{24 Days} Day #1 ~ What have I learned


Happy 1st November, I can not believe that in less than 10 weeks time it will be christmas. Let us give that 10 minutes to sink in, yes 10 weeks and I have not even started buying cards or presents. I know to some people 10 weeks is far far away but for someone who works 9-5 and only has weekends to do anything its not much. Ok now that it has sunk in lets get back to today's post.

Friday #lunch I took it another level lol now I added fried pork pieces to wait for it| jacket potato with cheese, tomato & Basel soup and self made salads #recipe #food #foodflirt #cooking
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I have started a new series for this blog called 24 days (I know very original - insert rolling eyes here), in exactly 24 days The Myrabev Life will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary and I am so excited. I can not believe that this blog will be a year old soon, when I started this blog on the back of my main blog A July Dreamer (Then called Purely By Accident) I wanted it to be a place where I shared more personal posts like my Personal Confessions, I wanted to share my Book Reviews, Relationship Advice and also my Healthy Habits and Food choices. This blog has evolved to more than I thought possible and honestly I am very happy with where I am at and the direction I am taking my blog. To kick start my new series I wanted to share with you what I have learned so far on this journey and this is not to say I know it all just my 2 cents worth.

Post by Myrabev.

Many a people have started blogging for so many reasons and some its only to make money which is not bad but you need to be willing to put in the work. If you started to blog so you can get free stuff then I am sorry to be the one to say it doesn't come as easy as many big bloggers make it look or sound. I have gone through a period where I have applied for so many things and got nothing, why! because I just wasn't what they were looking for. Brands have a certain type of bloggers they look for and to be able to be that kind it takes time and a lot of work and social networking.

These are my two cents on what I have learnt so far, this is not an exhaustive list but my top few. What advice would you give a new blogger?

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

{24 Days} Day #1 ~ What have I learned


Happy 1st November, I can not believe that in less than 10 weeks time it will be christmas. Let us give that 10 minutes to sink in, yes 10 weeks and I have not even started buying cards or presents. I know to some people 10 weeks is far far away but for someone who works 9-5 and only has weekends to do anything its not much. Ok now that it has sunk in lets get back to today's post.


I have started a new series for this blog called 24 days (I know very original - insert rolling eyes here), in exactly 24 days The Myrabev Life will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary and I am so excited. I can not believe that this blog will be a year old soon, when I started this blog on the back of my main blog A July Dreamer (Then called Purely By Accident) I wanted it to be a place where I shared more personal posts like my Personal Confessions, I wanted to share my Book Reviews, Relationship Advice and also my Healthy Habits and Food choices. This blog has evolved to more than I thought possible and honestly I am very happy with where I am at and the direction I am taking my blog. To kick start my new series I wanted to share with you what I have learned so far on this journey and this is not to say I know it all just my 2 cents worth.


  • I have learned Patience in blogging is very important, things take a while and hard work before you start to notice the fruits of your labour and if you are one of the lucky few then you will see it sooner.
  • Setting Monthly Goals to help you stay on top of what you want to accomplish. They do not have to be monthly goals they could be weekly or even yearly.
  • Success doesn't happen overnight - I am not saying that I am success or even claim to be but giving my two cents here. I feel I have accomplished so many of my goals I set myself when I started and I am very proud of that.
  • Socialise and Interact - It is very important to always socialise with the blogging community and readers. When someone comments on your blog reply like as soon as you see it and if its fellow blogger and they have left a link to their site then go visit them and return the courtesy.
  • Simple is better - I personally think its important to keep things as simple as possible
Many a people have started blogging for so many reasons and some its only to make money which is not bad but you need to be willing to put in the work. If you started to blog so you can get free stuff then I am sorry to be the one to say it doesn't come as easy as many big bloggers make it look or sound. I have gone through a period where I have applied for so many things and got nothing, why! because I just wasn't what they were looking for. Brands have a certain type of bloggers they look for and to be able to be that kind it takes time and a lot of work and social networking.

These are my two cents on what I have learnt so far, this is not an exhaustive list but my top few. What advice would you give a new blogger?

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32 Comments:

At 1 November 2014 at 23:56 , Blogger Amy Staudte said...

I would say, blog because you enjoy it and not for any other reason. :)

 
At 2 November 2014 at 00:02 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Couldnt agree more, thanks x

 
At 2 November 2014 at 01:16 , Blogger Chrissy Fralick said...

As a new blogger, I love this advice! It's so much fun to interact with other bloggers. I have come across many new ideas and it's only been 2 months. Thanks for the advice!!!

 
At 2 November 2014 at 03:52 , Blogger Chelsea Olivia said...

Patience in blogging is definitely key! Also, on the Christmas note, I'm kind of skipping Christmas this year (in the sense that I'm not having a gift-giving Christmas) because my bf & I are going to New Zealand to spend time with his family.. and I'm SO relieved that I don't have to do any shopping. Wooohoo!

 
At 2 November 2014 at 07:14 , Blogger Tiny Tang said...

Oh my I didn't realise it was that soon until christmas, now youve got me very excited hah :p I've learnt very similar things whilst blogging too. I think I would also advice not to be scared of what to write, write what you want, but also remember to spell check :p x
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At 2 November 2014 at 07:42 , Blogger Alycia said...

blog because you love it!! And patience is so important. nothing will happen over night.

and that food looks delicious

 
At 2 November 2014 at 09:39 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

You're welcome and glad I could help, it is important to interact and get to know one another

 
At 2 November 2014 at 09:41 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

wooohooo, have fun in New zealand and don't forget to blog it up lol. I am not sure if I will be doing much apart from my parents, siblings and nephew not sure getting anyone anything

 
At 2 November 2014 at 09:43 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

hahaha christmas is near, thats good advice Tiny. Thank you

 
At 2 November 2014 at 09:44 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Absolutely nothing happens over night, thank you

 
At 2 November 2014 at 11:32 , Blogger Amby Felix said...

