Nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!
I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award about two weeks ago by the lovely Rachel over at Cookies and Creams, but I have been so busy lately that I haven’t been able to get to it until now!
- Thank the blogger that nominated you and include the link in your post.
- Give a brief summary of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers that you would like to nominate.
- Let your 15 nominees know that you have nominated them and include a link to your post.
Why I Began Fashion&Moore…
I had thought numerous times about starting a blog, but could never really think of what to write about or if people would even wanna read it! I even started one a couple years ago, but I was so busy with school and work that I never kept up with it.
When I found out I was pregnant, I figured it was the best time for me to start my blog properly. I used my down time to blog and learn tips on the best way to run it. I love blogging especially for how I can use it as my outlet to do something that’s all mine.
I began blogging about my outfits and pregnancy stuff, then after having my son I blogged about motherhood, and getting healthy and back to my pre baby body. This included a whole bunch of new fashion posts! Becoming a mother really changed my whole outlook on life, and gave me so much more to write about. This is what gave me the idea of having different categories within my blog, so it could be easier for my readers to navigate through what they really wanna read about.
Advice to New Bloggers:
I am no blogging expert, but I do have a few tips that I have found helped me with my blog. I hope that they help you out too:
- Plan your posts ahead of time
An important part of blogging is staying consistent. You are going to lose followers if you do not post often, but of course life can get busy. What I found helped me was planning some of my posts ahead of time. When I had free time I would write posts and schedule them for future dates. This way, if you get caught up with life, at least your blog is still active!
- Take Advantage of Social Media
Social media is HUGE for bloggers. It is such a great way of promoting your blog and your brand. I use Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to help promote my blog. Each time I post on my blog, I share the link on Twitter and on my Facebook page and post a picture to promote the post on Instagram. This will help your blog gain a lot more traffic since it is reaching a lot more people.
You can also use social media to interact with other bloggers and help build your network!
- Always Use Pictures
Pictures are a great way to brighten up your blog. It will more entertaining and fun for your readers to look at than a whole bunch of words on the screen. Even if you just use one or two, make sure to always use a picture in every blog post.
Here are my Nominees:
- Casual Sanctuary
- Pretty Honest Beauty Blog
- Growing Bump
- Style Domination
- Polished By Amy
- Style Smorgasbord
- Too Much Mouth
- A Brash Attitude
- Ok, Keep It Real
- Chic and Polished
- Hello, Scarlett Blog
- Draped in Wine
I hope you enjoyed learning about what started it all! lol & i hope my tips help any of you fellow bloggers 🙂 Thanks again to Rachel for the nomination! Make sure to check out her blog too!