HOW TO START A BEAUTY BLOG


It’s coming up to my 4th blogiversary, so I thought it was time to write my most requested blog post. I love receiving emails from people who read my site and I’d say 9 out of 10 are asking me for tips on blogging. So here are my tips, take them with a pinch of salt, we all have very different opinions and that’s the whole beauty of blogging! Here are just some basic tips that will help you get started if you’re thinking of starting a beauty blog…


SET ME UP
The two main sites that are available to easily set up a blog are Blogger and WordPress.  Blogger is the simpler of the two and WordPress allows a lot more personlisation if you were to turn it into a more ‘professional’ website in the future. It is easier for a web developer to ‘code’ a WordPress blog, but I have always been with blogger (and still am) and have been able to personalise mine as much as I want. These websites will say either ‘blogspot’ or ‘wordpress’ in the URL, so if you want your own personalised URL you can easily buy a domain name from a host, I used GoDaddy.  

LOOKING GOOD
I am a very visual person so for me the design is quite important, but this doesn’t mean it needs to be fancy or professionally designed. I think the priorities should be to make it easy to read, have visible social media links and make it easy to navigate from one post to another. You can change the overall look and feel of your blog as often as you like, but from personal experience you will change your mind on what you like. My blog started with a black background, it quickly changed to a white background and I’ve also had a photo of me on the header. My attitude in the past 6 months has been the simpler the better and the less likely I’ll get bored of it too. When I had a photo in the header, it very quickly became outdated so I’d recommend having a photo in the sidebar where it’s easy to change. It helps to have a way for your readers to find relevant posts, whether it’s using a search bar or categories. Try and think of how you like to read blogs and adjust yours to make the overall visit more enjoyable. 

THE TOOL KIT
When you first start blogging, I think it’s more important to invest time in the design of your blog and figuring out what sort of posts you enjoy writing. Once you’ve got into a routine and know it’s something you want to continue with, you might want to invest in some ‘tools’. Any computer will do, you don’t need a Mac it’s just my personal preference to use a Mac (and because I use iMovie for video editing). It’s worth investing in a decent camera, you don’t need one but it will make a difference to the quality of your photos. If a DSLR is out of your budget there are some great compact SLRs like the Canon EOS M. If you take photos of yourself it’s worth buying a remote control for your camera and a tripod, both of which can be bought on Amazon. You don’t need a soft box light, I have one for when I film in my room (because it’s not that bright) but the best light to use is natural daylight. The window is your best friend. 

ALL ABOUT THE CONTENT
Content is by far the most important part of blogging (in my opinion). Even if you have the most beautiful blog design, if the content isn’t great you won’t get a lot of returning visitors. So what is ‘great’ content? Well again, each to their own but here are some main topics to get you thinking. Try and be original. Your own opinion, the way you’d use a product and your own writing style is what will make your audience want to come back to read more. We all love a good hype and trying products others have raved about but one of my favourite things to do is to browse the aisles of Boots and find a hidden gem that hasn’t yet been raved about and share it on my site for others to discover. Try and be consistent, whether you update your site daily, every 3 days or weekly. It’s nice for your readers to know when to expect new posts because a lot of people don’t follow via Bloglovin, Twitter or other social media sites and just go direct to the blog instead. Don’t worry too much about the style of your writing or the length of your posts, it’s completely up to you and you’ll find your own style. Something I would suggest is splitting up your text into paragraphs to make it easier to read rather than one long post. 
Here’s a very old post I did on blog photography so I won’t go into detail, but something I personally always look for are quite large photos (that fit the width of the post) that are clear, in focus and show the subject well. 

SOCIAL & GROWING YOU AUDIENCE
When starting a blog it’s important to remember that it takes a while to grow your audience. I hardly had any readers for the first year a half of blogging but once I really got into it, found my niche and started being more active on social media things started to organically grow. It’s definitely helpful to be active and engaging on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The beauty blogging community is quite tight and it’s nice to see people get involved in conversations on Twitter and comment on blogs. The more you tweet and comment, the more your name will be seen but obviously keep it authentic (spam won’t get you anywhere). If you’ve found inspiration from another blogger, link to them in your post because collaboration and building relationships is a nice way to grow your audience. 

LISTS, LISTS, LISTS
My final tip would be to get organised. Keep a little notepad on you to jot down post ideas on the go, I get some of my best ideas when I’m staring into space on the tube journey home. I’m a big fan of making tick lists, so write down what you need to do and tick the boxes off, it’s a very satisfying feeling! 


So I hope this post will help you get started. Everything is trial and error, so eventually you’ll figure out what works best for you. The key is to just go for it and have confidence in yourself. Try and create something you’re proud of and when you are, tell everyone about it!

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240 Responses

  1. I’m so glad you’ve posted this! I’ve recently started my own blog and more than anything I would like some feedback, but as you said it takes a while to get any followers. Most of my posts at the moment are about beauty, but I’ve got so many other hobbies that I want to post about, do you think I cant write about lots of different things or do you think i should stick to one or two subjects? I’d really appreciate if you’d have a look and give me some constuctive critisism?! Love your blog and your Youtube channel! Fun Loving Kiminal xxx

  2. Mira says:

    Thanks for sharing these great tips with us!

