5 Tips for a Building a New Blog

Image by Jakob Montrasio

Image by Jakob Montrasio

Blogging is becoming a great way for people the world over to share themselves and create a worldwide network of friends and followers. Some people choose to do it full time and build themselves as a brand, but others merely for the love of the hobby.

If you are new to the world of blogging and are looking to be the “next big thing” but don’t know where to start then you need to read this!

1. Photographs

Photographs are a fantastic way to bulk up a blog post and are especially handy if you are a Fashion, Beauty, DIY, Food or Travel blogger for example. They don’t have to be professional quality but the better the image, the better the post and most importantly- the more people will keep coming back to your site.

2. Style

Develop your own style of blogging. Do some research, read other people’s blogs- look across a wide variety to get inspiration from the blogosphere as a whole! I write a fashion and lifestyle blog and often read blogs of other topics to help develop my own writing style. I tend to have a chatty and laid back tone in my posts, as if I am having a conversation. These are the posts that people tend to enjoy reading the most. As much as you would like everything you write about to be innovative and unique- chances are that it probably isn’t, its about making it personal.

3. Be Inspired by Others

I like to use apps and sites like Pinterest and Instagram to help give me ideas when thinking of interesting or diverse blog posts. I may see an outfit that I love on Pinterest and try to recreate it based on items I have in my wardrobe and in a way that reflects my own style. I often take recipes I have seen and put my own spin on it to create something a bit more unique. it can be really hard to think up posts to begin with but the more you stick at it, the easier it becomes.

4. Make Contact

I have made contact with quite a few bloggers and I must say that they are some of the nicest people ever! Everyone is so appreciative and grateful to have someone “like” their post, so comment as much as you can, follow blogs that you like and strike up a conversation with other bloggers. Believe me, it will definitely be reciprocated! Collaborate with other bloggers and join blogging programmes to help spread the word about your blog and in turn help others do the same.

5. Honesty

Be honest in your blog, do not try to create a completely different persona or portray yourself as someone you are not. When a blogger is being genuine, readers can relate to them more and become loyal followers. If there are posts that you feel are not entirely you- don’t post them. Save the draft and tweak it at a later date. You are sharing a part of yourself when you are blogging so try to write something that you yourself would enjoy reading.

The most important thing is to enjoy yourself- whether blogging is full time or part time, you need to have a passion for your chosen topic. I would love to hear from you all and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me!

This guest post written by

Bianca is a 27 London based Fashion and Lifestyle blogger who started her blog LOVE FOOD LOVE FASHION in January 2013.  Blogging for her is a great way to share her great passions in life and a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people across the globe.

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