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10 Things I Wish I’d Known At The Start

Having had a few days of not a lot of blogging, I decided to make a list of the 10 things I wish I’d known at the start of blogging.

  1. Twitter is your friend. There are so many amazing bloggers out there who can support you in every little thing. Sometimes you find these amazing people completely accidentally and find yourself getting really excited when they simply like one of your posts – this person is the one you owe a lot to. Be their friend and support them back in whatever way you can.
  2. It’s okay to not post daily. I struggle to actually post daily, sometimes I remember to schedule posts, other times I’m so far behind posting that I feel guilty for not being online 24/7. This guilt is completely unjustified.
  3. You don’t need to have a specific genre of a blog. Yes, it’s great to be so invested in a specific type of blogging but this doesn’t mean you can’t diversify and cover a wide range of things! Take a look at me, I review things, post ramblings, and rarely ever branch into fashion or beauty. I suppose you could say that I do have a genre then, but it’s an open one – one in which I can be as diverse as I want!
  4. Followers will stay if you disappear for a while. Everyone needs time off. I took a year away from the blog and came back to still find I had followers! This was great motivation to continue.
  5. Your statistics will fluctuate a lot, unless of course you’re a professional blogger, and this is 100% okay. Even last week, I went from 59 views one day, to 6 a few later. 
  6. Scheduling Tweets makes life so much easier. Got a post that didn’t get as much attention as you think it deserved? Get it back out there! I use Hootsuite and its so easy to use. You should consider it!
  7. Try and have your photos preprepared for any posts that might need them. Pictures really liven up your blog and so having them handy is always a help.
  8. If you’ve got a list of blogging ideas, you don’t need to worry about writers block. I try and keep a list on either my phone or laptop as these are the 2 things I have near me when blogging. 
  9. Join as many chats and groups as possible, through whatever platforms you can! There are always great people out there to give advice on anything and everything blog related. 
  10. Blogging is addictive. Once you get the bug for it, it takes over a lot! So enjoy it and always hold onto the reasons why you started blogging. 

Any other advice? Good luck to anyone just starting out!
Ktkinnes xx

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Wow Thanks!

Good morning friends!

 

I woke up this morning to discover that Life With Ktkinnes has reached 69 followers! How did we manage that??

 

I’d like to thank each of you for taking the time to read, comment on and like the posts, a lot of the time they’re just me rambling away about different things. However, the fact that you still follow me and occasionally give me a like really lifts my mood and inspires me to write more.

 

The goal for 2016 was to get 70 followers – we’re almost there and it’s not even half way through March yet!

 

If you have any suggestions on what I should write about next, or anything in particular that has made you stop and think recently then please feel free to message me or comment.

 

I’m now live on twitter at kvburton657, but have once again removed myself from Facebook as Kt Kinnes. However I can be found on snapchat as katiekinnes. Add me or follow me and keep in the know about everything!

 

Since it is almost 11am, I should probably get on with some work or cleaning. It’s my kitchen week and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to clean somewhere! Hope your day is as exciting as mine!

kitchen

 

Ktkinnes xxx

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THANK YOU!

Thank you so so much! I’ve just been informed by my WordPress App that, not only has lifewithktkinnes reached 41 followers, but we just reached 100 likes!

  
This is fantastic and I am fully aware that this would not be possible without each of you that read my posts. So thank you!
Wish me luck for the exam in the morning! Still waiting for the miracle to happen…
Ktkinnes xxx