HELLO!!!! i’m alexandra of twirling pages and i’m so!! hyped!! to be guest posting on tiffany’s blog today. for those of you who don’t know, i’m tiffany’s oldest friend (not old like, i’m OLD but i’ve known her for since we were TINY). i’d like to say i’m the one responsible for the existence of this blog (💁🏻♀️) because i kept pestering her to start a blog. and that’s what i’ll do to you today!!
so. here’s why everyone should start a blog:
it’s a journal of a sort
for me, blogging is the brain dump i need. sometimes it feel so good to just rant and talk about what’s on my mind. i started book blogging because my IRL friends didn’t really care for the books i was reading. they didn’t really care for me talking about all my feels. which is why blogging is so great! you can get all the thoughts and energy out without potentially destroying friendships!!!
internet friends!! are wonderful!!
i know it can seem a little intimidating at first, but internet friends are honestly THE BEST. (at least the ones i’ve met in the book community so far) if you’re ever feeling down, you can always count on the world wide web. :’’) since everyone is from different places and backgrounds, it also offers a diverse perspective on things.
you learn a lot about the logistics
there’s a lot more to blogging than just writing posts. (shocker!) you learn a lot about building your own site, designing the theme, managing the social media, and all that jazz. blogging has helped me be more organized and on top of my schedule. in addition, you’re learning a lot of business-related stuff in terms of networking and pitching yourself (if you plan on contacting companies for collaboration).
you could (potentially) make some money on the side
personally, i don’t think someone should start a blog if they just want to make money. i’m going to be very upfront and say: 1) you probably won’t make a lot, 2) it’s more work than you think, and 3) just… don’t. that being said, you could POTENTIALLY make money with your blog. a lot of people have started freelancing full-time from their blog and quit their day jobs. of course, realistically speaking, most people wouldn’t blog to that point BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.
it’s a creative outlet
there’s something incredibly satisfying about making art. i feel like i talk about this a lot , but I LOVE ART. allowing your creative juices to flow and creating something out of (essentially) nothing is… amazing. there isn’t a word for it.
although if i’m being real, i KNOW blogging isn’t for everyone. and that’s okay!! but i always encourage others to give it try because it opened so many doors for me. it helped me grow into the person i am today (as cheesy as that sounds). for that, i’m forever grateful. EVERYONE START A BLOG.
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About The Blogger
hiiiiiiii! i’m alexandra ling – a twenty-something chinese-american born & raised in the suburbs of los angeles, california. the majority of my time is spent dancing ballet, teaching yoga, and making internet things. when i’m not oversharing online, i’m probably procrastinating or questioning my life’s existence. FUN. my mind is constantly buzzing with new ideas and things to do/try/create. i say, “it’s not a phase, mom,” but it probably IS a phase oof. who can blame me; i’m an ambitious type 7 gemini trying my best. i get overly enthusiastic about stories (we love words on pages), starches (ALL THE BREAD), and style (give me pretty things or give me nothing). if lost, can be found twirling on toes, twirling pages, or working on Twirling Pages.