How to Write a Kickass Blog Post | 4 Tips to Improve SEO

How to Write a Kickass Blog Post | 4 Tips to Improve SEO

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.

Blogger Love | Bet You Didn’t Know: Random Facts About Me Tag

Blogger Love | Bet You Didn’t Know: Random Facts About Me Tag

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!

Blogger Love | 100+ Flat Lay Background Ideas

Blogger Love | 100+ Flat Lay Background Ideas

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!

The Newbury Girl | Vogue 73 Questions Parody

The Newbury Girl | Vogue 73 Questions Parody

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.

Blogger Love |5 Top Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

Blogger Love |5 Top Productivity Hacks for Bloggers

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.

A Blogging Break | The Importance of Blogger Self Care

A Blogging Break | The Importance of Blogger Self Care

Guess who's back, back again? LP's back - hello friends! 😀  Hi friends - I am so THRILLED to be back at it, reading and writing blog posts.  To those I am connected with on social Twitter, this explanatory post may seem redundant to you, but I wanted to make sure my friends on WordPress understand that I didn't abandon my blog or suddenly ghost them. After an excruciating June, I took a much-needed, abrupt blogging break where I stopped writing, posting, and promoting my blog, as well as reading and commenting on other blogs. 

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Blogger Recognition Award #2: How to Sustain Blog Growth

Although I focus primarily on beauty-related content, as a beauty blogger, I love partaking in blogger tags. Whether I've been tagged in a fun challenge or nominated for a blogger-to-blogger award, I'm always so grateful to be a part of this creative community and feel such a sense of joy that I'll get to nominate other bloggers.

3 Reasons “Follow for Follow” is a Powerful Growth Strategy for Bloggers

3 Reasons “Follow for Follow” is a Powerful Growth Strategy for Bloggers

#Follow4Follow is a growth strategy that many bigger bloggers poo-poo, but this is a must-try strategy that all new content creators should consider. Please keep reading for top tips on using the Follow for Follow method for growing your blog. What is the Follow for Follow Method? Follow for Follow is a growth tactic for [...]