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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Blogging 101: How To Remain True To Yourself - Zeena Xena

How To Remain True To Yourself Whilst Blogging 


Guys, I've been awful at blogging lately haven't I? Honestly I'm so busy with blogginggals.com that I often find myself not being able to blog as often as I'd like to on here. Hopefully, I can come up with some sort of strategy + schedule to keep this blog in tip top condition. 

Anyway, I've decided to start doing more meaningful posts on the blog - you know how I just talk about and focus on my outfits usually? Yeah all of that is going to change... I've figured I need to start creating more valuable content and sharing my expertise in this field because why not? I'm capable. 

In today's post I'll be sharing with you ways in which one can remain true to themselves in a sea full of craziness. Yes I personally think blogging is getting a little bit crazy right about now especially for those of us that have been around for a while now.


Throughout my blogging journey I've seen it all, the good, the bad and well... The not so great side of blogging. I'll just be sharing some tips on how to stay sane and manage it all really... 


Focus On Why You Started 
In order to stay true to yourself you must first take it back to the beginning. Why did you start blogging? What was your motivation? Mines was my hair... Yup! I was on a journey to growing longer and healthier hair (peep an old embarrassing post here... Promise not to laugh at my writing style okay? haha). It wasn't about free things, or money... It was simply about growing my hair. I personally think a blogging journey is much more fulfilling when you take a passion be it; fashion, travelling, cooking, etc rather than starting in saying "I want tonnes of free things, to be famous and become a millionaire" - let's be real all of that comes with hard work and consistency anyway. Focus on creating great content with the end aim of turning your blog into a business, people will admire you for it.  

Motivate Yourself
When I say 'motivate yourself' I don't mean get off the couch and stop watching the latest episode of Orange is the new black... I mean motivate yourself to create content that you actually want to see on your blog. Us bloggers are lucky to be involved in paid/non-paid campaigns or collaborations, but where do you draw the line and realise that you need to motivate yourself to create content that is valuable to your readers? I don't tend to read a lot of blogs that are full of campaigns etc, not because I'm a hater or anything, but simply because I like to learn things from bloggers or hear their stories. 

Take a step back and look at your content, what posts have done really well that have actually helped your readers? Involve more of these on your blog along with other content. 


Blog About What You Believe In 
In correlation to the above, never feel like you are forced to write about things you don't necessarily agree with or believe in. When deciding whether you should work with certain brands make sure the assignment fits in line with what your'e already blogging about and put your own spin on it - An important factor when it comes to remaining true to yourself whilst blogging.

Remove Yourself From Cliques
I for one know first-hand what it can be like to be 'super friendly' with a number of bloggers and almost form a clique - nothing wrong with this at all. However, it can get a bit bitchy and personally I represent Blogging Gals, so people need to feel like they can talk to me always. My tip would be to communicate and collaborate with bloggers from all walk of life, it's such a beautiful thing to see.


Be Kind ALWAYS
I've seen people's position change in the bloggersphere along with their attitudes. You know the kind that have a few more thousand followers and think this is an excuse to act a certain way to others 'beneath them'. Don't let that be you. It's nice to see the success of bloggers of course, but always remember to be humble, kind and take the time out to appreciate your readers & followers.

Never Give Up 
Sometimes I feel like I want to give up for a number of reasons and I can imagine many of you have felt the same way in the past. From negative blog feedback, blogger bitchiness or any other personal reasons... These things can get in the way of blogging. This brings me back to my first point, focus on why you started and how sweet it was all back then, eliminate any negativity that surrounds you and simply concentrate on your talents and execute them well!

We're all great at what we do and in our own individual way inspire a few or many due to our awesomeness. Don't stop...

Outfit details; 

Jumpsuit - Rare London  * Pr Sample
Sunglasses - Ultimate Collections * Pr Sample
Slippers - Primark

Let me know what you loved or even hated about this post... Feeling my new format? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!



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