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 When I had a photo in the header, it very quickly became outdated so I’d recommend having a photo in the sidebar where it’s easy to change.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!

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01819986586285367193 Fun Loving Kiminal

    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

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02996066702257888939 Anja Skrba

      We can help you with your blog Kimi, especially when it comes to monitazing it or gathering more audience! You can find all the info here http://firstsiteguide.com/guides/fashion-blog/ and if you need more, you can contact us directly!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11768045744681926503 Mira

    Thanks for sharing these great tips with us!

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xx Mira

    http://www.glamdevils.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10215142132278215218 Anna Blush

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16443418548800818176 Francesca Hearn

    great post! very informative!
    http://bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17248166422216511059 Hannah

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

    Hannah
    Girl+World

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00387748292614034957 Olivia Frescura

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

    http://www.oliviafrescura.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14283818755083874505 Philippa

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

    prettymadeup

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05458725668611851038 Philippa Laskey

    Love this post, my blog isn’t even a beauty one but I’ve found these tips helpful :)

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15053643383653399477 Holly Mumford

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09427691490482334772 JULES

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

    xoxo, Jules
    Visit my Blog here

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09067256127893757070 FI FI LOVES…

    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 :) 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06201296633916077722 Paola Ysabel

    Thank you for posting this! It’s very helpful :)

    http://paolaysabel.blogpsot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10435400525608714211 Dirty Blonde Ambition

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08300912422591260388 pantera666

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

    GFC member 7000 ^^

    http://beautifullsin.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05121777607568179985 hannah maggs

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04061177077305996826 Gita
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17329184424669459392 Eloise

    What a wonderful post :) 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10073206188202771055 2 Mates and a Blog

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04964083413660039845 Anna Nuttall

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11251313605483429926 Charlotte Olivia

    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 :)

    Charlotte x

    charolivia.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12966545360896153075 Beky Lou

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

    http://bekyboo1.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06154709668127000609 Helena Amaral

    Your tips are amazing! I am doing all of that and to be honest I am enjoying it a lot! :) Great post! Thanks for sharing

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11642759386525772075 Louise Penrose

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16191047991201028727 Lauren DellaFera

    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!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04937748110382969309 Nicole Isabella

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04473953560488865073 Emily Kate Johnson

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11872967899120994929 Snezhana Nechistik

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04674363464017075851 Roshni K

    This is a great post! I actually started blogging after watching your videos about how you started :)

    Roshni’s Journey

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09238226202701511351 Ivy Vijay

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13029599144980728138 Niamh Mc Namara

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14355971781692541190 Kathleen

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01252878964141985867 Laura Woodward

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

    lauracouturexo.blogspot.com

    XXXX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10282754924220731742 Lore

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352217503614850300 Hannah

    This is really helpful!

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02591273842418783329 Margot

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02591273842418783329 Margot

    You’re so right about the authenticity! :) 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14734417054120306584 Georgia

    My blog is about food instead but useful tips!

    http://thepescetarianpantry.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17577807337679191796 little maybug

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15308862608320193108 Lola

    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 :) XXX Congrats on 4 years! xXX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13140945872208059839 Caroline Statile

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13762685509434693003 Coeur Belgique

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

    Xx Shannen

    Coeurbelgique.blogspot.be

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05198103798487722524 Suzy

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16332667341490100764 Daniela P

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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08952282273098932183 Paula Kemp

    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 :)

    Paula at Beauty Lover

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10642643727371296148 Jacqueline

    Such a great post, thank you xxx

    http://www.the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05249922555247156344 Sana Shahid

    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. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00292895695283291552 Millie Whittaker

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00901195727759502343 Izzy

    This was a really helpful post! :)xo

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03332952740530520434 Tori Russell

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00938017324797074090 AnaliseVT

    This post is just what I was looking for! Although mine isn’t a beauty blog your tips are so helpful! :)
    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11761733871807272734 Ellen P-H

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

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15657985373803027911 Nita

    Happy anniversary :) 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17425657349617228017 Emily Knott

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203364020803323550 Lindy Leslie

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14355971781692541190 Kathleen

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11657988899122497927 Zoe – Sentimental wink

    This is a great post, thanks so much! :) x

    Sentimental-wink.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17145830418622508062 Emma Irving

    very helpful Lily

    Emma from masqueradebelle.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18114462420603369341 Nerdy Birdy
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17757986387189552634 Giada Graziano

    very useful tips :)

    GlamObserver

    Bloglovin’

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04839696820527728711 Amy

    Firstly congrats on your 4th blogiversary! :) 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! :)

    teacupsandtotebags.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06634047065952144589 Fernanda Turri Braga

    Thank you so much for your tips, Lilly!!
    You are one of my favorites bloggers/youtubers :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03226894854696028404 _Encriiptaciion_

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04249229428972832004 clothesandcurls

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

    http://clothesandcurlsblogs.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02600788225572040641 Lauren Parker

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10917140271907701992 Conny Sullivan

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16611212538649429265 Valli

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16456771159005890671 Talisa Tossell

    Completely agree on the organised front!!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/its-10.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09623369691168277381 Dannii Ofe

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04144239993556285841 Simplybeautifulelegant

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14167105921322707186 Zoë Baldwin

    Great post as always Lily. I’m Australian blogging about all things beauty. Check it out if you’re interested :) x x

    zoetrope2468.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12868231091474500711 Tanya

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03800828092622843194 Isabella Zamarripa

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07752544933065420899 Christina Abdilla

    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 :)

    http://tinasbeautyscrapbook.blogspot.com/

    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02424501460304049772 Chrissabella

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

    Great post, this is very helpful!

