Category: blogging

What Makes a Great Beauty Blogger?


For those who are passionate about cosmetics and enhancing their appearance with various products, becoming a beauty blogger is a great outlet to share their opinions and advice on a convenient platform via the Internet. It's easy to grow one's audience with the right tone and style, while possibly making a career out of something that was once a hobby. Knowing the Brands A great beauty blogger must be an expert at his or her craft and be able to answer an array of questions asked by viewers.

Beauty bloggers who have the advantage are the ones who understand why Nars' Orgasm blush is a true classic used by make-up artists, along with knowing why Laura Mercier uses lighter cosmetics for sensitive skin, unlike Mac. This will form trust between the readers, allowing them to use the blog as their very own a beauty encyclopedia. Being Relatable Readers respond most to bloggers who they feel is a close friend. They'll continue to return to a blog if it's someone they can relate to and get to know in the process of learning about the latest products. If the blogger is able to remain vulnerable and honest, their traffic will continue to increase as their popularity rises. Some of the most popular beauty bloggers, like Kandee Johnson and Cara Brook, are known for their relatable attitudes where they are honest about their imperfections and aren't afraid to show themselves without make-up.

A Killer Style Just as readers want to follow a blogger who is up with the latest beauty trends, they'll also be more apt to read from someone that has a hip and trendy blog that is attractive to read. Avoiding clutter and high-res photos will help break up the text, while also making it easy to view the style and design of the site. A Blogger Who is Also the Guinea Pig Readers want to see the beauty blogger actually test out the products from the beauty store, and there's no better way than through before and after photos or video tutorials. It's crucial for the blogger to show their confidence by experimenting on themselves or other people, and by being the mirror for the readers when applying various mascaras, eyeliners, and bronzers. Readers will better understand what looks best and what products they should purchase with the help of the beauty blogger doing it for them.

Your First Blog Post – What To Write


You're ready to make your very first blog post but not quite sure what to say? Maybe you figure since blogging seems to be so casual you can post whatever your heart desires and not be overly concerned. If nothing more it will at least get the ball rolling for you.

Well actually you could post whatever you want. On the other hand you may be serious about doing something constructive with it like building a list of loyal subscriber's who share a common interest.

The point here is if you have a definite direction or purpose for your new blog you should treat your first post much like an introduction to a new friend.

Here are 4 key elements you will want to include in your first blog post.

1) Introduce Yourself

Here's your opportunity to give your readers a little insight into who you are. Share with them your interest, business experience, other personal experiences that may be of interest to them and relevant to the theme of your site. Inform your readers of any family or pets you may have and of what importance they may have to you and why. Share pictures if you've got them. After all one picture is worth a thousand words. Your readers will appreciate this.

You want your readers to become familiar with you while also gaining their trust.

2) What is Your Reason for Blogging

Now you'll want your readers to know and understand your purpose or motivation for blogging. Make your intentions clear as to what nagging questions, dilemmas, or passions you plan to address. You want them to feel the anger, frustrations, passions, or enthusiasm you feel and the commitment you have to your blogging efforts.

3) What you Will be Blogging About

Your readers will want to know what to expect when they visit your site. What direction you'll be taking on the stated theme and how you intend to address the issues of this subject matter. Will this just be an online ranting station or do you intend to take a more constructive, tactical and problem solving approach in addressing the topic at hand.

4) Encourage Comments

You immediately want to foster an atmosphere of community and involvement for your readers. Commenting and reader participation is a major factor in the growth and popularity of blogging. Build upon this by encouraging comments, disagreements, or criticisms from visitors and making it easy for them to do so. Make available your contact information (any of which is comfortable to you) but make it clear you are accessible to them.

Be sure to clearly state your comment policy so as to keep this area under control and constructive for both the blog owner and its readers.

Realizing that your first blog post is an introduction to your readers and including these 4 key elements in your initial post will give you a solid start for your new blog.

Dear Diary, Dear World ? All About Blogging


The Internet has changed the way we live, breathe, and even write ? in fact, it is mainly due to the blogging phenomenon that we receive headlines, change them, and even get the latest buzz on issues newspapers and popular media will not dare tackle. Blogging has become so common, it has prompted dictionary makers to create new terms. For instance, each article on a blog is called a ?post,? ?entry,? or ?blog post.? A person who blogs is called a ?blogger.?

But what is blogging, and why is it so popular?

Blogging refers to the activity of updating one?s blog. What is a blog? A blog is a web log, or an Internet-based publication which contains articles about a variety of topics. Blogs are either run on dedicated hosting services, or they can be run on any ordinary web hosting service using scripts meant for blogs.

Blogs often focus on a particular subject. They can tackle movie reviews, political issues, important local news, or one?s personal opinion. Most blogs serve as online diaries, and will contain personal images, artwork, and writing.

Blog posts will contain the following elements.

