5 Things I would have told my younger blogger self

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Hey lovely people! I recently got tagged by one of my best friends and an amazing blogger Noor to share my experience with you and tell you what is it that I would have done differently If I could start blogging again. Consider this as a personal letter to myself (well and you) of all the things I wish I knew before I started my blog. I also wanted to announce that Monday Confessions will be coming back and will be live first Monday after fashion week season is over, so basically in one month time. Who is excited?


1.Dont sweat the small stuff. I guess this is jut as important for anything in life, but somehow blogging was always what I stressed about a lot. I would stress if I can’t publish a post in time, or edit a video, I would be annoyed with myself if I missed an event due to work or if I wouldn’t upload a photo on social media. Really I used to stress about a lot of stuff- which I guess is normal considering blog is like my baby. But really, nothing happened, blog is stil here, my lovely readers are still here, and all I wasted was time and energy. Don’t stress about small, unimportant things that will not affect your overall success. Its okay to shoot even if your hair is not at its best or you have a spot on your forehead.

2.Consistency. This is the most important one by far. I started my YouTube channel long long time ago, but as I was really inconsistent it could never grow. Lately I started a schedule and I am finally taking it seriously, uploading twice a week helped my channel growth. Same rule applied for the blog, unless you have a schedule, how will people know when to come to see your new post? Yep! Consistency is everything

3.Quality. Qualiy is what differentiates someone who blogs for hobby and someone who blogs full time. If you want to make your blog your job, you need the best photography you can make, and this really doesn’t have to cost you a lot. You have to learn some camera skills. Play with your equipment, with light, learn some tricks and bring your photography to another level.

4.Dont be scared. What do I mean by this one? Don’t be scared of failure, don’t be scared of negative comments, just don’t be scared, because fear is the only thing that could prevent you from making it when you have all the other relevant parameters in place. I always trust my heart now, I don’t read websites and forums with negative commentary because I don’t like to let anything have that power over me. I like to be free and post whatever I want to post- and if people don’t like it, well its me and that’s something I really can not change.

5.Be yourself! Funnily enough, Noor also put this one, but its actually something we really feel strongly about. You can’t make it in any industry if there is already someone like you there. Be yourself, cause if you are not already in the industry there is for sure gap in the market for that :) Its so easy to get carried away and to copy some one out of admiration, but that won’t take you far. Think about topics you want to cover and about looks you want show, very soon people will pick it up and give you attention.

I really enjoyed reflecting on stuff I did in the past and thinking how I could help anyone wanting to make it in blogging. Hope you liked this post and are looking forward to Monday Confessions being back. Have a lovely week ahead.

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Hej dragi ljudi! Pre par nedelja jedna od mojih najboljih drugarica Noor koja je takodje blogerka, tagovala me da napisem ovaj post. Zelela sam da podelim sa vama sta bih to drugacije uradila da sam pocela sa ovim zanimanjem opet i napisem neko pismo sebi (a i vama) koje bi koristilo svim potencijalnim blogerima. Takodje zelim da najavim da se Ispovesti ponedeljkom vracaju posle fashion week sezone, dakle za mesec dana. Ko se raduje?

1.Ne gubi zivce zbog sitnica. Ovo je jednako vazno generalno u zivotu, ali nekako blogovanje je meni cesto donosilo dosta nepotrebnog stresa. Nervirala sam se ako ne bih imala post za sutra, ako ne bih stigla da editujem video, bila bih ljuta na sebe kada bih propustila event zbog posla ili kada nisam stigla da postavim sliku na drustvene mreze. Sama sam sebe ukoravala zbog neazurnosti i cesto bila lose raspolozena zbog tog. Na kraju sam shvatila da bez obzira na jedan post, moji divni citatelji su i dalje tu, a ja sam jednostavno samo potrosila vreme i energiju. Nemojte se nervirati oko malih stvari, sada se slikam i ako imam los dan, i ako mi je iskocila bubuljica ili mi kosa ne izgleda najsjajnije, sve je to realnost.

