What They Don’t Tell You About Blogging


Unfortunately, there will be sad fucks who decide to spend part of their day to leave hate. I haven’t receive any hate in my blog comments as of yet, but there will be people out there that you know who don’t agree with what you do. Stick two fingers up and them and keep your head held high. Don’t let someones stupid comment ruin your day, and potentially stopping you from blogging.

Hard Work

Before I started my blog, I thought it would be something extremely easy. I mean, all you do it write, isn’t it? And yes, some people do ‘just write’, but for me personally, I have to come up with, and create posts every day since I blog 7 days a week. Also, I personally like to take photos for my posts, and interact with my followers, and the people who I follow. Yes, it doesn’t sound like hard work, but you’ll never truly know unless you become a blogger. It can take me days to write ONE post.


Don’t get me wrong. Blogging can be entirely free. My blogging experience on the other hand hasn’t been the cheapest. I pay for the premium upgrade on WordPress, and being a lifestyle/beauty blogger, I constantly want to get the latest product on the market. I see blogging as a hobby though. People who play golf spend hundreds of pounds on new equipment, so I don’t see blogging any different. I see blogging as much as a hobby as a golfer sees golf, and those hobbies are definitely addictive. If I had to be addicted to something, I would definitely rather be addicted to blogging than golf (or drugs)…

What It Teaches You

I have learnt so much in my short time of blogging. Not only has it taught me some amazing beauty tricks, photography tips, and even recipes, its taught me to be more organised, and how to meet deadlines. It’s taught me to save time, set goals and also had grown my confidence massively. I couldn’t recommend blogging enough.

How Much You’ll Love It

When I started, I heard how was how much work it was from a few people. It sounded more like a chore, than something I could enjoy. I’ve only been here since May, and I have fallen head over heels. I can’t believe its taken me this long to join up, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop. Give it a go and see what you think. You may hate it, or you may have found yourself a new career.

What has bloggingΒ taught you?

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Happy 100th blog post!

Going slightly off topic here guys, but I wanted your thoughts and feelings on something!

I was thinking, would you like to see a certain topic on certain days? Say like, Monday I post a beauty post, Tuesday I post blogging tips, Wednesday I post fashion etc. Or, would you prefer it all to be random, like it is now?! Let me know!

If you would like set days, please let me know what you’d like to see! And any posts ideas you have that you want me to write! I’d love to hear your ideas x




  1. 20th July 2017 / 3:20 am

    It’s a great post, Brooke! and I really appreciate and see how much effort you put in. Honestly, I am still fairly new to it and you are an inspiration for me. The way you present and arrange your thoughts is amazing. πŸ™‚

    Ps, I am starting to get a feeling like a stalker πŸ˜‚. Please, don’t mind. I genuinely like reading your posts! O:)

    • 20th July 2017 / 9:25 am

      Thank you so much! That really means so much to me! And no, don’t worry! I don’t mind at all!! x

  2. 20th July 2017 / 4:41 am

    Brooke this post is amazing. It truly tells us you are passionate about blogging. I also do feel the same way. I feel like I have grown as a person bc of blogging. Thanks you all of you! 😘

    • 20th July 2017 / 9:25 am

      Ohhh thank you so much Cassie!! Blogging has definitely done the same for me too! c

  3. 20th July 2017 / 5:12 am

    Love this! Such a great post. I agree blogging is definitely not easy especially when there are so many internet trolls out there! It can be quite discouraging to receive some hate and nasty comments.

    • 20th July 2017 / 9:39 am

      Thank you!! I’m just waiting for the day I get one! It’s ridiculous how we can get 10 nice comments, but that 1 nasty one sticks with us!

  4. 20th July 2017 / 5:24 am

    Blogging 7 days a week is a lot of work. I feel you. I want to say blog any way you want, but I prefer a fixed schedule so I can expect what comes next. I think this way can help getting more returned readers.

