3 things that I wish I knew before starting my blog

Wow! I cannot believe how fast time flies. I very clearly remember the day I decided to start my blog. If you want to read more about why I started my blog click here. As I write this it has been 3 years since I launched devan smiles. That is wild! Anywho, here are 3 things that I wish I knew before starting my blog.

picture of Devan sitting behind a computer in the bottom left corner. Surrounding that image is blobs in various pinks and greys. Over top of the blogs is text that says 3 things I wish I knew before starting my blog, followed by www.devansmiles.com

1. It is a lot of fucking work
I don’t even blog as my job but I definitely see how it could be one. There is the writing, the photos, the creating, the social media. Yes these seem pretty simple but it goes so much deeper then just those. You have to have the idea, then create it, respond to people, deal with shitty people, be engaging, and a lot more. After doing this as a hobby I definity can see how much work it really is.

2. You need to study analytics

I really didn’t know much about analytics before I started my blog. Like I knew that there were certain aspects that affect how peoples stuff can do. I knew about the algorithms and what not but I truly did not know how deep it went. It is a lot. There is SEO and finding the right hashtags. There is engagement and so much more! if you are interested in learning more about what I am talking about, I have my pinterest board for blog learning linked here

3. consistency is key

If you want your blog to get anywhere you need to be consistent. Which can be hard when you are trying to live your life. Lucky for me I don’t have much going on other than a decent social life when we are not in a pandemic, so I have lots of time to write and think. However there are thing that can get in your way which can affect everything.

So there are 3 things that I wish I knew before starting my blog, Would they have deterred me from starting my blog? No, but I would have dug a bit deeper into everything before launching. I would have become more aware of what I would need to do to get better responses. I have definity learnt as I go along and now have a better understanding of it all.

Until next time


Hi there! my name is Devan and I am the writer behind this blog! by day I am a HVAC design technician, by night I write this blog....sometimes. I plan to write about everyday life, minimalism, feminism, and the environment. hope you enjoy the blog as much as I enjoy writing it. Also I post on my Instagram when I upload a new blog so follow me there too!

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