2.Azurnost. Pocela sam moj YouTube kanal pre nekoliko godina,ali nikada nisam bila redovna u izbacivanju videa. Onda sam napravila raspored i sada postavljam videe dva puta nedeljno sto zaista donosi velike rezultate. Moj kanal konacno raste, a ja bih volela da sam ovo znala i ranije. Azurnost je takodje vazna na blogu, ako niste redovni, kako ce ljudi znati kada da se vrate na vas blog i pronadju novi post? Da, azurnost je kljuc.

3.Kvalitet. Ovo je ono sto razdvaja osobu koja bloguje iz hobija i osobu koja bloguje jer mu je to zanimanje. Ako zelite da blogovanje bude vas posao, morate imati sjajne fotografije, a ovo zaista ne kosta mnogo. Naucite kako da upravljate aparatom, igrajte se sa svetlom, sa opremom koju imate, naucite neke trikove i ovo ce zaista unaprediti vase fotografije.

4.Ne boj se. Sta mislim kada ovo kazem? Nemojte se bojati neuspeha, negativnih komentara ili reakcija. Jednostavno nemojte se bojati, jer ovo moze da zakoci vase stvaralastvo i strah je jedina stvar koja moze zaustaviti vas uspeh cak i kada imate sve ostale parametre potrebne za njega. Ja sam odavno prestala da citam negativne i zlobne komentare, ne citam sajtove koji nemaju nista lepo da kazu,ne posecujem forume, jer ne zelim da ista ima tu moc nada mnom. Zelim da budem slobodna da postavljam sta god zelim, a ako se ljudima to ne dopada, nazalost sebe ne mogu promeniti.

5.Budi ono sto jesi. Zanimljivo da smo i Noor i ja stavile ovo, ali ovo je zaista jako bitno. Ne mozete uspeti u industriji u kojoj vec postoji jedna takva osoba. Budite vi, jer ako vec niste na samom vrhu, onda sigurno ima mesta za nekog poput vas :) Jako je lako udubiti se u neciji stil, posmatrati nekog, diviti mu se, ali to vas nece odvesti daleko. Razmisljajte o temama koje zelite da pokrivate, tekstovima, modi, ljudi ce ubrzo primetiti da kod vas mogu naci nesto novo i dati vam svoju paznju.

Zaista sam uzivala putujuci kroz vreme i razmisljajuci o tome sta sam mogla bolje uraditi od pocetka bloging karijere. Nadam se da ce ovaj post pomoci nekima od vas i nadam se da se radujete sto se Ispovesti ponedeljkom vracaju. Zelim vam divnu nedelju!

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45 Comments

  1. Anja
    Sep 7, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Ja bih dodala jos jedno. Postuj svoje citaoce i odgovori im na pitanja.

    • Sep 7, 2015 / 10:20 am

      Na sva pitanja odgovorim, osim ako me pitate nesto sto pise u opisu posta, na instagramu ili u opisu YT videa…kao npr koji aparat koristim – beli,a ja se cak i potrudila da nadjem link i napisem puno ime, onda nema smisla tri puta pisati i odgovarati na ista pitanja,jer uvek mislim da ako niste procitali opis posta necete procitati ni odgovor <3 <3

  2. Sep 7, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Love this post, need to go check Noor’s out! Consistency really is key, I’ve let that slide and my growth stunted too. I’ve made a plan and really hoping to keep my content posted consistantly now x

  3. Sep 7, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Love this! I was actually going to send you an email about Monday confessions as I missed it! So glad you are bringing it back :) xx

  4. Isidora
    Sep 7, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Super post, samo bih ti preporučila da koristis slova sa kvačicama pri pisanju na srpskom
    jer ovako malo bode oči :)

    • Sep 7, 2015 / 10:22 am

      Nemam nasu tastaturu, tako da mi nije zgodno da koristim kvacice. Ali mozda bih mogla napraviti neko glasanje, s obzirom d ce uskoro doci do novog dizajna bloga, ako mnogo vas smeta i bode oci sto nema kvacica, mozda bolje samo da pisem na engleskom, pa da se ubaci google translate opcija. Ne znam sta je bolje, ali mozemo napraviti neko glasanje <3

