When I started blogging, I used my phone. Now the iPhone 6 works just fine, but I wanted to get my hands on a camera. If you ask bloggers what they use to take their photos it’s usually their phone, a fancy DSLR that I just don’t have the funds for, or one of the PEN cameras from Olympus. I have the Olympus PEN E-PL7 and I’ve finally picked up the coveted Olympus 45mm f1.8 lens. The lens that every blogger seems lust over is part of my blogging kit and I can finally talk about it!
Today I’ve got my final instalment in my miniseries all about blogging from real bloggers. Bloggers are queens (and kings) of social media and I love reading their tips about how they grow their following. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are all key tools for broadcasting your message so social following is so important!
As I mentioned on Monday, I have big plans for my two weeks off in a couple of weeks. This includes a big overhaul on my blog photography. I find photography particularly difficult but my new camera lens arrived yesterday and I’ve recently picked up a ton of props so I’m hoping I’ll be more inspired next week. To keep my brain ticking over until then, I’ve been reading a lot of photo tips from other bloggers and today I’m sharing my favourites.
I’m veering off the beauty and lifestyle route for the first post this week. I’ve been reading a lot of posts related to improving blogging, social media and photography so I’ve decided over the next week I’m going to share various post in that vain. A round-up, if you like. Blog tips galore for you to peruse!
Since September, I’ve been juggling a full time job with my blog. I spend a full day each weekend working on my blog, as well as most evenings during the week, but each hour is definitely productive. This is all thanks to my pretty intense organisation and help from a number of other bloggers. Within this post, I’m going to share how I manage my time, as well as share a few posts that I’ve really enjoyed from other bloggers about how they organise their blogging life.
My first month of no spend went appallingly, but I’m allowing myself to get away with it because I haven’t officially been paid in 2017 yet (that comes in a couple of days). To get it into my obviously thick skull that I need to save a bit of money, I’m putting together a post on how I can beauty blog on a budget, as inspired by EmmysBeautyCave’s post and TheMakeupDirectory’s post that they have posted in the last couple of weeks. Yes beauty blogging can get expensive when you’re constantly exposed to new releases and the latest ‘must haves’, but it doesn’t have to be. When I was at uni, I didn’t have unlimited funds to spend and really had to pick and choose what to buy and I’m going to do the same in the future (although maybe with a few more high end bits).