Tips for starting a second blog

Hello there everyone! It’s me, Liz!

Today I’m sharing my top tips for starting up a new blog. Whether it’s a personal blog or collab blog, these tips will be for everyone!

Oh and one little disclaimer this is more for starting a second blog, but these might help with your very first blog too!

First, let’s be honest, starting a new blog is tough. Like extremely hard. You have to choose a name, topic, design, then actually design it. Plus you have to juggle posting on that blog and your normal blog. (little self promo, if you need help designing you can submit a form on our design page!)

1. Start a collab blog instead of another one just with you

This tip may not work for everyone, but if you are a busy person then I highly suggest this. If you can’t post, then whoever you’re collaborating with can help keep the blog running. You could also open for a lot of guest posts.

2. Separate it from your first blog

What I mean by this is to post in a completely different category than your normal blog. For example: if I have a book blog, then I should start an art blog, instead of another book blog. To be completely honest with you, hardly anyone would want to read two different blogs by the same person about the same things. So try out something new for a theme!!

3. Make a posting schedule

If you want to stay active on two or more blogs you need a schedule. Even if it’s super rough like post once a month on this blog and once a week on this other blog. Otherwise, you’re going to end up posting either only on one blog or be very inactive. Remember a goal you should have is to keep up with your normal blog while adding in your second blog. This is also extremely important if it’s a collab blog, you don’t want 4 people posting in one day. 😂

4. Have time for your blog

Hold up! Before you create your new blog, think. Are you going to have time for this? Once the excitement goes away will you still have the motivation to continue this blog? Can you juggled this with school/work and your other blog? Once you start your followers are probably going to want more. If you realize that you don’t have time, but have a few posts you want to do, then you can either start a blog series on it or maybe guest post one of them on someone else’s blog! (just ask them, most bloggers will say yes!)

5. Spread the word!

If this is something you really want to do, tell everyone!! Blog tours are a great way, or if it’s a collab blog have everyone post about it on their blogs. Keep mentioning it, when you can, don’t be shouting out FOLLOW MY BLOG. Chances are people aren’t going to follow it if you do that, mainly because that’s just rude to say that. What I’m saying is if you get a good moment to squeeze it into a post, do so, but just make sure you aren’t obsessing over telling people.


Those are some of my top tips/advice for you. This definitely isn’t everything about a second blog, but I hope it helps. If you have any questions feel free to contact us or leave a comment!

Have a wonderful day!

My experience with blog series – 9 tips

Hey everyone!! It’s Liz, been a while! 😂 How are you guys doing?

Today I’m going to be chatting about blog series and my experience as the writer of them.

First off what is a blog series?

A blog series is a number of posts (usually 3 or more) that all connect. For example I’m doing a series called “Answering the webs most asked questions about ___”. All the posts are formatted the same, each post is just about a different subject.

Here are a few tips I have!

  1. Be passionate about the series

If you don’t love what you’re writing your best isn’t going to come through. In fact the more you love a post or series actually reflects to your readers and they love it more.

2. Look to see if your readers are enjoying it

Don’t look at the likes, most of the time bloggers like all the posts they read or skim. Look at the comments and see if people really like it or are asking for more. If you really love the series and your readers aren’t enjoying it keep writing it! Write what you enjoy, blogging shouldn’t be for followers or likes.

3. Take feedback and use it

Ask your readers if they like the series and what you can improve. Use that feedback. Feedback can be intimating sometimes, so try to use one small piece of advice at a time.

4. Ask for what your readers what next in the series

For example: In my “Answering the webs most asked questions about ___” series I ask what my readers what the next subject should be. In helps give you inspiration and you write what they want to read.

5. Keep a consistent theme

A series should not be “A clothes haul” and “Chapter 9 of my book”. Guys, that just doesn’t go together. 😂 Make sure your posts are linked together in a clear way. Don’t stress putting posts together, it should be an effortless mix.

6. Feel free to end the series

Sometimes your inspiration comes to a screeching halt. Ending a series doesn’t have to say in the post “this is the last post of this series.” You could just slow down with the posts or just stop. If you say it’s the end of the series then you can’t 👇🏻👇🏻

7. Take a break

This isn’t as drastic as ending a series. It can give you time to recollect your thoughts. Plus readers might be tired of the series and need a break just as much as you.

