15 Blogging Facts About Me

blogging facts

1. I was a book blogger. Yes, you read that right. I read books and I wrote book reviews (right now I’m doing neither!). I honestly don’t know why I stopped! I remember doing reviews for all 3 books in The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare and a bunch of contemporary romance books including The Fault in Our Stars, The Undomestic Goddess, and Beautiful Disaster just to name a few.

2. My first ever blog url was prettysyazana.blogspot.com. I was 13 and apparently too young too dumb to realise! #IWantToForgetIt

3. I have never put up pictures with my boyfriend on my blog. It’s just one of those things that I don’t do. I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned his name here just because I think it’s not that important. He’s a very private person so he doesn’t wanna get involved with my blogging life and I have to respect that.

4. I have blogged on Blogger.com, Tumblr.com, WordPress.com, and now WordPress.org. Every platform has its pros and cons and in my opinion, WordPress.org > Blogger.com > Tumblr.com > WordPress.com. I haven’t tried SquareSpace, though. The monthly fee of USD16 is too much for me.

5. In my 8 years of blogging, I haven’t met any of my blogger friends in real life! Maybe we should once I’m back in Shah Alam, eh?

6. I’ve only won blog giveaway once because I have a very bad luck when it comes to winning anything so my winning something is an achievement. Apparently, random generator hates me and never chooses me. I will do a blog post about what I won soon!

7. The first ever template I bought for my blog was Violin by VefioThemes and I used it for about 4 months before changing to another.

8. I bought my first custom domain in December 2013 which was syazanasyazreen.com (my real name) but it never got renewed because I stopped blogging on Blogger and used Tumblr instead so there was no point in renewing that domain although you can use custom domain on Tumblr. In July 2015, I bought erinazmir.com.

9. My first ever collaboration offer was with Zalora which I did back in April 2016. I was so excited for that online shopping voucher but honestly it wasn’t worth it in my opinion.

10. Seeing other blogs with beautiful design makes me feel so insecure about my blog. Is my blog looking okay?!

11. I have been lusting over Pipdig themes for years although pretty much 8 out of 10 bloggers I stumble upon use one from them. I will purchase one in the future, it’s like on the top of my wish list right now.

12. I still suck at taking flatlays for my blog and I still have no white and marble background, hahaha.

13. Sometimes I buy beauty products just so I can do beauty reviews and hauls on my blog. I’m sure most of us have done this in the past LOL.

14. I always get anxious and insecure after publishing a post.

15. I visit my blog every single day just to appreciate the hard work that has been done to create it to what it is today. It’s important to be proud of your blog regardless of how popular it is and to me, blogging is not about popularity. Sure, you’ll meet new online friends who adore your blog but that doesn’t mean you have to change who you are just because you have a few fans and loyal readers.

16. Tom Felton joining The Flash team is a bless that has been bestowed upon all of us. Soz.

I would love to read your take on blogging facts!

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  • your old blog url is so cute

  • Fun post! I noticed that a bunch of bloggers get their themes from pipdig too, but I can’t deny how pretty their themes are! Haha

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • thank you Nicole! pipdig has the nicest themes in my opinion but basically every blogger is using one so they’re not exclusive anymore x

  • Siqah Hussin

    I love your first blog url. So comel <3 Hihi. Lebih kurang sama siqah. Nanti siqah cerita dalam entri blogging facts jugak. Thank you erin sebab bagi idea nak update blog. Hihi.

    "I always get anxious and insecure after publishing a post". Me toooo!

    Siqah pun duk tengok jugak Pigdig themes. Hihi. Gatal je tangan rasa nak beli template baru 😀

    • thank you siqah! can’t wait to read yours!

      mesti anxious kan takut takde orang baca and comment tskkk.

      aikk siqah tahan diri eh 😛

  • I can relate on point #14 :’)

    #10 your blog is more than okay, don’t worry!

    • #14 – we all are :((

      #10 – eeee thank you! 🙂

  • Razanah Anis

    #6, Random generator hates me too.. Q_Q
    The flatlays, I feel you.. I tried and failed miserably..

    • i can never take perfect flatlays tsk. i never expect to win any giveaways but i do join them for fun although i know damn well i won’t win any hahhaha x

  • 10, 11, 12 and 14 are so me tbh :’)
    yours is perfect, Erin! your blog is one of the blogs that i really admire not only because of the design, but the contents as well. hehe, keep it up! 🙂 x

    • i feel ya! thank you so much Liyana! xx

  • Your first url was cute but your current is still the best. I love everything about your blog. Your designs, your content and yourself! Keep writing as you’re one of my biggest inspirations.

