How to start a blog?

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How to start a blog?

Post  shoppingaddict on Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:47 am

I know there are thousands of nail polish blogs out there at the moment and I don't think I can do anything special or different. I certainly don't have a fancy camera or light boxes....

Is it worth doing? I think I could just chat about stuff (like what I do here I suppose) but I wouldn't know where to start!

I tried to start a blog a few years ago with blogger (the google one!) but never got very far as I couldn't work out how to make it look nice!

Any hints tips point me in the right direction please!!
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Post  TarasTalons on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:23 am

I would play around with a few different blog sites such as blogger and Wordpress before you promote it or anything. Find the one you're comfortable with and mess about with the settings until you get it how you want it.

I'm sure loads of people would be interested in your nail art and what you have to say. Although there are loads of nail blogs they are all unique and people's personalities, skills and tastes makes each one different, fantastic and great to read.

Also you don't need a fancy camera etc, a lot of bloggers use camer phones or cheaper cameras. Also not all bloggers use a light box, however if you have a google you can get instructions on how to make one, you can also pick them up cheap on eBay.

If you decide to start a blog don't forget to add it here so I can follow it Smile

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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:49 am

Thanks Tara that's really helpful!
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Post  TarasTalons on Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:54 am

You're welcome Smile if you need any help with anything just let us know, I'm sure someone will have some advice, I've seen some fab blogs from the members Smile

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Post  Sam on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:49 am

Definitely go for it Smile As Tara says, there'll be something unique about your blog that will appeal to people, even if it's not obvious to you. I don't use a lightbox or a fancy camera - pictures taken in daylight but not direct sunlight are normally really good quality (I think...). Pictures taken in artificial lights aren't so great, but I still post a lot of those because I'm too impatient to wait until the morning to take photos lol.
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Post  Sally Magpie on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:57 am

I don't use a lightbox either. I have an empty Leighton Denny box which is white, and I stick my hand in that to give a clear photo.

I enjoy taking part in the challenges, that bit is amazing.
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Post  shoppingaddict on Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:30 pm

Well I started a blog yesterday evening! I'm going to do a couple of posts today and put the link up later for your opinions! Quite excited actually!
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Post  Sam on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:09 pm

Ooh yay! I look forward to seeing it!
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Post  TarasTalons on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:20 pm

shoppingaddict wrote:Well I started a blog yesterday evening! I'm going to do a couple of posts today and put the link up later for your opinions! Quite excited actually!

Yay! That's great Smile can't wait to see it!!

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Re: How to start a blog?

Post  TattyScone on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:28 pm

Sorry I've come in a bit late. How did you get on? Do you have a link?
I like looking at blogs and seeing all the different ideas (and the sparklies!)
I was thinking about starting one too, but I don't think I'd be able to update it regularly and I wouldn't have a clue what sort of stuff to put on it.
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