    • 20th July 2017 / 9:40 am

      It definitely keeps me busy! But thank you! I’ll try and think of what days I’ll do things, and then I’ll write a post letting you all know! x

  5. 20th July 2017 / 6:28 am

    what have you just written? I am thinking on this -like a nerd now <3

    • 20th July 2017 / 9:44 am

      Someone else said a fixed schedule, so I think thats the way forward! Thank you! I’ll check your post out now! x

  6. 20th July 2017 / 8:34 am

    This is so accurate! I have only been blogging for a few weeks and I already love it too πŸ™‚

  7. 20th July 2017 / 10:10 am

    I know what you mean, like, if you really care about your blog you have to do it right. And to do that, you have to plan, do research, schedule, write and revise, revise, revise. Who knew blogging can take so much effort right? I also haven’t been blogging for a long time, by the way. I just started last April. =)

    • 20th July 2017 / 5:22 pm

      We’re both the new gals on the block haha! In my opinion, It’s definitely one of the most time consuming hobbies out there!

      • 21st July 2017 / 4:29 am

        So true! It is always worth it though. To have other bloggers appreciate your work and to be able to share opinions regardless of how far apart we are =)

  8. 20th July 2017 / 3:00 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading this post! I think you’re amazing for blogging 7 days a week! very accurate post! X

  9. 20th July 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I love your dedication to your blog! When did you start blogging? Xx

    • 20th July 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you so much! My blog is my baby haha! And I started in March this year, so I’m still fairly new! xx

      • 20th July 2017 / 8:59 pm

        Haha, I started mine in March last year but I only posted once and then I never used it. But I’ve been using it again since June and I’d really like to start getting into it! Xx

  10. 20th July 2017 / 11:48 pm

    Very accurate!!! Blogging is harder than you’d think but it’s definitely rewarding and worth the hard work. I love your posts. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  11. 21st July 2017 / 1:40 pm

    Wow, well done for posting 7 days a week! It’s a lot of work but I can tell you enjoy it! I need to be more consistent!!

    I think if you continue to post 7 days a week, then leave 2 or 3 days for scheduled topics/themes and the others as spontaneous/life update posts?

  12. 23rd July 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Totally agree on what it teaches you – I feel like other than meeting some amazing people, this is one of the best bits about blogging because you genuinely learn so much that you’d probably never learn anywhere else. Blogging is such a great thing to get into and I’m so glad I did! Fab post! xxx

    • 23rd July 2017 / 2:26 pm

      It’s crazy isn’t it?! It’s definitely not what I was expecting when I signed up, but I’m so happy I did! Thank you so much! xxx

  13. spirulinaproject
    26th July 2017 / 2:36 pm

    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing it. I just started with blogging (yesterday) and I already feel it’s not going to be super easy. I’m a perfecionist that has to have everything in place and perfect photos as well.. haha.. im blogging about what I love and that is inspiring me.:)
    Have a nice day,

    • 26th July 2017 / 2:39 pm

      Welcome to the world of blogging!!
      Hope you have a nice day too Sara! x

      • spirulinaproject
        26th July 2017 / 2:40 pm

        Thanks Brooke!:-)

  14. 29th July 2017 / 10:07 am

    Great post! As a new blogger with a busy lifestyle I’m trying to keep up to date with at least posting once a week. It’s inspiring reading things like these and I love hearing your advice. Do you have any advice for gathering more engagement with your Blog posts? And finding cool new blogs? Thanks πŸ™‚ would love to chat in future! x

    • 29th July 2017 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you sweet! I’ve actually been asked about how to get more traffic and engagement, so I can right a post on that if you would like? xx

  15. 30th August 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Very cool. I am new to the blogging community and am looking around, doing alot of research, reading/reviewing, commenting and liking/following other bloggers and it is definitely something that you have to be consistent with. Thanks for sharing!

    • 30th August 2017 / 10:45 pm

      You’re very welcome! Good luck with your blogging journey!

  16. 3rd September 2017 / 4:41 am

    So accurate! I’ve had my blog for almost two years now but I didnt really use it much until last year, then i stopped posting and didn’t really take it seriously honestly. So this year i started taking it seriously and even though i dont have a fixed schedule, due to writers block or not being able to finish all the posts when i say i will, im really trying to get into it. Love the advice you’ve given, im going to take it all into my blog. I’ve also emailed you, hope to hear back :)!

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