I’m regularly asked many different questions about myself, in regards to being a blogger, how to start a blog, the products I love and equipment I use. I’ve listed the most common ones here, just in case you were wondering, too. If you would like to know something, feel free to shoot me an email or get in touch via my social media platforms.
How Old are You?
I’m currently 29 years old (as of October 2020), although I’m always being told I look a lot younger. For reference, my birthday is the 27th August 1991.
When and why did you start blogging?
I’ve been blogging since I was 14 or 15. I started writing on a platform called Soul Cast, way before blogging as we know it really took off. I wrote under a pseudonym and journaled my life after my birth dad died. As my passion for blogging grew, I started writing more about topics such as fashion and beauty. Fast forward 15 years and here we are!
What Photography & Editing Software do you use?
I use an old-ish Canon 600d for my blog photography. I’ve had it for years! It’s quite outdated now but it does the job. I use a combination of the Canon and my iPhone for any other photo’s on Instagram and other social media platforms.
To edit, I use Lightroom, both on my Mac and on my phone. I use Photoshop and Canva to produce other graphics and promo material, such as Pinterest pins.
I'd love to create a blog like yours. How do I do it?
I will soon be offering in-depth support with creating, marketing and monetizing blogs, once my new project launches. For now, here are my 3 top tips for creating a successful blog:
- Acknowledge why you want to blog: for business or pleasure? There’s nothing wrong with wanting to create a blog that makes money, but it doesn’t come easily. If you think you can start a blog to make a quick buck and be rolling in cash after your first post, you are dead wrong. Starting a blog that allows you to quit your full time job takes a lot of time and dedication. It takes hours and hours of educating yourself on content creation, marketing, photography and SEO. If you’re creating a blog for fun, then as long as you’re enjoying it, it doesn’t really matter. I started for fun and I learned the more advanced stuff as I went along. The best blogs start out as hobbies and flourish into successful, full time careers!
- Pick a niche you will never get sick of. And by niche, I mean subject matter or topic. For example, my niche is mostly beauty. I could write about makeup, skincare and hair until I’m blue in the face. In fact, most people probably get sick of me talking about it, so what better way to make the most of your passion by sharing your ideas on the internet, like I do?
- Learn SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and it is probably the most important way of developing your blog and driving traffic to it. SEO allows you to be found on search engines such as Google, and if you master and implement it well, you can potentially drive literally hundreds of thousands of readers to your blog every month.
Who are Your Favourite Bloggers?
I absolutely adore Victoria from In the Frow. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago at a Primark event and I’m quite proud that I’ve been a reader and watcher on Youtube since the beginning. I just adore how her career has flourished and gone from strength-to-strength as a result of what started out as a hobby. It just goes to show that anything is possible when you are hard-working and driven and passionate.