? A title ? Some personal bloggers have modified this, and have added subtitles to add ?meat? to their entries. They may indicate the music they are currently listening to, their current mood, and the subject of their post. Journalistic bloggers will often link their title to similar articles available online.

? The body ? This is the main content of the blog. It can be a fictional entry, in the case of story or novel blogs; or a non-fiction entry, in the case of other blogs, such as news blogs or diaries.

? A permalink ? this is the link to the individual blog entry, which other bloggers can use if they would like to link or refer to the article.

? The date ? this is simply the date, time, and sometimes place in which the entry was first posted.

Some blogs may also contain the following.

? A comments section ? this enables readers to make comments or react to the blog entry. This is also a useful way by which other bloggers can make themselves, and their blogs, known.

? The tags ? this is the section where bloggers list the categories under which their current article falls. For instance, a post on ?Saving the Whales? can be categorized under ?environment,? ?whales,? and ?ecology.?

? Trackback ? Also known as pingback, this is a list of links of other sites that refer to the article or post.

There are many different kinds of blogs available, depending on the topic they tackle. A few types include the following

? Personal ? These blogs focus on personal experiences, and feature an online diary, usually with images or artwork. Some photoblogs fall under this category, where bloggers post pictures instead of writing about their experiences.

? Paid ? Some bloggers are paid to blog their career experiences, or the latest news about a company.

? Socio-cultural ? Some blogs are devoted to socio-cultural experiences, and can allow people of other cultures a glimpse into the quirks and specialties that make other cultures unique.

? Science ? Some scientists have taken to blogging about their research findings, or to share laboratory techniques. Such a method, however, has been met with derision in the science community, since it overrides the traditional peer-based review of research.

? Political or News ? Some blogs focus on the latest news, and can even offer political opinions on certain subjects.

Blogging is definitely here to stay, and it can influence cultures and headlines through the widely popular medium of the Internet. Have you tried blogging yet?

8 Tips to Live to Your Blog


They have written lots of articles talking about whether it is possible that your blog can reach as high an income as a halfway decent salary. Yes you can live in your blog, though not always achieved. It depends on many factors such as quality, utility to report to users, the dissemination or luck that you have to get traffic. Once you have all these factors, you can try to monetize your site.

1. The first thing is to get a high page rank: Either meter are valid. The number of rank must be at least below a million is recommended to monetize your blog.

2. Invest in your blog: It's time to go without releasing the pocket and tool free. We're not telling you to leave a fortune but it bet on tools for better and better status.

3. Add advertising: There are many formats of banners (skyscrapers, rectangles, mega banner) and payment (CPM, CPC, etc).

4. Sell links or sponsorships: If you will not be so visible that you can put advertising links to companies or sponsorship thereof. The latter are more personalized.

5. Have your own domain: With it you will get more presence, professionalism and reliability. Having a Domain is a way to appear more professional. I wrote in another post how to get a good domain.

6. Hosting's and accommodation: Thanks to your blog they will be visible at all times, so it is advisable to get a hosting professional. Arrival of users depends on the files or content in your blog.

7. Manage your contacts: Make lists of your contacts to keep them controlled and above all looking for ways to interact with them, for example, you can write posts that have a lot of feedback and do not forget to always answer their messages. If you have many followers or contacts there are programs that automatically respond to your messages.

8. Sell your own products. It is more difficult but possible. If you do not want to get outside advertising and you have something to offer to your audience in addition to your posts you can find a way to sell your products. It is easy in blogs fashion because they can sell their shirts, for example. Or if you have a related blog with some education courses or you can sell books. Is more complicated than introducing advertising because you will always find a product related to what you say in your blog, but if you find the form can be a good opportunity.

How To Make A Blog And Lots Of Money


Before your blog can become successful you first need something to make your blog successful. So I'm going to go over finding products to promote before we get into the actual process of setting up a blog. If you plan on selling your own products you can skip to the blog set up steps.

To find a product to promote, go to and look at there affiliate products. Whatever your interested in or think will generate money, if the product has a high gravity rating(potential for sales, the higher the better) choose that as your product to promote. After you've selected a product it's time to find good keywords to promote it.

One of the best places to go for keyword research is Google Adwords. When you do a search at Google Adwords for keywords, they show you all of the top keywords that people are paying money for. After you've searched for your subject and found good keywords, select 10 of them(at a minimum), were going to use them later on to help with your blog. Once you've got your keywords selected it's time to setup your blog.

Go to and sign up for a free blog, or go to and download there software for installing a blog on a website if you have your own domain. You don't need your own domain to be successful with blogs, so if you don't have one don't worry about it. In the future if you decide that you want to take your blogging business to the next level you can get a domain. For now we'll just stick to the free ones.

After you've signed up for a blog, choose a template to design it around and start working on filling your blog with content. Use the keywords that you selected earlier for the subject titles of your post. And after you've submitted your post to your blog, submit those post to article directories. This will boost your search engine ranking and bring you lots of traffic.