Blogger to blogger: Belly’s Button

I know Chedva for such a short time, but it was so enough to understand how talented she is, always with fresh ideas, an impeccable vocabulary (so much to learn from her!) and a fabulous support she’s giving everyday to all the members of blogland! BFF her, you won’t regret! :). Therefore she is a perfect contributor to ‘blogger to blogger‘ series on creamylife! Please welcome Chedva, author of Belly’s Button blog!

“Hi everyone, and thank you, lovely Ludmila, for inviting me. I started Belly’s Button only a couple months ago, as a place to document my current inspiration, and it’s turned to be so much more. Here are some of my thoughts and tips regarding blogging:

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-be yourself

There are so many other blogs (in any field, really) nowadays, that the only reason to discover new ones and add them to your daily reads is the personality or voice behind the blog. Be authentic, write about what you love. It may take time to figure out (I know it did for me) but this way you’ll come across as honest and you won’t tire from blogging.

-be the blog you want to read

Yes, I know, it sounds just the opposite from the previous tip. Trust me, it isn’t. Think about what you love in those blogs you read daily. Why do you feel a connection to them? This will help you edit yourself after writing according to the first tip, so you won’t cringe when you read your posts in a few months (side note: even if you will – so what? it’s better to learn and evolve than be perfect from the beginning, but stale).

-don’t be shy, learn!

Reading Ludmila’s blogger to blogger posts is a great start, and maybe that’s all you need. But if you feel you might want more, there are books and courses that can help you with that. I just completed Blogging Your Way, an e-course taught by Holly of Decor8 and Leslie of A Creative Mint, and I feel I’ve learned so much, and not just about blogging.

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One bonus tip: have fun!

Thanks to blogging, I have met (virtually or in “real life”) so many amazing, talented and like-minded people, visit places I wouldn’t otherwise know existed and read books outside my comfort zone. These are the things that make blogging so fun and worthwhile, so go ahead- explore! enjoy! create! or as Dr. Seuss says Oh, the thinks you can think!

{images: Chedva K for Belly’s Button}”

Thank you so much for this informative and so fun post, Chedva!


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7 Responses to “Blogger to blogger: Belly’s Button”

  1. Becca
    14. Oct, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Thanks so much for those tips. I found myself trying to be like the blogs that I wanted to love, if that makes any sense, but then I find that the ones I return to again and again are those where you really feel like you get to know the writer. I have had a total mental reshuffle and am blogging as the less stylish, more cynical me :)

  2. Melissa Byrne
    14. Oct, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Lovely introduction & a great guest post! I enjoy both of your blogs because of the unique voices and view points behind them.

  3. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime
    14. Oct, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    Great tips!!!:)

  4. Michelle from Holley & Gill
    14. Oct, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    So true about being yourself when you blog, in my opinion, the best tip for anyone who wants to pursue blogging.

  5. Anna@ In Honor of Design
    14. Oct, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    I love that…be the blog you want to read:) Such a good rule to follow!
    Great tips!

  6. Carole
    14. Oct, 2010 at 7:18 pm #

    Nicely put. Absolutely loved the BYW course too!

  7. Chedva @ belly's button
    14. Oct, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Thank you guys, and thanks Ludmila for including me in this series.

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