Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hello there! I'm Elycia from the blog ♥elycia. I am a vintage loving cat lady living in a cute house on a quiet street with my husband and our two sweet little cats. I absolutely love to blog, it adds so much to my life and I am very excited to be here today to share some things that I have learned about blogging over the last few years.

Hopefully blogging is something that gets you excited; it definitely does it for me!

1. Blog about what you Love. ---> My favorite, and therefore most repeated, piece of advice related to blogging is to blog about what you love. I always blog about things that I am interested in, feel passionately about, and love. I feel like the best blogs are the ones where you can tell that the writers are excited about the things they are writing about. If you are having fun with what you are doing, other people will be able to tell. Excitement is infectious!

2. Have Fun. ---> Try to use your blog as a tool//reminder to have more fun, not as something that you feel like you have to do that is stopping you from having fun. I'm not sure if that makes sense to everyone so I will give you an example. I love putting together fun outfits, even on days that I am just hanging around the house. I use outfit posts as a way to encourage me to go ahead and wear something fantastic even if I don't have anything special planned. I also use my blog as an "excuse" to set aside time to do fun little DIY projects. It's not just for's for my blog!

3. Negativity. ---> Never let negativity get you down. 100% of people will not love 100% of what you are doing 100% of the time. It is inevitable that eventually someone out there is not going to love something that you shared on your blog. If someone goes out of their way to leave you a nasty comment, don't stress about it. For realsies! I bet you a kitten that in most cases these Negative Nancies are just looking to get a response from you. Never let a faceless internet someone ruin your day.

4. Photos. ---> Great photos make a blog. I have learned over the years that the better my blog photos are, the more I like visiting my own blog. Because hey, if YOU don't want to visit your blog everyday how can you expect other people to want to? I love taking photos and over the last few years I have been using more and more of my own photos on my blog. I really prefer blogs where people use their own photos instead of images that can be seen all over the internet. It is just a little something that makes a blog more unique and enjoyable to visit.

5. Make Friends. ---> Get friendly with other bloggers. My absolute favourite part of having a blog is the people I have met and the friendships I have made. It took me a while to really make some great connections because I am pretty shy with one on one interactions with new people. I am so glad that I decided to put on my big girl pants and get to know some awesome people that I would not have met if it wasn't for my blog. Don't be afraid to reach out to bloggers you admire//feel you have a connection with; they might just feel the same way about you! Having blog buddies just makes blogging that much more fun!

I hope that sharing what I have learned about blogging over these last few years gave you something to think about! Blogging is something that I feel passionately about and I love chatting about it. Feel free to come visit my blog or say hello to me on Twitter! ♥elycia

Find Elycia Here:  Blog  |  Twitter

I love what you had to say about photographs. They really are such an important aspect of the blog! Thank you Elycia! 


  1. Awh! Elycia is so inspiring! This was wonderful to read.

  2. I love Elycia's blog! This was a great read!

    xo Madeline Grace

  3. I love your blog, Elycia! You're one of my most favorite blogging ladies. You are such a bright girl, with such a bright attitude and your wardrobe is amazing. <3

    I so agree with you on all of these, especially writing what YOU love, not letting negativity get to you and making friends. That's what all of my blogging is about - having fun, being positive, making friends and enjoying my home on the web!!! <3

    And thank you, lovely Savannah for posting this!

  4. What a lovely post. Both of you guys are very adorable and I would like to feature you guys on my blog's Meowsday feauture.

    But with out any business at hand, great post. I can really learn a thing or two from this.

    Mary from ♥ ♥

  5. Great advise Elycia! Really inspirational!

  6. Great lessons learned and advice. I agree about the photos. Sometimes as a reader, it's just easier to skim. PS - Love that blue background photo. It pops.

  7. fun fun post!! and great little tips!!!

  8. Totally know what you mean :) xoxo

  9. Great tips! Thank you :)

  10. I've tagged you sweet girl! Join in on the fun if you'd like to, or just enjoy seeing what I've written from my turn of being tagged.
    xo. Little Miss
    {here's the link}