10 Ways to Enjoy Blogging (p.2) // Collab With Anna Pastelle!

Blogging is the best.

I think that’s something we can all agree on, since we’re all here reading blogs or writing them ourselves. 😉 Today I’ll be collabing with Anna from Anna Pastelle to bring you 10 ways to enjoy blogging and make it even better than it already is!

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Anna and I have been wanting to do a collab for a while, so I’m really excited it’s finally here. Definitely make sure to check her lovely blog and to read her part of the post. I’ll be sharing 5 ways here, and she’s sharing the other 5 over on her blog.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

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1. Comment on other blogs!

I know I’ve mentioned this one before, but I can’t stress it enough. Ever. XD

Commenting on other blogs has made blogging an amazing experience for me! Getting to know other bloggers is just the best. You’re able to make new friends (even if it’s through a screen), talk about books with people who love them just as much as you do, and you support their blogs by commenting, too.

The blogging experience is just made so much more enjoyable when you’re sharing it with other people- and commenting on other blogs is a great way to find those other people.

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2. Participate in tags & awards

There are so many amazing tags out there, and the best part is you don’t even really have to get tagged to participate! You can just join in if you want to. Everyone is welcome!

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From blogger awards to personality questions to book tags, they’re all fun. And you get to tag other blogs if you’d like, which is also a great time because sharing the love is just amazing. And, your readers will get to know you a lot better.

It’s a win-win situation, honestly. 😉

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3. Take hiatuses if you need one

Hiatuses are a very healthy and necessary thing.

Sometimes they’re made out to be negative, but they really aren’t! Life comes first, and if life is crazy at the moment, it makes sense to step back from blogging. If you’re struggling with mental or physical health issues, then of course a hiatus is a great idea. And if you have no more inspiration? It’s best to take a break instead of continuing to publish half-hearted posts.

A lot of the time, a short break is exactly what you need to come back feeling better than ever. If you don’t take a break when you really need one, then you might end up stopping blogging all together or getting sick of it! 

One of the keys to enjoying blogging is knowing when to take a break and taking it. You’ll thank yourself later. Drops mic.

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4. Blog about what makes YOU happy

One of the hardest things for me, blogging-wise, is finding the happy medium between what people want to see and what I want to post about.

Often, they’re the same thing. (I love it when that happens.) But sometimes they aren’t, and that’s when things get tricky. At the end of the day, it’s much better to blog about what makes you happy, what fills yours soul with joy, what makes you feel complete than what you think will be popular.

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Dean should be you @ what you’re blogging about

Of course, as a blogger, your audience is SO important! I’m not saying you should ignore what they want to see or not interact or anything- I’m just saying that you should ultimately blog about what sets your soul on fire. It will make blogging so much more enjoyable!

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5. Do collabs with your fellow bloggers

Like this one! 😉

It’s so fun to collab with other bloggers. You get to bounce around ideas with someone else, co-write or guest write a post, and then hopefully let other people know about their blog, too. If you’re still stuck or lacking inspiration, collabs are a great way to get that back and enjoy writing your blog posts.

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And those are my five ways to make blogging more enjoyable! I hope these helped you or can be filed away for future reference. XD

Don’t forget to check out Anna’s blog, and read her post to see the other five ways we came up with! Leave her a comment and maybe even a follow while you’re over there, she deserves it for sure. 😉 Thanks again to Anna for collabing with me, I had the best time!

So, what do you think? Do you like participating in tags and collabs? Have you ever taken a hiatus? I’d love to chat with you in the comments.

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Photo by Jess Watters on Unsplash >> Credits for the picture I used in my featured image, many thanks to the photographer!

P.S. This is a bonus post, meaning it’s not my normal posting day, even with my summer schedule! Look at me, throwing caution to the wind and posting three times in a week.😂

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35 thoughts on “10 Ways to Enjoy Blogging (p.2) // Collab With Anna Pastelle!

  1. Oh I love the idea behind this post so much, it’s such a fun collaboration! I loved all of your arguments here and, as you know, I can’t praise commenting on other blogs enough, it makes the blogging experience so much more fun and we can meet incredible people this way, too 🙂 you’re so right about blogging about what we really want, too – what matters is that we are enjoying ourselves 😀

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  2. I totally agree with everything in this post! Interacting with other blogs is a crucial part of the book-blogging experience. Commenting is a great way to get to know people. I mean, I’ve met wonderful people all across the world through the blogosphere! ❤

    I'm also super glad you included that bit about hiatuses. Breaks are so so important (I probably take too much of them tbh) especially when it feels like blogging is getting exhausting/stressful, because blogging should always be something you do for fun!

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  3. This post was super fun! I started blogging a few months ago, but it’s just now it’s really, really growing on me. Reading other awesome blogs (like yours!) is definitely a large part of the fun, as well as figuring out how to write what I want to write and then frame it in a way people will want to read.

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  4. I was on and off blogging since the start of the year so I sorely missed being able to interact with people and chatting with my blogging pals. I have a lot of catching up to do! 😀
    And yes! I’m all for taking a break when you need to and not running yourself down. There’s nothing more awful than having a terrible slump on something you absolutely love to do, but it happens and like anything that makes you exhausted, you just need to take a break ❤ Awesome post!

    xx Kate | https://allthetrinkets.wordpress.com

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  5. I love this post! I agree with you 100%, commenting on other people’s post is so so fun and wonderful. It makes my reading experience better because I love discussing with others. Also I love participating in tags as well. Such a fun way to meet new people and answer some cool questions 😊❤️

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  6. hello!! fellow harry potter lover here, so of course I loved the dean GIF:)
    I love seeing those, and it is my favorite when they match exactly.
    My favorite tip was #4 (even though all were well thought out, articulated, and true) because doing what you love incites a passion in you which typically translates to a better, wholehearted post (as you said) and readers love wholehearted posts! love ya, 143.

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