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BEING CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF AS A BLOGGER: Direction change

BEING CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF AS A BLOGGER: Direction change

October 17, 2017

I know that this post is completely out of schedule, but that’s kinda what I wanted to talk about. I was talking with one of my closest blogging/real life friends Morgan from justmorgs.com and we were just chatting about blogging. We chatted about all sorts but the more we talked the more I realised that there was still an element of my blog that wasn’t quite right. I’ve felt this for a while now but I feel like I’ve finally put my finger on it.

2 years now I’ve been blogging and it has literally let me make such amazing online friends, allowed me to meet them and to just write about what I love. I really don’t know what I would do without it! But I think subconsciously I’ve been trying to stay quite linear. By that I mean like being strict with an upload day and just overall being quite strict with myself and not wanting to seem too informal all the time idk. It’s hard to explain but I feel like you may understand where I’m coming from. I was almost too scared to allow myself too much freedom or to be too different in schedule and in other aspects because I was worried that it would make me less of a blogger, which I know sounds absolutely ridiculous.

I now know and have more confidence in the fact that I don’t always want to have to stick to just my Sunday post. That I can chuck in a random entry on a Thursday or pop up a lil piece of advice on a Monday morning. I want to have my blog be a complete free and open space both for me and for readers, like somewhere that you feel you can go to for advice/comfort. I think that I’ve needed to find this confidence for while now and now that I have I am so happy to continue to grow mentally and to see where this new journey takes my blog! I hope that you enjoy the new content and the new joys that ‘Olivia Alesha’ will hopefully bring.

I’ll speak to you on Sunday my next entry 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

P.S: If you are a blogger do you feel as though you are tied to a schedule? Byesies! Xxxxx

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17 comments

Corinne and Kirsty November 12, 2017 - 8:26 PM

I literally have zero schedule and we post as ideas and inspo come. we plan a bit more sometimes but it is all really spontaneous xx corinne

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Olivia Alesha November 15, 2017 - 7:39 AM

I love having a bit of spontaneity!
-Olivia Xxx

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Bethany Jane November 3, 2017 - 4:48 PM

I feel really conflicted by this a lot! I always want to have a strict upload schedule and to have specific topics on specific days, but it makes me happier to just write what I want when I want. I think having that kind of creative freedom is a great thing, it means your blog will be a truer reflection of you and what inspires and motivates you. I think writing when you want is a great idea!
Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

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Olivia Alesha November 4, 2017 - 11:57 PM

Thank you so much Beth! I feel so much more confident and happy with my blog now and genuinely feel like it’s truly me.
-Olivia Xxx

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heidisplanner October 31, 2017 - 10:28 AM

First of all, I love the leafs falling at the moment in this theme. Looks so freaking cute! And this post has a good point. I publish a new blog three times a week, but if I don’t do it, it’s okay for me. I don’t stress about it, and that is how it should be, freedom xx

Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

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Olivia Alesha October 31, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Awww I’m so glad that you liked the leaves and thank you, I think not pressuring ourselves to write posts is so important and making sure that we still have freedom.
-Olivia Xxx

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Hannah Louise October 25, 2017 - 7:13 PM

I have a schedule that I do like to stick to however it’s nice to take a break and do what you feel is right at the same time, you’ve got to be happy with your content and you make the rules so you’re allowed to break them! xo

Hanney | http://www.blogabouthanney.com

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Olivia Alesha October 26, 2017 - 9:19 PM

I think you’re totally right Hannah, it’s nice to be able to stick to a schedule but to also have that freedom to not always have to feel the absolute need to stick to it. <3
-Olivia Xxx

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PAEReviews October 18, 2017 - 7:51 PM

I’ve only been blogging for about a month so I’m still getting the hang of it. I made up a schedule more so as a guide than something to follow. I honestly can’t follow schedules that well, I find them to be quite restrictive.

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Olivia Alesha October 26, 2017 - 9:17 PM

Yeah I think that schedules can sometimes tie you down a little, sometimes it’s good to have the structure but other times you need the freedom.
-Olivia Xxx

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PAEReviews October 26, 2017 - 11:28 PM

Exactly, I feel the same way

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lisamclachlan October 18, 2017 - 7:43 PM

I don’t have a schedule as such, I have about four topics that I cover every month but otherwise I like the freedom to write on whatever subject matter appeals at the time. Good for you for having the courage of your convictions and going with what you want to do rather than what you think you ought to do. This is your blog so you get to write your own rules! X

Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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Olivia Alesha October 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Hehe thank you Lisa! I’m so happy to now have the freedom to write when I want and about whichever topic I choose.
-Olivia Xxxxx

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Olyvia October 18, 2017 - 7:34 PM

I’m glad that you’re becoming more comfortable doing things the way you please! I personally stick to a schedule bc i can be very forgetful at times. without my schedule i could forget to post ?. thanks for sharing! im looking forward to seeing your blog grow.

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Olivia Alesha October 20, 2017 - 7:33 AM

Hahaha thank you! I’m really excited to see my blog grow too ?
-Olivia Xxx

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Emma Blogger (A Booking Good Read) October 18, 2017 - 7:08 PM

Great post, I don’t really have a schedule I kind of just post when I feel like, sometimes I think I should plan more but I feel if I start doing that I might enjoy it less ?

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Olivia Alesha October 20, 2017 - 7:32 AM

Yeah I think having a schedule was good structure wise but it can just make you feel very fixated and restricted ❤️
-Olivia Xxx

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