Blogging Before Daisies and Delights - Stories of My Failed Blogs

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Something that I've kept under wraps for quite some time is that I actually used to have various other blogs before I started Daisies and Delights. Although they were all short lived and not read by anyone, my younger self had endless amounts of fun putting them together and coming up with ideas for posts. I've never mentioned these to anyone, but I thought today that it might be funny to share them with you!

2012 - Daisy's Fashions
The first blog that I ever made was a Wordpress blog in 2012 entitled 'Daisy's Fashions'. It was around this time that I had an obsession with Polyvore and loved making outfit collages on there, so I decided to make a blog to share them. The premise behind it was quite interesting and, alongside my collages, I planned on writing about different designers, the history of fashion and my favourite clothes. However, there was one slight problem - I didn't know much about the subject and it didn't particularly interest me at the time. Although I published quite a few posts that were based on Polyvore images, I had no ideas for other posts or motivation to write them, so I simply didn't. Even the images weren't great, as this was long before my Photoshop days and my 12-year-old self was a bit clueless when it came to styling outfits. Needless to say, this blog didn't last long and I tried to revive it in the summer of 2013, but yet again I lacked the enthusiasm to blog full time. If you'd like to take a look at Daisy's Fashions then you can find it at https://daisyfashions.wordpress.com/.

As you can see, the template was pretty basic and bland, but to me it was revolutionary

A lot of the images weren't edited well and didn't really go together, but 12-year-old me was made up with what I'd created

2013 - Amber-Leigh Fashions
The next blog I created was in 2013 and it was another Wordpress blog. I decided to make it under the alias 'Amber-Leigh', which was really random and I don't have a clue why I chose this name as I don't particularly like it, but back when I was 13 years old the thought of writing with a secret identity intrigued me. Despite being labelled as a fashion blog, only one post made the cut and it was a product review of the Barry M Natural Glow Palette. After this, I got bored with blogging yet again and didn't know what to write about, so I simply didn't. I feel as though this blog is the closest to my current one, as I tried a bit harder with the design elements and wrote a beauty-related post, which is something that I do frequently now. I'm really glad I created Amber-Leigh Fashions, as it made me realise that I wanted to blog and write about beauty, but Wordpress just wasn't right for me. A few months later, I decided to try again but this time using Blogger, and thus Daisies and Delights was born. If you want to take a look at this past blog of mine, it's at https://amberleighfashion.wordpress.com/.

As you can see, I definitely tried harder with this blog in comparison to my first, especially with the visual aspects

I still remember the excitement of getting my first ever comment and feeling like I was incredibly popular

2014 - Daisy's Book Corner (Part 1)
The final blog that I've created that was a failure was entitled 'Daisy's Book Corner' and I created it using Weebly. Although Daisies and Delights had been created and was doing well, I only posted about beauty and I wanted somewhere to write about books, which always has been a huge passion of mine. Rather than simply branching out and writing about multiple topics on my blog, I thought that the best idea was to create a separate site. This blog never really took off and I only had one post, which was an introduction, as I soon realised that Weebly was more suited to making websites rather than writing blog posts. If you'd like to see what little there is of Daisy's Book Corner, you can find it at http://daisysbookcorner.weebly.com/

You can probably tell that this blog was thrown together quite quickly and I spent more time finding a nice header image than I did actually writing posts!

This is the only post on this blog - as you can see I wasn't very committed

2014 - Daisy's Book Corner (Part 2)
I soon realised that Weebly wasn't working for me but I still wanted to continue writing about books, so I decided to remake Daisy's Book Corner but on Blogger instead. I definitely made more progress and wrote a few blog posts, such as a review of the Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black and one focused on the Mortal Instruments. I definitely enjoyed working on this blog and it was nice to have some time away from Daisies and Delights, but I realised early on that writing for two blogs wasn't practical and I didn't have a lot of time to write any posts. It was at this point that I decided to start writing about books on this blog, which is something that I do a lot of now. Unfortunately, the Blogger version of Daisy's Book Corner is no longer on the Internet, but I do have a couple of photos to show you from it.

This was my blog header, which at the time I was thrilled with!

I wrote my first ever book review about The Iron Trial and I was made up with how it turned out, despite it being nowhere near as detailed as my current reviews

I hope you liked hearing about all of my failed blogs and it's clear that you have to keep trying in order to get something right. It just shows that I would've never got to the point of where I am today with blogging if it wasn't for all of these previous ventures. I'd love to know if you've created any blogs or websites in the past but failed to keep up with them, so let me know down in the comments. Thanks for reading and I'll see you on Sunday with a new post!

Love from Daisy x

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2 comments

  1. Such an interesting post! I hear about all these bloggers being successful but it's so lovely to hear that there are people out these who don't play off that and like to share both their success and failures! I just started a blog which may not last and I may start a new one, who knows!! :)

    Kathy xx
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I think it's great to look back rather than being embarrassed about your failures, plus I thought that it would be quite funny! Good luck with your blog, hopefully it will work out well! xx

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