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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Blogger Life | Reality Check

The Blogger life is not an easy life. It's not just dressing up and taking pictures in front of a camera, it's not getting free things that many may see on social media. Bloggers have a not so glamorous side too and I am here to break down that side, to get real and be honest.

I am a hat juggler. I am the CEO of my brand, the Content Manager, Marketing Manager, PR Manager, Photographer, Writer, Artist, and Accountant. I am also my own Assistant, reaching out to various companies and working on collaborations.

You become a teacher and a student because you always have to grow and expand your knowledge in the field that you are in to keep on progressing. This means learning from those that are well, better than you, and taking the initiative to research new content, new ideas, and gathering inspiration because you will never know when creativity strikes!

Get It Together.
Organize your thoughts & ideas. Write down whatever comes to mind even if it does not make sense. Do it! 
Go back to your crazy list and now ask yourself:
1.        What in this list is realistic?
2.        What can I actually complete?
3.        Is it worth going through this venture?
4.         Will it really benefit my Readers?

Once you organize your thoughts and ideas, set a timeline for yourself. Which brings us to my next point…

Force yourself to set timelines and deadlines. This holds you accountable. Sometimes, I will post a picture on Instagram and tell you all I am coming out with my new post on Monday. I have not really gotten around to it but now that I have publically set a deadline, I am going to push myself to meet that deadline no matter what.

A Big Fat F
Failures, the sooner you accept them, the sooner you can grow from it. Roadblocks will come. That is 100% inevitable. Get in the mindset from the beginning that things will get tough but if you have the drive and passion, you will cross those roadblocks. Those individuals that cannot get past their failures have the toughest times moving forward and being happy with their work.

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall...
Have a reflection period on your failures & ask yourself; “If I had a chance to go back in time, what would I fix & how? Did you learn anything at all from your failures? What are some things that worked well that you can continue to implement? These thoughts create internal dialogue, which turns into ideas, which turn into content for you! Winning!

Photography By: _StudioBlu_

You will always be your own biggest critic. Do not be too hard on yourself. Surround yourself with individuals whose opinions you trust. Ask them. Get someone else to judge your work. Believe in your work and in your talent. I am always judging every single stroke, every corner, and every thickness level of the ink on my signs. I am constantly judging every sentence, every picture. Not because I am doubtful in my capabilities but because I want to make sure I represent my own brand in the best way possible.

Water your Mind!
Expand your knowledge in your niche. Even if you feel like you have a handle on your business, you really don’t. I’m always researching new marketing trends, & new techniques to make my signs. There is ALWAYS something to add to your book of skills. Don't get too comfortable...

If only you were Cinderella…
The shoe will not fit. Don’t ever feel like the person in front of you or behind you is a threat. Empowering through networking is key. Do not throw shade on that other business owner/Blogger if you feel they are not doing something that you normally would. What works for them may not work for you. No one size fits all here. Stand out, be your own best version and cheer others on. Lend a helping hand if you think someone is really struggling out there. I know you would want someone to do the same for you! 

Photography By: _StudioBlu_ 

Get out and get to know people in your field. Blogging is great but it is even better when you know people in your niche because as I said earlier, there is always something more to learn.

I hope these tips have helped and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Until next time… 


  1. Great post! I’m enjoying your blog, and all the great photos!

    1. Thank you so much Debbie! I appreciate your support so much! :)


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