Tips For New Bloggers

Hey guys, so when browsing through other blogs and mine I realized there's some small things that every blog should know/need....... 



1. Blog design
I browse through many blogs and one thing that really annoys me is when I can't read the blog because.. well.. it's not readable! 
Some people decide to use fancy text, which is really nice and does look pretty, but it's really pointless if I can't read their content. I prefer simple blog designs, that's just personal preference I guess. I think color schemes are important because that also can reflect on your content and so I wouldn't recommend green text with a bright pink background. :p

2. Follow buttons
You need 3 main ways other people can follow your blog; GFC, Bloglovin and Google+. If you don't have any ways for someone else to follow you, they will not know when you upload new content.
Adding the follow options is really easy, you just add them in the "layout" section of blogger.

3. Pictures
Now I know not everyone owns a fancy camera. My first few posts on my blog were taken from my iphone, and I still upload photos taken from my Iphone sometimes. I think it's important to capture clearly what you're talking about in your blog post. I think editing the lighting/contrast is import to make the photos more attractive! I personally use a free editing software called Photoscape.

4. Be unique
There are so many bloggers around nowadays that it's really hard to stand out! I love reading tag's etc. but sometimes it's nice to see something new or different, it attracts me personally to follow the blog. No one wants to see the same content 100's of times. You don't have to be completely different, just show a bit of yourself within your posts.

5. Blog regularly 
This doesn't mean blog everyday. Once a week would be enough to keep your readers up to date. Some people have a blogging schedule eg. every wednesday and saturday. :) 

6. Be social 
The only way to get your blog "out there" is to venture out onto other blogs, or share your blog on social networks. I don't mean you should go write "follow for follow" on other peoples blogs (because that's just annoying) but if you find a blog you like, why not comment on it and leave your blog link so others can visit yours. Also to add, when linking your blog you can make it clickable by using HTML.



Do you have any blogging tips to share??

Love Laura xxx


52 comments

  1. Some really great tips, when I started blogging I definitely did the whole 'follow for follow' thing which is so so annoying but no one never really told me it was so this post is good for that! I have to agree with the fancy text too as I just give up reading a blog if I can't see the text properly!

    http://whattaylorbuys.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I guess everyone has done it, even though they would hate to admit doing F4F hehe xx

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  2. Great tips! I personally like clean designs and clear photos. Being sociable always helps, so please can you remove your captcha from your blog so it is easier to comment on the posts!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I don't know how to remove it, ill google it Tomo! Lol

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  3. Really great tips! There are surprisingly many blogs that’s not readable. I'm loving your blog, it’s always interesting and fun to read! :)

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  4. Great tips. I think also reading peoples post and commenting something more than 'great post' or 'check me out'. I like getting proper feedback on my post and it also helps me develop my blog.

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    GreyWalls

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    1. I love reading feedback too, especially the long comments that reflect something I've written. It sometimes makes my day #sado xx

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  5. Some really good advice! I'm going to give Photoscape a go since I haven't got round to buying a fancy camera yet- there's too many to choose from and I haven't got a clue! :)
    Sian

    sian-e-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Photoscape is REALLY basic, but I find it good enough to use. Some nice filters you can use on it :)
      Aww don't rush into getting a camera until your sure on which one to get x x

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  6. Great tips! Very helpful, thank you :) x

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  7. Thanks for the really great advice! I am new to the blogging world and these tips are really helpful

    http://lizzieharrisonbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. This was really helpful- thank you! We started our blog in October but we are still fairly new at it and trying to figure ourselves, as bloggers, out! x
    thegirlsnextdooruk.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. If you keep at it, it will become a hobby :) xx

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  9. There's some great tips here so thank you! I need to try improve my lighting on photos so I will definitely try out Photoscape x

    daisy-drops

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    1. yay, hope it helps.. any editing software will probably work :) xx

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  10. Thank you for the tips! Just started blogging TODAY! I have no clue what I'm doing and I couldn't make pictures upload. Still working on it. Thanks again!
    http://nobodylikesmorningbreath.blogspot.com/