8. Link the posts

What I mean by this is not how I’ve been using the work “link”. I mean literally link them. At the beginning or end of the post have the links for the posts that come before that one. It can help readers easily find them, especially if context is needed.

9. If it’s a big series you can create a whole page on it

I personally have never done this, but lots of people do. Especially if it’s chapters for a book they are sharing. I have made a page to link all my deep posts, which is similar, but not the same. I’m not saying every series needs a page, but if you have a really long series then that can be nice. Just don’t do that with series that are only 3 or 4 posts.

And there you have it!! I hope this is helpful to you. Please comment any questions you have and I’ll be happy to answer them.

How to Host a Blog Party

Hi guys! Welcome back to Living the Blogging Life 😄💙 I’m Maggie! Today I’ll be writing about about blog parties. (Thanks to Miriam for this post request!)

I’ve written this post in a question and answer format to provide you with the most straightforward advice!

So, what is a blog party?

A blog party is a virtual celebration hosted by a blogger!

How do you join/participate in a blog party?

Typically through the comments of the blog party post!

What’s the purpose of a blog party?

It can be to celebrate a milestone (blogging- or life-related), to bring other bloggers together, or to support/raise awareness about a project or cause! It can also be a combination of all these purposes 😊

How do you host a blog party?

Through a post on your blog! You can either give your readers a heads-up about when the party will take place so they will be sure to come, or you can share the blog party post whenever you’re ready and people will come as well.

You can include rules/guidelines (i.e. introduce yourselves in the comments, the party will start at this time and finish at this time, include some questions for party goers to answer, etc). You can also invite others to reblog the party post to spread the word about the fun!

It’s always a good idea to be regularly monitoring the party while it’s going on. I recommend doing this because…

  • some comments that are not spam will end up in the spam folder (usually when someone shares a link to their blog). So you have to fish those out so that they can attend your party!
  • some partyers might be unkind to each other. Depending on the rules you’ve outlined, it’s your job to uphold that code of conduct by monitoring comments!
  • some party-goers might in other ways break rules. So just watch the comments and make sure everyone’s being nice and making the party a fun occasion

How do you attend a blog party?

By reading the rules outlined in the party post, then joining the comment section! Typically everyone is invited to introduce themselves, provide a link to their blog, and share a bit about themselves. It’s also fun and usually encouraged for you to reach out to other people at the party! You can visit their blogs, or chat with them in the comments on the party post.

How long does a blog party last?

For as long as the party host has determined! It could last for a day, a week, or it could be an ongoing party. Usually the party ends when the host closes comments on that post, which then leaves all existing comments but makes any further discussion on the post unavailable.

How can you make a blog party fun?

By providing an objective and a celebratory atmosphere! In the party post itself, you can share pics of yummy food, links to songs and music people can listen to at the party, etc. As for objectives, you can…

  • challenge party-goers to write a certain post on their blog! (i.e. if it’s a ‘celebration of art blog party,’ you might invite commenters to share a post on their blogs showcasing their best artwork!)
  • encourage commenters to interact with everyone by visiting their blogs
  • invite them to compliment their fellow party-goers (one time I did a ‘kindness blog party’ and it really made everyone’s day!)

How can I host a blog party without stealing someone else’s idea?

Simply give credit where credit’s due! If you’ve been inspired to host a blog party because you saw a friend do one, you can mention their name in your party post and thank them for the inspiration. If you’d like to host a specific blog party on your blog that someone else has done (like how I gave the ‘kindness’ and ‘celebration of art’ blog party ideas), you can give credit for those ideas as well. It’s only stealing if you act like you came up with it.


Thank you sooo much for reading! I hope you found this post helpful today, and let me know in the comments if you have any other questions (about blog parties or blogging in general)! I’ll see you again soon 😊

Have you ever hosted/attended a blog party? Do you have any fun virtual party ideas? We’d love to hear from you!

Maggie @ maggie’s doodles is a 21 year old girl who loves to sing, laugh, dance, and blog. She’s been blogging since 2010 and enjoys sharing what she’s learned with others!

