The Blogger Sharing. Happy Half-Year-versary!

To my dearest:

Can you believe it?! Tomorrow marks my 6 months of my relaunch! How exciting is that?! I relaunched on April 3, 2017 and it’s truly been a wonderful ride so far. I wanted to take the chance and share my blogging experience and my take on blogging (while sharing an outfit with you all of course!).

chanel bag little black dressDRESS: TWOFEATHER (SZ: S) | BAG: CHANEL | SHOES: REBECCA MINKOFF [s/o – similar]

Persistence: Forget the Numbers and Keep Going

In blogging, I feel like persistence is key. It gets frustrating when numbers don’t add up to the amount of work put in, but it truly takes time and effort. I remember struggling to pass the 10k follower mark on instagram. It was so so frustrating! It took me months to get past that, but once I was past that it spiked up to 19k quick! And now I’m at a little over 25k, it’s not a lot, but it’s slowly getting there. I feel like there’s always going to be points where your numbers will be stagnant. However, if you keep up with content creation and don’t fall behind, everything else will follow.

dw classic petite watch wrap dressWATCH: DANIEL WELLINGTON | RINGS: H&M [s/o – similar]

*For DW watch, use code “OPHELIA” at DanielWellington, for 15% off entire purchase!*

Consistency: Meet Your Own Deadlines

Ah, “everything will follow…”, it’s such a reassuring phrase. However, consistency really is important for that to happen. I always keep up with content creation. For example, I give myself a professional editorial timeline, where my posts are up always Mondays and Thursdays by midnight. There are times during long weekends I would forget and have to work until 6am to crank out content by Monday when most people are awake to read my post. Things happen, but I stay up to make sure all posts are out Mondays and Thursdays without delay! I feel like consistency allows my readers to know how serious I am about my job as a blogger. Sharing on social media about five times a week is also something I work on as well!

Vision: The Long Term Goal vs. Short Term Achievements

I find with all things, vision plays a major role to success. Vision is more of a long term goal to strive for rather than focusing on short term achievements. I personally think people get disheartened in blogging, because they don’t have a vision and only focus on the present. I ask myself, where do I want to be in 5 years with blogging? Then, I pour in everything that I have into that goal and don’t look back. Do I invest a lot of time and money into this blog? Heck yeah! Am I making the respective revenue off it? No. But if I keep getting discouraged by the little matters, I won’t ever get anywhere. I invest the money I make back into my blog to make it grow and to create better content. My vision is for my blog to become better and better!

little gold accessoriesNECKLACE: FREEDOM BY TOPSHOP [s/0 – similar] | RINGS: H&M [s/o – similar]

Do What You Love. Be Happy. Enjoy yourself.

Self explanatory. You have to love what you do. Blogging takes a lot of time and effort. It’s definitely mentally draining as well, because when you’re a small blogger – you’re essentially a PR, content creator, digital market strategist, editor, and more all in one! Because I care about my blog, and enjoy the process of content creation and sharing, I’m working on it Full-Time. And frankly, I spend way more than 40 hours on it weekly. With my degree and credentials, I can definitely make more money working a stable Full-Time job. But I’m enjoying myself to the fullest with this job and I’m happy where I am.

blogger babe twofeather wrap dress

Be You.

This is so so important in blogging. I make sure to create authentic and genuine content even if it’s sponsored. Not losing yourself in a sea of sponsorship and revenue is crucial. I launched my blog under “Sincerely Ophelia” because I wanted to remind myself to keep all my sharing sincere and true. Another thing is – I think everybody has their own unique voice. Not trying to imitate anyone and just let your personality shine is important as well! Really, just be you.

I could probably go on and on about the various topics and it could probably come up to a whole book! But, I think you guys get the outlook of my view on blogging. I’m proud to have come to where I am as a blogger. Perhaps I have not gotten very far, but I’m working as hard as I can at something! – I’m enjoying life to the fullest! Thank you for reading my sharing! Share back your thoughts! I’d love to hear from you all!

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Sincerely Ophelia

Sincerely Ophelia

Hi! It’s Ophelia! I’m just a fun-size petite Asian girl living life in NYC, with a big heart for the love of life. I'm an overshareer of all sorts and enjoy inspiring others. Through this blog, I hope to share my styling ideas, shopping finds, latest trends, and solutions to everything related to fashion and beauty.

For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.
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*Some items in this post is sponsored. Opinions are unbiased and based on my own experience.*

48 Comments

  1. October 2, 2017 / 12:18 AM

    I loved reading this post and very much enjoyed your love for sharing. SO Thank you!

    Keep going on the hard work!! You are absolutely right about consistency. That is key.

    xo Jamie

    http://jamieonthings.com/

  2. October 2, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    Happy 6 months blog-versary! I agree to stay true to oneself when blogging. Welcome to world of bloggers!

  3. Andrea
    October 2, 2017 / 10:56 AM

    WOW, this is such a great mile point. I remember when I arrived at 6 months I couldn’t believe it. It was the most incredible feeling ever. It is so important to remember why you started blogging in the first place. You need to enjoy it. Even if its been a week, 6 months, 3 years or ten.

  4. October 2, 2017 / 11:02 AM

    Congrats on 6-month of blogging! I think you do a great job! I’m sure you’ll achieve a lot by working that hard!

  5. October 2, 2017 / 11:35 AM

    Consistency but remembering why you’re blogging certainly helps. congrats on the 6 months of blogging re-launch

  6. Anne Yedlin
    October 2, 2017 / 12:55 PM

    You made some great points here. Consistency and setting goals is very important. Believing in yourself and giving your all always perseveres in the end.

