So lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions or i’ve been reading a lot about people wanting to to start a blog so I figured I would help y’all out by writing a post! I also asked y’all in my instagram stories if y’all had any questions about blogging/starting a blog so I will be answering those as well in this post! Let’s jump into it!
What do you need to start a blog?
I’ve been reading a lot of posts from people latley saying that they need more instagram followers to start a blog or they need to build up their content before they start a blog and that is totally not true. I started my blog at the same time as my instagram. I grew both at the same time and while I am still working to increase my followings for both, I disagree that you can’t start a blog when you don’t have a lot of followers. Some advice I would give is if you’re starting a blog, really gear all your instagram posts towards your blogs and if companies reach out to you to do giveaways, try to get people to subscribe to your blog or follow you to get more entres to win!
What should I blog about?
Blogging should be personal and should be something you really enjoy and feel passionate about! Some people choose food and some people pick fitness! Whatever you choose, just choose it because you enjoy it and you want to share you’re passion for it with others!
Why did I start a blog?
I love answering this question so I am so glad someone asked me! I’ve always been a fashion lover but it really did not feel like a huge part of my life until high school. I started to get a lot of questions about where I shop or why I style things a certain way or what’s in trend right now. I talked to my boyfriend, Scott, and he told me I should start a blog. It was kind of weird to think about at first because I did not know anyone my age who had a blog but I thought it would be fun so I gave it a shot! From that point on, the positve feed-back I have recived from my blog has been amazing and so inspiring! I love it and I want other girls to love fashion and being creative with clothes and just feel themselves in their style!
Do I need an Instagram page for my blog or does it not matter?
Let me get real with y’all real quick. If you want to grow your blog social media is key!!! I cannot emphasize more on that! Instram has helped me from from 1 view to a thousand views so I would say yes it is very important when it comes to a successful blog! It’s also great becuase you can connect with other bloggers and you might get inspired from their posts and what their blogging about which is always awesome!
Do I need experience to blog?
Absolutley not! I knew nothing about blogging before I started! Like I said in the question right above this one, meeting other bloggers on Instagram has helped me so much this past year in learning how to blog! I went from a super boring website to a professional website that I’m super proud of just by direct messaging other bloggers and asking them questions! never hesitate to reach out to bloggers! Everyone I talk to is super friendly and always willing to help!
Do you have any tips for setting up your blog/the layout of your blog?
Oh man, I have struggled with this one all year but I have finally nailed it (I think 🙂 )! So to answer this question, you can layout your blog however you want but I did it pretty similar to most bloggers. So since my blog is mainly a fashion blog, all my posts about fashion I have appear on the homepage because that is generally what people are coming to my blog for. I branched out to doing lifestyle stuff as well so I have a page for that and I recently added a college tab because I know I will have a ton of college posts up in the future! If you’re thinking of starting a fashion blog I highly suggest a “shop my Instagram” page. This will help drive a lot of traffic to your blog and also where you can make a profit as well! One of my favorite websites to use for this page is Shop Style Collective and they tell you all about how to do this! I also suggest making your pictures pinnable becuase Pintrest draws a lot of traffic too and having your Instagram feed on your blog is a great way for people to connect to your account as well!
Do you need a certain type of camera?
No, I use my phone, a point and shoot camera, and a heavy-duty camera. It really just depends what I have on me at that time and then I just edit the heck out of the photo later depending on which camera I used!
Blogging is so fun and it’s a great way to share your personal experience about things that’s not in front of a camera and on Youtube. I hope y’all found this post useful and I hop that y’all are inspiried to get creative with a blog!