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  3. Anna Blush says:

    I’ve had my blog for quite a few months now but I still found some of these posts helpful. Thanks Lily x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  4. Hannah says:

    As a newbie blog girl this was really helpful, thanks!

    Hannah
    Girl+World

  5. I’ll definitely be using these tips, even though I’ve had my beauty blog for 3 years! Thanks!

    http://www.oliviafrescura.com

  6. Philippa says:

    Great post – some really helpful tips in there too! Thank you (:

    prettymadeup

  7. Love this post, my blog isn’t even a beauty one but I’ve found these tips helpful πŸ™‚

    http://pippablah.blogspot.co.uk/

  8. this is such a helpful post because i have just started a blog and this is really helped me to figure out how everything works, love your blog so much, holly xo

    http://myinfinitepassion.blogspot.co.uk/

  9. JULES says:

    OH this is so useful
    thank you hun!
    happy anniversary !

    xoxo, Jules
    Visit my Blog here

  10. I started my blog in the new year after deleting my old one due to lack of inspiration, I’m finding it hard to get focused again but I love the feeling once you’ve posted and receiving peoples comments, it’s just so nice knowing other people are interested πŸ™‚ I’m still on the hunt for a better camera and I can’t wait to blog about my trip to New York in December, thanks for your tips on twitter the other wek lily xo

  11. Paola Ysabel says:

    Thank you for posting this! It’s very helpful πŸ™‚

    http://paolaysabel.blogpsot.com

  12. Such great tips! Question for you – I am considering purchasing my domain name, but mine currently has .blogspot.com in it. How easy it is to transfer over? How did you do it, and what do you recommend? Thanks for sharing! You’re lovely, as always.

    xx Lauren
    Dirty Blonde Ambition

  13. pantera666 says:

    Great post!Thank you for your helpful tips! :))

    GFC member 7000 ^^

    http://beautifullsin.blogspot.com

  14. hannah maggs says:

    This post has come just in time lily, thank you! I’m in great need of a blog re-style and hopefully getting on that this weekend! I also need to learn to use my canon properly, im using iphone photos at the moment which i think puts a lot of people off! x

  15. Eloise says:

    What a wonderful post πŸ™‚ May I also add (from a reader point of view), that spelling, grammar and punctuation are so, so important? I’ve read some wonderful blogs that are just ruined by poor grammar.
    Happy anniversary, by the way! xx

  16. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience! Great tips!
    xx

  17. Anna Nuttall says:

    Hi that was a really interesting read and it a perfect starting point for newbie bloggers. I bookmark this and I can point them to this blog post. =)

    http://www.annanuttall.com/

  18. Thank you for making this post, it was very helpful. I’ve recently started my blog and are quite new to blogging so it can be a bit overwhelming at times but i’ll use your tip of writing a list of future posts πŸ™‚

    Charlotte x

    charolivia.blogspot.com

  19. Beky Lou says:

    I’ve absolutely loved these tips. They’ve come in very useful as I am just a start out myself.

    http://bekyboo1.blogspot.com

  20. Your tips are amazing! I am doing all of that and to be honest I am enjoying it a lot! πŸ™‚ Great post! Thanks for sharing

    My Perfect Red
    http://www.myperfectred.com

  21. Hi from Australia, thank you Lily, I found this post really helpful. This must sound a little repetitive in your comments, but I have just started a beauty blog, and I am really enjoying it. It is my own little creative space. Thanks for sharing your experience, Lou xo

  22. Thanks Lily for so many helpful tips! I started blogging a few months ago, and all along you’ve really inspired me to keep learning and experimenting. It’s also nice to remember that you were once a new blogger as well, and that you were able to come so far by working hard, networking, and constantly striving to improve your site. Happy early blogiversary!!

  23. Wonderful! I have a blog half-set up and keep meaning to start with the first proper content post but I’ve been putting it off! This has helped me feel a bit more inspired to work on it. <3

  24. Very handy reading this, thanks Lily! I’ve been blogging for a few months about my
    fashion course which I am doing and am loving it so much

    http://emilkatejohnson.blogspot.co.nz/

  25. oh Lily thank you so much for that post! I’ve been looking for smoething like this for quite sometime and it’s really helpful! I really love your blog – reading it daily like mantra :)))) xxxx
    sweetbounty.wordpress.com

  26. Roshni K says:

    This is a great post! I actually started blogging after watching your videos about how you started πŸ™‚

    Roshni’s Journey

  27. Ivy Vijay says:

    great post..it all looks very simple but it indeed takes a lot of effort to make a blog known. A lot of sweat and hard work goes into it ..

