Why I Started my Blog by Honeybunnytwee

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In November 2018, I started my blog, HONEYBUNNYTWEE.COM. Here’s why I started blogging.

At 23 years old, I worked with brands and paid collabs on Instagram as a side hustle. At the time, I had a little over 7,000 followers from slowly gaining them for years. My followers like my bold makeup looks, fun/trendy accessories, and sparkly style. According to friends, I “mastered” Instagram and it was cool because I was a “real girl” i.e. not perfect or skinny. As a side note, I’m not shaming the perfect and skinny IG people; I genuinely believe body positivity, confidence, and self-love come in all shapes and sizes.

However, I wasn’t satisfied with just showing images of my life, because I had so much more to share and I want to make a positive difference.

My AHA moment was when I remembered a blog I start for a Communications class in college. I realized that I wanted to start writing again. Multiple friends told me, “Why bother? Blogging is dead; stick to Insta because it’s popular.” At first, I hesitated but then I saw an ad about having my own website and I went for it!

What I did when Starting my Blog

Initially, I started:

  • SEO optimized my old posts,
  • created a business Pinterest,
  • designed my logo:
Honeybunnytwee Logo Why I Started my Blog by Honeybunnytwee
  • learned basic web design,
  • researched by read articles on blogging
  • wrote many drafts
  • and published new posts.

Guess what happened?

Why I Started my Blog by Honeybunnytwee

Surprisingly, not only did people read it, someone reached out to me to be a guest blogger and I started a weekly “Wellness Wednesday” guest blogging post. Currently, I have sponsored posts, and am still growing with affiliates. I’m even an affiliate for my favorite makeup brand, Too Faced Cosmetics! Occasionally, I have bloggers reaching out to be featured on my website and I’m confident that I’m getting my messages across about kindness and wellness.

Additionally, I didn’t give up on Instagram either, I recently hit 10,000 followers in early December of 2019. I pride myself on never buying followers and likes and only taking collabs or sponsorships for products and services I would use myself.

However, I can’t take all the credit for reaching 10k on Instagram. I’m so grateful to all my friends either in real-life or who I’ve met on the app who encourage me to keep going by interacting with my content. I’d also like to give a special shoutout to my “Instagram boyfriend” Ryan who always helps me achieve the perfect shot after a ton of tries. I by no means have a professional camera or a professional staging area, but he helps me do the best with what I’ve got and I appreciate that.

So What Now?

Most importantly, the best is yet to come, I’m still growing, and still learning. I’m learning to provide better content for you (the readers) more intentionally and hopefully adding some value and positivity to your lives! If even only one person smiled or took something away from reading my blog, I consider that a success!

Do you Own a Blog? If so, why did you Start? Comment Below!

Why I Started my Blog by Honeybunnytwee

Additionally, if you’re a blogger and you’d like to collaborate with me please email me at honeybunnytwee@gmail.com. If you don’t already have a blog, read my post on “How To Become a Blogger” to get started.

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Renee
Renee
6 months ago

I always love hearing about how people started a Blog and why they started!

Fransic verso
Fransic verso
6 months ago

That’s awesome and I think you had a fun journey. I started blogging before using social media and it was fun as well ahah.

Lulu
Lulu
6 months ago

I started a blog because the internet intrigued me and I wanted to be a part of it. So I chose something I loved and went for it. My blog is all about food recipes because I love to cook❤️

Joanna
Joanna
6 months ago

I started my blog to keep my friends informed about my travels. Now I run it as my main business and it couldn’t have been a better choice. Blogging is not dead, on the contrary, it is more alive than ever!

carriann909
carriann909
6 months ago

Great article, always enjoy hearing what made others want to start their blog!!

amayszingblogs
amayszingblogs
6 months ago

Thanks for sharing your blogging journey. I think all newbie bloggers should read this! Great tips!

Katy
Katy
6 months ago

These are useful tips for anyone who wants to establish more than just an online presence– very helpful!

mblivinglife
mblivinglife
6 months ago

I started my blog because I love writing and I know that everyone goes to the internet for information these days! Best of luck with your blog!

Weaving Life's Web
Weaving Life's Web
6 months ago

I started a blog, simply to get all that thoughts out there and to inspire other people to start living intentional life.
It is great to see how big of a reach one can have nowadays. Keep shining your light Honey.

katrina Kroeplin
katrina Kroeplin
6 months ago

i first started a blog as a hobby. it then turned into a job for me as i earned money.

Cherry
Cherry
6 months ago

I recently started my blog too, I love writing about people’s live and their experiences. I hope I can achieve where you are at now.

kidneyfornikki
kidneyfornikki
6 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story about starting your blog! I am still growing too so I love hearing other people’s stories!

Marjie Mare
Marjie Mare
6 months ago

I started my blog as my hobby, my way of escaping my crazy world. My little web corner still brings me joy and peace.

aisasami
aisasami
6 months ago

What a wonderful story about your blog beginnings and your success! It is amazing how a little corner of the web brings use so much happiness!

Ch. Nikhila
Ch. Nikhila
6 months ago

That is amazing. Reading this gave me new inspirations for my blog. Thank you.

Lily
Lily
6 months ago

Congrats on your blogging journey! It is good you didnt just stay an instagram influencer!

Jackline A
Jackline A
6 months ago

I am the same way. I really wanted to make a difference in people’s nice based on my blog. Congrats on your blogging journey.

Jael
Jael
6 months ago

I started blogging because I was eager to share my love for fashion. Great post! I enjoyed reading it.