10 Tips For Blogging Beginners

So, you’ve decided to blog. And you’re excited and ready to go, but where do you start? As someone who has been in the game since 2011, today I’m sharing everything I wish I’d known when I started blogging.

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I entered the blogging world at 15 with no clue what made a blog successful or not. There were good times {like waking up on vacation in Belgium to see this post had been featured} to bad times {my site losing Google rank without warning}. It’s an up and down industry, and while there have definitely been a lot more ups lately, it’s because I’ve gone through the downs.Read More

The Enthusiast Turns Six!

Six years ago I started this blog. And six years I never thought I would be here.

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I started this blog on January 1, 2011 because sharing what is in my head is important to me. And on January 1, 2017, I feel the same. What use is the internet if we can’t communicate and share our ideas? So here we are, six years in and overflowing with opportunity!

This year on the blog is a lot different than every other year we’ve faced. First off, I am no longer in school. No more missed blog posts to study. However, I am working full-time and that brings it’s own challenges. But lots of opportunities too. My 2017 New Year’s Resolution was to take life by the reigns. And that means doing everything I can to live the life that I want.

To celebrate a sixth year of blogging, I am sharing my resolutions to not only making this blog better, but to making The Enthusiast (myself) better.Read More

A Guide on Hiatus and Mental Health

Where have you been, Morgan?

As you might have noticed I have not posted on this blog in over a week. It’s been a little bare, but I promise I have a very good reason (there’s actually a few) as to why I have been missing and have now made my triumphant return.

And now, here is my very (GIFable) reasoning to taking a little break and coming back even badder than ever (and a college graduate). Let’s go!Read More

The Enthusiast Turns 5!

Wait, 5?

Are you telling me that five years ago I decided to sit on my bed and create a blog? And that I’ve kept writing in this blog since then? What?

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The Enthusiast, formerly known as Teenage Enthusiasm, has been around for five years. That’s five years of blog posts, Instagram challenges, emails, advice, etc. And considering I’m 20, that’s a quarter of my life dedicated to this blog.Read More

An Enthusiastic Year in Review

We made it through 2015!

2015 has been an insane year! So much has happened and I’m literally bursting with so much joy and pain this year has caused. It’s really been a wild time and it’s time to review it all!

There are 3 parts to this review. 1) Goals accomplished in 2015 2) Numbers of 2015 and 3) 2015 Enthusiast stats. These will hopefully make a full review of what has been a truly rounded year.Read More