    Give away on my blog
    ivysmaquillagecove.com

  28. Thank you Lily! πŸ™‚ This really helped! πŸ™‚ I’ve had my blog for a while now but advice always comes in handy! πŸ™‚
    secretlifeofniamh.blogspot.ie x

  29. Kathleen says:

    Really great post – thanks for all the advice! I’ve just recently started a blog and I am really enjoying it!

    http://beautifulnotionsbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  30. thanks for the post, very helpful as i’m just starting out. loves itttt

    lauracouturexo.blogspot.com

    XXXX

  31. Lore says:

    Hey Lilly, this is beyond helpful for me. After three years of following blogs and all things beauty on the internet, i finally had the courage to start my own little blog, a few days ago. I really focused on creating it the way i want it and i am very proud so far. The day when the first person followed me on bloglovin i was very happy…
    I hope to get a bigger community soon and maybe meet some beauty bloggers from germany (that´s where i am from), because it is so nice to see how you meet such lovely people through blogging, like anna..
    Thanks again, Lore
    http://whatloreloves.blogspot.de

  32. Hannah says:

    This is really helpful!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

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  34. Margot says:

    You’re so right about the authenticity! πŸ™‚ when I read your blog I feel like I know you a little and I can hear you talking .. you’re an inspiration! Thanks for sharing .. x

    http://www.margottea.be

  35. Georgia says:

    My blog is about food instead but useful tips!

    http://thepescetarianpantry.blogspot.co.uk

  36. Thanks for this, it was amazing! You’re right about having your own writing style, you can tell so much about a person just from reading what they write! x

    littlemaybug.blogspot.co.uk

  37. Lola says:

    Hi Lily, well as you know I was busy tweeting you yesterday as I was watching some of your previous youtube videos and I learnt so much, got my neck cream to prevent any turkey neck forming (haha, that bit makes me laugh!!) and looking into getting exfoliator for lips-amaaaaazing! I didn’t even know this existed but makes good sense to have something to keep lips soft. Still remember your heaader with your picture and i have loved seeing your blog grow πŸ™‚ XXX Congrats on 4 years! xXX

  38. Thanks for the tips Lily! Right now I’m in the process of saving up for a DSLR because quite frankly I’m tired of having to edit the crap out of my photos to make the quality decent. Haha

    Xx
    Caroline
    coffeeandcaroline.blogspot.com

  39. What a helpfull post! Tips and tricks are always nice ;)!

    Xx Shannen

    Coeurbelgique.blogspot.be

  40. Suzy says:

    Thanks so much for these tips, I really appreciate it because I’ve just tarted my own blog, check it out here!http://suzysbeautydairy.blogspot.com.au

  41. Daniela P says:

    Such a great post..making notes on how I can improve my blog!

    http://www.lipglossandlicorice.blogspot.ca/

  42. Paula Kemp says:

    Thank you for doing this post, I have only been blogging for a few months, so this was great information from someone that has been blogging for ages.I have shared on Twitter too πŸ™‚

    Paula at Beauty Lover

  43. Sana Shahid says:

    I have been blogging for over a year now and after focusing too much on my blog layout and trying to change I know how right you are when you say blog content is what makes the cut. And also consistency. Learning by my mistakes. Also, I think lesser followers/readers in the beginning actually helps in a number of ways.
    Great post. πŸ™‚

  44. I really love this post – really helpful. I have a blog too but I’m still working on the design because I find entering all the codes really difficult.xx
    http://www.healthyyetbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk

  45. Izzy says:

    This was a really helpful post! :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

  46. Tori Russell says:

    This was such a helpful post! I’ve recently started a lifestyle, beauty and fashion blog so I love these kind of posts to help me get going! I’m also finding it quite hard to get my blog out there- any other tips to get more people to see my blog?

    http://writtenbymexoxo.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

  47. AnaliseVT says:

    This post is just what I was looking for! Although mine isn’t a beauty blog your tips are so helpful! πŸ™‚
    Really love the list idea as content is key and often so hard to think of when you’re on the spot!

    http://analisevt.wordpress.com

    xxx

  48. Ellen P-H says:

    Great ideas, thanks Lily! I’ve recently started my own blog and will try to take some of these on board πŸ™‚

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

  49. Nita says:

    Happy anniversary πŸ™‚ I just started my blog back in May, and this post was so helpful! I was able to figure out what I needed to improve on. Thank you.

    -Nita
    xsimplynitax.blogspot.com

  50. Megan Lillie says:

    I’ve been blogging just over a year and some of your points have even helped me! I really must try and organise myself better.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  51. Emily Knott says:

    I have only been blogging for a few months and it is going really well! Im thoroughly enjoying it and receive such nice feedback! This post is really helpful – especially for those of us who are just starting out!

    http://www.britishbeautyaddict.com

  52. Lindy Leslie says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write this. I’m just setting up a blog and all this info is so useful. x

  53. Kathleen says:

    Found this post so useful – lots of tips that I am going to try out! I have just recently started my blog and I am loving it!

    http://beautifulnotionsbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  54. This is a great post, thanks so much! πŸ™‚ x

    Sentimental-wink.blogspot.com

  55. Emma Irving says:

    very helpful Lily

    Emma from masqueradebelle.co.uk

  56. Amy says:

    Firstly congrats on your 4th blogiversary! πŸ™‚ Secondly thank you for the great advice, I have recently started my own blog and it can be very daunting but your tips are so helpful to someone who is just starting out! πŸ™‚

    teacupsandtotebags.blogspot.com

  57. Thank you so much for your tips, Lilly!!
    You are one of my favorites bloggers/youtubers πŸ™‚

  58. Amazing!! I just started my blog a couple of months ago, and i’ve been looking for posts like these to improve πŸ™‚
    xx
    Analida.

