Friday, 19 June 2015

Half Yearly Blog Review!

a picture of my Instagram and laptop

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. 

Pictures
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!

Videos
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! 

Editing
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. 

Blogging community
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

Blog jargon
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.  

Zoe x



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  1. I love your blog! Especially your makeup tutorials. I was looking back at old blog photos and realised how crap they looked compared to now! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. Thank you hun! I know, I cant believe I even uploaded some of mine lol xx

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  2. Congrats on your first six months! It's so nice to see how passionate and enthusiatic you are - and you're so talented. Keep on doing what you're doing :)
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
    Xx

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  3. Congratulations on your 6 month progress!! I have only just started to take my blogging more seriously recently and really want to make a go of it, feeling very motivated now after reading your post, thanks x
    http://mybitchyrestingface.blogspot.com/

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  4. Congrats! Your blog looks amazing, don't worry too much about pictures mine look awful I like to think that the content means so much more :)
    Your blog has become one of my favourites for sure so keep going haha x

    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much hun, really means a lot! :) xx

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  5. Congrats on you're 6 months! I really like your blog and especially your Hauls! Love it!

    http://hunterroselife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. your blog looks great. Keep the great work going :)

    Giselle ♥ www.redlipstickandchampagnedreams.com

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