Hello lovelies! Today is the last day of January meaning I have successfully been blogging for one whole month! It has been the most incredible month so far and I am so proud of how far I have come, deciding to blog has been the best decision I have made in a long time.

Throughout this month there are so many things I have learned about the complex world of blogging (and a lot that I haven’t), so here are 5 things that I now know! Let me know in the comments what the biggest thing you have learned so far about blogging.

1. Blogging is time consuming! Time management is key.

When I first started blogging, I didn’t think that it would take up so much of my time, mainly because I thought no one would read my little blog and so I wouldn’t have to post as regularly as others. Well, now there is quite a lot of you who follow my blog and read my ramblings and I am so eternally grateful. It means that now I don’t want to just post for myself but for you also, to produce quality content that others can read, enjoy and learn from. This year I am working full time and so posting twice a week has been a bit of a struggle but I am starting to understand what works best for me.

I am becoming a lot more organised when it comes to planning blog posts, taking photographs and doing everything I can in advance to make posting day a lot less stressful! I now write down my blog ideas, take my pictures at the weekends were I know I will get the natural light, and schedule my posts in advance… all of which make blogging so much easier and much more fun!

2. I am not very Tech-savvy

Before blogging, I thought I was pretty techy, and that blogging was as simple as writing a few words and clicking post. News flash: Its not. There is a whole world of blogging terms out there from self hosted to SEO, and hey even widget (yes I didn’t know what a widget was). Even something as simple as creating a bloglovin account I found difficult, and so blogging is definitely a learning curve. I am constantly learning more about the internet and the more you learn, the more there is to know!

3. Social media is extremely powerful 

This is arguably the biggest thing that I have learned since starting to blog. I realised that I could have the best blog content in the world, but if no one knows it exists, it will just stay tucked away unread. I now always promote my blog across many forms of social media, including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (usernames: Being_Chloe96) and get so many more engagement. I used to think people would find me promoting my blog really annoying, but hey if I don’t, who will?

I still don’t know how to use Pinterest to promote my blog (annoyingly I got blocked after pinning one post… still annoyed) but I am hoping it is something I can learn in the upcoming months.

4. The blogging community is lovely

One thing that I love the most about blogging is how lovely and supportive the blogging community it is. Whether it is a like, a comment, a follow or an award nomination… all of them make me extremely happy and want to continue blogging. You are all always there to give me advice when I need it, or help when I don’t understand something, and it’s because of you guys that being-chloe.com continues to grow and improve as time goes on. Love ya!

5. There is so much that I don’t know… and that’s okay!

One thing that I 100% know, is that I don’t know everything. But I am fine with that! If i knew everything about blogging it wouldn’t be as enjoyable and I have you guys to learn with me. For example, I don’t know:

  • Whether to go self-hosted or not
  • How to use bloglovin – really does confuse me haha!
  • How to use pinterest
  • How to increase domain authority
  • How to take good pictures!

Thankyou all so much for following my blog over the past month, or if you’re new… Hi! I am proud of what I have achieved in such a small time and it is all down to you guys! Thankyou for reading!

Chloe x

Hi lovelies! Thankyou for once again stumbling upon my blog and reading all my rambling posts! I have only been blogging for a couple of weeks, so it was a lovely surprise to find out I was nominated for the Liebster award. I had seen this award floating around on twitter but never expected to receive a nomination! This nomination was timed perfectly as I was planning on doing a ‘girl behind the blog’ style post so you could all get to know me a little better. Hopefully after this post you will know the ‘Chloe’ behind ‘Being Chloe’

I was nominated by Emma from ThisMistyLife. Her lifestyle and travel blog is amazing! All of her and her boyfriends posts are so positive and uplifting and definitely worth the read. If you havn’t seen any of her posts, go do it now and thankyou again Emma for the thoughtful nomination!

