7 Tips for starting bloggers

 

Hello everybody, this is not the sort of post I usually do but today I wanted to share these tips for starting bloggers. I’ve been bogging for almost a year now and I gained quite some experience. These are things I wish I would have known when I started and I hope I can help some people.

1.List of Ideas

A really great tip is to have some sort of journal to write your blogging ideas in. When I started blogging I’d often have great ideas but I’d forget them before I could make a post. So whenever you have an idea, write it down and if you haven’t got any inspiration for a new post you can just look in the journal and get loads of new ideas!

2. Tags

Tags exist. Yeah I didn’t realise that for my first 3 or 4 months of blogging. And I wondered why nobody was reading my posts… Tags allow people to find your posts, so add a few appropiate tags to each post. Don’t add more than 15 tas though, because that decreases your chance of appearing in somebody’s Discover Page.

3. Tags and Awards

This is a different kind of tag. Participating in tags and awards is just a lot of fun and by nominating others you will get nominated yourself more and more and you can build up friends in the blogging community, which is really important if you’re just starting out. At the beginning, nobody might nominate you but you can always ask to be nominated and a lot of bloggers also say: ‘I nominate anybody who wants to do it’, so you can just take that as an opportunity to do the tag/award.

4. Back-up posts

If you want to stay on a blogging schedule or goal (for example. I want to post 2 posts a week) having 1 or 2 back-up posts is really convenient. Sometimes you will find yourself simply not having enough time to write a post and you can just post one of your back-ups and stay on schedule

5. E-mail

Create a special e-mail address for your blog (mine is littlediyproject@gmail.com) and put in on your About page. If people want to ask me something, do a collab or just want to chat about something blog-relaed they can always just email me!

6. Don’t only post

A big mistake I made when I just started is that I just only posted and expected people to visit my blog out of nothing. That’s not how it works. As I said before, being a part of the community is really important. So find similar blogs you like, read their posts, comment nice things, follow other blogs and you’ll see that a lot more people will start visiting your blog too.

7.Choose the right theme

This again is very important. When I started I had a theme where only my newest post was actually visible and easy-to-visit. This resulted in people only seeing and visiting my newest posts. Now I have a theme where on my homepage a dozen of posts are shown and people can find and visit my different posts really easily, which really increased my views a lot.

I really hope these tips are helpful. The reason I’m sharing them now is that I decided to stop blogging for a while. Blogging was always a hobby for me but the last month(s) have been really busy and I started to feel really pressured to make nice posts every week so I decided to take a break until I get more time. I’m not sure for how long this will be, but I hope you’ll understand. ❤️

xxx, Yara

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Blogger Recognition​ Award

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Recently I was nominated to do this award by Maya. Thank you so much! Be sure to check out her blog, it’s very cool!

The rules

  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how and why you started blogging.
  • Give two pieces of advice you would give to brand new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog letting them know you have nominated them giving the link to the post you have created.

 

Why I started blogging:

I started blogging because I’d always liked to craft and do DIY projects, and this is a way for me to share my creativity and (hopefully) inspire other people, which is something I just really love to do!

 

Advice for starting bloggers:

  • Make friends in the blogging community. This is something that really helps you to grow your blog and it’s so much fun to discover other blogs. Start with just commenting on blogs that are similar to yours and you will meet loads of amazing people!
  • Try to post regularly. Your followers like to know when they can expect new posts. Instead of posting 3 times in one week and only once in the next, try posting twice every week. But: don’t just write random posts because you have to post something that day. Only write about things you really like, that interests you or you think is fun to do. Blogging should be a hobby, not an obligation!

 

My nominees:

Mimi

Bekah

Starling

Ellie

Erin

Chachel

Aanmarie

Make sure to check these bloggers out, they’re all amazing!

 

Well, that was it.I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

xxx, Yara

 

 

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Mystery Blogger award

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I was really happy when I found out I was nominated for this award. Thank you so much Bayance for nominating me!  The creator of this challenge is Okoto Enigma.

RULES : 

    1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
    2. List the rules.
    3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
    4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
    5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
    6. Answer the questions your nominator asked you
    7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
    8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
    9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
    10. Share a link to your best post(s)

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME:

  • I like drawing and painting a lot but I’m not really good at them.
  • I really hate raw tomatoes. If they’re in a meal I don’t mind, but I hate the raw taste of them.
  • I really like watercolour paintings, they’re like my favourite thing.

THE QUESTIONS:

1.What’s your favourite colour?

I really like the colour blue, but which shade of blue changes every week.

2. What is one of your favourite quotes?

I really like this one: Everyone wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but there can;t be a rainbow without a little rain.

3. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I’d love to be able to paint really well, that would be amazing.

4. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?

Ehm.. I’ve never been mistaken for a celebrity before, so I wouldn’t know.