Productivity Tips For Blogging💻

Hey everyone!! Welcome back to Living The Blogging Life! I’m Eesh from Bright Light Shine

This is my first post on LTBL. Thanks a lot to Maggie for making me come here

So today I’d be sharing some productivity tips for blogging, I hope they help you:)

Let’s get started!

1- Make a schedule for your blog posts- Yeah, so this means, you should have a schedule to post, like you can choose one day for eg- You choose Sunday to post, so you post on Sunday, it’s a really helpful tip I guess.

2- Schedule Your Posts- So as I said above that you should choose a day to post, this means- If you’re busy on Sunday or going somewhere out but you don’t want to break your schedule, you can simply schedule a post for Sunday, so it will automatically go live on Sunday.

3- Write a day prior- This tip says- You can write your post a day prior like if you make it scheduled for Sunday, write on Saturday, and check it, when it’s all done, you don’t need to worry and just relax.

4- Remove distractions- yes! This really happens to me. When I start writing, and my phone gets a message, I get distracted and do not know how the time goes. The easiest thing you can do is, keep your distraction away, for eg- its a phone, so keep your phone on silent or maybe switch it off.

5- Plan The Post- Plan your posts, maybe just on a paper, write important points, which you need to cover in the post, or maybe make a thinking map, When I start writing my post and just plan it in my mind, I sometimes forget the points, so I write it on a paper or on word doc. And just cover it up accordingly.

So this was all! I hope these tips were helpful, if you have any query regarding anything, don’t hesitate to ask me, I’m always there😉 Also, Happy Bloggers Day!

Bye everyone:)

What To Do When You Run Out Of Media Storage

A couple years ago, I was beginning to fill up my storage space. My blog wouldn’t be the same without pictures, so I needed a solution and I needed it fast. So I began my research. Just, I couldn’t find a solution that worked for me. Most posts I came across just said to buy more storage space.

Um, no thank you. Blogging is simply a hobby for me, so I don’t want to have a monthly payment coming from it. Plus, in order to have enough media space to last me a while, I’d need the $50 business plan. I don’t think so.

So, if you happen to be in a position like I was, this post is for you! I’m going to be sharing some things that you can to do conserve media storage and also what to do when you run out.

I feel like everyone can benefit from this post though. If I had known these tips when I first started, that would have definitely saved me the horror of almost running out of storage space.

Option 1 – Buy media space

Even though I just explained why this wouldn’t work for me, there are some people who this would work for. This is mainly for people who are making money off of blogging though. I don’t think many of our readers fit into that profile, so I won’t go into too much detail on it. If you want to pay money to WordPress to buy more storage space, I’m sure they will answer any question you have on the topic.

Option 2 – Host photos on another blog

I used this method for a while. Basically, you write your post on a second blog, and then copy and paste them over to your actual blog. My issue with this is that often people couldn’t see my photos. I have found that it helps if the second blog is public though, instead of private.

Option 3 – Use a site like Flickr

This is currently the method I use. I upload my photos to Flickr and then copy them over to my blog. The biggest con of this is that you can only upload 1,000 photos per media account unless you pay $6 a month. Since my dad already pays for Flickr, I just use his account. But this can definitely be a major con if you don’t already pay for a service like this.

Option 4 – Switch webhosts

I’ve looked for the perfect webhost, and I’ll let you in on a little secret, it doesn’t exist. Each one has pros and cons. Blogger however, has an unlimited amount of storage space. Therefore, you may want to switch over. However, WordPress does have the best community. It is worth looking into switching though if you are running out of storage space.

Option 5 – Start a new blog

I probably wouldn’t recommend this one. But it is worth a mention. You could always start fresh.

Ways to conserve space

  • use jpgs instead of pngs
  • re-use old photos
  • use stock photos
  • upload photos to Instagram

Okay, let me delve into those a little more. Jpgs take up a lot less space than pngs. So, if you’re making an image on Canva or something, take a moment to switch the format to jpg. It is a little bit worse quality, but I personally don’t think that’s a huge deal.

If you have something like a signature, don’t upload that photo every time you post! Once is enough.

I went over using stock photos before, but basically, they can help you save space if you copy/paste them to your site.

Finally, you could upload your photos to Instagram. WordPress has a feature where you can embed Instagram photos into your post. It might look a little rough to your readers, but it is an option.

