He’s a he :)… Thank you so much lovely ! I know haha it makes them so much easier.. even if you do look silly whilst taking them!! Thanks darling! xx

  12. August 24, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    Really nice post! I agree with everything you mentioned. Great blog 🙂
    Freya – freyasnook.blogspot.com

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