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How to grow your blog

I get many emails asking me for tips on how to grow your blog so I figured I should just write a post, and help everyone instead of having to keep typing my answer over and over again. the power of the internet right ;)??

I guess I’m pretty excited that I’ve been able to grow my blog from about 100 readers maybe a year to now over 200-300 visitors every day so I’m going to be sharing with you how I did it 🙂

Blogging is not always about looking pretty in make up and circle lenses 😉

How my blogging started

As you can see I’ve been blogging on and off since a very long time ago, I’ve blogged on Xanga, abondoned it, started blogging on wordpress, abandoned it and then decided to start blogging again on blogger because it was easier 🙂

My very first blogs were about stuff you would so not care about, what I ate for breakfast, when I went to the toilet, how sweet my then boyfriend was *throw up* haha not something people would care about unless you were like Rhianna or something.

I blogged for myself and I was friggin bored at work, so talking about my day to a screen was mildy more interesting than what I WAS doing during the day. At that point I didn’t care if anyone read it and when I got like 1 comment from a friend I was like YAY validation, maybe my life isn’t so miserable!! Hahaha

Then I guess, my life because busy, I actually started LIVING life, instead of talking about it and I stopped blogging.

Fast forward to August 2012 I decided to actually try turning blogging into something more serious and see what opportunities it can present to me, I started re-reading my old favourite bloggers like XiaXue and QiuQiu and started following Cheesy and more bloggers here and there. It has taken me about 6 months to get to where I am and here are my 3 tips.

1. Make sure you WANT it more than anything else

I think the very first tip is mainly your attitude towards blogging. If you’re doing it cause your bored or cause you have nothing else to do, don’t expect it to grow overnight and become popular and have everyone knocking on your door, because chances are if you don’t care they wont either.

What I mean is that you are going to want to blog more than anything else. When your friends ask you to go try the friggin awesome new Japanese place for dinner and you were supposed to blog, you are going to have to go home and blog. I believe if you want it THAT much you will get it.

When blogging became more serious for me, I started scheduling posts to do during my week, and even if it was 1 am and I’m shit tired and my eyebags are drooping so much, that I know I created extra Photoshop work for myself I will still drag myself out of bed and blog. Unfortunately when blogging does not pay you, you’re going to have to do this on top of the job that you work to feed yourself and stuff 🙂

I gave up a lot of hobbies including teaching dance and going to dance classes to make room for blogging because I just love it so much now I can’t stop thinking about it 🙂 That should first be your attitude.

2. Be consistent and create a schedule

I don’t know about you, but my pet peeve is blogs that are like randomly updated or like NEVER updated. You get really excited reading a few blog entries and then the blogger disappears for like 3 months while they live their life. Hahaha sorry bloggers have to tell their readers about their life like all that time 😛 We are a nosy bunch and if you don’t satisfy our craving we’ll move on >:).

My biggest growth came from the period where I decided I will do regular posts on certain things every week. Even when I went overseas for 3 weeks, I made sure that I had outfit shots ready to be posted and stayed in my hotel and blogged.

Not updating your blog is like touch of death for bloggers :P. You need to treat your blog like any other media channel like TV – TV shows are on every week if not they will tell you that week it wont be on next week – how angry will your watchers be if you decide to put a TV show whenever you want, once a month then once a week then once a month? Friggin annoying.

Even if you can’t blog that much at least choose a frequency you can keep up with, once a week or once a month you choose it and let your readers know so we don’t have to keep visiting your page and get disappointed it isn’t updated.

3.Quality over quantity

I am a nazi when it comes to presenting my blog. I will sit on photoshop for hours to make sure everything looks right. I will re-upload an image if I see something wrong and I need to fix it, I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

I do apologise thought sometimes its like 3 am and I’m tired and I miss things but I try and give my best for every single blog post that I create. Doing this will also make brands and sponsors more confident in you, and that you will represent their brand in the best way you can.

When sponsors choose a blogger to promote to they want to be associated with something that is consistently quality – they don’t want to risk their brand looking bad.

I know some great bloggers and their best posts and work take them 2 weeks or more to put together, making sure everything they say has meaning and said the write way. Writing is not really that easy, especially if you are not trained to so you just need to take a bit of time and think about it.

This is probably the best tip I can give you if you want to get involved with more sponsors and brands.

