Grow Your Followers (In 5 Simple Ways)

Happy Saturday Guys!

And I’m happy to be blogging again … pause… what’s one thing making you really happy today? I’ve decided to make a comeback with this very universal post because as I was scrolling through my posts it hit me that a similar post in the past Get Your New Blog Up And Running (My Personal Tips & Secrets) had received much attention and many likes, which means many people found it helpful so what better idea than to put out another one of it’s kind.   (Short intro I told myself, this will be a long read anyways )

 

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GROW YOUR FOLLOWING in 5 Easy Step

1. Focus

Focus in and define the type of your blog, what do you write about most and what’s something you rarely discuss. (It’s okay to not have this figured out right away and as the pros say; it’s a good time to explore and write about multiple topics when you are starting out with only a small number of following) I suggest you take that time to really decide what works for you and most importantly, what do you enjoy the most. Is it beauty more persicely makeup or is it cooking and to be exact desserts. From then on you will only build on that and improve your skills, creating a name for yourself across the blogging community.

2. Action

Put your creative caps on and produce content that best suits the type of blog, by doing this you are letting people know before hand what they’re signing up for and you will not attract anyone who isn’t interested in your content in the first place. The best way to give yourself a ground is to creating a tagline for your blog. Remember always give your followers what attracted their attention the first time, changes are necessary as you grow but never be deceiving, uphold your quality and be yourself, people will love that.

3. Consistency

Consistency is key to a lot of things and the same goes for blogging, if you’re looking to gain followers on a regular basis you must stay consistence with your uploads. Now a lot of people would say that working up a schedule for your blog posts lets people know when to expect something from you on their feed. However, this may or may not work in everyone’s favor, I personally did not follow this rule and posted randomly so if you don’t want to commit to a strict schedule don’t ever feel the pressure to do so. But do make sure to keep up with the following steps to insure your follower gain.

4.  Presence 

Staying present is by far the most effective approach to gaining followers. And it’s not only to create posts for your blog but there are other things that indicate your presence such social media. Create at least three social media holds for your blog with the same name and theme, keep them in sync with your blog and stay active. It’s a great way of putting yourself out there and you’ll be surprised by how many amazing fellow bloggers of all level will connect with you just on Instagram alone. This is a great piece of advice but in all honesty, thus far I have failed to live up to it. So another huge aspect is to stay active on WordPress alone and this is something I swear by. I use to spend a good amount of time on WordPress feed + the comments section of blogs that grabbed my attention because that connected me to similar blogs.

5. Tags + Titles

Last but not least (woah, I’ve hit the 5 already, well maybe I could do a part 2) lets zoom into tags & titles tags are very and I repeat very important especially as your blog grows older. Tags are limited and you do not want to use ‘too many’ anyways. Because the point of a tag is to pinpoint and identify. Four to five tags per post are highly recommended and of course, there are wider and often used tags like, beauty, lifestyle etc.

A little trick is to always note what tags are being used most commonly at a given time. The fuss over tags is to again make sure your posts do not get buried in a pile where no one ever see’s it. They help you deliver your content straight to your followers, that brings forth another small tip; go and follow tags that relate to your blog and use those for your posts.

Titles are for the same purpose and click-bait is a controversial topic, I won’t be getting into that but I will tell you that throughout your blog stay honest and keep your reputation in check before putting out anything. “You receive what you give” so be unique, fun, and creative with your them while keeping their purpose, which is to inform your readers what they’re about to read.

There you have it my very first and personal guide to getting you more followers, this is just some advice that’s come solely from my blogging experiences thus far and I hope it makes sense and proves to be of some help. Stay patient as this takes time and nothing beats passion so when ever you create something for your blog do it with love and you’ll never be disappointed.

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Enjoy the rest of your day or night and thank you for stopping by 🙂

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Blog Worthy Pictures Using Your iPHONE

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Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.

Hey Loves! Having good quality pictures is a must when it comes to blogging and social media. You don’t need to buy an expensive camera to take your blog pictures, your iPhone will do the same job. Here are some tips and tricks I do to take my blog pictures using my iPhone 6!

