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Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Blogging

Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Blogging

Blogging is an ever changing ecosphere. Things change quickly and you have to decide if you want to stick with the latest trends or continue to do your own thing. What you blog about right now may not be what you’re blogging about in three years. You may not even be blogging in three years!

This year, Logical Harmony turned ten. That’s right – TEN! Over the years this blog has adapted and grown a lot. Just like I have as a person over the past ten years. Just like with myself, Logical Harmony went through a lot of adjustments as I tried to find out the right tone, writing style, and niche for me. It was a personal blog, a fashion blog, and a who-knows-what blog for many years.

Now that Logical Harmony has been a cruelty free and vegan beauty and lifestyle blog for over two years, I feel like I have finally settled into the right path for myself and for Logical Harmony. The growth on this blog in that time has been monumental. I am so thankful for everyone who reads this blog and has been a part of that process. Especially the person who urged me to take this path with my life – my amazing boyfriend.

There is definitely more room for growth and development. I feel that it should never truly stop. However, I have now gained some knowledge on things that I wish I would have known when I first started blogging. I consider these to be some great blog tips for beginners. I wanted to share these tips here, and would love to hear yours!

  1. Just keep writing. It takes everyone a while to really find their voice. It’s awkward and self conscious at first, but just go for it. You can always go back months (or years!) later and edit the content.
  2. Be true to yourself. Building your blog is all about being genuine. Find a topic that speaks to you and go for it. Don’t write about popular topics that you really aren’t that into just to gain a readership. Write about something you care about. The readership will come to you in time.
  3. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers. We all have our own style, our own path, and our own contacts. Be inspired by the success of others, but don’t pressure yourself to do the same thing. 
  4. Decide what your long-term blogging goals are. Then figure out how to get there. It may seem like a long-shot to want to be blogging part-time, or even full-time, but know that nothing is impossible. The sooner you start working towards your goals, the less bumpy your path there will be.
  5. Remember that everything on the internet is permanent. Be honest. Be kind. Remember that your blog and social media sites represent you to more people than you even realize. Make sure that you are okay with the representation you are putting out there.

If you’ve had a bumpy blogging road like I have, I would love to hear what you wish you would have known early on. If you’re just getting started with blogging, what are some great tips you have learned or things you try to do?