Sunday, 18 September 2016

What Makes A Good Blogger ?

Hello,

You might be a little surprised to see me back over on Don'tBurstMyBubble because two months ago I moved to my own domain. I wanted my blog to seem more professional and I thought that would make me a better blogger. But as we can all see, I'm back. So what went wrong ? I bought a website from Wix.com , I knew their were bad reviews but I was won over by their glossy campaigns and adverts. Two months after purchasing the website my account crashed and I cannot even access my page to edit or write posts. I was unable to see statistics and when the website was working ( a rare occurrence ) it was slow. I felt stupid for falling for their advertising and discouraged from blogging. When I tried to contact Wix on their helpline , I was put through to a helpline in America ( I live in the UK ) which I'm sure cost me the earth and then they failed to help me and insisted it was my computer that needed sorting when everything else on my laptop was running fine.



So ... I did what any girl in distress does , I called my mum crying and she said something smart like mums do and said " It's people that matter not things Marianne " and of course, the way mothers always are, she was right. People will not read a blog for a ".co.uk" at the end of the address they will read it for your content and the way our personality shines through. They will read for your dedication and the regular posting schedule. People will read because you have something new and exciting to tell them in a way only you can tell. That is what makes a good blogger.

I would like to be a good blogger. So I'm back. And yes, one day I might switch to wordpress and pay for a domain on a more reliable platform but for now, I want to find me and my style.

My name is Marianne and I'm a lot of things. I'm learning more and more everyday and I'm growing with my blog and I'd like my blog to reflect that. I'm a college student, I've recently turned vegetarian and am looking into turning vegan in the future ( Let me know if you'd like to read more on that ) . I am a hopeful. I have a beautiful girlfriend ( Yes, I am gay ) and I am trying to become happier and healthier . I am also a blogger and I'd like to share all these things with you .

So I hope you'll stick around for the ride :) There will be new posts on Tuesdays and Saturday Mornings and I would love to hear in the comments what sort of posts you would like to see ! Veganism ? Positivity ? Compassion ? Healthy Living ? Exercise ? Mental Well-being ? Blogging Tips ? Let me know !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

10 comments:

  1. Aww I'm sorry that the website didn't work out but on the bright side I'm still loving this blog. And yay for being veggie, you'll love that lifestyle it's so great xxx

    http://izzyk1998.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://izzykreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's okay , I guess we live and we learn :) I'm really enjoying it so far !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. I'm so sorry that happened! I run my blog on blogger but I brought my own domain on godaddy and honestly I couldn't recommend it highly enough! Also i would like to read more on the whole vegeterian looking to turn vegan thing :)

    www.taintedblues.co.uk

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    1. I might do the same as you, I've heard good things about them :) That's something I'd love to talk about ! I'll plan some posts around that !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  3. I'm so sad to hear your new website didn't quite go as planned, though proud of you for bouncing back - mum's always know what to say, right? :)

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. Mums are always right hehe and there's no point giving in after a couple of set backs when you've worked so hard for something :)

      lots of love,Marianne xxx

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  4. It is such a shame that the website didn't work! Thanks for sharing your experience because now I know I won't try Wix out xx
    www.blossomofhope.blogspot.com

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    1. I definitely would not recommend them the service was appauling :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. Awww Marianne that is so frustrating, it's sad that people and companies take advantage of people like that. I'm glad you're back though, ha I was wondering where you went cause I kept checking the new page. Your Mum is sooo right, Mum's ay what would we do without them?!?! ;) We read and come to visit because we love YOU! <3 xoxo

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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  6. I'm so glad I found you again at your blog, Marianne! I kept checking back at the new one you bought for updates but not noticing any activity going on.
    I'm so sorry to hear about all the mayhem with the new blog layout you bought! It's almost like a scam, isn't it? I'm so sorry again :( Continue doing what you're doing though :)

    -Lor
    acozyspace.org

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