How to start a beauty and fashion blog – Basics

how to start a beauty and fashion blog

How to start a beauty and fashion blog – Basics

Before I start this post I just want to say that in no way do I consider myself an “expert” at blogging, I’m relatively new to the land of blogging but over the past few weeks I’ve been getting more and more emails from people asking for advice on how to start a beauty and fashion blog so I thought it would be good to write a post and hopefully some of you will be able to benefit! 🙂

How to start a beauty and fashion blog – Name

First thing is first, you need to think of a name for your blog.

Keep it to the point and simple…it’s no good having beautyandfashionloverblogpageuk.com – that’s too long and it’s not something people will be able to remember.

The reason I picked Sprinkles of Style is because it’s simple, it reflects on the blog topics and I think it’s quite pretty too 🙂

How to start a beauty and fashion blog – Design

Unfortunately in this case appearance DO matter and it plays a major part in how people will respond to your beauty or fashion blog.

Personally I LOVE white backgrounds – it looks sleek and if you focus on photography too the colours will stand out even more against a white background.

Keep things neat too…don’t clutter your blog too much – it’s nice to have a few adverts and social media links like twitter, instagram and facebook but keep everything to the point.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve clicked on a blog only to be greeted with a black background, neon writing and music – something’s are just too much!!

How to start a beauty and fashion blog – Posts

You’ve probably heard it all before but content is key, you need to write detailed posts with good grammar and spelling.

I also like using sub-headers and quotes which split up a post and make it easier to read rather than having long paragraphs which can bore people.

Please, please, PLEASE make sure your posts are unique, there’s nothing worse than visiting different blogs and seeing the same content or even worse – your own photos!

That’s NOT cool – Don’t steal!!!

So lovely readers, I’ll leave it there for now but I will be doing more which will cover photography, ideas and more! 🙂

If you have any questions or would like any help with your blog please feel free to email me (sprinklesofstyle@outlook.com), tweet me or comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Layla xx

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26 Comments

  1. 13th September 2014 / 4:20 am

    Oh lovely tips Layla… remember my initial days of blogging , gawwwd!!! I was so clueless and every day has been a learning experience since then. Great post for the beginners.

    • sprinkles
      Author
      16th September 2014 / 10:10 am

      Hahaha awww, we all started somewhere!!! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      1st June 2014 / 7:17 pm

      Aww thank you so much, anyone can use the tips and it’s NEVER too late!! Thank you for your kind words 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      Author
      5th May 2014 / 12:58 pm

      Aww thank you!! Just some little tips – if someone finds it useful then I’m happy 🙂 xxx

  2. 5th May 2014 / 5:50 am

    awesome post !!! i follow you waiting for you now
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    • sprinkles
      Author
      5th May 2014 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you!!! Followed you back!! 🙂 xx

  3. 28th April 2014 / 12:54 am

    Useful!
    I just came back to blogging after almost a year, I’m on my way to remodel my blog and oh I so made some of those mistakes before!
    Looking forward to the next post about it cause I still need to learn a lot! I think I’m going to follow you so I don’t miss it >__< plus, the appearance DO matter a lot, and your blog looks super cute!

    • sprinkles
      Author
      28th April 2014 / 10:43 am

      Welcome back to blogging!! Everyone makes mistakes but if one person can benefit and take something away from this post then I’m very happy! 🙂
      The next post will be online soon and I’ll be covering photography, inspiration etc! Thank you for following – if you have any questions or would like help just tweet and/or email me and I’ll be happy to help you!! xxx

  4. 26th April 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Great tips! I’ve been blogging for years now but I really made some huge mistakes in the beginning, so it’s nice for new bloggers to have these tips and start out great! 😀

    • sprinkles
      Author
      26th April 2014 / 5:31 pm

      Hi Amy, it doesn’t matter if you made mistakes, at least you can learn as you go along but even if one person finds this useful then I’m happy with that 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment!! 🙂 xxx

  5. Penelope
    24th April 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Darling another fabulous post thank you for your tips and for sharing this post with us

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:19 am

      Thank you so much for all your kind words, I really appreciate it! If this posts helps another beauty / fashion blogger then I’m happy 🙂 xxx

  6. Bethy
    24th April 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Awesome post x

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:18 am

      Thank you Bethy!!! 🙂 xxx

  7. Rachel
    24th April 2014 / 9:26 pm

    cute post thank you for the tips i like where you talk about the blog name 😀

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:18 am

      Hahahaha!! Yes, I thought I’d make a point 🙂 xxx

  8. Kayleigh
    24th April 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Such a nice post 🙂

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:18 am

      Thank you Kayleigh!! 🙂 xxx

  9. Naomi
    24th April 2014 / 9:25 pm

    you write in such a lovely way the detail is really nice and you actually focus on things that matter!

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:18 am

      Aww – that’s so sweet of you!! Thank you so much for your kind comments! Many people have emailed asking if I have tips or advice and thought I’d do a post like this and hopefully someone can benefit from it! 🙂 xx

  10. Polly
    24th April 2014 / 9:24 pm

    thank you for these tips layla i cant wait to see more 🙂

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:17 am

      Aww thank you!! I have more coming soon – probably over the weekend 🙂 xx

  11. Diana P.
    24th April 2014 / 7:11 pm

    Thank you for your tips! Very informative post!!! I’m waiting for part 2! 🙂

    • sprinkles
      Author
      25th April 2014 / 10:17 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment!! Yes part 2 is coming soon 🙂 xxx

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