When I started my blog, I was all over the place. I knew what I wanted to do but how or when or how, how and how, were the most burning questions. I remember I googled it a lot and from different pages I got few tips. In this post I am going to write about few points that I think are important if you are not really sure what are you doing, but you want to keep doing it.
- Life planner
One of the most important things when it comes to blogging is time management. I didn’t realise how much time preparing a post will take before I was neck deep in it. To keep all that under control it is crucial to have a life planner. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. If it has dates it is already perfect. Plan two three posts ahead and write down what you need to do to make them happen. Looking at the list with dates helps you to be on track.
- Time management
Think ahead and plan how much time you are going to need to write and edit the post, how much you need to take pictures and edit them. For me writing takes around 45-60 minutes, editing another 10-15 minutes. For a photoshoot I plan maximum an hour with editing. Just don’t procrastinate if you know the deadline is approaching and you´ll be alright.
- Post regularly
When you start a blog, you will have followers and readers who enjoy your posts. What most people also enjoy is a routine. Find yourself a comfortable rhythm and post on certain days. It will help you to be on a right track and your followers won’t get bored.
- Take a look at your stash
It may feel like, when you are running a blog or beauty blog in this case, you need to start buying products. Yes, everyone loves hauls but it is not the only reason why we are here. Another thing people appreciate is a good review. Take a look at your stash and pick out your favourites. Write mini reviews about products you finished, or were so bad that you couldn’t finish. Don’t be afraid to give a negative review. We all know that people are different and not all products work for everyone.
- Spell check
When the post is written, run a spell check. One or two typos are okay, text full of blatant typos is not okay. It will disturb a reader and makes me want to ask, ‘if you don’t care enough to reread your post, why should I read it at all?’.
This is simple. Add pictures to your blog. It will make your blog visually appealing.
- Research before criticize
I have noticed a few times that bloggers criticize products they don’t know how to use. If you are not sure how to use one product or another, do a little google before judging it. It doesn’t make a foundation bad if you pick the wrong shade. It doesn’t make a brush bad if you use that type of brush for the first time and fail.
These are my thoughts and tips for every blogger out there. I try to follow them as well and write my blog so we both can enjoy it.
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to let me know.
Thank you for reading,