The Rules:

  1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger has given you.
  3. Share 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 5-11 other bloggers and notify them of your nomination.
  5. Give the nominees 11 questions to answer

My 10 Questions to answer are:

1. Whats your favourite Country?

This was such a difficult question to answer! I have been to quite a few places in my life, but my absolute favourite has got to be Italy. A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to go on a College trip to Pompeii, Sicily and Stromboli and I fell in love with how beautiful the country was. All three of these places are known for their volcanoes, and it was incredible to walk up them and see the wonderful views of Italy! I am hoping to travel around Europe this summer, and so who knows… maybe this answer will change!

2. Whats your dream job?

Again, another difficult question! I have always struggled to find an answer when people have asked me ‘what I want to do when I am older’ or when I graduate. I am currently studying to gain a Pharmacology degree and I was lucky enough to get a placement year in a Lab working in Non-invasive Prenatal testing! It has made me realise that I want to have a career in scientific research and to hopefully make a difference to people’s lives.

3. Favourite Movie?

Finally, an easy one! Hands down my favourite movie, or should I say movies is Harry Potter. I grew up with these films and they influenced my childhood so much. Even though the franchise finished years ago, to this day I still believe in the magic of Harry Potter. Just this Christmas I got Harry Potter socks! I am incredibly happy that I now have Fantastic Beasts to keep the magic alive, and one of my main goals is to go to Harry Potter World in Florida.

4. Why you like blogging?

Blogging is very new for me. Being-Chloe is only a few weeks old but so far I have loved every minute of it! I personally started blogging to keep me distracted from issues in my personal life (you can read about it here) but now it is so much more than that! Being-Chloe keeps me positive, and allows me to develop my creativity. I love engaging with other bloggers and seeing the amazing things that you have all achieved.

4. Your Favourite book?

Refer to question 3 haha! I love the Harry Potter books of course, even more so than the films and I read them over and over again. I have just purchased a kindle and so hopefully I will find more books to fall in love with!

5. Do you have any pets?img_0860-3

I do! I have my gorgeous little dog millie! She is a massive part of my life and I love her millions. Nothing makes me happier than my lil doggy!

6. Have you got any hobbies?

Growing up I didn’t have any hobbies which upsets me so much! Last year I began trampolining to give me exercise and plus it is SO much fun, I would definitely recommend it! I now consider blogging my hobby. It is something I really enjoy and I am certain it will continue for a really long time.

7. Your favourite food?

Again, another toughy! I tend to like all things Italian, Pizza, Spag Bol etc. I am a fussy eater so I stick to what I know… which isn’t alot. Everyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE nuggets.. like seriously, I love them. I could definitely eat nuggets for every meal, and I can demolish a 20 nugget sharebox after a night out!

8. Goals for this year?

I made a post of all my goals for 2018. One of my main ones is to try and be positive and to focus on all the good things I have in my life! I also want to achieve great things with my lab project at work and to travel the world!

9. Your favourite TV programme?

One of my all time favourite TV programmes has to be FRIENDS. I know, its a classic but who can blame me its bloody brilliant! I often binge watch the box set and still laugh as if it was my first time watching! I have also recently got into watching game of thrones and managed to binge watch all of the series in one month! (a proud personal achievement). Although I didn’t think I would, I also love watching The Crown on Netflix, it is much more interesting than I thought it would be, I would definitely recommend watching it.

10. Your favourite inspirational quote?

Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light – Albus Dumbledore

11 Facts about me:

  • I go to Manchester University
  • I live in Wigan, UK
  • I worked in McDonalds for 3 years, hence my love of nuggets
  • I love stationary
  • My laugh is ridiculously annoying
  • I love cuddles
  • Pornstar Martinis are my favourite cocktail
  • I am a very nervous individual
  • I am proud of myself
  • I LOVE dogs
  • I love blogging

My Nominations:

I love all of these blogs, I can’t wait to see your responses!

Questions for my Nominees:

  1. What is the reason that you started blogging for?
  2. How long have you been blogging?
  3. Favourite band/artist?
  4. Do you have any pets?
  5. Favourite film?
  6. Favourite time of year and why?
  7. What are your goals for 2018?
  8. What do you do for a living?
  9. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
  10. what is one motto that you live by?

Thankyou to Emma again for nominating me, I have loved writing this posts! Congratulations to my nominees, I cannot wait to see your responses 🙂

Chlo x