  7. October 2, 2017 / 1:28 PM

    At times, following my own deadlines becomes so difficult, but I don’t allow myself to lag behind! I think that is one of the keys to successful blogging! Loved your outfit! 🙂

  8. October 2, 2017 / 2:54 PM

    Wow I can’t believe it has been 6 months, it feels like only yesterday I was reading about your relaunch but you have always done so much in that time.

  9. natalielovesbeauty
    October 2, 2017 / 5:07 PM

    Congrats! Always exciting to celebrating any form of blogiversary. I’m obsessed with stripes, so of course I’m on love with your outfit!

  10. Amber
    October 2, 2017 / 8:26 PM

    Happy 6 months to you, and yes, I agree with this advice. It’s always so important to be yourself!

  11. Claudia Krusch
    October 2, 2017 / 8:39 PM

    This is a great post. I will have to share it with a friend of mine. She is just starting out with her blog.

    • October 2, 2017 / 8:40 PM

      That’s great! Good luck to her! Hope she enjoys it and has lots of fun with it!

  12. confettiandbliss
    October 2, 2017 / 8:57 PM

    What a fabulous blue dress with white pinstripes. It’s perfect for day and night! Keep these wonderful styles coming. I look forward to seeing what you’ll be modeling next. 🙂

  13. October 2, 2017 / 10:04 PM

    Congrats on your half-year-versary! Blogging can be overwhelming, confusing and frustrating at times, but nothing beats the joy and fulfillment that come with it. Loved reading this post & agree with all the points, especially the part about staying consistent (been struggling with that myself).
    Thanks for the inspiration, keep up the great work! <3

  14. zarrah
    October 2, 2017 / 10:11 PM

    Happy half year dear.
    I hope the best in your blog and wish you many years to come.
    Btw, lovin’ this dress, looking great!

    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  15. October 2, 2017 / 10:51 PM

    Wow 6 months since your relaunch and you have put in great effort. Taking notes, thanks

  16. October 3, 2017 / 3:33 AM

    Your pics looks really good . Let you achieve all your goals as per your plans

  17. October 3, 2017 / 6:49 AM

    Congrats on your 6 months of blogging! I’ve always been the long term thinking type of gal and totally agree of being you when blogging, it adds uniqueness to your blog that differentiate you from others.

  18. October 3, 2017 / 9:39 AM

    Congrats on your 6 month milestone! With the way you blog, I thought you had been doing it much longer!

  19. October 3, 2017 / 9:57 AM

    Happy 6 months blog anniversary :D… I am in love with your outfit 🙂

  20. October 3, 2017 / 1:45 PM

    I have been following you for quite some time and I love your blog and your Instagram I think you are rad. I love the looks you always choose and congrats on it being six months since your relaunch x

  21. October 3, 2017 / 5:41 PM

    You are so right – if you don’t blog because you love it, it will wear you out! I’m definitely still trying to grow my blog and it can be really challenging to keep it going when you’re wearing multiple hats to keep it alive. So congrats to you in the success you’ve had thus far! I’m sure we’ll see much more great things from you in the future! 🙂

  22. October 3, 2017 / 6:36 PM

    I found myself starting to ignore the numbers a while back. If you obsess over them, you’ll never be satisfied. Instead of enjoying yourself and your work, which is crucial to blogging, you’ll always be thinking, “if only I had a thousand more followers, then it would be the right number”.

  23. October 3, 2017 / 7:29 PM

    Girl, you are killing it in that dress! One of the hardest things at the beginning for me was finding ways to stay present and consistent. It’s such a crowded industry and we all have to find our own authentic voices.

    Britt Mont | http://www.othersideof25.com

  24. October 3, 2017 / 9:46 PM

    Happy 6 months blog-versary! Can totally relate to being a small bloggers and having to manage all aspects of it.

  25. October 3, 2017 / 10:17 PM

    Happy Half-A-Year Relaunch Anniversary. Celebrate blogging is like a baby so be proud!

  26. October 4, 2017 / 4:20 AM

    Congratulations on your relaunch! Never easy to relaunch your brand. I agree. You really have to set goals or deadlines or else, you won’t be able to finish anything.

  27. October 4, 2017 / 10:02 AM

    Happy Relaunch! Loving these photos. Especially the dainty jewelry.

  28. October 4, 2017 / 12:57 PM

    This is a great post! Thanks for those tips, will always keep them in mind. Looking forward to read more of your blogs 🙂

  29. October 4, 2017 / 2:24 PM

    happy anniversary with your blog! loving that outfit and that watch is too cute!!

  30. Kate Boyland
    October 4, 2017 / 2:37 PM

    Oh gosh ! congratulations on your anniversary. A great post some wonderful tip. I look forward to reading more of your blogg

  31. October 4, 2017 / 7:15 PM

    Congrats on the anniversary! I love that dress!

  32. helenafree
    October 4, 2017 / 9:43 PM

    I really loved your post! I like how you were very honest about your blogging life and your tips to succeed.

  33. October 5, 2017 / 10:15 AM

    Happy re-launch! What a lovely post to share that excitement! Your page is gorgeous and so is that blue dress!

  34. Aarika
    October 6, 2017 / 4:51 PM

    Cute dress! I adore the pinstripes. Congrats on your re-launch!

  35. October 8, 2017 / 5:58 AM

    Really insightful post especially for bloggers 😃

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