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The Smart Girl's Guide to Starting a Blog: Part Three

19 July 2014

photo via: Southern Charm

Hi lovelies! Ever since Sparkle & Mine really started taking off, I've had a lot of readers and friends reaching out asking me how to go about starting a blog. I'm often asked what my "secret" is to making my blog successful. And the truth is, there is no magical way to become an overnight hit. The advice I always give is to work hard, be patient, and learn everything you can about the world of blogging.

Of course, that's easier said than done. When I first started out, I was completely in over my head. I had no experience in blogging, and no contacts or resources to help me. So I did what I do best, I Googled. Every question that popped into my head as I went along, I painstakingly combed through page after page on the internet to find the answer. How do you get your blog seen? Where can you find design tools to customize your blog? How can you earn money with a blog? I was definitely giving my search bar a workout.

Since I love you all so very much, I don't want you to have to take the long way like I did. So I've started a new post series where I answer all of those questions and a whole lot more. I hope that by the end of this series, I will have created a thorough guide to starting a blog that makes the process easy and fun! I absolutely love the world of blogging, and I am so excited to share my experiences and insight with all of you!

If you haven't read part two yet, you can find it here!

Now, let's get started on part three!

Sole Society Sale!

17 July 2014


Hello lovelies! As you all probably already know, I am absolutely obsessed with everything Sole Society. Not only do they have an amazing selection of shoes that look totally high-end, but they also carry gorgeous jewelry and handbags. They also happen to have some pretty fantastic deals happening right now, so I thought I'd share my picks!

My Favorite Site for Scoring Student Discounts and Deals!

15 July 2014


Hello lovelies! You all know how much I love a good deal, and today I want to share one of my favorite websites for saving money, StudentRate! They offer tons of exclusive discounts on clothes, makeup, textbooks, home decor, and a lot more. StudentRate is also unique in that they offer cash-back on purchases from stores I'm always raving about like Sephora, Forever 21, ASOS, and e.l.f.!

If you're a college student on a budget like me, StudentRate will seriously become your new best friend any time you're online shopping. So what are you waiting for? Get saving!

The Smart Girl's Guide to Starting a Blog: Part Two

12 July 2014

photo via: Style Me Pretty 

Hi lovelies! Ever since Sparkle & Mine really started taking off, I've had a lot of readers and friends reaching out asking me how to go about starting a blog. I'm often asked what my "secret" is to making my blog successful. And the truth is, there is no magical way to become an overnight hit. The advice I always give is to work hard, be patient, and learn everything you can about the world of blogging.

Of course, that's easier said than done. When I first started out, I was completely in over my head. I had no experience in blogging, and no contacts or resources to help me. So I did what I do best, I Googled. Every question that popped into my head as I went along, I painstakingly combed through page after page on the internet to find the answer. How do you get your blog seen? Where can you find design tools to customize your blog? How can you earn money with a blog? I was definitely giving my search bar a workout.

Since I love you all so very much, I don't want you to have to take the long way like I did. So I've started a new post series where I answer all of those questions and a whole lot more. I hope that by the end of this series, I will have created a thorough guide to starting a blog that makes the process easy and fun! I absolutely love the world of blogging, and I am so excited to share my experiences and insight with all of you!

If you haven't read part one yet, you can find it here!

Now, let's get started on part two!
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