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5 blogging tips that changed my blogging game

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Being a blogger is a bloody hard job and since I started, I have always looked out for ways that will make blogging easier. I have found a couple of ways that have helped me so much and have literally changed the game for me. Some of these ‘hacks’ might already be quite well known, but if there are any new bloggers reading this then I hope it helps you!

1.

Have you ever tried to take pictures of beauty products and they just keep falling over? You have to keep standing them up and try to get them to stay without falling. You might even have to rearrange the whole situation you having going on, to try and stop it falling over. WELL… the first tip is…→

Use white tac to hold the beauty products down.

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THIS LITERALLY CHANGED MY ‘TAKING PICTURES OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS GAME. So in this picture you can obviously see the white tac, because I wanted to show you guys. But, when you do it for the real deal, do it do you can’t see the white tac. So all you do is grab some white tac (I prefer white tac because I don’t think it stands out as much as blue tac) and place it onto the product and stick it to whatever it is balancing on. For example, if I am trying to take a picture of a lipstick and it keeps falling down then I will put white tac on the bottom of the lipstick and stick it down. It will stick down and you can move the product without getting stressed about it keep falling over.


2.

This one is such an obvious one, but I wanted to include it incase of any new bloggers out there that didn’t know this. The second one is.. →

Get some wallpaper that you love and use it as your backdrop for pictures

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If you are struggling with getting a good looking back ground for your blog pictures, then going into your nearest DIY type shop and ripping off a strip of wallpaper will make them look so much better.


3.

The second one leads me on to my third one.. sometimes I don’t want to take pictures on a hard surface. I might want to take pictures on my bed because it is bigger, but it will be a bumpy surface. So when you put products on top of the wallpaper, it will crease because it isn’t a flat hard surface. The third one is…→

Get a something hard and flat to put under the wallpaper

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WITH BOARD

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WITH BOARD

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WITHOUT BOARD

This is going to make your life easier as you will be able to take blog pictures anywhere. If you have a small room and take blog pictures on your bed, this is going to be perfect for you. When you put the board under the wallpaper, it is going to give it a flat surface to stand up properly. Without the board the weight of the product is going to weigh down on the wallpaper and make it crinkle. With the board you can see that the product sits on a flat surface and that is what you are trying to do (well if you are trying to do that)


4.

Sometimes it does take me a long time to edit my blog pictures especially if I am taking blog pictures around a time that is dark.  You have to wait for natural light which is annoying depending on where about’s you live and what the weather is like. You might have to edit them like crazy for the brightness to be really good. The fourth tip is…→

Get yourself a ring light or a light box

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WITHOUT RING LIGHT

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WITH RING LIGHT

Ok this one changed my blogging game and my selfie game LOL. I literally don’t have to edit my blog pictures because the ring light makes them look gorgeous. Also because I film youtube videos this ring light is definitely needed for that. Also you can take wicked pictures with the ring light!!! Definitely an essential.  It also means that you can take blog pictures WHENEVER YOU WANT! you could take them at 12pm or even if you woke up at 4am in the morning, whack your camera out and turn your ring light on and get taking pictures. What I really like about this also is that the picture will be the same white tone, without the ring light you don’t get this. You want everything to look even.


5.

When it comes to blogging, it doesn’t just entail you picking up your laptop and writing out a blog post. It is a lot more. The scheduling of tweets, Instagram pictures, youtube videos ,replying to about 100 emails a day, taking lots of blog pictures and Instagrams. There is so much more to blogging then what people think. All of this plus everything else that goes on in your life, YOU NEED TO STAY ON TOP OF IT. Bringing me on to what   The fifth tip is…→

Post it notes your to do list

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This one is so helpful. Get yourself a pack of post it notes, where they come in different colours like green, pink, yellow and orange. For each colour, dedicate one colour to a different parts. For example for Youtube I have it on the yellow post its and for emails I have it on Orange. Then if you have emails you need to respond to, write it down on the allocated colour and stick it to the wall in front of you. That way you will look at the wall and instantly see what you need to do. Then take it off when you have done it. 


