Blogging has changed the way that I use Instagram SO much. I never used to worry about branding, or proper hashtagging. If I liked a picture I would post it, even if it was out of focus or grainy or didn’t mesh with the surrounding pictures. But now Instagrammers everywhere are being very deliberate in the things that they post – creating Instagram themes resulting in beautiful feeds where each picture perfectly transitions to the next. While my feed is nowhere near the caliber of some of my favorite Instagrammers, I have been working on being more thoughtful about what I post. Instagram Themes & How to Make Them!

So, lately I have had a lot of lovely ladies reaching out to me for advice on how they can start their own blog. While I have a step by step guide detailing how to actually set a blog up – there is so much to actually blogging successfully than just making the blog itself (obviously.) But what’s not so obvious is how to attract readers, build social media, and create buzz about your little corner of the internet. I’ve been blogging for a little over 7 months now (crazy!!!) and I have learned so much in that time. I sort of jumped into blogging blind and there was a huge learning curve for me and I definitely still don’t know everything but I’ve come so far and I feel that some things that I’ve learned might be able to help other bloggers who are still trying to figure everything out! Social Media & Blogging Ask any blogger and they’ll tell you that networking is just as important as actually  blogging. For my first four or five months I only used facebook and pinterest sort of – I’ve since added twitter into the mix and I’ve been working on google plus and I’ve seen a ton of growth! Because I… View Post

A few weeks ago I talked to you about stepping out of your comfort zone and doing something that scares you. I mentioned how starting this blog was that for me. But what I forgot to tell you is that whether it scares you or not you should start a blog, too. My life has honestly been changed by this exciting journey I started just six months ago. I have a new circle of friends from all over the country, a passion that is slowly leading me to great opportunities, and I’m learning some really great skills that will benefit me for the rest of my life. If that isn’t enough to convince you to start a blog, I decided to compile a list of the most beneficial reasons to start a blog. You’ll Make New Friends To be a successful blogger you are going to need to network with other bloggers, and I promise that it won’t be long before you find that you really “click” with some bloggers in particular. Despite being an anomaly in the blogging world by being a teenager, I’ve found that I have made connections with bloggers of all demographics that I wouldn’t trade for the world!… View Post