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2 Years Of Blogging: What I’ve Learned + Enjoyed

When I realized at the end of August that I had been blogging for two years, I couldn’t believe time had flown by that fast. It still honestly feels like just a few months ago I started blogging regularly, but it also feels like I’ve been doing this for most of my life. Like with everything else in life, I’ve learned a lot along the way and it’s been such an amazing journey. So I thought I would share what I’ve learned from two years of blogging + what I’ve enjoyed the most!

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

Perfection Is Impossible

Overall blogging has taught me to give up perfection completely because it’s not possible, but especially when it comes to photos. There have been so many times when I’ll have a certain photo in mind and when I go to take it, it looks nothing like how I thought it would. But this makes me branch out in my creativity and take something different that always turns out even better than I could imagine. I’ve learned that no matter how much I plan something, it will never turn out the way I expected and to just go with the flow because, in the end, I’ll get where I needed to be.

All Good Things Take A Lot Of Hard Work And Time

You get what you put into it, which is something that is very true with blogging. All good things in life take a lot of hard work and time, but it is all worth it in the end. The amount of time and effort you put into a blog post will reflect on the quality of it, although sometimes the best posts come to you so quickly it takes 20 minutes to write.

Promoting Your Posts Is Key

If you don’t promote your blog posts, then it will be harder for people to see them. You have to be your biggest cheerleader in both life and when it comes to blogging. Once you’ve hit the publish button on a post, share it across your social media channels. Tell people about it and why they should read it. Shout it from the rooftops if you have to (or just out your window so you don’t fall). It takes time to get people to read it, but you have to put it out there for them to find it.

You can read my tips for promoting blog posts here!

Blogging Can Help With Other Parts Of Life

You’d be surprised how much blogging can help in other parts of your life. It can improve your writing skills, photography, email skills, and so much more. It also can help you discover what you want to do with your future. For me personally, it has helped a lot with taking online college classes.

Everything That’s Meant To Happen Will

Just like with everything in life, blogging has taught me that what is meant for me will happen. It will take time and work, but someday it will happen so I’ve learned not to stress too much.

WHAT I’VE ENJOYED THE MOST

Connecting With Amazing People Online 

Honestly, the best part about blogging has been connecting with amazing people online, both bloggers and non-bloggers. I always love reading other people’s blog posts and seeing the amazing content they’re creating, and it always inspires me to create more. Just being able to comment and interact with people on social media from all over the world has been amazing.

Having A Place To Be Creative

I’ve always been a creative person and it’s been so nice to have a place to share that. I can write and create as much as I want on here, and I love being able to share the photos I take over on my Instagram.

Taking Photos

Photography and taking photos has been a love of mine for years, and that’s probably why I love blogging so much. I can create and take a wide variety of photos for different posts, and they end up becoming little memories of where I was at that point in my life.

WEARING | Pinafore Dress: American Eagle (similar) | Blouse: Piper & Scoot | Tote Bag: IKEA (similar)| White Sneakers: Gap

And that is what I’ve learned and loved about blogging! I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has read or commented on any of my posts. I’ve enjoyed connecting with each and every one of you reading this, and I’m so excited to keep on blogging for years to come!

Do you have a blog? If so how long have you been blogging and what’s one thing you’ve learned so far from it? And if you’re thinking about starting a blog, be sure to read my 5 reasons why you should post!

 

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41 responses to “2 Years Of Blogging: What I’ve Learned + Enjoyed”

  1. Kathrin says:

    This is such a great recap. I always love reading posts like these because everyone has their own reasons for blogging and they are all inspiring.

    I’ve been blogging for a little under a year and completely agree with everything you said. Especially about it being amazing to connect with inspiring people online.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  2. Kasie says:

    Congratulations on two years, that is a huge accomplishment! I can relate to so much about what you have learned, especially about how perfection will NEVER be achieved. That is one of the very hardest lessons for me.

  3. itzel najar says:

    I always get inspiration from you guys!
    thanks for sharing!!!

    http://www.itzytrendy.com

  4. Lisa AUtumn says:

    I can relate with so much you said girl!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  5. Jessica says:

    Isn’t blogging so fun and challenging!? Happy 2 years!

    http://www.jessicabroyles.com

  6. Janet says:

    Congratulations on two years of blogging! Love how you have realized that perfection is impossible! I think that this is so true! Great to hear that blogging has helped in other aspects of your life too! Looking forward to many more posts from you gorgeous! xx

    http://www.rediscoveringmystyle.com

  7. Gabrielle says:

    Congratulations on 2 years of blogging babe! You make a great point about perfection being impossible – and that applies to all areas of life, so true. Also totally with you about the importance of promoting blog posts! Have a fabulous weekend 🙂

    aglassofice.com x

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Gabrielle! It definitely does apply to every area of life. I hope you had a great weekend, and have a great week ahead! x

  8. Andrea says:

    Congrats on two years! That’s a big accomplishment! Blogging comes with a lot of highs and lows. It’s important to stay true to who you are and keep doing what you love!

    <3 A N D R E A | THEBEAUTYDOJO.COM

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Andrea!! It does come with a lot of highs and lows, but it is so important to stay true to yourself! x

  9. That tote is beautiful and so unique. I think your post is so great and honestly, you can learn a lot of things from blogging depending on what your topic is your discussing 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/09/the-stylish-way-to-avoid-clutter.html

  10. I love connecting with others through my blog too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I adore your chic dress!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  11. Gemma says:

    Such a lovely post. Congratulations on the 2 years! Have a great weekend.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  12. Dominique says:

    Congratulations on 2 years of blogging, what a great achievement! Love the lessons you learned, totally relate to them xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  13. I’ve been blogging for years and I totally agree with all of these points. Blogging can definitely heighten a lot of skill. It’s helped me with my writing skills, I feel like.

    http://www.rosegoldrhyme.com

  14. Mica says:

    Congrats on your blogaversary! 2 years is a nice milestone to celebrate! Good to see how you’ve enjoyed blogging over the years 🙂 I like your bag too!

    Hope you are having a wonderful start to your weekend 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. Radi says:

    You’ve learned so many key points over these two years of blogging. I’ve been blogging for 3 and a half years now. One of the things I learned is that it really is the best platform to show your creativity and hopefully inspire others.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  16. Zorica says:

    Congrats on this milestone and I wish you many more…
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

  17. Kate says:

    How CUTE are you?! And I loved reading this…blogging really is the most fun! <3
    -Kate // http://www.classyandkate.com/a-tropical-getaway-at-omni-cancun-hotel-villas

  18. Congrats on the milestone! I feel like blogging has also allowed me to give up perfection.
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  19. Layla says:

    Ah this is such a lovely post and it’s always nice to see how far people have come as that’s really inspiring.

    I just tried to comment on your 7 ways to be more productive post but it went to a blank page – not sure if that’s something from my side but thought I’d let you know!

    Will check back later on and see if I can comment! 🙂

    Layla x

    https://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you Layla! I also find it’s inspiring to see how far people have come too. And thank you for letting me know! I’ll have to look into if it’s a problem on my end x

  20. E says:

    As I told you sometimes, you have created the best and more perfect blog ever. It looks amazing you have been blogging for just two years because you look like a professional, from pics to design to content.
    Congrats, love!
    Kisses,
    E.
    https://www.withcapitale.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/withcapitale/

    • Kara Callahan says:

      You are seriously the sweetest! Thank you so so much, E for your kind words and support, and I hope you have the best weekend! x

  21. E says:

    I told you sometimes but it is just AMAZING how you grow and what amazing blog you have with just two years. You look like a professional, your pics, your design and your content. You are really talented.
    Congrats, love

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