CONFESSIONS OF A BLOGGER TAG!

confessions of blogger

Today am letting you in on my roller coaster of a ride called blogging.  It’s been quite the thrill but so rewarding. This morning I thought of sharing my journey with you and giving you a peek of my life.

confessions of a blogger tag

I started this blog (cozyzen) 7 months ago. This was not my first interior decor blog, about 2 years ago I started a blog called spacesbysharon but was so distracted with other things that I decided to shut it down. Last year I started another blog called sweetlifeinteriors which I was really excited about but after some domain name issues I changed it to Cozyzen.

Confessions of a blogger tag

I don’t have any major online presence aside from the usual Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

confessions of a blogger tag

I am always scared to go back and look at my first post. I remember I didn’t really have a clear vision of what I was doing when I started this blog. I sounded mostly like I was preaching ideas down peoples throats and since then I have been working on finding my blogging voice. This was my first post.

confessions of a blogger tag

When I first started I thought blogging was easy and all I had to do was sit in front of a computer and fill my online “diary” with fun ideas. I was far from the truth, it was not long before I started paying for my domain, server hosting, photographer, decor items and putting it all together. Honestly it takes hours of hard work, traveling to different stores just to find what I need for a post. After sometime it dawned on me how much time and effort I had put into my blog and that is when I knew I was on a trip with a one way ticket.

confessions of a blogger tag

My biggest challenge has been sticking to a schedule, I have those days when just want to do nothing. Other times I just can’t figure what to blog about, simply because of writers block. I am learning to only blog when am feeling inspired. The theory that like attracts like really works, when I put out work that I really love and enjoy, people always respond positively.

confessions of a blogger tag

I always go by the idea that, if you think it you can be it. I have seen myself grow a lot since I started and never thought I would come this far. I believe that this blog will grow and be a place where people can come and not only find great ideas to spruce up their homes but also feel inspired and loved.

confessions of a blogger tag

Getting to know and meet people who share the same passion and love for decorating like I do. I also love that blogging has pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me aware of my talents which were hidden for so long. I wasted so much time doing things that I didn’t really enjoy, chasing dreams that were not meant for me.

confessions of a blogger tag

I felt discouraged so often when I started blogging. No one read my blog, I didn’t know how to get people to read it. My traffic was seriously low and that was pretty tough but I stuck it through, did a lot of research and now I am feeling good about my progress.

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20 Comments

  1. Zoey
    November 7, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    You have done a lot in just 7 months, keep at it

    • November 7, 2016 / 3:46 pm

      Thank you for always reading!

  2. coatandcoffee
    November 8, 2016 / 2:22 am

    Aw this is a cute tag. I can relate to all this stuff for sure! Blogging definitely has its ups and downs. Hope you had a great weekend lady!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • November 8, 2016 / 2:40 am

      Yes, you seem to be pretty good at it. Great week ahead!

  3. Lisa
    November 8, 2016 / 4:28 am

    This was a very enjoyable read! You can tell you put a lot of thought and time into your blog, and I’m glad you’re seeing progress in the areas you’re working on! I love interior decorating, but I’m so terrible at it – so I do enjoy your posts a lot! Maybe in the future, you can create your own virtual design services! :)

    Lisa
    http://www.theeverydayelevated.com

    • November 8, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      There is so much I want to do in the future, just taking it one step at a time. You know what, I will think of your suggestion..sounds like a good idea. You are doing pretty good yourself and always inspired by your blog :)

  4. November 8, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    If you can do all this in 7 months, then I get you can keep going. Well done.

    About scheduling, with time you’d find your most comfortable pace. Take it slow, don’t force it.

    amakamedia.com 

    • November 8, 2016 / 6:31 pm

      You’re right, am slowly finding my comfy pace. Thanks for reading!

  5. Becky
    November 8, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    I love your blog. For seven months, i think you’re doing pretty well and I’ve picked up a couple of decorating ideas from you which is partly the purpose of the blog so Kudos! keep going strong.

  6. November 8, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Thank you Becky, it’s people like you who inspire me to keep going..xx

    • November 9, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you for always being supportive xx

  7. encountercs
    November 20, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    Great article, yes blogging is a lot of work and does cost time and money. I love the point about blogging when you feel inspired. I blog consistenly but there are times when things come up or I am working on another urgent project . I have learnt to be ok with not writing a post and then just do it when I have finished the urgent project and feeling inspired as you said. I have had to tell myself that It is not about quantity but about quality.

    http://fisonare.com.au/

  8. Dolvella
    November 25, 2016 / 11:18 pm

    You’ve done tremendous great work in just 7 months!
    Awesome blog, do check mine when you get time :)
    http://dolvella.com

    • November 25, 2016 / 11:29 pm

      I will check it out :)

  9. December 8, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Nice read, I totally relate with your article and I’m also on my seventh month of blogging.

    • December 8, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Hope you are enjoying every bit of it, what’s your blog I can check it out.

  10. January 11, 2017 / 8:09 am

    Always loved your work. Would definitely hire you for an interior design job. 7 months and you’ve shown so much growth. Keep at it.

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