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Friday, July 19, 2013

Blogging Advice from Fellow Bloggers




Every wondered what your fellow beauty blogging buddies have in the form of blogging advice or perhaps you dream of one day starting your own beauty blog and are looking for a few pointers?
Well today's post delivers just that.

"Really interact with other bloggers as soon as you start your blog. Social media is a great tool and you can find so many like minded people and sometimes make firm friendships. Interaction is key"

"I'd say the best advice is to just stay true to products you love and write the kind of posts you'd love to read!" Katherine, thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk


"My piece of advice is don't be afraid to do something a little different, go with your instinct - it's almost always right!" Efia, effytalkslife.blogspot.com

"Always be true to yourself. Don't feel you need to be blogging about the newest product because everyone else is - and don't feel you aren't as good as others because of this. If you want to blog about a product you've repurchased for years and years - do it! As much as you want your blog to be read, it's yours: write about what you love, hate, whatever but never feel pressured; you don't have to write a certain way or about certain things. People will see your personality shining through and that's whats important." Rachael, beautythoughts38.blogspot.co.uk

"The best advice its to pick a name that really defines or sums up who you are and what your blog would be about. Make it catchy yet simple enough that people won't be having a hard time typing it. After that, choose categories or topics that you would like to cover on the blog and share and make them your strenght. In time, you might diversify if you find yourself drawn to more things but when you try to strenghten your niche then your readers will know what to expect. Have fun and enjoy writing but don't forget about keeping yourself up to date with other blogs and mags. Thanks! " Dee, HauteFrugalista.com

"My best piece of advice is just to be really honest about all products reviewed. A lot of people visit a blog for advice and an honest opinion on a particular product and not the company's given product information." Jess,  jsandmakeup.co.uk 

"Don't feel pressured into writing a post every day. Quality not quantity. I felt bad when I didn't have something planned for every day but I've realised it's better to write about things that excite you and posts will come to you more naturally than if you force it. You only have 3 followers? So what! Be pleased there are some people out there reading your blog and more will come with time. Believe in yourself!" Cheryl, thebeautystop.co.uk

"Be honest and be your true self. Interact with other bloggers on Twitter as Twitter is your best friend when it comes to blogging. Enjoy yourself, don't feel pressured to blog everyday and definitely don't feel pressurized to blog about a new product just because X, Y & Z has. Blogging's supposed to be fun! So enjoy it." Sabi, gloss-aholic.blogspot.co.uk

"Make your blog look aesthetically pleasing before posting anything and to post very regularly (at least 3x per week) so that you can keep people checking back. Best of luck to new bloggers!" Jocelyn beautifulbrokelifestyle.com/

"Write about things you genuinely love or enjoy doing so you can be positive about it, whether it's about a product, situation or just life if general as it's great to read posts by someone who has a passion for what they are writing about and who seems to be really enjoying blogging. Let your personality shine through in your posts and remember a kind comment that shows you've really taken the time to read what someone has posted can make someone's day" Rosalie, rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

"Just start, and as you go on you can evaluate what posts you enjoy writing the most and keep improving your writing and your style." Ayshe, www.discoveringbeauty.co.uk

"Don't let anyone control your blog! Post what you want to- PR sending you gifts, doesn't mean you have to write about them!" Chanelle, www.p-isforpippa.blogspot.co.uk

"My advice would be to be realistic about what you can achieve, I have a full time job and travel every 3 weeks for work so posting daily for me wouldn't be an option. I try to set one day aside at the weekend to take photos for my blog then do posts when I have a spare half an hour/hour during the week as then I already have the pictures ready. I am very much an amateur and of course it's my real job that helps pay the bills! (And allow me to buy more make up!!)

The best thing I have done recently is start using a notebook-I have been using it to jot down hauls and ideas for posts and a post 'schedule' so I know what is going on my blog that week.

Also, I have found the blogging community to be generally very supportive and I try to show my support by commenting regularly on others posts-I know how happy I am when someone takes the time to comment on mine." Stacey, Expatmake-upaddict.blogspot.com 

"Never feel pressured to get the latest hyped up blogger product and be true to what you write. Write what you want to write about and not what you think people would like to read. "

"I think the most important thing to remember is to type out your posts as if you were having a conversation with someone, rather than trying to stick with all of the beauty lingo and keeping it too formal. There's nothing I love more than a beauty post with the odd witty comment or a lost train of thought, it makes them so much more relatable!" Molly, molliemuses.blogspot.co.uk

