Blogging Your Story

Blogging Tips For The Everyday #BossBabe

Blogging can be so much fun but also a little intimidating! Here is a real-life online journal that I pour my heart into, but I always wonder, does anyone ever read what I write? Or does anyone like what I write? Blogging is not only amazing to boost your SEO’s (blog series coming soon on SEO) but it is one of the best ways for your clients to get to know you! Your blog is a little glimpse into your life and your business. When I first started blogging I only blogged about my photography (i.e. weddings, engagements, and lifestyle sessions). I would write a chronological account of what happened during each session I photographed. However, as time went on I realized I needed to be more personal and more real. This was always something that I struggled with because I’m more of a “keep it to yourself” kinda gal. Did I really want the world to know my story or my thoughts? Did I want to be vulnerable online? This journaling process not only has this changed me as a person, but I’m able to connect with people on a greater level. So my answer, YES, it’s totally worth it. Here are some tips and tricks for blogging that I’ve learned from retelling a wedding day to sharing your behind the lens stories!

Your perspective matters

When I started blogging weddings I used to format my blog posts how the day happened. However, when I re-read those posts, they were so boring! This wasn’t going to captivate a reader nor represent how amazing that wedding day was! I then started to share my favorite moment from a wedding day in great detail. It could be anything from the first look to the father of the bride’s speech. I would describe the moment, the atmosphere, the impact on the people in the room. It truly brought out the magic behind that day and told my couples love story. So my first tip is your perspective matters. Yes, readers want to hear how you thought of the day! Don’t be afraid to tell that special moment that stood out most to you! Because most likely, it was a special moment for your couple as well!

Share your life through a blog series

One easy way to dip your toe into your life behind the lens is through a blog series. Break up how you met your husband into several blog posts, share a hobby of yours, tell us what makes you YOU! I’ve found that people crave connection with other people. Your ordinary is someones extraordinary. Always remember that. What seems simple or mundane to you, is amazing to someone else. A blog series the perfect canvas to share a glimpse of your life. Also by breaking it up into multiple posts, it will keep your readers engaged every week. After all, don’t we all want to know what happens next in a story?!

Everybody loves a good love story

I try to keep my content positive and happy. In our virtual world today, it’s so easy to vent about a subject while forgetting all the good around it. I try to be positive even when my life feels crazy. For me, I try to be aware of venting vs. sharing a story with others. This is a personal choice I’ve made with my blogs and that works well for me!

Grammarly is life

If you’re anything like me, grammar is not my specialty. Grammarly is AMAZING and is so useful when writing blogs. I have it installed on my computer so when I’m in WordPress, it highlights all the changes I need to make right then and there! Not only a time saver but a little editor all in one!

Writing is a process

Be gentle with yourself. As you change, so will your writing. For me, it took a while to write what was on my heart and to feel comfortable to do so. Writing is a process and you will find your voice and your style over time. Just start writing! Take your time and the rest will follow. One little trick I use is to write a minimum of 300 words. This makes me open up and write something a little bit more in depth.

I hope these tricks are helpful! The best place to start is at the beginning, so, open up your blog and start typing! You got this! If you have any questions feel free to ask me HERE!

October 2, 2018

Blogging Your Story

Blogging Tips For The Everyday #BossBabe

Blogging can be so much fun but also a little intimidating! Here is a real-life online journal that I pour my heart into, but I always wonder, does anyone ever read what I write? Or does anyone like what I write? Blogging is not only amazing to boost your SEO’s (blog series coming soon on SEO) but it is one of the best ways for your clients to get to know you! Your blog is a little glimpse into your life and your business. When I first started blogging I only blogged about my photography (i.e. weddings, engagements, and lifestyle sessions). I would write a chronological account of what happened during each session I photographed. However, as time went on I realized I needed to be more personal and more real. This was always something that I struggled with because I’m more of a “keep it to yourself” kinda gal. Did I really want the world to know my story or my thoughts? Did I want to be vulnerable online? This journaling process not only has this changed me as a person, but I’m able to connect with people on a greater level. So my answer, YES, it’s totally worth it. Here are some tips and tricks for blogging that I’ve learned from retelling a wedding day to sharing your behind the lens stories!

Your perspective matters

When I started blogging weddings I used to format my blog posts how the day happened. However, when I re-read those posts, they were so boring! This wasn’t going to captivate a reader nor represent how amazing that wedding day was! I then started to share my favorite moment from a wedding day in great detail. It could be anything from the first look to the father of the bride’s speech. I would describe the moment, the atmosphere, the impact on the people in the room. It truly brought out the magic behind that day and told my couples love story. So my first tip is your perspective matters. Yes, readers want to hear how you thought of the day! Don’t be afraid to tell that special moment that stood out most to you! Because most likely, it was a special moment for your couple as well!

Share your life through a blog series

One easy way to dip your toe into your life behind the lens is through a blog series. Break up how you met your husband into several blog posts, share a hobby of yours, tell us what makes you YOU! I’ve found that people crave connection with other people. Your ordinary is someones extraordinary. Always remember that. What seems simple or mundane to you, is amazing to someone else. A blog series the perfect canvas to share a glimpse of your life. Also by breaking it up into multiple posts, it will keep your readers engaged every week. After all, don’t we all want to know what happens next in a story?!

Everybody loves a good love story

I try to keep my content positive and happy. In our virtual world today, it’s so easy to vent about a subject while forgetting all the good around it. I try to be positive even when my life feels crazy. For me, I try to be aware of venting vs. sharing a story with others. This is a personal choice I’ve made with my blogs and that works well for me!

Grammarly is life

If you’re anything like me, grammar is not my specialty. Grammarly is AMAZING and is so useful when writing blogs. I have it installed on my computer so when I’m in WordPress, it highlights all the changes I need to make right then and there! Not only a time saver but a little editor all in one!

Writing is a process

Be gentle with yourself. As you change, so will your writing. For me, it took a while to write what was on my heart and to feel comfortable to do so. Writing is a process and you will find your voice and your style over time. Just start writing! Take your time and the rest will follow. One little trick I use is to write a minimum of 300 words. This makes me open up and write something a little bit more in depth.

I hope these tricks are helpful! The best place to start is at the beginning, so, open up your blog and start typing! You got this! If you have any questions feel free to ask me HERE!

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