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Hello everyone!

Excited to be writing again. This week we have been having heavy rainfall here where I reside due to which many people are forced to stay indoors today. Have been working from home and catching up on reading and other good stuff; just like anyone would do like a holiday! 🙂

Today I am writing about the lessons that I have learnt during my fourth month of blogging! Gosh! How time flies.. It feels just like yesterday when I decided to start something entirely on my own, just for me; but thinking back on the lessons I have learnt over the months makes me feel like I have learnt soo much.

This last month has been so productive! I actually got off so many things from my blog’s to-do list which I had planned for this month. (If you haven’t read the earlier post, you might not have an idea what I am talking about here. Click

What I learnt during my second (almost third) month of blogging!

to know!)

The important things that I have learnt this month are:

1. Blogging is not easy: It takes a lot of organizing to build up a good blog.

2. Facing blogging problems eventually helps: I faced so many in this month but that was because I was deciding to make a change for my blog by treading on uncharted territory – still am! Trying to find out what you already know and how to improve on that knowledge will solve most of your problems and you will end up learning tons of new things which will help you in the long run.

3. That there are so very many helpful bloggers: Thank you! 🙂

Last month, I was pondering over some things which were;

1. Getting my blog on a self hosted platform and if yes, on which one – I can strike that off my list as I now have my blog on HostGator (Will add in the details regarding this in one of the coming blog posts!)

2. Consistent content generation and content promotion is something that I am still working on and am sure that it is something that will take a lot of planning and organizing. I have started with it but will take some time to get one that is actually possible to stick by in the long run.

3. Blog challenges seem great to commit myself too but they can be demanding! I am going to try to stick with a short one but sometime when I am not as busy as I am right now! Sigh..

4. I am trying to stick to two blog posts per week. Initially when I started this blog, I used to post a couple of times per week! That really gained me a lot of encouragement from all the bloggers out here but now I am trying to stick to one schedule of 2 quality blog posts per week!

5. Making my blog better with any changes regarding the theme, lettering, etc – Every blog gets better over time. It really depends on the person running it and how much he or she can make the blog appealing to the readers. I am happy with the way my blog looks at the moment and most of the people who read it let me know about it too! (Suggestions are welcome!)

This month I have made a little progress with crafting my blog schedule and am right on track with finding my tribe and am trying to create quality content that benefits both you and me! (Following up on the striking things that I learnt last month.)

Last month I set down some do-able goals for my blog as follows;

1. Learning and creating at least one useful printable (freebie)! – My very 1st freebie! I have created two and will soon be sharing one with you all soon! 🙂 Stay in touch to know more!

2. Treating my blog as an important business – I do! This blog started off as something that I wanted to create on my own and I am very serious about keeping it going in the long run. Getting in touch with as many lovely people I can and to make them feel positively about their lives is something that I really value and treat as important!

3 & 4. Structuring quality content & increasing my engagement with other bloggers – This is really a consistent goal for every month. Am working on this!

5. Look up on guest posting and decide if I should go for it – I did do this for this month! If you have not yet seen it click

🎉 My 1st Guest Post!!

to read it now!

Time to set new goals:

Since I found out that setting down blog goals helps me and my blog achieve some progress monthly, here is what I plan to explore in the coming month!

1. Figure out the entire idea behind email marketing and how it works and apply it to my blog!

2. Publish 8 quality blog posts this month!

3. Learn a little bit about CSS and HTML. (Important since I am now on WordPress.org and have to figure out the solution to every tiny thing that was easily possible in WordPress.com)

Wish me luck to achieve these milestones I have set for my blog and also let me know what you plan to do for your blog this month! 🙂

Let us all inspire and motivate each other to blog better and grow together as better bloggers!

Wish you a great day! Love, Pooja. 🙂

Hello everyone!

Hope you all are having a lovely day! 🙂

This post is going to be just a tiny one announcing a time for bigger changes on my blog!

I am sure that the issue regarding going the self hosted way or not is such a dilemma for every blogger out here. There are so many people out here who advice bloggers to have a self hosted blog since day 1. I pondered a lot over that and have decided to self host my blog.

My last post here was about blog changes but I decided to get my blog on a self hosted platform just after! Not that I don’t love the features WordPress.com offers – I love them! It’s just that I would love to know more about self hosting and enjoy more freedom to do what I wish to with my blog. 🙂

I have changed my domain to www.poojasrosetintedglasses.com and my data has been migrated on the new site too as I do not wish to let go of all that I have shared here and start over with a new blog. The final touches are being added to it and it will soon become active! Yay!

I would love to have all of you there, and be able to hear from you as well which is why I will be trying to migrate all of you, i.e. my followers, to the new website through the JetPack Plugin. 🙂 This way we will keep seeing each other’s posts too!

I am a bit nervous about this but I guess this experience will be a really fun yet a learning one. 🙂

Have a positive day, Love Pooja.

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Hello everyone!

Hope that you are having a good week! 🙂

This post is about the few changes that I made to my blog here. This beautiful image here is to show off my excitement (Yay!) 🙂

I was a bit skeptical about writing a blog post for this reason but it only made me feel that it was my duty to do so when it came to my loyal supporters and followers!

The change all started with the blog goals I set for myself for this month. If you don’t know about those, you can have a quick look over here.

