Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Blogging Days ♥

hey hey hey! I felt like having a chit chat about blogging and how I keep myself and my blog organised and how I get my motivation to blog! Please comment your blogging tips below!
Note keeping & being organised
I've had a mad obsession with stationery since I was about 5.. I don't know what it is about it but I just need about 100 notepads even if I don't write anything in them. If I see a cute notebook I will buy it, if I see a pretty pen I will buy it and if I see any reduced stationery at all I will buy it. Am I the only one? Surely not. But a key point to blogging is keeping notes and lists. Lists of blog post ideas, lists of your favourite products throughout the month for 'monthly favourites' and lists of products you have seen on other blogs and you are desperate to buy (this is usually my biggest, never ending list). I also recommend you type up lots of blog posts for the following week and schedule them for when you are at work/school. This is a good way of keeping your blog active.
Inspiration
I love reading beauty insider magazines from different companies such as Liz Earle which comes through the post every month, I love reading about new products and reading the descriptions of popular products. I am subscribed to Company magazine which at times I think could be a bloggers best friend. I absolutely love every aspect of this magazine, it has fashion, beauty, social media and of course blogging sections which are so interesting to read. Zoe from Zoella is going to be on next months front cover so keep an eye out for that one! Company also do an interactive weekly edit app which is only 69p, each issue, from the app store and is now available on iPad WOO! Tanya Burr is this weeks cover girl!
Social Media and Apps
I love using Twitter and Instagram as I feel like everyone is having a big chat with each other. If you don't have a twitter for your blog then I highly recommend you create one. I have found so many lovely bloggers from Twitter and I love the #bbloggers chats we have every Wednesday and Sunday at 8pm (uk time). It is a great way to get your blog out there and known, it has definitely helped me. 
Bloglovin, Polyvore, Tumblr and Pinterest are all great apps to have on your phone, ipad or tablet to help you get into the blogging mood. I use all of them regularly. Bloglovin is brilliant to have on the go to catch up with your favourite blogs. I use it every day and I find it so much easier than using the blogger home page! Polyvore is fab for making collages for Instagram, Twitter or even your blog. I created my Valentines Day Wishlist using Polyvore. 

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and I have given you an inspiring insight into how I blog and I hope you find some useful information from this post! xo


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8 comments:

  1. Lovely post, really inspiring! I bought some lovely new stationary recently from tkmaxx, it really helps to keep me organised! xx

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  2. This post is great! I too love stationary but I am mainly invest in it because I work in a school!! I'm definitely going to get a few bits specifically for blogging! I find it really hard sometimes to keep my blog up to date but I've never scheduled posts so maybe that's the way forward!!
    Thanks from the tips :) x

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  3. This post has really inspired me to keep blogging away.

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    GreyWalls

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  4. I’ve known about the twitter #bbloggers tag for a while but thanks for sharing the chat times.
    I love Polyvore too! I’m obsessed!! :-) x

    Helen @
    http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. lovely post!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. i used to have the same obsession with stationary. I still do, but I learned to downgrade it. My blog planning notebook is probably one of the most ridiculous ones considering my age lol. I love bbloggers. I like bloghour chat too. you should check it out if you have not already.

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  7. I've got Soap and Glory's Feel Good Factor BB cream and Puffy Eye Attack which I love using! I haven't tried there face mask yet but I do love there skin care range!! x

    Tiny Tania Talks

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  8. I'm the same way with notebooks! I have so many I haven't used, I love them because they can be added room decor when you stack them on a dresser or bedside table :) Love your blog! ♥

    Diary of a Singer-Songwriter

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