10 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BLOGGING!

22/07/2015

Just over a year ago, on the 25th of June 2014, I began this blog! It has been an experience in itself, and I am glad I gave myself a chance to experience that. Now, I can't imagine my life without a blog. It has brought so much more into my life, more people, opinions, experiences, just to say a few. Of course, it hasn't been easy to get where I am now and I still have a lot to learn about blogging, but I still got to where I am now and that's a huge step for me. Blogging isn't just about having a place to write a few words on the internet. It is about speaking to new people, reading people's views about different topics and widening your knowledge about the world around you. Blogging brings a whole new perspective to life, and that is definitely what I love about it. 

1. Friends. Personally for me, making friends and being active on social media is so important in blogging. Being proactive with friendships is vital (in my opinion) to becoming a well-rounded person and a happy, friendly blogger. I just find that the blogging community is so friendly and we seem to accept everyone through different ways of communicating. I have made so many friends since I started blogging and although they are not 'real life' friends that can be there with you all of the time, there is a lot of support you can still receive through online friendships. 

2. Blogging chats. The blogging chats are the absolute best thing about blogging, without a doubt! I cannot even begin to imagine what blogging would be like without the blogger chats. I feel like there is so much support lingering around in the chats. I always head on to Twitter to join the chats when I am feeling down because I just know that there are so many lovely people that will make my night so much better. 

3. Feeling of accomplishment. There is nothing better than feeling like you have achieved a goal. Whether that be something small or something a bit bigger, blogging always gives you goals to set. I think my biggest achievement would be working with some brands within blogging. The fact that they actually contacted me about my blog makes me feel like I must be doing something right. Also, reaching almost 200 followers is such a big achievement for me. Blogging is just so uplifting. 

4. Learning how to work HTML. When I first ran into HTML, I was writing a post and accidentally clicked on the 'HTML' button. I cannot explain how much panic went through my mind, I sat, face looking like I had seen a ghost, staring at the screen in fear. After just over a year of blogging, I have learnt so much about HTML and I am beginning to make my own codes. It is such a brilliant skill to have in a world with forever-expanding technology. 

5. Different opinions. In today's world, I feel like we all need to adapt to having an open-mind and accept the different people and situations that we experience. Learning about other people's opinions and widening our minds is always important. 

6. Trusted reviews. When I am thinking about buying a new product, I always search around for reviews just to see what other people think about the product. Especially when it is for an expensive product like the Naked palettes. I find that most bloggers give really trusted reviews which always comes in so handy. Twitter also helps for a quick search for reviews - I just ask a question about a product and you end up with plenty of opinions and reviews flying at you in your time of need. Just brilliant! 

7. Inspiration. I know that I shouldn't rely heavily on other bloggers for inspiration, but sometimes if I am running out of ideas I will find myself flicking through Bloglovin' for inspiration. There is just such an incredible range of ideas from different bloggers and being able to read such a wide range of different writing styles and ideas helps me to develop my ideas and writing skills. These are also skills that you need for life. 

8. A place to express myself. Before I started blogging, I didn't really have anywhere to talk about my love for beauty, cooking, fashion and other philosophical topics. I love that blogging gives you your own space on the internet where you can just write to your heart's content about any old blabber you want to get on to a page. There are always people willing to read about your increasingly random but interesting topics. And as always, it is always brilliant to be unique! 

9. Confidence and support. With my personal struggles, knowing many people also struggle makes me feel less alone. I know that there are quite a few fellow bloggers that also love the support that there is within the blogging community. One of my favourite twitter blogger chats is #healthyselves. It is almost like a therapy. We talk about real life topics which impact many people's day-to-day lives and I know that it helps so many people to be able to talk out their feelings. The support is just incredible! 

10. Anyone is welcome, it's not a restrictive thing! Blogging is a wonderful community. Not to say that there isn't negative parts to blogging, but the majority of the time the community is very welcoming. Being a part of that community is so lovely and it feels like a big family. I'd love to think that I will forever be a part of that community.

Blogging is just so much fun! There are no limitations. It is a brilliant time-killer and boredom-cure too. What is your favourite thing about blogging? Let me know in the comments. 

24 comments

  1. I'm in love with blogging. If it was possible, I would literally marry it haha :D
    I don't know what would I do without my little blog too. It has helped me to find myself, my niche. It has even made a better, happier person. Also in my opinion blogging community are the nicest people ever, everyone is so supportive and ready to give you any advice!

