So, this question I have been asked MULTIPLE times… “Why blog?”, “Why do you do it?”
I always give the same response “I love it”. ❤
Blogging is a beautiful way to not only share experiences, but express yourself, purely on a platform where you know you are free to do or say whatever you like. I write a lot anyway, I carry journals, write poetry and simply express myself through pen and paper, but blogging is a wonderful way to visually be “CREATIVE”…
It’s liberating to know that everything that is on your blog is YOURS. It’s your work, your thoughts, YOUR input (except of course for my guest bloggers! love you all!). Its a great feeling to know that you did all that work yourself.
I love to read messages that inspire me to think outside the box, messages that lift my spirits when I’ve had a bad day, messages that motivate me to keep going… More than anything, I love to read personal motivational stories, that make me realise that I’m not alone in what i’m going through.
One of the reasons why I love my blog is having that opportunity and platform to inspire someone, anyone, from any part of the world- with my words, just having someone read it.
Thats purely it, I love it, and I enjoy it immensely.
TIPS FOR BEGINNING A BLOG
- WRITE ABOUT THINGS YOU LOVE!!!
Write purely about things you love, things that excite you… A blog requires a lot of work, and a lot of time behind your laptop/tablet etc. Therefore, it is of UTMOST importance that you do not get bored of your blog, and you pick a theme that you know you love. You will be spending LOTS of time behind a camera and laptop, you need to make sure that this is something you are excited about, most days!!!
- STAND OUT/ DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
The key to going far with your blog is hard work, lots of time and energy, but most importantly BEING DIFFERENT. I couldn’t decide initially whether I wanted my blog to be purely a beauty one or a lifestyle blog. I knew, however that I love to travel, write, love to motivate people, I love food, makeup and skincare… So I wanted to put ALL of that in ONE place, where anyone can visit an take a quick moment to read what interests them. So I made it a Lifestyle blog. It doesn’t limit me to one theme, and I can be creative with my topics and ideas!
- DEPENDENT ON YOUR CONTENT, WRITE YOUR BLOG POSTS HOW YOU WANT THEM TO BE READ
If you want your blog to take on a conversationalist approach, then do that. Write your blog the way in which you want people to read it. The best way in which you can have them picture how YOU would say it. I like to write my blog in a conversationalist tone, to have anyone reading MY posts feel welcomed, like the are just having a conversation. If it is a serious blog about science, write it in the manner it deserves.
- CONSISTENCY IS KEY!!!!!
A blog, will demand a lot of your time, I mean this, A LOT OF YOUR TIME! Often people struggle to maintain and keep the momentum with a blog, and this is what makes your lose your “viewership” (people that view your blog), followers and most importantly makes you demotivated. Always write, SOMETHING, ANYTHING… always upload something without fail.. JUST DO IT. Your consistency and your content is VERY important.
What you have on your blog, is what determines whether people will keep coming back to read it or not. Your content must be consistent, interesting and unique. It is difficult in a lifestyle blog to completely be unique because come on, how many people love makeup, love to travel, love poetry and blog about it? You need to STAND out, and do that in such a way that people ill come back to read. Find your own blogging STYLE.
- THE LOOK/ FORMAT OF YOUR BLOG
The look of your blog is VERY important. People often gravitate more to a blog that is simple, clean, and doesn’t have too much happening all over the page. Less is more. Well of course, dependent on your blog. A clean uncluttered blog is more likely to create traffic to it.
Thats a few of the ones I can think of at the moment….
I hope this is helpful!! 🙂
Anyone can start a blog! Anytime, anywhere…. and personalize it, make it completely “you”!
This is how you stand out! ❤ 🙂
All the best!
Til the next post!
Live in Light and Love ❤