Friday, August 5, 2016

Things I've Learned From 4 Years of Blogging


Wow guys, it's been four years already. Four crazy years. Can you believe it? I sure cannot.
Countless posts, ideas, photographs, stories, people, cities and adventures.
And so much love from day one.


But today we're not here to talk about hearts, unicorns and glitter. Even though I've been living and breathing this blog for the last four years, I've been present in blogosphere for around ten years (I first mentioned it a few months ago when I wrote about blogging reality most people know nothing about), which means that I've experienced first hand all the changes that have happened in the last decade (God, I sound so old). And today I'm sharing them with you, because sharing is caring so let's get going.

It's a real, hard work and it never sleeps.

Everything you post online with time shapes your media presence. Be careful not to create a wrong image about yourself.

Not everyone is gonna support you and that's ok.

Never compare yourself to others. It's a death trap.

Your voice and skills are your most important assets. Use them, don't waste them.

Never stop learning, even if sometimes you don't feel like doing it.

You don't need to be present on every social media.

Always stay true to yourself and listen to your instinct.

Don't publish a post unless you're 100% satisfied with it.

Freebie is never just a freebie. Choose your connections and opportunities wisely.

Know who you are and where you wanna be someday.

Obsessing over Analytics isn't gonna get you anywhere.

Invest in your own domain and design. Stick to the platform that works the best for you.

Self-promotion isn't a bad thing, it's a bloody necessity and it doesn't mean you're an egomaniac.


Dare to dream big.

It's more than ok to change things if they don't feel right for you anymore.

Every post should make you feel proud. Otherwise, what's the point?

Always respond to comments and engage with your readers, community is everything.

Take a break when you need a break.

Sometimes you'll feel like shit. That's a part of the journey.

And at times you'll want to quit. That's also a part of the journey.

Know your priorities.

Work really hard. Write down every single stupid idea that comes to your mind.

Always look for inspiration.

Brainstorm.

Know when to disconnect.

Strict niche isn't something you need in order to succeed.

Never publish a post without checking it once again first.

Your blog will change with you.

And don't ever apologize for that change.

Write about things you love the most. And do it with passion.

Don't strive for perfection but authenticity.

Work on letting all those fears go.

And also learn how to let go of things that somehow don't work for you or your blog.

Don't be ashamed of introducing people to your blog - it's your own little paradise and a work of art so treat it that way.

Don't ever allow anyone to make you feel inferior.

Know how to recognize the moment when a hobby becomes a potential business idea.

Spread positivity, but don't force it. Sometimes a bad day is simply a bad day. After all, you're only human.

Be consistent.

Believe in yourself and dare to be different.

Never, never, never give up on a dream.


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16 comments

  1. predivni savjeti:) mislim da si savršeno sažela sve što je potrebno za ukopiti blog u svakodnevni život (na zdravi način) i učiniti ga vidom svoga samoizražavanja (što i nije tako lako kao što se čini).

    Slažem se sa svime što si napisala. Dobro je svaku ideju zapisati, a koliko je dobro što nam mozak nikad ne spava, što nađemo načine za izražavanja kreativnosti kroz više vidova života, toliko je važno nekad se od svega isključiti i uzeti si odmor.


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    1. Hvala ti puno, baš mi je drago čuti da ti se svidio post! :)

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  2. Yes to the thing about freebies. In the beginning I was always like, "ooh a freebie," but I quickly learned that nothing in life is free. You definitely have to be careful who you collaborate with!

    xx

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  3. Sve , ali bas sve je isto i kod mene a sto se tice zadnja dva, doslovno su mi suze dosle na oci jer te dvije "stvari" se mogu primjeniti na cijeli zivot i stogod da radim, radim kao veliki sanjar, idem tezim i duzim putem ako treba i kao netko tko je prihvatio sebe kao drugaciju osobnost i da sve sto vrijedi za "normalan" svijet za mene nikad nece.

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    1. That's the spirit, draga moja! Hvala ti!

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  4. Vau! 5 godina nije malo i zaista je veliko iskustvo, šta god da je u pitanju. Ne bih znala šta da dodam jer je svaka stavka bolja od prethodne i potpuna istina. Svi se susrećemo i sa tim negativnim stranama i ako se to možda ne vidi, a ali kao i sve u životu, potrebno je nekada napraviti pauzu, preispitati se i nastaviti jači i sigurniji. Zašto bismo odustajali od nečega što nas je činilo srećnim? Ako nešto nije kako bismo želeli, samo treba sagledati stvari i nastaviti u smeru koji će nas činiti srećnima i dalje. Lepo si rekla da se blog menja sa nama samima. U tome i jeste poenta :) Isto tako, mislim da treba poraditi na tome da se ne osećamo kao egomanijaci jer bez promocije i reklame ne vredi baviti se tako nečim... Svašta bih još rekla, ali poenta je da se potpuno slažem i pronalazim u tvom tekstu :)

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    1. Puno ti hvala, drago mi je čuti da se slažemo i da ti se svidio post, to mi uvijek tako puno znači! :)

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  5. Prvo i osnovno-tuzna sam ko' pas sto na kraju nisi dosla do Zagreba :( da te posteno izgrlim i izljubim nakon sto godina i da se ispricamo ko' ljudi...
    Drugo, ma post ti je odlican... i stigao je bas u pravo vrijeme... :))))

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    1. I ja sam tužna što je Zagreb onda propao, ali nadoknaditi ćemo mi ubrzo, obećavam i jedva čekaaaam da konačno sjednemo i krenemo s ćakulama! :)) Hvala ti puno, baš mi je drago da ti se svidio post! <3

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  6. Ja prvo da kazem da si bas zgodna!
    Sjajni su saveti (mada priznajem da se ne pridrzavam onog da objavim post samo ako sam 100% zadovoljna jer bih onda objavljivala jednom godisnje :D Ali slazem se da ne treba objavljivati sve i svasta.
    Cestitam jubilarnu godisnjicu bloga i zelim jos mnogo srecnih godina ispunjenih inspiracijom i divnim fotografijama.

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  7. Aw I love this, your list style posts are great :) I don't know what it is about your blog, but reading it just makes me feel so calm!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Aww Amy, thank you so much for this lovely comment, it means so much to me! xx

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  8. Odličan post!
    I odličan blog, predivan sadržaj, dizajn , apsolutno sve!

    Zapratila sam te , nadam se da ćeš uzvratiti. ♥
    http://ivafdiary.blogspot.ba/#_=_

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    1. Puno ti hvala, drago mi je da ti se sviđa! :)

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