When life hits you with writers block, a kindly blogger comes around tagging you in a blogger award – so thank you to the lovely Milenka for tagging me in The Blogger Recognition Award! Shall we begin?
When people question me on the essence of Emily Becca. I honestly don’t have a spellbinding backstory or reason for it’s creation. But I’ll try explain. In March of 2016 I felt an urge to try again with this whole blogging thing, and made an account and blog. However didn’t start blogging until the September of 2016 – exams and summer got in the way basically. And then I began my gap year, and with nothing to do in a flutter of boredom, I decided to take this blogging thing up again and began to really enjoy just talking about whatever I wanted, and finding like-minded people.
If you’re new to the blogging world or considering starting blogging, please take this advice into your pocket: firstly, don’t force it. How I wish someone told me this with all my previous blogs, and it applies to so many factors. Don’t force content out of you, because you won’t be happy with it in the long run and there’s no pressure to post! If its a bit sporadic to begin with that’s okay! Blogging should be enjoyable, which brings me to another aspect – don’t force a blogger in you, I know there’s this image people have when ‘blogger’ is mentioned, but it’s not always the case, if you want to write amazing, but do it about what you love and are passionate about. Be yourself, because there will be people out there who are likewise and will enjoy your blog!
My final aspect of this point is not forcing followers, Twitter and other social media platforms are amazing for increasing following, but I highly suggest you don’t do any ‘F4F’s or things like it, because then it just becomes a number and not a genine audience, and I strongly believe it’s better to have a smaller number of followers who really engage and like your blog than loads but don’t appreciate your talent! Oh, and whatever you do, do not create an automated DM.
My second piece of advice is get involved with the blogging community, as they are the best people you could ever meet, and you never know, you could find your closest friends. How? You may ask? Well, to give a few examples: Twitter chats (my personal favourites are GRLPOWR, TeacupClub, The Bloggers Hub, Pretty Little Chat and BeeChat), Go to events (Best to keep up to date with this on Twitter, there’s so many if you just dig deep! And never worry about going alone, you’ll always make friends!), Guest post, Collaborate with other bloggers – and the list goes on! You’ll always be treated with respect and as if you’re an old friend in the blogging community, no matter the amount of followers!
Until next time,