    • thank you Amira! and thank you again for making me an inspiration in blogging xx

  • Number 14, is always me, I always double think and overthink the post I’m about to publish! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • i know, right! i can’t help but overthink before and after publishing a post. thank you, i hope you did too x

  • Love this post, and your blog looks lovely!! I can’t believe you’ve tried so many platforms; I tried blogger for about 10 mins and switched to WordPress lol x
    Holly ∣ Closingwinter

    • thank you Holly! wordpress.org is by far the best blogging platform i’ve ever used x

  • Lenne Zulkiflly

    Ahhh I remember your Tumblr! You used to keep that white theme for your Tumblr. So aesthetic! You still active on Tumblr or nah? <3

    • yes i’m still active but i’m busy rn dengan takde wifinya so i can’t go on tumblr :’)

  • 15. trus rasa mau nangis. Hahaha. but erin! I’ll do this blogging facts too lah. Hehe.

  • Yiotou_La

    It’s amazing that you are 8 years into blogging, it must be amazing to be a part of this lovely community for so long! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • it really is! i’ve seen it evolved from something so basic into a huge community where you can actually make money from x

  • I love your blog it’s gorgeous and your photos are always so lovely so I would say your blog is more than okay 😀 !! This is such an interesting post to read I love getting to hear about peoples blogging journeys and I can definitely relate to many of these! Great post! xx

    Tash | natashatodd.blogspot.co.uk

  • #2 your blog url is so cute! 😀
    #3 I can relate with #3 though I don’t have one. If I do have boyfriend, I won’t put up his picture or mentioned his name on my blog bc like you said, it’s not important. Even my family/friends pictures too tho I did that already (but I feel anxious and still thinking about to delete the pictures or not)
    #5 Erinnnnn, let’s meet up when I’m back to KL. 😀
    #6 Random generator hates me too. I never won any giveway T.T
    #12 & #14 I’m suck at taking flatlays as you can see, and I get anxious and insecure after publishing post that is why I rarely update my blog.

    • thank you claudy! kan? some people are comfortable with doing it but i’m not. maybe once in a while boleh lah. boleh je meet up! lol erin jarang join giveaway but if i do, i never win hahaha. it’s been a year and i still suck at flatlays lol tak tahu nak buat apa lagi.

  • My url is still childish because I still use the same url from the beginning of my blogging time. I’m so embarass and really want to change it! Haha. But still don’t work on it. Fiuhh.

    • haha i don’t recommend changing url bcs it’s like starting a blog from scratch because your followers won’t get your updates anymore.

  • Its great to get to know you more, I never win either haha x
    http://ablushingbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

  • I love this post idea!! Tbh I like visiting my own blog too hahaha I think it means we’re doing something very right.

    xx, Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

    • thank you Pia! visitng my own blog makes me happy in a way x

  • 5. 10 , 12 , 14 and 15 ~! Banyak yang sama, hihihi. Post ni dah jadi inspirasi untuk my next entry, yeay…Thank you Erin.

  • haha maybe it’s time for you to purchase your own domain, eh? 😛 i’m hoping to see more blogger friends this year hehe.

  • Thanks for sharing these facts, I enjoyed reading them! 🙂 BTW, I really like your minimalistic blog design. Don’t feel insecure about it.

    http:/thewallflowersecrets.com

  • I would really love to meet you Erin hihi.

    I met at least 5 bloggers so far I can recall. 🙂

    • me too Hanis! once you’re back in Malaysia, eh? hehe xx

  • for sure Syaza! in shaa Allah we’ll meet okay hehe xx

  • Omg really. Tom Felton on The Flash. I don’t watch it because I don’t want to hook up to another tv show but reallyyyyyyyyyy.

    #15 is so me.

    Btw, your blog design was one of the best one I found so far and I always like pin the template to the blogger personality and I found your’s a perfect match.

    • The Flash is so good! I do appreciate the british accent though 😛

      thank you so much Afifah! although i have a new blog design now hehe x

  • Love your honest answers, love your blog, it’s definitely looks inspirational and minimalist!

    xo,

    I AM YASMIN