While I'm certainly a low-level blogger, over the 3 years I've been doing this, I've definitely learned a few good tips for blogging that I'm going to pass on to you today.
1) Have a pet? Get a lint roller.
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The most frustrating thing for me is that my parents have a rug that makes a beautiful background for flat-lay, but it's COVERED in cat hair. I could vacuum every day, the li'l stinker will lie on it immediately after I'm done without fail. Thus, when I want to do a quick flat-lay, a lint roller becomes my best friend.
2) Enlist your friends!
I love including my friends on my blog. Yes, I like making new friends who are also bloggers, but why leave my existing friends (who are my biggest supporters) out of it? Case in point: Kelly recorded three videos with me for August. What a champ!
3) Buy a real tri-pod.
I didn't do this, and balancing my camera on a stack of books that I couldn't adjust is a huge regret for me. Even if you don't record videos, a tri-pod makes a huge different to your blog photos.
4) Be honest.
My goal with my blog is to be 100% honest. Sometimes my opinion will change, but I refuse to peddle a product I don't love. I can guarantee that lying will not make your blog popular.
5) Do not go broke over a blog that isn't your life.
Let me explain this one.
For awhile, I was spending so much money on products for my blog. And that was fine. Except I wasn't using any of it. I was buying it for content alone, sucking my wallet dry, for a blog that (ultimately) is a hobby, not a job. If you are a blogger, please make sure you prioritize your financial stability over content. Don't work yourself into a huge debt, don't spend your grocery money on makeup, and DO NOT sacrifice your rent for the newest release.
I hope you found this helpful, especially if you're just starting a blog. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, and I'll see you soon with another post!