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Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday Makeover // New Blog Look

Hi babes!

Notice anything different?! I updated my blog and I am LOOOVING it! I still have a lot to do with it and learn but it is finally getting there. If someone would have told me that blogging is hard, I would have laughed in their face. For those who don't blog, it is HARD, y'all! So for today's "Makeover Monday" I thought I would give some tips and tricks for those of you that want to start your own blog!

I started this blog with zero experience!. When I say I needed a "Blogging for Dummies," I really did. I am not kidding. I seriously googled that at one time. This is and still is a learning experience for me but I am loving it. Don't get me wrong, there have been times when I wanted to give up because it was frustrating, but then I remember why I do it. It really is a wonderful experience and if you are interested, go for it!

Once you know what you want to blog about, whether it is fashion, motherhood, food, etc. the first tip I can give is get a domain name! This is very important because you obviously need your own webpage before blogging. You can either purchase your own domain, which is super affordable, I purchased mine through GoDaddy.com, or you can use blogspot. I like having my own so I have more freedom to do what I please. Once you have your domain name, you will need a server. I use Blogger because to me, it is easy to understand. There are others that bloggers use, it just depends on what the person finds beneficial to them.

Now it is time for the fun part!...designing your blog! When I first started my blog, I used a free template. It was not what I wanted my blog to look like but I knew I would eventually get there. My blog's look still isn't exactly what I want but I am getting better on designing. I have been told and agree, to not worry about how your blog looks, but focus on your content. Write and just write some more! Your viewers are not going to your blog to see how pretty it is, they are there to read your content. So focus on your content and the rest will fall into place.

YouTube will be your best friend as well as reaching out to other bloggers. Those big time bloggers all started out just like you and me. They know how frustrating it can be and how much time one can put into their blog. You also want to make sure to get out in the social media world and let them know you are blogging. No one is going to know unless you "advertise." I only use Instagram but so far it has helped my blog grow just in this short time that I have been blogging. This gets your name out there and you will meet great people along the way.  I know that I am waaaayyy far from being a big time blogger, if I ever get there, but I wanted to share what I have learned thus far from my blogging experience.

I hope this tiny amount of info helped anyone who is starting out, just like me! There is more that goes into blogging but I didn't want to bore you! Ha! If you have any questions about blogging or anything else, please feel free to comment below or send me an e-mail. I hope you all enjoy my blog's new look!

XOXO,

Jen Miracle

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