Monday, 14 July 2014

Secrets of Blogging Tag { and Link the Love}

Good morning all...

Last week, the sweet Laura from Miss Laura Bora's Blog tagged me for the Secrets of Blogging. Thanks for thinking of me Laura. I'm not sure how many secrets I can share but I'll give it a try. 

a.) When did you start blogging and why?

March 2013... although this wasn't my first blog that's when I started blogging. 
I always felt that I had so many thoughts going on in my head that I just wanted to find a platform where I could start throwing my many thoughts out into the world. I didn't expect to pursue it the way I do now but it's a hobby which has grown into a passion.

b.) How many people in your "real" life know about your blogging?

Loads. Most of my family know about it but I don't think many of the "real" people read  my blog which I used to be a bit sad about but now I feel better about the creative freedom. 

c.) What are your favourite posts to read?

Inspirational or motivational posts but I also enjoy travel posts and I especially reading lifestyle posts about how different people do things which is probably why I love the confessions posts.

d.) List a blog you've recently found 

The Kay Times - She's awesome, funny and a lawyer who loves football. 

e.) Which posts are you most proud of?

This post about a stranger changing things was my most honest post. The most romantic TV love declarations ever.  I loved this market find oh and all my travel posts!

f.) Any advice for future blogs?

Read a lot of blogs before you start to post. Comment on the posts you like but be genuine and decide on your niche and go with it. Remember your blog is your space so don't let others dictate it.

So, linking the love today with Miche... 

Buttons and Birdcages

> Thanks to Laura for tagging me
>I'm tagging Kay from The Kay Times and Victoria from Adventures of Victoriafolksky
> My family I'm staying with in Joburg, the weather is cold and they are definitely keeping it warm with the gas heater and warm company.


A Very Sweet Blog said...

That is the best advice Nat. So many bloggers follow anybody and don't like what they write about. They end up getting frustrated and quit blogging. HaHaHa Follow blogs that you enjoy!

Kay R. said...

Great advice for new bloggers! And thanks so much for the tag and the compliment. You have me blushing! Ill do this next week :)

Miche said...

Reading a lot of blogs before you start blogging is SO important! AND finding other blogs you enjoy reading too, building a sense of community in the blogging world is such a wonderful thing! Thanks for linking up the love again, it's so lovely to have you each week :)

Laura @MissLauraBora said...

You're right about the creative freedom when family don't read your blog. I think I'd be more worried about what I was writing if the read every post of mine.It's nice when you can post something and have nobody you know read it.

Jackie @ Our Nashville Life said...

I think when it comes to family they are really VERY invested in your blog or not interested in it at all. My family is not interested at all. Yet I know people who have family that email them about every blog post (in a good way).


Diva Desle said...

This was great to read Natalie! I love reading blogs where people are honest and passionate about life. I too enjoyed your romantic love at first sight post ;-)

Victoria said...

Great post + thank you for choosing me. I would love to write this post. :)Great topic.