How to Praise Yourself And Be Proud of Your Blog

 I have always been that kind of person that is a little too hard on themselves, I never really believe I can do things and have a lot of self doubt. I have recently found myself being a little too self critical about my blog and YouTube channel, on a daily basis I have my ups and downs I feel happy and alive when a new post goes live and then I feel down when I feel that content isn’t good enough even though I spent hours putting it together. It’s a real vicious circle and I will admit I get this feeling daily, I’m not sure what it is or why I get that feeling but I always think I can do better and beat myself up about it when I feel I haven’t done myself proud.

That being said when I am feeling happy and content I do realise that my content is good and if it wasn’t then I wouldn’t have the readers I have or get any of the lovely comments I do so I thought I’d put this post together to teach myself to praise myself a little more and to stop being so hard on my little ol blog. I’ve put together a few things we can all think about to help us feel better about our blogs (if you feel the same as I do) to give ourselves aswel as our blogs a bit of credit.

Why did you begin? Think about why you started blogging, I bet it wasn’t for stats, free things or negativity. I started because I enjoyed makeup and my friends would always ask me for tips and tricks, I started reading blogs and enjoyed them so much I wanted to start my own. Little did I know I’d still be here writing two and a half years later. I’m the sort of person that goes through phases and hobbies generally last about 2 weeks believe me I have had my fare share of hobbies so to have carried on this journey for over two years I’m incredibly proud of myself and the joy I have had from this blog. I have been able to share some great memories and even expand my blog by including more categories such as life, parenting and my latest love home and decor and it really makes me happy.

Look Back your Achievements Whether it was getting noticed from a brand because you reviewed one of their products or if you received an email from a reader because your post really helped them you have many achievements. I have had many emails from readers and have built up great relationships with brands over the years, I even hosted my own blogger event with another blogger I had never met and it went really well. I have also been able to make this hobby into a career and one that I really love and enjoy, and I’ve met some amazing talented and inspiring people along the way.

New Skills Have you learnt any new skills since you started your blog? Wether it’s basic HTML, how to take a non blurry photos or even how to just make your blog look better that is a skill and one you have achieved all on your own. I have learnt so many new skills and some I now see as a passion and a joyful part of blogging, I really enjoy photography and how much it has changed since I started.

I used to take all of my photos with my iPhone 3 when I first started and then 6 months later got my first DSLR the Canon 600D ever since that day I have had a real passion for photography and the equipment even though it’s pretty pricey! I can create amazing images for my blog and even for my home as I love taking photos of my gorgeous boy Vinny and that is all down to this blog and my new love for photography. 

Repost Old Posts How often do you look back at your old posts? Not often enough right? We spend all these hours putting all the effort into these posts so instead of just sharing it on the day you publish go back to old posts and repost, share on social media and make sure everyone gets a read. After all there may be someone out there looking for that post and it may really help them out so don’t worry if that post is 1 or 2 years old, you still wrote it to be helpful and informative and it can still help others now.

Give Yourself Some Credit
We all spend hours and hours creating blog posts, taking photos, editing, filming and sharing on social media that is a lot of work so give yourself a pat on the back and be proud of what you have achieved. Your blog is a place where you can come to express your feelings, thoughts and share experiences so enjoy it and be proud of it. Remember and go back to read the lovely comments you receive on a day to day basis, list some of your favourites and even get in touch with some of those that left the comments to give thanks after all it made you smile and it may make them smile to know that too.
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I hope you enjoyed this more personal raw post from me, sometimes it’s good to just get everything off your chest and express your true feelings. I may still have days I am not happy with my blog or YouTube channel but I don’t feel like I am the only one in this situation so if you feel the same or have done in the past then I hope this was helpful. I have had the image above as the Screensaver on my Macbook this week and it had really made me feel more inspired and motivated whenever I log on, I’m super excited for the future and I’m feeling proud of my little space on the Internet.

How do you praise yourself and your blog?

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  • This is a great post Liza 🙂 Every blogger feels that way at some point, it's human nature to want to be able to do the best that you possibly can. But, as with anything else, you learn from experience and grow as a blogger over time.

    http://www.ablondelibrarian.blogspot.co.uk

    • Thankyou Lauren, glad to know I'm not alone and we can all support each other.

  • Totally agree with every point you made Liza. I am proud of what I have achieved and am still honoured when brands as to work with me. The hardest thing is to stop comparing what you do to someone else, I will never be able to apply my makeup like you do, but instead of beating myself up about it, ive used your tutorials as a guide and I have learnt so much. So perhaps we should also tell other bloggers what we have learnt from them too x

    • Ah thankyou hun, yes we all learn so much from each other don't we. I don't feel like my writing is that strong but I try to make up for it in other areas, we all have our strengths and weaknesses.

  • Great post! Some of my older posts are tragic but I love my travel posts ie my amsterdam one and it makes me look back on what I did and makes me happy! 🙂 xx
    alicekatex

  • Hi Liza, thank so so much for this post, I'm so glad I saw it, think I needed it today! I'm someone whos always struggled with self belief and have no confidence in what I do. I've just started a little blog and I love it but believing that it isn't terrible is difficult!! Realising that it's about doing something you love, enjoying it and hoping that other people may get something from it to is the main thing!! Thanks again! Tash xx

    alittleblogforme.co.uk

    • So glad I could help and that you could relate, think we are all a little too hard on ourselves sometimes.

  • This is a great post, I'm sometimes way to critical about blogging and start overthinking it but it's good to give yourself a break! 🙂

    http://www.sincerelykimberly.com

  • Such a motivating post. I'm always too hard on myself because I doubt my capabilities. I feel much better after reading your post!

    Momina xx
    ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

  • Such a motivating post. I'm always too hard on myself because I doubt my capabilities. I feel much better after reading your post!

    Momina xx
    ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

  • Such a motivating post. I'm always too hard on myself because I doubt my capabilities. I feel much better after reading your post!

    Momina xx
    ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

  • Such an important post. I'm constantly comparing myself to more successful bloggers but really I should be praising how far I've come and focusing on how far I want to go. Thanks for haring your thoughts.

    http://www.abigailalicex.com

  • I like this post – its so usefull and helpfull. Thanks for your sharing.

    xx
    DylanQueen

  • agreed! Will definitely do that with my old posts 😀

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  • I'm the exact same Liza! Always struggle with confidence and self belief, its not very nice thinking you can't do something. You should be very proud of what you have here, you run a blog, a youtube channel and have your own little family; thats amazing. Sometimes I struggle because none of my friends are really into beauty or anything so I don't think they get the whole blogging thing which means no support for me with mine. Aslong as you have support, especially on your down days to help and always remember how far you've came! xx

  • Thankyou