Salut tout le monde!Avoir des photos de bonne qualité est important quand il s’agit de blogs et médias sociaux. Vous n’avez pas besoin d’acheter un appareil photo cher pour prendre vos photos de blog, votre iPhone fera le même travail. Voici quelques trucs et astuces que je fais pour prendre mes photos de blog en utilisant mon iPhone 6!

1/ Turn on your grid

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Having a grid when taking your pictures is so essential especially for flat lay photography. It’s very easy, go to Settings and scroll down…

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Photography: First Camera!

Hello loves, how are you? Me, I’ve had a pretty productive day so far, that’s why I got around to creating a new blog post today, which by the way I’m SUPER excited about, I know I’m always excited hehe but today is something different, you’ll find out, if you continue reading 🙂

So are you ready?

I had to share this with you, why wouldn’t I, it’s fun, it’s interesting, it’s something I’m crazy = passionate about. So if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about…

First Camera!

I bought my first camera = DSLR 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 (It literally just came in yesterday while I was at school so I haven’t even had the chance to play around with it much)

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I know it’s just a camera but maybe it’s not in fact about the ‘camera’ but rather what the camera symbolizes which is PHOTOGRAPHY.

Yes, I’m super passionate about photography and just taking pictures for as long as I can remember. Well, it’s much deeper than it might sound but someone who also shares a passion for photography might understand me better.

“Traveling the world with a camera is my dream”

It’s simple but so satisfying for me.

I haven’t really allowed this passion to arise to the surface until very recently, it took me longer to get my hands on camera but I think it’s the perfect time now.

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After all, this blog is becoming a big thing for me now with all the love and support that you’ve provided so what better place to build my photography skills than my blog. (Squeals in excitement)

All the details and description will be listed down below, if you’re interest in what camera I chose to be my ‘first’ one.

Canon Rebel T6i From Ritz Camera  ($749.00)

After much consideration and hesitation I purchased it from Amazon since they also offered RitzCamera seller, CHECK THIS OUT: there was ‘no’ tax added from Ritz camera.

I suggest you also ↑ check them out if you’re looking for some photography gear, they have good deals just take a look at the description below for my canon t6i ↓

Description As It Appears On Amazon: 

Ritz Camera Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2 MP SLR Camera Bundle with Accessory (19 Items)

by Ritz Camera

Product Packaging: Standard Packaging (this was the 3 lens bundle) 

  • Canon Rebel T6i 3-Lens SLR Premium Kit by Ritz Camera with all Manufacturer-supplied Accessories + Full USA Warranties
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i SLR Body, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens
  • Polaroid Studio Series .43X HD Wide Angle Lens, Polaroid 2.2X HD Telephoto Lens, Polaroid Pro Slave Flash, Lexar 32GB
  • Polaroid 57-Inch Photo/Video Tripod with Deluxe Tripod Carrying Case, Water-Repelling Shockproof Professional SLR Camera Case, Polaroid RC-6 Shutter Release Remote Control, Filter Kit
  • Hi-Speed SD/Micro USB Card Reader, Polaroid 5 Piece Camera and Lens Cleaning Kit, Polaroid Memory Card Wallet, Universal Screen Protector (Clear), Lens Cap Strap
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Shot on Canon T6i 🙂

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500 FOLLOWERS ? Well… THANK YOU!

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I know I was away for a week at least and what happened in that week, you would ask. And I would say that my little family here, grew to a good 500 people yikesss. It was just yesterday that I was writing my Thank You For 400 Blog Post  and I didn’t think for a second that I would be writing another one so soon. But here I am and this time I am more hyped than ever, why? because so many of you, I mean many, many of you, great bloggers yourself showed such love for my blog and likes have also jumped high on my last few posts, which  makes me so so happy, like the huge smile type of happy that takes time to fade away and it’s given me a new energy. Obviously I was not prepared for this hehe but I want to thank you ‘all’ each and everyone of you, from the oldest to the newest follower from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you guys and I hope you ‘all’ stick by in the time to come. All of you are unique and special in your own ways and bring your own spark that inspires so don’t you forget that for single second.

THANK YOU SO MUCH MY 500 Followers!

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I have a lot of things planned and also some things I want to share with you so stay tuned and I hope the rest of your day is a beautiful one, lots of love.