Then what?

After you’ve done all 3 things you just need to make sure your blog can be found by people. I suggest you go follow some other blogs, comment on their stuff and share as much love as you can. They may choose to visit your blog and follow back.

I still make time to follow as many blogs as I can, that way I can also check out what other bloggers are doing and send some appreciation their way as well.

Also make sure you are on twitter, facebook, instagram and all that, it will mean you get to speak to more people and have more people to share to when you have a new blog post and stuff like that.

To be honest there is no magical powder that will suddenly grow your blog, and its just a lot of hardwork dedication and sticking to it no matter how stupid you feel when only 30 people look at your blog post you spend 3 hours making. Keep at it and one day god will repay you for your effort 🙂

So that’s it :)!! Believe in your dreams and NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Grab a friend and keep going :)!!!

I love supporting you all and I encourage you to share your blog with me in the comment below 🙂 I will follow every single person that shares their blog with me in this post :D!!!!! And hopefully other girls visiting will follow each other’s blogs too 🙂 If you know a blogger that wants to become serious don’t forget to share the love and send them this blog post  :DD!

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♥ Make life beautiful 

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  • Reply
    Pri B
    January 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Aww thank you for the advice!
    Also I really love your blog.

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    January 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Thanks for sharing! I found this really helpful Wengie!

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    January 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

    As someone whose recently started to become a serious blogger, I love reading other blogs to gain inspiration and motivation, so thanks for putting in the time and effort Wengie 🙂 Also great tips I'll be sure to remember.

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    Just Plain Delirious
    January 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I totally agree with some points you noted there! Thanks for sharing this! And also, I do follow your blog and read all your posts, love them!

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    January 20, 2013 at 11:07 am

    thanks for sharing wengie! gonna change my blogging habit :v hehe

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    January 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

    in that last picture your cat is like 'mum ur embarassing me O_O'

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    Lara Takahashi
    January 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Wengie, what you are telling has a point. You have also done a lot of advertising which is cool. But please give up spammy commenting (bot?) – it will do you no good. Just advice. I like your blog 🙂
    x, Lara

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      January 20, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Hi Lara, apologies, that was someone that got access to my blog and was wreaking havoc 🙁 I have since changed my password – but I have no idea what was done O_O!!

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    Katie Clark
    January 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks for sharing wengie! 😀
    I definitely need to start blogging better this year~ and stop being so lazy xD

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    Hannah T.
    January 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Nice post! I just started my blog in december so this is very useful. I've been following you and your blog is amazing! I read every post, keep it up 😉
    x Hannah

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    January 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Great tips!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post 🙂
    Happy Sunday Hun xoxo

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    January 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Good post, I agree with you =D

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    An Tran
    January 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Wengie, thank you for reading my email and writing this post.I can relate to so many things that you said. It does feel like a wasted effort when I spent so much time on a post and see that it only has like 13 views, but I will never give up on my passion! I will be writing a post on my personal blog about inspiration and hope you will follow that or my beauty blog. Thank you for this and all the support!

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    Celyx Lim
    January 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Very true! I really put a lot of effort into my blog and my blog posts, in return hoping that it could grow one day as well. Anyways, thank you for the word and the inspiring motivation! Keep rocking, pretty! xoxo

    Celyx Lim

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    January 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Yup step 1 is the key before anything else and of course patience!! Nice post!

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    Rei Kouken
    January 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you soo much ^_^ This was super inspiring and helpful!! I'll make sure to do the best that I can do! ^w^

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    Mindy Fan
    January 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks for this advice! This was super helpful and it's so inspiring for me!!

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    January 20, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! `I recently found your blog and I admire it a lot and it's very inspiring. I started a blog awhile ago and of course, I abandoned it for a good three months as well but I did the same things as you (reading XX, qiu qiu, etc) to reinspire myself to try and update more often haha. Looking forward to more posts ^_^

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    Vivian Yuen
    January 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    You're so sweet to share this! Love the things you post =)

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    Florien M.
    January 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing this advice! It gave me a lot of new ideas 🙂 love ur blog! XX

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    THT Christina
    January 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Great tips Wengie ^^ and you look ADORABLE!

