Wednesday is here and this article is a little more special because I’m sharing some personal experiences and I’m very open about everything I wish I’d known when I started blogging. Hope you all appreciate these tips!
1. You have to be out there: When I started blogging I thought I was going to be behind my computer and people would visit my blog automatically. Not that I expected thousands of people to visit my blog out of the blue but I didn’t think of doing active campaigns on social media. In fact, I was a little embarrassed to promote my blog on my social channels. After getting out of my comfort zone and trying out new things on social media I found that it really helps to take your blog to the next level. But next to being active online it also really helps to attend events and to put yourself out there offline. When going to events you will reach new people and have the possibility to introduce yourself to other bloggers. Offline relationships influence your online presence. There are no shortcuts, you have to push yourself and be out there.
2. Invest in a lens: I always thought I had to invest in an amazing camera. When I started blogging I didn’t had enough savings to purchase a crazy camera so I started out with a Canon 600d which I purchased second hand for 100 euro but I did purchase quite early on in my ‘blogging career’ the Canon 50 mm. 1.4 lens. After doing a little research I figured that this lens would be perfect for both streetstyle as product photography and until this day I’m still very happy with it. So I’ve learned that it’s more important to spend money on a lens in your beginning days than on an actual camera.
3. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers: a lot of people who start blogging (including myself) already have checked out quite some blogs and got their selves some favorites. As much as you might like some bloggers it’s very important to not have a certain blog/blogger as a standard of how you want your blog to look like. It’s very important to create your own online identity and niche so your visitors know which unique aspect they can expect when visiting your blog. Another things that’s really important is to understand that although the blogging market is very saturated there’s always room for new people or entrepreneurs who make a difference with their online platform.
4. It’s about the whole package: a good fashion sense or taste aren’t the only thing a fashion blogger needs. Me and my blogger friends always joke about how we are a complete team in one person. We do photography, the editing, we write, we do a little bit of design, we do the business part, we take meetings and we attend events. You have to develop amazing quality in all of the above skills. And remind yourself you have to make it worth people’s time to visit your blog.
5. Blogging can change your life: I didn’t start my blog with a big purpose but I’m slowly realizing how much blogging changed my life in so many ways. This is the thing where I’m most thankful for. I started blogging after I graduated university and I honestly think I would have NEVER ever learned as much as I did in this last year in any other job on planet earth. My blog changed my life completely, it made me so much wiser, more independent, it taught me to be a business woman but above all made me meet so many great people that I thing that I will know for the rest of my life and ultimately gave me a platform to connect with you all on everyday. All of it I would’ve never guessed before I started my blog.
That’s it guys. I hope you learned a little bit from this post as I thought about these tips a lot. Do you have any additions to this list? Looking forward to reading your comments and if you have requests for upcoming articles in these blogtips series don’t forget to leave them in the comments! Big kiss, N.
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