I have been blogging for some time now however I have only really started taking it more seriously since the start of this year, I decided to knuckle down and really make a go of it! At the start of the year I set myself a new blogging schedule and wrote a post about my blogging goals, which you can read here. I thought as we are half way through the year (already) I would look back and see how I am getting on achieving these.
I am happy with the progress I am making with my blog, and I have also seen an increase in my traffic, yesterday I reached 20,000 views which may not mean a lot to some but it really gives me a boost in motivation to do more. I am also starting to work with different brands on projects which I am really looking forward to.
I feel I am getting to grips more with my camera, I have the Canon 600d and I really like it, as a complete novice I think it is pretty user friendly too. I have really started to learn all about the settings, I no longer use it on the automatic settings which also gives me more control over the quality and editing. I do feel like my pictures have also improved, I take more time in positioning products and trying different settings to create a nice picture and I hope this shows. I think pictures for a blogger is one of the most important things and I know I still have a lot to improve on but I think I am getting there!
I am actually in the process of starting to make videos, I am working on a project at the moment which is really exciting so I am learning a lot about the process. I have been editing them using Windows Movie maker as I am just starting out I want to get the idea of the process before moving on to another editing program. I am happy with what I have done so far and I am hoping to start a YouTube channel soon!
I have started to fiddle around with editing my photos even though I don't really know what I am doing, its still fun to play around and see what you can create! Again with video editing Movie Maker is my go to a the moment, its really easy and simple which is great to learn with.
I am definitely getting more involved in the blogging community. I have started to interact in Twitter chats and link parties which are a great way to meet people and there are always different and interesting topics to talk about. I am enjoying being more involved and chatting with you so don't forget to get in touch - Instagram / twitter
this is one goal I have not got much into yet, I have been reading into it a little however I have not yet taken anything into practice.
Overall the past 6 months have been a lot of hard work but I am definitely starting to see a difference. I will continue to keep to my blogging schedule and try to improve as much as possible.