Back at it again with the REALLY late tags. May is a totally acceptable time to do the post you were tagged in in March… But thank you to the gorgeous Melissa for tagging me, it means a lot!
Since it’s a bit late, I’ll do what I did in my last tag post – This Time Next Year – and just keep this as a normal post. So lets get down to business!
How my blog started!
I started my blog a couple of years ago after I’d been travelling around for a while. I’d written everything in a journal and stuck photos in it, but I thought “why not make it so people can actually see it?” And then Going Places and Doing Stuff was born, because I was doing exactly that. I slowed down with my blogging when I stopped travelling as much – it’s hard to keep up a travel blog if you’re not going anywhere. So about six months later I came back deciding it’d be about whatever I wanted it to be – and I’ve been loving it since!
Advice for new bloggers!
Don’t be afraid to show off what you do! I know that when I first started blogging, the idea of sharing any of my blog on social media was an absolute NIGHTMARE for me. Twitter and Instagram are seriously your best friend, they’re amazing for blogging (maybe not Instagram so much anymore, we all know about that). But you should really be proud of what you do – not everyone can do it, but you can!
Another piece of advice is to not expect everything at once. It might start out a bit quiet at first, but you’ll get out there and get to know people eventually, and they’ll start getting to know you too!
Thank you so much Melissa for nominating me, sorry that it’s RIDICULOUSLY late, but it was fun!