2 Year Blogiversary for witty n pretty!

fashion bloggers kansas cityHappy Monday friends! I hope you’re reading this with coffee in hand and a fabulous pair of shoes on your feet! Today, I wanted to share something special with you all because your support and comments mean the world to me. This month marks two years since I started blogging! Isn’t it crazy how quickly time passes? It feels like yesterday that I started.

The next two years of blogging I hope are much more successful than the first two. When I began, I knew nothing and made so many mistakes like working with brands who weren’t giving me anything in return or highlighting my text in bright pink! Mistakes are how we learn though, I certainly had to learn the hard way quite often. Between exhausting myself with writing content and comparing myself to other bloggers, I burned out fast. Blogging isn’t a get rich quick scheme, it takes hard work. Reevaluating why I started a blog in the first place, I realized that I loved being creative and writing. That’s still what motivates me today. Hopefully, somewhere down the road I actually make a little spending money or at least to cover the costs of maintaining a website. For now, I’ll keep working hard and sharing what I know with new bloggers. No one held my hand through this process and I certainly wasn’t handed a wad of cash to make my dreams come true. Real #girlbosses have to work for their success and that’s what I’m doing!

Because I believe that knowledge should be shared, I want to share with you a few things I’ve learned in my blogging journey. Not so much technical tips (you don’t want those from me!) but tips to guide you in your own journey and so you can achieve your dreams!

Never be afraid to ask questions. If you see a blogger doing something, ask them how they’re doing it! The worst they can do is not respond. Which brings me to another point, fashion bloggers who have a moderate to large following in my experience have been reluctant to share information or ideas. Obviously, no one wants competition. However, answering a simple question won’t bring down your empire.

Remember why you started. Most blogs fail within 3 months. The writer just gives up and shuts down shop. Chances are, they thought they’d be making money within a few months and since they weren’t, they gave up. Don’t start a blog just to make money, start one because you love it. My dad always told me to do what I loved and the money would come.

Formula for success isn’t a formula. There’s no ‘one way’ to be successful. It isn’t predicted mathematically, it happens because you work hard, go after what you want, and never give up. I asked several bloggers what led to their success, and they all said “chase your dreams.” At first I thought this was a cop-out, now I realize that most of them really meant it.

Leave a comment with your blogging tips for new bloggers!

-LIZ

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24 Responses to 2 Year Blogiversary for witty n pretty!

  1. Kristie says:

    Great advice and congrats on 2 years! I’ve had my blog for almost a year now and I haven’t seen too much of the money I put in come back to me, but, at the end of the day I’m doing this because I love it! I’m lucky enough to have another job so that I can afford the blog in its early money-sucking years and I can only hope that one day it will fully support me πŸ™‚

    xo,
    Kristie

    • Liz says:

      I know the feeling! Haven’t made any of my money back, but I love doing it and that’s what matters right now. Hopefully, we can both make blogging our full-time job someday!

  2. Emily says:

    So much truth to these simple tips!! Knowledge should be shared:)! Congrats on making it to two years!:)
    Emily
    Darling, Dearest

  3. Bri says:

    Congrats, Girlie!! What an accomplishment!

  4. Love reading these – it’s so good to see what you learned!

    I realized that I loved being creative and writing. That’s still what motivates me today.

    This was definitely my favorite part – I totally agree!
    xoxo
    Krista
    http://www.hundredblog.com

  5. Michele says:

    Congrats on your two year anniversary! As a brand new blogger, your words are inspiring. Building a following takes time and commitment. I’m passionate about what I do and am confident over time, my blog will be just as successful as my Etsy shop. I’m sure I’ll make mistakes along the way but as long as I learn from them, I’ll be ok. πŸ˜‰
    Thanks again for sharing your experience. with your readers.

  6. Mariam says:

    Congrats on the blog anniversary Liz! Keep up the wonderful work!

    xo Mariam
    The Petite Bijou

  7. Congrats on the blogiversary!!! So exciting! Hugs, Kait
    http://www.makeminemaroon.com

  8. rachel moore says:

    great job! you have great content. keep it coming!

  9. CONGRATS!!! I am just finishing up one year! Can’t imagine what 2 years feels like!! Keep up the amazing work!! xo

  10. Susan Berner says:

    Love your blog! Congratulations!

  11. tara says:

    Happy anniversary to your blog! Two years does seem like a long time! I totally agree starting for money isn’t the right way to go. I thought everyone made money off the blog and was surprised that I was LOSING money (not to mention time) at first. I have come to terms I write my blog because I love it not to make a profit. Thanks for sharing your advice!
    Xo, Tara
    http://brunette-ambitions.com

  12. Jaime says:

    Congrats on 2 years!!!! Love your positive attitude! Blogging is for sure a learning experience as there is no exact recipe for success. Keep up the great work!!

  13. Love this! Happy 2 years! My blogging tip for new bloggers would be don’t be afraid to reach out to other successful bloggers for help or questions! It’s awesome to have others to lean on and talk to! Blogger friends are the best! Xo

  14. Anna says:

    Happy Blog Birthday to you!
    XO,
    Anna
    http://www.blushingrosestyle.com

  15. Lauren B. says:

    woohoo! congratulations girlie on your blog anniversary! What a huge accomplishment & I loved your honesty. I chuckled out loud about the pink comment being a pink gal myself. xx, Lauren
    {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

  16. Anna says:

    Congrats on your bloggiversary!!! xo ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

  17. Meg Tang says:

    Congratulations! I am new to the blogging world and I love hearing about your blogging journey! Great motivation #girlbosses
    xoxo // http://megstango.com

  18. Taylor Aube says:

    I love the ‘there isn’t no one way to become successful’ line. That is SO TRUE and we are all on our own path to success. I loved this post and congrats on 2 years!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com/

  19. congrats on your mile stone!! How amazing xx
    xoxo http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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