At this time of year, lots of people thing about starting a blog for the new year so I thought it was the perfect time to post a few little tips for anyone whos thinking about it!
Blog About What You Love
If you blog about what you love it will come across in your writing! Blogging about things your not interested in, hoping that it will impress everyone else is pointless. It's your blog and your going to be spending alot of time working on it and thinking about it so make it something you enjoy! Be prepared, if you are going to do this properly, its going to take up alot of your time.
I use mini sticky notes at the moment - I got mine from Wilkinsons. One per post and when the post is posted the note goes in the bin. They are brightly coloured so I always remember to have a look at what needs doing. Alternatively you could just write a list and tick it off. Remember, it's not just the writing posts that needs doing, each one needs photos, links, spell checking ect.
Get a Domain
For me, this was super stressful and hard work but I was super pleased that I did it. I changed my blog name from www.georginagoodman.blogspot.co.uk which was a bit of a mouthful to www.georginadoes.co.uk. I chose this name so that I could keep my theme open and didn't have to just stick to writing about fashion or one thing in particular. Just google "buy a domain" and you will find lots of sites such as 34SP where you can buy and install you domain. I got very confused and so did Andrew but there was lots of help online - the help phone numbers may cost a bit but they are worth it! I also watched alot of youtube tutorials.
Take a Notebook Everywhere
I'm always thinking of post ideas or just lines to add into a post I've already written at the oddest times, usually before I fall asleep so the easiest way to keep track is just to scribble any inspiration down on a piece of paper and come back to it when you sit down to blog! I hate remembering that I had a great idea but just not remembering what it was.
Don't give up
It's going to take a while to start building up your followers and at first it's hard writing every day knowing that know one is actually reading it which brings me back to my first point, if you are enjoyed writing it, followers dont matter as much! As you keep going people will start to come back and you will see you stats go up slowly.
I hope these little tips can help some of you and maybe push you to start your own blog! Do you have any tips of your own?