Ask me – How did you let people know about your blog?

blogging, advice, blog, school

Hey Kemi, I’m 16 years old and doing my GCSEs, and I started my own blog a few months ago. I’m a bit embarrassed to tell anyone at my school, but I also don’t like having to keep it a secret. How should I go about letting people know, and how did you do it?

My cousin made me my first free website when I was 10, I used templates to slowly teach myself how to code in HTML, and I guess you can say for the past 10 years I’ve had a whole lot of websites online, about all types of things, before settling on Skylish (which I only started to take seriously at the end of 2015). When I started secondary school, I thought having a website was pretty cool, so I told one of my good friends. But, you know how kids are… whereas now I can be very proud about my online side-hustle, back then, there was absolutely nothing cool about sitting at home, coding websites and writing blogs. I realised that very quickly when the friend I told started to spread it as if it was some joke – I officially drew a line between my life online, and my life offline, even deciding to go online by my middle ‘British’ name (Catherine), to make sure nobody from school knew I had a website…

Oct 26 2016 at 11:04 pm   ·   Advice, Chatty

Blogging Tips | A few basics for new bloggers

Blogging takes a little while to get used to, and when I look back at my old posts, I realised how absolutely clueless I was. I’m definitely no expert, and I’m still learning along with everyone else, but I thought it could be useful to share a few basics for new bloggers…

Oct 19 2016 at 10:16 pm   ·   Advice, Chatty