You love to read blogs, right? Heck, your friends and family think you’re obsessed. Don’t worry; we are too. It’s totally normal–if you’re awesome and you love to read about beautiful things, that is. So, why not start your own? Come on, you can’t tell us you haven’t thought about it. We bet you have a ton of opinions about the latest beauty trends and products. Of course, something might be stopping you from actually setting one up. Can we take a guess? Is the problem technology? Is the problem time? Is the problem fancy acronyms like HTML or CSS?
If we’re on the right track, we have a solution for you. It’s called Tumblr. You’ve probably heard of it, or maybe you even follow a few people on it. It’s one of the easiest blogging platforms to use and doesn’t require a lot of complicated coding to get you started. Simply upload all your favorite beauty pictures, if you like, or add a few lines about what makes a certain nail polish amazing. It’s easy, it takes a few seconds, and we know from experience that it’s actually really fun.
How to Create Your Own Beauty Blog on Tumblr
So, have we convinced you? Do you want to start a Tumblr beauty blog? Here’s how:
Step 1: Brainstorm a Fabulous Blog Name
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It’s important to pick a blog name that represents you. It should be catchy, easy to remember, and something that makes you smile every time you log on. Think of it as your own personal brand, something that in a few words represents you. If you need help, ask your friends and family. Don’t feel like you have to decide immediately.
Step 2: Sign Up
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It’s incredibly easy to sign up for Tumblr. Just go to their homepage, enter in your e-mail and username, and voila, instant access.
Step 3: Start Posting
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You can start posting right away with Tumblr. It’s so easy. Tumblr walks you right through it, giving you a few sample posts and prompting you with a suggestion to upload your own photo. It’s as simple as attaching a document and inserting some text. Like we said, you don’t have to be a technical genius to create a beauty blog on Tumblr. If you can write an e-mail and attach a photo, you’ve got it made.
As far as content for your beauty blog, we suggest uploading gorgeous, high-resolution pictures that appeal to you. Whether it’s your favorite celebrity’s hairstyle, a product you love, or eyeshadow you’re dying to try, blog about it. Remember to credit your sources and seek permission to reproduce photos if you are unsure.
4. Share Your Blog With The World
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As you get more used to Tumblr, you can start reading tutorials on customizing your pages, adding extra features, etc. The more you use it, the easier it is to navigate. Of course, the most important thing you can do is spread the word. Tell your friends about your blog. Follow other beauty bloggers on Tumblr whom you like and admire. Comment on their posts. Tweet about it. Share links on your Facebook. Trust us, it’s much more fun to blog when you can read the reactions from people all over the world who share your love of gorgeous beauty. Good luck!