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"
- Bex, ialwaysbelievedinfutures.com
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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 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
"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
If you have anything at all to add do feel free to let me know in the comments.
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