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February 19, 2019

Search Engine Optimization Tips All Beginner Bloggers Need To Know

When I first started blogging, I had no idea where I’d get my traffic from. I started blogging in 2011, and at that point, I was using the “scream into the void and hope someone hears me,” approach. Nevermind the fact that I was creating content on Tumblr of all places.

In 2019, I have changed a ton of aspects of how I get blog traffic. Now the majority of my traffic comes from Pinterest or Google. It’s a nice space to be in. Today, I wanted to offer you some search engine optimization tips so you can create content that Google (and other search engines) love.

Search Engine Optimization Tips All Beginner Bloggers Need To Know | Are you excited to take your search engine knowledge to the next level? Click through to learn 12 tips that will give you a crash course on SEO and what works for bloggers. #SearchEngineOptimization #SEO #BloggingTips #BloggingAdvice

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February 7, 2019

The Happy Guide To Shooting And Editing Blog Photos

Over the past few years, I have grown to love taking blog photos. I have grown a ton with my blog photography with my dad by my side. We shoot and edit all my pictures for The Happy Arkansan in-house. I edit my photos, and my dad helps me take them. Today I wanted to shed some light on my process so you can take amazing pictures too. If you want, one day I may update this with videos of me editing blog photos, but for now, I’ll stick with some outfit shots throughout.

Note: This post contains affiliate links. When you purchase items using my links, I may get a commission from your purchase.

Related Reading: Why I Wish I Took More Photos In College

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January 15, 2019

Why Instagram Isn’t My Main Focus In 2019 + What I’m Focusing On Instead

I spent a lot of 2018 worrying about my ever yo-yo-ing Instagram numbers. Can you believe at one point I was so close to cracking 3,000 and now I am hovering at 2,700? It sucks. Not only does it suck, it often makes me feel inadequate like I don’t have an Instagram followers life, but to be honest I don’t, and that’s just something I have to come to terms with.

The thing is, though, my Instagram numbers don’t reflect my blogging skills at all. I am by no means bringing in hordes of traffic, but I am also bringing in more traffic now than I did when I was closing in on 3,000 page views. Everything is increasing over here, except Instagram, and I find myself so unnecessarily fixated on that.

Why Instagram Isn't My Main Focus In 2019 + What I'm Focusing On Instead | Instagram has been a point of contention for me for a while. I finally decided that it doesn't bring me as much joy when I focus on the numbers. I am not focusing on Instagram this year and here are a few things I'm focusing on instead. #BloggingGoals #BloggingAdvice #Instagram

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September 4, 2018

How To Scout Photo Locations As A Blogger (Even In A Small Town)

I love taking blog photos, but I currently live in pretty much the middle of nowhere. Unlike many popular bloggers who live in big cities, travel all around, and get the best city rooftop shots, I live in a town of approximately 15,000 people. We probably have way more trees than our population honestly.

When I moved back to a small city, I knew that I would have to try hard to scout photo shoot locations. I started just taking shots around my house, but when that got boring, I started venturing out into the surrounding city. Today on the blog I am going to chat about how to scout photo shoot locations as a blogger, even if you are in a small town.

How To Scout Photo Locations As A Blogger (Even In A Small Town) | Being in a small town is fun until you become a blogger and think you have no place to shoot outfits and sponsored posts. Today on the blog I am sharing how I scout fun photo shoot locations, even when I live in a town of about 15,000 people. #Blogging #BloggingAdvice #Fashion

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