I hope you found a method that helps! Comment your current media space for fun. (Mine is 96.3% full, hehe)

7 must-haves of a blog.

Today’s post is actually a repost of something which I already did on my blog, from a series called “Blogging with Evin”

Let’s get into it!

  1. A nice theme.

When I first visit a blog, I look at the design and THEN move on to the content. So you need to have a nice theme, to make your blog look good, and to attract readers too!

some of my favourite themes:

  • Scratch pad
  • Button 2
  • Libre 2
  • Pen Scratch 2
  • dara
  • toujours
  • canape
  • lovecraft
  • edin
  • baskerville
  • rowling
  • Ixion

2. About page

Your blog should have an about page, so whenever you get a new visitor they can know more about you! My about page. Things you can add in your about page:

  • Your name
  • where you’re from
  • your hobbies
  • what you like reading, writing, listening to: etc.
  • Why you started blogging
  • A picture of yourself/ your bitmoji/ your gravatar.
  • and a good message

3. Sidebar.

Adding widgets in your sidebar/ footer like archives, top posts and pages, recent posts, tags, categories, calendars etc . This way, even if someone misses out on your posts, they can click on any of these widgets and find them!

You can also insert sidebar graphics, if you don’t know how to make them, you can header over and place an order @LTBL DESIGN TEAM

4. Chat page/ contact page.

Having a chat page for everyone to talk is a great way to make new friends and interact with your readers! (I don’t have one though XD) It’s a place where ANYONE can leave a message and well.. meet new people!

You can start a chat page if you don’t want to share your email through a contact form 

Tip; Have a seperate email for blogging, it’ll be way easier , organized and safe 😉

5. Logo/ blog button.

I wouldn’t say that this is a must-have, but it’s always fun to swap blog buttons 😉

If you don’t know how a blog button/ swap thingy works,

  • A blog button is basically a logo.
  • You create a new page titled “blog buttons” or maybe “Blog friends” or something like that and display your button and say “this is my button, comment down if you’d like to swap with me”
  • if I want to swap with you, you go to my blog buttons page copy and paste my button in your page, then link it to my blog. That way, others can visit my blog 😉
  • when a blogger visits a blog and finds your button on that blog’s page, they may click on it, visit your blog and follow you!
  • SO a blog button in conclusion is one of the many ways to grow your blog :))

How do I make a blog button?

Blog buttons are actually SO easy to make! I made mine with Canva 😉 Madeline made a tutorial on how to create one here!

6. Tagline and a site address.

Think of a REALLY good tagline that kind of describes what your blog is about. (and the blog name too XD) for example, my main blog’s tagline is: Lifestyle,ramblings and more

And the site address, of course 😉 you could have a site address with your name on it, like mine which is: evinsblog.wordpress.com. or, you could have it as your blog name like so: acurlysuesramblings.wordpress.com. That is WAY too long, so I just have one with my name! Even if I change my blog’s name, I don’t have to change my site address 😉

(GENIUS)

7. Email list / social icons.

I don’t know why I’m adding this because I have neither of these ones. I. don’t know much about social icons, but I do know that they can help to grow your blog. Email lists are SO FUN!! I’m subscribed to lots of email lists I tried to make one and then…….MEH. you can start an email list with MailChimp, ConverKit and some other websites too! Do you have an email list?

Those are the must-haves of a blog! the last one isn’t a must-have, but it helps you to grow your blog.

Thanks for reading!

until next time,

How To Start a Blog

For all the prospective bloggers out there, this post is for you!

If you’re here, I’m assumuing you know a bit about the blogosphere. So, if you don’t have a blog and you’d like to get one, I’m going to tell you how to get started.

So, the very first step is deciding what platform you want to use. Evin did a post here on Blogger vs. WordPress, but there are also other platforms like Wix or Weebly. I recommend WordPress for most bloggers, so I’m going to share how to start a WordPress blog.

First, you’ll need a WordPress account. It’s super easy to set up, so I’m not going to explain how to do that.

Okay…so there should be a button that says “Add new site”

For me, it’s under my current sites, but I don’t remember where it is when you don’t have a blog. It shouldn’t be too hard to find though.

