Beginner Friendly: How to Start a Blog + 100 Blog Post Ideas

Hey loves! It’s been a minute since I’ve written to you guys. Recently, I’ve been trying to get into the swing of things when it comes to school, work, and finding time to blog. I’ve gotten a bunch of responses on creating this post, so here it is!

HOW TO START A BLOG

Pick a blog platform

There’s so many platforms to choose from. I use WordPress, but you can choose from Tumblr, Squarespace, Blogger, Weebly, etc. As a beginner, you’ll want a blogging platform that’s easy to set up, and doesn’t require any coding skills. You’ll also need to think about what kind of blog you want to create, now and in the future. As your blog grows, you may want to change the look of your site and add more features for your growing audience. That means it’s important to choose a blogging platform that’s flexible, with room to grow.

If you’re looking to showcase more photos than words, Tumblr is perfect! Their platform is mainly for visuals and in my opinion, is the best if you’d like to display your photography.

If you’re looking to sell items on your site, I’d suggest using Squarespace! If you’re apart of the e-commerce community, their platform lets you easily sell items without a hassle.

If you’re looking to express your feelings, share stories, reviews, or maybe even start a travel blog, WordPress, Weebly, and Blogger are awesome for that. These are all great platforms if you want to become a lifestyle, beauty, or fashion blogger as well.

What’s your theme/topic? 

Picking a theme is so important because it will draw attention to your blog. Having a niche will separate you from the crowd. To choose my theme, I wrote down 5 things that describe who I am — Caribbean, college student, fashionista, young, and black. I also thought about things I like to do/talk about — college, love, shopping, etc. So as you see on my blog, I chose palm trees and bright colors as my theme. I centered my blog posts around my life experiences, fashion, beauty, and school. Find your passion. If you’re passionate about food, start a food blog! Maybe you’re passionate about video games. Write a review on the latest video game that sparked your interest. So there’s a few things you could do that can help your creative juices to flow!

Pick a name 

To start, my blog’s name was The Style Island. I chose this name because it represented my origin (Jamaica, the Caribbean) and what I like (style = fashion, beauty, shopping). To help pick your name, I’d suggest referring to the words used to help you choose your theme and topic. In the future, you might want to buy your domain name. Make sure it is as original and true to you as possible because once you are ready to take that next step, you’ll want your name to be available for purchase.

Start blogging!

It’s really just that easy! 4 simple steps. Unbelievable, right? Well sometimes, all you have to do is start. If you’re thinking about becoming a lifestyle, fashion, or beauty blogger, here are 100 blog posts ideas to get you started!

1. YOUR BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENT THUS FAR 

2. FAVORITE BLOGS OF THE MONTH

3. FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF

4. OUTFIT OF THE DAY

5. MAKEUP COLLECTION

6. A COMPETITION/GIVEAWAY

7. BLOGGING ADVICE

8. FASHION WISH LIST

9. EXERCISE TIPS

10. FASHION/BEAUTY HAUL

11. BOOK REVIEW

12. FAVORITE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS

13. ‘HOW TO STYLE’ OUTFIT POSTS

14. PRODUCT REVIEWS

15. ROOM TOUR

16. HOST A GUEST POST

17. WHAT’S IN YOUR BAG

18. PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

19. HOBBIES POST

20. WHAT’S ON YOUR PHONE

21. HOST A Q+A

22. FAVORITE PODCASTS

23. AN INTERVIEW WITH A BLOGGER

24. INTERIOR INSPIRATION

25. A NEWS STORY

26. PRODUCTS WORTH THE HYPE

27. A DIY / HOW TO

28. HEALTHY SNACK RECIPE

29. PAY-DAY SHOPPING PICKS

30. A FASHION SHOW REVIEW

31. A STORY ABOUT YOURSELF

32. A LIST POST (KINDA LIKE THIS!)

33. A RANT (IT FEELS GOOD!)

34. YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS

35. A LIST OF YOUR DREAMS AND GOALS

36. A TAG POST (TMI TAG, ETC)

37. A POST ON YOUR FRIEND/PARTNERS STYLE

38. YOUR EVERY DAY MAKEUP ROUTINE

39. COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY ADVICE

40. A BEFORE AND AFTER POST

41. AN INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP

42. A 30 DAY CHALLENGE

43. A REVIEW OF A PLACE

45. A CONTROVERSIAL OPINION

46. YOUR HAIR HISTORY

47. A ‘GET THE LOOK’ STYLE POST

48. WHAT’S IN YOUR MAKEUP BAG

49. MONTHLY FAVORITES

50. DETAILS OF YOUR HOME

51. YOUR FOOD DIARY

52. AN EMPTY PRODUCTS REVIEW

53. YOUR HANDBAG COLLECTION

54. THE REASON YOU STARTED BLOGGING

55. A MAKEUP TUTORIAL

56. SHARE SOME POSITIVITY

57. ASK YOUR READERS A QUESTION

58. PLACES TO VISIT WHERE YOU LIVE

59. YOUR FAVORITE APPS

60. A ‘DAY IN THE LIFE’ STYLE POST

61. OFFER A SERVICE

62. A LIST OF LIFE HACKS

63. MUST-HAVE ITEMS

64. EMPTY PRODUCT REVIEWS

65. SHARE YOUR WORK SPACE

66. ROUND UP YOUR OUTFITS THIS MONTH

67. STYLE INSPIRATION POST

68. HOW YOU STAY ORGANISED

69. A MOVIE REVIEW

70. FAVORITE STREET STYLE LOOKS

71. A BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY POST

72. SHARE YOUR FAVORITE BLOG POSTS

73. A GET READY WITH ME POST

74. 5 THINGS YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT

75. JOB INTERVIEW TIPS

76. BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOS

77. A BRAND FOCUS

78. AN EVENT YOU’VE BEEN TO

79. YOUR OPINION ON A TREND

80. SAVE VS SPLURGE

81. HOW TO DE-STRESS

82. AN OPEN LETTER TO SOMEONE

83. A ‘WHO WORE IT BEST?’ POST

84. HOW TO GAIN FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM

85. HOW TO START YOUTUBE CHANNEL

86. WHAT BLOGGING HAS TAUGHT YOU

87. BLOGGER BLOOPERS (I DARE YOU)

89. YOUR SHOE COLLECTION

90. AFFORDABLE HOMEWARE IDEAS

91. YOUR EXPERIENCE AT SCHOOL

92. HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG

93. A SKINCARE ROUTINE

94. FACE OF THE DAY

95. WAYS ON HOW TO PROCRASTINATE

96. BLOGGING DOS AND DON’TS

97. BEAUTY HACKS

98. HOW TO GET MOTIVATED

99. THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’RE SAD

100. YOUR FIVE YEAR PLAN

Any ideas I’m missing?? Let me know!

xoxocharleymone

 

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