My Best Blogging Tips + Your Questions Answered

My Best Blogging Tips + Your Questions Answered

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been getting a ton of emails with a lot of questions about blogging.

While I personally reached out to a lot of you guys, I thought that the best thing to do would be to write a post, answering your questions. A lot the questions I get were already answered in some of my previous posts, so I thought that in addition to answering to some of your questions, I’d also share some of my most popular and helpful (according to you guys) posts about blogging.


One question that comes up quite often is “what do you when you run out of ideas?” The answer is simple: I don’t let myself run out of ideas. I keep a small notebook with me at all times and that’s where I write all my ideas down, as soon as they come to me. Whenever I feel stuck or don’t know what to write about, I go through my notes and look for a topic I like. One thing that I try not to do, is to force myself to write, whenever I don’t feel like it- it’s a quality over quantity thing. I think that your audience can pretty much always guess when you’re posting just for the sake of posting. Whenever you feel stuck, you can always go through one of these:

113 Ideas For A Blog Post For Beauty, Food, Lifestyle And Fashion Bloggers
113 [more] Ideas For A Blog Post For Beauty, Food, Lifestyle And Fashion Bloggers
What to Blog About When You’re Out Of Ideas


How do I grow my blog? How do I get people to read it? These are also questions I get all the time. Unless you get lucky and your blog grows overnight, it’ll take a lot of commitment and some time. Creating quality content, staying patient and consistent, connecting with other bloggers, commenting on other blogs- this is what will help you grow your blog. Blogging is fun and it can have a lot of fun perks, but the truth is, it’s a lot of work. A LOT of work. In addition to creating content, you also have image editing, networking, answering to comments, promoting your content, making sure that your blog is running smoothly, answering to emails. I’ve been blogging for nearly four years and it wasn’t until about a year ago, when I finally noticed a steady growth- that was also when I decided to spend more time working on my blog; I started posting more often, connecting with other bloggers- you kind of get what you put in. This is why blogging isn’t for everyone- it’s a commitment, especially once you have established a decent audience. If you don’t write for a week or two, eventually people will stop checking in to see if you’ve published a new post. This is why it’s not for everyone and if you do decide to start a blog, make sure that you write about something you are passionate about, something that you love. Otherwise, you will get bored very easily and will eventually give up. If you want to grow your blog, you might find some of these helpful:

Taking Your Blog To The Next Level- 50 Resources For Bloggers
Taking Your Blog To The Next Level- 100 Resources For Bloggers
How To Increase Your Pageviews 
7 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic


I always get a little surprised when I get this question, and always have the same answer: you should write about things that you’re passionate about, things that you know, things that you like. At the same time, you shouldn’t be afraid of trying something new. My blog started as a beauty blog, but I knew that I wanted to write about more than just makeup or skincare.  I kept getting a lot of questions about my photography, so that’s when I decided to create a Photography category. I thought it doesn’t hurt to try, and if it doesn’t work out- no harm was done. It turned out to be a great idea and ever since I’ve introduced that category my photography posts brought thousands and thousands of referrals to my blog- through Pinterest and from being shared on other blogs. Maybe you have a fun hobby, what is something that you’re really good at? People love reading content that is somehow helpful to them, that teaches them something- don’t let them walk away empty-handed. The same thing happened with my Blogging and Girl-Talk categories. I was a little afraid of trying something new once again, but pretty much every time it turned out to be a good decision- a lot of you guys always tell me that my Girl-Talk posts are your favorite. That’s how my beauty blog transformed into a beauty and lifestyle blog.


There is a whole category on this so I won’t get into too much detail here. For those of you who ask about my equipment, you can find everything listed in this post. I also have a Blogging Resources section where I list a lot of my resources. If you’re a beginner, this post is a must-read for you. If you want to know how to take bright photos see this post and here you can find out how to take bright photos during gloomy weather.


When asking for blogging tips, another question that comes up quite often as well is “How do I get brands to send me stuff?” I have “blogging” friends who reach out to brands, asking for samples and most of the time, it works- it all depends on your statistic. I personally never tried doing that- after my blog started to grow, brands simply started to reach out to me via email, usually telling me that they like my blog, asking if I want to be added to their mailing list. I also get a lot of emails from brands offering to send me products in exchange for reviews, but I always say no to those. I say “no” to probably 80% of offers I get. It’s important that you value yourself as a blogger, as a lot of people will try to take advantage of you. I will not spend half a day photographing, editing, using my expensive equipment, then writing a post, in exchange for a $10.00 lotion. So, if someone expects me to write a post in exchange for a product, I send them my media kit and tell them that they’re more than welcome to send me a product, but that doesn’t guarantee a blog feature or they can reach out to me if interested in a sponsored post. There’s nothing wrong with writing posts in exchange for products of course, but once you get tens of thousands of pageviews a month, you can easily start offering sponsored posts. When I get PR samples, I am not obligated to write about them and only mention products that I really like- that’s how you know that my reviews will always be honest.  The same thing goes for sponsored posts- I only accept about 90% of offers that come my way. You will never see me write about products or things that I personally wouldn’t use. So, if you’re just starting out and don’t feel comfortable reaching out to brands, stay patient. Post quality content and always tag the brands you write about when posting on social media.


