Hi there loves,
I hope you are having a positive weekend!
Today I thought I would share a blog-post that could maybe help you as a blogger or inspire you if you wanted to start blogging. Before I start I would like to share a little bit more about ‘Simply Rachel May’.
I started this blog a long time ago but with another name and topics. After changing it so many times I finally came with ‘Simply Rachel May’ which I have been loving ever since. The main reasons I created this blog was because I wanted to create but not on YouTube or with videos, I don’t like that but I love writing. That is when I came across blogging and enjoy doing it in my free time. What I want to say is that I blog as a hobby because I enjoy it. If you would want to create a business out of your blog this specific blog-post is not for that.
I will share how I come up with my blog-posts, what I use to take photos, helpful apps and the tools I use for blogging as a hobby.
How do I come up with my blog-posts?
I always carry a notebook with me where I can write ideas that come up like blogging titles. I also use this notebook to doodle and write the complete idea. You can also use your digital notes but I personally love writing and doodling.
- Looking online for ideas
Not every single blog-post I come up with on my own. Some ideas are inspired by other bloggers or websites that write ideas. This is fine when you take inspiration from someone but it’s never okay when you copy a blog-post. People work really hard on their blogs. What you can also do when you inspire yourself by others is to include the blog or website where you find this idea. Not only will it help you but also others.
To keep me organized I use my planner. This helps me place my blog-post ideas in order to create a better posting schedule that also makes sense. I really put thought into when I’m posting what so it also looks nice to read. These little details can help you make a better blog.
What I use to take my photos?
- Iphone 6s
Yes, I still own a iPhone 6s and I take all my photos with my phone. However, I also use a phone ring light to help me with the lighting. Not only the device creates beautiful pictures but you have to also use your creativity and natural lighting. All these can help you take the photo you want. For the future I do plan on changing my phone and eventually invest in a good camera. I didn’t do this yet because I don’t feel like it is super necessary, you can use what you have now and start with your blog. If you want to convert your blog into a business I do recommend a good camera from the start.
Having WordPress as a app on my phone has saved me so many times. Sometimes I forget to add a picture or even write part of my blog-post so, having it on my phone makes it easier to write on the go. I have used other blogger platforms but WordPress has been the one that made it so much better.
The canva app is perfect for promoting your blog-post, add on pictures for your post and social media. I recently started using it and it has made my life a little bit easier. I can’t be on my laptop all the time creating and designing content for my blog so this made it easier to make pictures and content.
My laptop is my must have for me. I have my designing applications and this is where I can sit and write my blog-posts. This is my all in one.
This is my most used application when it comes to my blog. I design & create many things in my Photoshop. So if you are thinking on getting one application, I would recommend you to invest in Photoshop.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post. What do you think about my blogging ways? Do you use the same or do you use other things? Let me know and maybe we can learn from each other.
Have a great, blessed and positive day everyone!
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