Do what makes you happy.

Write often. But only if you have something to say.

Enjoy it or give it up.

Know your worth.

Your space has value.

Don’t be greedy.

Promote things you love.

Be respectful.

Be genuine.

Don’t promise anything you’re not happy to deliver.

Keep living your life.

Be honest with everyone who interacts with your blog.

Don’t forget what matters.


Don’t compare.

Find YOUR voice, YOUR place, YOUR best.

Ask questions.

Acknowledge your failures.

Be real.

If it doesn’t fit I encourage you leave this advice right where it is. But if it does, I hope you’ll use it to great advantage. Great advantage, no crazy times. Well, only good crazy. You know what I mean. I hope you enjoy your blog, I hope you enjoy the time you spend building it and spreading the word about it and mostly I hope you enjoy the friends you can make. Because it’s awesome.

Blog gushing over and out.

  • lisa | renovating italy

    You are Sooooo right, it is awesome!!!!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Lisa! It is, SO awesome.

  • This is all great blogging advice, so true.  Thanks for posting 🙂

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      You’re welcome. Thanks.

  • This is very good advice. Most of it is what my mind was telling me everytime I logged on even when I was so tired and didn’t really want to. so I listened and took a break and decided to rest more and blog less. I feel so much better for it.
    I love that bag in the picture, the black white and red one full of magazines. If I could find a backpack in that design I’d be in heaven.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Have a chat to Gillian at Tessie Design Company {Brisbane based} she made it! She might be able to knock you up a backpack if you ask nicely. 

  • Sarah

    Great blogging advice! Even better life advice:)

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Funny that. 😉 
      Thanks Sarah. xo

  • Holly Homemaker

    Hell to the mofo yeahhhh! x

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Ha. You be so gangsta. 

  • Modernmummymayhem

    :))) wise words Suger…from a great Blogger. It fits.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks so much. xox

  • Carlyfindlay8

    So very beautiful and true x

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Carly. 

  • This post is a whole lotta awesome. Best to enjoy it and not whinge. Just don’t do it, in that case!

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Kymmie. 🙂 

  • It’s like you just read my mind and spoke right to me! Fabulous advice – and I can’t believe I haven’t come across your blog before. I LOVE it! 

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Molly! Glad it fits and welcome. 🙂

  • Super love this post.

    • Melissa Walker Horn

      Thanks Mrs BC!