Ever read those posts that say “What to wear when its way to hot out”, and as your reading its 90 degrees outside, your hair is a mess, and you want to keel over from heat exhaustion? Suddenly that post looks pretty gosh darn appealing, doesn’t it? As a new blogger it took me a long time to figure out what made blog posts so interesting. Why does someone want to click on my page? When they are on my page how do I lure them in so that they actually want to read past the first line? I’m still figuring some of that out but here is what I’ve learned thus far.

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 Between blogging, my actual 9-5, my 2 hour commute and my boyfriend, the days always seem endless. Come Friday I’m ready to just keel over and fall asleep. No phone, no TV, just me and my bed. But we all know the key to being a successful blogger is consistency, so as much as my bed calls my name…I must resist.

In a perfect world I would totally practice the 80/20 rule, be the master of social media, and blogging would be my full time job, but since that isn’t quiteee the case, I’ve had to learn how to balance my actual money maker and my site.

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I have this thinggg where I’m weird about asking people to take my photo. I know “selfie” was like the most used word this year but there is something just weird about snapping a whole bunch of photos by myself; or even worse trying to pose and take some awesome blogger photo for my OOTD. When I see other bloggers do it; it looks like perfection but I just can’t seem to get it right. So I’ve managed to conjure up a few tricks to still make selfless photos work.

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opinionsWhen I started blogging (and even now) I always use to skim over the blog posts about negative comments. I had never received them nor participated in making negative comments to people; so for me it was a topic not worth my while. Now however my blog is growing (yay!) and with that come some people who always aren’t so happy for ya! Here is how I’ve dealt with what I like to call Negative Nancy’s

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One of my favorite things about blogging is the sense that you can blog about anything and everything and the best part is that its 100% you. I love it when I read a blog and you can literally hear the person talking (my new fav is adorned in armor! great writing!)  It’s as if you’re in the moment with them. Each site has its own style, but at the end of the day a blog has to have personality! I’ve only been blogging for a year but I’ve already learned a few great tips! So here ya go!

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