Can you believe New Years is less than 3 days away? I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas. I took a little break to enjoy my time with my family, but I will be rounding out the end of the year with two more blog post including this one. Today I wanted to talk about my second year blogging and the blogging lessons I learned this year and my goals for next year, as well as share this classic winter white outfit perfect for New Years.
This Saturday I reunited with some of my favorite blogger babes for our annual Blog Societies Brunch. The Blog Societies is one of many blog groups I am part of. It is a great community of bloggers from all over the country who share the same passion for blogging. As a blogger, one of my Top 10 Tips to Success for First Time Bloggers is to join blogger groups. Joining blogger groups helps you surround yourself with like-minded individuals, who are also working towards the same goals you are. It is a great way to make friends, ask for help, and to network with other bloggers. Without all my blogger friends I made along the way I would’t be where I am today. There are so many different blogger groups out there, but here are five blogging groups every blogger needs to join.
This year I reached some blogging milestones. I had my first post published in Huffington Post. I am now getting paid for post on my blog and my Instagram. Brands are paying to advertise on my blog. I had a the opportunity to collaborate with Nordstrom for a paid shopping spree, and I had my first all inclusive complementary travel blogger experience. It was a year of first and blogger dreams come true, but it was also a year of sleepless nights, frustration, and sheer exhaustion. I had tons of help from fellow bloggers, and my family to get me through my first blogging year. You see what most people don’t realize about blogging, is that it takes time, lots of planning, and help to create a good post. It isn’t as glamorous as it may seem on social media, and it can be a full-time job for those who pursue it as a career. I was able to experience success in the business aspect of blogging, but it wasn’t easy. But through my own trial and error here are ten tips to success that will help you in your first year blogging. Continue reading
Two weekends ago I had the best experience at my first blogger conference at Thrive. I connected with so many amazing, talented, beautiful bloggers and learn so much about improving my blog. I highly recommend it to any first time bloggers out there. It can get a little overwhelming when you are a first time blogger because you learn so much. But this week I went through my notes and picked 5 actions I would implement this year.
This past weekend was a great girls weekend spent with some of my favorite bloggers at the Thrive Blog Conference. It was a girls weekend dream come true full of pictures, outfits, unlimited macaroons and cupcakes, and of course a great weekend of learning about all the cool ways to be a better blogger. But more of what we learned next week, this week i’m going to give you an inside scoop on how to get sponsors from big name companies like Kendra Scott and Charming Charlie, to small locally own boutiques like Burd Life and Gray Door Boutique for your next blog conference. Here are 5 tips to getting sponsors for your next blog conference.