Dear Readers,

Wow. What a year 2018 has been! I cannot believe that I have had my blog for just over 4 months now… That is absolutely crazy! 😂 Already, I feel a tiny bit wiser as I know the basics of blogging, and WordPress – before I created my blog back in August, I had no clue of the online world that is WordPress – and I have been amazed at what I’ve found! There are so many lovely blogs out there, and it is crazy that so many people have no idea about our blogs & this online world!

I don’t think that I’d call myself a blogger yet, though. Although blogging is one of my passions now, I sometimes have to pinch myself to remind me that Autumn’s Angle exists. It’s kind of weird, and secretive too, in the real world. I haven’t told any of my friends about my blog, and I think this will always be the case, as it allows me to be a lot more honest & saves me worrying about what they’ll think. (Also, it allows me to write posts about them when things aren’t going so great, which is a bit of a relief, I’ll admit! 😬 Sorry guys…)

This does mean that so few people around me know that I am a blogger though! Sometimes, I find this hard, almost, as if you hit a certain milestone, you can’t necessarily talk about it, or discuss it. I don’t think that if you looked at me, you’d think I was a blogger; but then again, if I looked any random person in the world around me, I’d probably never think to myself ‘they look like they have a blog’. Who knows who has a blog and who doesn’t!

What I’m trying to say is that any type of person can have their own blog, you can’t pinpoint a type of person as the ‘normal’ person to have a blog. I guess that’s one of the things I like about blogging, there are so many different styles of blogs out there, and so much VARIETY. 😊 Variety is key.

Another thing that blogging has taught me is that if I put my mind towards something, then anything is possible. I mean, I never thought I would get near to 100 followers, although here I am, with about 96 or so followers (if you’re new around here, then welcome! ✨). My family didn’t necessarily believe I’d get so many followers as well, and every time another person likes my blog enough to give me a follow, it’s a big success for me. I’m trying to get to 100 followers by the end of the year (only 11 days to go – no pressure, hey!😂), so please do hit the follow button if you’re not already following! (Thank youuuu, and so sorry for the self-publicity! *hmm… is that what it’s called? Never mind, you know what I mean…*)

I’ve truly thrown myself into blogging, and look where I am now! It’s crazy (or at least to me, it is!), but it has taught me a lot. If you’re scared to try something, then go for it. Don’t hold yourself back, don’t think too much, just have a go. You never know where it’ll take you.

One of the most important things I’ve realised is that blogging takes a LOT of hard work. It’s not something you can just do overnight et voila, your blog’s a success. You have to put lots of hours of hard work, thought & effort into it, to get your blog how you want it to be perceived. It’s mainly a lot of fun, but I’m not gonna lie, it takes time! (It is very rewarding too, don’t get me wrong! 🎉). When I first started, I thought that I’d be able to write a post in 20 minutes. Wrong! It takes me about 30mins to an hour to write a post, and then another 10 or so mins to properly edit it & make it as best as I can! But I love it, hence why I’m here! 

Love this image, so had to add it in! 😂

I love writing! Yep, the last one’s as simple as that! I truly have found a passion to write posts, letters & other pieces: it’s always been there, but blogging has definitely helped me to realise it! It’s made me want to maybe even pursue a career in writing or in that kind-of area in the future, as I’ve realised that you’ve got to do a job you love when you’re older.


So, those are my top ‘things’, if you like, that blogging has taught me. I think I’ve definitely changed as a person a little bit, it’s made me a little more self-motivated (although I can still definitely work on this 😂 – can’t we all?!) and I think I have definitely found myself a hobby for many years to come, after lacking one for a few years!

I hope you enjoyed this post (and I hope it wasn’t too much of a bore!), it was really useful to write & help me reflect on my blogging journey so far!

What has blogging taught you? What lessons have you learnt through blogging? What has surprised you about blogging? Do you think I can reach 100 followers by the end of the year?

Last, but by no means least, I would like to say the biggest THANK YOU to you all! To you, who’s reading this post! You guys are the best thing about blogging, the people that you meet over the whole of the world is incredible & what inspires me to post more!

