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Some things I've learnt about blogging


In April I'll have been blogging for 2 years, what the F! Time flies when you're sardonically critiquing things on the world wide web. Here are some things that I've learned along the way:


Sometimes clothes aren't that great in real life. I've had brands send me some truly awful creations before embarking upon their relentless email campaigns "Where's the post? Have you done the post? When will the post be up? Are you posting about the item today? When can we expect the post?" As soon as I've found a way to make this absolute piece of cack look photogenic I'll get right on it, I swear


You don't have to eat ALL the food. Take a picture of the pretty food, sure, fine. Then make your boyfriend eat the food. He doesn't have to look good in a bikini this summer. Yes blogging has turned me into a feeder


Everything will become a photo opportunity. Photography and Blogging go hand in hand. Day trips become location shoots, breakfast becomes a food styling opportunity, shopping trips become "Haul" material


Instagram is an extension of most bloggers blogs so don't go chucking the word "fake" around if it all looks clean and beautiful on there. I loathe anything Insta-politics related. I don't want pictures of my Tesco shop or my dirty laundry basket choking up my creative expression space (Frankly there are enough people airing dirty laundry on social media as it is) If I enjoy the visual of my pretty shoes on a fancy tiled floor whilst holding a bunch of pink flowers then I'll "gram" it. Sorry if that offends you (FYI I'm not f**king sorry, like at all) Being on a photography app when you don't appreciate visual aesthetics is like going to the Zoo if you hate animals. You ain't gonna get the hype



Your phone will be filled with pictures of weird shit. Other peoples selfies for make-up tips, 700 screenshotted quotes y'know just in case, aesthetic tumblr pictures of a single cactus in a white room and all the outfits you want to buy but which you can't because you're perpetually poor


Getting freebies is cool but when saturation point comes you won't be able to locate anything of importance among the sea of swatched cosmetics, clothes still in postal bags and 18,000 perosonalised phone cases. My office is basically one huge jumble sale of Depop-able debris which I'll never have the time nor energy to market


Not everyone is an asshole. Prior to blogging the real world had me thinking that pretty much everyone was a conceited, bitter, envious, pernicious asshole. Then I met all these fabulous internet people, bloggers and readers combined and they restored my faith in humanity. Supporting each other, praising each other, calling each other out for their achievements... Imagine if people in the real world did that! Imagine how nice that would be?



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I'm thinking of making this into a series, after all I've learnt A LOT about Blogging. What do you think darling readers?



7 comments:

  1. You should definitely do a series love, wonderful post! Loved the bit about the phone cases haha 🙈

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  2. I enjoyed reading this post, you should definitely do a series! :) xx

    http://justbellefashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. This was such a lovely read, I couldn't agree more with all of these points. Congrats on nearly blogging for 2 years too! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

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  4. Glad you share the same point of view on Insta as me.
    Facebook is for the endless photos of nights out and funny memes, but my Insta is a platform for my creative side and photography and it represents my brand and blog. So Yes I am going to perfectly layout my coffee and toast in a Pinterest style, whether people like it or not. If you don't like it, don't follow me, simples.
    Haha, the screen shot quotes! So true, my camera roll is full of them, all waiting for the perfect moment.
    Great post Milly
    x tink jayne x
    allabouttink.co.uk

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  5. Great points, I have definitely become a blogger who has to photograph everything! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  6. I loooved this haha! Definitely make it a series.
    I've not even been blogging long and my room is already resembling a jumble sale from things I've been sent. Time to invest in more IKEA storage!
    Your points about Instagram are so accurate. Personally, Instagrams that don't look pretty put me off. Sorry not sorry. x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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  7. I totally agree with these! I have issues with clothes sometimes too, it can be a nightmare!
    Emily from http://www.emilyunderworld.co.uk

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