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what i’ve learned from blogging

I’ve been blogging for a couple of years and I’ve learned some things.
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Improved my overall tech game. You have to stay up on all things tech if you want your blog to ever be remotely successful (page views, monetization, partnerships, etc).  While I’ve always been pretty tech-savvy, blogging challenges me to be creative and be constantly thinking about “how can I do that” and “what would really make this better is if…”. Whether learning about SEO or twiddling around in photoshop I’ve learned a bunch of things that I actually aid my day job.

Girls are mean. I thought I had an idea, I was sorority president and while my sisters are lovely, sometimes there are mean girls, or groups of mean girls, you have to encounter. Luckily, I haven’t been the focus of the interweb mean girls but some of my favorite bloggers are and it makes me truly reevaluate my blogging. I’ve heard how my friends rant about bloggers and it’s hard to put yourself out there when you really are opening yourself up to a lot of criticism.

Confidence! I can’t even tell you how amazing it is to see those page views tick up and up or to get a response from someone saying how they love your blog and are willing to take a chance on you. It’s the best feeling.

These are just a few of the things that blogging has taught me. Anyone else in the same boat?


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follow along with as GOLD as it gets!

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I’ve gotten so many new readers recently (thank you!) so I thought I would just include some of my favorite ways to keep up with all of my favorite blogs and offer these options here.

Bloglovin: I love that everything can be compiled in one place without annoying emails telling me theres a new post. It’s super user friendly and if you want to see a certain blog or jump to a post you can find the blog you are looking for in a sidebar even if you follow an unruly amount of blogs (like I do!)

as GOLD as it gets is on bloglovin – click the glitter gold heart on the side bar or simply click here and then select follow!

Facebook Fan page: I also just started a Facebook fan page which I have to be honest required a little vulnerability! I obviously don’t want to have a fan page of 10 people – although I’m sure they would be the most brilliant and beautiful 10 people – but you know what I mean! It’s up and running and posts will also be shared there so please like it so you can stay up to date.

Of course there is other ways like following on wordpress if you are also a wordpress blogger! But I love following blogs on Bloglovin and Facebook and I hope you’ll follow along with as GOLD as it gets there too!

What’s your favorite way to keep up with your favorite bloggers?