Beginners Guide To Blogging

Hey guys! Since I started my blog (1 year and 2 months ago, dear god) a lot of people that I know have spoken to me about wanting to star their own blogs, and I really endorse setting up your own place on the internet, so today I thought I’d use my experience to give any budding bloggers a little run-down on how to set yourself up in the blogging world!

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Before you jump right into starting your blog (there is nothing wrong with just jumping into it, but I’m just giving you some ideas based on my own personal experience) first look at some of your favourite blogs; what is it that draws you to them and keeps you returning to read? What kind of blog names do you relate to more? Do you prefer paid themes over free ones? Do you think you’ll want to start out with your own domain? These are all really good questions to know the answers to, because you’ll feel much more confident and secure in starting out.

Pick a platform

I didn’t really do a lot of research into the various platforms available for starting a blog, but I settled into WordPress very quickly because it makes everything so easy for you. I did briefly attempt to set up my own website through Wix, but that proved far too complicated for a beginner like myself. I then tried Blogger, and it was slightly easier to use and navigate, but still not straightforward enough for me, and I found the themes to be quite boring and blocky, so I did a quick google search for alternate blogging platforms, and WordPress had the best reviews, and I haven’t looked back. Even buying my own domain was incredibly simple, you just need to set up a payment option, and you’re done! WordPress even automatically redirects to your new domain!

Think about your niche

This isn’t majorly important, because I think the best type of blogs are ones that perfectly reflect the person behind them, and we don’t all fit into stereotypical niches. So ultimately, for this point I would recommend just having an idea of the direction, tone and general layout and outlook of your online space. Do you want to keep your identity private? Would you like to cover personal and deep topics? Do you you want to post exclusively makeup reviews? Do you want to be a travel blogger? Just have a general idea of what you want to write about, otherwise you will find it difficult to get your site up and going.

Write like the wind

Finally, the best advice I’ve ever been given in relation to blogging, and the best advice I can think of giving to someone who wants to start a blog: Just start writing. I wish that I had thought about the previous points before starting out, because I did experience some starts and abrupt stops, and for an awfully long time I just put the whole blogging thing off because I had no clue about what to call my blog! But if you just start writing, you can always go back and edit posts, even delete them entirely if you want to. The important thing is to just get going, we all know that I was in such a rush to get started by the time I had finally chosen a name, that by 2 months into blogging, I had no motivation, ideas or direction, so I had only written one post.


I hope that this post has helped some of you budding bloggers out! Be sure to drop me any questions you might have in the comments below!

Did you just throw yourself into blogging or did you plan everything out before getting into it? I’d love to know fellow bloggers stories!

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Beginners Guide To: Dogs

Research suggests dog owners are likely to be fitter and happier than those without a pup. As if this isn’t enough to convince you that you need a tiny, loving companion, they are also adorable, loyal and soon become a valued member of your family.

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So today, I’m giving you crash course in owning a dog.

The first, most important thing to take into account before getting a pup, is to find out which one is most suited to your circumstances. You’ll need to think about how much time you can dedicate to them, and if where you live is suitable for walks, and generally raising a happy, content pup. Time also is paramount as the amount of time you invest in your dog, is directly correlated to how many tricks your dog knows, and how well behaved your dog is.

The next thing is cost. The first year is one of the most expensive, but also paramount. There’s also, the bare minimum you can spend, but you can also be more extravagant, with toys, treats etc.

Be prepared for mess. A lot of mess. This mostly applies to puppies, as they like to test to see if everything is edible, and also sometimes they play interior decorator and just feel you don’t need your current carpet, skirting boards or curtains.


But once you’ve trained and spoiled your pup, the rewards really are endless. So now I’m going to stop listing requirements and considerations and just show you how amazing and fulfilling they are to have in your family. Big or small, loud or timid, our puppy posse shows you how real angels look.

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They really are members of the family once you get one. I urge everyone to have a dog at some point in your lifetime, if you can realistically care for one. Unfortunately, not everyone can, but even more unfortunately, people make commitments to these guys, with no intention of keeping them. So today I’m sharing with you a link that by answering a daily question, right or wrong, Freekibble donates 10 pieces of kibble to Animal Shelters to help feed their hungry dogs. Add it to your bookmarks, and just by answering their daily question, you’re helping out dogs that really need it.


also s/o to the dude that assisted me today, an excellent photographer.