Since I started blogging, I’ve had a few people message me and ask if I have any tips on how I started my blog, so I thought I would do a post on exactly what I have done and any tips I have.
If even one person finds this post useful then it was worth writing 🙂
I still have a long way to go before I achieve the goals I set myself before I started blogging, but I am happy with how things have progressed in the past 6 months and am excited about my future in the blogging world. I have a lot of exciting collaborations coming up so watch this space!
Why did I decide to become a blogger?
I have always been massively into fashion, and always been a little bit (a LOT) of a shopaholic so I am constantly coming home with new bits so I am certainly never lacking with content to share.
I have followed other bloggers for a number of years and watched on with envy thinking I wish I could do that for a job. Then one day I just thought, well why can’t I? So I did, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.
Starting your blog
There really is no top tip here or secret solution to start blogging, it is quite simple really… just start one!
I decided to use Blogger for my hosting site as they are really super easy to use and popular amongst bloggers.
I then purchased my own domain from www.123reg.co.uk and transferred my blogger to the website address.
Decide what style blogger you want to be and create your content to fit your theme.
It’s best if you can be active across all social platforms (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube)
I link all my social media accounts to my blog so I can promote myself across all platforms.
One of the most important parts of being a Blogger is ensuring the content you create is attractive to your readers. Using a professional photographer or taking your own photos with a good camera is essential.
I use a photographer for all my blog post photos and then for product pictures or beauty shots I use my iPhone or my Canon DSLR and edit them all all with the same filter.
Attending events is a big part of being a blogger. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers, connect with brands and general networking. You’ll never know who you’re going to meet so they are always worth going.
When I first started blogging I used to be scared to go to events , but I’ve met some great people and got new opportunities by attending them so it’s definitely worth it.
My biggest tip is to post regularly and stay active online. Your readers follow you for a reason, don’t be worried about annoying people with too many posts. The more the better!
I post twice a week on my blog (Wednesdays and Sundays) and every day on my Instagram.
Remember to not compare yourself to others. If you have a passion and you want you to blog about it, the only thing stopping you is yourself.
If you have any questions then please comment and I’ll get back to you.
Two piece: MissPap
Leather jacket: Zara
Sunglasses: Pretty Little Thing