"I agree with everything so far. My big tip is to have decent photos. I quickly stop reading a post if the pictures are totally crap eg too small or blurry. You don't need a dead expensive camera, just practice using the different camera functions such as close up to get a really good shot of your new lipstick . I edit mine on ipiccy to add vibrancy etc and don't forget to add your blog name so no cheeky bloggers can steal your work. Save the photo to your computer as " MAC lipstick Ruby Woo blog review " or similar so it will be more searchable and get your more hits. Finally if you run out of photo space on Blogger you can use free image hosting websites such as image shack and post the direct link into your post." Jessica, Ohsogawjess.blogspot

"Always write about the sort of things that interest you- in the beginning you may be the only person reading it so make sure it's something that you'd want to read. don't try and write what you think people will be interested in. Be true to what you're all about and the followers will come! keep it real guys!" Jods, spotsandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk

"Don't let anything put you off! You may think you don't know that much but that's how it all starts! You'll meet new bloggers, get to know their work, get inspired by them and that will reflect in your own work! You'll have much more knowledge and experience and, sooner than you know, you'll be an expert and you'll feel super comfortable doing and writing about what you love!" Raquel, www.luxuriouskin.net


"Don't be afraid to change your mind on the topic/genre you blog about. Just because you start as a fashion blogger doesn't mean you can't end up (via several other topics) as a food blogger.
And please, please, please, don't use humongous pictures in your posts (even if you resize them to fit your layout after uploading, you're not changing the file size), people (like me) in a broadband black spot cannot take the time to wait 10 minutes for your photos to load no matter how gorgeously photographed and styled they are. Something around 1500 wide or tall is plenty large enough to see detail without going overboard." Tor, www.girlmeetswolf.co.uk

"My top advice would be to write about your passion(s), not what you think might be popular. If you have a real love for what you're writing it shines through and makes people want to listen to what you have to say. Much like a 'job' if you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life." Sue, cherrysuedointhedo.com

"My advice to beauty bloggers is: Imagine you are in a room with a group of your closest friends, describing a new product you've tried, explaining what you think they need to know & sharing your enthusiasm from the heart. Now write it all down - and you have a great blog post with your own personal stamp on it!" Nic, strawberryblondebeauty.com

If you have anything at all to add do feel free to let me know in the comments.

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49 comments:

  1. Thankyou so much I always love to hear blogging advice!

    Thanks :)
    Zoe x
    dailyfacebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Love these! The last one is pretty good for reviews, will be bearing that in mind next time! :D Also WISH I could change my blog name ugh haha

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  3. Some amazing quotes right there! Found so many blogs to follow from this post too ;)
    Great idea for a post! Loved reading it :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  4. As a new blogger and still finding my feet, posts like this really help for hints and tips so thank you :) has given me some confidence in my posts :)

    Katie xx
    http://katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Thanks so much for doing this, as a really new blogger it's given me loads of inspiration and advice! Thank you!

    www.littlerose-rozzi.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Great post, i important to remember these things because sometimes we forgot!

    www.makeuppassionbeaute.com

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  7. Great post. Some really useful tips and great new blogs to follow
    Beth x
    chroniccosmetics.wordpress.com

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  8. this is such a great post! New to writing a blog myself i'm always reading blogging tips and to have lots all put together from different people in one place is so helpful! thank you :)

    Katie-Louise xx | foreverwaiting.co.uk 

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  9. This is such a lovely and helpful post. it really inspires me to read things like this and think 'it's ok to not be the best or most read blog'.

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Awesome post. Really great advice. Blogging is definitely something to be done with love and passion and only for enjoyment.

    Stolenglosses.tumblr.com

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  11. This is so helpful, thankyou so much! I have been changing designs, deleteing and re-editing posts before even giving them a chance. After reading this i feel so much more confident, im still a beginner and a little confused on how to use blogger but im getting there slowly haha!

    Alicia xxx

    http://madasahatterinpink.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. This is such a good post! As a new blogger I have found some great tips and discovered some lovely new blogs to follow.
    Thanks :) xo

    http://peekaboodreams.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Our blog is not even a month old so we'll definitely be taking on some of this advice. It's a great reminder to know that everyone starts out from the same place.

    Mayah x

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  14. This is the best advice ive read in ages! Shall be following some of these tips :)Beth May Blogs
    My Bloglovin

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  15. Thank you for creating this post. I'm very new to the blogging world and really appreciate experienced bloggers sharing their knowledge with the newbies.

    N x

    www.theyoungprofessional.me.