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    January 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    These are great advice. I havent been updating my blog in forever since I just started class again and being a busy college student really take up my time. But now im going to put sometime to the side for blog posts. (:


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    January 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    these are great tips! for me, i feel like i've been trying to do more exciting things so i have something to blog about, so blogging is helping me too XD i just need to find more blogs to read and follow!

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    January 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    wow – i am totally in love with your blog! it is gorgeous! keep on the good work – i follow now! <3


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    January 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Ever since you liked one of my pictures on Instagram, I checked your blog out and I loved it!
    I followed your blog and I read almost every post you have posted up since started following you.
    Come by my blog. I blog about everything, from personal thoughts to outfit of the days to makeup, etc.


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    January 21, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Lovely post 🙂


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    January 21, 2013 at 3:59 am

    great post!! good tips!! you have such a lovely blog here! 😀

    Click me for my NEW BLOG

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    January 21, 2013 at 4:40 am

    1st time visited & get the good info / tips here ^^
    thanks for sharing =)

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    January 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Hola guapa gracias por pasarte por mi blog te apetece seguirnos? 1 beso

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    LOLA C.
    January 22, 2013 at 8:39 am



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    Miss Z
    January 22, 2013 at 10:23 am

    This is true!

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    January 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I like yours 😉

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    January 22, 2013 at 11:33 am

    thanks for sharing wengie! Nice post!! I love your blog!! I follow you!!

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    Laura Dittrich
    January 22, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Great advices! I follow them all, because I really love blogging and enjoy it.
    I think though, that the most common mistakes in a lot of new bloggers is to ask others to follow each other. The problem with this is, that people will not follow you because they really love your style, but only because you will follow them back. This is not the way to build a solid and true fanbase. It is better to have patience and let your blog grow slowly but solidly. x
    Fashion Landscape

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    Jennifer Montes
    January 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    What about following each other?

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    January 22, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    thank you 😀

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    Y además sombreros
    January 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Que guapa estás.
    Un beso.

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    Gemma Gonzalez
    January 22, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    kisses 😀

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    Clarie Cupcakes
    January 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for your wise advise Wengie. 😀

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    January 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    y menudo vicio!


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    Nuria ArMo
    January 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    mmuy guapa!!

    un besito desde

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    January 22, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Olá Stela

    Nice blog, I'm already follow you. Follow mw too.

    Venha participar do SORTEIO da marca Ellis Beach Wear, que está presenteando as seguidoras do blog com um maiô, biquini ou sunga, a escolha do ganhador.

    AMIGA da MODA by Kinha

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    Otro blog fashion
    January 22, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Love your cat so much <3
    Good luck!!!

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    La petit
    January 22, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hola guapa, acabo de ver tu blog, cotilleando un poco y me parece muy interesante.

    Si quieres te invito a pasar por el mio y seguirnos.

    Un besazo

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    Effe coco
    January 22, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    i discovered yuor comment and blog.follow yuo.if yuo like my blog follow me too.

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    January 22, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    estupendo post 🙂

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    Tere Ávila
    January 22, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    great post honey, nice tips and recommendations!


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    Agora tô pronta
    January 23, 2013 at 2:40 am

    very nice
    Vanessa <3

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    January 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Thank you for all of the tips! I'll be sure to keep them in mind! ^w^
    You have easily become one of my favourite bloggers what with your content, and your blog template!
    I look forward to your future posts! ^^

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    Mi Infinita Wishlist
    January 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

    To blog se ve precioso! buenos consejos!




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    Rowan Reiding
    January 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for the tips, seems like I'm on the good road!



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    Martha Lozano
    January 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm



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    Cristina Freckles
    January 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    This post is so useful¡¡ I did'nt know your blog,,, I think you're so pretty 🙂

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    January 23, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    nice post 😉

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    Jenny / Rocknrollerr
    January 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    this is such a nice post! Never give up, that is what I tell myself everytime.

    X Jenny
    Join the give away to win a pair of Romwe leggings on

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    Rebecca Ragionieri
    January 23, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo outfit sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:

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    January 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    That is such great advice and you are so inspiring!. You have encouraged me to keep going. I would love for you to check out my blog!

