My top 5 tips on how to start a blog and Instagram…

August 1, 2017
I’m so excited to share a new series I am starting here on my blog called #TheMomBlogCollective. Twice a month, a group of 10 of us will be sharing a blog post on the same topic — related to blogging, instagram, working with brands, making money, photography, motherhood and more.
Each month we will feature a different guest blogger in addition to the ten of us! My favorite part is that while we will all be answering the same questions and writing about the same topics, it will give each of you a wide variety of perspectives. We each have a different blogging style, photography style, schedule!  It will be a great opportunity to read everyone’s posts and then figure out what works best for you. And if you have a topic you’d love to get an answer to in our series, search the hashtag #TheMomBlogCollective on Instagram and comment on any one of our photos under that hashtag to let us know! You can also leave comments on our blog posts.
To kick off the series, we’ll each be sharing our Top 5 Tips on Starting a Blog and Instagram Account…

I get asked this question ALL the time! A (BIG) part of me doesn’t feel qualified to answer this question.  I am still learning so much myself BUT for now I will try and share a little bit I know about starting up a blog and Instagram.  Hopefully it can inspire someone out there to just go for it! That leads me to tip number 1…

  1.  Just go for it!  What’s stopping you? I know setting up a blog can seem pretty intimidating to someone that it not tech savvy, thank goodness my husband knows what he is doing, because I am CLUELESS!
  2. POST POST POST!  Find your niche, and post on Instagram often. I would say once a day.  Also, try and blog as often as possible.  I know that’s a lot harder then posting on Instagram, so I would say aim for once or twice a week!
  3. Find your niche! My niche: cute babies (is that a niche??) My Instagram and Blog are filled with my family and babies.  I follow some amazing fashion blogs, cooking blogs, photography blogs, etc.  Find what you love and stick with that!
  4. Make your feed pretty.  I know this one is debatable and it is for sure NOT a must, but to me it is so important! Find a edit you love, and colors you love and try to stick with those to make a nice coherent feed! (like I said, totally not a must!)
  5. Engage with your followers! Comment back to people, leave comments on other people photos, respond to DMs, be a real person!  Be genuine and people will stick around and come back for more!
You can find all the other blog posts linked below:
Occasionally Perfect | @occasionally_perfect
XO Ashley


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