Tuesday 6 November 2018


Well hello there!
So today is exactly 1 year since I started my blog which I cannot comprehend because time has seriously gone so fast. I just thought for today's post I could share some tips & advice for starting a blog as I pretty much threw myself in the deep end with it. I also want to share with you what I have learned throughout this past year as I have definitely learned a lot!

Let's start from the beginning, the reason I started my blog was because I love makeup so much and I also really love writing, so I just combined the 2 and thought it would be a great idea to share my thoughts on the internet about new products and things I was loving. I was so so nervous about starting and it took me a long time to finally take the plunge but I am so glad I did it now. 

I have 100% learned a lot throughout the past year and I would love to give you some tips:
1) The Blogging Community - omg the blogging community are some of the nicest people that I have come across online. I have actually met a fellow blogger and we are very good friends now.

2) Interaction - make sure you interact with as many other bloggers as possible on social media, the more love you give out the more you will receive.

3) Being Active - now I don't mean physically I just mean on social media in general. Whether that's commenting on someones blog post, replying to a tweet or liking someones Instagram photo.  

4) There's no right or wrong - the amount of times I would stress about not getting a post out on a certain day, there are no rules as to how many times to post a week/month. Make it your own thing and post whenever you want to!

5) Don't feel guilty when you need time off - if you need to take a break from your blog don't feel bad about it, everyone deserves and needs a break sometimes.

6) You are good enough - there has been times where I felt like I was never good enough to be a blogger because of the amount of other people that are so good at it. You ARE good enough! Everyone has their own little space on the internet to do whatever they want with it. Even if 1 person likes my posts that's a good enough reason for me to keep going!

7) Brands - collaborating with a brand can be a very exciting thing. Just watch out for the sneaky ones that will say that they want to collab, but really they're just giving you a discount code to buy one of their products and then ask you to promote it - that's not collaborating. 

8) Success - this does not come over night and you need to work hard for it.

9) Scheduling social media posts - if you work full time then I would definitely recommend this, I use Buffer. I have only started doing this but it has helped me out massively.

Some advice if you are wanting to start out:
1) Stop caring about what other people may think - this was the main reason for me not starting my blog sooner, and I wish I started it way before I actually did. 

2) Start it now - the longer and longer you put it off the more you will think about it, just go for it!

3) Be yourself - show your personality through your writing and be proud of your content.

4) Write about what you're passionate about - never write a half hearted post on something you don't love, people love to read content you are proud of.

5) Social media - try setting up an account dedicated for your blog or incorporate your blog on accounts you already have. For example I have an Instagram Page for my blog and I have my personal one. It's just another way for readers to reach out to you! 

So those are some tips & advice about starting a blog! If you have any more you would like to share, then please feel free to leave them in the comments.
Thank you so much for reading,

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  1. Happy one year hun!! You’re doing so well and I love reading your blog. So glad you started and we were about to meet!!💛💛

  2. All the points you make are so true! I love how lovely the blogging community is, and it took me a while to realise that staying active and engagement are actually quite important. Love this post!

    Caroline | http://caroomakeupblog.com

  3. Aw happy one year lovely! Keep it up, you're doing great!

    K xxx | https://ginandbiscuits.co.uk