« one year blogiversary + blogging tips and pointers »

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SURPRISE. bet you guys didn’t plan on seeing me this soon. SO APPARENTLY, my dumb self put my blogiversary on my calendar ON THE WRONG DAY. according to my calendar, it’s not until the 15th of this month, so you can say i was a little shocked when i got a wordpress notification and i checked to find out that it is, in fact, actually today. ANYWAYS,

happy wednesday, my people :D today is a very special day (as you already know).

not only is it national baby day, national brothers and sisters day, national fire day, national concert day, national play your ukulele day, national truffle day, and national tuna day, it’s also my one year blogiversary (again, as you already know). yayyyyy, have some internet cake!!🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂 you’re welcome.

one year ago, i got the crazy idea to start a personal blog and post random stuff for people’s entertainment. still not sure if that was a good idea or not, but i still haven’t run out of post ideas so i guess it’s not a total fail so far? 🤷

i’ve been waiting for this day for a year now (nooo, really), and i’ve thought of a couple things to do. i figured i’d share my blogging stats with you guys so far, and also some blogging tips. at this point, i’ve already written one blogging tips post, so maybe i’ll actually be able to come up with stuff.

i guess i’ll just get into it then :D


since this day last year

followers: 147

views: 5,355
views from: united states, united kingdom, malaysia, india, canada, australia, montenegro, austria, bosnia & herzegovina, spain, the netherlands, singapore, philippines, aruba, cambodia, united arab emirates, portugal, indonesia, south africa, germany, new zealand, czech republic, bulgaria, norway, sri lanka, france, romania, taiwan, belgium, namibia, brazil, turkey, ireland, sweden, thailand, slovakia, greece, hong kong SAR china, nigeria, estonia, maldives, uganda, kenya, mauritius, italy, angola, and switzerland.
(that took forever to type out).

likes: 1,350

comments: 1,013
top commenters:
apollo @ killjoy 
allison @ afarmgirlslife
rutvi @ capturingandcreating

most popular post: more woods photography, but colder this time
likes: 61

my favorite posts:
-my aesthetic
-status
-ert


that’s it for stats, so now it’s time for blogging tips and pointers for you guys :))

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when it comes to making and managing a successful blog, navigation is very important. you want your followers and visitors to be able to find their way around your blog, to old posts, and different menu pages.

having a sidebar is very helpful, and it catches peoples eye as they scroll through your posts on your main page. you can add almost anything in settings to your sidebar to not only help people find their way around your blog, but other sites or social medias.

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i couldn’t come up with another way to phrase that.

i’ve seen several bloggers mention this particular pointer during blogging tip posts, and i think it’s fairly important.

for the background of your blog, at least where the words are, try and stick with plain white. it makes your site look cleaner, and it’s easier to read. also, white goes with any color, so no matter what your blog theme is, you’ll be set ;)

i’ve tried reading certain sites on google with black, blue, or other colors as their background, and it honestly hurts my eyes so i always click away and find something else, and you don’t want your followers to do that when they visit your blog.

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when it comes down to when you post and how often, it’s very helpful to come up with a plan or schedual. it benefits you as a blogger in many ways.

i used to post every three days, but once that got to be too much for me, i switched to every saturday. it gives me time to not only come up with more ideas and content, but also to get work done outside of blogging and focus on things like school, sports, and friends.

also, be sure not to post everyday. leave a t  l e a s t one day in between each post. this will help give your readers something to look forward to, and also some room to breathe (even though they enjoy reading every single thing you write cause boi, you’re amazing😉)

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when you write your posts, don’t just talk about your personality, show it through your writing.

write the way you would talk. you don’t have to make your writing super official and perfect. it appeals to people when you show through your writing, and it also makes your posts and your blog unique, because you yourself are unique!

also, be yourself in what you choose to write about. don’t be afraid to write about your life, loves, and passions. your blog is your space to share you. if people aren’t a fan of that, that’s their choice (except who wouldn’t like you cause boi, you’re fab). but speaking out and showing no fear will draw people in and show them the real you, which is definitely something you want for your site :)


that’s all i’ve got for now! i hope you all enjoyed this post.

to my followers (even if you haven’t been following be since the beginning), thank you for sticking around and supporting me! it means a lot :))

i’ve enjoyed every second of this entire year i’ve been blogging, and i look forward to many more.

have a lovely day, everyone :D

☾☼

mckenna

37 thoughts on “« one year blogiversary + blogging tips and pointers »

  1. Rebecca

    I actually got the day of my 6mo blogiversary wrong by a week or so last December, haha. Congrats on 1 year!! I love your blog… its sooo aesthetic!

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS MCKENNA AND MCKENNA’S BLOG! *throws confetti and blows the noisemakers I can never remember the name of* Your posts are always so funny and fun to read, dear, and I can’t wait to see what you come up with in the next year! Also those are excellent blogging tips. *nods*

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    1. THANK YOUUUU :D and aww thank you sm ☺️😄 and for a third time, thanks 😂

      i didn’t know any other way to respond to that comment😂👍

      mckenna

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  4. Zella T

    Well congratulations frand 💕

    Yes to #3. I used to post like every stinkin’ day too, until it got to be too much for me. Now I know that posting less actually makes my content rarer and makes my followers more eager to read it since they don’t see as much of me as they do of other bloggers.

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    1. thank you! :D

      i’ve seen blogs that posts every day and i tend to unfollow them. it doesn’t make their posts as exciting to read.

      but what you said is how i feel now for your blog! when i see you post i click over and read the whole thing :D

      mckenna

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  5. Happy blogiversary!!! I love reading your posts so much, even though I don’t get around to commenting on them all the time. #bloggerproblems
    These are great tips, and YES TO TIP #2—white backgrounds make me fall in love with a blog because my eyes are weak and digital screens hurt. XD

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