THINGS I LEARNT FROM BLOGGING EVERYDAY IN JUNE

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You may have noticed a slight hiatus over here on MTA and I thought rather then jumping back into regular uploads I better have a little chat about what’s been happening. At the end of May I decided to set myself a challenge of blogging everyday throughout the month of June.

Why? Because my ultimate goal is to comfortably release content everyday without feeling stressed. Most of the time I’m okay and can manage but I wanted to really knuckle down and see if it’s achievable for an extended period of time. Here are some of things I learnt from blogging everyday in June. 

 

1. More writing = more inspiration
I’ve spoken about how I don’t really struggle from running out of ideas however I found writing everyday meant my brain was overflowing with new things I wanted to write about. There was such a higher level of interaction on the site and social media with questions about certain things which steamed into ideas for posts. It just confirmed that I am able to write daily without the worry of running myself dry when it comes to producing new and exciting posts!
2. Life gets BUSY all-of-a-sudden OFTEN
As I said last week was a busy one and I almost didn’t finish out the month (instead I took 4 days off in July :P) but there were two weeks out of June I almost threw in the towel. It’s so easy with blogging to feel swamped, put too much pressure on yourself or feel as though you’re absent from social media when you miss posting a photo etc. If this month of blogging taught me anything is that life gets busy and sometimes there will be times of absolute mayhem but it doesn’t mean that I’ve failed. It’s so important to recognise when things are crazy and either step away or deal with as best you can!

 

3. The other peeps that write on MTA are the bees knees
I’m so lucky to have an awesome team that help me out with articles every month. This allowed me to write only 27 of the 31 articles that went up in June. It may not sound like much but it was when life got crazy I was able to schedule a post from the other talented writers and know you guys would still enjoy! Of course not everyone needs or wants to have other people writing on their blogs/websites but it’s easily the best decision I made.
4. Having spare content is a must
It may shock you all to hear but I didn’t have any ‘spare’ content ready to go in case of emergency (hence the hiatus last week). I wrote in weekly blocks without any extras planned – say WHAT! I’m always harping in my blog tip posts how important it is to have timeless posts ready to go and I didn’t. Lesson learned. Today (Thursday last week) I’m planning a bunch of content I can write the bulk of the article now so I can save it for those crazy times. Lesson learned – take your own advice Sarah!

 

5. It’s easy to burn yourself out
SO easy. Don’t be that person that loses their shit when you buy the wrong milk because you can’t keep up (yeah Sarah). As I said before it’s important to recognise when you feel overwhelmed so you can take a step back and deal with it.

 

Have you ever set yourself a challenge like blogging daily? What did you learn from it?

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I'm a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.

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30 Comments

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    Haha Sarah you are just amazing. Putting together 3 posts a week is busy enough for me! I admire your dedication – and love reading your work! X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

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      Aww Bec! Thank you :) I don’t work full time usually (although I was towards the end of June) so I do have extra time to do things. xx

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    Love it well done I agree being switched on and getting into doing something everyday makes you more productive and open to creating I’ve been doing a seven day design challenge it’s really helped me get going with my work. Love your blog x

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      Thank you Amy! That means so much. It’s amazing how much more motivated you are when you put in the extra effort :)

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    Well done Sarah! I take my hat off to you!
    I struggle to make one post a week while working full time let alone one every day!
    I absolutely love your blog. It’s so inpsiring to see how much passion and dedication you have.

    Keep it up girly! (: xx

    Alana | Life, Love And Lipstick

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    Too true, Sarah! I couldn’t believe that you were coming out with content every day — I remember giving Blogmas a crack last year and I still think I’m feeling the effects of it. Three weeks in and I had to stop — I was done, all burnt out! You and your team are incredible; I always learn new things about blogging from you!
    Shae xo
    Diary of a Beauty Padawan

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    Loved the the amount of work and effort and love you have put into your blog! Hope your new little furbaby will give you much needed you time!

    xo Kat @ Katness

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    I blogged daily for 2 years and it was tough. I honestly thought it was what my readers wanted until I started to receive unsubscribe email notices (yeah lesson learned: turn that thing off!) with the reason for unsubscribing as “too many updates”. So I ran a reader survey and found out that the majority of my readers preferred that I updated 2-3 times a week! I wasn’t too comfortable with that but I compromised and am now only blogging 5 times a week. I’m so glad I changed to 5 times a week because since I’m a one-woman show on my blog, the chances of burning out are high. Planning ahead is a must and yes to spare content!

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      It’s so interesting isn’t it? I don’t think I could go back to 2-3 days a week like you said you weren’t comfortable with that. I have never had the unsubscribed thingy turned on… God I would hate that! I’m glad you ended up turning yours off but at least it prompted you to do the reader survey and in the end make things easier on yourself :) xx

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    Kudos to you for blogging every day in June! Writing 27 posts is still an incredible amount of work and I love how much effort you put into your blog! It’s great to see that your posts are of quality content too :D I think my max would be blogging every few days and even that would be quite a struggle on top of uni

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      Thank you Amy!! I work part time 3-4 days a week (sometimes more) but generally I spend half the week dedicated to working on the blog so I’ve very very lucky to have that amount of time to work on the site :)

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    Love this post! You’ve produced so many amazing posts in the month of June so big congrats for sticking with your goal! I have been trying to increase to 2-3 times a week and with working full-time, I am also finding it really hard and often put a lot of pressure on myself. I love that you are real with your readers and make new posts and content from your lessons learned, and around things that you find helpful yourself, to me that is always the most invaluable content, and what your readers will always come back for! Keep up the amazing work xxx

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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    Wow, I can’t imagine writing a post every day, great job! I work and have a child and I know others may have more going on than me but for me, this is a hobby I enjoy. I wouldn’t want to burn myself out and find it becoming a chore rather than a bit of fun. Actually I probably could do a post a day, but then I would have zero time to read all the blogs I love and then I’d be sad :-(
    thebeautybloss.com

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      Thanks lovely. Absolutely I understand what you mean about it becoming more of a chore then fun! I’m lucky to work a couple days a weeks on MTA :)

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    I can completely relate to this. This month I’ve decided to actually stick to a schedule (I’ve never written a content schedule properly before this month.. oops) and it’s been kind of tough. I decided to write up a lot of spare content and keep it ready for days when I just cannot be bothered or cannot think of anything brand new and I have to say, spare content is a life saver. I can imagine it would be a tad easier (and yes I just mean a tad haha not a lot) with your extra writers.
    I can’t even read blogs once a day let alone write every day haha so I commend you! I’ll have to go back and catch up on all your posts! Congrats on succeeding! xx

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    Tbh, starting to feel a bit burned out right now and I don’t even blog daily! Or even two days haha. Definitely need some backup posts but I just find myself not completely dedicating all my time to blogging so I don’t really write enough posts to have some backed up for emergencies. Oh well.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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