  59. Genuinely got my notebook and pen out for this one! Tips from the pros. xx

    http://clothesandcurlsblogs.blogspot.co.uk

  60. Great post, Ive only just started properly getting into blogging and I love it. Ive already met and spoken to a lot of new people, its a great way to distract myself from the stress of school haha!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  61. Really great post! Thank you for sharing your tips! ♥
    xoxo

  62. Valli says:

    I started a blog and did not really write anything in it after the initial post, now I have been getting back into blogging and all the tips that you have given are going to be really useful, thankyou xx

    http://momentsofmylifeme.blogspot.co.uk/

  63. Dannii Ofe says:

    great post! i’ve had my blog for a couple of months and have never 100% got into it like i have youtube, i think i need to work more on the design of my blog because i dont feel it’s very eye catching at the minute, you’ve give me loads of ideas!

    http://whaticallbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/

  64. great post! really love this, great advice! hope you can check out my blog.
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

  65. Great post as always Lily. I’m Australian blogging about all things beauty. Check it out if you’re interested πŸ™‚ x x

    zoetrope2468.com

  66. Tanya says:

    Congrats on hitting 4 years!
    Great post especially for all the blogging beginners out there!
    TarteTanya

  67. Hey everyone who is reading this blog!

    I would love to connect with you guys, bloggers, blog reader, beauty, life, and style enthusiasts, everyone!!!

    So go check out my blog

    IsabellaZamarripa.blogspot.com

    and follow me on bloglovin and ill follow back!

    xxoo

    izzie

  68. Great tips! I recently started one, it’s a bit difficult to get audience at first, but I’m having fun writing just the same πŸ™‚

    http://tinasbeautyscrapbook.blogspot.com/

    x

  69. Chrissabella says:

    Congrats on your 4th year, really love your blog!

    Great post, this is very helpful!

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  70. Stephy Penny says:

    Please, Please do another one just like this!! πŸ™‚ I love tips on blogging!

    Stephanie,

    Whimsical Appeal

  71. Emily Allen says:

    Such as helpful post thanks Lily, congrats on blogging for 4 years, Im off to read your post on blog photography now! xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

  72. Bethan Wain says:

    This post is really useful. Thank you!

    Beth | BeautyBubbles xx

  73. Bunny Report says:

    It will probably get lost amongst other comments, but I thought this post was very down-to-earth and straight to the point. It’s nice to read that superhero-bloggers like you or Anna (I follow both of you πŸ˜‰ ) are also human beings πŸ˜€ You’re quite famous! Thank you for the blogging tips you shared and your honesty.

  74. Steffy says:

    Really great and useful post, thank you so much for sharing this. I recently started a blog with my beautiful friend too and we are still in the process of trying to make it awesome :3
    xoxo
    2 Girls and a Blog

  75. Martaa says:

    Really loved this post. I have my blog for couple months now, but I’m not at any point good blogger. You and Zoe from zoella.co.uk are my inspiration πŸ™‚
    xoxo

  76. Becky Fearn says:

    Great post and so useful for new bloggers. nothing more valuable than advice in posts like this!

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

  77. Amy says:

    Great post for new bloggers! It’s nice to hear some tips and I’m going to try and improve my blog layout now! πŸ™‚

    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

  78. Reading this has been so helpful thank you, I started up my first blog last week & I really want to be successful at it πŸ™‚ xxx

    http://chelseashead92.blogspot.co.uk/

  79. Such a great post, thank you very much!
    I just started blogging in June and your tips were really helpful, especially the paragraph about social media and connecting with other bloggers.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Greetings from Germany,

    Laura

    beautytastesgood.de

  80. Karen Ussene says:

    This was a great post. Hope to see more tips like this from you. I really appreciate it.
    xoxo
    K.

  81. Emma Elle says:

    Thanks for this post! I’ve just started a blog myself and these tips have been really helpful! πŸ™‚ I’ve discovered how to take better pictures, and I’m learning about scheduling my posts so that I can post consistently, I’m just trying to meet other bloggers now because I barely have anyone to follow!

    Typical Teen Times!

  82. I’ve recently started a blog in the past few weeks and I definitely agree that content is vital! This is such a helpful post.

    http://ashleighrhiane.blogspot.co.uk/

  83. What a great post ! Thanks for posting this πŸ˜€
    I just started my own blog few weeks ago and I’ve no idea how to manage it and how to attract more readers ;(
    Hope you could advice something on your blog! πŸ˜‰

    http://www.dxrlenecxristabel.blogspot.com

  84. Great post, definitely reassuring and helpful to a blogging novice! xxxx

    http://ramblingsoftheborough.blogspot.co.uk/

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  86. Elsie says:

    This is such a good post with great tips, thank you πŸ™‚
    allthingselsie.blogspot.com
    Elsie x

  87. emily hancox says:

    Great post, these tips are really helpful. I have had my blog for a couple of months now and I am still finding it dificult to get my blog noticed; do you have any other tips?

    new post up on my blog; I would love it if you could check it out. I would be really grateful for any comments, suggestions or feedback.
    http://emilou140597.blogspot.co.uk/

  88. I’ve always wondered this so I would love if you could answer! What is your opinion on commenting on peoples’ blogs legitimate, thoughtful comments and putting your blog link on the bottom? Is that annoying/ too self-promotional, etc? Or did you do that to help people find your blog in the beginning?
    Thanks!