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    January 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    sweet style, kisses

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    January 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Just started blogging, still sort of feeling my way around…LOVELOVELOVE your blog, specially your hauls and tutorials 😀 Thank you for following and encouraging budding bloggers (like me) 🙂

    ps. Yes, I'm started on wordpress…not sure why 🙁

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    Kharn Yee
    January 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

    Found your blog from Instagram! Thank you for these tips, I love my blog and I will try the another 2 tips more frequent.

    Nice to find out your blog. Followed!

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    January 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Ahw your blog is so cute! I love it! and you are beautiful as well! I will love it if you follow me, and hope there are other people who want that to! I follow back 😉
    XX !

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    Nana Chouchou
    February 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks so much! It's really hard starting out so this is like a vote of confidence for me!

    It would mean a lot if you checked out my blog ^^


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    Swinger couple
    February 3, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I loved all of these posts. A lot of these things we have, but I got some really great ideas.

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    new residential projects
    February 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

    like it your all post this a amzing blog. pls info this blog.

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    February 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    This is all really good advice! I think consistency is really important – I read several blogs that only update once a week, but I KNOW that so I don't expect anything else. I hate finding a really awesome blog only for the blogger to not write for ages!

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    February 20, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Aww thank you for this wonderful motivating post. As someone who just started blogging seriously, this is what I really need. I love how you're so kind and motivating although you're really pretty and popular 😀 I do check your blog from time to time and I had this D: face when you liked two of my photos on Instagram haha. I honestly don't write good but I do love blogging, just never really took it seriously until recently. So I thank you for this post ^^

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    Michelle Andrew Nicole
    February 21, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    I found your blog only a few days back (so I'm a few-days-old-follower hehe) so only now then I saw this post and this is a really good help! I really need to create a schedule because I'm trying to balance out my blog and YouTube together, I tend to neglect one of them from time to time and get mad at myself for that. I used to blog about just my life too! And it got quite a good amount of views but because I stopped for too long, everyone moved on (and now, people aren't as interested in your life as like you said, unless you're like Rihanna haha) so now I'm trying to build my blog up again but this time, I'm sharing not only my life, I blog about beauty, fashion and sometimes just really random stuff. Love your blog and you by the way! (I mean of course I do, otherwise I wouldn't have followed you when I found you few days back right XD) xx

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    prudence yeo
    February 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    That's an awesome post! Appreciate you taking your time out to guide us who have just started blogging. Been following your Instagram before coming here and definitely no regrets! Looking forward to your next post!

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    February 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    OMG~!!!!!! Ur so inspiring! This tips r very helpful and good! 😉

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    February 25, 2013 at 1:45 am

    thanks so much for helpful and inspiring post!
    i also spent sooooo much work into the design of my blog so far, setting up to restart blogging after having given it up 2 years ago 🙂 hope i can somehow catch up with the blogging world again!

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      March 11, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Wow you new blog design is amazing!!! Can you do a tutorial on how you got that scrolling thing at the top?? Usually only see them on wordpress blog 😀 If you do a tutorial can you reply this comment with your link :D??

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      March 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      well, it was not completely my full creation 🙂 i took a template from and cut out everything except of the slider codes (see credits at the bottom of my blog). then i customized some little details around it like adding another box (the pink box) in it or changing fonts and size etc.
      then, i started to build up my entire blog design =]

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    March 3, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Hi! You really are an inspiration for me as a growing blogger
    In fact, you're the reason I started my blog hahaha

    Hope you have a look at it, maybe follow me?


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      March 11, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Oh wow, how can I say no to that 🙂 I'm following you now – you are SUPPERR cute :D!!! Arghgh!!

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    March 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Yayyy Wengie!!!
    Thank you for always putting in so much effort in putting together your outfits and makeup to looking fantastic!
    You've really inspired me this year to revive my page and start blogging again xD! Keep up the good work!
    You know a lot of my friends are saying how they're sick of seeing my face and luvos all the time without realising how much effort it takes to think and prepare behind every photograph, every makeup and time it takes to put it all together for everyone's few seconds of entertainment! So you've really encouraged me!
    much love,
    Janey xx~

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    Josele Yap
    March 17, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    That's such a great post! Really helpful and I'm actually doing your advice right now. I'm still a newbie and hope i could grow more followers 😉 Thanks a lot!

    Checkout my makeup – fashion blog. 🙂


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    March 20, 2013 at 11:35 am

    You're wonderfully unselfish! It's such a rare quality these days, what with people being paranoid about facing competition and all that. What an interesting read! It's definitely good to know that the only way to reap rewards is through hard (then harder) work!!

