5 mistakes I made in my early days of blogging

Alternative Fashion Blogger Foxxtailz
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It’s been 4 years since I started my blog, give or take and it has been the wildest ride. Originally loving named “crap I buy on the internet for under £5”[no joke] my first year of blogging was all about winging it. I no longer wanted to share silly clothing purchases I found [usually on eBay] it became a bit of an outlet and I place I liked to document my daily outfits. I have always enjoyed getting dressed and creating fun looks that are an extension of my personality. It was after the first year and a half I decided to start taking this more ~seriously~ whatever the heck that means. However, there were a few rocky mistakes I made in my early days of blogging that I should have avoided. The more you blog the more you learn, everyone’s got to start somewhere right?


1) Not editing my pictures

So I’m not the worlds greatest editor, far from it but after learning there were such programmes such as Lightroom that had the ability to potentially save a shot I loved my mind was BLOWN. I look back at early photos sets still loving them but wishing I had run them through light room first. Making them a little bit brighter, help the colours pop or even just balancing out the tome legit makes all the difference.

2) Not promoting my blog

Ok so, I may still be a little bit bad with this one BUT in the early days of blogging, I never ever promoted my blog posts, EVER. TBH, I still got ok traffic [lord knows how] but I never use to schedule tweets to get that traffic to my blog. As soon as I got wind that this was a thing, the growth in traffic was madness.

3) Saying yes to the wrong collabs

That sounds like I take on everything I’ve ever been offered, which I haven’t, I just wasn’t very selective. It’s really exciting when you get an email dropped in your inbox of an actual brand that wants to work with you. That buzz and that thrill never goes away. However, I used to think because someone had asked to do a collaboration with me, I didn’t feel like I could say no when I wanted to. As silly as it sounds, I didn’t want to hurt anyones feelings by saying no or seeming ungrateful for not wanting to accept and fret about how to say no. Or I’d say yes to things that were very similar clothing I already owed. I now, when agreeing to work with a brand, ask myself if this something I would buy anyway? Will I get wear out of it after the collab? I don’t want a wardrobe full of stuff that’s just gonna be collocating dust and taking up space. 

5) Not getting a blog domain sooner

Legit didn’t even know that was a thing I could have or get. I thought my blog address would forever be “foxxtialz.blogspot.com” or whatever the heck it was. When I found I could have my very own domain name I got so pumped. After finally settling on a name for my domain for my blog, it just felt “complete”. The novelty of searching for my blog and seeing the domain name pop up still hasn’t fully worn off. It’s kinda like putting your own personal stamp and ownership on your blog once and for all when I dropped the blogspot. 

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Comments

  1. Aww I love this post so much! :D I started my blog back in 2012 and all those years later I'm learnt so much along the way, a lot of stuff being what you mentioned. :P

    I still have a lot to learn still, including getting my own domain! I plan to do that this year. :P

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  2. I did most of these things! I always used to edit but it took a while to find "my style" and I refused to promote my stuff in case people I knew saw them (as a shy 15 year old is). And my domain changed everything, felt like my blog was now mine!

    This post made me realise how far I've really come <3

    The Quirky Queer

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