  89. Chelseyxlou says:

    Such a fantastic post, such great tips that can relate to any type of blog which is very helpful. I had lost my way with blogging recently and this has given me a little motivation to jump back in and get writing again.

    Chelsey xo

  90. keira yale says:

    Being a newbie to the blogger world this was so helpful!
    Thanks x
    http://kikis-choice.blogspot.co.uk

  91. This is a seriously wonderful post! Thanks so much for your advice x

  92. Thank you for posting this! Every advice is great to have!

  93. Nikki says:

    Super helpful! I love the sense of community and helping each other out – really cool to see the beauty community doing this so well.

  94. pearlxo says:

    Wow, this really helped Lily! Thankyou so much! I just started a new beauty/lifestyle blog so this was really useful! x

  95. covetingnow says:

    Thank you Lily for the tips !! :)) Very helpful :))
    adore your blog.

  96. Beth says:

    Hey lily! don’t know if you’ll read this but.. i currently have a blog on wordpress but i find that it’s more about paying to get a good bit of personal design, is blogger like this? have you paid anything to get your blog looking as good as it does? thankyou so much if you do take the time to read this πŸ™‚ x

  97. Charmaine says:

    Such a great post Lily! With my exams nearly over, I’ve decided on making a blog to do something I’m most passionate about. These words will surely help me

  98. Grace says:

    Really helpful tips for aspiring bloggers!
    http://voguebeach.blogspot.co.uk/

  99. Thank you so much, exactly what I needed! Much needed motivation! Makes me want to get to it seriously, also makes me want to youtube. Inspiration to the max.

    http://www.anniebellamode.blogspot.co.uk

  100. Jade says:

    So useful to hear this sort of thing from someone who really knows what they’re talking about, thank you for taking the time to share your tips. I think you’re completely right about the less is more approach, I started my blog with a really bold background and quickly got sick of it. I’m loving the look of your blog at the moment, really classy.

  101. Shaun Nolan says:

    I’ve had a really tough ‘everybody hates me and my blog!’ day today and I searched for this to cheer me up. Thanks for writing this, Lily, and being so incredible πŸ™‚

    http://shaunyland.blogspot.com/

  102. Kerry Hewitt says:

    This post is really helpful Lily as I am just starting out πŸ™‚ love your blog by the way been reading it for months! x

  103. This post is really helpful for people who are starting out!

    Gemma xxx

  104. This was super helpful for starting up my beauty blog! You are absolutely wonderful and your blog is lovely.
    Cheers!

  105. Megan Baker says:

    I finally decided today that a beauty/fashion blog is what I wanted to do instead of a YouTube channel and I have to say this post was very useful!
    Thankyou x

  106. Came across your blog post. Thank you for the tips!

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  108. Shannon D says:

    this was so helpful! i’ve just started mine and having trouble with editing my layout and it’s annoying me so much:( if anyone could help it would be much appreciated! thank you! x

    shanlxuise.blogspot.co.uk

  109. Rachel Smith says:

    I wondered if you’ve come across Blogosphere magazine – a useful resource for people getting into blogging or just looking for inspiration. I thought your readers might find it useful: http://www.blogospheremagazine.com/

  110. This is useful especially for me as I am a new beauty and fashion blogger x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

  111. Hi, this is so helpful i just started my blog yesterday, I have been working on it none stop, and I think so far it is where it needs to be, I am really open to feedback and would love to know what people think about it so far. I hope a few readers and other bloggers get a chance to have a look at my blog an leave me some feedback.

    thanks for your post it has helped loads ^_^

    Much Love, Lynsey x

    http://www.lynseyshepherd.blogspot.co.uk

  112. ElleC says:

    I would love some feedback on mine:

    http://brooklynbroads.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

  113. Mahwish R says:

    Thank you so much for this post, I am also a newbie to the bloggging industry, but sometimes I find it hard to write a post, I can’t get any good ideas.

    http://www.msbeauty9.blogspot.com

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  115. love the post. very helpful. i am trying to make my blog visual and get better at picture taking. Sadly i have a full time job that makes me work 60 hours a week so i have huge time problem πŸ™
    curiouskohl.com

  116. Eesha U says:

    One of the most helpful posts I have read! I have just started my blog and youtube page and this is very useful! thank you xx

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  117. Rachel Vibes says:

    Thank you for this, super helpful! I’ve actually just started a blog (gotta have a little bit of cheeky self promo, right?;] ) …it’d be awesome if you could perhaps give it a look…xx

  118. Very nice tips!! I already have created a blog but the tips shared here will help me if i have any mistakes during blog creation and to fix it.

    Stella
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  119. Very nice tips!
    I have created a blog too, so follow me!

  120. When one conceives the issue at hand, i have to agree with your endings. You intelligibly show cognition about this topic and i have much to learn after reading your post.Lot’s of greetings and i will come back for any further updates.

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  121. Parveen K. says:

    I am planning to start my own blog and this was so helpful. It’s such a great guide for newbies like me!
    I just had a question about launching the blog, because I don’t want it to go public right away, I want to be able to tweak it and play around with before anyone can see it. How would I be able to do that?