      • Mila
        Sep 7, 2015 / 11:15 am

        Meni je svejedno, ali to nikako ne bode oci jer na netu vise citamo bez kvacica nego sa… Kome smeta neka cita englesku verziju. :/

      • Anonymous
        Sep 7, 2015 / 11:15 am

        Ma kakve kvacice, ko to jos primecuje… barem ja mislim da to retko ko koristi. U manualnom pisanju se podrazumeva I to ke nesto sto ide nesvesno ali posto je ovo elektronski put pisanja nema potrebe zamarati se posebno sa tim :-)

        • Anonymous
          Sep 7, 2015 / 12:46 pm

          Bolje da pises dvojezicno, ali bez kvacica, jer gt ne prevodi dobro. Ps. Jedva ceka Monfay Confessions

          • Marija
            Sep 7, 2015 / 2:10 pm

            Ma kome su bitne kvacice.Tamara ne razmisljaj o tome.

      • Sep 7, 2015 / 1:59 pm

        Ne treba ti “naša tastatura” da bi pisala sa kvačicama.

        • Jasna
          Sep 7, 2015 / 2:09 pm

          Ne trema ali je mnogo nezgodnije pisati bez nase tastature. U proseku mnogo duze bi trebalo da iskucas bilo sta, jer moras 3 dugmeta da pritisnes kako bi dobila recimo ž umesto jednog sa SR tastaturom

          • Jovana
            Sep 7, 2015 / 2:19 pm

            Moras biti bas priprost ako ti je “tesko” da cirtas bez kvacica haha

    • majabonbon
      Sep 8, 2015 / 7:20 am

      nebitno

  5. Adele
    Sep 7, 2015 / 10:17 am

    This was great to read Tamara & to reflect back on how long I’ve been following your blog! I’ve been able to see clear step changes, especially since you gave up your job & became a full time blogger. I feel so blessed to have followed you on your journey & can’t wait for what’s to come!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  6. maria
    Sep 7, 2015 / 10:57 am

    Konacno moj omiljeni dio tvog rada, vise je bilo vrijeme :-)
    Meni se svidja sto se kod tebe vidi kako napredujes iz dana u dan i tu si gdje jesi zbog svog rada i truda, to mi je fascinantno.

  7. Sep 7, 2015 / 10:59 am

    Lovely tips! <3

    XOXO,
    Eleonora

  8. Sep 7, 2015 / 11:13 am

    Good things to always keep in mind :)
    kisses, Lucy
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  9. Meggy
    Sep 7, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Ne mogu da sakrijem svoje zadovoljstvo zbog povratka Ispovesti ponedeljkom.
    Redovno pratim blog koji me inspirise i popravlja raspolozenje.

    Puno uspeha ti zelim u daljem radu.

    Veliki pozdrav iz Beograda

  10. Sep 7, 2015 / 11:59 am

    Sve si odlicno napisala i istaknula najbitnije stvari koje sluze i mogu se primjeniti ne samo po pitanju bloga vec i za bilo koji drugi posao i situaciju u zivotu…

    http://lartoffashion.com

  11. Sep 7, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Amazing tips! I think that being motivated, consistent and yourself are very important, not only about blogging but for life! :)

    xoxo,
    Jessica from the blog What To Style

  12. Marija
    Sep 7, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!
    Samo sam procitala prvi pasus i nijesam vise mogla izdrzati.Nemas pojma koliko me je obradovala vijest da vraces ispovjesti ponedeljkom. <3 :)

  13. Sep 7, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks for your advice! I’ve been blogging for almost a year now but I used to be very inconsistent. Now that I blog twice a week it’s more fun and I get to connect with bloggers from all over the world!
    xo Laura

    PS: I just discovered your blog and I love it!