Next, you name your blog. I’m not keeping this site, so it doesn’t really matter what I call it. But you can figure out what to name your blog using this post.

Okay, so now you’re picking a domain! If your name has a string of numbers afterwards(like mine, lol), try to have something more memorable? Like, if you have Diamond’s Diary, maybe try Diary of Diamond, or Diamond’s Interesting Diary, or something…

Also, even though a .com or .org domain is awesome, if you’re just starting out, you’re probably good with a .wordpress.com domain.

Then, WordPress will prompt you to pick a theme. It really doesn’t matter what theme you pick, so just pick something random. (The LBTL Design Team would love to help with the design if you need help!)

Okay, so then your site is officially launched! That didn’t take so long, did it?

Here’s a checklist! I’ll type it here if you can’t read the image.

  • Site created
  • Name your site
  • Create a site menu
  • Choose a theme
  • Update your home page
  • Launch your site
  • Confirm email address
  • Get the WP app

Now, most of those things are pretty self-explanatory, so I won’t go into detail on those.

Well, now you have a site, so I could stop. But, I think that when you start a blog, you also need to write a post to introduce yourself to readers!

Your post should…

  • Introduce yourself
  • Share the purpose of your blog
  • Share how often you’ll post
  • And anything else you want!

Once you’re happy with your first post, hit the publish button.

Here’s the published post! Don’t worry too much about making it perfect. Blogging has a learning curve, and no one’s perfect at it. Your first few posts (or first few hundreds like me,) will look a little rough.

There is so much more to go over when it comes to blogging! It could get overwhelming, which is exactly why LTBL was started! If you have any blogging questions, flip through our archives. If you still don’t have an answer, then ask us on our advice page!

If you start a blog as a result of this post, please let me know! I’d love to check your new blog out.

Answering Questions I Had As a New Blogger

Hey guys! Welcome back to LTBL! It’s lizziegrace here!!

It seems like forever since i’ve been on here! 😂

So, i started my blog, Above the Clouds, in September. Before that I had TONS of questions, even when I started my blog it took a while to learn all (well, not all) the tips and tricks.

Right before and right after i started blogging I made a list of my questions in my blogging notebook. Today i’ll be taking a look at them and answering them! A couple of them were ideas from D. So thank you!!

1. How long does it take to design a blog?

A while! It took me about 3 days my last blog update. It depends on your theme and how long you work each day on it. You can get help here with designing.

2. How many drafts do you have at a time?

I usually have 2-4 on the WordPress site/app. I know bloggers who limit to 1 and others who have 20. It all depends on your creativity at the moment or what you like.

3. Where do you write your posts?

I actually split them up. Sometimes at night i’ll get inspiration and write it in my notebook. Then i’ll type it up on my computer the next day. The other half of the time i’ll type it onto my computer or use my phone if i don’t have access. I’ve also used Voice Memos a couple of times.

4. How long does take to write a post?

It depends on the post. On average 30-45 minutes. Sometimes it’ll be spaced out between a couple days. Other times it takes 5 minutes. Others 3 hours!

5. How often should I post?

I don’t have a schedule but i try to post 1-3 times a week. You can change it up if you’re busy or do it more often if you have more time. Tip: if you write a lot at one time try scheduling some of them for busy times. That way you don’t just disappear.

6. Do I need to open up comments?

YES! Well, no. Personally I love commenting and responding to comments. I know lots of people like to know what people say. You can also make sure you have to approve comments before they hit the blog. Tip: If you add comments make sure to check the spam. Sometimes comments with links will go there.

7. Should i have any pages besides the blog page?

An about page. As the owner of a private blog when someone requests access to my blog the first thing i do is check their about page. It’s also a good way for readers to know who you are. I also have a contact page, in case anyone wants to do a collab post or guest post. Even a giveaway. A home page is nice for looks. A blog button page is really nice to point bloggers to other bloggers (see question 12 for more about blog buttons) Tip: Contact the LTBL design team to help make those pages.

8. Should my blog be private or public?

If you are blogging for views/followers/likes/money then public. If you are blogging for fun and you don’t mind the whole world seeing you then public. Go for private and you’ll be more safe, no random people can go look at your posts. Especially if you post personalish information. Now, if it’s private you won’t get as many followers but it is much safer. I feel way safer with my blog on private. It just depends on your comfort level and what you post.