    Thanks!!

  122. Karadot says:

    I have just started getting into blogging if anyone wants to check it out: thekschiap.blogspot.com
    Thanks!

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  124. Really glad you posted this, I’ve recently just started my blog and your tips are going to steer me in the right direction for a successful blog, thanks x

  125. Vinita Mohan says:

    I really wanted to get started on a beauty blog but had no idea how to go about it, this post helped a ton. Thanks πŸ™‚
    http://www.vinslookbook.com

  126. Such a good post, Lily! This is really helpful.

    L&L – http://sisterblend.blogspot.com

  127. Mia says:

    I just like the way that you’re helping us with your advice. They are very helpful πŸ™‚

  128. Check out my new blog: franciscarockey.blogspot.co.uk

  129. Michelle Gu says:

    Thanks so much for these tips Lily! Super helpful!

    missmishmichelle.blogspot.com

  130. habib hasan says:

    Thank you. It’s great. πŸ™‚

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  131. Interesting topic what you have shared with us. Your writing skill is really very appreciative. I love when you share your views through the best articles.Keep sharing and posting articles like these.This article has helped me a lot.Keep posting this stuff.
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  132. Thanks for the tips! I recently started my website and this advice has been really helpful xx

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  133. Sassy Missy says:

    Thank you for the tips, I will try and stick to them and we will see how well this will go. Hopefully I’ll gain more followers and viewers.

  134. This such a good post! I am currently working on my own blog and the tips are so helpful.Your blog is so good. I’d love it if you could say how I could improve my blog xx
    http://thatfashionfreakmill.blogspot.co.uk/

  135. Rhis BigLife says:

    I’m so glad you wrote about not having many followers for a year and a half! Makes me feel like I’m not a complete failure haha, even if writing my blog is something I enjoy doing!

    Fashion| Lifestyle| Beauty – Rhi’s Adult Life

  136. Check out my blog
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  137. I have just recently started doing a blog and this was a really good read. Its nice to know that hard work will pay off!xx

  138. Emma Taylor says:

    I’ve just started a blog would mean a lot if anyone would check it out!:)
    http://emmtaylor.blogspot.co.uk/

  139. Stellar Pink says:

    After thinking about it for a while I’ve recently taken up beauty blogging in the last week. This post has been very helpful to me, thanks πŸ™‚ x

  140. These tips for blogging are amazing, they really helped !:)

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  141. Amanda H says:

    Great post with some really helpful tips. Blogging can be daunting to start with but these ideas are a great way to establish your blog x

  142. Posts like this are always great for starters like me! Thank you Lily!!

  143. Victoria says:

    I have had my blog for almost 3 years now, but actually started to blog seriously about 1 1/2 years ago, also I changed my blogs name often until I found a name I liked! I really enjoy blogging and writing posts πŸ™‚

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  144. Thank you so much for all these! This really helped me when I started my blog two weeks ago. I’m still wondering where this will all take me, but I hope all goes well. πŸ™‚

    -Mary | wndr14lnds.blogspot.com

  145. This post is so so helpful Lily, definitely worth the read, I just started my blog a month ago, and this is so helpful.

    http://shannonaurora.blogspot.com.au/

    x

  146. This was so helpful and really encouraging, thank you!!!

  147. tylerpaigex says:

    Amazing advice from an amazing lady πŸ™‚

  148. I’ve just started a Blog and I would love some tips and feedback from veterans of the beauty blog world….I don’t just write about beauty and fashion but some serious and personal topics as well πŸ™‚

    http://vogueonvoguebytorie.blogspot.co.uk/

    Love you blog so much Lily !!! xxx

  149. Poulami says:

    Thanks so much for the advice. I just started my own beauty blog and was feeling a bit lost. Your post was very helpful.

    http://panachebellle.blogspot.ca

  150. Elle says:

    This is and amazing post, so complete! And so very much appreciated as it comes from such an amazing blogger! Thank you Lily!

  151. These posts have helped me so much with starting my blog. http://beautifybeautyy.blogspot.co.uk/

  152. BusyBumble says:

    Thank you that was really motivating πŸ™‚ Ive started a blog and would love to have some feed back from anyone who wants too. πŸ™‚ xx

    http://www.adayinthelifeofbumble.blogspot.co.uk

  153. Ramsh' says:

    Seriously helpful!

  154. Incredible occupation here. i truly delighted in what you needed to say. Keep going πŸ™‚ . Thanks from
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  155. So helpful and honestly amazing tips!

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  157. Very helpful thank you! great tips πŸ™‚

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  158. Thanks for the great tips!
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  159. thanks for your helpful tips to make beauty blog .Thanks for sharing your talent and expertise! Very detailed and well thought out. thank you.

