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  1. Being you is the most important thing! We’ve all made mistakes, but those are what helped us grow and learn to become what we are now. x Your photos are always stunning and are such an example to me. xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

  2. These are excellent tips! I agree 100% especially about junk PR e-mails and rushing to publish reviews. There are still some people who try to “push me” from time to time – but it is worth being clear with them from the start. I always tell companies and PR agencies that I need X amount of time.

    Naya // http://www.partyparrotblog.com

    • Thank you! It is really important to not rush them for sure, and good on you for being clear with the ones that try to push! Telling them that is definitely the best thing to do xx

  3. I agree with you on all of this. I have rejected more PR offers than I accept and I don’t feel bad for that. Also scheduling gives me so much peace of kind!

  4. Taking a break is important, it’s necessary to step back and find inspiration. And I didn’t promote my posts at the beginning and I was waiting for a miracle, that someone would find my blog and like it haha!! Great post! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

  5. Loved this post! I’ve made so many of these mistakes and it’s completely normal! I also never used to promote my blog posts for some reason, I can’t imagine not tweeting them out now. I’m also with you on it’s okay to say no, now I’ve been blogging for a few years I feel I can be a bit more picky about what I choose to feature on my blog and now I know exactly what is relevant and what isn’t x

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • Thank you, and I definitely agree it is really normal! It’s strange isn’t it, once you start you have to carry on haha! I feel you definitely get to a point where you know what is suitable for your blog and what isn’t xx

  6. Agreed so much with the first two points – I’d have a few agencies or companies contact me to do a post in exchange for product, and I don’t do those anymore. Because they gave the product to me free of charge, I’d feel like I always have to say something good about it or provide a super in depth review which I’m not about. Now I only accept products in consideration for a post, and that’s fine too!

    becky @ star violet

  7. I’ve made some of the same mistakes while having me blog, and like you it feels like I spend all of my extra time taking photos for me blog, writing or editing. But in the end I’m proud of the posts I share =o)

    • I’m sure a lot of people will have made them too, but it’s all about learning and moving on from your mistakes! Blogging definitely takes up a lot of time, but if you’re proud then that’s all that matters xx

  8. I really enjoyed this post. I’m definitely working on having a stricter schedule. I don’t really have a set day that I publish which means my posts are a little bit all over the place. I was able to take a lot away from this post so thank you for sharing. 🙂

  9. These are all such great tips! I was definitely guilty of saying yes to all PR samples even when I knew the products/brands might not be a good fit. Setting up a schedule is still something I’m working on, though I do try to post at least once a week!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • Thank you, I’m glad you think so! It can get so exciting at first to start saying yes to everything, but you learn. I hope you manage to find a schedule that works for you xx

  10. Loving your post! I had my blog for almost four years now and I still find myself making a few of theses mistakes. After reading your post I am definitely going to try to set up a schedule for myself.

    Samara | themarshallwardrobe.BlogSpot.com

  11. This is such a great post and it’s so true! I’ve only had my blog a few months over a year and I’ve learnt so much in such a short period of time, a lot of those things similar to these! I only started promoting tweets and using RT accounts on twitter a few months ago which has made such a huge difference its crazy! I love learning new things and tricks with blogging though it just feels so good to know you’re improving somehow!

    Ellie x

    elliesbitsofbeauty.com

    • Thank you, I am glad you think so! There is so much learning to do with blogging. The RT accounts are so good and they really work! It really does feel good to know you’re improving xx

  12. I used to, and it’s really hard not, compare myself to other bloggers. Then there is the ageism issue. I really don’t want to follow the trends of dainty, white and hard to read fonts. I’m not that kind of girl.

  13. I came here from your latest post!! I agree with so much of this. I used to be the same with PR emails, but nowadays I always ask for a budget and I’m much more likely to say no if I’m not overwhelmed by a product. Like you say, we can be taken advantage of otherwise.

    I re-read my latest post after publish and noticed one or two typos which isn’t like me. It’s really cringy though! I corrected them straigt away. I’ve been really trying to be more careful with spellings and grammar lately. English is my strong-point so there’s no excuse, It does put people off like yo say.
    Fab post!

    Samantha x
    http://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • Ah thank you! I’m glad you agree too. It’s definitely something you feel more comfortable with in time, at the beginning it feels like such an achievement, that you jump on everything haha! It’s not nice, but it’s true. It’s so cringe isn’t it?! Seeing typos after publishing is never fun. Thank you so much!xx

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