Posted by:Autumn

Hi! I'm Autumn, an avid reader, animal lover and keen photographer that wants to travel the world! I’m probably not your average teen, I’m not a firm believer in makeup and I don’t own any social media accounts. I love stationary and all things paperchase, as well as baking yummy little treats! I've wanted to have my own blog for years, so Autumn’s Angle is a dream come true! I hope you follow Autumn’s Angle and enjoy scrolling through my blog. 😊 Lots of love, Autumn x

17 replies on “2018: What Blogging has taught me so far.

  1. Wow you’re sooo close to 100 followers! You’ll definitely meet it by the end of they year!! I haven’t really been blogging that long, so I definitely wouldn’t count myself as a blogger just yet! The main thing that blogging has taught me though is how much I love connecting with new people and reading their opinions and experiences. Amazing post as usual!

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    1. Thank you so much Kiwi! I definitely hope so! ✨🤞 Yes, its great to be able to meet so many people all over the world that you wouldn’t have otherwise met! Glad you agree 💞! Thanks for the lovely comment, Autumn x

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  2. Your blog has been wonderful so far Autumn!! I’m in my first few months as well. It’s fun, isn’t it? But I am the same way-not a ton of people know about my blog in real life! Keep going, you’re so close to 100!!!

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  3. I love your blog! And I just followed too☺️I really hope you get 100 followers by the end of the year you are so close!! Keep up the good work, I absolutely love your writing style it’s lovely!❤️ xx

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  4. Hi Autumn! 💛 You deserve double followers by the end of the year 😊 Sometimes you can wish that people you meet and bond with through blogging were your friends in real life, because you get on with them so well 🙂 Me and my friend (she is also a blogger) were chatting about our blogs, and I said to her, would it really be so bad if people found out about our blog at school? We both looked at each other and nodded, it would be terrible. I can just imagine, the hate comments, the posters around school mocking it 😣 Very few people know about my blog, and if I’m honest, I guess I kinda like to keep it that way. It makes it easier, like you said, to be honest and to talk about how I’m feeling. Because in real life, I’m not honest about my feelings and my opinions, because people are very judgemental 😫 This is a great post and has really made me thing about the things I have learnt about blogging. It really does take a lot of effort, time and perseverance to blog, but it is sooo worth it 🙂💛 I’m so glad I discovered this community of people, that I would never have found through real life, that. I can bond with and understand me 😊I almost see blogging as a mini community. Great inspiration post Autumn ❤️
    Amber x
    PS Sorry about long comment 😂

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    1. Oh my GOSH, Amber!!!! 💖 I love you right now, that is soooo sweet of you to say! (Hope that doesn’t sound creepy! 😂) I know what you mean, I’ve met so many people that I would without a doubt get along really well with in real life (you included! 😊), sometimes it’s definitely a shame that we can’t meet in real life! And I 100% get what you mean, if people found out about my blog then it would be soooo bad – there would be so much judging & stuff said behind your back 😢. The other day at school people were talking about blogs & they said they were ‘old fashioned’ but THAT IS SO NOT TRUE! If only they knew what an amazing blogging community there was, hey? 😂 I think I see blogging as a community but maybe as an almost virtual community, do you get what I mean? 💚 Autumn x (PS, no worries about the long comment, sorry for mine too!)

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  5. You go girl! You’re so close 100❤️ I did you a small favor and shared your blog on my twitter so I’m crossing my fingers they’ll listen and get you to 100 (or maybe even more😉) good luck, lovely! Xx

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  6. Awesome post! I am so impressed that you have 96 followers! You totally deserve every one of them!
    I am so so glad that I found your blog!
    I told some of my family and close friends about my blog and now I kind of regret it! So I think keeping your blog a semi-secret is a wonderful idea!
    I was and still am surprised by how difficult blogging is! I love it and I wish that I had more time to spend on my blog! ❤️

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    1. Thank you very much Esmeralda! ❤️ I’m glad I found your blog too! I know, it can be hard if some people know about your blog, so I’m quite careful about who I let know about Autumn’s Angle! I agree, blogging can be very hard but it’s definitely 100% worth it! ✨ & I certainly wish I had more time to spend on my blog too! Thanks for the lovely comment! 💚 Autumn x

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