1. How has your blog changed over the months/years you've been
Well I have been blogging just short of a year and I don't think my blog has changed all that much. When I first started blogging I was going to keep it anonymous, so took photos of my outfits without showing my face. This only lasted a few weeks as a reader asked to see me properly, and I finally found the confidence to take photos of all of me. I received such great comments on that first photo that I have never looked back. I found I have dressed better since starting blogging, so my outfits are worthy of being blogged. My blog has also undergone a number of facelifts, after initially experimenting with pretty backgounds I finally decided that I liked the plain simplicity of a white backgound. I have learnt a few HTML skills as time has gone on but the only changes have really been cosmetic. What I write about and how i write hasn't really changed.
This was my first ever outfit post! Decapitated me!
And this was my first proper outfit post.
2. What was one thing you did wrong in the beginning and how have you
Like I said, I think my outfit photos were wrong to start with, but I quickly corrected this error. And now I love doing fun shoots with my husband and we quite often spend a day out taking pretty photos. I aim to try and find interesting backgrounds and scenery when I can and when I have time.
This is the type of backgrounds I like to use now. When we get the chance to go out for photos.
3. When you visit a blog what's the greatest turn off? The thing that
makes you close the tab?
I have 3 big blog no no's:
>Blogs that automatically play music, it irritates me and quite often scares the crap out of me if I'm not prepared.
>Blogs that take ages to load. If you have a background and lots of widgets that are all heavy size wise and the blog takes a while to load I probably won't bother.
> Blogs with loads of random google ads all over them. If you have genuine sponsors I don't mind too much but if your side bar and in between each post has google ads for everything from fabrics to power saws your only posting them for money, and I hate it.
4. How did you find your voice?
I think my voice has come with my confidence which has developed over time. Simply keeping up my blog and growing from the comments I receive has allowed me to become me. I am a writer anyway so I think I already had a voice of some sorts it has just developed a little as my blog has grown.
5. If you had three pieces of advice to give to a new blogger what
would those be?
>Be you! Write about stuff that interest you, only wear what makes you happy and only blog items you genuinely like.
>Blog frequently, but don't turn it into a chore. Blogging frequently keeps your readers interested but if you force your self to write when you don't have anything interesting to say then your posts will lack substance and readers won't find them interesting. Don't set yourself impossible standards, if you don't have time to blog 7 days a week then don't try to, 3,4 or 5 times is just fine.
>Find interesting content. There is no point blogging things that 100 other blogger are blogging, unless you have a new angle. If readers can get your content elsewhere they are likely to go. So find fresh content.