I think that three of the best blogging tips I can give you are these: make sure you have fun, write about something you’re passionate about and stay patient and consistent. If you have any other questions, make sure to leave them down below and keep an eye out on the BLOGGING category for more blogging tips.

I also have a Group Board for Beauty and Lifestyle Bloggers on Pinterest where you can share your blog posts. If you’re interested in joining, follow me on Pinterest and shoot me an email with your Pinterest link. 

If you want to launch your own WordPress blog and start earning money online, check out my step-by-step guide to starting a blog right here and a list of all my blog resources, including my favorite affiliate marketing programs, right here

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  • Reply
    May 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I always keep a notebook too, it’s a great way to keep the ideas locked somewhere, when you are in a blogging rut. And when I’m not feeling in sync with the whole blogging thing, I would simply re-promote my old posts. That way I have my traffic flowing in.

    Sam || Ditch the foundation this summer season

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      Paula @
      May 30, 2016 at 11:24 am

      Re-promoting old blog posts is a great way to bring traffic too, especially when you’re in a bit of a rut- I totally agree!

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    May 25, 2016 at 9:34 am

    This was so helpful :)!

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    May 25, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Photos are the worst. I enjoy taking pics in general, but figuring out what to put in these so that it kind of matches the topic… Impossible. I should start writing about some more photogenic stuff ;)

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    Isabelle Collins
    May 25, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I so wish I could have read this post when I first started out blogging, it would have helped me so much!

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    May 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I loved this post, so many people underestimate the amount of work involved in blogging, it’s so much work but equally very rewarding!



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    May 25, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Great post, I use the notes section on my iPhone to writemy post ideas and add any extra details I want to include, thanks for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin | Instagram

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    May 25, 2016 at 9:58 am

    This is really really helpful! Thank you for this post. I am blogging for 2,5 years now and I was very concerned about the fact that my blog isn’t growing :( but now I know I must be patient!

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      Paula @
      May 30, 2016 at 11:27 am

      So happy to hear this was helpful Darina! Definitely stay patient and consistent, I’m sure you’ll start seeing results soon!

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    Hayle Olson
    May 25, 2016 at 10:48 am

    This is a fantastic post! You have really great tips!
    Hayle xx

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    May 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Ah this is very helpful! Thanks so much! Sent you an email to join your group board! <3

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    Phoebida x
    May 25, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I always come to your posts whenever I’m stuck for ideas, need photography tips etc. Your photos are stunning!! xx

    Phoebe & Abida |

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    Ela BellaWorld
    May 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Before I started blogging, I never thought it would be so much work and also time consuming. If you love what you do then the rest doesn’t really matter. Having a notebook around and writing down the ideas is great, sometimes when I forget writing down the ideas, I end up forgetting them forever, my memory is not good! :)

    Ela BellaWorld

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      Paula @
      May 30, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Same here! I didn’t realize just how much work is involved with having a blog! I’m the same way, when I have an idea, I have to write it down immediately haha otherwise, I’ll forget it five minutes later :D

      Thirteen Thoughts

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    Ambar Syed
    May 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    These are some fantastic tips Paula – I totally agree with the commitment, blogging requires a lot of work! :)
    – Ambar x

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    May 25, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    This is so helpful and you have some amazing tips! xx

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    May 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Great advice, as always. Your blog is always so neat and so helpful – it has helped me a lot in terms of blogging and photography! Thanks, Paula. xx


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    Rosie von Waldherr
    May 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I really think these are helpful tips for people wanting to put more work into their blogs. People don’t really understand how much work a blog post is, the whole editing, taking photographs, everything…even the layout of the blog, the domain and the hosting (if you go that way) takes time and money.. Thanks for sharing these with us Paula!

    xoRosie //Rosie’s Life

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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    May 25, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    This is all great advice! I really liked how you discussed that blogging is hard work. It’s so true and I think a lot of people overlook that.

    xo, Liz

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    Paula Loreti
    May 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    This post was so helpful like all of yours are! I love how you think that bloggin is a really hard think to do. People tend to believe that is super easy but it’s not. It takes a lot of time and effort!

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    The Gossip Darling
    May 25, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    OMG this post is super helpful! Blogging is such hard work. Great tips about deal with brands and reviews!! I have to be more clear about them sending me products and I may not review them!!

    Mel |

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    Raeanne Lydia
    May 25, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the super helpful tips! I get discouraged easily, but these types of posts always bring back my motivation!<3

    Rae //

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      Paula @
      May 30, 2016 at 12:10 pm

      I feel discouraged at times too, I think it’s normal, regardless of what we do :) Thanks for visiting!