5. What story does your family always tell about you?

A lot of stories about things I did as a kid. I was really weird when I was little.😂

MY NOMINATIONS: Here are a few:

Aditi Singh

Starling

Bella

Emma

Elsie

Chachel

Doni

Hannah

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TheWriteSteph

As you know, I’m really bad at nominating people, I end up nominating the same people every time… So this time I decided: If you’re following me and you want to be nominated, the only thing you need to do is ask in the comments and I’ll add you! (This is up to 20 people).

 

MY QUESTIONS:

  1. What is something you’re afraid of?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  3. What is your favourite childhood book?
  4. Would you rather be able to play every instrument in the world or speak any language in the world?
  5. Do you have any weird secret talents?

 

MY BEST POSTS:

This is a hard one, but here are a few posts I’m quite proud of:

DIY Walnut lip balm

DIY Notebooks for back to school 2017

DIY Candy Bag Pencil Case

Easy DIY Planner Pinboard
Check them out if you want.😊

 

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, please like, comment and/or share. I would really appreciate that. And follow me for more DIYs and creative content!

xxx, Yara

One Lovely Blog Award

Hello everybody!

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I was nominated for this award by the amazing JD from Studious Creatives. Thank you so much!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  2. Share 7 things about yourself
  3. Nominate others (up to 15)
  4. Include this set of rules
  5. Inform your nominees

Seven Things About Me:

  1. I really like writing short stories and I have a diary in which I try to write every day.  ( I try, but I often forget…)
  2. I have a cat, his name is Mickey. He’s really cute, but he is a bit dumb and he doesn’t really listen. I still love him though.
  3. My favorite color at the moment is light blue, but it changes really often. I just like a lot of colors!
  4. I LOVE chocolate. But I mean, who doesn’t? Maybe some people who are allergic to chocolate. I feel sorry for the people that are allergic to chocolate..
  5. I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat meat. I do eat fish occasionally, but not really often. I do it for the environment and because I value animals’ lives above my own appetite.
  6. I like being out in nature and walking through the woods, nature is really calming to me which is nice.
  7. I play the piano. I’m not extremely good, but I really enjoy it. 🙂

 

My Nominees:

I’m really bad at nominating people, but here are a few:

Starling

Chachel

Elsie LMC

Doni W

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(I linked to one of their posts so they would get notificated)

Please check them out, they’re all really cool!

Of course you don’t have to do the award, only do it if you want to!

 

That’s was the One Lovely Blog award!

See ya on Sunday!

xxx, Yara

 

 

Reflecting on half a year of blogging + ANNOUNCEMENT

Hello everybody!

I can’t believe it’s been half a year since I started this blog. It’s been such an awesome experience!

I had been wanting to start blogging for a while and the new year was just a great opportunity to start. Sometimes I considered stopping, but I’m really happy I didn’t do that😊

It all started with this post about a necklace I made on the 6th of January:

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DIY Necklace from shells

Reading it back the post wasn’t really good. The tutorial isn’t easy to follow, the images are weird sizes and I didn’t different fonts or anything. Well, at least I’ve progressed.😂

I’ve made 21 posts until now, most of which I’m proud of (most…).

 

I decided to list a few of them which I like the most here. If you haven’t seen them yet, I think you should definitely check them out.

  1. DIY cute button earrings

I think they’re just really cute and they’re incredibly easy to make.

 

2. DIY Walnut lip balm

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I’m really proud of this as it was my original idea and I really like how it turned out. 🙂

 

3. 3 DIY Summer Bracelets

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I think these look so cute for the summer and I still wear them sometimes!

 

4. DIY Wall decor

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I just think these are so cute on my wall. They’re just so a colourful and bright and look really cool together.

 

5. DIY Pendant Necklace

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What I love about this necklace is that it’s so customisable and you can use any image you like.

 

6. DIY easy foam pouch

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Because it’s so easy, yet so cute.

 

So yeah, those are some of my favourite posts, so check them out if you like 😊

I’ve enjoyed blogging so much the past half year and I will definitely keep doing this. 🙂 I want to thank everyone who has supported me, it really means a lot to me❤️

 

Now, for the announcement…..

To celebrate this half year anniversary I decided that starting on the first of August on I’ll be posting twice a week!

Don’t worry, I will still have my regular DIY on Sunday but every Wednesday I’ll be posting something else… this could be anything, and I already have loads of ideas. Think of art journalling, maybe drawings, tip’s and hacks, that sort of things. I’ll be doing this for at least a month, and if I like it I’ll maybe keep doing it longer. 🙂

Why start in August you think? Well, that’s because I’m going on a holiday on the 16th of July and I won’t be back until the 30th. In that time I will try to post once a week, but I definitely won’t be able to post twice a week, so I decided to start with that once I come back.

I’m really excited for this, and I’m interested what kind of effect it will have on my views etcetera. Well, that’s all I have to say! I hope you will like my additional Wednesday posts.

Thank you for reading!

xxx, Yara