3 Things To Do When Starting A Blog

Lately, I've been getting a few emails asking for tips on starting a blog or improving one. I figured I would dedicate a post to it with my top three tips for new bloggers. Even though I have been blogging for a while, I still love to read posts like these because there are always new things I can be doing to improve my blog.
If you want me to check out your blog and get my opinion, shoot me an email here! I would love to help you out :)

Keep your design clean and simple 
As much as you may love your Lilly prints, stray away from making them the background for your blog. It's important to keep your design as simple and decluttered as possible so your readers aren't distracted from your content. This will also make your blog look more professional!

Post consistently
This may seem like a no-brainer, but I didn't realize the importance of posting regularly until a year after starting my blog. Last month I posted every day for two weeks straight and nearly doubled my monthly page views! Set a goal to post maybe once or twice a week and stick to it! Going along with posting consistently, make sure your content is original!! Being authentic and using your own pictures will make your blog unique and build a readership that is going to want to check back for new posts.

Take quality photos
Because my blog is mostly composed of pictures, having the highest quality photos is important to maintain a more professional appearance. While I take most of my pictures with a DSLR camera, you can make iPhone pictures look clear and sharp in a blog post! I do two things to all of my pictures before posting them on my blog. First I make them bigger by clicking on the picture and selecting 'X-Large' and then adjust the HTML code of each picture to make them more sharp and clear. Here is a picture of the adjustment I make.
I look for the 's' followed by a number and change that number to 1600 for the best quality and it makes a really big difference! Doing this can also significantly improve the quality of pictures taken on an iPhone.

Most of all, make sure you are blogging because it's fun and is something you really love to do! I hope this was helpful to those starting a blog or who are looking to make improvements to their existing blog.
Thanks for reading,


  1. I never thought of changing the HTML code! My camera is not that great of quality since I just have my phone for now and I would really like to post better quality pictures. Thanks for posting these tips!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com


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