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    Marta Sierra Marti
    May 26, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Those are really great tips!! Keep up the good work!


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    Rosy Flynn
    May 26, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I’m still working on growing readership, I think more blogger chats are called for :)
    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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    May 26, 2016 at 5:58 am

    That bit about blogging being a lot of work is so true! I’m seriously surprised pretty much every time how long it takes me to shoot, edit and write a post. And patience is definitely key, my blog is growing slowly but surely and I’m more proud of it every day! xx

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    The Sunday Mode
    May 26, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Really enjoyed reading this Paula, you’re so right that blogging is a lot harder than I think any non-blogger would imagine!

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    Marie Abbott
    May 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Love this post! Your blog is such a good source for all bloggers – ones starting out as well as experienced ones. Thanks for sharing :-)


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    Kyla Mae
    May 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this post, Paula. It really helped me alot.
    – Kyla |

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    May 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Loved this post! Definitely very helpful! Glad I found it!

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    Emma Engmark
    May 26, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Such a great and helpful post. I love posts like this, since I always want to improve my blogging game. Thank you so much for this!

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    Leigh Brady
    May 26, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    People forget how much effort goes into blogging! I really need to get mine together much more! There’s always room for improvement! x


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    May 27, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I started my journey about a year ago and I’m trudging along. Im sure you can agree that 24 hours in a day is just not enough. Thank you for the post

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    May 27, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Totally needed to see this post! This was so helpful and I loved reading through it. Also love the pictures you use on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing! I’m totally saving this xx

    Life in Blue Skies | A Lifestyle Blog

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    May 27, 2016 at 7:55 am

    This is like the holy grail of all blog articles, so many awesome resources. I am 90% certain this is my second comment on this post but I just want to read it over and over again.

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    steff @
    May 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Love this post, Paula! I’m starting to get a mix of spon offers and brands just sending me products and then wondering why I’m not writing a post about it. I am definitely going to just start sending my media kit to them because it’s just a nuisance that they assume I’ll definitely be writing a post when I have a brand I really enjoy willing to pay me to talk about them. I have to be more strict. Great tips :)

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      Paula @
      May 30, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Thank you so much Steff! I always let the brands know that just because they send me something doesn’t guarantee a feature-nothing wrong with doing reviews for products, but I don’t like being forced to write about something if I don’t like it or just can’t recommend it to my readers. There are so many wonderful brands out there, but some will also try to take advantage of bloggers, so you definitely have to be strict! Happy you liked this post! :)

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        steff @
        June 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

        Just wanted to let you know I took your advice today and responded to a brand who wanted to send me PR samples telling them that it won’t guarantee anything/here’s my media kit. So liberating, haha! <3

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          Paula @
          June 21, 2016 at 12:45 pm

          Haha yes, love it! I just exchanged emails with someone who wanted to send me a top in exchange for an entire blog post and a social media feature. Not happening, lol.

          • steff @
            June 21, 2016 at 12:48 pm

            I truly hope these people just have no idea how much goes into 1 post. Like you mentioned, between the photos, the right props, lighting, writing, SEO, editing… ohh blogging lol…

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    Alden Terry
    May 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Loved this post!! So helpful, concise and to the point. xx

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    Shelby @ The Fernweh Wolf
    May 31, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Awesome tips! I am currently trying to grow my audience and it does take a lot of work. Thanks for this inspiring post! It’s nice to see when peoples hard work pays off :]
    The Fernweh Wolf / Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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    May 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    This is so helpful! It’s so easy to get caught up in other things that I happen to stumble across, and I’m really trying to get into the habit of blogging more. I’ll definitely start keeping a little notebook for blogging ideas as well.


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    June 5, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Really useful tips here! I have recently taken an unintentional step back from the ‘extra’ bits required when blogging…I write 3 posts a week, with photos, and have automated social media posting, but I haven’t put as much energy into it as I should and these tips have inspired me to up my game…thank you!

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    Elliane S.
    June 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Great post! I also carry around a notebook most of the time. Mainly, because I write a lot of poetry, but now that i’ve started a blog about this topic, I’ll try to use it to scribble down post ideas and general blogging inspiration, too.

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    July 25, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    This post was so helpful! These tips are perfect for anyone like me who needs some guidance and inspiration. My notebook never leaves my side now, and the photography tips you linked to were a life saver. Thank you!!

    Lauren |

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    Tabi Bee
    October 24, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Amazing tips! ! Loved this post it really helped me with my blog-thanks! ! I like to write down blog post ideas for the future too ♡ :)

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    Cindy Elena
    November 13, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    These tips are so helpful. I just discovered your blog and I am in love with it. I’m a new blogger and I’m going thru almost every post, they are so helpful!

    Cindy |

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