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Thank You For Following!

Stay Beautiful 

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Get Your New Blog Up And Running (My Personal Tips & Secrets)

Hello Beautiful People!

I say why not get down to some business today, the business of blogging of course! I have read so many blog posts recently advising new bloggers and they’re all great, so much you can learn from each and every one of them, and I’m actually really proud of myself when I say that I had actually been following the most important and common advice all along 🙂 whatever it was that I was doing was floating my boat and it came as a surprise when one lovely blogger requested that I share my secrets and tips on how to build and grow a new blog. I’ll be honest and tell you that deep down it feels great 🙂 so here it is; just some real, personal and honest advice or call it ‘secrets’ if you will.

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5 Piece of Personal Advice To New Bloggers or ( Even Bloggers In General) 

  1. Just Do It  

    Whether you are still in the process of deciding whether or not you should start a blog or already running one, I would tell you to “just do it” let your ideas flow, if it hit you that you should start a blog, than go ahead and do it right away before that idea gets completely ignored. Have an idea for your next post, hit that ‘write’ button and write down it’s title at least so it’s there to remind you. Let this be something that free’s your mind, something that makes you just as happy even a year later.

  2. Also, Don’t Over Do It 

    Before you get confused and click away, let me tell you what I mean here, this ties perfectly with the first piece of advice, while you want to follow your impulses and just create that post. What you don’t want to do is; force yourself to write and publish content because you feel there is some pressure to do so. This will ‘not’ always bring traffic to your blog, you can start a blog and publish 50 posts back to back but see that you’re not reaching as much views or likes or communication in general, this leads us to my next piece of advice.

  3. Communicate 

    Can’t stress this enough, communicate, communicate, it can be hard especially if you burden yourself with too many posts, this is why you should try to maintain a good balance between creating content and communicating with your readers, which includes actually reading their content, giving feedback, and liking their posts also going and discovering new blogs and following them. This is a give and take and I know, trust me I know, it’s time consuming but it’s crucial. I believe this is the only thing that has helped me reach the point that I am at today, because let’s be real, my content is ‘my’ content, just me rambling on and on about things and even if it was top notch I wouldn’t be going any where with it until people actually came and saw it and liked it and shared it. So I hope you get the point here, go out and discover blogs and forget about the stat’s for now. Once you start viewing more and more blogs, you’ll start to love it at least I love it, it’s so much fun.

  4. Quality, Appearance, Photos And More 

    What makes you click on a blog post or even a blog it self, think about how much of an influence appearance has. You’re writing may be on point and filled with some ideas worth reading but truth is, it’s not going to speak to readers, it’s not going to make them click on it, and therefore, they’ll never know what they missed out on so do yourself a favor and your readers by making your posts look attractive, use visuals, use nice big fonts, photo’s and colors. You do not need to go out and purchase an expensive camera in order to get amazing photo’s for your blog or at least not yet, use your phone and good editing apps, play around to see what works best for you but the goal here is to invest time in your photos and the overall appearance of your blog and every post. Another reason you should check out other blogs, you’ll be inspired everyday for your own blog.

  5. Assess Yourself  

    After all every person is different and therefore every blog is unique, look to other for inspiration not competition, and It would be right to say that the blogging community is super positive and loving anyways. All you have to do is find your place and get comfortable, and no one is better at being ‘you’ only you can do that, so explore every side, every style and you’ll know when you’ve found exactly what speaks to you then from there on just let that speak to your audience, a little love and some passion is all you need to succeed here.

I am by no means an expert at this, just a little passion to be more creative each day, I’m still learning but there you have it, some advice just for you. Hope it’s not too much to read and that it actually benefits you in some way, if it does be sure to come back and share your story, and feel free to leave a tip or two yourself all you lovely readers because sharing is caring.

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My Winter Morning Routine: The REAL VERSiON

So I thought it would be fun to do a WINTER MORNING ROUTINE here on my blog, I have always loved watching them and now reading them here on the blog. I hope you all enjoy them just as much as I do and that my morning routine doesn’t bore you away from my blog today 🙂 

9:00 A.M   Alarm Goes OFF…Wake Up!!!