    http://xoxolaurabelle.wordpress.com

  14. Sanja
    Sep 7, 2015 / 6:44 pm

    Jako me raduje sto se vracaju ispoveti ponedeljkom. To je bila moja omiljena rublika, mislim da sam svaki post na temu ispovesti procitala. Divan je i ovaj post, koristan sto je najvaznije.

    https://spersonally.wordpress.com

  15. Sep 7, 2015 / 8:03 pm

    Zaista lep tekst. Veoma mi znače ovi saveti s obzirom da i ja blogujem. Kao i uvek: najbolja si!
    Pozdrav!
    Senka

  16. T.M
    Sep 7, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    Tamara,ja sam ti prije svega mnogo zahvala, jer sve vrijeme koliko to neki vidjeli ili ne pokusavas daa ovaj divni blog ,na koji ja svaku dan ulazim da vidim ima li neki novi post,ucinis nama boljim, ljepsim, neobicnim, jer niko ne razumije tvoj posao koji je tako reci medju najtezima, i prosto mi te je nekada veoma zao, ali posao je posao, ma koliko on tezak bio, veoma mi je drago jer se vracaju ispovijesti jer su veoma poucni i volim da ih citam, srecan ti put za NY i samo ovako nastavi, znaj da te volim<3 <3 :-*

  17. Marija
    Sep 7, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Jako lepo,žao je što više nema Monday confessions. Meni su bile omiljeni deo bloga,i izdvajale ga od ostalih…Inače si prelepa i divim ti se u svakom smislu

    • Jovana
      Sep 7, 2015 / 9:59 pm

      pa napisala devojka da se Monday Confessions vracaju, jesi procitala?

      • Marija
        Sep 7, 2015 / 10:21 pm

        Bože stvarno nisam videla,začitala sam se i rastužila i ostavila komentar :) onda se pridružujem svima koji se raduju :):):):):)

  18. Sep 7, 2015 / 11:18 pm

    Thanks for the great insights behind your blogging work. There’s so many things I wish I would have known and thought through before I started blogging! Not focusing on fear, scheduling work ahead of time so you are consistent, and remembering to enjoy yourself and not fret over small stuff are all important things to remember!

  19. Sep 8, 2015 / 12:57 am

    I love this letter to yourself. Thank you for sharing these inside tips!

  20. majabonbon
    Sep 8, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Ovi saveti vrijede generalno, tako da hvala ti da nas podsjetiš na bitno :) Veselim se ispovjestima, Ponedjeljak mi je zbog njih bio ljepši, sitnica kojoj sam se radovala svaki ponedjeljak.

  21. Sasha
    Sep 8, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Great tips! I’m looking forward to Monday Confessions, but until the enjoy your fashion month :)
    xx

  22. Suncica
    Sep 8, 2015 / 5:15 pm

    So glad to enjoy in Monday Confessions again. Since I follow your blog I’m more organized, I can make balance and be successful in school, sport and much more activities. I put myself in pace, so I can do more than usually and it’s very useful. Thank you!

    Jako sam srecna sto cu ponovo uzivati u Ispovestima ponedeljkom. Otkako pratim tvoj blog, mnogo sam organizovanija i uspevam da izbalansiram i budem uspesna u skoli, sportu i ostalim aktivnostima. Ubacena sam u tempo, te postizem i vise nego inace, sto mi, naravno, ide u prilog. Hvala ti!

  23. Fashionbg
    Sep 9, 2015 / 9:50 am

    Mnogo se radujem ispovestima ponedeljkom! To je ono sto tebe izdvaja od drugih blogerki!

  24. Anonymous
    Sep 10, 2015 / 1:24 am

    Volela sam da citam ispovesti ponedeljkom, a ovaj post me podsetio na neki od njih i jako mi je drago sto ces poceti ponovo da ih pises. :)

  25. Sep 11, 2015 / 5:33 am

    Love this article!
    I just started blogging and I’ve encounter many of these challenges!
    Specially consistency and quality of photos, but still learning!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  26. Sep 14, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    kod tebe se može uvijek nešto pametno i zanimljivo pročitati.

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