Wednesday, February 24, 2016

5 Blogging Tips for Newbies


When people ask me how long I've been blogging, my answer is always since 2012 because that was the start of my style blogging but I've always had a personal blog long before then. I used to type down all my feelings on my Xanga site before I decided it was time to move on and keep my feelings to myself. (That's probably why I try my best not to talk about my emotions here on this blog because once I start, I'm afraid I won't be able to stop!)



Writing about your personal life online and running a fashion turned lifestyle blog differ on so many levels. When I first started www.superkallyfragilistice.tumblr.com I had absolutely no clue on what I was doing. All I knew is that I loved to write and I loved to dress up so I combined my two passions into this blog. It wasn't at all as easy as I thought it would be. I had to jump a lot of hurdles and there were even times that I considered to stop blogging but I'm glad I didn't or I wouldn't be here sharing with you a few tips for those of you just starting out.

1. Find Your Niche
So you've decided you want to be a blogger but what will you blog about? Remember, you need to talk about something that you actually know or about something you love.

For example, I wouldn't be writing tech reviews on gadgets because it's not something I know enough about.

2. Allocate time
Blogging is about consistency. The phrase out of sight, out of mind applies. If you're not visible online then you're not doing a good job. You have to make your presence felt EVERYWHERE. (Twitter, Facebook, Pages, Tumblr, Pinterest, etc.) I'm not really a Snapchat kind of girl but since a big chunk of the blogging community is, I've been trying my best to snap as much as possible.

3. Do your research 
There are times that I just stare in front of my laptop for hours trying to think of what to write. Sometimes I feel like people are so sick of me talking about the same things. I research on what people are into to come up with something new and fresh to keep my readers interested.

4. Don't be a follower, be a leader
You should be the one starting the trend not following it! If you take a look at all the fashion icons like Kate Moss, Audrey Hepburn, and even Katy Perry. They all took big fashion risks and did their own thing. They weren't copying someone else.

5. Be YOU
There's nothing I hate more than people who are fake. Your blog is who you are. Don't pretend to be someone else online. Even if you think people won't like it. It's better to hated for you are not than loved for you aren't. I have huge respect for those who know how to stay true to themselves. Trust me, people can tell when you're being fake just like they know that your Louis Vuitton bag is just from Greenhills. 







Neon Island Palazzo Pants 


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