1 month in the blogging world.... - through these gray eyes...: 1 month in the blogging world....

Saturday, 29 November 2014

1 month in the blogging world....

Here we are.... a month into blogging!! I like to think its going pretty well and thank you friends, bloggers and readers for the support so far!!

Since my Week 1 in the blogging world post I have continued to research into how to improve my blogging technique and try to get down the giant to do list.

A recurring focus of posts that I have read about blogging has been to do it for yourself rather than an audience and to create your own voice/brand. I am concentrating on content to establish my voice/brand and planning posts ahead which is helping with fitting in around work. Hopefully I will have some sort of routine by the end of 2 months, its still a bit haphazard at the moment and has slightly stalled this week with my total inability to think and concentrate on anything and a massive increase in my workload at work.

LBloggers Chat
I have now taken part in blogger chats on a Wednesday night between 7-8pm which I have found very useful and a lot of fun. I have had to catch up on the Sunday one and this Wednesdays but I really enjoyed these - it was great to hear a lot of different points of view on a topic and also to discover new blogs that I had not yet come across.

New Layout
I am currently pooling ideas for a new layout and graphics for my blog, I'm not yet sure whether I can use the Photoshop knowledge I already have to create something or whether I will have to get some help with it. Really looking forward to playing about once I have finalised my ideas though! I am hoping to implement at least a new layout if not the new graphics by the end of January including a Topics section. Seriously excited for this!

Blogs that have helped me
I have found a lot of information on other blogs that I now read daily which has helped me focus this space a lot more than I would have been able to freehanding it! I would definitely recommend:

byRegina - I have used Regina's Blog Business Plan idea to give myself a rough outline of my purpose, goals and content. Regina also recommends using a content calendar as does Jenny Purr whose blog I spend  a lot of time on, she has a huge section on blogging that I have found really helpful.
thelifeofbon is a favourite blog of mine and probably inspired me to take the bull by the horns and her section 'On Blogging' is really good!

Honestly,  the list is actually endless so maybe I should leave the rest for another post! 

I know that I mentioned Bloglovin' in my week 1 post but I really do love this site! I spend more time on here and twitter now than I do on facebook or any other apps on my phone! Its like blog pinterest and I find it really helpful for keeping up to date with blogs, current topics and also being able to save posts for me to either read later or refer back to. 

I would love to hear any feedback on how you think my first month has gone!!



  1. I've just found your blog and I think it's really inspiring, it will be an honor for me if you can visit mine too, and if you want to follow, it will be a pleasure to follow you back! :) <3

    Fashion gets Fierce.

  2. Aww, thank you! I will definitely check out your blog :D


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