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  160. Amara says:

    OMG!!! Thankyou soo sooo mych for these helpfull tips! I just started my own blog, I’m only 13 so not that good at it. If u just looked at my blog or even commented would be an honer xx

  161. Mworld says:

    Thank you for the tips!
    yourbeautyblog1.blogspot.com

  162. Could you tell me how to put the social network links onto my blog because i have no idea how to do it? Could you also tell me how to put my facebook feed and instagram feed onto my blog? I have managed to put pinterest and twitter on but i cant seem to do the other two. Thank you so much x

  163. alisimo says:

    I have just started a blog as i thought it looked so much fun! you get to design what you want it to look like and personalise it to you. I would be so grateful if anyone could take a look and give me advice on how to improve it. link below πŸ™‚

    http://alisimo8.blogspot.co.uk/

  164. This really helps Lily. I love your blog and took as an inspiration to start my own blog. Thank you so much πŸ™‚
    http://anutipsandreviews.blogspot.com/

  165. I love this post. It really helps me with starting my blog. My blog is mtalksbeauty.blogspot.com if y’all wana check it out:)

  166. Beauty to me is many things, but I don’t think of “physical beauty” that many people may think of when they hear that word. It is SO much more than that, and I have definitely learned that over the years. Of course, almost every girl has had insecurities, and maybe still does. I’ll be honest, I know I sure did, and still do. It’s human nature for us girls, especially because of the way the media portrays beauty. Thankfully, I’m learning to get over that, and am so much more comfortable in my own skin for doing so. I have never been happier. Check out Robecart.com Designer Women’s Top Fashion Brands it has the best selection of fashionable clothes, jeans, dress, bags, shoes, accessories, etc.

  167. Thank you, this really helps x

  168. Sophie White says:

    This has inspired me so much and helped me just create a blog, I’m really hoping my blogging skills improve overtime and really become something like yours πŸ™‚ here’s the link if anyone wants to check it out I just did a review on the Origins Drink Up Intensive overnight mask! https://sophienicolebeauty.wordpress.com

  169. Anavivu says:

    Thank you for posting this! It is very helpful and it shows that it is important to be persistent.

    http://anavivu.blogspot.sk

  170. Vinn' says:

    thanks for sharing! it’s really helpful!

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  171. BeautyBeach says:

    Thank you this is very helpful! Please check out my beauty blog!
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  172. Emma says:

    Great tips, thanks, sometimes I feel like I am going to give up as it’s really hard nowadays to get traffic πŸ˜‰

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  173. Ally King says:

    This was such a helpful post! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  174. Hairam says:

    thank you, that makes me want to stay with it and try find what i like to write about!

  175. Great tips Lily my next post is on my favourite ever mascara – the Clinique high impact volume extreme (the same as you0 I have loved it for a long time and know you do to so have linked you into it! summersinoctober.blogspot.com – you are also mentioned in my current favourites

  176. Mayra Ojeda says:

    I found this super helpful, thank you for sharing your tips !!

  177. Nica Vidaure says:

    thank you..i hope to start my own blog and share my passion. πŸ™‚

  178. Anna says:

    thank you! that post helped me a lot.. still feeling kinda strange putting myself ‘out’ there :DD

    http://www.miscellaneousmind.com

  179. Elvie Law says:

    Thank you so much,this was rather quite enlightening and very much helpful as I’ve just created my very own blog just a couple of hours ago which focuses on things that i love and cherish like product reviews,DIY projects,arts(sketches,drawing,paintings,jewelry making etc),beauty & skin care.It is definitely not easy especially when you only got one view >.<.Looking forward in improving my blogging skills.
    https://kittyplex.wordpress.com/

  180. Nerys Hull says:

    after reading this you & anna have inspired me to start writing my own blog!
    I’m so unbelievably nervous so any support would be amazing – http://nerysshull.wordpress.com
    I already love anyone who reads, enjoys and supports me writing this! x

  181. bluelightsandglamour says:

    Super helpful!! Have no clue about design etc any help from anyone would be appreciated!!

    bluelightsandglamour.wordpress.com

    Vikki x

  182. Abbi cook says:

    Iv just started blogging today my self , will definately work on presentation tomorrow , has anyone got any tips for someone that doesn’t know much about computers? Haha I just stated blogging today , I’m definately going to work on the presentation tomorrow! Anyone got any tips for someone that doesn’t know much about computers aha! http://simplehairandbeautybyabbie.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

  183. Hi Lily I’m a huge fan of your blog and have been reading it for a very long time now. I finally got up the courage to start a blog recently and as of yet I haven’t told anyone I know that I’ve started a blog because I’m a bit shy about these things.. Do you have any tips on how I can promote my blog without posting updates on my personal social media sites? Thank you so much and hope your having a lovely day, Jess xx

  184. Anonymous says:

    I’ve just started my blog today and this really helped thank you πŸ™‚ If anyone has any blogs which they could recommend for me to read for inspiration or just because they are amazing then that would be great because I am looking for some great blogs to read. Thank you πŸ™‚ http://makingmefeelbest.blogspot.co.uk

  185. Just starting my blog up now and this is really helping! Thank you! http://fullfacedbeauty.blogspot.com

  186. Laura Lucie says:

    I started my blog a few weeks ago and your posts and videos on starting and maintaining a blog are so helpful!

    http://www.laura-lucie.blogspot.ie

  187. Sarisha says:

    Thanks Lily, this really helped and inspired me to start my own blog! Have a great day <3
    http://www.catsncontour.blogspot.com

  188. ofthekindredsoul says:

    Hi Lily, I was just wondering…what kind of photo hosting site do you use?