9. What category should i post in?

I can’t tell you that! You can mix it up. You can have a baking blog or a DIY blog. I’m part of this blog which is a blogger help (?? i think ??) blog. I’m also part of a devotional/faith blog. My personal blog is all over the place!

10. Should I start with a collab blog or personal one?

Starting off i’m gonna say personal. The think is, with a collab blog things can get confusing, you might not have the same limitations or theme that you would have with your personal one. I wouldn’t join a collab until you get the basics of blogging and blog for a little while. Of course, there are some people who can jump right into a collab blog. So find what’s best for you.

11. What’s a ping back?

Oh boy! A ping back is when somebody adds the link from your blog post onto one of theirs (not a reblog). In the comment section it will give a link to the ping back (basically pings it back 😂). If I didn’t explain that well enough here’s with WordPress Support says: “A pingback is a type of comment that’s created when you link to another blog post where pingbacks are enabled. The best way to think about pingbacks is as remote comments: Person A posts something on his blog. Person B posts on her own blog, linking to Person A’s post.”. WARNING: If your blog is private it will not do this. Tip: This can be useful to know which posts are popular.

12. What’s a blog button? How do i get one?

The big question! Here’s an example of a blog button:

It’s a square or circular image that has the name, tag line, and/or link of/to your blog on it. You can design it in any way. (again the design team will help you with this). A blog button is kid of like the logo of your blog. Then you ask other bloggers to “swap”. “Swapping” is where you put their blog button on your blog and they will yours on their blog. Quite simple actually. Most bloggers have a page dedicated to this but some add it onto the About page or another one.

I hope this answers some of your questions! If you have anymore you’d like answered please comment them. If i get enough then i’ll do a part 2 if not i’ll just add them into another post!

Thanks for reading everyone! Have a great day!

Back to the Blogging Basics Pt. 2!!~LTBL

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i don’t have pink hair rn.. but i might do it sometime soon… possibly…

Heeey there beautiful people, it’s your girlie Kaelyn@ Kaelyn’s Life and Stuffed Stories here today for part two in my Back to the Blogging Basics series!!

If you are just now joining, we are so glad you are here! Welcome to LTBL! 😀 And.. Back to the Blogging Basics series is for any new blogger, someone who is interested in writing a blog, or someone who want’s a quick refresher! Or, just for fun! 😀 Then this is for YOU!

When I asked you all if you wanted a part two of this, I got a resounding YEESS from a bunch of y’all!

So, I hope you all enjoy today’s part two of back to the blogging basics!!! YEAAHHHH!!

If you missed part one, no worries, because the link for it is right here! 😉

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  1. Grammar is your friend!

Yess, I know grammar is not always the most fun thing to think about it, but when we do it makes our writing clearer and it makes it more enjoyable to read. We don’t always seem to notice grammar until it is needed. However, grammar can be flexible when blogging.

If you prefer to write all lowercase, you can! 😀 And if you are doing poetry, the rules are even more flexible.

Although, I can attest to this that I don’t always have the best grammar. A few typos here and there, a period missing is not the end of the world, but having your grammar as clean and concise as you can really helps to get your point across better! 😀

Grammar makes things enjoyable to read and helps to eliminate confusion. 🙂

2. How to Get Post Ideas

Post ideas.. You got your blog set up, you have your grammar reviewed, and now you sit down at your laptop, stretch a bit.. and then..

nothing.. nothing comes to mind! Blogger’s block.. we have probably all had it at some point to some degree… Figuring out what to write can be tricky.. however, you can get ideas by some of the most simple things.. such as a clock on the wall.. You could write a poem about it, if you wanted too, and if it fit with your blog! 😀 I talk more about theme in my first post in this series. 😉

No matter what your blog is about, these are the top three tips I have to get ideas.

  • Write what you love.
  • Write what you know.
  • Write something new.

When we write what we love, our heart gets put into it, and that’s what makes words come to life! Putting your heart into it and letting the story unfold. Story can be anything from photography to a cookie recipe, but writing what you love is a great place to start. If you love video games, write about that! If you love holidays, do a post every day about an odd holiday. BE CREATIVE! Blogging is one of the best ways I know to express creativity.

