When it comes to blogging there are many unwritten rules, the rules we all know are there. The invisible lines we know not to cross. We see them, and we respect them. These rules are unwritten, they are invisible almost but as bloggers you learn what these rules are. You start to understand them and why they are there. It’s not uncommon that new bloggers don’t know these rules yet, because why would they? They are unwritten after all.Read more
There are so many steps that are involved in order for me to maintain and run my blog. Before coming back to blogging and previously, I didn’t know that running a blog would be like having a full time job. I really underestimated the time and effort that goes into it and I’m not sure I would have started my blog back up if I’d had known. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging but I don’t love some of the tedious tasks that happen behind the scenes. It’s like a tv show. The viewer only sees the final, polished version and they don’t get to see the people running around like headless chickens making it happen.Read more
When I first started blogging I really struggled to find easy and simple SEO tips. I didn’t even know what SEO was. But I remember seeing the word around everywhere. I found posts that said what it was, but I still didn’t understand it at all. It’s not until I upgraded my WordPress plan to Business and started using a SEO plugin that I really started to get it. Its one common thing that alot of bloggers say they struggle with, which is understandable because it is confusing!Read more
It’s a very common thing to hit a blog wall, and it can happen alot if we aren’t careful. Sometimes we just get to a point where we can’t do it anymore. I’ve felt this over the last few months. I have noticed my motivation and desire to blog has been overshadowed by other things going on in my personal life. Its taken my attention away from blogging and made me feel like putting less effort into my blogs.Read more
One of the most important things about blogging is your blog audience. Without your audience your blog won’t get to where you want it to go. You essentially rely on strangers to read and interact with your content in order for your blog to be grow and flourish. It’s a weird concept if you think about it too much. As a blogger you rely heavily on your blog audience to interact and share your content, but with that its up to us (as bloggers) to try to understand our audiences a little better.Read more
When you first start out as a blogger there are so many blogging questions in your mind, because there is so much to learn. I remember feeling so overwhelmed when I really started to take my blog seriously. I kept seeing words like SEO and media kits being thrown around and I had no clue what it all meant.
Most things are overwhelming when you first start them, which is why I want to create this knowledge hub. So that it’s a place to go when bloggers have questions and they’re struggling to find the answers to.Read more
When I first started blogging my inspiration came from here, there and everywhere. I had a beauty focused blog, so it was pretty easy to find makeup inspiration all over social media. Now I find it alot harder to find inspiration for my posts. I think it’s because I worry about what I post and overthink it way too much. Which I know alot of bloggers do!
For this weeks open discussion Saturday I want to know where you find your inspiration. How do you come up with blog post ideas and how do you choose what you want to share with the world? As always I’ll share where my inspiration comes from then I want to hear from you!Read more
Running a blog is hard work, but with hard work comes results. I gained 2k blog followers in 4 months, and today I’m going to share my strategy on how I achieved it. I truly did not expect to gain 2k followers in 4 months, I had no idea this would happen. But I was thinking back to when I came back to blogging in July of this year (2020) and how I would have really appreciated a post like this. As some sort of motivation and guidance.
If you are here because you think I’m going to give you some secret code that gives you those followers overnight, you are looking in the wrong place. This happened from hard work and dedication and nothing more. It wont happen overnight and it didn’t for me. The tips I share are the things I did to make this happen. It’s up to you to put in the hard work to see the results.Read more