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13659020738195341010 Stephy Penny

    Please, Please do another one just like this!! :) I love tips on blogging!

    Stephanie,

    Whimsical Appeal

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12229200074215168797 Isabelle McWilliam

    Such a helpful post Lily, thanks!

    It can’t be another beauty blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14697053349502785114 Emily Allen

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06006286225122811063 Bethan Wain

    This post is really useful. Thank you!

    Beth | BeautyBubbles xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06527656032165504774 Bunny Report

    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 ;) ) are also human beings :D You’re quite famous! Thank you for the blogging tips you shared and your honesty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08062382613921839256 Steffy

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13145284238231688363 Martaa

    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 :)
    xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06625025936203368717 Becky Fearn

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

    beautyandtheb1.blogspot.co.uk

    B xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09314817945510106875 Amy

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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04355475149353659135 Chelsea Shead

    Reading this has been so helpful thank you, I started up my first blog last week & I really want to be successful at it :) xxx

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03473788712564492979 Laura Donnemiller

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10673896313611432065 Karen Ussene

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12725895550849042471 Emma Elle

    Thanks for this post! I’ve just started a blog myself and these tips have been really helpful! :) 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13658982235995670603 Ashleigh Bradbury

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11925833892273045335 Darlene Christabel

    What a great post ! Thanks for posting this :D
    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! ;)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01898641014032104625 Alexandra Mardlin

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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03928326516606347132 Elsie

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03928326516606347132 Elsie

    This is such a good post with great tips, thank you :)
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    Elsie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05354449996699150579 emily hancox

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13140945872208059839 Caroline Statile

    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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14536321421833037649 Chelseyxlou

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05396402530743727693 keira yale

    Being a newbie to the blogger world this was so helpful!
    Thanks x
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15586983390350951914 Sarah Pradolin

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18251181141605354745 Tessa D’haene

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11516297589923786962 Nikki

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06160446336823904003 pearlxo

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12064689640580363242 Peony and Peach

    This was really useful! Thank you!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13592124723743755377 covetingnow

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11110057152778644753 Beth

    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 :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04450675384827528888 Charmaine

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06028797958265601943 Grace

    Really helpful tips for aspiring bloggers!
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18074295717798826403 Anniebellamode

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06362321659342615568 Jade

    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16289590675397380885 Shaun Nolan

    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 :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05097561081506610013 Nicky Kaur

    This is really useful ! Xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13471306198903063836 Kerry Hewitt

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15496070573338855238 touch of belle

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

    Gemma xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05671616189571539662 Kendall Barrone

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08009546035198777540 Megan Baker

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13321281262178837663 The BM Beauty Spot

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01879812837304300417 Shannon D

    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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08475972718702643461 Rachel Smith

    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/

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      I checked it out, its really helpful x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12212864996089059631 Lily llyloves

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07423928030313439589 lynsey shepherd

    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

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    I would love some feedback on mine:

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    Thanks!

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    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.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04718153050164330458 Mahak Ambwani

    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 :(
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    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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    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02575371599183393346 Stella Wilson

    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.

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00885681111969173951 Parveen K.

    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!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01039943716883837344 Karadot

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01426609899018814732 Lucy Elisabeth

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05816554523928707541 Vinita Mohan

    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 :)
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01194764662439759829 Lola and Lina

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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12792585738482026541 Mia

    I just like the way that you’re helping us with your advice. They are very helpful :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14905510917552595174 Cindy Arcilla

    great tips indeed! thanks Lily :)

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    Thanks so much for these tips Lily! Super helpful!

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    This was extremely helpful! Thank you!

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    Thank you. It’s great. :)

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    Thanks for the tips! I recently started my website and this advice has been really helpful xx

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    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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08183580179083130980 That fashion freak Mill

    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/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01918563264067130841 Rhis BigLife

    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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02558128094265191824 Daisy Fellows

    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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02055316662951731086 Emma Taylor

    I’ve just started a blog would mean a lot if anyone would check it out!:)
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12408832482852088273 Stellar Pink

    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 :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13931533046626233677 TheBeautySpot

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

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    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

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08482814474367061923 Victoria

    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 :)

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18033048667976519790 Mary Collantes

    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. :)

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

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

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    Amazing advice from an amazing lady :)

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    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 :)

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    Love you blog so much Lily !!! xxx

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    This really helps Lily. I love your blog and took as an inspiration to start my own blog. Thank you so much :)
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