Patience is definitely important in terms of blogging! I love blogging because I get to have a creative outlet for my profession. Being a cook/chef means a lot of times you have to cook what others want you to, and bring other people's ideas to life. On my blog, I get to interpret food inspired by what I love! Keep up the great work and here's to many many more years of blogging and success! :) Everyone gets baked goods for Christmas lol. I am not all into the hyped up idea of gift giving obligation. My husband and I surprise our kids with fun gifts and we treat each other to nice things. Everyone else, you get an assortment of pastries. :)

 
At 2 November 2014 at 11:54 , Blogger Pauline Cabrera said...

Yes,love your craft first and everything will flow naturally. Happy blogging!

 
At 2 November 2014 at 11:55 , OpenID runawayfreckles said...

I love reading about your insight. I am in my fifth month of blogging and I can't believe how the time is flying. I have already accomplished more than I thought, but I have some big goals for the next few months.

 
At 2 November 2014 at 12:08 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

I could not agree more Amby and thanks for the advice.
Christmas is time for family and I think spending time with family is more important than presents and you're probably doing more than me by giving out pastries lol

 
At 2 November 2014 at 12:08 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you and I am real glad to hear it, good luck with your upcoming goals and hope you accomplish them.

 
At 2 November 2014 at 12:49 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Pauline x

 
At 2 November 2014 at 12:52 , Blogger Stephanie Merry said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blog anniversary this month. Having blogged for two years now, I would tell any new blogger, to blog about what love, and not compare their achievements to other blogger's achievements, as you're only in competition with yourself x

 
At 2 November 2014 at 14:24 , Blogger Anna Maria said...

I'm a new blogger myself and you're soo right - patience is a must for bloggers ;) (not checking your stats everyday helps too haha)

Anna x

Cinnamon Girl

 
At 2 November 2014 at 14:39 , Blogger Taneja's Bride said...

10 weeks?! That's NOTHING! *runs to go shopping for Christmas gifts!*

 
At 2 November 2014 at 19:40 , Blogger Claire C. said...

All of this is so true! I look forward to reading more in this series!

 
At 2 November 2014 at 20:29 , Blogger Andi said...

Congrats on coming up on one year! I would say that new bloggers should sit down and figure out what is the main topic of their blog - to map out all the subjects that fall under that topic and to make a plan on how to stick to it. Your blog is a journey and if you want people to follow you on your path they don't want to get lost along the way!

 
At 2 November 2014 at 21:12 , Blogger Growing Up Madison said...

Congratulations on your upcoming 1 year anniversary and I'm with you there. Simple is so much better.

 
At 2 November 2014 at 21:47 , Blogger Kendall Rayburn said...

Congrats on your *almost* anniversary! It's a huge accomplishment!

 
At 2 November 2014 at 22:57 , Blogger Hayley Warren said...

This was such a great post! I'd tell new bloggers to write about whatever they want and to do what makes them happy.

 
At 2 November 2014 at 23:06 , Blogger Michelle Chouinard said...

Congratulations on one year! And I love your tips on the things you've learned. I agree with every one of your points--good quality blogs take time to build, you can't just pull out a ton of great content overnight. And socializing is hard--I tend to be shy in these arenas--but so crucial to really connecting with readers. :)

 
At 2 November 2014 at 23:29 , Blogger Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

I know it sounds cliche, but I would say write about what you love. Great series! And yay for your blog anniversary coming up!

 
At 3 November 2014 at 01:48 , Blogger Nickely Challenged said...

Congratulations on your "almost" anniversary. I am learning a lot as a new blogger and you are giving me some insight. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 3 November 2014 at 01:58 , Blogger Karissa Ancell said...

This is great advice and I really need to start getting Christmas going. I don't want to be stressed right before Christmas.

 
At 3 November 2014 at 05:48 , Blogger Esther Ju*Lee said...

i am seriously freaking out a little over here bc time is just going too fast. i am trying to pretend christmas isn't coming that fast. blogging can be really rewarding but is def hard work like any other job.. and i don't feel like ppl know until they actually try it. :) so people who tell me that my life seems super glamorous all the time.. i always welcome them to try it themselves!

 
At 3 November 2014 at 15:30 , Blogger Lix Hewett said...

Really love the idea of counting down to your blog anniversary! I totally missed mine this summer. And oh Christmas. I'm not decorating, and it's come up a couple of times with my mom on Skype and I don't know, it hasn't hit me yet that I'll probably be all alone during Christmas. It'll just be another day, I guess. But it will also be my first Christmas in London, so I need to make it to central more often - I bet there are lots of pictures to be taken. Oh god, when it's nearer Christmas it's going to feel like Love Actually, isn't it? Excuse me, I'm getting excited over here.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 17:44 , Blogger Marissa said...

Yay! Happy early anniversary! My advice to a new blogger would be to stick with it and don't feel pressured to write about things you don't feel passionate about. I'm a new blogger but I felt like I got caught up in writing about certain things in the beginning. Write about what makes you and your blog you :).

 
At 7 November 2014 at 04:53 , Blogger Cori said...

Happy almost blogiversary! The advice id give a new blogger is take it slow and don't jump all in at once, if you do you'll burn out and end up hating it.

 

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