I’M TAKING MY BLOG BACK TO BASICS

 

Hello again! I mentioned in my last post that went live the other day, that I haven’t been feeling very inspired with blogging at the moment. But, I’ve been thinking of what I want to change up around here, and I’ve come up with a game plan. Enter ‘taking my blog back to basics’

BE LESS STRICT WITH MY SCHEDULE

I’ve always wanted to get posts up 3 times a week, by 8am. However I’ve realisedย recently, that even though I do still want to be putting out 2-3 posts a week, I don’t really care what time they go live, and to be honest, I don’t think you do either. I know that the blogs I love reading, don’t seem to have a particular schedule, but when I see a new post pop up, I head on over excitedly to read straight away.

GO WITH THE FLOW

With my last post, I whipped it up from bed before an afternoon nap, and put it live straight away. It brought me back to the old school days of blogging, when I didn’t schedule or write in advance, and just went with the flow. I definitely want to do more than that, and I actually find it so much more exciting that way too.

BE PROUD

Something that’s really important to me, is to be proud of my blog. Not that many people in my ‘real’ life actually know about it. It’s not something I shy away from but it’s never something I’ve actively mentioned either, which I think is quite a shame because I do invest a lot of time and hard work into this space. Also, I would love to work with more brands this next few months too (I have a few ones coming up I’m looking forward to sharing!). I love blogging, and I want to shout about it ๐Ÿ™‚

Have you ever took this approach to blogging? What would bringing your blog back to basics look like for you?

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  • These are some awesome tips! Thanks for sharing

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you for reading!

  • I’ve also made it into a routine to schedule my posts for certain days for certain times and even though a lot of work and dedication goes into it I don’t think I’ve told more than 1 friend that I’m actually serious about my blog… I wonder why that is. We’re not embarrassed of our blogs for sure but why is it so hard to shout out about it to everyone? ๐Ÿ˜€

    Teresa | outlandishblog.com

    • NatalieLeanne

      I know right! It makes me wonder that too. Maybe we should drop it into conversations a little bit more, we deserve too!

  • I love this! It seems like a lot of people are taking their blogs back to basics at the minute and it’s so refreshing to see. Sometimes keeping things too strict takes all the fun out, and then there’s not a lot of point of carrying on when its no longer enjoyable xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • NatalieLeanne

      That’s so true Hannah! I think what I was doing was really restricting me, and I’ve honestly felt so much better since xxx

  • I’m thinking about doing the same lately, I really need to be kinder to myself if a post doesn’t go up on time or if it doesn’t have the certain amount of words – it’s my blog, my decisions I guess!

    Loved this post ๐Ÿ™‚
    Alice // The Rose Glow

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you Alice! It feels like I’ve got a weight off my shoulders and blogging can be fun and joyful again ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I definitely made similar changes after blogging really strictly for a few years! It’s nice to post when you want! x

    • NatalieLeanne

      Oh, it’s SO refreshing! I feel so much better ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amy Eade

    I think I’ve adopted a similar mindset recently – I do like to post on certain days, but so what if it’s not at 8am? I don’t have to stress if I haven’t quite finished it the night before, I can just finish it the following morning and put it up whenever!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

    • NatalieLeanne

      I feel so much better after making these little changes! It actually feels fun and sparkly and exciting like it did in the beginning ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I think it’s time I took my blog back to basics too – I’ve really struggled with it this summer, and it’s led to me not posting at all. ‘Go with the flow’ should be my new approach I think, at least until I get out of this rut – it feels more enjoyable that way, and removing the pressure always helps! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • NatalieLeanne

      I totally didn’t realise I was restricting myself until now and the difference is unbelievable! Because we started our blogs as fun anyway, shouldn’t we try to continue that? xxx

  • Your blog still remains one of my most favourites. Xx it brings such calm, honest friendship to each post. Its lovely that you’re getting back to basics your way.

    best wishes.
    Milly xxx

    A meadow fairytale blog –
    http://www.23millymay25.blogspot.com