Alarm goes off and I hit snooze at least twice, it’s winter break after all, plus there’s something about winter that’s cozy to sleep in and it feels good 🙂 I finally wake up 9:30 or 10:00 sometimes even 11 shh… did I even tell you about my relationship with sleep, it’s a strong bond!

Let’s have a look…

9:30 A.M – 10:00 A.M   Actually Getting Out of Bed… Slowly 

For this morning routine blog we’re going to stick with my ‘normal‘ timing’s.

When I’m ready to finally get out of bed, I find my phone and check my notifications, ehm… WordPress seems to be most active while I’m catching my zzz’s so I reply to comments, then check my snapchat, reply to some messages and you know all that stuff, I stop there with the social media and get out of my bed, stretch a little and go straight to the bathroom, I’ve had this habit for ever, I never skip brushing my teeth and washing my face, never. That’s what wakes me up! I go back and make my bed so it’s looking all nice when I come back to my room plus if I don’t do it now, I’ll never do it. Make your bed every morning, it has such a great impact throughout the day.

Let’s have a look… 🙂 Today’s shoot features my fav Emoji Pillow

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10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M Skincare. Good Morning. Breakfast

Winter is so bad to my skin… I hate it for that reason!

And for that reason, after washing my face, I take care of it. I don’t take too long but I will apply moisturizer to my face/neck, can’t forget the lips and the hands so I throw some hand lotion on and my good old vaseline to my lips, fix my hair a little. As you can tell I do it all quickly and there is NO makeup, none, that’s mainly because I’m hungry and I need breakfast and caffeine before anything else can happen.

Let’s have a look …

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I say “good morning to my mom if she’s still in her room” and head down stairs to make me some breakfast. I eat differ things or I try to, and it’s not always healthy, yet, I said yet, cause there will be a time I will always eat healthy I’m working on it.

Breakfast 

First thing; I make me some lemon water and drink that before starting breakfast.

A slice of bread with a omelet and of course a good cup of tea, I drink tea in the mornings not coffee, I only need a little something to lift me up and I think that’s a good thing so I keep it at that.

While I have my breakfast I’ll go on my laptop/phone to visit my blog and go through the feed, I have to be on Youtube to watch something while I eat always. That’s how I spend the rest of my morning basically and once I’m done eating, I’ll clean the dishes and head back upstairs or I might just come back to the table and sit there again reading more blogs.

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11:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M Starting The Actual Day 

Now the best part of my mornings, you might find it hard to believe that I actually enjoy going to the gym… yeah and that’s how my mornings end. I change to my workout clothes, put on my sneakers, grab the keys, oh and of course a water bottle, see I always forget something but I mostly remember before walking out so that saves me 🙂

And with that I think I’m done with my Winter Morning Routine, I did it! This is like my ‘very’ first morning routine on my blog and it ‘was’ different but in a good way, definitely a bit more work compared to my other posts but well worth it because I enjoyed it 🙂

No wait… my Real Winter Morning Routine yup… there you have it, I finally did it. You guys that’s all, sorry if it was beyond boring but I can tell you one thing it was real, that’s exactly what I do, so if you enjoyed it that makes me really really happy and I love you 🙂 kisses xo

If there’s something I could have done differ, let me know, don’t be shy, and most of all, I want to see your current morning routine you guys know how much I enjoy these. I know mine is a bit late and I’m sorry if was suppose to go up earlier but it’s here NOW!

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Stay Beautiful & Share your Morning Routine 🙂 

xo

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Pinterest Inspired

Hello my lovelies, hope you’re all ready to be inspired!

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I’m always inspired by Pinterest, everytime, and who isn’t, I mean we all go there when we need fresh new ideas and twists to some of our old ones. Whether you re-create or not, simply scrolling through Pinterest is a meditation, I appreciate all the beauty I see there which is why I’m introducing a brand new series  called Pinterest Inspired” so this post is basically a introduction to the new series so you don’t start to wonder why all of a sudden you’re seeing Pinterest so much on my blog. As always your feedback is always welcome on my blog and in fact very much appreciated, so if you feel that this idea isn’t such a good one or I could make it better for you, please let me know.

Love you all and thank you so much for your love and support

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