Hey guys! I’m back with another blogger post swap and this time it’s with the lovely Amber from The Unpredicted Page. Basically, I swap a few blogging-related questions with another blogger and we answer on each others’ blogs! If you’re interested in taking part in a similar post, please let me know!
Hello everyone! I thought I would give you a little background information first. My name is Amber, and I started my blog in April 2020 so I have been blogging for almost 2 months now. I have learnt so much so far and I can’t wait to grow my blog and connect with more of you!
So, Steff and myself have sent each other a few questions related to blogging that we thought you could all enjoy reading about. I love reading blogger post swaps, so I hope you enjoy!
If you could change one thing about blogging, what would it be and why?
So, at first, I thought this was quite a difficult question. So, I gave it a little thought and a couple of things came to mind.
When I first started my blog, I wanted everything to be perfect. I soon realised that this was not going to be the case as you learn new things all the time as you start to grow your blog. I’d change how much blog work I give myself to do because sometimes working on a blog can be a little overwhelming. I have seen many people have the same issues as me, they were so consumed by their blog and were getting stressed.
Hi guys! I’m back with another blogger post swap and this time the questions are from the lovely Amber from The Unpredicted Page. I’d just like to say thanks to Amber for doing this blog post swap with me! If you haven’t read one of the other Blogger Interview posts, we sent each other a few questions related to blogging and then we post each others’ answers! So grab yourself a cuppa, or something else you fancy, and enjoy!
Therefore, one thing I would change about blogging is the pressure I put on myself. I started blogging as a hobby, something fun to do. So, I should never have to feel stressed about it and over time I will have to try my hardest to take the pressure off myself of getting that perfect blog.
What are your blogging goals for the next 1, 3 and 5 years?
I do have some short term and long term goals that I decided upon when I started my blog.
My biggest goal preferably achievable in 5 years’ time is to be able to have enough sessions to sign up to mediavine. Mediavine is the ultimate goal for me. I am currently receiving just over 1000 sessions a month, so to be able to sign up to mediavine I need to achieve 25,000 sessions. Joining mediavine would be so amazing for me and I would be over the moon if I ever achieve this goal! If you did not know, mediavine is where you can sign up and monetise your blog with ads.
In 3 years’ time, I would like to have grown my email list above 100 subscribers. I have only just discovered what an email list is and how important it is. I am currently doing a bit of research around this so hopefully within the next 3 years, I will have sussed this out!
In 1 years’ time, I would like to work on growing my social media presence. I’ve been working extremely hard on my blog twitter and Instagram. I’ve increased my engagement with my followers, and I am getting to know so many lovely people. I hope to reach my social media goals of 5k twitter followers and 5k Instagram followers! I do understand that follower count isn’t what its all about, but the more people I can reach out to and connect with then all the better!
What made you decide to start blogging?
Like many other people I have found, I started writing my blog as something to do during lockdown. I never imagined I would fall in love with it. It keeps me so occupied and takes up a lot of my time but during this lockdown all I have is time, so I am not complaining.
Blogging has almost given purpose to my days now that I have nothing to do. I hope to carry it on with just as much enthusiasm as I have now, when I go back to university in September.
Before I started my blog, I was completely unaware of how amazing the blogging community is and what the world of blogging actually involves. When I did some research and found out what it was all about, I knew it was the right thing for me to do.
Name three things that you love about blogging
- Being able to have a whole website that is completely mine – I have a whole website that is run by me and only me! How crazy is that, I feel so excited that I have something that I own and I can design it exactly how I want to and write about whatever I want to write about.
- Keeps me from boredom – As I said before, blogging has given me a purpose during this lockdown and has given me something to do with all my time. I’m so grateful I started this blog as I would be beside myself with boredom if I hadn’t got anything to do.
- Having a creative outlet – Blogging means I can write about whatever I want to write about. It’s the best feeling just opening your laptop and being able to write something down knowing that you enjoy writing it. And also that you will be helping others when they read your post.
What piece of advice would you give to a new blogger?
Do your research before you start!
This was definitely, something that helped me so much instead of just diving right in. I learnt that going self-hosted and using WordPress was the best thing for me if I eventually want to. I found lots of free blogging courses that were so helpful in starting up my blog and getting traffic to it.
So, that’s my answers to Steff’s questions. I hope you enjoyed this blogger post swap! Make sure you head over and read Steff’s answers to my questions here!
About the Author
This post is by Amber Page.
” I run a lifestyle blog called The Unpredicted Page where I talk about everything from life advice and healthy living to blogging tips and university advice.”
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