My blogging journey

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today I wanted to post about my journey with this blog of mine. I got the inspiration from a fellow blogger, Francisca. You can find her blog here. She spoke of her journey throughout the years she has had her blog, I wanted to do the same.

I started my blog when I was in high school, in December of 2013, when I was a junior in high school. I made it because I wanted to have a place to keep all my outfit pictures, to look back on them and see how my style has evolved.

I would simply post pictures, and move on with my day. As time went on, I realized people would not simply want to look at pictures but get some back story. I started posting captions along with the blog posts, stating where my clothes is from and why I decided to wear that outfit.

I wanted to plan outfits, soย  I would use the website polyvore, which is sadly no longer an active site. I would make outfits I would want to wear in the future, with clothes I wanted similar version of and post those on my blog to still have some content posted over time, even if it wasn’t my personal style.

With life, came a lot of changes. When I moved to a different city for my freshman year of college, I did not update my blog as much. I was focused on classes, making friends and adjusting to being away from home. Luckily my second year, I was able to navigate my time a little more and was updating my Instagram and blog on a more regular basis, which allowed for me to connect with others more than ever before.

I also never thought about making an Instagram or twitter account until later on. About two years after making my blog I realized how vital Instagram would be, that I could connect with more bloggers and see who all was sharing their personal style. The first account I ever made was huesofstylex, which was my old blog name. I made it and decided I hated the pictures I posted so I deleted it when I had 600 followers.

I then made the one I have know, onewithboots that has nearly 1,300 followers. My Instagram growth has not been as positive as I wanted it to be, but I have learned a lot over the years. That is:

interacting with other bloggers is key

be genuine when talking to other bloggers

don’t be afraid to be honest about different parts of your life, there is so much more behind a pretty picture than what is said

Social media has been vital to my blog, I recently reached 100 followers on my twitter account (thank you very much) after having it for 2 years now.

I wanted to say thank you to all of you who have read my blog, it means so much. Let me know a bit about your blogging journey in the comments below.

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14 thoughts on “My blogging journey

  1. Lupe I like how open you are about your journey and you’re so right, it’s all about interact with others. You made think a bit deeper about the images I share on social media, to capture a story behind the image way more important than how it truly looks. I like that pic of your hair in your face ๐Ÿ˜

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

  2. Wow! And look how far you have come already! The future is yours ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป!

    Love to read more so im following as of now

    ๐Ÿ˜˜

  3. I really enjoyed reading about your blogging journey Lupe! Congratulations on all the social media followers, you are doing great! Itโ€™s always nice to read a bit of a story behind the picture, itโ€™s so interesting to learn more. I love your outfit too, itโ€™s super cute! ๐Ÿ’– xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  4. Awh it’s nice to look back over your blogging journey! I actually have a post about mine coming up on my blog in September. It really makes you realise how far you’ve come. You’ve done brilliantly xxxx

  5. Great job sticking with it! Sometimes blogging is outwardly thankless, but I find a lot of joy in it. My journey is just beginning, but it’s helping me transition to another chapter in my life.

  6. I really love this post and how honest you are! I completely agree with the conclusions you’ve come to about account growth – ultimately it really is all about interaction. The funny thing as well is that that is the whole point of social media! I always find it weird when bloggers don’t engage with their followers, because for me, that’s the point. I also agree about trying to be quite open – people like to see more than just a load of pretty pictures, we’re all aware that that’s not real life by this point, so I guess we also crave something real. Great post!

    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

  7. This is a great point to make! Itโ€™s so important to make sure youโ€™re honest about your experience! You may be saving someone a lot of time! All of Pinterest says that you can make crazy money with a blog instantly. Not true! I started out as a crafting blog and after a horrrrrrible experience on Instagram, Iโ€™m changing lanes. Starting alll over! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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