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    1. aww! There's so many things to blogging then typing up a post!
      Good luck on your blog, I'll follow to keep up with more of your posts x

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  11. How I wish I had read this before starting my own last year (but we live and learn). Really fantastic tips Laura, I agree whole heartedly with everything you've covered <3

    Sophie xox soinspo

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    1. ahh, I started my blog last year aswell!
      aww thankyou!!! xx

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  12. you are so right,good post!I think pictures is the most important,because we may have no enough time to read the comment,agree?
    thank you for sharing this,so useful,love so much
    happy everyday and have a pretty time
    hope you can check my new post and share beauty:
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  13. Really great tips! I still feel pretty new to blogging, so this is helpful. I'll have to give that editing software a try! I just got a new camera, but I still think editing them (of course not too much) can make any photo look better.

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    Kendra | It's a Bug's Life

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    1. yea pictures get ruined when people over edit them too! xx

      LauraThinksAbout

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  14. I really enjoyed reading these tips, its always so hard to start out blogging and it is definatley good to have someone explain what works well!
    http://jaderosa.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. I'm no pro though! haha, but thankyou :) xx

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  15. The most annoying thing is when you can't read someones blog! Often people put their text too light which makes it really hard to read and puts people straight off.
    xx

    perksofbeingamy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. eek text that's too light is another one! I think I need to darken my blog title a little, sometimes I find it too light xx

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  16. I have seen the Naked palette 100000 times!!
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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    1. I know right!
      I am teeny, tiny bit guilty of doing a review on it .. whooops!! xx

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  17. There are some really good tips on this post! I've only been blogging for a month so I could relate to all of these :) blogging is such a common thing now that it's so hard to stand out!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. I know I wish I blogged a few years ago! xx

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  18. These are really great tips Laura! I know i could defiantly of used something like this to help me get started when i did!
    Great post hun :) xxx

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  19. I agree totally with you.
    These are very good tips for new born bloggers.
    Another thing is also that blogging should not be about followers rather than having fun writing it. I think you shouldn't worry too much about followers.

    Well done Laura!!

    Christina ♥♥

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    1. yes you're totally right, when it becomes just about followers it becomes too competitive. xx

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  20. Really Great Tips! I'm a new blogger so I definitely need all the tips I can get. :)

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    1. aw thanks, good luck with your blog x

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  21. Some good advice for sure! I just started a blog this year, I'm so excited to plan and post new things!
    -MJ
    marleeandyou.blogspot.ca

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    1. yep, it's exciting coming up with new blog ideas xx

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  22. These are such good tips! They'll definitely be useful to me, as I'm a new blogger.

    prettyand-punk.blogspot.com/

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    1. aw yay thankyou, good luck with your blog x

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  23. Very good article. I've been blogging since 2008 (not with my current blog but with another one) and creating unique content and blogging regularly is definitely the key. :) x

    http://letempsdunpost.blogspot.com

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  24. Lovely post! Thank u! :

    http://curlyscribbles.blogspot.in/

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  25. I'm a new blogger and these tips are really handy because it answers all the main questions about blogging. so Thank you for this post (:
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

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  26. i'm brand new to blogging on this website, although i've been on tumblr for years. it's very different and this blog is much more important to me to try and get a good following!

    thanks for the tips!

    http://emilybmarsh.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. great tips! I need to keep up with mines.

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  28. These tips were super helpful, one tip I'd give is edit your writing, everyones in a hurry, if you can make lists that'll make it way easier! lovely blog btw

    http://jennoshealth.blogspot.ie/

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  29. wow such a great tips! :)

    http://littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  30. I've had my blog since 2010 and had no real clue as to what I was doing, had it more as my beauty diary if anything! Now that I am taking it a lot more seriously these tips really help! I literally just added a Google+ widget! lol

    Thanks for sharing, really happy that I found your blog! xx

    Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

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