There you have it, my five blogging tips! Some of these are pretty obvious and if you have been blogging a long time then you will probably know some of these. I know there are a lot of new bloggers out there, therefore I hope it helps you. Also I wanted to share what helps me when it comes to blogging. Let me know if this helped you at all!

Do you have any blogging tips?, I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW!!

Sophia xo

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39 Comments

  1. April 16, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Some great hints and tips here, thank you for sharing! I am trying to decide whether I should have two separate Instagram accounts, one for blog stuff and one personal! What do you think? X

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you! thank you for reading! I mean it is entirely up to you. At one point I did consider this, but I like having my personal one as my blog one if that makes sense. I didn’t like the idea of having to run two instagrams. I don’t think it is for me personally, I find it hard to run one! x

  2. April 16, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    love the wallpaper, board, and tac tips! gonna try them out! thanks girl! xo

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you! I hope I helped you xx

  3. April 17, 2018 / 2:24 am

    These are such great blogging tips! I LOVE the wallpaper idea! Such a good one! <3

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you!! I’m glad you liked it. I hope it helped you <3

  4. April 17, 2018 / 3:14 am

    Loved the tips. Thank you. What ring light do you have or suggest?

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Thank you for reading. There are quite a lot on Amazon, the first couple of ones you see are very good priced. Any of these are good! I got one of those ones x

  5. sunshinejoleen
    April 17, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Loved this! Especially like the post-it planning system… I am sooo bad at remembering to answer emails. Thanks! x

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you! it makes it much clearer in my mind. when my mind is clear everything is good 🙂 x

  6. April 17, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Loved these tips, very helpful. You have definitely got me thinking I should look into ring lights.

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Thank you and you should, it is 1000% worth it!

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Aw good I’m glad! I think you just have to find what works for you 🙂

  7. April 17, 2018 / 11:38 am

    These are all such great tips, especially the white tac one! xx

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you!! thats probably my favourite one! xx

  8. April 17, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Love these tips! Never heard of them before especially the white tac one. That’s smart. I’ll definitely try out the post-it notes to do list since I need to use up a whole lot of post-it notes.

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Thank you!! I think the white tac one is very handy! I use it all the time! the post it notes one, makes it much clearer in my mind! x

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you! yes I 100% agree, having the white light really helps! xx

  9. April 17, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    This is an absolutely great post. Well done!! I love the last one, this is what I do too. Great help.

    • April 17, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it and Im glad I could have helped! thanks for reading xx

      • April 17, 2018 / 9:40 pm

        You’re very welcome. I’m loving your YouTube channel too. I’ve subscribed. X

        • April 17, 2018 / 9:51 pm

          Thank you so much! I appreciate it a lot! I’m glad your liking it 🙂 x

      • April 18, 2018 / 8:29 pm

        The blue tack, the wallpaper/background and the flat board 😂❤️

        • April 19, 2018 / 9:06 pm

          Yes girl! great aren’t they?! <3

  10. April 18, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Great tips for a new blogger like me! Thanks!💋

    • April 19, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      I am glad that you liked them!! any time xxx

  11. April 18, 2018 / 10:27 pm

    These tips were so useful and super creative, its often the small ideas like using white tac that make sure a difference but are so easy to not even think about doing! Thanks for sharing x

    • April 19, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      Thank you. The white tac one has helped me so much, it is just such a great idea that should be used more. I agree! Im not sure if anyone has thought of it before, but when I did I was like “I need to tell the world”!!! lol > thanks for reading x

  12. August 2, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Some really great ideas that I never would have thought of. Particularly the blue tack. I’m forever having lipsticks roll onto the floor

    • August 2, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you! yes that is deffo one of my favourite tips, it helps me every day! glad I could help you

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