Hey it's okay:
- to not know what you want to blog about.
Your blog grows with you and eventually, you will find your niche and even if you don't, that's okay too. Post about what you want, when you want and keep yourself happy!
- to change your theme/design/header as often as you want.
Change is always good. Keep it the same if you love it, but little changes here and there can really perk you up about your blog. I change my design when i want and i love it when people compliment the changes.
- not to post every single day.
A lot of people don't have time for it & it's better to post when you have a good quality post rather than 'ok' posts every day. If you're like me, you'll think of ideas in the most random of places and it's alright to throw a post together about it but forcing yourself to think of something to write about each day can be stressful.
- to envy other bloggers.
There will always be those bloggers whose posts or blog design you are jealous of and this is healthy. I often frequent other bloggers blogs to look at their design or their posts and get blogger envy!
- to say no to brands/PR firms sometimes.
Not everything you are offered will fit in to your blog & you writing about products you aren't passionate about will show. Who wants to write about that new hiking shoe when you have no use for it and have never been hiking in your life?
- to ask to be paid for your time.
You work hours on a post for a brand time after time and taking photos can take up a whole day. Sometimes you don't realise how long it will take you to write, edit and publish a decent post and you deserve to be compensated for your time and effort. Make sure they know what your terms are and if they're not willing to work with you, then they don't deserve your time.
- to aim to beat your previous days views on your blog.
We are all secretly competitive and no one can deny they check their blog stats regularly (it's good knowing there are some people who read your posts after all).
& finally -
- It's okay to be different!
There are so many blogs out there and who says the most popular are beauty & fashion blogs? I know some great lifestyle blogs about art, theatre, books and studying so get doing what you love & quit worrying about what everyone else is doing!