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Running lifestyle blog with blog categories

Like many of you know, Fashion and Style Police started off as purely a fashion and style blog. Along the way, I wanted to incorporate other niches into the blog. I got bored just talking about fashion and trends. My life changed and I wanted to include my new interests into my blog. That is how the blog evolved into a lifestyle blog. I still write about fashion and style a lot, but now I am able to write about other niches I am passionate about like beauty, blogging tips, self employment life, travel and life as a twin mum. Having categories on the blog allowed me do just that.

 

 

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Running lifestyle blog with blog categories

There are so many reasons why you should have categories on your blog. Here are the main reasons I decided to switch up my blog with categories –

 

It allows me organise my blog posts

I use categories to organise my blog, that way I know where every blog post is and I can easily find it. It also means I can send out links to various categories to selected brands when pitching for paid work. Having blog categories has made my blog a lot more organised.

 

Blog categories allow me write more

Like I said, having blog categories allows me write about many more topics. I can easily do this when I categorise evert blog post. Without the categories, my blog posts will look all over the place. I currently have eighteen blog categories and I use every one of them regularly. Some I use more than others as expected, but it is the easiest way to run a lifestyle blog. I never run out of ideas with these many categories. You can see all the blog categories I use on the right hand side of the blog.

 

It helps my BLOG SEO

Blog categories help grow my blog as the category archives are very important for SEO. When you use blog categories properly, it can improve your search engine visibility massively.

 

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These are just a few tips to help you in running lifestyle blog with blog categories. I love the fact that I am able to have a lifestyle blog as it gives my creativity the freedom it needs. Other lifestyle blogs are also fun to read. I love being able to read about all sorts of topics on the same blog. As long as the topics interest me, I will be a reader forever.

I offer a blog coaching service to help new bloggers grow their blogs, so they can start to earn an income from it. You can email me if you are interested in this service – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com

Thanks for stopping by.

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How to come up with a catchy blog name

Picking a blog name is one of the most important things you would do when setting up a blog. I remember when I was thinking of the best name for my blog. My goal then was to blog solely on fashion, but as the blog evolved, I started to write about other topics I was passionate about. I decided on naming my blog Fashion and Style Police because the blog was going to be about fashion and style. And adding police to the blog name made it more catchy. So I went with it and Fashion and Style Police was born! Looking back after 7 years, I don’t regret picking this blog name. I may have gone with a slightly different version, but this blog name still works for my blog content.

 

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How to come up with a catchy blog name

So how do you come up with a catchy blog name? Here are some tips for you –

 

Consider what the blog would be about

This will help you narrow down your blog name ideas. Ideally, the blog name should reflect what the blog would be about but you can decide to go for a name that means something to you. Your readers will get used to it and likely love it, as long as the next tip is followed.

 

Go for a catchy blog name

Catchy blog names are the best. You can look around online for inspiration or check out Thesaurus for fab ways to play with words. Your blog readers will never forget your blog if it comes with great content and a catchy name.

 

Go for a .com domain

I always advise people to go for a .com domain if possible. It makes the url flow easier and it helps your blog readers remember your blog name faster. Also, .com domains are more universally accepted.

 

Use your own name

If you can’t think of the best name for your blog, you could just name it after you. Many bloggers have done it and have become pretty successful. It all depends on your blog’s style and what you want. For those struggling with what to name their blogs, going down the self named route could be your best bet.

 

Inspiration is everywhere

If you are still struggling to come up with a blog name, you could get inspiration both offline and online. Tv shows and books are great for getting inspiration. My blog name is partly inspired by a fashion tv show on E.

 

Picking the right blog name is so important. A good blog name along with great content can take your blog to dizzy heights. If you like to hear more about growing your blog, then you may find my blog coaching service very useful. Send me an email to chat more about the service. All the blog coaching details are here.

 

 

Get your blog ready for the new year

Season Greetings guys! How is everyone getting ready for the holidays? We are excited here. Definitely caught the Christmas bug in our house. It has been very busy here but I am finally slowing down and getting into the jolly mood. I am done with uni work for the year and I won’t be posting on Fashion and Style Police as often as I usually do for the rest of this year. I want to take some proper time off and just do nothing. The holidays is a great time to relax and bond with the family. It is also a great time to get your blog ready for the new year.

 

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Get your blog ready for the new year

How do you get your blog ready for 2020? Here are 3 ways you could do this before this year ends –

 

Take a good look at your blog

Before you can successfully improve something, you have to know what needs improving. This rule applies to everything including blogs. To improve your blog, you need to take a good honest look at it and look for ways you could improve it. It could be the blog name, theme, blog layout/design, or domain. There is always room for improvement, so take a good look at your blog and look for ways to improve it for the new year.

 

Improve your photography game

Blogs are visual, which means your pictures have to look pretty. No one would read a great post if the pictures in the blog post are poor quality. Pictures have the power to attract more eyeballs to your blog posts so work on improving your photography skills this holiday. You could take a photography course, play around with picture editing tools like Lightroom, Photoshop and the likes, so you know how to make the most of the pictures you do take.

 

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Research great blog topics

In other to have great content for 2020, you should start researching blog topics now that would work great for your niche. That way you have interesting blog post ideas lined up ready to go for the new year.

 

The holiday period is usually quiet on the big wide web, as many people are offline having a life. Which makes it the best time to work on your blog and get it ready for the new year. If you want to improve your blog and start making money off it in 2020, get in touch to find out more about my blog coaching service.

I may be back on here before Christmas but just incase I am not, here’s, me wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy new year in advance.

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