Happy Thursday lovelies.
When deciding to start writing this blog I made sure I did my research. In fact, I even have the most amazing Pinterest board with links to how to start your own brilliant blog business. The top 10 pieces of advice that I picked up were:
- Make sure you write a kick ass ‘About‘ section
(which is definitely on my to-do list!)
- Create a schedule for blogs – and stick to it (which is why you might find us writing blogs at 10.30pm!)
- Make sure you finish your blogs with a ‘call to action.’ Which basically means, end your blog with a question to try to get your audience interacting with you. How do you feel about that? 😉
- Know who your target audience is – there is no point in trying to please everyone, cause it’s quite literally not possible!
- Blog 2-3 times a week or once a week, as long as you are consistent.
- Make sure you read blogs that are similar to how you want to write, use them as inspiration, but don’t copy them. Also leave comments on their blog too.
- Choose a catchy blog title or one that represents who you are, so you know, if you like adventure something like Adventure-Awaits. Alliteration is always a winner.
- Link back to previous blog posts to enhance your SEO.
- Become a friend of the #.
- Pick a font that represents you.
And one bonus piece of advice, write your blog in Word first, this way you won’t want to scream the house down when you’ve worked on a blog for a few hours, an internet glitch happens and wipes everything you’ve written!
Some of the blogs I read to get my inspiration were:
Retro Chick – a woman who is all about the empowerment of women, health and fitness and of course vintage fashion. We also share a love of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Woodland Wife – who mixes her love of all things Eco with a love of everything outdoorsy. She’s a woman after adventure!
Buckets and Spades – for a bit of a lad’s prospective. He talks about lifestyle, design and fashion.
Celery and Cupcakes – a lifestyle blogger who is building up women and helping them to get rid of the diet culture.
Those are just some of the blogs I used as Blogspiration before starting out. Who do you follow for inspiration?