4 Mar 2015

2 years blogging



Well it's that time again! Vanilla Craft Blog turns 2!!! WOW!!!!

It's hard to believe I started out 2 years ago and have been keeping this up for so long.  I certainly never thought I would have over 1000 followers!!!

I thought I would share with you what I learnt from 2 years of blogging. I hope this might help some of your new bloggers you out as well.

When I first started this blog two years ago, the first name didn't work out. I changed, my style changed and 'Cupcake Crafty' wasn't working for me. I didnt want to restart, but I evolved out of that blog and changed the name to vanilla craft blog. I bought a domain name and that helped my traffic a lot.

At times I've pressured myself to post once a week. When I've made myself do that I haven't been happy with the post and wish I hadn't posted it. I've learnt that taking a 2 week break to then upload a beautiful photo filled post is much better than a quick 'currently' post.

I've also learnt that bloggers block is a thing and it's a right pain. But somehow I get through it with a steady stream of ideas. But sometimes it happens,  we get busy with school and other activities. Like currently I've had a massive art internal and lots of sailing training and I just haven't been thinking of ideas. Browsing Pinterest, craft gawker and Instagram feeds usually gets my imagination running again - right now, it's finding time to do this.

HTML and CSS is also a massive thing I've learnt. Everything I code is self taught, well google taught. Forums and tutorial sites are definitely my first port of call and then I work it out from there. As I learnt more CSS I've been able to do more of my own editing. It really does just take practice.

Thank you all so much for supporting me and my blog these past two years. I can't repeat enough that you is why I blog and I love it so much and never want to stop. I hope that maybe what I've learnt will benefit you and your blog as well.

- harri xx


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17 comments:

  1. Congrats Harri! I love your blog :) Here's to many more years! xx

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  2. Yay congrats!! 1000 followers, that's crazily awesome! I've been trying to learn CSS and HTML coding myself, I'm slowly getting there but it's very fun.

    ~Noor
    http://wonderkid22.blogspot.com/

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  3. Yay! Happy birthday Vanilla Craft Blog!
    ~Racic || Washed by the Water

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  4. Did you pay a one-time for or do you pay monthly for your domain name?
    Thanks!!

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  5. Happy 2 years! I'm a huge fan of your blog - I hope there's much more to come :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  6. Congratulations Harri! Such great advice xo
    Savannah // www.zolablog.com

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  7. Congrats on two years! May you blog for many more. :)

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  8. Happy birthday! I am finally getting around to starting my own blog. I'd be curious to know what you learned CSS for and what CSS knowledge you'd recommend? Thanks very much!

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  9. Happy birthday! I am finally getting around to starting my own blog. I'd be curious to know what you learned CSS for and what CSS knowledge you'd recommend? Thanks very much!

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  10. Happy birthday! I'm finally getting around to starting my own blog. I'd be curious to know what you learned HTML and CSS for and what HTML/CSS knowledge you'd recommend? Thanks very much!

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  11. I've been following your blog for quite a while now and I'm super proud of where you have got to! Congrats Harri!

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  12. CONGRATS harri!! so happy 4 ya xxxxxxx

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  13. hi harri, just stumbled upon your blog and had a fun time backtracking it. happy 2 years for your blog!
    also, you are only 15 but you have already had a beautiful blog and taste. cheers to even better future! <3

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Thank you for taking the time to write a comment. I read everyone and try to reply as soon as possible so check back. Hope you enjoyed this post x Harri