Mini DeLites + My BEST Blogger Tip

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{ trying out new lipstick shades lately | holder here }
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 { Khloe Kardashian-ED my cookies & loving every second of this OCD picture | cookie jars here }

All jazzed up & smiley today because I was able to get a bunch of work done. Monday’s a crafty bitch like that. You kind of love her because she makes you feel great at the end but at the same time want to stab her because EW…You get it, MONDAY MORNING typically projectile vomits on all of us.

I wanted to touch on a little somethin’ somethin’.

A lot of you badasses have e-mailed me about starting a blog.

Well, here is my advice.

It’s very simple.

The truth is— there is no specific tip. Do whatever the hell inspires you & write your little heart out.

Let your voice shine through the screen. And for God’s sake be YOU. Be different. There’s only one you & you are different.

In my opinion bloggers that succeed, succeed because they let their personalities shine through. Don’t do someone else’s formula, do YOURS.

& most importantly: DO IT.

Just fucking start.

Start tomorrow.

Why the hell not?

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{ filming some beauty tutorials today }

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{ PhotoLove printed TSC Instagram pictures for me. CUTE, right! }

Chances are your blog won’t be an overnight success, but what the hell is even an overnight success anyway?

The truth is you are you & you are fabulous, so pull the trigger & JUST DO IT.

On that note, if you guys are interested I will post more blogger tips & tricks. Let me know if that tickles your fancy below.

Lastly, for those of you headed to Create + Cultivate this weekend, I just found out that I’m not only speaking on branding/blogging, but also hosting a Flat Lay Tutorial ( what up, Instagram lovers ) at Bar III popup. If you’ve always wondered how to create this indispensable marketing tool, grab a drink & head over to say HI & learn about flat lays. FUN! Details here. Who’s going?

Literally exhausted from working since 6 AM so I’m going to zone out with some warm turmeric milk & a juicy book.

See you on Snapchat, lauryn x

* for those of you guys that asked about my striped top on Instagram, you can find it here. There’s only a few left!
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{ Sunday: lots of oils, candles, & a card game ( Michael won ) }

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{ ingredients for my favorite dressing EVER }

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42 Replies to “Mini DeLites + My BEST Blogger Tip”

  1. Well I love this. I started my blog months ago without feeling ready because I knew I’d never feel ready. And as the moths progress I realize that I’m so happy for baby steps and figuring things at my own pace and growing slowly, such a fun process! Of course I’d love to hear more tips and tricks! Can’t wait for them 🙂

    <3
    Yara

    1. Hi Yara, that’s amazing! Keep up the good work. It’s all a process and as you grow you’ll learn what you need to know to continue growing. Cute blog! xx

  2. I love the advice! I started my blog about a year ago & although it’s not where I want it to be, its fun to see it grow and evolve and see my effort pay off, even if it’s just a little. Would definitely love to see more blogging tips!
    xx Sara

    1. Hi Sara, just keep working at it! Building a following takes time and consistency. I’ll try to share more blogging tips on a regular basis <3

    1. Hi Carly, you should totally go to the next one! It’s so fun! You meet a ton of inspiring women, it’s a blast! Thanks for reading <3

  3. Would love more blog tips! Currently my blog is a just hobby, mostly because I don’t know the tools to promote it more, figure out analytics, add special widgets, etc. I’d love to know what needs to be done to take it to the next level!

    1. Hi Katie! Okay I’ll try to share more tips. Also, if you’re looking for info definitely check out YouTube tutorials. When I first started out they were super helpful. You should also read Blog Inc: http://bit.ly/20gt9Zx

  4. This is such an encouraging and timely post! We just started blogging because we saw a place where we could have a unique voice (fitness, wellness and health for busy working professionals). Finding our “place” and voice has been a lot of fun, but definitely not something that immediately comes naturally. It’s always great to see reminders of the importance of this process from someone who’s “made it” in this world 🙂

    I so wish we could be at Create & Cultivate – sounds like such a great experience – but maybe next year. Buuuut if you have any flat lay tips you want to pass on to your virtual audience, we’re all ears…

    Ali & Dana

  5. Thanks for the blogger tip, Lauryn! Could you write a post sometime about your most popular posts? Like the ones that get the most traffic and views? I always love to hear which random topics get read the most! It is funny to see my most popular posts are my most random ideas or thoughts!

    theritzyglitzy.com

  6. Hi Lauryn! 🙂 Would you recommend wordpress or blogger to start something up? Also if you are familiar with wordpress, if you do not decide to purchase a domain upfront, can you still do it later? Thank you for the tips! ♥

    1. Hi Hannah, I prefer WordPress. You can definitely switch over if you don’t purchase a domain, but it could be confusing to your readers. I recommend purchasing a domain and sticking with it, but it’s up to you! xx

  7. The blog tips would be fascinating and helpful. I am mostly interested in the design aspects – like how do you create a fashion trend/mood board layout image? And the benefits of linking items from other websites? Tx! 🙂

    1. Hi Lauren, that’s all photoshop! It’s a program you buy online. It’s pretty hard to learn so if you want to, I suggest taking a class or watching YouTube videos first to know what you’re getting in to. xx

  8. Loving your tips! I’m a new blogger and would love to hear more tips and tricks about being successful and how to really make my blog stand out like yours does so well! Love reading your blog! Em xx

    1. Hi Emily, you’re so sweet. Your blog will stand out if you are always authentically you. You are unique so just be yourself and it will be different than everyone else’s! xx

  9. Thank you for the advice! I 100% agree that’s important to find your voice. It took me a while and can still be challenging but it’s totally worth it.

    I was wondering: would you please share some advice on how to conduct interviews on your blog? I find yours to be highly engaging and I’m starting to do a few myself!

    Thanks <3
    Akansha

    http://www.akanshaagrawal.com

  10. Aghhhh I really really wanted to be at Create Cultivate!!!! We had family coming into town, but really hoping they come to Austin sometime in the future. Hope you rocked it!! Xoxo

  11. Thanks for all the tips! I love reading your posts, we actually recently just started a blog and we are slowly learning everything that comes along with it and we are really inspired by your blog! Xx good luck