Writing what we know! 😀 If you have wide knowledge of random facts about lizards and snakes, write about it! 😀 I bet you someone out there will find it interesting! 😀 At least, I would find it interesting.. lol. Or if you sew dolls, share about how you make them and your tips on doing it. Learning and sharing knowledge is a great way to get a blog post set up and to help others.

Write something new! Make something up! I am not saying to gossip or sugar-coat facts, but… to write a short story based on a dream you had ( i have done this.. it’s kind of fun.. :P) or.. make a NEW way of doing makeup or make you own lip balm tutorial. Try something you have never done before!

3. Consistency.

Post planning is actually super helpful and it also let’s your faithful readers in on your train of thought so they can look forward to what is to come! 😀 I like it when bloggers share what’s coming. 😉 Or sharing that there is a surprise is coming is fun too. 🙂

For example, you can do posts on your blog on Tuesdays and Thursdays and leave Friday as a day to read your friend’s posts. Anyways, I get how hard that can be. I so get having a busy life!

To be honest, I haven’t been posting as much as I have wanted to on my blogs so, I am still working on this too. 😉

4. The Blogger’s Community!

YEEESSS! Wow, I am so so thankful for my blogging community. If you are just now starting a blog or have been for years, getting into the community is not only fun, but it gets your blog out there. On WordPress, there is a handy dandy feature called the search bar in your reader where you can search up blogs. If you like Christian blogs, search up that or if you like stuffed animals, do that! 😀

See who they follow, chat in the comments, and get to know bloggers who are friends and get to become friends with them yourself.

Follow, like, comment, and have fun! 😀 Having done this on blogs, and finding about other people’s blogs on other blogs, and so on, I have been able to find SO SO MANY incredible blogging friends.

But..do however use wisdom and internet safety when doing this. Look for safe, kind, and friendly blogs and if you have concerns, asking your parents or guardians for help is a good idea, as you are getting another set of eyes. (if you are under the age of 18 I would recommend this 😉 ). Or even if you are not, you can do this too! 😉

Having people involved such as a trusted friend, is good to so they can have your back.

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That’s all for today’s post! I hoped you enjoyed part two of this series. 🙂 I know I sure did. 😀 In the comments, I would love to hear your thoughts on this post, what tips you would give to a new blogger, or if you are a new blogger WAY TO GO! HOPE YOU ARE HAVING FUN! 😀 Hope these helped and… random question, what’s your favorite Christmas movie?! I would LOVE to hear y’all’s answers. Mine are White Christmas and the new animated Grinch. 🙂

Until next time!!

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What I Use For Blogging!

Hey! Today, I am going to share with you the things I use for blogging! Some you may already use, while others may spark ideas. And if you use something that isn’t listed here, tell me about it in the comments!

I feel like I don’t have to explain……

Ok, so I use this when it is not my computer time but I have a post in mind. I pull out my notebook and write a rough draft of the post! The only bad part is that it hurts my neck leaning down to look at the notebook while typing! XD

Canva is AMAZING!!!! It is really easy to use plus it’s free!! The really annoying part is that they have hundreds of templates to choose from (and that’s not even the paid plan!). It takes forever to find exactly what you need. They do have a search bar that is really helpful! While we’re at it I’m just gonna show y’all some things I’ve made!

Those were really fun to make! Hope you liked them!!

I have to admit, Canva is a LOT better than Befunky, but when I am uploading pics from my camera and not my mom’s phone, it’s really helpful when it comes to editing them! I may occasionally use it for other things….

I use my camera and my mom’s phone to take pics. I never really use free photos unless it’s an image like a tiger. Pexels, Unsplash, and Pixabay are free image websites I will use sometimes.

Last but not least, Bitmoji!!!!!!! I use my grandma’s account, but I have my own avatar. (If you use Bitmoji you get what I mean) Then I send all the ones I want to my e-mail! XD It works. I love using Bitmojis in posts to show how I feel! I also love seeing them in your amazing posts!!

I hope you are having a good week! I also hope you are following that Wear A Mask graphic I made! XD BYE!!!

What do you use for blogging?

P.S. (This was a post on My Cozy Corner. I copied and pasted it here)