Anyone who views their blog as a business will know the importance of tracking statistics. Looking back at popular posts and where traffic is coming from is incredibly helpful and I also find it interesting. I wrote a similar round-up post last year, summarising my most popular posts of 2018, so I thought I’d take some time, again, to look over my top 5 blog topics. This time of 2019.
Blogging & Social Media
I’ve moaned about it plenty myself, but I sometimes feel a little bad for Instagram. I know, I know, the ALGORITHM, but hear me out. For all its flaws, the positive implications it has on our lives is largely overshadowed by, well, everything else. From the comparison game to rude comments or poor engagement, it takes the brunt of our irritation even though it’s certainly not solely responsible.
Throughout my relatively short time blogging, I’ve considered the entire concept of it more times than I can count. What does posting so much of myself online mean?
I was in two minds about whether to write this post for one simple reason: I’m in no way techie. Ultimately though, that’s exactly why I’ve decided that I should. The majority of bloggers that I know are in the same boat, we write about lots of interests but coding isn’t one of them. Beauty gurus? I follow plenty, but IT gurus? Only a couple.
A few months ago (okay, half a year) saw me complete a whole year of blogging and I truly felt like it was time for a refresh. Alongside a re-brand I decided to take the plunge and go self-hosted. I also switched things up with a whole new page layout and general blog redesign. I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do any of this without reading helpful posts about the experience of other bloggers, so I guess now it’s my turn. Even if I am a little overdue! Although it’s necessary to provide you with a little background information, the purpose of this post is to lay out all of the factors you should consider when going self-hosted to simplify the process.
I’ve always found so much enjoyment in relating to and being inspired by other blogs. Before my own had even become a concept, I found myself filling my free time with beauty reviews and travel content. With so many amazing blogs and therefore posts, it can be difficult to keep up and make sure you’re not missing out on the best quality content. Here’s a roundup of 10 of my favourite blog posts from 2018, and why they’ll inspire you too.
Things have been a little agreeable over here lately, haven’t they? Responsible, some may argue. Although there’s nothing I love more than sitting down to write about great beauty products and happy things, occasionally a little controversy rears its head and I feel compelled to share my opinions. The last thing I want to do is use this little space of mine as a place to vent – circa 2013 Tumblr style. However, following a series of events, I’d like to discuss blogging and question whatever happened to creative license?