5 Reasons Why I Will Read Your Blog

5 reasons why I follow you blog - outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans & boots

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I do love a good 5 reasons why post & well I feel like I’m one of the few people who still enjoy reading blog content. I thought I may as well combine the two & explain what makes me read your content. I feel like these days you really need to stand out in the blogging world & well it isn’t always easy.

You have bloggers who have perfect photos, bloggers who’s writing is magazine worthy & bloggers who have beaut style. Its hard these days to create your own space & keep people returning but here’s my 5 reasons why I will read your blog.

5 reasons why I follow you blog- outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans, jacket & boots

Varied content

I have to admit I love a blog without a niche. I know having a niche is meant to be great for building a brand but I’m not interested in making specific content. I find blogs without a niche are more creative. I personally find myself at my most creative when I just go with it rather than force myself to write. I think that’s the key thing to not having a niche because you can write about hot topics or what you care about at that time. I will always head back to blogs that write about what they care about rather than forced content on a specific top. I love posts that focus on the industry right now, mental health, blog tips, travel content & beauty products I’m keen to try. See there’s no niche I’m focused on so if your blog covers a variety of topics I’m more likely to keep heading back. Amie is a great example of this!

Stand out fashion

I started out as a fashion blogger & I still to this day love fashion content. I really love finding bloggers who are bossing the fashion section because it’s not easy. Fashion blogging is hard to keep up with especially in this fast fashion world. Keeping on trend & generating new looks constantly is not simple but when a blogger crushes it with their content I can’t help but keep up with them. Fashion blogging has very much been taken over by instagram but i will still head to blogs for an in depth look. Bloggers who combine fashion with lifestyle content are my favourite such as Grace. A few bloggers who I love returning to are Robyn, Jess & Megan.

5 reasons why I follow you blog - outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans & boots 5 reasons why I follow you blog - outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans, jacket & boots

Beautiful photography

If there’s one thing about blogging that we are all trying to work on it’s our photography. I can’t deny that over the years I’ve researched more about creating beautiful flatlays than I have SEO tips. Having photos that are not only pleasing to the eye but really compliment the content draws me in! I think a lot of us would agree that having beaut photos is a crucial part to the content we read. A blogger that really stands out in this category is Lily.

Distinctive voice

As much as I love pretty photography & stand out fashion I think the key part of blogging is your writing style. Having a voice that stands out & is recognisable is the most important part of creating a strong brand. Certain bloggers just have a voice that makes me want to keep coming back & reading more. I don’t always necessarily have an interest in the topic but I know they’ll be writing an interesting posts on it. A stand out writer for me is Vix, her blog & newsletter inspires me regularly to keep developing my voice.

5 reasons why I follow you blog- outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans, jacket & boots 5 reasons why I follow you blog - outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans & boots

For tips & information

Even though I love reading content that stands out I have to admit the main posts I read are those that teach me something. I tend to read a lot of blogs that focus on blogging because I need all the help I can get! If I need to know something about SEO or coding then I’ll head to another blogger who writes are blogging tips! I find it soo much easier to understand & well they get what I’m trying to achieve & why. I will head to blogs if I need to check if a product is right for me! When it came to choosing my next foundation I headed to a blog to see reviews & check what colour would suit me better. I might be one of the few who still use blogs for reviews but I just enjoy reading a blogger’s perspective. Some great blogs for tips are blog and beyond & Holly.

5 reasons why I follow you blog - outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans, jacket & boots

Jacket: Ebay | Shirt: Topshop | Jeans: Topshop | Boots: Topshop | Bag: Stradivarius 

5 reasons why I follow you blog- outfit; polka dot shirt, jeans, jacket & boots

There we have it the 5 reasons why I will read your blog! I think blogging is pretty difficult these days but if you’re writing content you’re interested in & care about people will see that. We all love a good image but if you have a voice that stands out & content that is interesting people will want to keep coming back to read it. I still love reading blogs & I hope people like reading mine!

Leave me your top 3 reasons you read blogs in the comments below.

Shelley xx

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  1. September 9, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    Some really different answers to what I usually see on these kinds of posts so this was a really interesting read! Love how you included so many others bloggers in this aswell as I clicked on nearly every single one haha! That’s what I love about the blogging community! Great post girl! Xxx

    • shelley
      September 9, 2018 / 6:34 pm

      Awh thank you! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

    • shelley
      October 14, 2018 / 3:40 pm

      thank you!

  2. October 14, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Such a good reminder to be authentic and have a voice! Hope my blog somehow ticks some of these boxes – I’ll take it even if it does just one haha. I love your blog for photography, excellent writing and varies content 🙂

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

    • shelley
      October 15, 2018 / 11:27 am

      thank you! love your blog! x

    • shelley
      October 16, 2018 / 12:58 pm

      same! x

  3. October 16, 2018 / 11:25 am

    This is such a great post, and I am glad you are back!

    • shelley
      October 16, 2018 / 12:56 pm

      thank you!

    • shelley
      October 27, 2018 / 11:05 am

      they are what make you stand out!

  4. October 18, 2018 / 1:48 pm

    I’m with you on all of these points especially the photography one. x

    • shelley
      October 27, 2018 / 11:02 am

      I think it’s really important these days x

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