How to Create a Blog Newsletter

How to Create a Blog Newsletter

Happy Blogging Basics Wednesday! If you’re new to Glitter & Spice, Blogging Basics is a weekly series through which I answer popular questions about blogging. Topics can be as simple as how to balance blogging with a full-time job or why having a blogger bestie is important… Or as complex as plugins you should be using on your site and how to figure out your rate for sponsored posts.

This week, I thought I’d cover how to create a blog newsletter. Sounds fairly straightforward, sure. And once you get it up and running, it will pretty much run itself. But the initial design and creation can be fairly tedious and technical, so I thought I’d give my best tips (and a few examples!).

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Why it’s Important to Have a Blogger Bestie

Why it's Important to Have a Blogger Bestie, ASOS sweater dress

In case you can’t tell from the bag, I definitely meant to post this look before the holidays. It made it into my holiday gift guide and into my Instagram feed… but somehow never onto the blog. But today we’re fixing that. Because better late than never.

Which is also my excuse for getting this post up 13 hours behind schedule. Whoops.

Today, for the year’s first Blogging Basics post, I wanted to share something that is actually really important to me as a blogger: why it’s important to have a blogger bestie. I don’t mean for non-bloggers you need to have a blogger bestie (but you should because we’re awesome… and you end up getting a lot of free stuff from PR packages!), this is directed at bloggers. If you are a blogger, you need a blogger bestie.

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How to Pitch to Brands + Shop My Travel Wardrobe!

Green LOFT Dress

Greetings from the plane to London! I am soooo excited my trip is finally here. I’ve been squealing just about all day. Starting next week, I’ll be sharing tons of travel content from my trip. INCLUDING [per request] travel guides for each of the three cities I’ll be visiting: London, Edinburgh, and Paris!

But first: it’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for Blogging Basics. If you’re new to Glitter & Spice, Blogging Basics is my weekly series when I answer commonly asked questions about blogging (so feel free to send me your questions!).

This week? How to pitch to brands.

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The Best Influencer Networks to Join

The Best Influencer Networks to Join, pink pants

Better late than never, right?

For this week’s Blogging Basics post, I’m talking about influencer networks. In particular: which are the best influencer networks to join if you’re looking for paid campaigns. Because after you’ve grown your following and made that media kit, it’s time to talk to brands and get paid for sponsored posts.

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Why You Should Recycle Old Blog Posts on Social Media

Why You Should Recycle Old Blog Posts on Social Media

I’m one day late in getting this post up but it’s worth the wait.

If you’ve ever clicked onto my blog’s Facebook Page or my Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that I recycle old blog posts on social media. While a lot of my peers don’t recycle posts, I find doing so drives a lot of traffic to my blog. Plus, the posts are already written. AKA it takes less time.

Less time spent to receive more traffic? Umm helloooooo why doesn’t everybody do this?

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