I’ve been blogging now for nearly two years and looking back, I’ve realised how much I’ve actually learnt – two years ago I didn’t know a single thing, I definitely wouldn’t have been able to tell you how to write a blog post never mind anything to do with coding. There’s hundreds of things that I’ve learnt since starting my blog, but if I wrote about all of them we’d be here forever, so I’ve managed to round it down to five things and I thought it’d be nice to share them with you.
Just be you. – I was so discouraged when I first discovered bloggers, everyone seemed so perfect and I knew that I wasn’t. I’m not a photographer, I don’t shop at Vivienne Westwood and I don’t eat at 5 star restaurants. I then found the incredible blogging community and soon realised that no one’s perfect. I let go of the pressure and realised that just being yourself without feeling any lesser than anyone else is the best thing to do.
There’s not enough adjectives in the world – I’m fed up of describing everything as amazing, beautiful, gorgeous etc, and I know you all must be fed up of reading it too. But, like I said, there’s just not enough adjectives in the world.
Staying organised is so important – In my first few months of blogging I was all over the place. My posts were never up on time, my photo’s were shocking because I was rushing to take them and I just had no idea what I was doing. I was soooo stressed out! But I finally got myself in order, I started scheduling weeks ahead, taking bulk photos and generally being organised and now I feel so much better and it helps me stay motivated too.
You’re always learning – It just never stops, ever. There’s so much to learn all the time. A few months ago I thought my photo’s were pretty good, but I look back now and think, they could have been so much better and I bet in a few months time I’ll look back at my photo’s now and think exactly the same and that’s because I’ll learn a new technique or I’ll find a new app – there’s just always something new to learn.
Blogging is the best thing I’ve ever done – a bit cliche but seriously. When I started this blog I didn’t think I would still be here nearly two years later, I had no idea where it would go, I didn’t know if it would work out, and I did not expect to love it just as much as I do. I’ve made friends that I never would have otherwise and I’ve learnt so many things I never would have if I didn’t start Jessica Jade Beauty. It’s been an incredible experience so far and I’m really looking forward to seeing where it goes next.