In order to achieve my goal number 3 from that post; i.e. increasing my engagement with other bloggers, I started looking for ways to do so. I came across many people referring to Twitter as a great option, which is why last week I decided to increase my activity on my existing Twitter account on which I wasn’t active at all (just like so many people I know).

From my experience so far, let me tell you that Twitter has so many amazing bloggers and blogging communities who are as supportive as the WordPress community!

Twitter is where I met this amazing girl called Sophie who blogs over at https://socialinfluencer.co.uk/. She had an amazing offer up one day where she was offering free logos, headers and more for the 1st 50 people who responded to her Tweet! I was lucky enough to be one of them and she designed one for me for free right away! 🙂 I must say I am in love with it! Thank you so much Sophie! 🙂 If you wish to have beautiful headers and want to give your blog a makeover, do head over to her. Sophie’s your girl!

I slowly became a part of so many blogging communities on Twitter including the Girls Who Blog community; the one I guest posted on. I would love to mention the lovely blogging community, The Tea Cup Club, which actually let me ‘HOST’ my first ever Twitter blog chat and gave me the freedom to choose the topic too! I must say I was nervous at first but it was just so much fun! It was one of my many firsts since I started on my blogging journey!

Moving over to my theme! I loved the DIVI 2 theme which I had before! There was actually no problem with it but I just wasn’t satisfied with the way the posts were presented in little squares. I figured that it was because the DIVI 2 is for photographers and people who want to showcase and highlight their photos. I wanted a clean template which helped focus on my content for now which is why I decided to switch over to the Independent Publisher theme just yesterday and I am not disappointed. I love this theme! 🙂

In case you are thinking about making changes to your blog, I would urge you to go ahead and try out the many options available here on WordPress; am sure that you will find something that suits your liking.

So, that is actually it for today, until later! Do let me know about your thoughts regarding my new header and the theme! 🙂 Would love to know. Any suggestions are also welcome! 🙂 Also let me know what you think about Twitter and if you are on it, let’s connect! Click here!

Have a positive day! Love, Pooja! 🙂

 

Hello everyone!

Hope that this week has started off on a positive and a more-than-kind note for you! 🙂

Today’s post is an update on my blogging journey. It has been a little more than two months (around two weeks less to three months!) since I began this blog. This post is a bit like my last blog update post (it can also consist of some tested blogging advice), the one which describes my experiences throughout my first month of blogging. If you haven’t read that one already, do so here!

Irrespective of everything I have experienced on this exciting journey, let me start off by telling you all that my blogging journey has been amazing so far and it continues to make me happy! Blogging has given me a reason to look forward to every single day. It has been made all the more exciting and like-able, thanks to all you lovely and supportive bloggers out here!

Coming back to the update, most of June and half of July was spent thinking over the following questions which every blogger encounters;

  1. Should I get my blog self-hosted? If yes, which hosting platform should I opt for?
  2. Content generation and content promotion! (Most important – as it is quality, consistent content that will get readers interested in any blog.)
  3. Should I commit to a blog challenge?
  4. How often should I write down a blog post?
  5. Is there any way to make my blog more appealing by using another theme, opting for better pictures, getting my own ones, better lettering, etc?

The answers to some of which I am sure I will receive with time and further blogging experience!

I feel privileged that during this month, I received tons of helpful blogging advice and tips from many bloggers running their blogs successfully. I admit that I did post a lesser number of blog posts during this last month because I was a little preoccupied with a lot of issues related to my blog and gathering this wealth of information! 🙂

This month I started off by establishing a social media existence for my blog namely; a Facebook page for this blog – ‘Pooja’s rose tinted glasses‘ and an Instagram handle – life_rosetinted! Make sure that you check these out by clicking on the links above and follow me if you are interested! 🙂

Amidst all this, some striking things that I learnt during this period are as follows:

  1. The importance of a blog schedule: Consistent and planned content generation is important which is where scheduling what goes up on your blog when is so important.
  2. The importance of finding your tribe: Your tribe consists of the people who love reading what you share and would love to engage with your content. It is extremely important to think over the ideal person who you feel will be interested in your blog. This helps create and craft specific targeted content.
  3. Be you to keep your blog running successfully: Your tribe loves to engage in your posts because of you and your content so give them more of that. Being original gives your blog quality audience.
  4. It is okay to run out of ideas only to be so full of them the next second: No explaining needed for this one!
  5. Quality over quantity: Writing down one post containing well structured quality content is always better than writing down five okay ones!

Another thing I have realized is that setting down some goals will help take my blog another valuable step ahead than where it stands at the end of each month! I have thus decided to go slow and break down bigger goals into smaller ones to have steady progress (as it doesn’t make sense to simply set big monthly goals – might just stress me out!) So some of my do-able goals for the coming month are;

  1. Learning and creating at least one useful printable (freebie)!
  2. Treating my blog as an important business.
  3. Structuring quality content.
  4. Increasing my engagement with other bloggers.
  5. Look up on guest posting and decide if I should go for it.

I hope to achieve these goals successfully and set new ones in the next update post! 🙂 Wish me luck!

Another thing – I would love to know what goals you are setting for your blog(s), social media accounts etc. and what actions are you taking to achieve them. Would probably help me know a lot more about your blogging journey and blogging in general! Let us all inspire and motivate each other to blog better and grow as better bloggers! 🙂

Wish you a fantastic day! Love, Pooja. 🙂

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