How to be a Fashion Blogger

Hey Lovers,

So you want to become a fashion blogger huh?

Well here is my how to guide on how to get started.

First thing’s first, what is your drive?

This is going to be at the core of your blog, your motivation to keep going and your vision for the future. So think about it and then think a little harder again.

Mine is to grow my experience as a writer to one day work professionally and gain and understanding behind running a site.

This next point I know you know. FIND YOUR COMMUNITY – for more on this read my ‘Finding your blogging community’ article. You need to understand and produce for your audience and their needs. If 90% of your viewership lives in the UK, when a major event relating to the UK comes up, be sure to write about it.

Have an understanding of SEO and other techy things. Now yes, it’s a pain and takes time but there is no way your going to grow a community without understanding the importance of this. So, get googling and watching those YouTube videos.

Photos, photos and more photos. Get an understanding of aesthetics and how to enhance them. Look up some blogs and get inspo from them, see what’s working and what’s not ans build from there. As much as I love reading, blogs are a place to write but do require visual aids. Imagine reading about ‘New York Fashion Week’ and seeing no photos – that level of creativity is hard to visualise alone.

Lastly, to become a fashion blogger be sure to comment opinions on upcoming trends, fashion shows, celebrity Collab’s and share on ALL platforms of media in particular the hidden gem ‘Pinterest.’

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic –A millennials’ guide to life

How to find your blogging community

Hi Lovers,

I’m back again with some blogging advice.

To start off, NO I’m not your blogger with a 100,000 strong following but hey i’m someone that loves what they do, just like you! So here are some tips on what I have discovered about blogging.

I can’t tell you how many hours I have spent reading, commenting and trying to understand blogging….. alot of which just plain and simple does not work.

To find what really clicks with readers (no pun intended), is you need to give a variety of options. I will write blogs on travel, advice, fashion, life experiences and even came up with a series have called ‘ Basically Abroad’ which talks about my travel stories. I have found the blog posts that gain the most traffic are those that discuss blogging advice and those involving travel. After learning this I have made sure I allocate at least one or two posts on these topics a week. This really has helped me!

Another learning curve I had, And I know you won’t all like this… Is investing in your blog.

By this, I mean allowing yourself to commit in the way of presenting a professional website. I bought my theme off Creativemarket.com. On this site there are some very cheap and worthwhile themes, many of these are specifically made to adapt to mobile devices! Buying a theme has absolutely made me more committed, ait has also helped me to stand out from the crowd and really personalise my blog.

I have seen an 80% growth in my blog’s traffic since changing my theme, it also enables widgets which help increase traffic, clicks and encourages things such as subscriptions. I hope this helped lovers

(Let me know your tips and tricks too!!)

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

How to keep yourself motivated to blog for beginners

Hey lovers,

Today I’m going to hand out some real advice on blogging.

Now I personally totally get how disappointing it is to put all your energy into coming up with a kick ass post and then receiving low engagement.

I figured I would post an article and give out some of my own advice after reading so much of others!

First up, I know first hand how much it sucks to get the advice – iT TAKES TIME. Which yes, it’s true but also I’ve been blogging for two years with slow growth. I get it, it sucks. But what turned my view was, the realisation I blog for ME. I am here because it’s my thing, I love having people read my content and I love having a record of my thoughts. If I go back through my posts I can read back on some pretty significant moments, and the feelings i had in the moment. These posts detail breakups, adventures, new and old friendships and so much more. So again, I’m here for ME. I think that’s key.

Another piece of advice that I think helps is remembering to commit. Blogging is a unique hobby, it involves a-lot of time and energy. Quite frankly, if you don’t love it you won’t last. To gain followers, a good flow and grow your blog you have to show your readers you’re here for the long haul. To do this I suggest following a similar process to me. I set aside one or two afternoons a week where I write all my content and then schedule it for the coming days, I work on one post a day.

My final tip for now is, look at your locations! If 90% of your views are from the USA focus on scheduling posts that are most suited to their time. I generally post to UK time as they are my largest viewership. This works super well and helps for your post not to get lost in the sea of wordpress.

Now I won’t ramble on because if you’re anything like me you’ll want to get started!

Let me know how you go,

All my love,

Aesthetically Basic

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