    Thank you for sharing 😀

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    매기 마기
    April 12, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Thx for leaving a comment on my blog.. If not I wouldn't found another great blog…. Like your blog so much and it really motivate a newbie blogger like me…. <3 <3

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    April 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I also had my fair share of small blabbing blogs. Tumblr, xanga, live journal over and over again. When you major is journalism basically you do need to write, but also the best experience a person has for journalism—to get hired—is a blog.

    I do want to get serious, but I want to sort things out with my life and try to get that schedule down. Try to get that quality down. Try to get everything settled, even if most of my life isn't.

    Eventually I'll become serious and eventually i will have something to show for; this is helpful, as well as a booster to get my ass on it. I have so much to say and no one to tell say it to. It makes me sad, empty almost because I was clearly born to write or speak & I'm not putting my talents o good use.

    Thanks for the post! When I do have something to show for, I will post it here. But for now I will go look at other blogs.

    Do you know what holds me back as well? The layout, I am a perfectionist as well so making it has been taking a long time. Especially because I have to learn more than the just basic HTML or CSS. =_= Furthermore, on this topic, I have been trying to get better out of the day pictures taken. I feel bad for always taking it on my phone. I don't have the greatest cameras out there either, but I guess that takes time as well, huh?

    Well good day to you.

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    May 9, 2013 at 5:11 am

    thank you wengie for sharing this,i'm always inspired by your real talk especially the it's cool to be uncool♥ i'm new to blogging so please help me
    (~ ̄▽ ̄)~


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    May 23, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Hi Wengie! This post is so helpful ! I've been on& off about my blog for some time last year but at the end of the year I decided to be more enthusiastic about it after having one comment as well! I have the same views as yours, you are always my inspiration!


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    Chiew Nee
    June 2, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This is really helpful!!
    Thank you so much for sharing these tips =D
    I'm getting quite hard working in blogging too recently.
    I try to blog like once every two days so that my blog is not too dead.
    Hopefully one day my hard work will pays off!
    Thank you again for sharing!!!

    With lots of LOVE <333

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    Gulli Chan
    June 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Hi Wengie! ^^
    This was really inspirational to read! I'm writing a blog together with my friend and we're trying to update frequently, but there are always times when I'm waaaay to tired to write and stuff… And as I'm still in school I get overloaded with homework… After reading this I will once again really try and pull myself together!
    Oh and I LOVE your style! You're sooo cute. <3 I hope we one day will be able to have an awesome blog like you.

    Gulli Chan~

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    Haychee Nguyen
    June 19, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Hi Wengie!
    Thank you for these useful tips on growing your blog!
    I actually just started blogging regularly and you're one of the first few blogs I'm starting to read!
    I hope one day we'll be able to meet at an Australian blogging conference! ^^

    Much love, haycheepoo :3

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    Crystal Lin
    June 29, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Loved this blog post. When you truly love blogging, there is nothing that will stop you from blogging. Keep up the good work

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    July 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for all the tip! I love reading your detailed blog posts they really teach me something here and there

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    July 20, 2013 at 1:59 am

    really nice tips!
    Thanks for sharing and I really love our blog.
    I learn a lot of things on this blog. 🙂

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    Linsey Yo
    July 30, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Great tips! :3 I can fully relate to how you were before. I've been on and off blogging on Xanga, WordPress, Blogger since 7th grade and after a while it got too time consuming. But now I realized that I wanted to really reach out to others and share with them anything I can. It's always great for me as a reader to be able to learn from someone else's blog and I hope to do the same. 🙂

    PS. I really enjoy reading your posts, and I know what you mean when you're a perfectionist with your blog. I find myself staring at the computer trying to make the best graphics possible all the time.

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    August 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    considered reading your blog today because I love watching your videos! You're so pretty ! thanks for sharing with us.these are amazing tips.

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    Ginny Hana ◕‿◕。
    October 22, 2013 at 5:54 am

    You are so nice to share all the tips with all of us out here. I hope you are still reading the comment over here. I just accidentally bumped into ur blog some days ago. And started follow you since then. You created awesome content. Love it!

    I hope you could visit me back, and give me some advice to improve. 😀

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