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:

  1. Make sure you write a kick ass ‘About‘ section (which is definitely on my to-do list!)
  2. Create a schedule for blogs – and stick to it (which is why you might find us writing blogs at 10.30pm!)
  3. 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? 😉
  4. Know who your target audience is – there is no point in trying to please everyone, cause it’s quite literally not possible!
  5. Blog 2-3 times a week or once a week, as long as you are consistent.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Link back to previous blog posts to enhance your SEO.
  9. Become a friend of the #.
  10. 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?


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