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  16. Aww this post really was lovely and really helpful too! I'll be showing this to any new bloggers I meet and talk to in future, I wish this post had of been around when I first started up my blog in 2012. :)

    http://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  17. Lovely set of blogging advices. I guess from one beauty blogger to another, my best tip is to stop comparing yourself to others. It is a battle you'll never win and you'll just end up feeling miserable and inadequate in comparison. I'm still in the process of following my own advice( I'll be the first to admit that it ain't easy) but it's really important to remember that everyone has got to start somewhere. Granted not all of us will become the next big blogger out there but as long as you're happy and satisfied with your own blog, you'll be alright. Blog to express not to impress. I truly believe in the saying that 'good things come to those who wait' So in the meantime, continue to blog passionately about products. :)

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  18. Love it! Great advises from everyone! I regret not following many of these when I started a year back! Wish I knew these back then.

    www.agirlsfancies.blogspot.com

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  19. Great Post thank you so much for sharing this with us!! :)

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  20. I am so happy that I bump into your blog :) We share the same passion!

    Will definitely come again to check out your blog and I like your writing style :)

    Come and check out my blog too if you have the time <3

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  21. Awesome advice. Thanks for this post hehe =] xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  22. Thank you for this post, starting a blog is a really daunting experience and I love reading advice from more experienced bloggers, as they know best don't they :)
    Thank you!

    www.imogentreasures.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. As a very recent blog starter myself I loved this post! I'm so glad to see all these positive messages and it inspires me to continue :).

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. i love this. thanks for using my suggestion- its so worthwhile finding out what other bloggers think.

    love, j xox

    www.spotsandsparkles.blogspot.com

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  25. Stay true to your guns and post things that you are passionate about. So true. If you aren't excited to write about it's not really worth your time and energy to blog about it and people can see that too. Great post :) x

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  26. Great tips and advice. Really helpful, thanks! x

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  27. Thankyou so much for writing this post, I've found all this advice so helpful, and it is interesting to see how people's opinions vary! I will always remind myself to write about what I love. xo

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  28. i love this! the advice is so helpful, especially for bloggers (like me) who are just starting to get the hang of things!

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  29. Im just about to try and get back into my blog I started at the end of last year and I found this very helpful and inspiring!

    Jo x

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  30. Really great and inspirational pos! Loved reading it!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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  31. This was a trully amazing post!
    Please if you get more tips let us know! Thank you!!

    www.ubyusua.blogspot.com

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  32. Helpful post. My sister and I made a blog, it's about a month old now and we're still learning how to improve our blog and how to reach a bigger audience. Thanks for this.:)

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  33. Thankyou so much! This has helped a lot, really. Since I don't have that many followers, I am pleased to read some tips from some professional bloggers.

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. LOVE this! It is easy to get caught up in thinking that you HAVE to write about what other bloggers are writing about when you are first starting out. I know I have to remind myself that it's ok to post about something that is interesting me at the moment even if it has nothing to do with fashion and beauty. I believe as I get writing more and more, I will find my voice and my blog genre will become prevalent. Great post! Thanks for all of the advice!
    -Darcy

    http://trailofgoldglitter.blogspot.com/

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  35. Some really good words of wisdom here! Thanks :)xxx
    www.thestylum.com

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  36. This is such a good post - just the hints and tips I was looking for!

    xx

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  37. I just posted a similar blog post, advice from a beginner!! And I linked this blog in it too :)

    http://bellebeautyglam.blogspot.ie/2013/07/how-to-start-beauty-blog-beginners.html

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  38. This is amazing! I've just bitten the bullet and decide to start a blog, so these comments help lots, thanks :D

    http://teaandscones11.blogspot.com

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  39. Thank you for this post, lots of really good advice! I have been blogging for a while now (just under 2 years) mostly for fun but now i'm starting to become more serious about it. I would advise anyone new to blogging to write about things that you are really passionate about, for example I am passionate about politics, beauty and music so I write about that. I blog to express myself and also to inform others and that's what has driven me to continue writing. Good things come to those who wait and if you are passionate about your writing your audience will slowly grow. Don't feel that you have to write about something that everyone else writes about if you are not as passionate about it as others are. Also you should always give your honest opinion when reviewing a product! I always read reviews before I buy any make up or skincare products and rely on bloggers honest opinions!

    www.thearticle17.wordpress.com

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  40. This is a great article - I started a blog recently but have only posted a couple of times. I have been inspired to add some more posts as a result of reading this. Thank you!

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  41. This post has inspired me to start my own blog so thank you everybody! I would greatly appreciate any feedback or tips for my new blog :)


    http://axws.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Great advice! Xxx

    chelseagirlposts.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Thank you for this post! I'm new to blogging all the handy tips have inspired me to just be true to myself and what I'm passionate about.

    Xx

    www.marysfashiongarden.com

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  44. I'm a bit late to reading this post, but thank you for featuring my little piece of blogging advice! :) xoxox

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  45. This was an excellent article! Great tips :)

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