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    1. I adore it too, I wouldn't blame you!
      I agree and share your opinion and experiences with blogging. It has definitely helped me to be a happier and more fulfilled person. I agree, the blogging people are so welcoming!

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  2. I really agree with all of these points!
    I love blogging, its so life changing in such a positive way.
    Amazing blog, lovely.
    Amy | Blonde Amy x

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    1. It definitely is life changing! Thank you Amy! xx

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  3. I feel the exact same way and completely agree with all of these points!
    My favourite thing about blogging is definitely making friends. I've even gotten to meet some of them and they've now become 'real life' friends. It's amazing how the internet can bring people together! Great post lovely xx

    clionahill.com

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    1. Ah, the friends part is just amazing! Aw that is lovely, it is so much better to meet people face to face right? I loved my meetup I went to! I agree, it is incredible. Thank you Cliona x

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  4. I love blogging and often my 'real friends' are the ones who dont really understand why. I do it because it lets me be creative, positive and do something different!! I loved this post, and was thinking of doing something similar (dont worry ill leave a link to your post) if thats okay!! Great post Chloe! Lydia Eve, www.mydaisychaincloset.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. Ah that is lovely! Thank you so much and yes of course, go ahead! Many bloggers have been doing this post recently so it's not a problem! xx

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  5. I agree with everything you have said! I would love to meet my blogging friends in real life, I think it would be so much fun. I also get very in to my blogging chats and kind of disappointed when I can't join in. I love talking to people about something we share in common, its like a sense of relief that someone understands you and doesn't think your crazy, putting yourself on the internet.

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is amazing!! Agreed, blogging chats are just so so fun! Haha, definitely agree on that one :) xx

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  6. I agree with all of the above! One thing that is my fav is meeting new people. Its something that Ive always enjoyed doing because Im such a people person but I find that over the internet its super fun!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. Definitely, meeting new people is a wonderful experience! xx

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  7. These are all the reasons why I love blogging:) I'm new to it, but the amount of support, friendly advice and chats that I've been involved in so far has been a kind of whirlwind adventure!!

    Btw, isn't the Cappuccino from Mr Miles amazing?!

    http://geraldineswonderfulworld.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I am glad to hear that you love blogging as much as I do! Welcome :)) I didn't have the cappuccino but I can tell you that the white hot chocolate is AMAZING! xx

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  8. This is such a beautiful post gurl!! so happy and positive and uplifting! Love it! And you're amazing at blogging so keep doin you xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Lois! I won't be stopping any time soon ;) xx

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    2. Don't worry about it gurl!! It's true! and I'm glad to hear that ;) xxx

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  9. I love those things about blogging too, especially the part about community and learning coding. It's really awesome to connect with people and learn about common interests, just through your blog! And I'm glad blogging has taught me HTML and CSS. Now if I could just calm down enough to learn Javascript... :P

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. I agree, blogging is certainly a lovely thing to be able to do. Coding is great, but yes, Javascript it so challenging! xx

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  10. Great post! I totally agree with these. I love learning HTML and meeting new people through blogging, it has also opened up so many opportunities for me!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination
    Btw check out my sweet Lightbox Giveaway if you haven’t already!

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    1. Thank you! I agree, it has opened up so many doors that I never knew existed. Blogging is amazing! xx

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  11. I really want to get better at HTML and stuff like that. I haven't met many people through blogging, I want to make a twitter but just never get round to it (and low key scared) but I love the sound of all these blogger chats! Also I love the lay out of your blog and your pictures. This post has inspired me though to get better at coding and I feel you about the trusted reviews! I never really knew where to look for real reviews before then ever since I started blogging I have heard about new things and what's good and all that stuff. I really liked this post!:)x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. There are so many YouTube videos and websites that help! It is such an amazing skill to have. Ah, I haven't had Twitter for long but it definitely helped me to pick up my blog more and meet lovely people. Thank you, I have done so much work on it and I really appreciate your compliments about it! Good luck with the coding! Thank you for reading and commenting, I am glad you enjoyed the post! xx

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  12. I really do love this post and I completely agree with every point that you have made. Every single day I feel grateful for the opportunities that I have received since I began blogging just over a year ago and I am constantly finding new people to talk to, which I couldn't be any happier about! It's such a wonderful, supportive, welcoming community and I feel so proud to be a part of it.

    Jade | www.simplyjadey.blogspot.co.uk xx

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