    Thanks! catherine x

  189. Lee Marshall says:

    Great article, I especially liked the Set me up/looking good paragraphs and totally agree. But you dont have to use clunky platforms anymore, that are restricted in terms of creativity and design. Take a look at ContentBear, its super simple to use and works on all mobile devices kck.st/1Jf40AV

  190. Michelle says:

    I have just started my blog (www.comefortea.co.uk if anyone wants to check it out) and I really found all of your videos and blogpost about blogging really helpful. I actually uses GoDaddy and Blogger as I thought that, that combination was the best for me to start up with. Thank you Lily! πŸ™‚

  191. emily says:

    I started my blog (www.downemilylane.blogspot.com) earlier this year and I am loving it! I have always loved reading your blog posts lily, and find this post really helpful! Thankssssss xx

  192. Becka says:

    Wonderful advice! So helpful for the complete nube I am (I literally started my blog a few months ago). Definitely thinking of investing in some lighting now because my biggest pet peeve is being inspired to take photos at 5pm on a rainy England evening and they turn out terrible because the lighting is so…well, England. A light box could be the kick up the bum I need to start blogging properly!

    http://lovewearrepeat.blogspot.co.uk/

  193. Michelle 4Beauty says:

    Lily, please, OH PLEASE, share how you got your sticky menu to do that! and in MINT ! OHMGOSH I love it, very well done – If you would be so kind as to share I would greatly appreciate. Thanks!

  194. Shona Marie MacIntyre says:

    Love this post, I feel like this advice is going to help me massively! I only started a blog about a week ago and worried about not being able to gain any readers. After reading this post I’ve decided I’ll continue with my Blog as a hobbie since I do enjoy it, and hopefully a year or two down the line i’ll have improved enough to have active readers, comments etc. Fingers crossed… xx

  195. Cali says:

    I love this, im trying to build my blog bit hard when you think you’ve written the best post ever but no comments can be disheartening lol keep on pushing i guess
    http://www.caliloved.co.uk

  196. Ashley Christabelle says:

    So useful as I’m new to blogging! Great tips, Lily x

    ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  197. Claudia says:

    This is such a great article! As a new blogger myself, it can be really discerning when you are so passionate and don’t have many readers at all. Will try and follow your tips πŸ™‚ xx

    http://www.maximalista.co.uk

  198. This is such an encouraging article! I have been on and off writing a blog for a while. I have to admit I do get sidetracked being at uni so the blog does sit on the back burner for a while. However recently I have been trying to get new content up and it really helps to hear that it takes a while to get reoccuring readers. Thanks so much for the tips.

    http://www.my-beauty-edit.com

  199. GroomingMail says:

    Hey, great read, some really useful tips that mirror our exact experiences when we were just starting out.

    If there is any advice we could give start up bloggers it would be to get your own domain ASAP. Since we purchased http://groomingmail.com, big brands such as ClarinsMen, Hugo Boss, Lacoste etc starting reaching out to us. I think it helps portray you as more professional to the big brands!

    The great thing about blogging is knowing you’re not alone! Bloggers are so great at offering advice and tips, sharing the hurdles they had to jump through to progress so you don’t get stuck. Keep the love going!

    All the best,
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  200. Midnight Mi says:

    This is so helpful! This will definitely help me ad very VERY useful πŸ™‚

    Mi x
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  201. Daniela Delgado says:

    this is amazing ! i’ve been trying to start my own blog for the last six months but kept getting discourage until recently when I realized that life is too short to not do what you love. Thank you for this post !

  202. Dindich Ali says:

    Hey, thanks for the useful tips. I got inspired by you to start my own blog, thanks for that too. Love whatching your wlogs and reading your blog posts. Love Dindich πŸ™‚

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  203. philosykos says:

    Hey Lilly, thanks for the post. Really helpful to read that it usually takes time to grow your audience. It’s really easy for new bloggers to get discouraged.

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  204. dani harris says:

    This was really helpful to me! I was inspired with the domain name and just purchased one too πŸ™‚

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  205. Crack the Code Style says:

    I like the fact that somebody is finally honest about how, where and why. Majority of the blogger out there just writing and writing with no real clue.The ones who made it can’t care less.Thank you for the post.

  206. Ferne says:

    It’s great to get some genuine feed back from a blogger! It can be a bit over whelming.
    Ferne xxx
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  207. Jessalyn Amie says:

    Loved this blog post! I’ve recently created a blog post myself and this really helped me to figure out what I am working with!
    Thanks Lily!
    Jessalyn | https://jessalynamie.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

  208. Danielle says:

    I finally decided to pull the trigger and started my blog, it’s so overwhelming but so exciting! Thanks Lily these are great tips!

  209. YJ Song says:

    Thanks for sharing this.
    Your blog is very helpful. Thank you for the interesting articles.

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  211. allthingsbeauty says:

    This article was really useful especially as I have recently started blogging, I found this post to help encourage me to continue with blogging! Blogging can be really daunting at first but I cant wait to keep going! Thanks

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  212. Protap Adhikary says:

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  213. Lana Watts says:

    Hey,
    I have found this really useful knowledge and will encourage me when I’m writing
    Thanks.

  214. Amy Wright says:

    This has been so helpful lilly, thankyou for sharing it with me πŸ™‚
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