Today’s post is a bit different. While I’ve been busy with the 31 Day Challenge, I’ve received no less than 3 nominations for blog awards. Considering how recently I started this blog, I was overwhelmed, and I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, and I hope you continue to like what you see! It’s still mindblowing to know that there are people out there actually interested in what I have to say. I remember how long it look me to decide on where I should start my blog and it wasn’t until I actually sat down properly and took some time to look into topics like web design cms and compared various platforms, to then finally make a decision.
Starting a blog was tough, but I am proud that I actually decided to give it a go, as I would never have been nominated by you lot. Of course, there has been a lot of hard work that has gone into creating this blog, but I’m so proud of how far it’s come. So many people think that all you need to do is write out random blog posts, but there is a lot more to it than that. I know plenty of people who don’t even know where to begin when starting a blog, and often they will look at using a professional company to help them (such as this one here: https://go-creative.com.au/). I’m so proud that I’ve managed to do this myself, but hiring a professional would certainly have come in handy when I was first starting and had no idea where to begin! The first thing I learned though was making sure I knew exactly what needed to be done next. That’s my one bit of advice to anyone starting out.
You need to keep on top of everything – things like gaining social media followers was a tough one. I remember looking at different things that could help me grow my following on Instagram (a friend suggested that I check out https://nitreo.com/instagram-growth-service when I first started out). But amazingly enough, my following just jumped up from that moment, and I’m so grateful to every single person who has followed, liked and commented on all of my posts. It means so much to me when I see someone loving my work. I want to give a quick shoutout to Beth from The Polish Influenza for nominating me for a Versatile Blogger award, and I got nominations for a Liebster Award from both Aliquid and Nail Art by Divya. Thanks to all 3 of you lovely ladies! I’ve decided to combine all 3 into one post because there is some overlap between them. It’s going to be quite wordy but hopefully, it’s interesting for you! 🙂