Did you know that creative pursuit often thrives with structure? Although it seems counterintuitive, establishing a solid creative process can help creativity to flourish. Establishing blog habits can help to improve and speed up the blog writing process, while also impacting SEO ranking within search engines. Please keep reading for a step-by-step guide on ways to better your blogging process.
I'll admit it: I love reading "get to know me" tags from other bloggers, but they actually scare me. I'm pretty coy when it comes to my personal life, so sharing facts about me can sometimes feel intimidating. Nevertheless, I was elated when the lovely, Sarah, (creator of A Woman's Confidence) tagged me to participate in the "Bet You Didn't Know" Tag. This tag was created by Jenni over at Housewife Hustle. Please keep reading to learn seven random facts about me!
Hi - my name is LP and I love participating in Beauty Tags that no one tagged me in. Of course when I saw my fave, Smokey Glow, participate in the "Not Your Basic Beauty Guru Tag" I knew I had to join in. This tag was started by Agape Love Girl. As a beauty blogger, I've modified some of the questions to fit my little niche on the WWW.
I love flat lay photography, whether a photo is focused on plated food, makeup mess, clothing pieces or books. Not only do I love viewing flat lay photography, but it is my favorite type of content to shoot for my blog. Admittedly, when I first started shooting flat lays I felt super discouraged. My work felt subpar to the amazing flat lays that I saw all over Instagram; however, I kept plugging on. Although lighting and featured products play a vital role in creating the perfect flat lay, the background sets the mood for the entire photo. Before I started trying to develop my craft, I'll admit that I felt I'd never create luxe looking flat lays... but I quickly learned that there are ways to create high end looking flat lays without dropping tons of money on fancy backgrounds or decorative pieces. If you struggle with finding the perfect flat lay background, please keep reading for XX background ideas for your next flat lay. P.S. many of these items, you likely own in your home or wardrobe already!
Since May, I have been tagged by four different, lovely blogger friends to participate in the Vogue 73 Questions Parody. Me being me, I'm obviously just getting around to partaking in this tag. If you're unfamiliar with Vogue's 73 Questions, this is a widely popular video series that started in 2014 on YouTube. In this interview series celebrities are asked a series of 73 questions in rapid fire fashion. Check out Selena Gomez's 73 Questions Interview below - at 26 million views, this interview is one of the most popular from the series.
Whether we blog purely for passion, a side hustle, or a full-time gig, consistent blogging is a big time commitment that requires a lot of planning and effective time management. As a blogger who works two jobs and is in graduate school, excellent time management is essential for me to maintain consistency with my blog without bleeding into my personal and professional life. Please keep reading for my top time management hacks that help me make the most of my time.
This August, I reached an amazing milestone and surpassed my 2019 goal: my blog garnered over 12,500 this year. While this may seem like a small feat for some, last year my blog garnered a total of 2,400 views. When I initially set my yearlong views goal, I felt like this would be a difficult challenge, but have been blown away by all of the love and support I've received this year. To celebrate, I'm holding a little beauty giveaway valued at nearly $80.00 USD.